Electronic Resources -- Alphabetical

The following is a list of subscription-based law related electronic resources and databases with a brief description of each. For a list arranged by subject, go here: Electronic Resources -- By Subject  

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | W

The symbols following most references to online resources indicate the access policies that apply to those databases:

= Accessible on Emory campus
= Accessible in Law School
= Off-campus access via proxy server
= Off-campus access requires password
= Individual password required
= Click to register for BNA e-mail update

Licensing Agreements: BNA, CCH, Cambridge Books Online, ElgarOnlineForeign Law GuideHein Online, LexisNexisLLMC Digital, Oxford University Press, Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International LawRIA Checkpoint, and Westlaw.


American Bankruptcy Institute website . (Library staff only; go to the Reference Desk for assistance). Online news, publications, and other resources from the ABI.

American Law Yearbook 2005  . Laurie Fundukian and Jeffrey Wilson, Eds. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 284 pp. This annual supplement to West's Encyclopedia of American Law updates and expands the content with dozens of new topics. The 2005 edition covers the Schiavo case, the Michael Jackson case, and biographies of new attorney general Alberto Gonzales and other important government appointees, in addition to the Supreme Court docket and more.

American Law Yearbook 2006  . Detroit: Gale, 2006. 275 pp. These annual supplements to West's Encyclopedia of American Law update and expand the content with dozens of new topics. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket and the non-SCOTUS cases. A glossary of legal terms is also included.

Ancestry.com Library Edition  . A major source of census and other records of interest to legal, historical, social, and genealogical researchers. It includes: U.S. federal census roll images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; U.K. and Ireland census materials; court, land, and probate records; historical maps; the American Genealogical Biographical Index and much more.

Asian Journal of Law and Economics (BE Press)  . Publishes high-quality research in law and economics, both theoretical and empirical. Subjects covered include property law, contract law, tort law, criminal law, and much more.


bepress Legal Repository A freely available network of law-related working papers and research materials.

Bloomberg BNA  . Bloomberg BNA provides current news, analysis and quick access to the latest cases, legistlation and regulations that impact the business environment.  There is a focus on Labor, Tax, Bankruptcy, Corporate, Health Care, IP, Environment and Securities in daily, weekly, monthly and up-to-the minute formats.  

Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg Law provides access to primary and secondary legal content, company and market information and news, along with integration of the Bloomberg BNA content.  Highlights of Bloomberg Law include Practice Centers, Litigation and Dockets, and Transactional Law. Bloomberg Law is available to members of the Emory School of Law community only and requires an individual password.  Please see a librarian for additional information.


CALI . The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 400 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 28 legal education subject areas. Access to CALI lessons requires registration, which is free for Emory faculty, staff and students, and the use of an authorization code. The authorization code is available from the Reference Desk or via e-mail from the IT department's.

Cambridge Books OnlineFull text domestic and international law texts from Cambridge University Press.  Please select "Social Sciences", then "Law [View All]" to browse or search the licensed collection.

Casemaker X . CasemakerX is a free service supported by the Casemaker Bar Consortium.  Once registered, you have access to legal research with the 50 state libraries and the District of Columbia as well as a very robust federal library. Each state library at a minimum will have access to case law, state codes and constitution. CasemakerX also includes Casemaker’s Shepard's/KeyCite like product called CaseCheck+ and CasemakerDigest, a case alert product which provides a first look into the most recent decisions published by the appellate courts.  Registration is required to set up log-in information and an .edu email address is necessary. 

CCH IntelliConnect  . Combines databases for Business & Finance, Health & Human Resources and Tax. Search across topical libraries, or browse content by type, including news and treatises. Contains primary legal resources for business and finance, legislation for health and human resources and current tax information from the IRS and state agencies. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Ch13online.com Continuously updated online version of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, 4th Ed. by Keith M. Lundin and William H. Brown, one of the leading treatises on the topic by two highly respected authors in the field.

Chronicle of Higher Education  . News for college and university faculty members and administrators. Published weekly with a fully-searchable archive. Coverage from 1989 to date.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)  . Covers theory and research in international affairs in working papers, conference proceedings, journal abstracts, books, a schedule of events, policy briefs and economic indicators, links and resources, and maps and country data. Sources include university research institutes, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and foundation-funded research projects. Coverage from 1991 to date. 

CQ Electronic Library  . Congressional Quarterly's online resource for public policy research. Includes the full text of CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher. Coverage from 1983 to date.

CQ Political Reference Suite  . The Political Reference Suite includes online versions of a number of well-known CQ reference publications (some cumulative), such as the Political Handbook of the World, Congress and the Nation, Washington Information Directory, Vital Statistics on American Politics, and several others.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals  . Coverage from February 2008 to date.


Digital National Security Archive  . Comprehensive set of declassified government documents including 36 collections consisting of over 80,000 indexed documents totaling over 500,000 pages


Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans . Coverage from 1639-1800.

Early English Books Online  . From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).

Elgaronline Full text monographs, journals, handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries and commentaries from Edward Elgar Publishing.  Please select the "Law - Academic" link in the left-hand menu immediately after landing in order to limit the view to our licensed content.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online  . A full-text collection of 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800. Includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. It covers more than 10,000 publications in the field of law.

Europa World  . Online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.


Fastcase .   Fastcase’s libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through their content partners.

Foreign Law Guide  . Contains primary and secondary sources of foreign law for more than 170 jurisdictions, including major nations, crown colonies, semi-independent states and supra-national regional organizations. 

Fulton County Daily Report Online . (Library staff only; go to the Reference Desk for assistance). Coverage from April 1997 to date. Westlaw  has the FCDR from 1996 to date.


Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law  . Jeffrey Wilson, Ed. 2nd ed. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006. 1552pp. 2vols. Fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Articles include brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies that include print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

Global Jurist (BE Press)  . A "forum for scholarly cyber-debate on issues of comparative law, law and economics, international law, law and development, and legal anthropology." Coverage from 2001 to date.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizen's Rights and Responsibilities  . C. Tate, Ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. 1580 pp. 4 vols. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, including constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies and dictatorships.  It also features entries on the governments of particular countries and on supra-national entities.



Hein Online American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)   . Includes AALL Spectrum (Vols. 1-12, 1996 to date), AALL Newsletter (1954-1969) and AALL President’s Newsletter (1954-1969). Also includes Law Library Journal (Vols. 1-99, 1908-2007).

Hein Online American Association of Law Schools (AALS) . Includes Clinical Law Review (Vols. 1-14, 1994 to date) and Journal of Legal Education (Vols. 1-57, 1948-2007). Also includes AALS Directory of Law Teachers (1922 to date) and Association of American Law Schools. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (1900-2004).

Hein Online American Law Institute Library . Includes historical collection so f Restatements of the Law, UCC drafts, codifications, the "Statement of Essential Human Rights" Archive as well as complete runs of the Institute's annual reports and proceedings and various other ALI-ABA periodicals and special publications.

Hein Online Bar Journals . Contains full text access to over 70 state and local bar journals.

Hein Online Code of Federal Regulations . Available from inception in 1938 to date. The CFR is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. GPO access is available from 1996 to date. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online English Reports  . Search or browse all 176 volumes of the English Reports, Full Reprint along with its "Index of Cases" and "Index Chart." Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220-1865, Volumes 1-176. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online European Center for Minority Issues . Contains the reports and working papers of this practice-oriented research organization focusing on minority-majority relations in Europe.

Hein Online Federal Register Library  . Includes the Federal Register from Volumes 1-73 (1936-2008). See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online Foreign and International Law Resources Database  . Search, or browse, the American Society of International Law, prominent Yearbooks from around the world, the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice and much more. Coverage is from inception for every title, but end dates vary by publisher. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online Foreign Relations of the United States  . The official historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity from 1961 (Lincoln) to 1975 (Nixon). Foreign Relations of the United States contains documents from various Presidential libraries, the Department of State and Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and more. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online Hague Academy of Collected Course Online . A collection including the complete archive of collected courses dating back to their inception in 1923 along with periodical indexing and other official publications.

Hein Online Harvard Research in International Law . Contains the original documents of the Harvard Research in International Law project original published in the American Journal of International Law between 1929 and 1939 along with contemporary analyses of the materials.

Hein Online History of Bankruptcy: Taxation and Economic Reform in America Part III  . Focuses on bankruptcy in America and includes more than 135,000 pages of legislative histories, treatises, and documents. Features classic books dating back to the late 1800s and links to scholarly articles that have been chosen for their significance by Hein editors.

Hein Online History of International Law . Includes over 500 titles comprised of over 500,000 pages dating back to 1690 and covering such subjects as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions, related periodicals, bibliographies and other scholarly materials.

Hein Online Intellectual Property Law Collection . HeinOnline library collection focusing on copyrights, patents and trademarks in the U.S. and including relevant books, journals, legislative histories, CFR Title 37, USC Titles 17 & 35, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure and more.

Hein Online Kluwer Law International Journal Library . Contains full text of 21 Kluwer Law International Journals. Content coverage for titles is from volume one and is delayed by three complete volumes.

Hein Online Law Journal Library  . Includes over 800 law journals. Scope varies for different publications; see the journal list on the website for details. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online Legal Classics . The Legal Classics Library contains some of the most momentous legal works ever written, including Blackstone's Commentaries (1803), Cardozo's Growth of the Law (1924) and Story's first edition of Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (1833). See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online Manual of Patent Examing Procedure   . 1st  (November 1949 – May 1952) – 8th Edition (August 2001 – September 2007).

Hein Online National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws . Includes full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended or endorsed by the NCCUSL, the Handbook of the NCCUSL, Proceedings of the annual conference meeting, and transcripts of the discussions of the Committee of the Whole of Each Uniform and Model Act.

Hein Online National Moot Court Competition   . 1st Annual (1950) to date.

Hein Online Philipp C. Jessup Library   . Includes Ad Rem:The Magazine of the International Law Students Association, Vols. 1-16, No. 2 (1992-2007). Also includes ASILS International Law Journal, Vols. 1-16 (1977-1993) and ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vols. 1-13 (1995-2007).

Hein Online Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law . Contains the Selden Society Annual Series, Supplementary Series, and the Centenary Guide to Publications published in 1987 along with over 125 English legal history classics including abridgements, digests and dictionaries. 

Hein Online Session Laws Library  . Contains session laws in PDF format from all 50 U.S. States (as well as Acts of the Parliament of Canada and Australia). The publisher intends to expand chronological coverage (initially 2000 to date) to include more historical materials. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online Spinelli's Law Librarians Reference Shelf . A collection of various reference works and tools for law librarians including state bibliographies, the AALL publication series, legal dictionaries, journals, and more.

Hein Online Subject Compilations of State Laws . This database provides access to over 18,000 bibliographic records from Nyberg and Robertson's Subject Compilations Bibliography Series and contains extensive annotations with links directly to articles and other documents available within Hein Online. 

Hein Online Taxation & Economic Reform in America Parts I & II, 1781-2009  . A 225-year archive of taxation and economic reform in America.  Provides access to more than 1 million pages of legislative history dating back to the late 1700s, including President Bush's Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Carlton Fox Collection and much more.

Hein Online Treaties and Agreements Library  . Includes United States Treaties and Other International Agreements from Volumes 1-35 (1950-1984), Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America 1776-1949 (Bevans) from Volumes 1-13 and more. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online United Nations Law Collection . This extensive collection contains exact reproductions of the complete collection of the UN Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, UNCITRAL Publications, the UN Legislative Series, and more.

Hein Online United States Code   . Coverage is comprehensive, dating back to inception. Collection features include the ability to browse the bindings by Edition or Title and a U.S. Code Citation Search tool which allows you to enter a Title #, Section #, and select an Edition to help easily locate a specific citation.

Hein Online U.S. Attorney General Opinions   . Includes Attorney General. Annual Report. U.S. Department of Justice (1870-2005). Also includes Attorney General's Committee on Administrative Procedure. U.S. Department of Justice Vols. 1-27 (1940-1941) and more.

Hein Online U.S. Congressional Documents  . The collection provides historical coverage in image-based format (PDF) for Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), Congressional Globe (1833-1873), Congressional Record (Vols. 1-20, 1873-1889 and 138-149 pt.13, 1992-2003), American State Papers (1789-1838) and Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-1789). Congressional Record will build gradually toward completion in 2008. The collection is searchable. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals . Provides access to the official case law of some of the United States' most important government institutions. Includes the following titles: Administrative Decisions under Immigration and Nationality Laws - v. 1-23 (1940-2006); Surface Transportation Board Reports. Decisions of the Surface Transportation Board of the United States - v. 1-6 (1996-2003); Securities and Exchange Commission. Judicial Decisions - v. 1-5 (1938-1948); Securities and Exchange Commission. Decisions and Reports - v. 1-54 (1934-2001) and more. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online U.S. Federal Legislative History Library  . Includes the Legislative History Title Collection, containing full-text legislative histories on some of the most important and historically significant legislation of our time, and the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database, derived from the looseleaf publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books by Nancy P. Johnson. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online U.S. Presidential Library   . Includes Economic Reports of various Presidents of the United States (1947 to date).  Also includes Public Papers of various Presidents of the United States (Herbert Hoover – George W. Bush, 1931 – 2004) and much more.

Hein Online U.S. Statutes at Large . United States session laws from 1789 to 2005, searchable and browseable by volume and by popular name. Includes treaties until 1948. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online U.S. Supreme Court Library  . Includes U.S. reports (1754-2003), U.S. Reports Preliminary Prints (2002-2005) and U.S. Reports Slip Opinions (2002 to date). See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online World Constitutions Illustrated  . Focusing on the study of world constitutions both historic and current, individual governments, and the history of each nation, this library allows legal scholars to research the constitutional and political development of the nations that make up our global community. Brings together constitutional documents, books, articles, bibliographic references, and web sites all into one database. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Hein Online World Trials Library . Contains hundreds of documents, including trial transcripts and other critical court documents, as well as monographs analyzing and debating the decisions in famous trial cases throughout history. Dates from the early 18th century through the 20th century. Search or browse by author or title. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.


Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (Hein Online) .  IFLP is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia.  IFLP can also be accessed from the Emory Hein Online landing page.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books. Coverage of law reviews and related publications from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. For 1982 to date, it also indexes selected law books. Three different chronological segments are available:

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    • For access from computers outside of the Law School and wireless laptops, regardless of location, you must click here .  

    International Commentary on Evidence (bepress)  . Published twice a year, International Commentary on Evidence is a peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory. Each article addresses evidentiary issues of interest in more than one jurisdiction, and, frequently, in disciplines such as economics, psychology, philosophy and history. Coverage from 2003 (Volume 1, Issue 1) to date.

    International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC)  . A case reporting service that features the most important public international law issues being decided today in domestic courts around the world. Legal experts in the field cover over sixty countries, providing detailed analysis of the core legal issues, highlighting the most salient points of the case, and providing historical and legal context to understand the significance of the decision. Translations of key passages of non-English judgments appear alongside the full text of the judgments in the original language. Search or browse the database. 

    Issues in Legal Scholarship (BE Press)  . A series of on-line symposia designed to foster discussion of recent work on an issue in legal scholarship. Coverage from 2001 to date.



    JSTOR  . JSTOR, the Journal Storage Project, provides access to digitized versions to complete runs of key scholarly journals in the arts, the humanities, literature, the sciences, the social sciences, and selected scholarly journals in related disciplines such as business, ecology, botany, music, and statistics. JSTOR represents the building blocks of a truly interdisciplinary scholarly journal archive. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

    Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature (19th Century Masterfile) . (Select "Index to Legal Periodical Literature" from the Multi-title Periodical Indexes and Links menu). Indexing for 1786 to 1922.

    Journal of Tort Law (BE Press)  . A peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship in tort theory and jurisprudence from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives: comparative, doctrinal, economic, empirical, historical, philosophical, and policy-oriented.

    Jurist. A legal education portal edited by a team of professors from law schools across the United States and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Includes exams, course pages, faculty pages, and more.

    Justis . Justis is a full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235, and also includes exact replica PDFs and all UK legislation, including repealed acts and measures. 

    JustCite   . A companion to Justis, JustCite is a multi-jurisdictional citator and legal search engine which provides seamless links through to the full-text material of numerous other data suppliers’ platforms, including Justis, Lexis Library and Westlaw.  Other features include the ability to identify the leading case in seconds considering the relationships between cases, not just keyword frequency; marking up the specific effects of cases, so you know whether those cases are still “good law”; and showing how legislation has been amended and applied in court.


    LLMC Digital  . Provides page image access to U.S. and foreign legal materials preserved on microfilm by the LLMC (Law Library Microform Consortium). Includes U.S. publications for the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government as well as privately published series and treatises. Coverage varies by title. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of the LLMC Digital collection. 

    Law & Ethics of Human Rights (bepress)  . Published once per year and examines human rights law and its intersection with political theory and policy. Each issue focuses on one contemporary human rights dilemma that raises major legal and moral questions for ethicists, legal scholars, and policy-makers. Coverage from 2007 (Volume 1, Issue 1) to date.

    The Law and Development Review (bepress)  . The first journal to address the role and impact of law, both domestic and international, on economic and social development. Coverage from Volume 1, Issue 1 (2008) to date.

    Lawlinks. Free source for UK legal research. Includes pre-legislative material, caselaw, legal news, quick guides (Researching the Law) and more. Maintained at the University of Kent.

    Leadership Library on the Internet . (Library staff only; go to the Reference Desk for assistance). Online version of fourteen Yellow Books published by Leadership Directories Inc., including the Judicial, Congressional, Federal, Federal Regional, State, Municipal, Law Firms, Corporate, Financial, News Media, Associations, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives, and Nonprofit Sector.

    Legal Collection (EBSCOhost)  . Includes over 250 law journals. Coverage varies.

    Legal Resource Index . Available through Lexis and Westlaw , LRI replaces LegalTrac. It is updated weekly and contains indices to more than 700 journals from around the world. Coverage from January 1977 to date.

    Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland. Features free legal information for individuals, lawyers, companies and students. Maintained by Delia Venables, who is joint owner of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers and an independent computer consultant for lawyers.

    Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) . A division of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), LSN publishes email abstracting journals for working papers and articles accepted for publication. It also hosts an archive of downloadable papers. Anyone may search and view abstracts on the site, but you must have an individual account under the Law Library's site license in order to receive LSN/SSRN journals or to download papers. These accounts are available only to Emory Law faculty and librarians.

    LexisNexis . (Requires an individual LexisNexis account).

    Lexis Nexis Academic (FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS) . A version of Lexis Nexis geared toward non-law students.  Access includes primary materials (case law, statutes and regulations), limited secondary sources (American Jurisprudence 2d, Martindale-Hubbell and Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations) and Shepard’s. 

    LexisNexis State Capital  . Statutes, regulations, bills, and other state information. Scope varies for different categories.


    Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, c. 1600-1926 . Includes pre-1926 treatises and similar monographs, sourced from the collections of the Yale, George Washington University, and Columbia law libraries, in the following areas: International Law; Comparative Law; Foreign Law; Roman Law; Islamic Law; Jewish Law; and Ancient Law.

    Making of Modern Law:  Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970 Complements the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926. Provides an interpretive analysis with books on codes, the “primary sources” of law.

    Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 . Searchable full-text collection of 22,000 treatises on American and British Commonwealth law published between 1800 and 1926. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

    Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1626-1926  . A fully searchable digital archive of about 1,350 individual American law titles, including early U.S. state codes; constitutional conventions and compilations (reports, journals, proceedings, debates, and supplementary documents published by the conventions); city charters (the texts of enacted and proposed charters and ordinances); and law dictionaries (a surprisingly important research tool). Sourced chiefly from the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University.

    Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 . This fully searchable digital collection unofficially published accounts of trials, official trial documents, briefs and arguments, and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings and arbitrations in the United States, Great Britain and the world.

    Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 . Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this product provides an essential primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history as well as the U.S. judicial system.

    Making of the Modern World (Goldsmiths'-Kress)  . The most comprehensive collection for researching the literature of economics and business from 1450 to 1850. It combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections--the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School--plus supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection at Columbia University and the Sterling Library at Yale.

    Mango . Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

    MarciveWeb DOCS  . A searchable catalog of U.S. Government publications. Coverage from July 1976 to date.

    Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law  . This work represents a new edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law that was published between 1991 and 2001 under Professor Dr. Rudolf Bernhardt. It will be steadily expanded until all of its nearly 1700 articles are made available by 2010. Upon its completion, the MPEPIL will be an updated, comprehensive work covering the central and essential topics in international law. 

    Municode.com. Includes Codes for more than 1,600 U.S. city and county governments. If you are unable to locate the information you need by performing a keyword search on the site (see FAQ), then you may want to contact your local City/County Clerk's office.

    Muslim World Journal of Human Rights (bepress)  . Published once per year and is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the pressing question of human rights in the Muslim world. Coverage from 2004 (Volume 1, Issue 1) to date.



    National Journal  . Political news and analysis from the National Journal, The Hotline, Markup Reports, Almanac of American Politics, Earlybird, and Poll Track.


    Natlaw .  (Previously known as InterAm) Database from the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade containing a collection of laws, regulations, case law, and secondary source materials for countries in the Americas. This collection, primarily in original language (Spanish or Portuguese) but with increasing numbers of materials translated into English, is updated daily and arranged in over 25 topical areas related to trade and investment.



    Oxford Constitutions of the World Constitutions.  Contains regularly updated, fully-translated English-language versions of all of the world’s constitutions.  The constitutions are accompanied by individual commentaries and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws, and a collection of scholarly monographs.  (As of September 2013, OCWC replaces Constitutions of the Countries of the World, Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories Online and Constitutions of the United States: National and State Online).

    Oxford Reports on International Law .  ORIL brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator.  

    Oxford Scholarship Online Law Collection  . Full text treatises on domestic and international law from Oxford University Press. 


    Practical Law Company . Web resource which offers practice-oriented legal information on a variety of topics. Access to the web site is free for law students while they are in school. Students must register using their law school email address only to establish a password.

    Project Muse  . Provides access to scholarly journals published by major university presses. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.

    ProQuest Congressional  . This database contains extensive citations and full text for federal congressional materials including House and Senate documents and reports, Congressional Record, CRS reports, congressional centered news publications, compiled legislative histories, and a complete collection of published and unpublished congressional hearings from 1824 to present in page image format where available. The database also features federal regulatory information from 1981 to date.


    Religion Case Reporter. The online edition of the Religion Case Reporter is comprised of case digests, a cumulative index, and a cumulative table of statutes related to the area of religion.

    Review of Law & Economics (BE Press)  . An online journal specializing in "theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary research in law and economics-related subjects." Coverage from April 2005 to date.

    Roll Call  . Widely regarded as the leading publication for Congressional news and information, Roll Call provides readers with up-to-the-minute news of the legislative and political maneuvers that happen every day on Capitol Hill. In addition to breaking news, readers get keen insight from such respected Washington analysts as Morton Kondracke, Stuart Rothenberg, and Norman Ornstein, plus political coverage of Congressional elections in every state in the Union.


    Stat-USA  . A U.S. Department of Commerce website providing information from the Federal government for the U.S. business, economic, & trade community. Includes GLOBUS and the National Trade Data Bank.

    Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology (BE Press) . A new peer-reviewed journal examines the ethical and legal issues that arise from emerging technologies. Topics include biotech, nanotech, neurotech, IT, weapons, energy and fuel, space-based technology, and new media and communications.


    Theoretical Inquiries in Law (BE Press)  . An online journal specializing in "the application to legal problems of insights developed in other disciplines, such as moral and political theory, epistemology, social sciences, economics and game theory, probablity theory, and cognitive psychology." Coverage from 2001 to date.

    Thomson Reuters Checkpoint  . Federal, state, and international tax materials with analysis from RIA editors and practitioner insights from WG&L treatises. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

    Tracfed . A subscription site that offers direct dynamic access to a wide range of federal data concerning enforcement, staffing, spending and other matters. Usage is strictly limited to the Emory Law School community. Please contact the law library reference desk for help with access.

    Transnational Dispute Management .  Comprehensive and innovative information service on the management of international disputes, with a focus on the rapidly evolving area of investment arbitration, but also in other significant areas of international investment (such as oil, gas, energy, infrastructure, mining, utilities etc). Usage is strictly limited to the Emory Law School community. Please contact the law library reference desk for help with access.


    U.S. Congressional Serial Set  . Electronic version of the sequentially numbered volumes containing all reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It includes volumes 1 through 5837, covering the 15th through 62nd Congresses (1817-1912). Eventually it will extend to 1980.

    United Nations Treaty Collection  . (Click on "Access to Databases" near the bottom of the page). A collection of over 40,000 treaties and international agreements registered or filed with the Secretariat of the UN since 1946.


    vLex   .  vLex is a provider of global legal information, giving access to contents from 96 countries in 10 different languages. vLex has agreements with global publishers, such as World Bank Publications Office, European Union, Commonwealth Secretariat, and more than 60 independent publishers all over the world providing daily access to more than 20 million legal documents.


    Westlaw . (Requires an individual Westlaw account).

    Westlaw Next (FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS).  A version of Westlaw geared toward non-law students.  Access includes primary materials (case law, statutes and regulations), limited secondary sources (law journals, American Law Reports & American Jurisprudence 2d) and KeyCite.  

    West's Encyclopedia of American Laws   . Jeffrey Lehman and Shirelle Phelps, Eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2005. 6448 pp. 13 vols. Written with the non-lawyer in mind, West's Encyclopedia of American Laws provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics; includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more; and covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.

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