Electronic Resources by Subject

The following is the subject listing of the MacMillan Law Library’s collection of subscription-based law-related electronic resources and databases.  A brief description is included with each entry.  Most of the resources are available to members of the Emory community both on and off campus.  The databases with limited access are noted.

Licensing Agreements: BNA, CCH, Cambridge Books OnlineElgarOnlineForeign Law GuideHein Online,LexisNexisLLMC DigitalOxford University PressOxford Scholarly Authorities on International LawRIA Checkpoint, and Westlaw.

American Bankruptcy Institute website (password required; contact the Service Desk for assistance). Online news, publications, and other resources from the ABI.

American Lawyer (law school community only). Daily news source covering legal business, law firms, and lawyers across the U.S. and around the world. Includes surveys and rankings such as The Am Law 100, The Am Law 200, The Global 100 and The A-List.

Armed Conflict Database. The Armed Conflict Database (ACD) monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.  In addition to the comprehensive historical background for each conflict, the weekly timelines and the monthly updates, the statistics, data and reports in the ACD date back to 1997. The compilation of statistics, which includes the status of conflicts, fatalities, and refugees, also contributes to the ACD Index, where annual conflict trends are highlighted.

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 (password required).  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 (password required). 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 available for Emory faculty, staff and students, and the use of an authorization code. The authorization code is available from the Service Desk or by contacting the Associate Law Librarian for Research and Electronic Services.

Casemaker X (password required). 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 (registration required). 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 discoverE for information on specific publications that are part of this collection.

Ch13online.com (law school community only). 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.

Corporate Counsel (law school community only). News and information regarding the world of in-house counsels.

Daily Report (law school community only). Daily source for news about the courts and the business and profession of law for lawyers in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

Fastcase (law school community only; no off-campus access).   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.

Getting the Deal Through (Law School Community only).  GTDT is a Q&A comparative series covering over 68 practice areas (including competition & regulatory, dispute resolution & litigation, tax, white collar crime, IP, corporate, commercial, banking & finance, infrastructure & transport, energy & natural resources, insurance and compliance) with analysis from more than 150 jurisdictions.  The Compare tool can generate over 2 billion combinations of answers facilitating the comparison of the differences in legal systems between two or more jurisdictions in any one practice area.

Hein Online. Contains over 100 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. The most popular HeinOnline libraries include the Law Journal Library, the Session Laws Library, and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, with exact page images of the documents in PDF format just as they appear in the original print.

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.

LLMC Digital (law school community only). 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.

LegalTrac. LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

LexisNexis (password required).

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.

Lynda. Lynda provides access to over 4,000 classes from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device.  The topics covered are wide ranging, but include Excel tips, time management fundamentals, and creating an effective resume.

National Law Journal (law school community only). National publication with in-depth coverage of the legal profession.

NCLC Digital Library. From The National Consumer Law Center, the NCLC Digital Library contains 20 consumer law treatises. Topics include Debtor Rights, Deception & Warranties, Consumer Litigation, and Credit & Banking. Relevant pleadings, practice aids and primary sources are included with each title and each treatise provides a combination of comprehensive and definitive authority from experts plus practical insights and practice tools.

Oxford Constitutions of the World (law school community only).  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).

Practical Law Company (password required). 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.

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

Westlaw (password required).

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.

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. 

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.

Global-Regulation. Global-Regulation is a searchable database of more than 250,000 regulations from the United States and over 20 foreign jurisdictions.  G-R also includes definitions from world regulations. 

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.

International Commentary on Evidence (De Gruyter). 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) (law school community only). 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. 

Justis (law school community only). 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 (law school community only). 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.

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

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.

Natlaw (law school community only).  (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 (law school community only).  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 Legal Research Library. Oxford Legal Research Library (OLRL) is a family of products from Oxford University Press and includes collections such as International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Law.  Each collection can be browsed, searched separately, or searched together.

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.

SCC Online (registration required). SCC Online is brought to you by Eastern Book Company, a leader in the field of law publishing in India.  The database includes complete coverage of the Supreme Court of India, all High Courts of India, Tribunals and Commissions, Statutory Material from India, and many foreign jurisdictions and International material.  This database is IP-authenticated but will require an initial registration prior to your first use.  If you have any questions, please speak with a librarian at our Service Desk.

Trade Law Guide.  The Trade Law Guide was created by a team of trade lawyers, researchers and legal knowledge engineers so that WTO law could be researched in a methodical, comprehensive and efficient manner.  The database provides the primary documents and commentaries on reports, awards and decisions in the area of WTO law.

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 (law school community only).  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.

Asian Journal of Law and Economics (De Gruyter). 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.

Global Jurist (De Gruyter). 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.

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:

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

Issues in Legal Scholarship (De Gruyter). 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.

Journal of Tort Law (De Gruyter). 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.

Law & Ethics of Human Rights (De Gruyter). 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 (De Gruyter). 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.

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

Legal Resource Index (password required). 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 Scholarship Network (LSN) (password required). 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.

LegalTrac. LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

Muslim World Journal of Human Rights (De Gruyter). 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.

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.

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

Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology (De Gruyter). 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 (De Gruyter). 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.

Archives Unbound. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (law school community only). Coverage from 1639-1800.

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (law school community only). Coverage from 1801-1819.

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).

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.

Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature (19th Century Masterfile) (Emory Community only; no off-campus access). (Select "Index to Legal Periodical Literature" from the Multi-title Periodical Indexes and Links menu). Indexing for 1786 to 1922.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Tracfed (password required; contact the Service Desk for assistance). 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.

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.

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.

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

Elgaronline (law school community only).  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.

Encyclopedia of Law and Religion. Online encyclopedia covering all independent nations and jurisdictions as well as the major international organizations, treating the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

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.

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.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (law school community only). 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. 

Oxford Scholarship Online Law Collection. Full text treatises on domestic and international law from Oxford University Press. Includes the Oxford Index, a free discovery service which lets you search across Oxford's digital academic content with a single click, and find related content every step of the way.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership Library on the Internet (password required; contact the Service Desk for assistance). Online version of fourteen Yellow Books published by Leadership Directories Inc., including the JudicialCongressionalFederal,Federal RegionalStateMunicipalLaw FirmsCorporateFinancialNews MediaAssociationsGovernment Affairs,Foreign Representatives, and Nonprofit Sector.