More Information About Research Resources
More Information About Research Resources
ABA/BNA Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct - A bi-weekly publication featuring news and analysis of developments in legal ethics, malpractice, and other professional issues. Also provides case summaries. All issues since Feb. 4, 1998 available. Terms and conditions for use
ABI-INFORM (Proquest) - "[I]ncludes important full-text journals and much sought-after titles from the business press as well as key trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports." Dates of coverage: 1971 to present.
Academic Search Complete - "Multidisciplinary coverage of journal literature, including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences and women's studies. Provides citations and abstracts for nearly 2900 scholarly journals (1666 peer-reviewed), as well as over 1250 full-text titles."
AccessUN - This commercially-produced index, from Readex, provides access to UN documents and publications from 1944 onwards. Full-text of several thousand UN documents is also included.
Agricola - Provides access to the literature of agriculture in the broadest sense, including aspects of the life sciences, soil sciences, water resources, genetics, nutrition, agricultural economics and agricultural business. AGRICOLA serves as the document locator and bibliographic control system for the collection of the National Agricultural Library, and provides citations with abstracts to journal articles, monographs, these, patents, software, audio-visual materials and technical reports from around the world.
American Law Sources Online (ALSO) - A free web site providing links to online sources of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican law.
ArticleFirst (FirstSearch) - Has bibliographic citations to articles and tables of contents from more than 12,000 journals in a variety of subject areas. Dates of coverage: 1990 to present.
ATLAS Full-Text Plus Religion Database - Includes over one million citations to articles and essays from 650 journals and 14,000 multi-author works in 26 languages. Covers Biblical studies, world religions, Church history, and religious perspective on social issues.
Banking Law in the United States - This handy treatise and reference explores banking law in the United States. It serves as a comprehensive treatise, providing not only an essential description of the historical development of banking regulation but also an informed and intelligent explication of the various elements of regulation. This book put researchers within easy reach of legal concepts and court decisions from international to the domestic and from unique banking statutes to criminal rules of general applicability.
Berkeley Law and Economics Working Papers - Search or browse for papers published by the John M. Olin Foundation Program in Law, Economic, and Institutions at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
BNA Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report - A weekly publication featuring news and analysis of significant competition and deceptive trade practice law enforcement developments on the federal, state, and international levels. Includes all weekly issues published since February 8, 1996. Terms and conditions for use
BNA Criminal Law Reporter - A weekly publication featuring news and analysis of all major court decisions, legislative activities, and administrative developments on the federal and state levels. Includes all weekly issues published since August 7, 1996. Terms and conditions for use
BNA Daily Tax Report - Published every business day, this resource provides "detailed reports on key legislative, regulatory, and legal tax developments -- nationwide and around the globe." Includes all weekly issues published since October 4, 1994. Terms and conditions for use
BNA Family Law Reporter - A weekly publication featuring "important new federal and state cases, legislation, trends, and issues." Includes all weekly issues published since August 6, 1996. Terms and conditions for use
BNA Premier - Contains more than 120 different reports providing current awareness and in-depth editorial analysis on major U.S. legal practice areas and in selected international topics.
BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report - A weekly publication providing "federal and state developments in the regulation of securities and futures trading and accounting, with objective coverage of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Commodities Futures Trading Commission, industry, courts, and Congress." Includes all weekly issues published since February 2, 1996. Terms and conditions for use
BNA United States Law Week - A weekly current awareness publication providing the "most significant cases and key legislative, regulatory, and pre-decisional developments, across the country, across all areas of the law." Includes all weekly issues published since June 24, 1997. Terms and conditions for use
Business Source Premier "[P]rovides nearly 3,300 full text scholarly publications, including more than 1,000 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full text, this database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 4,100 journals. This database offers information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and more."
CALI - Provides access to over 950 regularly-reviewed and updated lessons in about 35 areas of law, as well as eBooks and other resources.
Canadian Federal Government Databases Accessible Through the Internet (2005) - "Bibliography of online Canadian federal government databases, replacing the 2nd edition published in 2001. This current edition lists 377 databases publicly accessible on Government of Canada Web sites. Some of these databases require user registration."
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations - "This web-based service allows you to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. A wide selection of major foreign language law publications is also included."
CataLaw - A free meta-index of government and law sites available on the Internet.
Catalog of United States Government Publications - This site, provided by the Government Printing Office, is a bibliographic listing of U.S. government documents supplied to depository libraries. This site also indicates which depository libraries own a particular title. If a document is available electronically, a user can click on the URL to access the full-text document.
CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork - Contains federal and state primary law (including the Internal Revenue Code, cases, and regulations), tax news and articles, and links to federal and state reporters.
Centre for Economic Policy Research Discussion Papers - Discussion papers published by the Centre from 1999 to present in the areas of international macroeconomics, international trade, public policy, labor economics, financial economics, industrial organization, and transition economics.
Chicago Defender - Digitized images of the Chicago Defender newspaper. Current coverage dates: 1935 to 1975.
Chicago Tribune (1985- ) - "Reporting and analysis of regional, national, and international news, from 1985 to the present."
Chicago Tribune (Historical) - "Reporting and analysis of regional, national, and international news." Currently covers 1890 to 1985.
Chronicle of Philanthropy - News and other information about the nonprofit world. Includes an archive of articles from the past 2 years, plus 4 years' worth of grants.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - Search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present . Chronicling America is part of the Library of Congress National Digital Newspaper Program.
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online - Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text articles covering topics in international affairs, collected largely from university- and foundation-funded research institutes, non-governmental organizations, and academic conferences. Includes working papers, conference proceedings, journal and book abstracts, and links to related resources.
Constitutional Law and Constitutional History Resources - A selective list of authoritative Internet-based resources in U.S. federal and state constitutional law.
Cornell's Legal Information Institute - A free site providing access to U.S. and foreign law resources, including court opinions, constitutions, and codes.
County and Regional Histories and Atlases: Illinois - One of Cengage Gale's Archives Unbound collections, containing almost 173,000 images from 1852-1921 consisting of tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.
CQ Congress Collection - An "analytical survey of the history and development, powers, personalities, current developments, and legislation considered and passed by the United States Congress." Organized into sections on public policy legislation, members of Congress, key votes, and the legislative branch.
CQ Supreme Court Collection - This resource provides: "[s]ummaries and analysis of more than 4,000 major [Supreme Court] decisions including all the cases in which a written opinion was issued from the Burger and Rehnquist Courts (October 1969 to the present) and links to the full text of the cases," [s]tatistics and other data on essential topics, such as the quantitative analysis of voting records and opinion alignments, political alignments, and institutional data, and more.
CQ Voting and Elections Collection - This resource is a research and reference tool covering statistics of historical and modern elections for the U.S. presidency, Congress, and state governorships.
C-Span (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) provides continuous Congressional coverage during each U.S. Congressional session.
Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Research Resources - A selective list of authoritative Internet-based resources in U.S. federal and state criminal law.
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) - A weekly current awareness service, arranged by broad subject categories. Includes links to full text of articles in Lexis and Westlaw.
Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881 - An Internet-accessible version of Benjamin Perley Poore's 1885 work. From drop-down box V, select "Descriptive Catalog of the Gov. Pubs. of the U.S.," set all the other drop-downs to "Not searched," then enter your search to locate early U.S. government documents on your topic.
Early American Imprints II, 1801-1819 (Shaw-Shoemaker) - "Based on the noted 'American Bibliography, 1801-1819' by Ralph B. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819) provides a comprehensive set of American imprints published in the early part of the 19th century." This resource contains fully-searchable, image-based reproductions of more than 36,000 items, including books, broadsides, pamphlets, published reports, presidential letters and messages, congressional, state and territorial resolutions, "and the works of many European authors reprinted for the American public."
Early American Newspapers (1690-1876) Provides cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than one million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images.
EconLit - Citations and selected abstracts to articles from more than 400 economics journals. Dates of coverage: 1969 to present.
Economics Research Network (through Social Science Research Network) - A service providing scholarly research papers and journals in all areas of economics.
Economist Historical Archive (1843-2003) - Fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,0000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables.
Economist Intelligence Unit - Database of international business intelligence, including international business newsletters: Business Africa, Business Asia, Business China, Business Eastern Europe, Business Europe, Business India, Business Latin America, Business Middle East, Business Russia, Country Commerce, Country Finance, Country Monitor, European Policy Analyst. Also includes Country Reports for African countries.
eHRAF Collection of Ethnography - A collection of full-text primary source materials (mainly published books and articles, but including some unpublished manuscripts) on selected cultures or societies representing all major areas of the world. It focuses on mostly pre-industrial cultures from around the world, and on North American immigrant groups.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online - Full-text searchable facsimile page displays of approximately 24,000 books published in Britain and its colonies during the 18th century. When completed, 150,000 18th century works in all disciplines will be in the collection.
Electronic Collections Online (FirstSearch) - Abstracts and full text articles from over 3,000 journals in a variety of subject areas. Dates of coverage: 1995 to present.
Electronic Resources (NU Main Library) - Contains information about, and links to, more than 175 databases provided by Northwestern University's Main Library.
Employment and Labor Law - A selective list of authoritative Internet-based resources in U.S. federal and state labor law and employment law.
Britannica Academic Online - The Web version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, containing more than 72,000 articles.
Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Network - A searchable database of published papers with abstracts and full bibliographic descriptions relating to research in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial policy.
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (FirstSearch) - Annotated references to over 2,000 titles "issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE)." Dates of coverage: 1966 to present.
Europa World Year Book Online - A resource "covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories."
European Union Legal Resources - A selective list of authoritative Internet-based resources for European Union law.
Evans Digital Edition - Page images and searchable ASCII text from the microform set Early American Imprints, Series I, based on Charles Evans' American Bibliography.
Expanded Academic ASAP (EXAC) - Citations, abstracts, and full-text of articles in a variety of academic disciplines.
Factiva - Factiva provides access to over 6,000 US and foreign full-text news and business publications, including the Wall Street Journal. It also includes reports, financials, stock quotes and other investment data such as for mutual funds and corporate bonds.
Fastcase - A legal research service providing “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 content partners.”
Federal Legislative History Research Guide - A guide to conducting research into the reasons and motivations behind the passage of a particular federal statute.
FDsys - This site, maintained by the Government Printing Office, provides access to recent congressional reports, bills, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Budget of the United States Government, and much more.
Finding Articles, Papers, Etc. (Non-Law) - Links to numerous specialized indexes for finding articles, papers, etc. in non-legal topic areas.
FindLaw - A free site providing access to legal texts, news, organizations, career opportunities, law schools, and more.
Financial Economics Network - A searchable database of published papers with abstracts and full bibliographic descriptions relating to research in various areas of finance.
FirstSearch - Contains a number specialized databases for finding articles, papers, and conference proceedings in a variety of legal and law-related topic areas. Individual databases available from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community.
Foreign Law Guide (Reynolds and Flores) - The most important bibliographic resource for foreign law research. Covers the law and legal systems of most countries in the world.
Gale Encyclopedia of American Law - "Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more."
General Reference Resources - A selective list of authoritative Internet-based resources for answering ready-reference questions.
General Science Abstracts - "Bibliographic information on articles from over 140 English-language periodicals in the general sciences, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, and physics. Also covers symposia, conferences, biographical sketches and selected letters to the editor." Dates of coverage: 1984 to present.
Government Resources - Selected web sites of U.S. federal, Illinois, and Chicago government agencies.
GPO Monthly Catalog (FirstSearch) - Bibliographic citations to over 522,000 U.S. federal government publications of all types, including "Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments." Dates of coverage: 1976 to present.
HeinOnline - Provides full text back issues of more than 1000 law reviews.
HeinOnline: Taxation and Economic Reform in America - Provides full access to federal tax regulations, laws, and legislative histories for major pieces of tax legislation.
Hieros Gamos - A free site providing access to government information, law schools, legal associations, law firms, and more.
Homeland Security Digital Library. This website maintained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is a source for homeland security policy documents and also allows you to search across state government homeland security sites and homeland security knowledge bases.
Homicide in Chicago 1870-1930 - Includes a searchable database drawn from original handwritten police records of over 11,000 homicides committed in the city of Chicago between 1870 and 1930. Also includes background and contextual information.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 19th and 20th Centuries - Searchable full-text and page images from over 184,000 papers produced by the U.K. Parliament between 1801 and 2000.
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Resources - A selective list of authoritative Internet-based resources for international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Humanities Abstracts - "Bibliographic citations from more than 450 periodicals in topics such as archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, the performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature. Records added since 1994 have abstracts, and many citations have links to the full text of the article." Dates of coverage: 1984 to present.
IBFD Tax Research Platform Produced by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, this resource provides authoritative English-language texts of the laws of over 120 countries worldwide, as well as in-depth analyses of the individual and corporate tax law provisions from over 60 individual countries, primarily in Europe and Asia. The database also includes the texts of bilateral and multilateral tax treaties. Documents and their provisions can be compared easily, making this resource valuable for international tax researchers.
IICLE SmartBooks - Digitized versions of practice handbooks in various substantive areas of Illinois law.
I-Share - The online catalog providing access to the resources of 80 mostly-academic Illinois libraries.
Illinois Legislative History Research Guide - A guide to conducting research into the reasons and motivations behind the passage of a particular Illinois state statute.
Index to Current Urban Documents - This resource provides access to municipal documents from cities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals - An index of selected legal periodicals, most of which are published outside of the United States. Coverage includes journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports beginning with 1985. Indexes individual contributions to festschrifts and other collections. Subjects include international law, comparative law, and the domestic law of countries worldwide, other than the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The print edition covers 1960 to date (I,REF K 33 .I529).
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books - Indexes articles from over 800 legal journals (beginning in 1981), and from major law books published since 1993. "Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective" component allows for searching for articles dating back to 1908, and can be searched by itself or simultaneously with the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books covering 1981 to present. Focus is on publications from the United States. Does not contain any articles in full text. Current file also available on Westlaw (ILP).
International Courts and Tribunals - A selective set of links to authoritative web sites on the International Court of Justice, various international criminal tribunals, and other international courts.
International Criminal Law/War Crimes/Genocide Resources - A selective set of links to authoritative web sites covering various international criminal tribunals, war crimes, and genocide.
International Encyclopaedia of Laws
International Family Law - A selective set of links to authoritative web sites dealing with international family law issues.
International Intellectual Property - A selective set of links to authoritative web sites of key organizations in this area, and to guides for beginning research in this area.
International Law in Domestic Courts
International Law Reports
International Organizations and U.S. Government Agencies - A selective list of links to international organizations or agencies and U.S. governmental agencies that are relevant to international law or business, as well as to websites that provide comprehensive access to international organizations and information.
International Political Science Abstracts - Provides indexing and abstracting of articles from English and non-English language periodicals throughout the world. Major journals in political science, public law, international public law, and international relations are covered.
International Team Project: Argentina: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Argentina course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2012 semester.
International Team Project: Australia - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Australia course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project: Botswana - Namibia: Research Checklist -A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Botswana - Namibia course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2004 semester.
International Team Project: Brazil - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Brazil course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project: Cambodia & Vietnam - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Cambodia & Vietnam course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project: Chile - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Chile course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project: China: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Netherlands course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2012 semester.
International Team Project: Cuba: Research Checklist -A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Cuba course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2011 semester.
International Team Project: Ecuador: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Ecuador course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2007 semester.
International Team Project: Egypt: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Egypt course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2009 semester.
International Team Project: Ethiopia - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Ethiopia course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project: Greece - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Greece course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project: India: Research Checklist -A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: India course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2012 semester.
International Team Project: Italy: Research Checklist -A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Italy course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2005 semester.
International Team Project: Malawi: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Malawi course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2002 semester.
International Team Project Morocco and France - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Morocco and France course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2013 semester.
International Team Project Netherlands: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Netherlands course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2005 semester.
International Team Project: New Zealand and Fiji: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: New Zealand course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2012 semester.
International Team Project Panama: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Morocco course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2005 semester.
International Team Project: Russia: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Russia course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2010 semester.
International Team Project: South Africa: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: South Africa course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2012 semester.
International Team Project: Tanzania: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Tanzania course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2011 semester.
International Team Project: Thailand: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Thailand course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2008 semester.
International Team Project: Turkey: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Turkey course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2006 semester.
International Team Project: Uganda: Research Checklist - A selective list of resources prepared for students participating in the International Team Project: Uganda course at Northwestern University School of Law in the Spring 2003 semester.
International Trade, Business, and Economic Law Resources - A selective list of links to research guides, comprehensive web sites, and organizations and agencies dealing with the areas of international trade law, international business law, and international economic law.
Internet Legal Gateways and Indexes - Links to comprehensive legal mega sites and portals.!!!need to discuss!!!
Internet Legal Research Group - A "categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories."
John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business Discussion Papers - From Harvard University. Full text of all papers (1999 to present) available; most papers published in 1997 and 1998 are also available full text.
JSTOR - Searchable digitized backfile of over 100 scholarly journals in a variety of disciplines.
JURIST: The Legal Education Network - A "university-based academic gateway to authoritative legal information, instruction, and scholarship online."
Kluwer Arbitration - Commentary from more than 70 books by expert authors in the area of international arbitration, combined with full-text access to the following journals: Arbitraje: Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones; Arbitration International; ASA Bulletin; Asian International Arbitration Journal; International Journal of Arab Arbitration; Journal of International Arbitration; Revue de l'Arbitrage; and Spain Arbitration Review | Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje. Also includes an extensive collection of primary source materials related to international arbitration, including ICC cases and awards.
LA Times (Historical) - A searchable database covers major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. With the nation's largest editorial department, LA Times offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news. Coverage: 1881 -1985.
LA Times (1985-) - A searchable database covers major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. With the nation's largest editorial department, LA Times offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news. Coverage: 1985 - current. Available from Lexis (LAT) or in Westlaw (LAT)
Law and Economics Research Resources - Provides links to law and economics working papers, journals, academic programs, organizations, and web sites.
Law and Law-Related Journals on the Web - Over 575 law and law-related journals which provide a significant portion of their content electronically. Most useful when you already have a citation in hand, and need to find the journal electronically.
Law by Subject - Search for U.S. legal information by substantive area, including constitutional law and history, criminal law, labor law, law and economics, and tax law. !!!need to discuss, should we rename it to Selected topics!!!? need librarian to completely review this page!!!
Law Library Catalogs and Web Sites - Link to the catalogs and home pages of selected Chicago-area and U.S. law libraries (and a few non-law libraries).
Leadership Library - Electronic access to all 14 of the current Yellow Book directories, including Law Firms Yellow Book and Judicial Yellow Book.
Legal, General, and Business News - Selected electronic newspapers and news services; includes links to weather web sites also.
Legal Profession and Legal Education Web Sites - Links to web sites for bar associations, courts, judicial associations, law schools, and more.
Legal Reference Resources - Links to authoritative, Internet-based legal dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, and citation resources.
Legal Scholarship Network (through Social Science Research Network) - A service providing scholarly research papers, working papers, and journals in most areas of law.
LegalTrac - Citations with abstracts, and some full-text articles, from more than 800 legal publications. Focus is on journals published in U.S. law schools, but also covered are major journals from other English-speaking countries. Also covers law-related articles from more than 1,000 additional business and general interest periodicals.
LegalTrac (International aspect) - The most comprehensive periodical index for U.S. legal research, this index, which began in 1980, can also be used to find articles on international and comparative law topics. It covers journals from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, and Australia. Also available on Lexis as Legal Resource Index (LGLIND) and Westlaw (LRI).
LexisNexis - Full text database of law, news, and business sources from the U.S. and countries around the world. Requires special LexisNexis password.
LexisNexis (International Aspects) Various full text databases of articles from legal journals, including: US Law Reviews and Journals, Combined (ALLUS) ( U.S. law reviews and bar journals) / UK Law Journals (ALLJNL ) / Canadian Law Journals, Combined (CANJNL ) / Combined Canadian Law Reviews (ALLCAN ).
LexisNexis Congressional - Provides access to U.S. Congressional publications (1970 to date), as well as to Congressional committee testimony, legislative histories for U.S. statutes, bill tracking for pending legislation, and more. Formerly known as "Congressional Universe."
LexisNexis Statistical - Search for statistical information from the U.S. federal government, selected private associations and research organizations. Formerly known as "Proquest Statistical Insight."
LLMC-Digital - Digitized collection of legal literature and U.S. government documents.
LOISLaw - Commercially-produced full text database of U.S. federal and state law. Full text database of law, news, and business sources from the U.S. and countries around the world.
Making of Modern Law : Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926 - “[I]ncludes 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 - Contains approximately 1,500-2,000 historical statutes and codes, in English and Western European languages, from numerous European countries, with emphasis on Great Britain, Ireland, France, and Germany (including Prussia and Bavaria), though also including primary law from Austria (including Austria-Hungary), Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden.
Making of Modern Law : Legal Treatises 1800-1926 - "Provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Full-text searching on more than 10 million pages provides researchers access to critical legal history in ways not previously possible."
Making of Modern Law : Primary Resources - Includes “state and municipal codes, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history,” from the years 1600-1970.
Making of the Modern Economy : The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850 - "Digital facsimiles of literature on economic and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century from the collections of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School; with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University, and from Sterling Library at Yale University. Collection contains materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport; documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth; focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology; special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing."
Management Research Network - A searchable database of published papers with abstracts and full bibliographic descriptions relating to research in various area of management. Site includes professional announcements and job listings.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law - A comprehensive, scholarly work, still in the process of publication. This is a completely new edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law.
Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Documentation of Articles An index of articles, in a classified subject arrangement, from periodicals, yearbooks, and festschriften (collected works) available in the Institute. Divided into four fields ("public international law, comparative law, municipal law and general division"). Languages of periodicals indexed are English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. A print version of the public international law component is published as Public International Law.
MEDLINE (FirstSearch) - Citations and abstracts to articles in over 9,000 journals in all areas of medicine. Dates of coverage: 1966 to present.
National Security and the FBI Surveillance of Enemy Aliens - One of Cengage Gale's Archives Unbound collections, containing about 29,000 images from the FBI Headquarters Library for the period 1940-1978. Includes the FBI's Custodian Detention Index, used to track "individuals, groups, and organizations engaged in subversive activities, in espionage activities, or any activities that are possibly detrimental to the internal security of the United States."
NatLaw World - “[A]n on-line 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. Such areas include agriculture, mining and cattle industries; alternative dispute resolution; antitrust; banking and credit; bankruptcy; business organizations; communications; consumer law; customs; electronic commerce; energy; environment; family law; foreign investment; government administration; government procurement; immigration; insurance; intellectual property; labor law; medicine and health; personal property; real property; securities; taxes; and transportation.”
New York Times (Historical) - "Searchable full-image articles from the first issue in 1851 through the end of 2001."
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers - "Facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for a wide selection of 19th century U.S. newspapers."
NTIS/GPO Depository Access to Reports, Technical and Scientific (DARTS) pilot: "The National Technical Information Service serves our nation as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today." DARTS provides access to bibliographic records for approximately 240,000 publications from 1964-2000 and links to online content. Contact librarian for access to this resource.
NUcat - The online catalog of all the Northwestern University libraries.
Online Responsa Project - "A collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew, which embody thousands of years of Jewish learning. Covers Responsa Literature - rabbinic case-law rulings which represent the historical-sociological milieu of real-life situations; the Bible, the Talmud and their principal commentaries; works about Jewish law and customs; codes of Jewish law, such as Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch with its principal commentaries; midrashim, Zohar, etc. Also includes the Entsiklopedyah Talmudit."
Oxford English Dictionary - "The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium," covering the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.
Oxford Legal Research Library - provides integrated access across collections of key law titles in a variety of subject areas. OLRL currently includes two collections, International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Law.
Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law - Contains full-text online editions of reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, including authoritative treatises which continue to define their area of law, black-letter reference works and commentaries, classic works on international law, which remain influential in their field today, and additional publications providing innovative perspectives on current legal problems. All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press's online law products.
OxResearch - Short articles by Oxford Analytica in the areas of business and management, economics, and political science.
Oyez Project - This site, developed by Jerry Goldman of the Northwestern University Political Science Department, is a multimedia database which provides a Virtual Tour of the U.S. Supreme Court, oral arguments for select cases (in Real Audio for format), biographies of Supreme Court Justices, and abstracts of U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
PAIS International (1972 - present) and PAIS International Archive (1937-1976). An index to the literature on public policy, social policy, and the social sciences. Includes citations to books, documents, pamphlets, reports of public and private agencies, and periodical articles published throughout the world. Indexed materials are in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
PapersFirst (FirstSearch) - An "index of papers presented at conferences worldwide." Dates of coverage: 1993 to present.
Pollution Abstracts - Contains citations and abstracts from journal articles, conference proceedings, and hard-to-find documents. Topics cover pollution and environmental issues, including atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action.
ProceedingsFirst (FirstSearch) - "Provides citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library." Dates of coverage: 1993 to present.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm - Newspapers digitized from microfilm. Full-text articles from the Chicago tribune, Los Angeles times (Library ed.), Wall Street journal (Eastern ed.), Washington post (Final ed.), New York Times (East Coast, Late ed.), American Banker, Barron’s Boston Globe and USA Today. Coverage is: American Banker 2008 Jan. 2 – present (with approximately a 6 month delay); Barron’s 2008 Jan. 7 – present (with approximately a 3 month delay); Boston Globe 2008 Jan. 1 – present (with approximately a 3 month delay); Chicago Tribune 2008 Jan. 1 – present (with approximately a 3 month delay); Los Angeles Time (library edition) 2008 Jan. 1 – present (with approximately a 3 month delay); New York Times (late edition – east coast) 2008 Jan. 1 – present (with approximately a 2 month delay); USA Today 2009 Jan. 1 – present (with approximately a 6 month delay); Wall Street Journal (eastern edition) 2008 Jan. 2 – present (with approximately a 3 month delay); Washington Post (final edition) 2008 Jan. 1 – present (with approximately a 2 month delay).
Proquest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text - Entries for more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Master's theses published from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. More than 600,000 dissertations and theses are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download.
Proquest Government Periodicals Index - This site allows you to search for articles appearing in over 275 periodicals published by the U.S. federal government since 1988. Formerly known as "Government Periodicals Universe."
PsycARTICLES - "Full-text electronic journals published by the American Psychological Association, accessible through the database Journals@Ovid Full Text. Once connected, check the box 'Limit to: PsycARTICLES.'"
Public International Law (Max Planck Institute) for Comparatve Public Law and International Law. An index of articles and monographic literature. A print version of the public international law component of the Max Planck Institute electronic resource listed above (I,REF JX 3091 .P82)
RAVE - An index to recent (1995- ) articles and decisions on public international law and European law. Links to WWW resources are provided.
Readers Guide Abstracts - "Citations and abstracts for over 300 popular periodicals published in the U.S. and Canada. Topics include current events and news, fine arts, fashion, education, business, sports, health and nutrition, consumer affairs, and other areas of general interest. Corresponds to the printed Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature. Some records include links to the full text of the article." Dates of coverage: 1983 to present.
RIA CHECKPOINT - Provides access to a variety of RIA tax products and federal documentation, including Annotations and Explanations, Federal Tax Coordinator, and Warren, Gorham, and Lamont tax journals.
Roper Center Public Opinion Archives - Presents the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, a nonprofit research organization located at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Provides a history and overview of the Center. Describes the resources and services that are available. Offers access to the archives and publications of the Center. The data held range from the 1930s to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. Contains over 17,000 datasets. The iPOLL databank offers access to nearly half a million survey questions and answers asked in the US by more than 150 survey organizations. Direct links are given to study documentation and datasets ready for instant access and express downloading through RoperExpress.
September 11 and Terrorism Legal Resources - Links to resources on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, especially with reference to international criminal law.
Social Science Research Network - A service providing scholarly research papers, working papers, and journals in numerous social science disciplines, including law, economics, and financial economics.
Social Sciences Abstracts - "Bibliographic citations and abstracts to articles from more than 550 international, English-language periodicals in the social sciences, including sociology, anthropology, geography, economics, political science, and law. Some records include links to the full-text of the article." Dates of coverage: 1983 to present.
State Tax Notes (Tax Analysts) - Weekly update for state tax law specialists containing news highlights, court documents, comments on proposed regulations, and more. Issues dating back to Jan. 3, 2000 are available. Available from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community.
Subject Compilations of State Laws - A "comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions, and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects."
The Supreme Court Database - Hosted at Washington University, with principal investigators Harold Spaeth, Lee Epstein, Ted Ruger, Keith Whittington, Jeffrey Segal, and Andrew D. Martin. "[T]he definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1953 and 2008 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices."
Supreme Court Papers of Arthur J. Goldberg - Digitized versions primarily of Supreme Court case records from the years Goldberg was a Justice, the October 1962 through 1964 terms. The remaining records pertain to Goldberg's administrative affairs while on the Court, and to his involvement with numerous community organizations, civil committees, and scholarly institutions.
Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 - A reproduction of page images that comprises over 150,000 cases from the generation before the American Civil War to the decade of the Vietnam War and Watergate. It covers every aspect of law: civil rights law; constitutional law; corporate law; environmental law; gender law; labor law; legal history and legal theory; property law; taxation; trademark and intellectual property law, among other subjects. Document types include Appellant's Brief; Appellee's Brief; Application for Review; Application for Writ; Brief in Opposition; Brief of Real Party; Intervenor's Brief; Jurisdictional Statement; Letter Brief; Opposition for Review; Oral Transcript; Petition; Petition for Rehearing; Petitioner's Brief; Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Relator's Brief; Supplement to Petition; Transcript; among other sources.
Szladits' Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law: Books and Articles in English
Tax Analysts Daily Tax Highlights and Documents - Daily update for tax law specialists containing news highlights, court documents, IRS documents, comments on proposed regulations, and more. Issues dating back to April 1, 1999 are available. Available from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community.
Tax Law - This page provides links to Internet information resources for research in U.S. tax law.
Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 (Times of London) - Searchable database of image-based full-text articles from the Times of London, covering the years 1785 to 1985.
Treaties, Resources for Researching - This page provides links to Internet-based sources for researching international treaties, and for the texts of treaties themselves.
U.S. Primary Legal Resources - Information about, and links to, constitutions, statutes, case law, and administrative regulations for U.S. federal and state governments.
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory - A resource for locating the existence of periodical/journal titles with particular characteristics.
United Nations Official Documents System - Full text of documents and official records issued at UN Headquarters and the UN Office at Geneva since 1993; documents issued at the UN Office at Vienna and at the Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) since 1997; resolutions and decisions in official record format of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and the Trusteeship Council since 1946.
United Nations Resources - Links to United Nations Internet sites, indexes and finding aids for United Nations documents, and research guides for doing United Nations research.
United Nations Treaty Collection - There are three databases available in this collection. Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General provides status information for 520 major multilateral instruments. The number of treaties deposited with the Secretary-General increases. This database contains treaties deposited as of 1 December 2000 and is updated daily. Access to the text of these treaties is available through the United Nations Treaty Series. The United Nations Treaty Series contains the full-text of treaties and international agreements registered, filed, or recorded with the Secretariat since 1946. There are more than 40,000 treaties and a similar number of actions contained in this database. Instruments registered up to April 1998 are available in UNTS. Full-text is available for those registered as of February 1998. Texts of Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties is a database of the full-text of multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General that have not yet been published in the United Nations Treaty Series.
United States Congressional Serial Set - Currently includes documents produced by the 15th-91th Congresses (1817-1969).
USA.gov: The GSA portal which allows users to access all materials that are publicly available on federal agency websites. It uses a search engine that confines its searching strictly to government websites.
Virtual Law Library (Indiana University) - A free comprehensive site providing access to law schools and libraries, law firms, law journals, federal and state government web sites, legal organizations, legal publishers, and more.
Wall Street Journal (Historical) - Searchable full-image articles and complete content from 1889 through 1987.
Washington Post (Historical) - "[F]ull page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue." Covers 1877 to 1990.
WashLaw Web (Washburn University) - A free site providing access to Internet-based legal directories, federal law, government documents, foreign and international law, law firms, law schools, law jobs, and more.
Web of Knowledge - Combined access to Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1900-present), Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975-present), Book Citation Index, Science (2005-present), and Book Citation Index, Social Sciences and Humanities (2005-present).
Westlaw - Full text database of law, news, and business sources from the U.S. and countries around the world. Requires special Westlaw password.
Westlaw (International Aspects) - Includes various full text databases, such as Journals and Law Reviews (JLR) ( law reviews and CLE materials from U.S. based publications) It also includes the following indexes:Legal Resource Index (LRI); Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL); Legal Journals Index (LJI); Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP). Requires special Westlaw password.
Westlaw China - Provides access to Chinese laws, regulations, cases, and more. Content is updated daily, and available in both Chinese and English.
WorldCat (FirstSearch) - Search for materials in libraries worldwide. Contains records for over 85 million books and other materials.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts - "[P]rovides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy." Currently covers over 1,200 journals in these areas.