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  • WorldCat (FirstSearch) Available from anywhere to members of the NU School of Law community - Search for materials in libraries worldwide. Contains records for over 85 million books and other materials.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community- Indexes articles from over 800 legal journals (beginning in 1981), and from major law books published since 1993. "Legal Periodicals Retro" 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.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community- 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.
  • Library of Congress Catalog
  • Global Books in Print Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community - "Combines several English-language book databases into one. Includes U.S. Books in Print, Whitaker's BookBank ( U.K.) and Canadian Telebook. Search by many different criteria, including author, title, keyword, subject, ISBN, Dewey Decimal call number, language, price, and publication year".
  • 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).
  • Google Book Search

Dissertations @ Northwestern

  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: Full Text Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community - 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.
  • Current Research @ CIC Institutions Available from anywhere to all members of the Northwestern University community - Searchable listing of dissertations and theses completed at Northwestern and other universities in the CIC (Big 10 plus University of Chicago and UIC) . Dissertations completed since 1996 are available to download in PDF format.
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