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Berkeley Electronic Press - Issues in Legal ScholarshipIssues in Legal ScholarshipIssues in Legal Scholarship is an online journal formatted as a series of peer-reviewed symposia on current and significant topics in legal and policy research. Symposia often begin by republishing a noteworthy article in the field or revisiting a prominent legal opinion or statute or debating an emerging legal issue.
Index to Legal PeriodicalsThe Index to Legal Periodicals indexes over 850 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications. The Index also offers international coverage beginning in 1981, and includes selected periodicals from Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. [MORE]
IndexmasterA compiled list of over 10,000 secondary legal titles from more than 90 publishers. The list is searchable with search results providing publication information such as author, title, publisher, ISBN number, and year. Also included, if available, are PDF versions of the books' Indexes and Table of Contents.[MORE]
Legal Periodicals RetrospectiveThis index is a bibliographic database that provides citations to articles from over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand between 1908 and 1981. [MORE]
Loislaw Treatise LibrariesThis database is a secondary source component of Loislaw. The Treatise Libraries provide background information and citations to primary resources. The materials include analysis, interpretation, and practical legal information in 20 specific legal content areas. [MORE]
TDNet E-Journals/E-BooksThis database is a compilation of electronic legal journals. The journals may be searched by title or by A-Z listing. This database also includes E-books on legal issues and topics. [MORE]
Foreign and International Research
Foreign Law GuideThis electronic guide to laws of countries around the world contains articles on the legal systems of most countries, identifying the major sources of law and providing citations to statutes by subject. An essential resource in foreign legal research.[MORE]
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals An index of articles published since 1985 in selected foreign law journals and US law reviews focused on international law. The database contains both English and non-English language content.[MORE]
Bloomberg LawBloomberg Law is a legal research platform known for its trusted legal content, detailed business information and timely current awareness material available on one, easy-to-use platform. You can search across primary law databases, such as court opinions and statutes, learn about new areas of law using powerful secondary sources, access real litigation and transactional documents to help with drafting, and perform interview-prep research through company/people profiles and news.
Hein OnlineOriginally a digital collection of law journals, this comprehensive database has expanded to include historical US documents, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, historical treatises and many other sources. The hallmark of this collection is its concentration on historical legal content in PDF images. [MORE]
LexisNexis® for Law SchoolsDue to license restrictions, the law library can only provide access to current law school students, faculty, and staff. LexisNexis® for Law Schools includes cases, statutes, and regulations from federal and state jurisdictions, selected legal materials from foreign jurisdictions, and the electronic version of Shepard's Citations Service®. [MORE]
LoislawLoislaw is a primary law database that provides access to cases, statutes, administrative regulations, and court rules, for both the federal level and all fifty states.[MORE]
Legal TracLegalTrac provides access to over 1,500 secondary sources including law review journals, bar association journals, legal newspapers and periodicals, and international law journals. Law-related articles from non-legal titles are also available.[MORE]
Westlaw® for Law SchoolsAccess is provided for USC Law students, faculty, and staff only. Use your OnePass login and password to sign on.Westlaw®is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of legal research materials available. Contains primary and secondary materials for federal and all 50 states. [MORE]
Legal History/Constitutional Research
19th Century Masterfile (Series I)19th Century Masterfile gives researchers a resource for exploring pre-1930 literature. This database contains approximately 60 indexes covering articles published before 1925. American and British periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and U.S. Patents.[MORE]
Law Library Microform Consortium DigitalLLMC-Digital provides online access to over 4,000 titles related to the history of law. The material is divided into seven major content areas: U.S. Federal Government, U.S. States, U.S. Territories, Anglo-American Collections, Foreign Jurisdictions, International Law and Organizations, and Multi-Jurisdiction Subject Collections. [MORE]
ProQuest® Legislative InsightProQuest®Legislative Insight contains compiled legislative histories for over 18,000 laws from 1929 forward. Each legislative history provides the text of the law, all versions of related bills, and all other congressional publications comprising the legislative history.[MORE]
Government Documents ResearchThe Government Publications Database contains a comprehensive collection of reports or documents produced or ordered produced by the United States Congress. The following collections are contained in the database: U.S. Serial Set Parts I (1789-1969) and II (1970-Present), Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (CHDC), Congressional Research Digital Collection (CRDC), and Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection (CRPDC).
ProQuest® CongressionalProQuest®Congressional provides comprehensive online access to congressional documents and activity, including bills, committee reports, transcripts of testimony from congressional hearings, and debates and statements from members of Congress. Full-text information can be retrieved using search terms or document numbers [MORE]
ProQuest® Congressional Serial Set (1789-1969)The United States Serial Set is an official Congressionally-directed collection of government publications, published serially from 1789 forward. Among the documents included in the Serial Set are House and Senate documents, administrative reports, reports from executive agencies, and internal congressional publications.[MORE]
JSTORJSTOR provides digital access to a collection of more than 1500 current and archival academic journals, monographs, and supporting primary material. Available collections focus primarily on the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.[MORE]
Oxford Scholarship OnlineOxford Scholarship Online (OSO) offers access to thousands of academic monographs, in 19 subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law. The Law database offers full text search access as well as "browse by subject" and "search my subject specialization" options.[MORE]
Social Science Research NetworkSSRN is an online research network containing over 328,000 full text papers and academic articles in the social sciences, including law. Most articles are downloadable for free in PDF format. The Legal Scholarship Network section focuses specifically on research in law. [MORE]
ALA's Guide to ReferenceALA's Guide to Referenceis a selective guide to the best reference sources, over 16,000 entries, organized by academic discipline. Users can set up a profile to create and save lists and notes to use in their reference and research work. [MORE]
BNA - ALLBNA-ALL contains topical online publications, including newsletters and journals, in twenty categories from Antitrust to Trade and Commerce. Particularly good for labor, environmental, and health law research and current awareness. [MORE]
BNA Intellectual Property Law Resource CenterThe Resource Center provides a comprehensive resource for case law, news, research, and analysis on Internet and e-commerce law. The database also includes exclusive case digests of court actions and full text decisions by state and federal courts, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Copyright Office, foreign courts, and other bodies regulating the Internet. [MORE]
CCH IntelliConnectIntelliConnect is a Commerce Clearing House platform which provides a single point of access to 48 databases in the following practice groups: Health Care & Benefits; Tax & Accounting; Business Compliance; Financial Services; and Legal Professionals. [MORE]
Checkpoint (RIA)Thomson Reuters' Checkpoint® database system provides practice materials and compliance tools for tax, accounting, and corporate finance. It includes the a variety of U.S. Tax Code & Regulations, cases, revenue rulings, Bulletins, employment law & ERISA Regulations and Rulings.[MORE]
Environmental Law ReporterEnvironmental Law Reporter® compiles federal, state, and international legal materials covering various areas of environmental law to provide the most recent judicial decisions, statutes, regulations, and other resources through one comprehensive site. [MORE]
Kluwer-Arbitration (Use CCH User Name & Password)A comprehensive, online resource for research into international arbitration, this database contains the full-text of selected arbitral awards, court decisions, treatises on arbitration, legislation and bilateral investment treaties from jurisdictions around the world. Use your CCH Intelliconnect log in and password to access this database. [MORE]
Special Ed Connection®Special Ed Connection® connects researchers with a variety of resources on all types of special education questions, including behavior and discipline issues. Case law, statutes, regulations, and policy information on all areas of special education is quickly accessible. [MORE]