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Instantly Search Legal & Government Databases
From the Legal Information Reference Center, search thousands of legal forms as well as full-text legal reference works written for the lay reader.
Search three databases from EBSCOhost.
HeinOnline offers four databases of legal materials and legal scholarship. Most peer-reviewed materials are not available in full text.
We have access to three of JSTOR’s largest collections. If you need articles from outside these collections, you can log into your JSTOR account to read six free articles a month.
These law-related texts are part of our eBook collection.
An annual supplement to the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law that updates and expands the content with new topics, updates, biographies of prominent figures and government appointees, and other features. Each year’s edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket in addition to the non-Supreme Court cases. Includes a glossary of legal terms.
Provides the history and social context of the amendment process, covering each of the 27 amendments. Significant issues, events, figures, movements and judicial/legislative actions in the history of each amendment are also covered chronologically.
An encyclopedia that examines the history and hotly contested debates surrounding the concept and practice of civil liberties.
A quick, state-by-state comparison of current state laws -- how they differ and how they're similar -- for a range of relevant subjects from abortion to employment discrimination, child custody to interest rates.
This book provides answers to frequently asked questions about hundreds of subjects you might encounter in your personal life—topics that range from buying a house to getting a divorce, from paying your debts to starting and running a small business.
EBSCOhost offers two legal databases as well as a database of government-related publications.
Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly, peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies.
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.
HeinOnline offers three databases related to the history of law in the United States.
HeinOnline’s Civil Rights database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans.
This timely database brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.
This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.