美国法律资源导航

发稿时间:2017-07-14浏览次数:13

法律研究思考:问题类型

 (参见http://www1.law.umkc.edu/faculty/callister/bootcamp/Survival/Tab2.html)


Paul D. Callister, J.D., M.S.L.I.S.

主任利昂e.布洛赫法律图书馆与法律研究所副教授

密苏里大学-堪萨斯城法学院University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law

 callisterp@umkc.edu


搜索类型

用于

举例

Known Item

如果你已经知道引文,案例名称,名称的行为,其实还是有非常具体的研究模式.


我从哪里找到Roe v. Wade一案?我需要加州谋杀案,法院认定胎儿不可能一个人,被告殴打女友导致胎儿死亡而被告则获判无罪.


Subject

你不找一个具体项目,而是提供特定对象

我在找一些关于威斯康辛水污染法的信息.


Institution

你知道你所要寻找的被发现在某个机构代理,或者组织或你想要找出什么组织管理机构负责法律实施


我需要司法部裁决和意见关于当合并两个大型医疗集团的隐藏的规定属于反托拉斯问题.


Statistical

你需要一个来源于政府的统计信息

在洛杉矶,百分之多少的儿童生活在贫困线以下?

Special Techniques

你正在寻找关于特殊解释和跨学科技术的资料

预算、普查、历史、国际法、国际互联网法,专利、政治与选举,税收形式、技术报告、历史档案.


News

正在搜索新闻

我需要在法国的犹太人团体反对雅虎的法律报道

Reference

你需要定义或基本背景资料.


我要知道"代管"的词源什么是"布雷恩法"?



 

联邦法律

判例法,法院及审判材料

康奈尔法律信息研究所· http://www.law.cornell.edu/federal/opinions.html ·链接获取大量初级联邦法院判例,包括破产、各专门法院管辖信息.

findlaw ·http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/index.html#cases ·网站先被Westlaw所有. 链接获取大量初级联邦法院判例,包括破产、各专门法院管辖各机构的信息

LexisOne  · http://www.lexisone.com/caselaw/freecaselaw ·需要注册。自由链接5,联邦及州法院的案例.最高法院准入不限制.

Fed. Courts Finder · http://www.law.emory.edu/FEDCTS/法院管辖的地图链接帮助确定联邦法院的位置.连接内容有审判意见,法院规则和审判.最高法院案例申诉书和口头辩论.

Fed. Courts (FindLaw) · http://www.findlaw.com/10fedgov/judicial/index.html ·主要包括连接法院网站、行法院,联邦法院办事员协会联邦司法中心司法事务跨区诉讼、美国审判委员会

Pacer Filing Service · http://pacer.psc.uscourts.gov/·必须登记和缴纳费用.在联邦法院正式备案数据库,包括当事人索引,、案件状态,和一些案件的观点.如果法院的官方网站不提供资料,这是找出诉讼进程的最好方式.

Linder's Famous Trials (UMKC) ·  http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/ftrials.htm ·提供了深入的信息(申诉书、历史文献分析)50审判历史,包括审判耶稣,苏格拉底、思考博(scope)的"猴子"审判,审判塞勒姆巫术,罗森柏格间谍案伊人丽军事法庭"密西西比放火案"审判o.j.辛普森、美国前总统克林顿弹劾.

Amicus Brief Archive (Jurist) · http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/amicus/index.htm在最近和一些历史案件.·工会或者"法庭之友"的简短档和法学家依法提起的申诉书

Findlaw Supreme Court Briefs ·  http://supreme.lp.findlaw.com/supreme_court/briefs/index.htm·findlaw最高法院起诉档案,包括连接审判环节、法院日程安排、法规和决定.1999-2000开始.

Oyez (U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia) · http://www.oyez.org/oyez/frontpage (follow links to "more featured audio")·最高法院之前许多近期口头辩论音像资料的下载.还包括连接概要和分析重要最高法院的决定.

Cspan (Oral Arguments) · http://www.c-span.org/courts/oralarguments.asp连接最近口头辩论的音频文件,勘验,背景材料,最高法院的决定和从其他政府部门连接的教育大纲和教材.

成文法立法材料.

US Code (Cornell's LII) · http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ ·经查阅引文、浏览和章节、搜索引擎及热门名字表.

US Code Search (FindLaw) · http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes ·连接关键字、引文、流行名称和浏览,也连接修正案.

US Code Search (House of Rep.) · http://uscode.house.gov/search/criteria.shtml·由众议院修改法律事务律师.连接引文、全文和概念检索.连接旧版本的法典(198819942000和当前法典).包括连接法典分类 (修订)和编纂.

US Code Popular Name Table (Cornell's LII) · http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/topn/美国法典的流行名称的索引(例如,"数字千年版权法").Findlaw 有一个相似的表格在http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/popularnames/.

US Statutes at Large (1789-1875) · http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsl.html · Historical database of U.S. acts (in chronological rather than codified form).  Maintained by NARA.

Legislation & Legislative History (Thomas) · http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.html · Principle site for research federal legislative history.  Access to status reports, bills, public laws, resolutions, treaties, the Congressional Record, and committee reports.  Coverage is uneven but dates back to 93rd Congress.

Bills (Government Printing Office) · http://www.gpoaccess.gov/bills/index.html · Links to Bills, Public and Private Laws, Statutes at Large (most recent year only).

U.S. House of Representatives: Committee Offices · http://www.house.gov/house/CommitteeWWW.shtml ·Links to committee websites, hearing schedules, reports and audio files.

U.S. Senate:  Committees ·  http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/d_three_sections_with_teasers/committees_home.htm · Links to committee websites, hearing schedules, reports and audio files.

Class. Tables & LSAs (Off. Law Rev. Counsel) · http://uscode.house.gov/classification/tables.shtml · Lists tables of code sections affective by legislative amendments as well as information on formal codification of the U.S. code.

Regulatory Materials

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) · http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html· GPO's site.  Coverage back to 1996.  Also links to Federal Register (the chronological record of regulations), the "Unified Agenda" (schedule for Regulatory changes and notices) and the "List of Sections Affected" by recent rule making.  

CFR (Cornell's LII) · http://cfr.law.cornell.edu/cfr · Access by citation or by search table of contents or section headings.

CFR Search (FindLaw) · http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/cfr.html · Search by keyword or lists of federal agencies.  Links to Federal Register.

Fed. Register (GPO) · http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html · The chronological record of U.S. regulations.  Goes back to 1994.  Links toUnified Agenda, CFR, andList of Sections Affected.

Regulations.gov · http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main · Search regulations open for comment and materials submitted as comments.

Reg. Plan & Unified Agenda · http://ciir.cs.umass.edu/ua/ · Site that monitors regulatory developments and the Unified Agenda.

Moody's Basic Regulatory Sources ·  http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/courses/lis424/regsources.html · Not recently updated, but helpful site by prominent government documents librarian.

Constitution & Founding Documents

National Archives Experience: Charters of Freedom · http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/charters.htm · View high-resolution copies of Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.

Founder's Constitution (U. Chicago Press) · http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/ · First class reference tool providing access to the U.S. constitution, Federalist Papers, and other documents of the Founding Fathers from the era.



Missouri Law · http://www1.law.umkc.edu/library/bookmarks.htm#missouri · UMKC Law Library's links to Missouri Law.



Kansas Law · http://www1.law.umkc.edu/library/bookmarks.htm#kansas · UMKC Law Library's links to Kansas Law.

Other State Law

Case Law, Courts & Trial Materials

Cornell LII · http://www.law.cornell.edu/opinions.html · Generally, just links to recent state supreme court and some appellate decisions.  Also links to court rules and web sites.

FindLaw · http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/state.html · Links to recent state supreme court and some appellate court decisions.

LexisOne (registration required but free) · http://www.lexisone.com/legalresearch/lrfreecaselaw.html · Last five years of state and federal cases (including all cases before U.S. Supreme Court).

LLRX Court Rules, Forms and Dockets · http://www.llrx.com/courtrules · Links to over 1400 sources for court rules, forms and dockets.

State Codes Legal & Judicial Ethics · http://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/listing.html · Links to ethical standards for lawyers and judges.

Linder's Famous Trials (UMKC) · http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/ftrials.htm · Provides in-depth information (briefs, historical documents, and analysis) of almost 50 trials in history, including trials of Jesus, Socrates, Scope's "Monkey" trials, Salem witchcraft trials, the Rosenberg espionage case, Mai Lai Courts Martial, "Mississippi Burning" trial, O.J. Simpson, and the impeachment of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. ·

Amicus Brief Archive (Jurist) · http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/amicus/index.htm · Amicus or "friend of the court" brief archive of briefs filed by law professors in recent and a few historical cases.

Statutes & Legislation

By State (Cornell LII) · http://www.law.cornell.edu/statutes.html#state · Links to statures, select uniform codes, and fundamental constitutional provisions of all fifty states.

By Topic (Cornell LII) · http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/state_statutes.html · Topical index linking to state statutes on specific subjects.

FindLaw · http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/#statelaw · Links to statutes, cases, and regulations of all fifty states.

Uniform Laws (ALSO) ·  http://www.lawsource.com/also/usa.cgi?usm · Comprehensive list of state uniform and model statutes by both topic and state.  Links to proposed model acts and legislative tracking of state adoption of various acts.

Uniform Law Comm. · http://www.nccusl.org/nccusl/DesktopDefault.aspx · Official site for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.  Lists uniform acts, drafts and legislation.  Organized  by topic and state.   

Bill Tracking - Fed. & State (LLRX) ·  http://www.llrx.com/columns/roundup28.htm · Regularly updated site hosted by LLRX provides links to legislative sites for the fifty states.

Regulations & Administrative Codes 

By Jurisdiction (Cornell LII) · http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html · Listing by jurisdiction of state and U.S. Jurisdiction.  Follow links to find find regulations as well as constitutions, statutes and cases.

FindLaw · http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/#statelaw · Similar to Cornell's site.

State Constitutions · http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/indexconst.html · Listing of links to state constitutions.

State Gov. Publications · http://www.library.uiuc.edu/doc/statelist/check/check.htm · Comprehensive site linking to catalogs of government publications for 32 states.   

Subject Problems

Search Type

Used For

Example

Subject

You are not looking for a specific item but for information on a particular subject.

I am looking for something on Wisconsin water pollution law.

General Legal Subject Resources

Wex (Cornell Legal Information Institute) · http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php · Combined legal encyclopedia and dictionary of legal subjects.  It functions like Wikipedia and new authors are welcome.  Perhaps the only truly comprehensive subject commentary for legal subjects on the web.

Cornell L. Research Encyclopedia ·  http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/encyclopedia/subjects/submain.htm · Subject arrangement of legal websites provided by Cornell Law Library.

Legal Subjects Index (FindLaw) · http://www.findlaw.com/01topics/index.html · Findlaw's subject arrangement of web links based upon legal practice areas.

Practice Areas Index (LexisOne) · http://www.lexisone.com/legalresearch/legalguide/practice_areas/practice_areas_index.htm · LexisOne's subject arrangement of web links based upon legal practice areas.

Zimmerman's Legal Research Guide · http://www.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmerman/ · Comprehensive repository of research guides on legal subjects.  Excellent resource for mapping out your research.  Some background information and content is provided.

Yahoo Law · http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/Law/ · Yahoo's subject organization of law.

Government Docs 

Browse Gov. Topics (GPO) · http://www.library.okstate.edu/govdocs/browsetopics/ · Excellent subject arrangement to federal government web sites and documents.  Maintained by Oklahoma State University Library.

Meta-Subject Index to Gov. Info. · http://www.isu.edu/library/docs/Subjects1.htm · Extensive subject arrangement of subjects.  UtilizesInfomine and other resources.  Cut and past suggested subject headings into the Infomine search engine.

Law Reviews 

Law Review (USC) · http://lawweb.usc.edu/library/resources/journals.htm · Links to law reviews and journals with electronic content available on the Web.

Academic Law Reviews & Journals (Findlaw) · http://stu.findlaw.com/journals/ · Links to law reviews and journals organized by subject.  Free electronic journals are available through Findlaw'sUniversity Law Review Project(http://www.lawreview.org).

Open Access Law Journals · http://sciencecommons.org/literature/oalawjournals · Links to journals committed to open access principles of Creative Commons Science Commons.  May provide access to electronic content.   

Law Reviews:  Submissions & Rankings · http://lawlib.wlu.edu/LJ/index.aspx · Excellent site providing subject arrangements of over 1,200 law reviews and journals.  Many of the journals are ranked by number of citations, number of citations per article, number of citations in US courts, and average time until articles are cited.  Links to publish information.  Excellent cite for authors and libraries.

Law Journal Abstract List Serv (University L. Rev. Project) · http://www.findlaw.com/lists/ulrpsubscribe.html · Sign up for list serve with abstracts from law reviews.

Scholarly Papers

BePress Legal Repository · http://law.bepress.com/repository · Access to scholarly working papers, journals and working paper series.  Place for scholars to upload papers.  Information on most frequently downloaded papers.

L. Research Network (SSRN) · http://www.ssrn.com/update/lsn/index.html· Access to scholarly working papers, journals and working paper series.  Place for scholars to upload papers.  Some content may cost money if you are not with a educational institution.  Information on most frequently downloaded authors and titles.

Book Reviews & New Titles

Law & Politics Book Review · http://www.bsos.umd.edu/gvpt/lpbr/  

Yale L. Lib. Acquisitions · http://www.law.yale.edu/library/news/acq/index.html

AcqWeb's Director of Law Publishers and Vendors ·  http://acqweb.library.vanderbilt.edu/pubr/law.html



Institution Problems

Search Type

Used For

Example

 Institution

You know what you are looking for will be found at a particular institution, agency, or organization or you want to find out what agency administers a particular program or enforces a particular law.

I need Department of Justice Rulings and Opinion Letters on when the merger of two large medical groups falls within the safe harbor provisions for antitrust issues.

U.S. Federal Government 

Fed. Agencies Directory (LSU) · http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html · Searchable list of U.S. agencies and all branches of U.S. government.  Links directly to agency web site.

Catalog of U.S. Gov. Publications (GPO Monthly Catalog) · http://catalog.gpo.gov/ · U.S. government is the largest publisher in the world.  Official online catalog of all publications.  Many of documents are now electronic and may be downloaded directly from the catalog.

Documents Data Miner: List of Classes · http://govdoc.wichita.edu/ddm/ClassSel.asp (select "List of Classes Link) · Subject organization of U.S. government publications.  Use in conjunction withCatalog of U.S. Government Publications.

FedWorld · http://www.fedworld.gov· Provided by U.S. Commerce Department.  Provides links to several important search engines:  FirstGov (searches 30 million U.S. gov. pages);National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Library;Federal Government Jobs; andSciTech Resources.

Federal Information Subject Lists (Duke Univesity) · http://docs.lib.duke.edu/federal/guides/fed_sub.html · Subject organization of federal information.  Links to federal agencies, libraries, and other sites.

Google Uncle Sam (federal and state gov. documents only) · http://www.google.com/unclesam · Google site dedicated to searching federal and state government pages.

Moody's Sources for Agency Searching · http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/publish/mmoody/lis424/asources.html · Site is no longer updated but has many useful suggestions by a prominent government document librarian.

State Governments

State Gov. Publications · http://www.library.uiuc.edu/doc/StateList/check/check.htm · Comprehensive site linking to catalogs of government publications for 32 states.  Catalogs are similar to GPO Catalog.

State Gov. Institutions & Agencies · http://www.lexisone.com/legalresearch/legalguide/states/states_resources_index.htm · Free site provided by Lexis with links to state governments, agencies, and branches of government.  See alsoFindlaw's State Resourcessite at http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov/index.html.

Foreign Governments 

Foreign Gov. (NWU) ·  http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/foreign.html · Comprehensive listing of links to foreign governments on the web.  Provided by Northwestern University Library.

Guide to Law Online: Nations of the World (LOC) · http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/nations.html · Comprehensive guide provided by the U.S. Law Library of Congress.

International Organizations (see also Special Techniques)

United Nations

UN Official Site · http://www.un.org/english/ · Official United Nations site.

UN Document Center · http://www.un.org/documents/ · Official site site with links to various UN branches, the UN Library, the UN Bibliographic Information System, the Official Document System, and UN InfoQuest.  A research guide is also available.

European Union

EU Official Site · http://europa.eu.int/index_en.htm · Gateway to the European Union.

EU Documents · http://europa.eu/documents/index_en.htm · Official Guide to the various databases and repositories of EU documents.

Eur-Lex · http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm · Official web site for EU Documents including theOfficial Journal, treaties, case law, legislation, proposed legislation, and parliamentary questions.

European Parliament Legislative Observatory · http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/index.jsp?language=en · Monitors new EU legislation.

PreLex · http://ec.europa.eu/prelex/apcnet.cfm?CL=en · Monitors decision making between various EU institutions, including the Commission and Secretariat General.

CURIA · http://curia.europa.eu/en/instit/presentationfr/index_cje.htm · Access case decisions of The Court of Justice, Court of First Instance, and Civil Service Tribunal.

European Commission Libraries Catalogue (ECLAS) · http://europa.eu.int/eclas/ · Catalog for the EU Commission Library.

EU Institutions and Other Bodies · http://europa.eu/institutions/index_en.htm· Guide to EU agencies and institutions with links to their websites.

Other Regional & Global Organizations 

International Gov. Organizations Index (NWU) · http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/igo.html · Comprehensive site of international and multinational organizations.

Guide to Law Online: Multinational Reference (Law Library of Congress) · http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/multiref.html · Includes links to some multinational and regional organizations.  Also includes links to information and web sites of many foreign governments.

Statistical Problems

Search Type

Used For

Example

Statistical

You need statistical information from a government source.

What's the percentage of children living below the poverty level in Los Angeles?

USA 

US Stat. Abstract · http://www.census.gov/statab/www/

Fed Stats · http://www.fedstats.gov/

U.S. Census · http://www.census.gov/

U.S. Courts Statistical Reports · http://www.uscourts.gov/library.html

Bureau of Justice Statistical Publications · http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pubalp2.htm

National Criminal Justice Reference Center · http://www.ncjrs.org/

National Archive Criminal. Justice Data · http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/index.html

UIUC Government Statistics · http://www.library.uiuc.edu/doc/statistics.htm

UIUC Social Science Statistics · http://www.library.uiuc.edu/edx/webstats.htm

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) · http://www.icpsr.umich.edu

National Center for State Courts · http://www.ncsconline.org/D_Research/csp/CSP_Main_Page.html

Foreign & International

CIA World Fact Book · http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

U.S. Department of State Background Notes · http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/

EuroStat · http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/

International & Foreign Statistical Agencies · http://www.census.gov/main/www/stat_int.html

InfoNation (UN) · http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm

World Bank Data & Statistics · http://www.worldbank.org/data/

Global Socioeconomic Data Applications Center (SEDAC) (lots of environmental data) · http://sedac.ciesin.org/index.html

Problems Requiring Special Techniques

Search Type

Used For

Example

Special Techniques

You are searching for materials which require special interpretive or inter-disciplinary skills.

Budget, Census, Historical, International Law, Internet Law, Patents, Politics & Elections, Tax Forms, Technical Reports, Public Records. 

Business, Finance, and Industry

Bloomberg Online (registration required but free) · http://www.bloomberg.com/welcome.html

CNET · http://investor.news.com

CNNMoney · http://money.cnn.com/

Company Research (Guide) · http://iws.ohiolink.edu/companies/

Corporate Information (registration required but free) · http://www.corporateinformation.com

Economic Census · http://www.census.gov/econ/census02

EDGAR (SEC Securities Filings) · http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/webusers.htm

Foreign Trade Statistics · http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/

Fortune 500 Lists · http://www.fortune.com/fortune/alllists

Hoovers (Companies & Industries) · http://www.hoovers.com/free

IndustryLink · http://www.industrylink.com/

Industry Research (Guide) · http://iws.ohiolink.edu/companies/indexindustryresearch.htm

Map of the Market · http://www.smartmoney.com/marketmap/

Motley Fool · http://www.fool.com/index.htm

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) · http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html

NY Times Directory to Business · http://www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/reference/busconn.html

SmartMoney · http://www.smartmoney.com/

Statistical Resources (Business & Industry) · http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/frames/stecinfr.html

Thomas Register (registration required but free) · http://www.thomasregister.com/

Trade Information Center (Industry & Countries) · http://www.trade.gov/td/tic/

Yahoo! Business Directory · http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Directories/Companies/

Census

Moody's Basic Census Sources · http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/publish/mmoody/lis424/census.html

Census Bureau (also includes economic and trade data) · http://www.census.gov/

Crime Statistics (see alsostatistics "problem type" page)

Bureau of Justice Statistics · http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pubalp2.htm

Census Bureau--Criminal Justice Surveys · http://www.census.gov/govs/www/cj.html

National Criminal Justice Reference Center · http://www.ncjrs.org/

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data · http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/index.html

NACJD Related Sites · http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/links.html

Judicial Business of the United States · http://www.uscourts.gov/about.html

Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property

Professor Paul's Cyberlaw and Infosphere Web Links · http://www1.law.umkc.edu/Faculty/callister/Guides/CyberlawLinks.htm

Forms

LexisOne Forms · http://www.lexisone.com/legalresearch/legalguide/online_forms/forms_center_index.htm

Findlaw Forms · http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/

Juris International (Forms) · http://www.jurisint.org/pub/page00_en.htm

Federal Budget

Government Budget (GPO) · http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/

Moody's Basic Budget Sources ·  http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/publish/mmoody/lis424/budget.html

U.S. Census Bureau--Federal, State & Local Governments · http://www.census.gov/govs/www/index.html

Foreign & International Law (see also Institutional)

Foreign Law & Governments 

Laws of Other Nations (UIUC) · http://library.law.uiuc.edu/sub/foreignr.htm

Web Resources for Foreign Law & Gov. (Emory) ·  http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/foreign.html

D'Angelo L. Lib. (U. of Chicago) · http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/foreign.html

Constitution Finder · http://confinder.richmond.edu/

Nations of the World (L. Lib. of Cong.) · http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/nations.html

Global L. Info. Network (L. Lib. of Cong.) · http://lcweb2.loc.gov/law/GLINv1/

Guide to Foreign & Int'l L. Databases (NYU) · http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/foreign_intl/

Foreign Gov. (NWU) ·  http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/foreign.html

NATLEX National Labor Law · http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex_browse.home

International Law & Organizations

United Nations

UN Official Site · http://www.un.org/english/

UN Treaty Collection · http://untreaty.un.org/English/treaty.asp

UN Document Center · http://www.un.org/documents/

International Law · http://www.un.org/law/

Human Rights · http://www.un.org/rights/index.html

International Court Justice (UN) · http://www.icj-cij.org/

International Court Justice (Alternate Site) · http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/International_Resources/default.htm

International Criminal Court · http://www.un.org/law/icc/index.html

European Union 

EU Official Site · http://europa.eu.int/index_en.htm

EuroLex Portal EU Law · http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/index.html

EU in the US · http://www.eurunion.org/

EU Research Guide (Berkeley) · http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/gov_eu.html

Web Guide EU Info (Prof. Callister) · http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/seworkspace/callistr/424/ecweb/ECsite.htm

EU Courts J. & First Inst.· http://europa.eu.int/cj/en/index.htm

European Commission Libraries Catalogue (ECLAS) · http://europa.eu.int/eclas/

Other Regional & Global Organizations 

International Government Organizations Index (NWU) · http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govpub/resource/internat/igo.html

Council of Europe · http://www.coe.int/DefaultEN.asp

European Court of Justice · http://www.echr.coe.int/

NAFTA Secretariat · http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/DefaultSite/index.html

NATO · http://www.nato.int/

Permanent Court of Arbitration · http://www.pca-cpa.org/

World Trade Organizations · http://www.wto.org/

World Intellectual Property Organization · http://www.wipo.int/index.html.en

International Labor Organization (Cornell) · http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/International_Resources/default.htm

Treaties & Other Primary Sources

UN Treaty Collection · http://untreaty.un.org/English/treaty.asp

UN Charter · http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/ibasicdocuments/Basetext/iunchart.htm

Multilateral Treaties Project (Fletcher) · http://fletcher.tufts.edu/multilaterals.html

Oceana Online Treaties Index (registration required but free) · http://www.oceanalaw.com/gateway/main_Logon.asp?ID=23

UNIDROIT Conventions · http://www.unidroit.org/english/conventions/c-main.htm

Environmental Treaties & Resource Indicators · http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/entri/index.jsp

WIPO Treaties · http://www.wipo.int/treaties/index.html

GATT · http://www2.law.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/foliocgi.exe/GATT?

Diana Human Rights Project (Yale) · http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diana/index.html

International Court of Judicial Decisions · http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/idecisions.htm

TRIBLEX ILO Administrative Tribunal Cases · http://ilis.ilo.org/ilis/trib/ilintrtr.html

IOLEX Digest of International Labour Standards · http://www.ilo.org/ilolex/english

Moody's Basic Treaty Sources · http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/publish/mmoody/lis424/treaty.html

General Sites, Libraries & Guides

Sources International & Foreign Law in English (Williams) · http://library.law.uiuc.edu/sub/foreignr.htm

Foreign & International Legal Index (Washburn) · http://www.washlaw.edu/forint/forintmain.html

Foreign & International Legal Index Research (U. of Co.) · http://spot.colorado.edu/~thompsje/intlaw.htm

Foreign & International Legal Sources Ann. (Cornell) · http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/International_Resources/foreign.htm

International Resources (FindLaw) · http://www.findlaw.com/12international/

Foreign & International Legal Databases (NYU) · http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/foreign_intl/

International Legal Guides (LLRX) · http://www.llrx.com/international_law.html

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Catalog) · http://www.mpil.de/eindex.cfm

Peace Palace Library (Catalog) · http://www.ppl.nl/

European Commission Libraries Catalogue (ECLAS) · http://europa.eu.int/eclas/

International & Foreign Law Resources (Callister) · http://www1.law.umkc.edu/faculty/callister/intl/

Historical

Abraham Lincoln at the Library of Congress · http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html

American Memory · http://memory.loc.gov/

Avalon Project at Yale Law School:  Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy  · http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/avalon.htm

A Century of Law Making for a New Nation · http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

 Digital Library Federation:  Public Access Collections · http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?c=dlfcoll

The Founder's Constitution · http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/

Hypertext of American History · http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/usa.htm

Linder's Famous Trials (UMKC) ·  http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/ftrials.htm

National Archives and Record Administration · http://search.nara.gov/

 National Security Archive (Repository FOIA Documents) · http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

Statutes at Large (1789-1873) · http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsl.html

Thomas Historical Documents · http://lcweb2.loc.gov/const/mdbquery.html

Tobacco Control Archives · http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco/

Yahoo History of Law · http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/Law/History/

Native American Law

Research American Indian Law · http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/profiles/stancel/indian.htm

National Indian Law Library · http://www.narf.org/nill/Nillindex.html

Native American Legal Resources · http://www.law.ou.edu/indian

Indigenous Peoples Law (Google) · http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Law/Legal_Information/Indigenous_Peoples_Law

Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Natural Resources Web Links (U. of Denver) · http://www.law.du.edu/naturalresources/weblinks

SEDAC Global Socioeconomic Data Applications Center (lots of environmental data and treaties) · http://sedac.ciesin.org/index.html

Earth Trends · http://earthtrends.wri.org

Politics and Elections

Center for Governmental Studies · http://www.cgs.org/

Congress.org · http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/

Democracy Network · http://www.congress.org/congressorg/e4/?

Election Law @ Moritz (Ohio State Law Library) · http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/

Government Guide · http://mygov.governmentguide.com/mygov/index.html

U. Michigan Document Center--Political Science Resources ·  http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/psusp.html

Tax Law Resources

Tax Law Resources (Prof. Callister) · http://www1.law.umkc.edu/faculty/callister/tax_resources.htm

Technical Reports

Moody's Basic Technical Report Sources · http://leep.lis.uiuc.edu/publish/mmoody/lis424/trptso.html

Technical Reports (University at Buffalo) · http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/collections/technic.html

Government Research Center · http://grc.ntis.gov/

NTIS Catalog · http://www.ntis.gov/search/index.asp

Department of Transportation: Online Publications · http://isddc.dot.gov/OLPWeb.ASP

News Problems

Search Type

Used For

Example

News

You are searching for news stories. 

I need accounts of the law suit in France by Jewish groups against Yahoo. 

Legal News 

CNN Legal Center · http://www.cnn.com/LAW/· CNN's legal news site.

FindLaw L. News & Commentary · http://news.findlaw.com/· Excellent site for current legal developments.  Owned by West Publishing but free.

Jurist Legal News Topics · http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/· Maintained by University of Pittsburg School of Law.  Site is directed toward faculty.  Both U.S. and international versions.

Jurist Supreme Ct. News · http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/currentawareness/ussupremes.php· Focus is on supreme court.

LexisOne Headline News · http://www.lexisone.com/news/index.html · Free headline news from LexisOne.

MagPortal.com · http://www.magportal.com/c/soc/law/· Portal site which searches out legal news on the Web.

National LawJournal · http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/index.jsp· Some content is free.

USA Today: Washington Digest · http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/digest.htm· Digest of news in Washington, D.C.

Law Blogs

BLawG· http://www.blawg.org/· Guide to legal blogs.

Law Professor Blogs· http://www.lawprofessorblogs.com/ · Web blogs hosted by law professors and Westlaw.

List Serves for Academics and Legal Professionals · http://www1.law.umkc.edu/library/listservs.htm · UMKC Law School's links to list serve directories.

Reference Problems

Search Type

Used For

Example

Reference

You need basic background or definitional information.

I need to know the etymology of "Escrow."  What is "Brehon law"?

Legal

Findlaw Legal Dictionary · http://stu.findlaw.com/journals

Martindale Lawyer Directory · http://www.martindale.com

Zimmerman Research Guide · http://www.lexis.com/infropro/zimmerman/

General Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Reference Resources

Encyclopedia.com · http://www.encyclopedia.com

EU Dictionary (EuroDicAutom) · http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/Controller

Virtual Reference Desk (Library of Congress--Quotations, Almanacs, Atlases, etc.) · http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/virtualref.html

Wikipedia · http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Wiktionary · http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary

General Archives

Google Book Search · http://books.google.com

Google Scholar · http://scholar.google.com/

Internet Archive · http://www.archive.org/details/texts

Oaister · http://oaister.umdl.umich.edu/o/oaister

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