Subject and alphabetical list of ASLS Law Library's Online Legal Resources
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017
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- American Fact Finder
Database for U.S. Census data. It can be used to find statistics about population, housing, industry and business.
- American Historical Newspapers Online
A guide to locating digitized American newspapers for the period prior to the advent of electronic newspapers (before 1995).
- American Indian Law Collection
Part of HeinOnline, this collection contains a variety of historical and current primary and secondary sources relevant to Indian law. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- American Memory
Free and open access database to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps and sheet music that document the American experience. See esp. "A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates."
- Arizona Administrative Code
- Arizona Administrative Register
- Arizona Agencies
- Arizona Attorney General Opinions
- Arizona Judicial Website
Provides free access to Arizona state court resources: opinion Searches, Court Forms, Order Searches, Court Rosters, rules, court administration, self-help resources and licensing and regulation information.
- Arizona State Legislature
Provides free access to Arizona Revised Statutes, current and historical bill information, session laws, live proceedings, information on legislators and the legislative process.
- Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers and other reference works through the Digital Arizona Library. You will be asked to enter your home zip code to search scholarly databases, newspapers, etc.
- Arizona Tribal Law Sources
- ASLS Library Online Catalog
Search for resources owned by the library: books, e-books, articles, videos and more using the Library's online catalog
- Basic Concepts in the Law of Evidence with Irving Younger
Professor Younger's experience as a trial judge, law professor and trial attorney, along with his flair for storytelling, makes this series fascinating. Younger's 10 Commandments of Cross Examination is widely regarded as one of the best advocacy tools captured on camera.
- Bluebook Principles and Practices
This ASLS guide includes an overview of the Bluebook for practice and scholarly writing, as well as a list of library resources for Bluebook practice.
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is a consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction. CALI offers hundreds of interactive computer tutorials in 35 different legal subject areas. CALI lessons include instruction, assessment, and feedback.
- Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
This database 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 free source for locating the text of Federal Appellate and Federal Trial level cases.
- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
Contains bibliographic information for federal documents cataloged by the Government Printing Office from 1976 to present.
CenStats databases provide US statistical data on building permits, business patterns, international trade, occupational data by race and sex, and USA counties.
- Century of Lawmaking
A part of the American Memory database which focuses on historical lawmaking in the United States. A project of the Library of Congress, this site provides access to the Statutes at Large, as well as the United State Congressional Serial Set (House and Senate Documents and House and Senate reports), and the American State Papers.
- CEO Express
Provides access to daily news and information (within the United States and Internationally), business research, resources for office management and business travel, and much more.
- Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Online, the Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's web site features the complete contents of the latest issue, daily news and advice columns, thousands of current job listings, an archive of previously published content, vibrant discussion forums, and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
- College Resources for Diverse and Multicultural Students
National organizations, such as Greek-letter societies, government initiative groups, scholarship foundations and honors societies, provide larger platforms for minority groups to collaborate, lead and advocate. The following resource lists are intended to help minority students build strong social networks within academia, locate scholarships and get involved as community leaders.
- Compiliations of Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet: Free Sources
Organized by popular name listing and public law number listing. Site also provides link to Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide.
Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.
The Copyright Office is an office of public record for copyright registrations and related documentation. Prior to 1978, copyright records were created in analog form, and housed in the Copyright Office. Once the “Digitization and Public Access Project is complete, it will provide web-access to all pre-1978 U.S. Copyright Office records.
- Courtroom Cast
Courtroom Cast contains legal multimedia resources. Once registered you receive unlimited access to audio files of judicial opinions and trial videos. You can listen to audio files online or download the MP3.
- Crime & Justice Data Online
Various statistics about crime including FBI reports, homicide trends, administrative statistics, along with profiles of prosecutors’ offices.
- Death Penalty Worldwide
The database provides information on the laws and practices related to the application of the death penalty for every country in the world that retains capital punishment. Examines the legal framework in which the death penalty applies as well as a description of the way the death penalty is implemented in practice. The database also summarizes recent legal and political developments that shed light on each country’s debate on capital punishment.
- Digital Commons Network
The Digital Commons Network brings together scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges, providing open access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work. This constantly growing body of publications is curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, and represents thousands of disciplines and subject areas—from Architecture to Zoology. The intuitive interface invites you to explore discipline-specific Commons, where you can view and follow popular authors, institutions, and publications in your field. And you'll never run into pay walls or empty records, because only full-text, open-access research and scholarship are included in the network.
ebrary provides access to electronic books (e-books) purchased by the Library. The e-books can be found in the Library's online catalog
or by browsing the ebrary website.
Using your Web browser, you can read the electronic books at any time — no need to check them out! By signing up for a free account with ebrary, you can bookmark pages, highlight content, and take notes in the e-books.
View a video
on how to use ebrary.
Read the ebrary Ebook guide
- EDGAR: SEC Filings & Forms
Provides access to the complete text of all SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings for corporations participating in EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval).
- EISIL (Electronic Information System for International Law)
Provides a free online database that organizes and provides links to, and useful information on, web resources from the full spectrum of international law. EISIL's subject-organized format and expert-provided content also enhances its potential as teaching tool.
- Empirical Legal Resources (Cornell)
This Web site provides helpful tools for conducting empirical research, including several extensive databases of federal and state cases, instruction modules on statistics, scholarly articles, and lists of statistical resources available at Cornell University
- Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
Surveys and analyzes the entire literature of Law and Economics. Entries are organized by topic and contain extensive bibliographies.
- Equal Employment Opportunity File
Statistics on race, ethnicity, and sex composition of the labor market; includes data within a specified geography and job category.
Eur-Lex provides access to European Union Law
EUROPA is the portal site of the European Union (http://europa.eu). It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Users can also consult all legislation currently in force or under discussion, access the websites of each of the EU institutions and find out about the policies administered by the European Union under the powers devolved to it by the Treaties.
Fastcase provides online access to cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, bar publications and law review articles. Free to all members of the Arizona Bar, it is important to know how to use it. Note that you have a variety of help options: FAQs, a User Guide, tutorials, live chat, email help, and other resources including the Fastcase blog and RSS feeds.
- FDsys (GPO Access)
FDsys contains the full text of some of the most frequently used government information. Includes official publications from all 3 branches of the U.S. government including: Federal Register, U.S. Code, court opinions, congressional hearings and Presidential documents.
- Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys
The Shriver Center's Federal Practice Manual for Legal Aid Attorneys covers all stages of federal litigation, from drafting and filing the complaint to trial practice and limitations on relief. This popular resource, available free of charge online, has been updated to include relevant recent caselaw and legal developments. Edited by Jeffrey S. Gutman, Professor of Clinical Law at George Washington University Law School, with the assistance of a group of experienced legal aid advocates, the manual includes links to federal statutes, Supreme Court case citations, and relevant regulations. Moreover, the full text of the manual is searchable by keyword.
FindLaw.com offers a mix of cases, statutes, legal news, a lawyer directory, an online career center and community-oriented tools such as mailing lists and message boards.
- Foreign & International Law Resources Database
Part of HeinOnline, this collection includes yearbooks, periodicals, law digests, international tribunal/judicial decisions, and materials from the Court of Justice of the EU. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- Foreign Relations of the United State (FRUS)
Part of the HeinOnline Collection, this series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. It is comprised of more than 600 books beginning with Abraham Lincoln's administration in 1861 and continuing to the administration of Ronald Reagan. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- Founders Online
This website at the National Archives allows people to search an archive of the Founding Era. Anyone… students, researchers, citizens, lawyers can follow the debate about different founding documents such as the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
- Free Management Library
Topics include the most important practices to start, develop, operate, evaluate and resolve problems in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Each topic has recommended books and related Library topics.
GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law,
GlobaLex is committed to the dissemination of high-level international, foreign, and comparative law research tools.
- Google Patents
A Google database of over 7 million patents.
- Google Scholar
This Google interdisciplinary resource includes citations, snippets and sometimes full-text of scholarly articles and books and full-text case law.
- Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
This electronic resource guide, often called the ERG, has been published online by ASIL since 1997. Since then it has been systematically updated and continuously expanded. The chapter format of the ERG is designed to be used by students, teachers, practitioners and researchers as a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources covering important areas of international law. The ERG also serves as a ready-made teaching tool at graduate and undergraduate levels.
HeinOnline is a fully searchable, full-text, PDF collection of legal publications. Includes several collections:
•American Indian Law Collection
•Canada Supreme Court Reports
•English Law Reports
•European Centre for Minority issues
•Foreign & International Law Resources Database
•Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
•International Law Association Reports
•Law Journal Library
•Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
•National Moot Court Competition
•National Survey of State Laws
•Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
•Revised Statutes of Canada
•Session Laws Library
•State Statutes: A Historical Archive
•Statutes of the Realm
•U.S. Congressional Documents
•U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
•U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
•U.S. Supreme Court Library
•U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
•World Constitutions Ill
- Hieros Gamos
The objective of this site "is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers."
- Indigenous Law Portal (Library of Congress)
This immensely useful website brings together free primary source law documents from the Law Library of Congress and from nearly 340 tribes in Indian country. These documents may include tribal codes, charters, constitutions/bylaws, ordinances, and more.
- International Court of Justice
The ICJ is the main judicial organ of the United Nations. The ICJ Web site reproduces dockets, decisions, and other court publications. This Cornell mirror site also provides research guides and other important documents.
- International Legal Research Tutorial
This tutorial is designed to teach students research strategies and methodology for researching both print and electronic sources of international legal materials. The tutorial includes review questions and a final review to give students an understanding of how these materials are organized, and to teach them how to locate international legal documents such as treaties, agreements and the documentation of international organizations.
- Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
From the LII at Cornell, the online edition of Introduction to Basic Legal Citation, by Peter W. Martin
- Legal Information Institute (Cornell)
The LII publishes free electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law. They range from the Constitution to the U.S. Code, from Supreme Court decisions to the Code of Federal Regulations to state, foreign and international law and a legal encyclopedia.
- Legal Reference Services Quarterly
This journal includes full-text articles on legal research, law materials, information for law library collections, legal bibliographies, and much more. Coverage from 1997 to current.
LexisAdvance is a comprehensive database of legal, business and news sources. Faculty, staff, and students also have access to many of the scholarly treatises that Lexis publishes, teaching and learning tools, litigation and transactional tools, and public records.
- Medline Plus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Statistics relating to corrections, the courts, delinquency, homicide, international crime, police data, and much more.
- National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Search for military records, Native American records and much more.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Database of over 7,000 full-text NCJRS reports on justice and drug related information to support policy development.
- National Indian Law Library
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund is a law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law. NILL maintains a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources including the Indian Law Bulletin, the Tribal Law Gateway and online research guides. NILL also assists people with their Indian law-related research needs.
- National Moot Court Competition
Through an arrangement with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, this Hein collection offers digital access to the records, briefs, and related organizational materials from the 1st to the most recent (1950-current) annual National Moot Court Competitions. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- National Survey of State Laws
This Hein database version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are included in HeinOnline's image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- Nolo's Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Definitions
- NTIS Database
The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.
- O-Net (Occupational Information Network)
A database for collecting, organizing, describing and disseminating data on job characteristics and worker attributes. Replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
- Open Data Website
The World Bank offers free access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.
- Open Library
Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive. It includes the full-text of one million classic literature titles in e-book format.
- Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
"The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Major categories of law explained in detail include private law (contract, tort, civil procedure), public law (statutory, criminal, etc.), and higher or constitutional law." (from the publisher)
- Oxford Scholarship Online
This database offers full-text access to certain law-related titles. Users may also view abstracts of more than 2,500 Oxford University Press titles in numerous disciplines, including economics, finance, history, business management, literature, music, neuroscience and more. Browse by subject or use the advanced search features.
(PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet. PACER is provided by the federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.
- Patents Database
A government database of U.S. patents. Note: In order to view the full patents, you need a TIFF viewer, such as AlternaTIFF, a free software plug-in. The full-text images from 1790 - 1975 are accessible only by patent number and class number.
- Phoenix Public Library
Library cards are free to all Maricopa County residents. Use their online registration form to get an e-card that will give you immediate access to everything in their eLibrary which includes e-book, e-news sources, e-business and science sources and e-reference sources.
- Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
Part of HeinOnline, The American Bar Association's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases is a publication that provides comprehensive expert analysis of all cases argued before the Supreme Court prior to the arguments. A subscription to this online publication includes eight issues annually. Issues 1-7 summarize the Court's seven argument sessions from October through April. Issue 8, which is published subsequent to the close of the Court's term at the end of June, reviews the entire term using statistics, charts, essays, and case summaries.
- ProQuest Research Library
Topics in this interdisciplinary database include: business, education, health, law, political science, literature, psychology and more. The database includes more than 4,070 titles — more than 2,600 in full text — from 1971 forward. It features a highly respected and diverse mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers.
- Public Library of Law
PLoL is one of the largest free law libraries in the world. It is a good starting point for finding cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, forms, and other legal information.
A collection of more than 19 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
- Ravel Law
Ravel's Advanced service provides access to an extensive case law collection (which will soon include all American case law from the Harvard Law School Library) and to unique visual analytical tools. Advanced is free to law students and academics.
The site aims to index, review, and publish quality, credible information-based Web sites and to assist readers in navigating and extracting needed data from these sites.
- Regional Accounts Data
From the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, this website provides Gross Domestic Product and personal income by state and local area personal income. Data is available for multiple years.
Federal Agencies post proposed and new rules and regulations for interested parties to comment.
Portal to government web sites dealing with science and research topics. Science.gov searches over 45 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
- SciTech Connect (Department of Energy)
Full text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics.
- Session Laws Library
This Hein library contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. states as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the D.C. Register. All states are current within 60 days of the printed publication, and all states are available back to inception! For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- Social Science Research Network(SSRN)
This database is devoted to the "rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research" and "is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences" (from the publisher). Some that might be of interest are:
•Economics Research Network
•Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network
•Legal Scholarship Network
The SSRN collection includes abstracts, full-text working papers, and full-text accepted papers.
- Spotlight on Summit
A digital collection of the history and accomplishments of Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS).
- State Bar of Arizona
Provides free access to Arizona Attorney Magazine, ethics opinions, Find a Lawyer, Jury Instructions, handbooks and treatises published by the Bar.
- State Statutes: a historical archive
Part of HeinOnline, this collection includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text. Coverage goes back until 1717. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- Study Aids
A research guide created by the ASLS librarians that reviews various study aids in the Law Library's Academic Success Collection and helps you decide which type suits you best.
- Study Materials for Law School
This list was put together by a group of present and former law students from the "top law schools" forum and elsewhere, and includes online resources for law students, such as study aid suggestions and practice exams, that students think would have been useful to them during law school.
- Supreme Court Database
The Supreme Court Database is the 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 from 1791--. 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.
- U.S. Congressional Documents
This Hein collection features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2015), as well as other important congressional material. Using the Daily-to-Bound Locator Tool, you can quickly find a page in the Bound volume from the Daily edition.For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- U.S. Department of State
The principal U.S. government repository for U.S. treaties and other international agreements.
- U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals
Featuring reports, decisions, and records, this Hein library is a complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It also includes more than 65 GPO best-selling legal titles. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
- United Nations Treaty Collection
Contains the texts of over 158,000 bilateral and multilateral treaties and subsequent treaty actions in their original language(s), along with a translation into English and French, as appropriate. From the main page, click on the Quick Links drop-down box and then select United Nations Treaty Series.
- United States Code (U.S. Office of Law Revision Counsel)
A consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United States House of Representatives
- United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit
This website provides access to electronic filing, opinions, case information, rules, calendars and audio and video.
- United States Supreme Court
The official web site for the Supreme Court of the United States. This site is a source for information about the Supreme Court Cases, Oral Arguments, Opinions, Orders, Dockets, Supreme Court history, and visitor information.
Provides links to many useful government web sites.
- Washlaw Web
WashLaw Web provides users with links to law-related state, federal and international/foreign materials on the Internet. All links on WashLaw Web are maintained by staff members of the Washburn University School of Law Library.
- Webopedia - Online Dictionary of Computer Terms
An online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology definitions.
- West Academic Study Aids
West Academic Study Aids provides online access to full-text study aid e-books. Popular series include the Acing series, Hornbooks, and Nutshells.
WestlawNext is a wide-ranging database of legal, business and news sources. This resource includes access to many of the scholarly treatises that Thomson West publishes as well as the TWEN course management software.
Looking for online Study Aids? The Study Aids subscription, formerly accessed through Westlaw, must now be accessed from a separate URL and account. See the West Academic Study Aids entry above for details.
WhiteHouse.gov is the official web site for the White House and the President. This site is a source for information about the President, White House news and policies, White House history, and the federal government.
- World Legal Information Institute
The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by many international Legal Information Institutes.
- World Trials Library
This Hein collection includes more than 3,500 trials including complete sets of American State Trials, Howell's State Trials, and the Nuremburg Trials. It also includes famous trials from Philadelphia's Jenkins Law Library, Cornell University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia's trials collections. It contains trial transcripts, critical court documents, and trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials, as well as biographies of many of the greatest trial lawyers in history. For Help go to Hein Online Help and Training
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