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Subject and alphabetical list of ASLS Law Library's Online Legal Resources
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Government Documents

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications  Icon  Icon
    Contains bibliographic information for federal documents cataloged by the Government Printing Office from 1976 to present.
  • CenStats  Icon  Icon
    CenStats databases provide US statistical data on building permits, business patterns, international trade, occupational data by race and sex, and USA counties.
  • Compilations of Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet: Free Sources  Icon
    Organized by popular name listing and public law number listing. Site also provides link to Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide.
  •  Icon  Icon 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.
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    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.
  • Crime & Justice Data Online  Icon  Icon
    From the Bureau of Justice, statistics about crime including FBI reports, homicide trends, administrative statistics, along with profiles of prosecutors’ offices.
  • Edgar: SEC Filings and Forms  Icon  Icon
    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).
  • Equal Employment Opportunity File  Icon  Icon
    Statistics on race, ethnicity, and sex composition of the labor market; includes data within a specified geography and job category.
  • FDsys (Federal Digital System)  Icon  Icon
    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.
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data  Icon
    Statistics relating to corrections, the courts, delinquency, homicide, international crime, police data, and much more.
  • National Archives and Records Administration  Icon  Icon
    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)  Icon  Icon
    Database of over 7,000 full-text NCJRS reports on justice and drug related information to support policy development.
  • NTIS (National Technical Information Service)  Icon  Icon
    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)  Icon
    A database for collecting, organizing, describing and disseminating data on job characteristics and worker attributes. Replaces the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).
  • Pacer  
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    (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  Icon  Icon
    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.
  • Regional Accounts Data  Icon  Icon
    Presents Gross State Product, State Personal Income, and Local Area Personal Income. Data is available for multiple years. Produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
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    This is a site where federal agencies post proposed and new rules and make it available for interested parties to comment.
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    Portal to government web sites dealing with science and research topics. 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.
  • Trademark Database (USPTO)  Icon  Icon
    TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System) of the United States Patent and Trademark office provides access to text and images of registered marks, and marks in pending and abandoned applications.
  • Treaties in Force  Icon  Icon
    Provides information on treaties and other international agreements by which the United States has become a party and which are carried on the records of the Department of State as being "in force" as of it's publication date.
  • Treaty Affairs  Icon  Icon
    The Office of Treaty Affairs is responsible for managing the U.S. treaty archives, reporting eligible agreements to Congress under the Case Act, publishing texts of U.S. international agreements in the TIAS series, compiling the annual Treaties in Force publication, and registering U.S. international agreements with the United Nations
  • 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  Icon  Icon
    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
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    Provides links to many useful government websites.

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