Subject and alphabetical list of ASLS Law Library's Online Legal Resources
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2017
- 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."
- 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.
- FDsys (Federal Digital System)
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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and law
This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This 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.
- 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