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Subject and alphabetical list of ASLS Law Library's Online Legal Resources
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  • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations  Icon
    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.
  • Casetext  Icon
    A free source for locating the text of Federal Appellate and Federal Trial level cases.
  • Findlaw  Icon 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.
  • Google Scholar  Icon
    This Google interdisciplinary resource includes citations, snippets and sometimes full-text of scholarly articles and books and full-text case law.
  • Hieros Gamos  Icon
    The objective of this site "is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers."
  • Virtual Chase  Icon
    The Virtual Chase informs about Web sites and research strategies for finding the law.
  • Legal Information Institute (Cornell)  Icon
    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.
  • 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
  • Public Library of Law  Icon
    PLoL is one of the largest free law libraries in the world, assembling law available for free scattered across many different sites -- all in one place. PLoL is a great starting place to find freely available law resources on the Web.
  • 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.
  • Social Science Research Network(SSRN)  Icon
    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.
  • VersusLaw  
    VersusLaw is a legal research site providing fully searchable case law from state and federal appellate courts, as well as tribal courts.
  • Washlaw Web  Icon
    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.

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