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Subject and alphabetical list of ASLS Law Library's Online Legal Resources
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  • American Historical Newspapers Online  Icon
    A guide to locating digitized American newspapers for the period prior to the advent of electronic newspapers (before 1995).
  • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records  Icon  Icon  Icon
    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.
  • ASLS Library Online Catalog  Icon
    Search for resources owned by the library: books, e-books, articles, videos and more using the Library's online catalog
  • 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.
  • CEO Express  Icon
    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.
  • Digital Commons Network  Icon
    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.
  • Encyclopedia of Law and Economics  Icon
    Surveys and analyzes the entire literature of Law and Economics. Entries are organized by topic and contain extensive bibliographies.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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
  • Open Data Website  Icon
    The World Bank offers free access to a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.
  • 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)
  • Phoenix Public Library  Icon  Icon  Icon
    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • State Bar of Arizona  Icon  Icon
    Provides free access to Arizona Attorney Magazine, ethics opinions, Find a Lawyer, Jury Instructions, handbooks and treatises published by the Bar.
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    Provides links to many useful government websites.
  • 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.
  • Webopedia - Online Dictionary of Computer Terms  Icon
    An online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology definitions.
  • 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.
  • Worldcat  Icon allows you search the physical and electronic collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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