Free Internet Resources

Bar Associations

American Bar Association

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Broward Bar Association

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Florida Voluntary Bar Associations

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Hispanic National Bar Association

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National Bar Association

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The Federal Bar Association

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The Florida Bar

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City Codes

American Legal Publishing: Online Library

  • includes a collection of Florida city codes for: Boynton Beach, Hollywood, Keystone Heights, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Manalapan, Melbourne Beach, Palm Bay, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, and Weston
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Codes.gov

  • Public.resource.org's comprehensive repository of current and archived municipal and state safety and administrative codes.
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Municipal Codes

  • City code links from around the U.S. from the Municipal Code Corporation; many from the state of Florida; click on "Online Library" to search for free
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Municipal Codes Online

  • Collection of municipal code resources on the web from the Seattle Public Library
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Municipal Codes Web Library

  • Collection from Lexis, including many city codes from California
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Federal Government Document Blogs

Docuticker

  • Links and brief descriptions of new reports from the federal government, non-governmental organizations, and many other agencies and organizations.
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Free Government Information

  • "FGI promotes free government information through collaboration, education, advocacy and research."
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Government Book Talk

  • This blog features reviews of new and popular federal publications, information about new publications, and discussions of some out-of-print classics.
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Secrecy News

  • from the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy
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The Gov Docs Guy

  • from the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library
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Unredacted

  • "Unredacted : the national security archive, unedited and uncensored". The National Security Archive is "[an]independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University[.T]he Archive collects and publishes declassified documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act."
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Federal Government Information Resources

Administrative Decisions

  • Quick access to federal administrative agency decisions on the web; Compilation by the University of Virginia Library
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BillMaps

  • BillMaps is a useful tool for following legislation as it moves through Congress. This mashup uses data from Google Maps, OpenCongress and GovTrack to present bill information such as names of sponsors and voting history. The familiar Google Maps format allows you to click on the bubbles and discover who sponsored and/or voted for a bill. Links on each bill's page take you to corresponding pages at OpenCongress and GovTrack, where you can get further information. A summary of the bill is provided on the map page, although, for complex bills such as The Affordable Health Care for America Act, the summaries on OpenCongress and GovTrack are much easier to read.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Economic data for international, national, regional, state and city levels
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Catalog of Government Publications: New Electronic Titles

  • This dynamic resource allows you to locate new electronic resources in the Catalog of Government Publications. You can also search for new print publications, and view archived lists of publications going back to April 2005.
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Challenge.Gov

  • "On this site, federal agencies are able to post their challenges and the public can offer innovative submissions to those challenges."
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Citizenship Resource Center

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offers this resource for everyone who wants to know more about becoming a U.S. citizen.
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C-SPAN Video Library

  • "Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives." Programs are extensively indexed, and immediately accessible.
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CyberCemetery

  • Site providing permanent public access to web sites and publications of defunct federal agencies
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Data.gov

  • As stated on their home page, "[t]he purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government". Content is added regularly, and the site actively encourages suggestions from users.
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Department of Defense Websites

  • "... the starting point for finding U.S. military information online."
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DOE Green Energy

  • "DOE Green Energy is your gateway to green energy results from thousands of DOE-sponsored research and development projects."
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Energy Information Administration

  • "Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government". Includes state, U.S. and international data on many forms of energy.
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FDsys (Federal Digital System)

  • FDsys is the Government Printing Office's newest system for displaying and preserving Congressional and Federal agencies' publications for public use. All documents are certified as authentic using GeoTrust Credential Authentication.
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FDsys / GPO Access Online Resources : A-Z Resource List

  • GPO Access, the Government Printing Office's now-retired portal to government information, contained an A-Z resources list. The new portal, FDsys, doesn't yet have such a list, so the librarians at West Texas A&M's Cornette Library put one together.
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Federal Courts Finder

  • Links to the federal courts provided by the Emory School of Law
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Federal Depository Library

  • The Law Library and Technology Center became a selective US Federal depository in 1982. We collect approximately 15% of publications available through the depository program, and offer access to online resources as well.
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Federal Judicial Center

  • Search for biographies of the federal judiciary from 1789 to present; link to publications of the Center, including the Manual for Complex Litigation and the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence
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FedStats

  • "...making [federal] statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere".
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FRASER

  • A service of the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, FRASER provides links to scanned images of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and documents.
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Government Catalogs, Indexes and Databases

  • Another great resource from the librarians at the University of North Texas Government Documents Department.
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Government Information Online: Ask A Librarian

  • GIO offers both live chat and email information services for government information from local, state, national and international agencies.
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Government Information Resources, University of Virginia Library

  • Comprehensive and easy-to-use resource for federal and Virginia state government resources.
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GovernmentAttic.org : "Rummaging in the Government's Attic"

  • "Governmentattic.org provides electronic copies of hundreds of interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."
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GovTrack.us

  • This site allows you to follow legislation as it moves through Congress. You can search for members of congress, bills & resolutions, voting records, congressional committees, and the Congressional record
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Guide to the House and Senate Members of the Current Congress

  • A single guide incorporating information and pictures from several sources on members of the current Congress.
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Historical Census Browser

  • The University of Virginia Library offers this resource, which allows for searching of state and county topics for individual census years and/or for examining state and county topics over time. Covers census data from 1790 through 1960.
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House Staff Directory

  • This directory is maintained by the Sunlight Foundation. You can search for staffers of the U.S. House of Representatives, using last name, first name, state, and/or political party. You can also browse a list of committees, members of Congress, or other House offices.
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Index of Presidential Signing Statements 2001-2007

  • This resource is available through the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy website. According to this website, "[t]he index, compiled by Neil Kinkopf, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law and former special assistant in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, provides a comprehensive list of every provision of a law objected to by the White House in a signing statement, the reason for the objection, and a link to the relevant signing statement."
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Internal Revenue Service - Form 4868

  • Application for Extension of Time for U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
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Internal Revenue Service -1040 central

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Law Library of Congress

  • Find national and international legal resources at the Law Library of Congress
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List of Federal Agency Internet Sites

  • Created and maintained by the Troy H. Middleton Library of Louisiana State University, in partnership with the U. S. Government Publications Office. Based on the U.S. Government Manual, the List directs users to the Web sites of active Federal agencies. Users can view a hierarchical or an alphabetical list of all agencies. The agencies are also listed by broad category, such as boards/commissions, legislative, and quasi-official. The entire list is searchable by agency keyword as well.
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LLSDC's Legislative Sourcebook

  • Learn how to research federal legislative history from expert law librarians in D.C.
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LOUIS

  • The Library of Unified Information Sources (LOUIS)is a project of the Sunlight Foundation. It allows the user to search all of these U.S. Government sources at once: Congressional Reports, the Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings, the Federal Register, Presidential Documents, GAO Reports, and Congressional Bills & Resolutions.
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Market Research Library

  • Great source of research reports on markets around the world, provided by the U.S. Commercial Service.
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National Climatic Data Center

  • This is a great place to start researching climate data online.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service

  • Clearinghouse of information on criminal justice
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Office of the Federal Register

  • Online access to current Federal regulations through the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk. Regulations are updated daily.
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OMB Earmarks Database

  • search for appropriation earmarks by agency or state
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OnGuard Online

  • This website, created and maintained by the FTC, offers lots of information about internet safety for individuals, homes and businesses.
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Open CRS Network

  • Congressional Research Reports for the People
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OpenCongress.org

  • Get information about members of Congress (including voting records), congressional committees, and legislation in progress. A section called The Money Trail enable you to discover what groups made what financial contributions to what member of Congress.
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Public.Resource.Org

  • Provides access to current and archived state and federal government documents,including "recycled" PACER documents (previously requested from PACER and donated by the original requestor).
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Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects

  • "The Registry contains records for projects that include digitized copies of publications originating from the U.S. Government. It serves as a locator tool for publicly accessible collections of digitized U.S. Government publications; increases awareness of U.S. Government publication digitization projects that are planned, in progress, or completed; fosters collaboration for digitization projects; and provides models for future digitization projects."
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Regulations.gov

  • Find both proposed and final U.S. government agencies' decisions, along with other documents such as Federal agency notices, supporting materials, public comments, and Federal agency guidance and adjudications.
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Statistical Abstract of the United States

  • "The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."
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The Whitehouse

  • Locate current presidential documents, press releases, executive orders
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Thomas

  • Locate federal legislative documents: bill text, committee reports, public laws, link to the Congressional Record
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U.S. Code

  • PDF version of the U.S.C. from the U.S. government
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U.S. Courts : The Federal Judiciary

  • The official site for the Administrative Office for the U.S. Courts; links to all federal courts, court rules, rule amendments, and proceedings of the Judicial Conference; Statistical Reports
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U.S. House of Representatives

  • Find your Representative, track current House activity; locate House committees, calendars and schedules
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U.S. House of Representatives Video Feed

  • Watch live streaming video, search archives of all floor proceedings from the 111th Congress, or select from various RSS feeds to customize your listening and/or viewing experience.
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U.S. Senate

  • Track current legislative activity, roll call votes, treaty status; find historical information on the U.S. Senate and links to all Senate committees
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University of North Texas Digital Collections: Government Documents

  • In addition to making available the Cyber Cemetery of defunct federal agency websites (see link above), the University of North Texas is digitizing its collection of government documents. Check frequently for updates!
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USA Trade Online

  • The Foreign Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau maintains this resource, which offers "access [to] current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities." Access is free in the Law Library, but requires a password. Ask at the Reference Desk, and a librarian will log in for you.
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USA.gov

  • The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
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Welcome to USA.gov

  • Information about residency and citizenship, plus links to a wide variety of sources for immigrants.
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Your 2010 Federal Taxpayer Receipt

  • Want to see where every penny of your 2010 Federal taxes is being spent? Plug in your tax figures and this site will calculate those figures.
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Find an Attorney

Find A Lawyer

  • The Florida Bar's directory of attorneys, searchable by name, location or certification. Also inlcudes a link to the Bar's Lawyer Referral Service.
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Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

  • Search for attorneys in the U.S. and abroad
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West Legal Directory via Findlaw

  • Search for attorneys nationwide
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Florida Legal Research

Broward County

  • Web resource for Broward County government information
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Florida Administrative Code Online

  • Find the full text of Florida's administrative regulations Note: "... it should not be regarded as the official copy. For an official version, refer to the publication Florida Administrative Code Annotated ... "
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Florida Administrative Weekly

  • Weekly issues from January 2006.
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Florida Department of State

  • Find corporate and elections information; important legal resources; includes Florida Government Information Locator Service
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Florida Division of Administrative Hearings

  • Search for the status of administrative cases
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Florida Government Information Locator Service

  • "[D]eveloped and maintained by the Department of State, State Library of Florida, to facilitate public access to the state's information available on the Internet."
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Florida Legislative History Research Guide

  • This Supreme Court of Florida site provides guidelines for research on Florida legislative history online.
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Florida Rules of Procedure

  • Court rules as posted by The Florida Bar
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Florida Session Laws

  • Find Florida's general, special and local laws as enacted by year; archives back to 1999; also includes cross-reference tables and popular name tables
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Florida State Agency Databases

  • "This ... annotated list of databases produced by Florida State Agencies" is part of a wiki produced by members of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association.
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Florida State Courts

  • Link to web sites for Florida's state courts; The Florida Supreme Court has a new web page as of Nov. 19, 2004
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Florida Supreme Court Briefs and Opinions

  • "Florida Supreme Court cases decided since April 1992 and the briefs filed in those cases."
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Gavel to Gavel

  • Live Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments Schedule
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Get Help Florida

  • "On this site, you'll find E-Government federal, state, and county help for you and/or your family members."
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My Florida

  • Official resource for state government links; maintained by the Executive Office of the Florida Governor
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Online Sunshine

  • Locate Florida legislative information
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International

Audiovisual Library of International Law

  • This United Nations resource consists of historic archives, a lecture series, and a research library of international law sources.
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Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

  • Search for British and other international legal abbreviations to identify the publication
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Caribbean Court of Justice

  • Official site of this relatively new court. "In its original jurisdiction it ensures uniform interpretation and application of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, thereby underpinning and advancing the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. As the final court of appeal for member states of the Caribbean Community it fosters the development of an indigenous Caribbean jurisprudence."
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Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)

  • International law research links from the American Society of International Law
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European Union in the U.S.

  • The web resource of the European Commission Delegation in Washington, D.C. for the European Union
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FLARE Index to Treaties

  • This site indexes more than 1500 multilateral treaties, beginning from 1856. It is the work of the Foreign Law Research Group, based in Britain. It allows searching for treaties by keywords, title, and the year and the place the treaty was concluded. The search results link to the web version and EISIL and note where the treaty can be found in print.
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Foreign Information by Country

  • The University of Colorado at Boulder has collected a wealth of information on each of the countries of the world, all in one convenient location.
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Global Courts

  • Link to Supreme Court decisions from around the world
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Global Database: Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

  • Available in English, French or Spanish, this resource "provides instant access to official documents about the rights of the internally displaced and the application of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement."
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Global Legal Information Catalog

  • "The Global Legal Information Catalog includes information about publications which reprint the laws and regulations of multiple jurisdictions on a particular legal topic. ... The database works as an interface with the Library of Congress’s online catalog and is searchable by jurisdiction, title, subject and keyword."
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Global Legal Information Network

  • International resources via the Library of Congress
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GlobaLex

  • Articles on how to research international, foreign and comparative law topics from NYU's Hauser Global Law School Program
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Hague Conference on Private International Law

  • Text of the Hague conventions, signatories, bibliographies, etc.
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International Court of Justice

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Privy Council (UK) Judicial Committee

  • Text of judgments
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Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913

  • "A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court."
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UK Treaties Online

  • This new service enables you to access details of over 14,000 treaties involving the UK. Our treaty records are based on information received by the FCO Treaty Section over many years. You will be able to research the existence of treaties, obtain key information about them (such as place, place of signature and entry into force date) and see which States or organizations participate in them.
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UNCTADStats

  • "UNCTADstat ... provides free access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators essential for the analysis of world trade, development, and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and durable development."
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United Nations

  • Locate U.N. resolutions and other documentation
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WIPO Lex

  • "WIPO Lex is a one-stop search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members."
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World Legal Information Institute

  • The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by Legal Information Institutes and other organizations around the world.
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Law Reviews

Contents Pages from Law Reviews

  • A free service from the University of Texas School of Law Tarlton Law Library
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Current Issues of Top Law Journals

  • This evolving resource contains links to freely-available current issues of prominent law reviews. Created and maintained by the Mendik Library at New York Law School, this site will soon provide links to all law journals that provide free access to their current issues.
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Directory of Law Reviews

  • Compiled by Prof. Michael Hoffheimer, University of Mississippi; formerly produced by Anderson Publishing Co.; now located on Lexis-Nexis web site
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Most-Cited Legal Periodicals

  • Hosted by the Washington & Lee Law School; with author submission feature
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USC Law Legal Journals

  • Links to law reviews and legal journals on the web
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Law Schools

American Bar Association's List of Approved Law Schools

  • Locate schools alphabetically, by location, or year approved
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Barry University School of Law

  • Search the Barry University online catalog
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CALI Law School Search

  • Search the contents of law school web pages using this Google custom search feature, offered by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
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Florida A&M University College of Law

  • Search the Florida A&M Library catalog
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Florida Coastal School of Law

  • Search the Florida Coastal School of Law Library catalog
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Florida International University College of Law

  • Search the FIU Library catalog
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Florida State University College of Law

  • Search the Florida State University Library Catalog
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St. Thomas University School of Law

  • Search the St. Thomas Law Library online catalog Tomcat
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Stetson University College of Law

  • Search the Stetson Law Library online catalog Roman
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University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • Search the University of Florida Libraries catalog
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University of Miami School of Law

  • Search the University of Miami Law Library Catalog Baron
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World Directory of Law Schools

  • on the AALS web site
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Legal Dictionaries

Law Dictionary

  • Findlaw's free legal dictionary; from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law (1996)
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Law Dictionary

  • Law.com's free legal dictionary; based on The People's Law Dictionary by Gerald and Kathleen Hill
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Legal News

CEO Express

  • News portal for busy executives
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Courthouse News Service

  • may require a subscription for some pages
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Findlaw Top Legal Headlines

  • Top legal news headlines and commentary
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Law Technology News

  • Affiliated with law.com, this law technology resources also has links for job searching, CLE courses and a catalog of print and online products for purchase. Subscription is free inside the U.S. (registration required)
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Law.com

  • News from American Lawyer Media publications: National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Legal Times, New York Law Journal, etc.; archived articles require a subscription for full text
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Legal Research

Berring's Legal Research Podcasts

  • Designed to supplement the CDs entitled "Berring on Legal Research" (LAW LIB Media 2nd Floor KF240. B4683 2006), these podcasts can be downloaded to your computer or MP3 player.
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Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations

  • Find the meaning of abbreviations for English-language legal publications from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States. Includes international and comparative law publications.
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Directory of Associations of Women Lawyers

  • •The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession has compiled this directory, with links to national, state, local, international, and multicultural organizations for women attorneys. Information on gender bias task forces and committees is also included.
  • Access: Open to everyone

DRAGNET: Database of Free Legal Databases

  • "[A] specialized search engine that was developed by librarians at the New York Law School,this feature enables you to "drag the net" through a group of free law-related Web resources."
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Free and Low Cost Resources for Legal Research

  • A list of essential sources available at no or low cost. Created by librarians at Pace Law Library.
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Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center Legal Studies Research Paper Series

  • Scholarly articles about a range of legal topics, all written by the faculty of the Shepard Broad Law Center.
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Legal Research Portals

Courtport.com

  • Offers access to "court case information, rules and forms, property, recordings, liens, criminal business, licensing/disciplinary, and people records." Unlimited free access is available to anyone with an email address ending in '.edu'.
  • Access: Open to everyone

DRAGNET: Search of Free Legal Databases

  • New York Law School's "Database Retrieval Access using Google's New Electronic Technology" allows you to search selected free legal resource databases.
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FDsys / GPO Access Online Resources : A-Z Resource List

  • GPO Access, the Government Printing Office's now-retired portal to government information, contained an A-Z resources list. The new portal, FDsys, doesn't yet have such a list, so the librarians at West Texas A&M's Cornette Library put one together.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Findlaw

  • One of the original legal web sites
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Free & Low Cost Legal Information

  • This website, created and maintained by the Georgetown University Law Library, lists a host of different free and almost free legal resources. The list covers case law, constitutions, statutes and codes, administrative law and a host of other types of U.S. federal and state law. The list is annotated with useful information about each source.
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HG.org

  • A portal for U.S. and International legal resources
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Law Guru

  • A collection of legal resources on the web
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Legal Engine

  • Collection of links to legal sources
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Legal Information Institute

  • Cornell Law School's legal information portal; known for its legal subject collections, access to U.S. Supreme Court decisions and the U.S. Code
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Legal Scholarly Repositories

  • "The site, which lists only stand-alone repositories of legal materials, is intended for use by researchers studying legal information systems and by librarians building digital libraries of legal materials."
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LLRX.com

  • Law Library Resource Xchange; collection of legal research guides, tips, product reviews, technology updates
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OpenJurist.org

  • This freely available website allows searching of more than 600,000 United States Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeals opinions. United States Reports opinions through 2004 are available, and Federal Reporter 3rd opinions are current as of early 2008. Search by case name, citation or full-text searches.
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Public Library of Law

  • Free access to cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, Courts of Appeals, all 50 states (from 1997-present), plus Federal statutory law, codes from all 50 states, constitutions, court rules, and regulations.
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Washlaw

  • The legal research portal developed by the Washburn University School of Law
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Zimmerman's Research Guide

  • An online encyclopedia for legal researchers; part of LexisNexis InfoPro.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Litigation Resources

BitLaw

  • BitLaw: a resource on technology and intellectual property law
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Class Action Litigation Information

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Litigation Law Blogs

  • A list of links to litigation law blogs from Justia
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LitiLaw

  • Litigation articles & legal research collection
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Military Law U.S.

Military Legal Resources

  • Published by the U.S. Library of Congress, provides digital access to the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Library’s holdings.
  • Access: Open to everyone

News Sources

C-SPAN Video Library

  • "Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives." Programs are extensively indexed, and immediately accessible.
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Keysnews.com

  • News about the Florida Keys from the Key West Citizen daily newspaper
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Miami Herald

  • Miami's leading newspaper
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Palm Beach Post

  • News covering the Palm Beach area and South Florida
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Peterson's College and University Feed Directory

  • From How to Use This Directory: "This directory features a collection of RSS and Atom feeds from around the Higher Education community. RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") and Atom feeds offer an easy way to stay current on updates from your favorite websites."
  • Access: Open to everyone

Sun-Sentinel

  • Ft. Lauderdale's newspaper online
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U.S. Newspaper List

  • Links to newspapers around the U.S.
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Other

American Bankruptcy Institute

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American Journal of Mediation

  • A publication created and sponsored by the Fellows of The American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
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International Institute for Animal Law

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Rutgers University School of Law Animal Rights Law Project

  • Access: Open to everyone

Patents

Free Patents Online

  • Search for patents
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Google Patents

  • Search for patents
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Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases

  • Search for patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Access: Open to everyone

Reference Sources

American Health Lawyers Association Consumer Resources Collection

  • This collection includes legal as well as general information on many aspects of health care, including individuals with disabilities, medical research study participation, long term care considerations, and Medicaid. All publications can be downloaded at no charge.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Chronicling America

  • "Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). NDNP, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC), is a long-term effort to develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages."
  • Access: Open to everyone

Dictionary.com

  • Search the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. (2000) and Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus
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Findlaw's Legal Dictionary

  • Search the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Law (1996) at Findlaw
  • Access: Open to everyone

Free Online Law Books from Nolo Press

  • Well-known self-help legal publisher Nolo Press makes current editions of several popular titles available online at no charge.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

  • Online Blue Book hosted by Cornell's Legal Information Institute
  • Access: Open to everyone

Merriam-Webster Online

  • Search the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary or Thesaurus; dictionary has audio pronunciation feature
  • Access: Open to everyone

Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Searchable Information Center

  • This ebrary resource brings together information from many authoritative sources into one searchable database. You can browse information on various topics, such as hurricanes or droughts, or search for a specific keywords. The database also includes many Spanish language documents.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Summer Associate Survival Guide

  • "The Summer Associate Survival Guide includes over 50 step-by-step corporate, securities and finance resources that give you the tools to ace summer assignments. For easy navigating, we’ve divided each practice area into general overviews, how-to practice notes and checklists, charts and timelines."
  • Access: Open to everyone

Zip Codes

  • Find a zip code through the U.S. Postal Service web site
  • Access: Open to everyone

Scholarly Resources

Anglo-American Legal Tradition

  • A site that makes available 3,000,000 digitized images of documents from the U.K. National archives between the years 1218 and 1650. The documents include a wide range of series from both common law and equity courts and from the exchequer. The documents are relevant primarily to those engaged in legal, governmental, economic, religious, social, and local history.
  • Access: Open to everyone

ELS Bibliography

  • Compiled and maintained by Cornell and UCLA law librarians, this bibliography of recent empirical legal research articles can be searched by author, title and subject.
  • Access: Open to everyone

English Medieval Legal Documents

  • "[A] collaborative database on the published sources of English medieval documents, and ... links to the growing number of online sources currently being developed." Compiled by Hazel Lord of USC's Asa V. Call Law Library.
  • Access: Open to everyone

English Reports, 1220 to 1873

  • Free access to the English Reports from 1220-1873 is now available from the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII). The English Reports database contains 124,882 cases. Full text searching is available.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Jurist: The Law Professor’s Network

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NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository

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Social Science Research Network

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Search Engines

A9.com

  • Search engine from Amazon.com; search the web, books, movies, people, blogs, images, etc.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Ask.com

  • Improved search without the butler
  • Access: Open to everyone

AskAnswers

  • Formerly Teoma; find answers to various categories of questions by a team of experts and editors
  • Access: Open to everyone

DRAGNET: Search of Free Legal Databases

  • New York Law School's "Database Retrieval Access using Google's New Electronic Technology" allows you to search selected free legal resource databases.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Gigablast

  • New search engine that can compete with Google
  • Access: Open to everyone

Google

  • A search engine without the clutter; try the advanced search page for more powerful searching
  • Access: Open to everyone

IceRocket

  • Search the web, blogs, news and images
  • Access: Open to everyone

Search Engine Showdown: The Users' Guide to Web Searching

  • Details on web searching by search engine guru Greg Notess
  • Access: Open to everyone

Search Engine Watch

  • News and in-depth information about search engines
  • Access: Open to everyone

Vivisimo

  • Organizes search results from other search engines
  • Access: Open to everyone

State Legal Research

Court Records Free Reference and Directory

  • Contains useful information about every state and county court in the United States, and links to online court record search services.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Government Information Resources, University of Virginia Library

  • Comprehensive, easy-to-use source for federal and Virginia government information resources.
  • Access: Open to everyone

National Juvenile Court Data Archive

  • This database contains electronic records of cases handled by state courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
  • Access: Open to everyone

New York Codes, Rules & Regulations

  • The NYCRR primarily contains state agency rules and regulations adopted under the State Administrative Procedure Act (SAPA). The 22 Titles include one for each state department, one for miscellaneous agencies and one for the Judiciary.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Public.Resource.Org

  • Provides access to current and archived federal and state government documents, including "recycled" PACER documents (previously requested from PACER and donated by the original requestor).
  • Access: Open to everyone

public.resource.org

  • This public interest site publishes state and municipal public safety codes from every state. The full California Code of Regulations and the full administrative code of Sonoma County, California can also be found here.
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State Agency Databases

  • This resource contains links to useful state agency databases for the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Compiled by volunteers from the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association.
  • Access: Open to everyone

State Blue Books

  • Find out which states have online "blue books" (compilations of state government information), which have print only, and how to get the information you need.
  • Access: Open to everyone

State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web

  • Compiled by Jennifer Bryan Moore of the Indiana University School of Law Library - Bloomington, this guide provides links to legislative history research guides for all 50 states.
  • Access: Open to everyone

State Legislature Websites

  • This link to state legislatures of the U.S. states and territories was created by the Law Library of Congress.Includes links to other sources of state legislative information.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Statistics

American Fact Finder

  • Easy access to Census data
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FedStats

  • Convenient collection of federal statistical resources from over 100 Federal agencies
  • Access: Open to everyone

Statistical Abstracts

  • Collection of Statistical Abstracts from the U.S. Census Bureau; covers years 1878 to present

    2006 Statistical Abstracts in excel and .pdf
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UNCTADStat

  • "UNCTADstat ... provides free access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators essential for the analysis of world trade, development, and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and durable development."
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations

Audiovisual Library of International Law

  • This United Nations resource consists of historic archives, a lecture series, and a research library of international law sources.
  • Access: Open to everyone

DagDok - A Guide to United Nations Documentation

  • This useful resource was created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library at Uppsala University Library, Sweden. It provides an overview of the history and structure of the UN, and includes many links to official UN websites as well as to other databases.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Daily List of UN Documents

  • Updated daily M-F, this site contains a list of the latest UN documents. Many of the documents offer links to electronic copies (PDF) in all languages. Just click on the letter code for the language you want to retrieve.
  • Access: Open to everyone

UN Member States On the Record

  • "A new research tool which facilitates research on the work and actions of each Member State, and makes information more accessible and easy to find. Information available for each Member State includes the key documents related to its membership in the United Nations, statements made before the principal organs, draft resolutions sponsored, periodic reports submitted on human rights conventions, and more."
  • Access: Open to everyone

UN Resources & Legal Research

  • Descriptions of, and links to, the most important finding tools for United Nations documents. Compiled by Wiltrud Harms, Reference Specialist for United Nations and Human Rights Law at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley.
  • Access: Open to everyone

UNCTADStat

  • "UNCTADstat ... provides free access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators essential for the analysis of world trade, development, and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and durable development."
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations Depository Library

  • The Law Library and Technology Center has been a UN depository of English language materials since 1997. We offer access to both print and electronic resources.
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations Diplomatic Conferences

  • "This website provides access to the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences, convoked by the United Nations in order to negotiate and adopt several treaties based on drafts worked out by the International Law Commission and considered by the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly." Coverage currently ranges from the 1958 Conference on the Law of the Sea to the Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, 1998.
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Everything about the UN's climate change convention in one spot!
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations Information Center, Washington, D.C.

  • The United Nations Information Center in Washington, D.C. "serves as the focal point for UN news and information to advance understanding of the UN and its work, and ... serve[s] as a resource for United States government officials, NGOs, civil-society organizations and the American people."
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations Legal Publications Global Search

  • Allows for full-text searching of any or all of the following: ILC documents, Proceedings of diplomatic conferences, Summaries of ICJ judgments, Reports of international arbitral awards, Repertory of practice of UN organs, and/or UN juridical yearbook.
  • Access: Open to everyone

United Nations Television on YouTube

  • "The United Nations Channel features videos on a wide range of global topics including climate change, development, human rights and peace and security. United Nations Television also provides daily coverage of events, briefings and meetings at the United Nations headquarters in New York."
  • Access: Open to everyone

United States Supreme Court

AltLaw

  • Provides free, full-text access to the most recent 10-15 years of U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal decisions. The site is a work in progress, so content is being added regularly. AltLaw is a joint project of Columbia Law School’s Program on Law and Technology, and the Silicon Flatirons Program at the University of Colorado Law School.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Findlaw's Supreme Court Center

  • Search for U.S. Supreme Court opinions back to 1893; find U.S. Supreme Court briefs beginning with the 1999-2000 term
  • Access: Open to everyone

On the Docket

  • Part of the Oyez Project, On the Docket "is an online clearinghouse for news about decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court and those cases that the justices accept for review."
  • Access: Open to everyone

Oyez

  • "...[A] complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955."
  • Access: Open to everyone

Researching the Supreme Court of the United States

  • Research guide issued by the Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Access: Open to everyone

ScotusWiki

  • The companion site to SCOTUSblog, this new resource for Supreme Court decisions features a case index, statistics, and a "petitions to watch" list.
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Appointment Process: roles of the President, Judiciary Committee, and Senate

  • CRS Report from Congress, updated July 6, 2005
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Collection

  • Find the current decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court; hosted by Cornell's Legal Information Institute
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Historical Society

  • Information about the history and heritage of the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Nominations

  • U.S. Senate chart, including vote; nominations officially submitted to the U.S. Senate
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Nominations - Confirmed

  • Library of Congress Law Library Reading Room
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Nominations - Not Confirmed or Withdrawn

  • Library of Congress Law Library Reading Room
  • Access: Open to everyone

Supreme Court Nominations Not Confirmed: 1789-2004

  • CRS Report updated Mar. 21, 2005
  • Access: Open to everyone

United States Supreme Court

  • The official site for the Supreme Court of the United States; find docket, opinions, court calendar, court rules
  • Access: Open to everyone

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