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CQ Library

(CQ Weekly; CQ Researcher; Press, Congressional Quarterly)
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  • Vendor: CQ Press

Full text articles published in Congressional Quarterly (CQ) Weekly and CQ Researcher. CQ Weekly includes floor votes by keyword, bill date, and bill number. CQ Researcher includes a history, pro & con, and bibliography for each current issue. 1983-present for CQ Weekly, 1991-Present for CQ Researcher. Has full text of other publications such as Congress and the Nation; CQ Almanac and The Political Handbook of the World.


(Federal Digital System, US Government Publishing Office)
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  • Vendor: Government Publishing Office (GPO)

Official Government resource for selected Executive and Congressional documents. Provides access to multiple government databases, including the Federal Register, the Budget of the United States, the Code of Federal Regulations, Economic Report of the President, the Government Manual, historic Supreme Court Decisions (1937-1975), and other various Congressional databases. Primarily 1976 - present, some titles go back further.


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  • Vendor: HeinOnline

Access to law journals (back to the 19th century), international and US treaties (back to 1776), out-of-copyright legal classics, the federal register (back to 1936), and Supreme Court slip opinions from 2002. All material is fully searchable and in PDF format, including all charts, graphs, pictures, photographs, and footnotes.

Nexis Uni

(LexisNexis Academic, Lexis)
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  • Vendor: LexisNexis

Law, News and Business Database.
Full text news articles, law journal articles, court cases, briefs, legal codes, and SEC filings. Users can Shepardize court cases and then read the full text of the related decisions. Most publications are covered 1980-present. The best place to find interview transcripts from television and radio.

Westlaw Campus

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  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Thomson Reuters

Full-text access to law cases, federal and state, legal subject guides, law reviews, statutes and administrative materials, legislative materials and legal encyclopedias. Most data 1996- present. Cases go back to 1945, Federal Register back to 1980. Key search allows searching by Westlaw's keynote system of indexing.


  • Newspapers & News Sources
  • Vendor: Environment & Energy Publishing

Independently owned news organization focusing on energy and the environment in the U.S. Includes Greenwire only.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

  • Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: HeinOnline

Periodicals, scholarly articles, key compiled federal legislative histories, relevant congressional hearings, CRS (Congressional Research Service) Reports, and Supreme Court briefs.

Indian Claims Insight

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full text of Court of Claims and Indian Claims Commissions docket histories related. In addition to court documents docket histories also cite treaties, related congressional publications, and maps.

Law and Society since the Civil War

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Papers from prominent jurists, lawyers, professors, and judges providing insight into high profile legal cases and behind-the-scenes views of the American legal system. 1858-1976.

LexisNexis State Net

(LexisNexis State Capital; State Capital Universe)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: LexisNexis

See Services Desk for user name and password. State-by-state access to bills and bill tracking, legislative calendars, state statutes, constitutions, regulations, select state newspapers of record (non-Calif), and state legislative directories. Coverage from 1990-present.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

  • Data & Statistics | Primary Sources (Archival) | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Office of Justive Programs

Summaries of U.S. and International publications, including federal, state, and local government reports relating to criminal and juvenile justice and drug control. Links to full-text when available.

Old Bailey Online

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Old Bailey

Full text of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 - 1913, detailing trials held at London's central criminal court.

Slavery and the Law

(History Vault)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Digitized petitions on race, slavery and free blacks submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses from 1775-1867.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: HeinOnline

Books and periodicals chronicling the legal history of slavery and abolition, as well laws and cases both in support and against slavery in the English speaking world from the 18th - early 20th century.


  • Data & Statistics | Newspapers & News Sources | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Voxgov

Links to official and ephemeral information issued by all branches of the U.S. Federal Government.

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