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Databases and Indexes: US Legal Databases


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Bloomberg Law
Access at a dedicated terminal on site or by personal account. Contains a wide variety of legal and financial information, including court dockets and transactional news. 

CALI Lessons
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Consumer Law Manuals : Companion Web Sites (National Consumer Law Center)
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Corporate is an educational service that provides practical guidance on legal issues involving corporate and securities regulation and corporate governance practices - as well as many other areas impacting today's corporate practitioner. 
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Environmental Law Reporter
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Online 50-state and federal case law database. 
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HeinOnline American Law Institute Library

Hein Online Indigenous Peoples of the Americas : History, Culture & Law / American Indian Law Collection

HeinOnline Law Journal Library
Full text image-based searchable database of legal periodicals. 

HeinOnline Legal Classics
The HeinOnline Legal Classics Library offers more than 1,200 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history, including Joseph Story, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo and Edwardo Coke. In addition to many "classics", this collection includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world. The collection focuses on constitutional law, political science, and other classic topics. 

HeinOnline Session Laws

HeinOnline Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
Brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, as well as materials on free African-Americans in the colonies and the U.S. before 1870. Included are every statute passed by every state and colony, all federal statutes, all reported state and federal cases on slavery, and many books and pamphlets on the subject. 

HeinOnline Subject Compilations of State Laws
This database contains references to more than 18,000 sources of 50-state surveys including law review articles, books, court briefs and opinions, federal and state government publications, looseleaf services, LexisNexis and Westlaw documents, and websites. The database contains the contents of more than 20 volumes in the Subject Compilations of State Laws bibliography series prepared by Cheryl Nyberg. 

HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents Library

HeinOnline U.S. Supreme Court Library
This library offers complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports from 1754 to 2003, as well as Preliminary Prints from 2002 to 2006 and Slip Opinions from 2002 to date. The collection also includes a variety of books and periodicals such as, the Supreme Court Economic Review (1982-2001) and the Supreme Court Review (1960- 2000). 

Index of Unpublished Decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals
Contains links to more than 1,000 unpublished BIA decisions ... obtained from the law library of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) or provided to IRAC by the attorney of record. Decisions are organized by topic and listed in reverse chronological order within each category. Updated monthly. 
Contact Reference Department for access. Librarian assistance required. (This resource is not on the web.)
Legal news and analysis. Platform for New York Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Delaware Law Weekly, Supreme Court Brief, and other ALM national and regional publications. Provides access to recent court filings, decisions, and cases. Offers details on jobs, law firms, and law-related information and educational products. Includes legal dictionary and directories. 


LLMC Digital (Law Library Microform Consortium)
Full text image-based searchable database of U.S. primary source materials. 

Making of Modern Law : Legal Treatises 1800-1926
Full-text database of treatises on United States and British law published from 1800 through 1926. 

Making of Modern Law : Primary Sources I, 1620-1926

Making of Modern Law : Primary Sources II, 1700-1970

Making of Modern Law : Trials 1600-1926 Digital Archive.
Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard and Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York as well as some from the British Library. Collections include not only published trial transcripts, but also popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery and other scandalous crimes. Access also to unofficially published accounts of trials, as well as briefs, arguments and other trial documents where these were printed as separate publications. 

Making of Modern Law : U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978

Making of Modern Law : Landmark Records and Briefs of the United States Courts of Appeals, 1890-1980
Contains briefs from appellants, appellees, and supporters (amicus briefs), with their respective replies, as well as appendices, memoranda, petitions, plaintiff statements, and transcripts from the various circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws - archive publications

National Survey of State Laws
Topics featured in NSSL fall into eight general legal categories: business and consumer laws, criminal laws, education laws, employment laws, family laws, general civil laws, real estate laws, and tax laws. Part of the HeinOnline platform, the NSSL includes the 7th (2016), 6th, and 5th editions in database format, and earlier print editions in fully searchable PDF format. The NSSL database is updated quarterly. 

New York Legal Research Library

Practical Law Company
Access restricted to current Columbia Law School affiliates. 

ProQuest Congressional
Provides legislative histories of federal Public Laws starting in 1969. Provides full text of bills starting in 1789, Public Laws starting in 1988, Committee Reports starting in 1990, Committee Hearings from 1824 through 2003, House and Senate documents starting in 1995, Congressional Record (Daily Edition) starting in 1985, Federal Register starting in 1980, and other government information. Also provides links to websites with related information. 

ProQuest Legislative Insight
In depth legislative history database for federal statutes. Provides collected legislative histories with links to‚Äč all relevant Congressional reports, hearings, documents and bills. 

ProQuest Regulatory Insight
Contains compilations of Federal Register notices, proposed rules, and rules, representing the complete rulemaking process associated with specific Public Laws. You can search by Federal Register or CFR citation, or by Public Law Number, Statutes at Large Citation, US Code Citation, Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) or Agency Docket Number. Covers 1936-2017. 
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Thomson Reuters Checkpoint
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint (formerly known as RIA Checkpoint) is a web-based database of authoritative tax information. Resource contains both current and archival tax research materials, including a complete library of federal, state, local and international tax materials, RIA's analysis, daily updates of cases and rulings, WG&L treatises and journals and Tax Analysts' TaxBase. 

U.S. Congressional Serial Set
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Wall Street Journal, Columbia University Access
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Wolters Kluwer VitalLaw
VitalLaw is the new name for Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, the platform for WoltersKluwer Law, Business, Tax, and Health and Human Services products. Practice Areas include: Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Consumer Finance, Elder & Estates Law, Employee Benefits, Government Contracts, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, Payroll & Entitlements, Pension, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities (Corporation Law & Governance, Federal & International, and State), and Tax (Federal, International, State & Local, and Estates, Gifts, & Trusts). The focus is on the United States, but there is some international coverage.  
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