Research Tools

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American State Papers The American State Papers, comprising a total of thirty-eight physical volumes, contain the legislative and executive documents of Congress during the period 1789 to 1838. The collection includes documents that cover the critical historical gap from 1789 to the printing of the first volume of the U.S. Serial Set in 1817. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
Annual Reviews This database provides access to the Annual Review series published by Annual Reviews, Inc. Divisions include biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. The social sciences division includes The Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Each of the three subject divisions has a separate search page and search options. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
BNA Electronic subscription to BNA materials covering the following subjects:
  • Antitrust
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate
  • Criminal Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Environment and Safety
  • Ethics, Family Law
  • Health Care
  • Homeland Security
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Tax
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Securities and Corporate Responsibility
  • Tax
  • Trade and Commerce
Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
CALI The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; interactive, computer-based lessons covering legal education subject areas. For Law faculty, students, and staff only. Password Required.
CCH Intelliconnect The CCH Intelliconnect Internet Research Network is a full-text search service that provides access to both primary and secondary material arranged into the following topical libraries:
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Banking
  • Commodities and Derivatives
  • Corporate Governance
  • Exchanges and SROs
  • Federal Energy Guidelines
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property and Computer & Internet Law
  • International Business (Global Securities)
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Products Liability and Safety
  • Securities
  • Transportation Law
  • Health and Human Resources
  • Internet Tax Research
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    Congressional Universe (ProQuest) The world’s most comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Services. Includes access to many full-text Congressional publications, bills, laws, regulations, committee information, information about current members of Congress, and much more. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online contains the full text for the constitutions of over 187 countries. Constitutional scholars who are familiar with the legal system, judicial language and official language of each foreign jurisdiction provide authoritative translations into English. Complementing these official documents are Introductory and Comparative Notes that examine recent amendments and highlights of pertinent historical, political and economic information. To connect to this database, click on the link ‘Connect via IP access’ on the left side of the screen. None
    Directory of Open Access Journals Directory of Open Access Journals is a service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. None
    Environmental Law Reporter Provides analysis and reporting on every aspect of environmental law. Includes current news, articles, cases, administrative documents, environmental statutes, international treaties and federal and state regulations. Online version of the Environmental Law Reporter, containing news and analysis, topical updates, and guidance and policy directives. For Law faculty, students, and staff only. Password Required.
    Fastcase Provides online access to primary law resources. For Law faculty, students, and staff only on campus.
    FDsys GPO Access provides free online use of many Federal databases, including the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, GAO reports, the United States Code. Regulations, the Congressional Record and Congressional Bills. It also includes important business materials such as: Commerce Business Daily (CBDNet) and useful reference tools such as the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (MOCAT), the Sales Product Catalog (SPC), and the Government Information Locator Service (GILS). None
    Foreign Law Guide The Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is a database offering relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination. Approximately 190 jurisdictions are systemically covered and updated by a global team of experts Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    Hein Online Full text of hundreds of legal periodicals from their first issue to, in many cases, the current issue. Format is image-based, presenting the exact page image and complete contents of the original materials including articles, essays, book reviews, etc. Searchable by author, title, keyword, and citation. Browseable by journal title, author, and article title. Available collections (partial list):
    • Law Journals
    • American Indian Law Collection
    • European Center for Minority Issues
    • Federal Register
    • Legal Classics Treaties and Agreements
    • U.S. Attorney General Opinions
    • U.S. Federal Legislative Histories
    • U.S. Statutes at large
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, produced by the American Association of Law Libraries, provides access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. This includes comparative law and legal systems, such as Islamic law; socialist law; public and private international law; and transnational commercial law. The data is not limited by country of publication, but rather type of publication. Thus, while publications concerning British and American law are not included, British and American publications concerning foreign law are included. The types of documents covered include journal articles, congress reports, essay collections, yearbooks, and book reviews. None
    Index to Legal Periodicals Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (1981 – present) and Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1918-1981). The Index to Legal Periodicals and Books indexes around 1000 leading legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association journals, university publications and law reviews, and government publications from the United States, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The database also indexes some 1,400 monographs per year. In addition there is the Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective that indexes over 500 legal periodicals back to 1918. None
    JSTOR Complete back issues of scholarly journals in the arts & sciences, business, ecology & botany, general science, and language & literature Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    Jones & Chipman Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1786-1922) None
    Legal Trac LegalTrac offers indexing for all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications. LegalTrac also includes selective full text. Starting in 1981, LegalTrac indexes all major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications. LegalTrac also includes selective full text. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    LexisNexis (for Law Students) None For Law faculty, students, and staff only. Password Required.
    LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications including Shepard’s Citations. None
    LLMC-Digital Offers a searchable full text digital collection of archival material from federal legislative, judicial and executive branch agencies, as well as a variety of State materials. Examples of U.S. Government titles being added are:
    • Congressional Record
    • Foreign Relations of the United States
    • Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents 1789-1949
    • Indian Claims Commission Decisions
    • Public Papers of the Presidents
    • Social Security Bulletin
    • Uniform Crime Reports
    • U.S. Attorney General Opinions
    • U.S. Statutes at Large.
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    Making of Modern Law The Making of Modern Law is a searchable full-text collection of American and British legal treatises and other law related works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (1800-1926). Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law This database includes pre-1926 treatises and similar monographs, sourced from the collections of the Yale, George Washington University, and Columbia law libraries, in the following areas: International Law; Comparative Law; Foreign Law; Roman Law; Islamic Law; Jewish Law; and Ancient Law. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    RIA Checkpoint RIA Tax Service Online. Variety of tax resources, including RIA’s United States Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Coordinator, Warren Gorham & Lamont treatises and much more. A comprehensive tax research system with full-text of tax codes, regulations, and IRS rulings. Checkpoint also includes the Federal Tax Coordinator service which provides in-depth editorial analysis of tax laws. For Law faculty, students, and staff only. Password Required. Contact library staff for the password.
    Serials Solutions A-Z list and coverage file of all UNL Libraries and Scmid Law Library e-journals. None
    Thomas Databases providing access to the full texts of bills and laws from the United States Congress, the daily Congressional Record, relevant proceedings and proposed legislation, committee reports, and roll call votes, variously available from the present back to the 93rd Congress (1973). The site includes links to major U.S. legislative Web sites. None
    United Nations Treaties Series A collection of treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the Secretariat since 1946, pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter. The UNTS includes the texts of treaties in their authentic language(s), along with translations into English and French, as appropriate. The collection currently contains over 158,000 treaties and related subsequent actions which have been published in hard copy in over 2,200 volumes. Currently, the UNTS is being enhanced to include the latest desktop published volumes. None
    U.S. Congressional Serial Set The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is a collection of primary source materials covering the period 1817 through 1980 (the 15th through 96th congresses). This electronic version is presently complete through the 94th Congress, 1st session (1975). It’s made up of congressional reports and documents, arranged in sequentially numbered volumes. Many important executive agency documents were printed in congressional editions during the 19th century, making the U.S. Congressional Serial Set an incredibly rich resource covering nearly every aspect of society. The set includes the American State Papers, a retrospective collection of materials originating from 1789 through 1838 but published in the second quarter of the 19th century. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users
    U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978. A searchable full-text collection of official U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs. None
    Westlaw (for Law Students) None For Law faculty, students, and staff only. Password Required
    Westlaw Campus Research None Link to Love Library provided. Click through to Westlaw Campus Research.
    World Cat The WorldCat database is the OCLC Online Union Catalog. It contains more than 43 million records describing items owned by our libraries or libraries around the world. Available through computers on campus, and home access available to UNL faculty, staff and students – Info for remote users