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Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy (Yale's)

The Avalon Project provides access to digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. Yale intends to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of a work. Keywords: historical documents, legislative, history, original text
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Bloomberg law

Individual user access is given to USD law students and faculty. You must register with Bloomberg to gain access to its products and services.
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BNA resources

BNA is the largest independent publisher of information and analysis products for professionals in business and government. BNA's news services covering the full range of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments. Our subscription includes U.S. Law Week as well as publications on accounting, antitrust & trade regulation, bankruptcy, criminal law, electronic commerce, employment discrimination, environmental law, family law, intellectual property, international trade, labor and employment, professional conduct, securities regulation, and tax.
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BNA's Tax Management Portfolio Plus

The Tax and Accounting Center is organized by subject or “Practice Area,” accessible via the tabs located at the top of any of the “home” pages. Clicking the “All” tab at the far left will enable you to access all the content that is included in USd's subscription.
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CALI Lessons

Increase your knowledge of an area of legal study by completing the lessons online or downloading them and completing them on your computer. The LRC also has the lessons on a CD-Rom at the Circulation Desk.
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California Courts Opinions

CA court website provides an open access search of published appellate and supreme court case law. Unpublished opinions are available for 60 days.
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California Election Results

County, city, school district & ballot measure election results.
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California Law Revision Commission

The California Law Revision Commission is an independent state agency created by statute in 1953. It assists the Legislature and Governor by examining California law and recommending needed reforms, providing relevant studies and reports.
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California Legislative Information

This site contains legislation from the 1993-1994 Regular Session of the Legislature to the current time. Information on older legislation may be obtained by contacting the State Law Library at 916-654-0185.
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California State Assembly Archives

This site lists and describes sessions of the California Legislature from 1849 - 2005
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California State Publications

California State Publications (CSP) is a monthly listing of official publications received by the State Library from California governmental agencies. Each issue includes three parts: an introductory section, a register (consisting of the catalog records produced for new state publications for that month), and an index.
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CasemakerX

Access to Federal documents, California and 27 other state primary and secondary source materials, and legal forms.
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CEB OnLaw

OnLaw provides electronic access to California law practice areas for titles of CEB's treatises and forms. Keywords: practice guides
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Checkpoint (RIA)

You must be using a Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer browser. RIA Checkpoint provides access to tax and accounting topics such as: Federal Tax; State & Local Tax; International Tax; Accounting, Auditing, and Corporate Finance; Estate Planning; Payroll; Pension and Benefits. check point
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Congress.gov

In 1995, the Library of Congress launched a portal to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Materials found in the old system have been relocated to CONGRESS.gov to provide access to U.S. federal government: Bills, Resolutions Activity in Congress, Congressional Record Schedules, Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, Treaties, and other Government Resources. Keywords: legislative history
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Congressional Publications

Publications generated by the U.S. Congress and accessed via ProQuest, including: CIS Legislative Histories, 1969-present; House & Senate Reports, 1817-present; House & Senate Hearings, 1824-present; Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports, 1916-present; House & Senate Documents, 1817-present, and Committee Prints & Miscellaneous Publications, 1830-present; Executive Reports, 1843-present, & Executive Documents, 1825-1980; Serial Set, 1789-present. Keywords: legislative history
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Consumer Law Center's Manuals and Publications

NCLC publishes a 18-volume manual series that details state legislation and case law in all 50 states, with analysis of federal laws, regulations, cases, agency interpretations, and letters. All manuals come with access to a companion website and are revised or supplemented every year.
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Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

To view CILP files, you must obtain the LRC login & password before accessing CILP directly. CILP is a weekly index of legal periodicals arranged by subject headings. The listing is also cross-indexed by publication title. current law index
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ECOLEX

ECOLEX provides law professionals, policy makers, and students access to digital documents in the area of environmental law. Available on the database are international treaties, national legislation from countries around the world, court decisions, and legal and policy literature.
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Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)

EISIL provides primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet.
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Employment LawMemo

All full time faculty, students, and staff can receive Employment Law Memo, NLRB Law Memo, and Arbitration Law Memo; access to "Latest Cases;" access to Advanced Search. Graduates get a one-year individual subscription.
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Entertainment Law Review

ELR is an international law journal published once or twice a year by the UCLA School of Law.
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Environmental Law Reporter

The Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) News & Analysis is the Institute’s flagship publication. Publishing submissions from academic and practicing attorneys, the journal’s authors review court cases, laws, legal trends, and agency actions. Articles address topics in state and federal law. ELR News & Analysis is issued 12 times per year.
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Europa

The official web page of the European Union, Europa provides excellent access to official EU documents, especially recent documents through a service called Eur-Lex.
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FDsys - U.S. Government Printing Office

Access to current publications of the U.S. Government as well as legislative history information. FDsys replaces GPO Access.
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FLARE - Index to Treaties

The FLARE Index to Treaties (FIT) is a fully searchable database indexing and listing over 2,000 of the most significant multilateral treaties concluded from 1353 onwards and a number of significant bilateral treaties signed between 1353 and 1815.
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Foreign Law Guide

The Reynolds & Flores guide is an excellent starting point for locating the statutes of another country. For each jurisdiction there is a brief introduction to the legal system, a list of codifications, gazettes and other sources of law and then a section listing sources of law by subject. There are citations to materials both in the original language and English translations where available. Keywords: Reynolds and Flores, international, codified
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Foreign Law Research Country-by-Country Database (Yale's)

The Yale Law Library has compiled a country-by-country guide of online free and subscription-based foreign law research materials. As a USD patron, you will have access to any subscription-based sources USD has also purchased.
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GlobaLex

An electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. GlobaLex contains articles and research guides written by legal academics, practicioners, and other specialists around the world. It is especially helpful for providing guidance on the research of foreign jurisdictions, e.g. A Guide to Legal Research in Israel.
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HeinOnline

Access to a wide variety of law review publications, secondary sources, primary federal legislative and government documents, patent information, and many more legal treatises. Access the law journal library through Hein.
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HRDO - Human Rights Documents Online

Access to over 40,000 documents from 483 organizations collected by the unofficial depository, Human Rights Internet, are now available online
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IBFD - International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation

IBFD is the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation. Tax practitioners from all over the world rely on its high-quality, independent tax research. Access the World Tax Journal, and international tax news.
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Industry Statistics Portal

provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a selected industry. Data is available from most recent census studies and reports.
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IntelliConnect (CCH)

IntelliConnect provides access under USD Law's subscription to publications, forms, practice guides, and practice tools in over 38 legal practice areas. (Please create your individual account at first login using your sandiego.edu email address.) Keywords: tax
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International Arbitration

KluwerArbitration.com is an online resource for international arbitration research. It contains commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Plus, access to materials including ICC cases and awards.
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JSTOR

Provides access to a variety of both legal and non-legal scholarly works. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
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Kluwer Arbitration

A resource for international arbitration research. It contains commentary from expert authors and an extensive collection of primary source materials. Plus, access to materials including ICC cases and awards.
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Law Journal Press

USD Law currently subscribes to e-books in nine practice areas available at Law Journal Press online.
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Law Review Commons

The Law Review Commons contains over 75,000 articles from open-access law reviews with issues dating from 1904.
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LawMemo - Employment Law

LawMemo provides summaries on employment law, arbitration law and NLRB cases and decisions. You must use your .edu email address to receive alerts and access the database.
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Legal Information Institute (Cornell's LII)

Provides access to federal primary statutory, regulatory, and procedural materials as well as some international and foreign law primary materials.
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LegalTrac

LegalTrac provides access to major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. legal trac
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Legislative History Library (U.S. Federal)

Hein provides access to compilations of legislative history documents to include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services.
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LexisNexis

Individual user access codes are given to USD students and faculty. You must register your access code to enter the LexisNexis databases and Blackboard educational services. Lexis Advance
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LLMC Digital

The LLMC database contains archival and other digitized documents online in these topic areas: U.S. Federal Government, U.S. States, U.S. Territories, Anglo-American Collections, Foreign Jurisdictions, International Law and Organizations, and Multijurisdictional Subject Collections.
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Making of Modern Law

Making of Modern Law is a comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises of the period from 1800-1926. Contains historical works from both the United States and Great Britain.
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MetaLib - Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

MetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
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Municodes by state

American Legal Publishing's Code Library provides quick access to approximately 25 state administrative and regulatory codes.
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National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL provides helpful charts and graphs of states’ legislative sessions.
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NatLaw World

A collection of laws, regulations, case law, and secondary source materials for countries in the Americas. This collection, primarily in original language (Spanish or Portuguese) but with increasing numbers of materials translated into English, is updated daily and arranged in over 25 topical areas related to trade and investment.
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Oxford Scholarship Online

Provides access to hundreds of research-level legal titles, includes a citation exporter. Search the full text to find materials that you will need to obtain at the library or via interlibrary loan.
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Oxford University Press Journals

OUP is a major publisher of academic journals, both in the sciences and the humanities. It has been noted as one of the first university presses to publish an open access journal and probably the first to introduce Hybrid open access journals.
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PACER

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet.
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Practical Law Company

PLC provides transactional and practice-oriented materials. Find foreign business practices, US federal and state forms as well as how-to guides in 22 practice areas: Corporate & Securities, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Finance, Labor & Employment, Antitrust, Commercial, Environmental, Intellectual Property & Technology, Copyright, General IP, Information Technology, Internet, IP and IT in Corporate Transactions, Patents, Privacy, Data Security, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Real Estate, Tax.
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Public Library of Law (PLOL)

PLOL provides access to cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals; Cases from all 50 states back to 1997; Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states as well as state regulations, state court rules, and state constitutions.
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RAND Research Reports

RAND is a nonprofit institution, providing research reports for government agencies, foundations, and private-sector firms.
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San Diego Daily Transcript

Daily newspaper providing business and legal news for the local Southern California community.
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SSRN: Social Science Research Network

SSRN contains published papers relating to the social sciences with abstracts and full bibliographic descriptions. SSRN also provides information on seminars and other social science-related events. Choose desired network from frame on the left side of the SSRN homepage.
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Taxation & Economic Reform in America

Hein provides access to historical tax documents, including Internal Revenue Acts of the United States, Legislative Histories, and Administrative Documents
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The National Center for State Courts

The National Center for State Courts is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization founded at the urging of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. He envisioned NCSC as a clearinghouse for research information and comparative data to support improvement in judicial administration in state courts.
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Trusts and Estates Magazine

Trusts & Estates is a peer review journal and website for wealth management professionals, family business owners, family offices, charitably inclined donors and nonprofit corporations.
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U.S. House of Representatives - Legislative Activities

Receive up-to-the-minute U.S. Congressional House of Representatives' floor activities; find current bills, votes, and timelines.
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Uniform Law Database

Online access to state uniform acts and state model laws. The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) has worked for the uniformity of state laws since 1892. It is a non-profit unincorporated association, comprised of state commissions on uniform laws from each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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United Nations - AccessUN

Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Many are available in full-text on this Website. Those not available online are reproduced on microfiche and are available for viewing at the LRC.
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United Nations - Official Document System of the United Nations (ODS)

ODS includes PDFs of all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are added to the system daily. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
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United Nations Treaty Collection

Treaties and international agreements entered into by member states and registered with the United Nations.
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United States Code

The United States Code is prepared and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Code contains the general and permanent laws of the United States, organized into titles based on subject matter. The Code currently consists of 51 titles and five appendices. While every effort has been made to ensure that the Code database on the website is accurate, those using it for legal research should verify their results against the printed version of the Code.
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Westlaw

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