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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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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.


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Congressional Publications (ProQuest)

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, proquest


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GovInfo - U.S. Government Publishing Office

Access to current publications of the U.S. Government as well as legislative history information.


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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

NOTE: IntelliConnect has been replaced by Cheetah is being phased out for everything but tax content.


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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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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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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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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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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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Every CRS Report

EveryCRSReport.com includes 8,255 CRS reports. The number changes regularly. It's every CRS report that's available on Congress's internal website. We redact the phone number, email address, and names of virtually all the analysts from the reports. If you're looking for older reports, our good friends at CRSReports.com may have them. We also show how much a report has changed over time (whenever CRS publishes an update), provide RSS feeds, and we hope to add more features in the future.


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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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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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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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Legislative Insight (ProQuest)

ProQuest Legislative Insight makes available more than 18,000 histories covering laws from 1929 to the present. Nine thousand of these histories are new and 4,000 include new research. Includes only bills that have passed.


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US Supreme Court

Find opinions, oral arguments, case documents, rules and guidance, news and other materials about the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Ravel Law and Judge Analytics

You must first create an academic ravellaw.com account to use Ravel Law. To access the Judges portal you must be on the USD campus. Simply search for a particular judge from campus and find information on how your judge thinks, writes and rules. Identify patterns and increase predictability for Federal judges and appellate judges in New York, California, Florida, Illinois, and Delaware (more states coming soon).


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Study Aids (West)

The West Academic Study Aids Subscription offers school of law patrons online access to hundreds of popular study aids to help students anytime during the semester. Authored by noted law professors, the subscription offers up-to-date information, advice, and tips for virtually every course you take.

24/7 access; Full-content searching; Dictionary definitions;Highlight and take notes; Mobility, all the content is available via a web-connected computer, tablet or smartphone.


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Casetext

Casetext provides free legal research and publishing so you can search state and federal cases, statutes, and regulations, for free, annotated by insights from the country's leading attorneys, law firms, and academics.


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ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

Supreme Court Insight is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases that includes per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amici briefs, with harmonized subject and organization indexing.


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