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Subject: Law databases

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  • American Memory    UW login not required

    History full-text archive that reproduces print, spoken words, sound recordings, photos, films, prints, maps and sheet music from the Library of Congress collections. On the free American Memory platform. NOTE: Most of the original American Memory collections have been migrated to the Library of Congress Digital Collections site.

  • Aqualine   

    Water resources indexing database that covers scholarly and trade journals, reports, conference papers, books and theses back to 1960. Part of the ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection.

  • Casemaker Libra   

    The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library provides an online searchable library containing all papers published in conjunction with the Foundation’s Annual and Special Institutes and original articles published in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal. These original, scholarly, and practical publications have been prepared exclusively for the Foundation by experts in their fields, and offer deep knowledge about all aspects of natural resources law.

  • CCH/Wolters Kluwer Cheetah   

    This CCH/Wolters Kluwer platform includes the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, an S Corporations Library, and the Tax Professional Library.

  • CQ Almanac   

    Database containing narrative accounts of every major piece of legislation that lawmakers considered during a congressional session. Arranged thematically, CQ Almanac organizes, distills, and cross-indexes for permanent reference the full year in Congress and in national politics. On the CQPress Electronic Library platform.

  • CQ Magazine (formerly CQ Weekly)   

    Government full-text magazine that covers the activities of the U.S. Congress back to 1983. On the CQPress Electronic Library platform.

  • Criminal Justice (Gale OneFile)   

    Criminal Justice Collection brings together information from more than 700 journals. Aimed at researchers who are studying law or law enforcement, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in Homeland Security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and more.

  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video   

    Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video includes hundreds of hours of video for professionals and students in criminal justice and public safety. Documentaries and interviews provide personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system. Students will benefit from invaluable training videos that demonstrate how to respond to potentially-dangerous situations, all from the safety of the classroom. Featuring titles by In the Line of Duty, BBC, and A&E Television, Criminal Justice & Public Safety in Video provides an authoritative resource for both students and experts.

  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database, based on Charles Evan's American Bibliography, that reproduces all books, pamphlets and broadsides published the American colonies and the United States between 1639 and 1800. On the Readex platform.

  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)   

    Multidisciplinary full-text database that provides books, pamphlets, essays and broadsides from England and English-speaking lands based on the English Short Title Catalogue. On the Gale platform.

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    Congressional Research Service is Congress’ think tank, and its reports are relied upon by academics, businesses, judges, policy advocates, students, librarians, journalists, and policymakers for accurate and timely analysis of important policy issues. The reports are not classified and do not contain individualized advice to any specific member of Congress. includes over 8,600 CRS reports.

  • Foreign Law Guide   

    Law full-text database that covers codes and basic legislation in English for countries around the world. On its own platform.

  • Fuente Academica   

    Multidisciplinary indexing/full-text eJournal database that covers scholarly journal articles from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • GreenFILE    UW login not required

    Environmental indexing/full-text database that selectively covers journals, magazines and government documents. On the EBSCOhost platform.

  • HeinOnline   

    Law indexing/full-text database that covers journals, session laws, congressional documents and other legal documents. On the HeinOnline platform.

  • Humanities Index   

    Humanities indexing database that covers journal, magazine and newspaper articles published in the UK and other English-speaking countries back to 1962. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Insurance and Liability (Gale OneFile)   

    Protection of assets--physical or intellectual--is a concern for those ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. The Insurance & Liability Collection connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.

  • Laramie, WY Municipal Code    UW login not required

    Law full-text database provides all of the city code. On the municode platform.

  • Law Library Microform Consortium   

    Law indexing/full-text archive of law books and government documents, initially making microfilm then digital copies. On its own platform.

  • Legal Forms   

    A database containing Wyoming legal forms

  • LegalTrac (Gale OneFile)   

    Ideal for students, law school faculty, and legal researchers, LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,200 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals, including more than 200 titles in full text. The American Association of Law Libraries not only endorses LegalTrac, its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. The database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

  • Legislative Insight   

    Political science full-text database collection that includes government publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections    UW login not required

    Gateway to over 300 digital collections maintained by the Library Of Congress including documents, photographs, motion pictures, sheet music, sound recordings, and more.

  • London Low Life   

    English history full-text archive that reproduces books, maps and ephemera about London crime from 18th to early 20th century. On the Adam Matthew platform.

  • Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990   

    This important collection of papers spans the majority of the twentieth century, from 1912 to 1990. Law and humanities libraries serving scholars and students in twentieth-century American social history and politics will find this archive of special interest because of its focus on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. For most of the twentieth century the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was the principal defender of the rights that citizens can assert against government. Its primary aims have been the defense of the freedoms of speech and press, the separation of church and state, the free exercise of religion, due process of law, equal protection of the law, and the privacy rights of all citizens.

  • National Indian Law Library    UW login not required

    American Indian law blog from the National Indian Law Library that covers current events in federal and tribal law. On its own platform.

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    Database aggregating and indexing publicly available reports, white papers, studies, journal articles, and other materials aboutenergy policy. Topics include: Biofuels, Climate Change, Coal, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environment, Hydropower, Legislation, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Regulation, Solar, Technology, Wind and more.

  • Oxford Journals   

    Multidisciplinary collection of library-licensed journals published by Oxford University Press.

  • Oxford Public International Law   

    International law reference database with articles written by experts. Includes the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law and the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. On the Oxford University Press platform.

  • Oxford Reference   

    Multidisciplinary reference database that combines sources in archaeology, art, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, English, history, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine, music, performing arts, philosophy, quotations, religion, science and technology and social sciences. On the Oxford platform. Simultaneous user limit of 5.

  • Periodicals Index Online   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database that indexes journal articles from 1665 to 1995. On the Chadwyck-Healey platform.

  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913    UW login not required

    Legal indexing/full-text databases that provides information on London's Central Criminal Court trials from 1674 to 1913. On the HRI Online platform.

  • ProQuest Central   

    Database platform that includes 100-some other indexing, full-text and reference databases (listed separately). On the ProQuest platform.

  • ProQuest Congressional   

    Political science full-text database collection that includes congressional publications back to 1789. On the ProQuest platform.

  • Public Library of Law (PLOL)    UW login not required

    Searchable law database that includes U.S. laws, codes, regulations and court cases at the state and federal level. On a Fastcase platform.

  • Regulatory Insight   

    Regulatory Insight seeks to facilitate teaching and learning about administrative law by legal researchers, as well as academic researchers from many other disciplines. Regulatory Insight contains administrative law histories organized by public law.

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library    UW login not required

    Law indexing/full-text database of annuals and special publications of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation since 1955. On its own platform. For access, click "Submit" without entering a password.

  • Sixties, The: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives   

    Interdisciplinary full-text archives that reproduces diaries, letters, autobiographies, oral histories, government documents, memorabilia and scholarly commentary on the American sixties. On the Alexander Street Press platform.

  • Supreme Court Insight   

    Supreme Court Insight, 1975-2016, is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document by document basis. This collection covers content through the 2016/2017 term.

  • U.S. Declassified Documents   

    Full text of Presidential, Executive Branch, and Congressional documents since World War II declassified under the Freedom of Information Act. Subjects include foreign relations, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, civil rights movement, assassinations, etc. On the Gale platform.

  • Westlaw Campus Research   

    Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; and current statutes and regulations. Documents can also be accessed through broad subject categories.

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