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  • American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • American Memory Infomation details about the resource   

    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.

  • Aqualine  Infomation details about the resource 

    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  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • CQ Almanac  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • EveryCRSReport.com Infomation details about the resource   

    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. EveryCRSReport.com includes over 8,600 CRS reports.

  • LegalTrac (Gale OneFile: LegalTrac)  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • OurEnergyPolicy.org Infomation details about the resource   

    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 Reference  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • Regulatory Insight  Infomation details about the resource 

    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.

  • Supreme Court Insight  Infomation details about the resource 

    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  Infomation details about the resource 

    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  Infomation details about the resource 

    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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