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Diamond: Library Catalog
Search for books, journals, multimedia materials and select electronic books and resources in the Temple University Libraries collection.
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- Academic Search Premier
Two general, cross-disciplinary databases.
- CCH Internet Research Network/IntelliConnect
News and research resources covering federal legal issues.
- CVN Law School
Formerly AudioCaseFiles, CVN has video and audio recordings of trial proceedings and text and audio of cases commonly found in textbooks.
- Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)
Definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th and 18th Century America.
- Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)
Full-text access to 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first years of the 19th Century.
- Google Scholar
Search scholarly works and link to full-text resources in Temple’s digital collections.
A clearinghouse of page-image, full-text legal journals, classic treatises, world constitutions, ALI Restatements of the Law, session laws, and much more.
Back issues of periodicals across all disciplines in page-image format.
- LLMC Digital
Digitized legal and government documents from around the world.
- Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926
Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926
A digital collection of classic legal texts in page-image format.
- Oxford Scholarship Online
Digital monographs from Oxford University Press.
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
A clearinghouse for law and economics pre-pub articles.
- Zimmerman’s Research Guide
An online encyclopedia for legal researchers.
- Access World News
Articles from over 1,400 U.S. and international newspapers.
- BNA Online
Current awareness newsletters on a variety of legal topics.
A blog of current legal issues.
- New York Times, full-text
1980 – present, LexisNexis Academic
1851-2006, full-Image, Proquest Historical Newspapers
- Philadelphia Inquirer
1981-present, Access World News
- Wall Street Journal, full-text
1889-1992, full-Image, Proquest Historical Newspapers
- Washington Post
Newspaper archives, 1977-present.
- CQ Weekly
Coverage of Congressional news and legislative activity.
- Digital National Security Archive
U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945 in declassified documents.
- Early Republic
Historical collection covering the First Federal Congress.
Federal portal with authenticated, official documents from the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Code and Code of Federal Regulations.
Activity of the current Congress, including legislation, voting and committees.
Pacer provides case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. Ask at the library desk for password access.
- Patent Full-Text Databases
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office full-text of patents from 1976-present.
- ProQuest Congressional with U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection
Congressional documents back to 1789. (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional.)
- ProQuest Legislative Insight
Compiled legislative histories for select laws from the 80th-112th Congress.
Full-text Congressional documents, including bill tracking, from the Library of Congress.
- U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978
Case papers from the Supreme Court.
- U.S. Supreme Court
The official site of the Supreme Court. Link to argument calendars, court rules, briefs, opinions and more.
- ChinaLawInfo (Chinese language)
- LawInfoChina (English language)
- Foreign Law Guide
Brief descriptions of the world’s legal systems, including the major legal publications from each country.
- Hague Academy
Course materials from the Hague Academy of International Law.
UK cases and laws in page-image format back to the 12th Century.
- Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
Covering international, trade and environmental law.
- Oxford Reports in International Law
Public international law case reports from 65 jurisdictions around the world.
- United Nations Treaty Collection
Research treaty text and status.
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