Law & Legislation
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Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.
Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.
Law news, law review articles, case law, U.S. Supreme Court decisions, law directories, and more.
Non-partisan news and analysis from Capitol Hill. Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, backroom maneuvering, and more. Covers 1983 to present.
Provides in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy. Each article includes a lengthy discussion of the issue, pros and cons, background information, a chronology, future outlook, tables and maps, a bibliography, and links to related CQ Weekly stories. Covers 1991 to present.
A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.
An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.
LC call number ranges: JK [Political institutions and public administration – United States], K [Law – General], KF [Law – United States]
Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to Congress, 5th ed. [2 v.]
REF KF 1021 .C56
Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections, 4th ed. [2 v.]
REF JK 1967 .C662 2001
Guide to the Presidency, 3rd ed. [2 v.]
REF JK 516 .C57 2002
United States Code
REF KF 62 2000
Black's Law Dictionary, 7th ed.
REF KF 156 .B53 1999
Historic U.S. Court Cases: An Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. [2 v.]
REF KF 352 .Z9 H57 2001
West's Encyclopedia of American Law [13 v.]
REF KF 154 .W47 2004
The Constitution & the U.S. Supreme Court
The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis & Interpretation
REF KF 4527 .U54
Encyclopedia of the American Constitution [6 v.]
REF KF 4548 .E53 2000
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court, 3rd ed. [2 v.]
REF KF 8742 .W567 1997
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Online Sources for Laws and Legislation
Links to federal statutory law, administrative law, case law, and state statutes and case law.
Law Sources via GPO Access (searchable):
Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress)
The best resource for federal legal information. Full text of bills, statutes, and public laws.
WashLaw Web (Washburn University School of Law)
Circuit court opinions, administrative law, federal and state laws.
Help and Explanations
The Legal Process (North Harris College Library)
Explains how a bill moves through Congress. Tells where to find both paper and online versions of legislation.
Congress, Representatives, and Voting Records
Provides access to legislators' and government officials' voting records and positions on major issues.
Last updated 08-24-09