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Complete Database List

Full-Text Databases

Bloomberg Law (password required)
Comprehensive web-based legal research service compiling extensive primary and secondary legal material. Includes significant docket coverage. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only via vendor-supplied passwords)

LexisNexis (password required)
Comprehensive web-based legal research tool compiling extensive primary and secondary legal material. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only via vendor-supplied passwords)

Westlaw.com (password required)
Comprehensive web-based legal research tool compiling extensive primary and secondary legal material. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only via vendor-supplied passwords)

LexisNexis Academic
This extensive resource includes full text federal, state, and international legal materials, as well as general, business, and medical news. Access to LexisNexis Statistical is also available through this gateway. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and Syracuse University main campus users.  Remote access available through this link to College of Law users only.  Remote access for SU Non-Law users is available through the Syracuse University Library website. )

Hein Online
This electronic collection of many prominent legal journals includes older, difficult to find, historical collections, as current issues, -- available in PDF format.  Includes the Law Journal Library, Foreign & International Law Resources database, the historic Federal Register, Treaties & Agreements Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, U.S. Presidential Papers Library, and more. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and Syracuse University main campus users.)

Loislaw
This alternative online legal research service provides access to up-to-date cases, statutes and other primary law at the federal level, as well as all fifty states and D.C. It also includes GlobalCite, a cite checking service, as well as access to the Aspen Treatise library and publications of the New York State Bar Association. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and Syracuse University main campus users).

LLMC-Digital
The Law Library Microfrom Consortium (LLMC) is actively digitizing many legal and government documents. The site contains the full-text of many Federal Executive branch publications, and some Judicial and Legislative branch materials. This site was recently launched with new material regularly being added. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

CQ Homeland Security
The resource includes comprehensive news coverage, sections on People on the Move including a comprehensive directory for the Department of Homeland Security, Congressional bills and federal regulations related to homeland security issues, and more.  (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and Syracuse University main campus users.)


Indexes

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
Includes timely topical access to over 500 legal publications including complete tables of content of all journals indexed; articles are indexed within 100 relevant subject headings. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

Hein Online
This electronic collection of many prominent legal journals includes older, difficult to find, historical collections, as well as current issues. Browse journals alphabetically by title, author or article title. Search titles, authors and full-text. Exact page images are displayed, with full ability to cut-and-paste. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and Syracuse University main campus users)

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books
Index to articles from many legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications originating in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Includes book reviews. Covers August 1981 to the present; updated monthly.  Users also have access to the Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Retrospective Collection which covers 1908 - 1981. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

IndexMaster
IndexMaster is a compilation of the indexes and/or tables of content of over 8,000 legal titles from many of the leading legal publishers. The searchable database, which includes treatises, practice guides, hornbooks, etc., allows users to determine if the content of a particular book will meet their research needs. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Indexes articles and book reviews including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports from 1985 to the present. Covers international law (public and private), comparative law, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, British Isles, and British Commonwealth. Updated quarterly. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)


Topical Resources

Bureau of National Affairs
The Bureau of National Affairs offers web-based full reference libraries and notification services for specialty areas of law. Many individual subject areas are included here from Antitrust Law to Trade & Commerce. (Licensed databases; Access provided to College of Law users only)

Environmental Law Reporter
The ELR online resource contains a variety of databases and online tools for research in the areas of environmental, natural resource, health/safety, toxic tort, and land use law and policy. Content covers federal, state, and international persectives. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

Family Law and Social Policy Links
A gateway to resources and organizations related to children's rights, family law, health law, reproductive rights, elder law, and other social policy issues compiled by our own Family Law & Social Policy Center. (Internet resource; Open access)

Genetics and Law
Guide to ResourcesThis online version of a print research guide contains links to both free Internet websites and licensed databases dealing with genetics and the law. Access restrictions are noted for licensed products. (Licensed databases and Internet resources)

Homeland Security Digital Library
This federal database and respository of policy related document on homeland security is organized to support local, state and federal decision-making and analysis. It is structured to assist scholars and academics in homeland security research. The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants & Training Center for Homeland Defense & Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, NPS Dudlgey Knox Library. (Remote access provided to Syracuse University and College of Law users)

International and Comparative Disability Law Web Resources
Disability law has become an international human rights issue. In addition to the United Nations, some regions of the world, as well as individual countries have developed disability rights laws in recent years. These laws differ in their approach, scope, and content. But they all share a commitment to advance the human rights of people with disabilities. This website was developed to assist researchers and to promote the international work of our new Disability Law and Policy Program. It is one of the first comprehensive bibliographic resources devoted to international and comparative disability laws. The site is currently organized under three broad categories: international disability laws, regional disability laws, and individual countries' disability laws. These divisions are subdivided into smaller categories, under which annotations, primary documents, and links to additional resources may be found. The contents of this website may be browsed and searched using keywords. (Internet resource; Open access)

Race & Law Research Wiki
This wiki is an electronic research guide on sources in race and law, created and administered by the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library, with the support of the Syracuse University Library and the Syracuse University Martin Luther King Library. The site is organized by theme. Under each theme, researchers will find bibliographies and research guides, web resources, and links to primary source materials. In addition, the wiki includes sections on statistics, relevant books and artilces, news sources, blogs and information about research support on campus. (Internet resource; Open access.)<

RIA Checkpoint Tax Research Services
This tax and financial research service also contains many of the tax publications of Thomson Reuters/RIA. (Licensed database; Access provided to all SU users.)

Tax Analysts
Tax Analysts publishes daily, weekly, and monthly services convering state, federal, and international tax laws and issues, including the following online publications licensed by the Law Library (Licensed databases: Access provided to College of Law users only.)

Tax Notes Today
State Tax Today
Worldwide Tax Daily
Worldwide Tax Treaties


Federal Resources

ProQuest Congressional
This comprehensive database (formerly LexisNexis Congressional) utilizes one search interface to a vast collection of congressional publications and legislative information, most in full text.  Documents are indexed using the CIS Index structure and subject terms.  Includes the following full-text collections:
  • Congressional Hearings: 1824 - present
  • Congressional Committee Prints: 1830 - present
  • U.S. Serial Set (including the American State Papers): 1789-1969
(Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only.)

FDsys
This official federal website of the U.S. Government Printing Office, formerly called GPO Access, contains databases, indices and documents representing the official publications of the federal government.  The H. Douglas Barclay Law Library is a selective depository of U.S. government print documents through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).  Stop by the Law Library Reference Desk to find out more about accessing federal documents in print and online.   (Internet resource; Open access)

Thomas:
This official federal website of the Library of Congress provides a gateway to legislative information of the U.S. Congress (Internet resource; Open access)

FirstGov.gov:
This is the U.S. government's official web portal which provides access to official websites, publications, and information of the federal government.(Internet resource; Open access)

Homeland Security Digital Library:
This federal database and respository of policy related documents on homeland security is organized to support local, state and federal decision-making and analysis. It is structured to assist scholars and academics in homeland security research.  The HSDL is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants & Training Center for Homeland Defense & Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, NPS Dudlgey Knox Library.  (Remote access provided to Syracuse University and College of Law users.)

LLMC-Digital:
The Law Library Microfrom Consortium (LLMC) is digitizing many historic legal and government documents. The site contains the full-text of many historic Federal Executive branch publications, and as well as Judicial and Legislative branch materials.  (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

CQ Homeland Security:
This licensed database includes comprehensive news coverage, sections on People on the Move including a comprehensive directory for the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Congressional bills and federal regulations related to homeland security issues, and much more.(Licensed database; Access provided to all Syracuse University users)

TRACFED (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse):
TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) is a statistical clearinghouse providing data on federal enforcement, federal staffing, and federal spending. It includes performance data on the activities of federal district judges.(Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)

New York State Resources

New York Law Journal
This is the prime resource for legal news and the legal profession in New York State, and includes decisions, court calendars, and legislation, as well as analysis and insight by leading legal authorities. The full decisions of many New York City court cases, particularly the New York City Civil Court, can only be found here.  (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law authorized users only.)

NY State Laws
(a gateway to NY State legal information from FindLaw, Thomson's public legal information website)

NY State Bill Searches
Search by Bill Number and keyword (New York State Assembly website)

NY Court of Appeals Decisions
1992 - present (from Cornell University's Legal Information Institute)

NY State Unified Court System
find forms, publications, news and more from the official website of the NY State Unified Court System

NY State Home Page
The official website of the State of New York

NYSBA Resources on Professional Standards for Attorneys in New York
Includes Lawyers Code of Professional Responsibility.


Other State Resources

Subject Compilations of State Laws Online
This HeinOnline database provides a comprehensive source for identifying thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.  The annotations directly link to articles, documents, and other full-text resources residing in other HeinOnline databases as well as publicly accessible websites. 
(Licensed database; Access provided to all valid Syracuse University users.)

FindLaw State Resources
Contains state primary legal material, including cases, codes, regulations, and court opinions and rules. It also provides links to district, state and county courts as well as state directories, municipal codes and a search engine for each state's government web sites.

National Center for State Courts

State Resources on the Web
(from the University of Michigan Law School)

State Resources Center (from LexisOne)

Links to State Legislatures and State Regulations
(from the Law Librarians Society of the District of Columbia (LLSDC)

State and Local Government on the Web
(from Piper Resources, Minn.,MN)

City/Municipal Law

Municode.com:  This publisher of print municipal codes provides some access to free online municipal codes.

Municipal Code links (from the Seattle Public Library)

Onondaga County Administrative Code (from the Onondaga County government web site.)

International Resources

Hein Online's Foreign and International Law Resources Database
This full-text database contains international law research collections, including international yearbooks and periodicals, U.S. Law Digests pertaining to international law, International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions and more.  It contains many hard to find, historical collections. 
(Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and all Syracuse University authorized users.)

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
This online version of the print publication provides both historical and contemporay comparisons of the world legal systems.
(Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and all Syracuse University authorized users.)

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
This leading reference work in international law contains articles written by over 800 scholars and practitioners from all over the world. This latest edition reflects modern developments with greatly increased coverage of international criminal law, international dispute settlement, trade law and environmental law.
(Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and all Syracuse University authorized users.)

International Law Metapages

Internet Research Guides: "How To" Sources

Introduction to International Law Research Pathfinder
This guide provides information about print, microform and online international law resources available in the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library. (PDF file)

Impunity Watch
This online publication aims at providing current information about state violations of citizens' rights.  It provides open message boards for those suffering to speak out and for those interested to make comments/suggestions, as well as daily regional reports and timely formal papers on issues of impunity. (Free Internet Resource; Open Access)

Hein Online's United Nations Law Collection
This full-text resource contains the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, International Court of Justice documents, Reports of Judgments Advisory Opinions, Reports of International Arbitral Awards and more.  (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law and all Syracuse University authorized users.)

United Nations Official Document System

This full-text web resource covers all types of official United Nations documentation orginating from duty stations worldwide, including selective documents of the regional commissions. Comprehensive coverage starts in 1993. Selective coverage of General Assembly and Security Council documentation currently extends back to 1985. This resource also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards. (Free Internet Resource; Open Access)

United Nations Treaty Collection
This database includes the League of Nations Treaty series, in addition to the UN Treaty series.  Also includes:  Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General, Recently Deposited Multilateral Treaties, and Titles of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General in the UN official languages. (Free Internet Resource; Open Access)

Worldtradelaw.net
This research tool contains primary source documents relating to international trade law, a full search engine for General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and World Trade Organization decisions, analysis of new WTO Panel and Appellate Body reports, and a large collection of related web links. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only)


Foreign Resources

Constitutions of the World
This database contains the full text (English translations) of the constitutions of more than 190 countries. It also includes Introductory and Comparative Notes that examine recent amendments, as well as pertinent historical, political, and economic information for each country. (Licensed database; Single User access only; Access provided to College of Law users only.)

Foreign Law Guide
This comprehensive online database, formerly a loose-leaf service, contains current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions throughout the world.  (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only.)

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Indexes articles and book reviews including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports from 1985 to the present. Covers international law (public and private), comparative law, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, British Isles, and British Commonwealth. Updated quarterly. (Licensed database; Access provided to College of Law users only.)

Law Now
This open access publication on Canadian law provides unique insights into changing social conditions by examining and reflecting on life issues from the perspective of the law. Its editorial team includes Canadian lawyers, education specialists, writers, librarians, and legal editors. (Free Internet resource; Open Access.)