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Topical Resources

Topical Resources deal with specific specialty areas of law. This page contains both licensed databases and free Internet resources. To locate other databases licensed by the Law Library, browse the other Electronic Resources web pages or see our List of Databases.

The resource annotations provide a description of the resource and any access restrictions.


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)


Genetics and Law: Guide to Resources
This 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 repository 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 Dudley 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