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Further Resources

CQ Electronic Library—Supreme Court Collection

http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/DB=cqscc

Case summaries, links to related cases, biographies and voting records of justices.

 

Web Resources for Foreign Law and Governments (Macmillan Library Portal)

http://www.law.emory.edu/erd/foreign.html

Guide for links to foreign legal information for numerous countries around the world.

 

Hein Online

(http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/db=hein)

The JSTOR of law—backfiles of most major law reviews and journals.  Note that the quality of the search engine, however, is relatively low.  Good for itnernational law in particular ad well as treaties.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

Access to Westlaw is for the most part restricted to Law students.  If you are in need of a password for the semester, please contact Chris Palazzolo at cpalazz@emory.edu & explain the reason that you require usage of this specialized database.  Westlaw is a very intricate database and may require some further training . . .

General and Specialized Resources

 

LexisNexis Legal (part of LexisNexis Academic)

(http://libcat1.cc.emory.edu:32888/db=lexis-nexis)

Limited version of the full database--option is on the left side of the screen. Useful information can be located under "Legal News," "International Legal Materials" (source for treaties, UN resolutions, and other key international documents), "Law Reviews" (which indexes a number of key number of legal journals). Most of the indexed articles are relatively recent. For articles going further back, you may wish to visit Hein Online. These law journals provide you with a great number of other references in various formats (journals, books, other law reviews, etc.). For case documents, briefs, etc., go under “Federal & State Cases.” Briefs are available since 1979. Note that Briefs are limited to those cases that aregranted certiorari. You can also use the shepardize feature in LexisNexis to determine what federal and state courts have cited or made reference to the case.

Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.cornell.edu/

Hosted by Cornell University Law School--contains an enormous amount of legal information, organized in a very straightforward fashion. "Law by Source or Jurisdiction" lets you look for legal information and the federal, state and foreign level. You can also search for legal cases on specific topics under the "Law About . . ." tab.

FindLaw

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/

Appeals, Circuit, Supreme Court decisions, dissenting, concurring opinions, etc., as well as statutes and regulations at the federal and state levels.

Oyez

http://www.oyez.org/oyez/frontpage

Audio of Oral Arguments (as well as) of numerous Supreme Court cases.

Curiae Project--Yale University

http://curiae.law.yale.edu/

A selection of Amicus Curiae from a number of important Supreme Court cases (NOT comprehensive)

Supreme Court of the US

http://www.supremecourtus.gov/

From the very source itself. Hearings, oral arguments, etc. for recent cases.

The Law Library has a complete microfiche collection of Supreme Court documents (opinions, amicus curiae, arguments, briefs, etc.)— Microfiche 3-3a

 

Subject Guide

Chris Palazzolo
Contact:
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