Legal Databases

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General

Bloomberg BNA is a leading publisher of print and electronic news and information, reporting on developments in health care, business, labor relations, law, economics, taxation, environmental protection, safety, and other public policy and regulatory issues.

Bloomberg Law integrates company and market information, proprietary news and comprehensive legal content—all searchable in one place. Available to KU Law students, staff, and faculty only.

new additionLegal Ebooks EBL is a web-based ebook lending platform delivering a rapidly expanding catalogue of legal ebooks. Available to KU Law students, staff, and faculty only. KU Law faculty, staff, and students will need to create individual accounts.

HeinOnline provides exact page images of legal journals, and access to the CFR, Federal Register, Session Laws, Statutes at Large, Federal Legislative History Library, Supreme Court Library, Attorney General Opinions, Legal Classics Library, and more.

Research using LEXIS Advance and WestlawNext while signed in with your law student login is limited to research directly connected to educational activities. Contact Blake Wilson with any further questions.

VersusLaw is an online library providing access to federal, state, tribal and foreign decisions; federal and state statutes; and administrative codes and regulations. KU Law faculty, staff, and students will need to create individual accounts. Under 'Special Groups' is an option for Law School. Select that option, fill out the form, and receive a password via email.

Historic

new additionProQuest Legislative Insight module A is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. This resource is being funded through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Law Wheat Law Library.

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 provides full-text searching and digital images of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926 offers a historic account of courtroom dramas from around the world. This collection includes official trial documents, briefs and arguments, legal transcripts, unofficial published accounts, and books written about trials. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources 1620-1926. This Collection Based primarily on holdings of the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University, this product offers online access to early state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1979 is comprised of United States codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, enhancing scholarly access to essential documents in American legal history. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs: 1832-1978 contains nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

HeinOnline provides exact page images of legal journals, and access to the CFR, Federal Register, Session Laws, Statutes at Large, Federal Legislative History Library, Supreme Court Library, Attorney General Opinions, Legal Classics Library, and more.

LLMC Digital is a non-profit consortium that has filmed over 7,500 titles, some 90,000 volumes, of interest to researchers in law and history.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) comprises over 150,000 printed volumes. It includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas produced in the 18th century. It has full-text search capabilities across all 26 million pages.

United States Congressional Serial Set Database of texts from the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Texts constitute a rich source of primary source material, including maps, on all aspects of American history. Upon completion, the digital version of the Serial set will consist of over 12 million pages. Database searchable by subject, publication category, standing committee author, and other parameters.

Topical

new additionProQuest Legislative Insight module A is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. This resource is being funded through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the School of Law Wheat Law Library. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

hrsimple features downloadable and customizable forms, checklists, sample policies, and author commentary that guide you through the process of assembling handbooks and properly maintaining employment records. Model Policies and Forms for Employers also outlines the difference between what is optional and what is legally essential, helping to keep you in compliance. Also available is a downloadable edition of The Kansas Human Resources Manual. Access is password protected and restricted to use in the law library. Please see the circulation desk for assistance.

Oxford Bibliographies in International Law is designed to provide authoritative guidance. Developed by scholars and librarians worldwide, this authoritative research guide combines the features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, providing a path through the complex system of rules and principles meant to govern the relations between states and other institutional subjects. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations covers the whole complex of cultural, economic, legal, military, and political relations of all states and their component populations, as well as non-state actors and international organizations. This bibliography is an up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

IEL Intergovernmental Organizations provides comprehensive, substantial and readily available information on the most important Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), given their importance for the development of international law and intergovernmental co-operation in general. Currently it comprises monographs on 24 organizations and is updated regularly. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

IEL Commercial and Economic Law covers specific topics including broker/client relations, contracts affecting competition, and government taxation incentives for economic activities. This work provides a regularly updated source of key information, written by experts in the field, at both the national and international levels. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

Trade Law Guide enables you to utilize a methodical approach when researching WTO jurisprudence employing a gateway index, full text searching, annotated agreements and texts, links to history and precursor agreements, and downloadable documents. Training pages and videos offer research techniques and tips. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

International Trade Reporter™ provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute information on developments affecting the trade and international business policies of the U.S. and major U.S. trading partners. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

Foreign Law Guide (click on Subscriber Login - no password required) replaces the print title: Foreign law: current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of the world. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

Environmental and Energy Publishing offers comprehensive, daily coverage of domestic and foreign environmental and energy politics and policy with electronic newsletters, journals, and webcasts. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

Environmental Law Reporter® Online -- an environmental, natural resources, toxic tort, energy, health/safety, and land use law research tool. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet through arrangement with Wheat Law Library.

Tax Notes includes the federal, state, and international publications that tax experts rely on: Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily. A searchable database of the full text and PDFs of the original source documents, and up-to-the-minute news covering key developments, as well as free daily and customized e-mails are provided by this database. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet. For the initial sign-in, you need to be within your school’s IP range. 1) click SIGN IN; 2) enter your school e-mail address in the username field. Click Next; 3) click on the blue “Register Here” link; 4) on the Profile page enter your name and school e-mail address; 5) Choose a password and enter it; 6) once the Profile is finished click SAVE CHANGES; 7) you’ll go to the Tax Notes webpage, where you can sign in with your username (your KU e-mail address) and the password you chose.

Checkpoint for tax and accounting materials. Custom ids allow users to save preferences and research. To get your own custom id, access Checkpoint registration http://ria.thomson.com/cploginids from any computer on campus. Student ids will be purged every January and June.

Daily Labor Report® covers legal developments, labor and employment legislation, regulations affecting the workplace, human resource trends, and labor-management relations -- from Congress, the courts, unions, businesses, the NLRB, EEOC, and Labor Department. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

Legal Scholarship

KU Law School Faculty publications on KU Scholarworks, a digital repository for scholarly work created by faculty and staff at the University of Kansas.

KU Law School Faculty publications on SSRN, SSRN Legal Scholarship Network provides access to working papers and published papers written by law faculty across the country.

NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository provides free access to working papers, reports, lecture series, workshop presentations, and other scholarship created by faculty at NELLCO member schools.

Instructional

CALI (Computer–Assisted Legal Instruction) subscription service for KU Law students and faculty. Please contact the Wheat Law Library reference desk for the password.

 

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new additionProQuest Legislative Insight module A is a Federal legislative history service with compilations of digital full text publications created by Congress during the legislative process. Funded collaboratively by the KU Libraries and the School of Law Wheat Law Library. Licensed for all KU students, faculty, and staff connecting to the Internet.

Legal Ebooks EBL is a web-based ebook lending platform delivering a rapidly expanding catalogue of legal ebooks. Available to KU Law students, staff, and faculty only. KU Law faculty, staff, and students will need to create individual accounts

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