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Legal encyclopedia that summarizes legal topics in the United States of America at the federal and state levels with citations to various laws as authorities. Start your research by looking up your legal issue in its General Index. American Jurisprudence and its General Index are also available on Westlaw.
Start your research on a legal matter dealing with the law at the federal or state level of government with American Jurisprudence.
This was 1 of 3 videos in the Legal Skills fall 2018 series that accompanied live sessions with the Reference Librarians. It remains here for CWSL students to see how to begin any legal research effectively with the index to a legal encyclopedia. Here, the example uses California Jurisprudence; however, the lesson on using the index and the table of content effectively applies to American Jurisprudence as well.
Web site for the United States Congress with links to the House of Representatives and the Senate. It provides access to legislative history materials (as THOMAS did) since the 93rd Congress in 1973 and selected coverage back to 1949.
The daily journal of the executive branch of the United States. Contains all proposed and permanent rules from government agencies as well as presidential documents. Updated 6AM weekdays (excluding federal holidays). Online since 1994. See Regulations.gov for an online forum to comment on proposed rules.
The web site of the Supreme Court of the United States includes the docket, rules, recent opinions, and the transcripts of oral arguments. Findlaw provides on incomplete collection of Supreme Court Briefs, and Justicia provides a collection of Supreme Court opinions with hyperlinks to recent oral arguments, related blogs, and other relevant resources. Oyez from Chicago-Kent College of Law provides recordings of more than 2000 hours of Supreme Court oral arguments with a synchronized transcript view since the audio recording system was installed in 1995.
To "further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people," the Library of Congress contains links to government and copyright information, digitized American history documents, multinational materials, as well as many other resources. Congressional Documents & Debates holds documents from the Continental Congress of 1774, the Constitutional Convention, and Congress to show the formation of the United States of America’s government, and it is part of the American Memory Project.
Contains digital collections and legal research guides. Resources include the following: the Guide to Law Online with links to official web sites and guides to use them for the law of the United States as well as foreign and international legal materials; Country Studies that describe and analyze the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world; and the Global Legal Monitor that covers worldwide legal news. The blog, In Custodia Legis, can be narrowed by category to show all research guide posts.
This is a list of all Research Databases that are identified containing information related to the Federal level of government in the United States of America.