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The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

This site is an excellent introduction to the process of conducting historical research and writing about it. The website is divided into two major sections:

  • The first surveys essential stages of the research process.
  • The second surveys different kinds of documents that can offer invaluable information and insights about the past.

Created by Historian William Cronon

Tags: History

Provides access to citations from major legal publications and many full text articles in PDF format. LegalTrac is updated daily with coverage starting from 1980. For articles published before 1980, use Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective which covers the period 1908-1981

Tags: Law

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) provides fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature. It is known for its fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state budget. The office serves as the “eyes and ears” for the Legislature to ensure that the executive branch is implementing legislative policy in a cost efficient and effective manner.

A free service of the Technical University of Munich. At somewhere near 500,000 entries LEO is the online dictionary of choice for users of the above-named languages(substantial one volume hardcopy dictionaries contain between 120,000 and 150,000 entries, so a source like this is comparable to significantly larger multivolume dictionaries). Currently expanding its coverage beyond French and English to include Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, and Polish, making it even more valuable to comparativists.

Of special value to scholars with an interest in French language philosophers, historians, and social theorists. Authors represented include Descartes, Bayle, Diderot, Saint-Simon, Voltaire, Sainte-Beuve, Durkheim, Mauss, and Gaston Bachelard. Includes both French originals and a significant number of French translations of works originally appearing in other languages.Digitized texts are usually downloadable in three file formats (MS Word doc and rtf, and pdf).

Coverage: 17th through 20th centuries
Tags: Social Science

“The paper version, in publication since 1926, covers more than 1,700 journals, series, and continuing publications of academies, universities, and research institutes in the fields of humanities, natural sciences, and the social sciences, and it also covers the popular periodical literature.”

Coverage: 1956-1975
Tags: Humanities, Russia, Science, Social Science

Database consisting of 48,000 entries from Altfranzösisches Wörterbuch.

This multipurpose database has a very useful current biography section. To limit your search to biographies, select “Biographical Information” under the “Search by Subject or Topic” option.

LGBT Life (previously GLBT Life) contains indexing and abstracts for LGBT-specific core periodicals, in addition to data mined from over 1400 select titles. LGBT Life contains all relevant data from NISC’s Sexual Diversity Studies database.

UDNDATA is a newspaper database of the United Daily News Group, the largest news group in Taiwan. UDNDATA covers seven Chinese newspapers in Taiwan, Europe and North America: Lian He Bao 聯合報, Jing Ji Ri Bao 經濟日報, Min Sheng Bao 民生報, Lian He Wan Bao 聯合晚報, Xing Bao 星報 in Taiwan, Ouzhou Ri Bao 歐洲日報 in Europe and Meizhou Shi Jie Ri bao 美洲世界日報 in North America. The online database provides current and searchable full-text articles, as well as searchable images, published on the above seven newspapers. It is not only a major information source in Taiwan, but also an important information sources on overseas Chinese in Europe and North America.

Tags: China, News

“Библиотека содержит более 15 тысяч книг как русских так и зарубежных писателей среди которых обязательно найдётся то, что заинтересует тебя.” Open-access, full-text, Russian-language archive of more than 15,000 books.