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ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct 
The ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, published by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), is an authoritative source for news and guidance on attorney conduct and legal ethics. The ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct is organized into four main sections: Practice Guides, Ethics Rules, Current Reports, and Ethics Opinions. The ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct is also available on LexisNexis and Westlaw. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Almanac of the Federal Judiciary 
Directory of Federal Judges including Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (CCH IntelliConnect), provides comprehensive information on the federal judiciary. Directory of Federal Judges is most prized for its biographical sketches which include candid, anonymous evaluations as well as financial disclosure statements, Senate confirmation questionnaires, noteworthy rulings, summaries of media coverage, and publications listings. CCH IntelliConnect registration required. The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary is also available on Westlaw. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
ALM Legal Intelligence 
ALM Legal Intelligence provides in-depth business and financial information on individual law firms and the legal industry. ALM Legal Intelligence includes access to ALM Law Firm Reports; ALM Lists and Rankings taken from various ALM Media publications, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal; and ALM Surveys & Studies examining key issues impacting the legal market. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
American State Papers, 1789-1838 
American State Papers, 1789-1838, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of approximately 6280 numbered publications, largely Congressional but also containing Executive Department materials. The American State Papers were originally issued from 1832-1861 in 38 folio volumes organized in ten classes. American State Paper is also available from American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Bloomberg Law 
Bloomberg Law provides access to all US primary laws, docket materials, directories, news, proprietary research reports, some foreign law materials, SEC filings, and an amazing set of model forms and contracts, among other resources. Complete this registration form to establish a Bloomberg Law account. Please see Bloomberg Law Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516, for further assistance. (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.)
Bloomberg Terminal 
A Bloomberg Terminal, providing hard financial data, is located near the Reference Desk. Please email Lisa Junghahn for further assistance. (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.)
BNA 
BNA publications cover a wide range of legal and business topics and typically include news and analysis as well as access to relevant laws, regulations, cases and other materials. Use My BNA to search all or selected BNA publications. Register for email updates to keep current with a BNA publication. BNA publications are also available on Bloomberg Law. Access is controlled by HLS IP address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
CALI 
CALI, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, provides access to an extensive collection of interactive, computer-based lessons covering a number of subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and can be assigned as supplemental study material or integrated with other course materials. The lessons are written by law faculty and librarians and are regularly reviewed and revised. The format of the individual lessons varies according to the educational objectives of the author. CALI Lessons are available in one or more. Not all lessons are available in all formats. Access to the CALI Lessons is limited to the Harvard Law School community. In order to access the lessons, you must first register using an HLS CALI authorization code.
CCH IntelliConnect 
CCH IntelliConnect provides access to CCH business and finance, health and medical, and federal, state and international tax law publications and products. Works best with Internet Explorer. Registration required. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Cornell Legal Research Engine 
The Cornell Legal Research Engine, a Google custom search engine developed by the Cornell Law Library, allows you to search legal research guides prepared by academic law librarians, selected legal websites and academic legal blogs.
Criminal Justice Abstracts 
Criminal Justice Abstracts (CJA) provides comprehensive coverage of U.S. and international criminal justice literature including scholarly journals, books, dissertations, governmental and non-governmental studies and reports, unpublished papers, magazines, newsletters and other materials. In addition to criminal justice and criminology, topics covered include criminal law and procedure, corrections and prisons, police and policing, criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, history of crime, substance abuse and addiction, and probation and parole. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Current Index to Legal Periodicals 
The Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) offers tables of contents and subject indexing for newly published law periodicals, tracking over 500 major law reviews and journals. CILP is issued weekly on Friday and is available 4-6 weeks earlier than other commercial legal periodical indexes. CILP is also available on Westlaw and in print. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
CVN Law School 
CVN Law School is the academic portal for Courtroom View Network. CVN's AudioCaseFiles provides audio recordings of opinions selected from cases commonly read in first and second year courses and video recordings of trials and trial court proceedings often involving well known and highly regarded litigators. The audio recordings are produced using professional voice actors and are available for download as mp3 files. CVN Videos are streamed using an embedded player and often include synchronized snapshots of digital evidence displayed alongside the video. Browse for audio recordings by law school course subject area or by casebook title. Browse for video recordings by case name, by practice area or by jurisdiction. Register for an CVN law School account using your HLS email address. (HLS email account required.)
Environmental Law Reporter 
The Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) is an environmental, natural resources, toxic tort, energy, health/safety, and land use law research tool containing original source documents, editorial summaries, and expert analysis on state, federal, and international issues. ELR is also available on LexisNexis. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Evidence: Practice under the Rules 
Evidence: Practice under the Rules (CCH IntelliConnect) is a comprehensive guide to the admissibility of evidence in federal courts providing clear practical explanations, logical organizations and extensively researched citations and parenthetical explanations focused on the Federal Rules of Evidence. Works best with Internet Explorer. CCH IntelliConnect registration required. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
FDsys 
FDsys, the U.S. Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System, provides access to official Federal Government documents and publications, including the Congressional Record, Public and Private Laws, the United States Code, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Compilation of Presidential Documents, and United States Courts Opinions.
HeinOnline 
HeinOnline is a digital collection of legal and law-related materials organized into modules called libraries. HeinOnline provides access to a work's complete contents. Documents are represented in both high quality image and OCR text formats. As a cost saving measure, HeinOnline does not review the OCR-scanned text for errors. HeinOnline adds citation information to the footer of each page. HeinOnline does not provide special commands or formatting for emailing documents. Once you have saved a document to your disk, use your email client to email the document as an attachment. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline American Association of Law Libraries 
The HeinOnline American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) collection provides complete historical coverage of several important AALL publications including Law Library Journal. The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline American Law Institute Library 
The HeinOnline American Law Institute Library provides access to ALI project drafts that are now out-of-print, were never published at all or were published but not widely released, including Preliminary, Council, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts of ALI Restatements of the Law and Codifications. Official volumes of the Restatements of the Law that are no longer for sale are also part of the collection, as are out-of-print volumes of State Annotations to the First and Second Restatements of the Law. Also included are the ALI Annual Reports, Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings, Annual Meeting Speeches, the ALI Reporter, and other useful materials. The American Law Institute, founded in 1923, is an independent organization of lawyers, judges, and law professors whose purpose is to produce scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law in the United States. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Association of American Law Schools 
The HeinOnline Association of American Law Schools (AALS) collection provides complete historical coverage of several important AALS publications including the AALS Directory of Law Teachers, AALS Handbook, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Clinical Law Review and the Journal of Legal Education. The Association of American Law Schools, formed in 1900 with Professor James Bradley Thayer, Harvard Law School, serving as its first president, is a non-profit educational association of 171 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States. The purpose of the AALS is "the improvement of the legal profession through legal education." (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Bar Journals 
HeinOnline Bar Journals provides access to national, state and local bar association journals. Coverage begins with a bar journal's first volume but does not usually include its most recent issues. Use the HeinOnline ScholarCheck citator to locate bar journals and law reviews that cite to an article. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Code of Federal Regulations 
The HeinOnline Code of Federal Regulations provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) from its inception in 1938 to current. Special navigation tools include the Quick Locator which allows you to locate a CFR Title and Part by year; Title Search which allows you to search CFR Title and Part descriptions by year range; and Advanced Search allows you to conduct keyword searches. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline English Reports 
HeinOnline English Reports provides access to the original bound reprint edition of the English Reports together with the Indexes and Book of Charts. Special navigation tools include the Case Locator, Chart Tool, and Advanced Search. HeinOnline English Reports may be browsed by volume, by index and by the Book of Charts. The English Reports is a 178 volume set containing more than 100,000 early English cases published between 1220 and 1865. The English Reports is not a chronological publication. It is a reprint of hundreds of nominate reports, which are case reporters of specific courts referred to by their creator's name. Each case in the English Reports has two citations, an English Reports citation and a nominative citation. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline European Center for Minority Issues 
The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations as well as non-dominant groups in the European area. The Centre also supports the academic community, the media and the general public through the timely provision of information and analysis. The HeinOnline European Center for Minority Issues provides access to ECMI Reports, ECMI Working Papers, the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, the Ombudsman Institutions and Minority Issues: A Guide to Good Practice, and other useful materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Federal Register Library 
The HeinOnline Federal Register Library provides access to the Federal Register (volume 1, 1936 to near present), the Federal Register Indexes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Compilation of Sections Affected, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, the United States Government Manual, the Legislative History of the Administrative Procedure Act (1944-1946), and other useful materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Foreign & International Law Resources Database 
The HeinOnline Foreign & International Law Resources Database provides access to publications from the American Society of International Law and prominent Yearbooks from around the world, as well as the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series and other useful materials. The HeinOnline Foreign & International Law Resources Database is organized into four parts: I: International Yearbooks and Periodicals; II: U.S. Law Digests; III: International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions; and IV: Other Significant Works Related to Foreign and International Law. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) 
HeinOnline Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) provides access to the documentary record of U.S. foreign policy decisions and diplomatic activities. The series, produced by the State Department Office of the Historian, began in 1861 during Abraham Lincoln's administration and contains documents from various Presidential libraries, the Departments of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III 
The HeinOnline History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III digital collection provides access to legislative histories of major bankruptcy acts and landmark reforms, treatises, monographs and legal classics, documents, and other materials relating to the historic and current development of bankruptcy laws in the United States. Also included are links to scholarly articles selected for their significance to the study of bankruptcy laws. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Intellectual Property Law Collection 
The HeinOnline Intellectual Property Law Collection provides access to current and historical statutes and regulations, legislative histories, agency decisions, government documents including assorted trademark and patent manuals, classic and contemporary treatises, journals and periodicals, and other materials relating to the development of intellectual property law in the United States. Also included are links to scholarly articles selected for their significance to the study of intellectual property law as well as a Google Patent Search search box. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Law Journal Library 
The HeinOnline Law Journal Library provides access to law reviews and journals. Coverage begins with a journal's first volume but does not usually include its most recent issues. Use the HeinOnline ScholarCheck citator to locate bar journals and law reviews that cite to an article. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Legal Classics 
HeinOnline Legal Classics is a digital collection of many of the most highly regarded works written on the law. The Legal Classics collection is based on titles listed in the Bibliography of Early American Law by Morris L. Cohen. Additional titles have been selected from early British and Commonwealth works as well as from the AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Manual of Patent Examining Procedure 
The HeinOnline Manual of Patent Examining Procedure provides access to the various editions of the MPEP, from the first published in 1949 to the present. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws 
The HeinOnline National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection provides access to all available transcripts of the Proceedings of each Annual Meeting, as well as transcripts of the discussions in the Committee of the Whole of each Uniform and Model Act. Also included are the approved "successive drafts" of each Uniform and Model Act. The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, founded in 1892, provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of the law. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs 
HeinOnline New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs includes records and briefs from cases reported in the New York Reports, volumes 98 New York Reports, second series to volume 11 New York Reports, third series, and growing. Special navigation tools include the Case Locator, Complete List (of cases) and Advanced Search. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline New York Legal Research Library 
The HeinOnline New York Legal Research Library provides access to legal materials useful for researching the history, study, practice and development of law in the state of New York. The New York Legal Research Library includes New York Attorney General reports and opinions, the New York State Register, Tax Cases, New York State Session Laws, New York Law Journals, the New York State Bar Association Journal, legal classics from or about New York, and New York trials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Philip C. Jessup Library 
The HeinOnline Philip C. Jessup Library provides access to the International Law Students Association's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium (1960 to present), the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, and the ILSA Journal of International Law. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Scottish Legal History 
The HeinOnline Scottish Legal History collection provides access to the publications of the Stair Society including the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series, volumes 1-53 (1936-2008) which discusses various aspects of Scots Law as well books and abridgements about Scots Law and links to scholarly articles from the HeinOnline Law Journal Library that discuss Scots Law and Scottish legal history. The Stair Society was founded in 1934 to advance the knowledge of the history of Scots Law by the publication of original documents and the reprinting and editing of rare and important works. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law 
The HeinOnline Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law collection provides complete historical coverage of the Selden Society Annual Series, Selden Society Supplementary Series and the Centenary Guide to the Publications of the Selden Society published in 1987. In addition to the Selden publications, coverage includes the English Reports Full Reprint, Statutes of the Realm, and English Legal History Classics including abridgements, digests and dictionaries. The Selden Society, founded in 1887 by Frederic William Maitland, is the only learned society and publisher devoted entirely to English legal history. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Session Laws 
HeinOnline Session Laws contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. States as well as Australia, Bahamas, Canada and the United States. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Subject Compilations of State Laws 
The HeinOnline Subject Compilations of State Laws database provides detailed bibliographic information for thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and websites that compare or survey state laws. Subject Compilations of State Laws is organized by topic and includes extensive annotations with links to articles and other documents freely available or available through HeinOnline. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Taxation & Economic Reform in America: A Historical Archive, 1781-2009 
HeinOnline Taxation & Economic Reform in America: A Historical Archive, 1781-2009 is a 225-year archive of tax regulations, laws, and legislative histories, with congressional committee reports and hearings; includes Congressional Budget Office and Government Accountability Office reports. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library 
The HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library provides access to several important treaty series, including official and unofficial U.S. treaty publications, treaty guides and indexes, various treaty collections, books and texts, and other useful materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection 
The HeinOnline United Nations Law Collection provides access to major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, the United Nations Legislative Series and much more. Finding Aids and additional features make it easy to pull up a UN Treaty by entering a UNTS Citation, search for a UN Treaty, and link to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline United States Code 
The HeinOnline United States Code collection provides complete historical coverage of the U.S. Code from the initial 1925-1926 edition to the most current edition. The U.S. Code is the official consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. A new edition of the U.S. Code is published every six years with annual cumulative supplements published in each of the five intervening years. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Attorney General Opinions 
HeinOnline U.S. Attorney General Opinions provides access to: Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice (volumes 1-20, 1977-1996), Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States (volumes 1-43, 1791-1982), Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys-General, & of the Leading Decisions of the Federal Courts, with Reference to International Law, Treaties and Kindred Subjects (1877), and other useful materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents 
HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents provides access to the published debates, proceedings and speeches of the U.S. Congress, including the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), Congressional Globe (1833-1873) and the Congressional Record (1873 to present). Use the Congressional Record Daily to Bound Locator to convert daily edition references into citations to the permanent edition. Also included are numerous historical document collections such as the Journals of the Continental Congress, the American State Papers and the Territorial Papers of the United States. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals 
HeinOnline U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals provides access to the published administrative decisions and other issuances of a growing number of U.S. federal agencies, including the AEC, FCC, FTC, IRS, NLRB and SEC. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Federal Legislative History Library 
The HeinOnline U.S. Federal Legislative History Library provides access to the Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database and the U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection. The Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database is derived from the looseleaf publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books. All compilations for major laws are included in the database with the following exceptions: appropriations measures; ceremonial matters; laws that extend the life of an agency or authority; and laws that affect small numbers of persons or specific regions of the country. The sources for these compilations include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services. The U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection is a collection of legislative histories on some of the most important and historically significant legislation of our time. In addition to major complete legislative histories this collection includes texts related to legislative histories. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library 
The HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library provides access to a wide variety of sources of Presidential Documents, Messages and Papers, including A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents compiled by James D. Richardson (Volumes 1-20, 1789-1916, George Washington to Woodrow Wilson); A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents (New Series) compiled by James D. Richardson (Volumes 1-22, 1789-March 1929, George Washington to Herbert Hoover) and other Presidential sources including Code of Federal Regulations: Title 3 (1936-2001, includes Proclamations, Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents including Administrative Orders and Reorganization Plans); Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States (1789-1989); Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; Economic Reports of the President; List and Index of Presidential Executive Orders, 1789-1941 edited by Clifford L. Lord; and Presidential Executive Orders edited by Clifford L. Lord (Volumes 1-2, 1862-1938). (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Statutes at Large 
HeinOnline U.S. Statutes at Large provides access to the United States Statutes at Large, the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by the U.S. Congress. The Statutes at Large includes every law, public and private, ever enacted by the Congress and, until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate. The Statutes at Large also includes the text of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution including amendments, treaties with Native Americans and foreign nations, and presidential proclamations. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline U.S. Supreme Court Library 
The HeinOnline U.S. Supreme Court Library provides access to opinions published in the U.S. Reports as well as more recent opinions published in the U.S. Reports Preliminary Prints and U.S. Reports Slip Opinions. Also included are the journals Supreme Court Economic Review and Supreme Court Review and several books on the Supreme Court. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated 
HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated provides access to contemporary and historical documents and resources of interest to scholars researching the constitutional and political development of the nations of the world. World Constitutions Illustrated includes, for each nation represented, such resources as the current constitution in its original language format accompanied by at least one English translation; links to commentaries and other relevant sources including scholarly articles; direct links to specific chapters within classic constitutional books; a bibliography of select constitutional books; as well as links to online sources such as Portals to the World and official government websites. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
HeinOnline World Trials Library 
The HeinOnline World Trials Library provides access to transcripts and accounts of trials from around the world. Also included are works that analyze and debate famous trials and biographies of well-known trial lawyers. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817 
House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of the Journals of the United States House of Representatives and Senate covering the first 14 Congresses of the United States. The Journals contain the minutes of floor actions noting matters considered and votes and other actions taken. The Journals do not record the actual debates in the House and Senate. The House Journal and Senate Journal (1st-43rd Congress, 1789-1875) are also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
IBFD Tax Research Platform 
The IBFD Tax Research Platform, produced by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, provides access to scholarly texts, reports, documentation and other materials including treaties in international & cross-border taxation. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
IndexMaster 
IndexMaster is a compilation of the tables of contents and indexes from over 10,000 legal titles from over 90 legal publishers. The tables of contents and indexes are presented in pdf format with search hits highlighted in blue. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Index to Canadian Legal Literature (Westlaw)
The Index to Canadian Legal Literature (ICLL), produced by Carswell and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, is a periodical index and bibliography of Canadian legal literature from 1985 to present. The ICLL indexes monographs, essays, federal and provincial government publications, publications of law faculties and legal research institutes and associations, including theses, publications from the law societies and associations, including legal education materials, and popular legal works and public legal education materials, including audio-visual materials. (Weatlaw account required.)
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) provides citations to articles about foreign, comparative and international law from 1985 to the present. Materials indexed include articles from 450 journals, congressional reports, chapters in books, yearbooks, and book reviews. Materials in all languages are included. Greek, Cyrillic, and East Asian vernacular are Romanized and Arabic and Hebrew titles are translated into English or French. Articles about the legal systems of the U.S., the British Isles, and the British Commonwealth are not included. IFLP is also available in print and via the Wolters Kluwer platform. (Print coverage begins in 1960.) (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books
The Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (ILP) provides citations to articles in over 800 legal periodicals such as law reviews, bar association journals, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications from August 1981 to the present. In 1994, ILP began indexing legal books and now includes approximately 2,000 per year. The Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (ILPR) indexes over 750 legal periodicals and covers the period 1908-1981. Geographical coverage includes the United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand. ILP is also available on LexisNexis and Westlaw and in print. Print coverage begins in 1926. See Jones & Chipman below for coverage of 1786-1922 and print coverage up to 1937. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password. Access to ILPR is controlled by Harvard University ID and PIN.
International Law in Domestic Courts 
International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC), from Oxford University Press, is a regularly updated repository of domestic cases in international law from over 65 jurisdictions dating from 2000 to the present. Cases are selected by local reporters in conjunction with the ILDC editorial board. The of each judgment is included in its original language along with a translation of key passages into English. Each case report includes an expert commentary. Search by keyword or browse by jurisdiction, by key category or by an alphabetical listing of all cases. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature 
Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature covers the content of about 235 British legal periodicals and 67 Law Report titles from 1786-1922. It is available through 19th Century Masterfile, a collection of indexes covering 19th century periodicals and newspapers. Jones & Chipman is also available in print (coverage includes up to 1937). (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
JSTOR 
JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the development of a digital library in support of the arts and sciences. JSTOR comprises the full-text of more than 200 academic journals covering a very wide range of disciplines. JSTOR allows browsing by issue and full-text searching by discipline, by individual titles, or of the entire collection. Coverage of a journal begins with its first volume. However, current volumes are embargoed for a period of 1 to 7 years and are unavailable on JSTOR. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Kluwer Arbitration (CCH IntelliConnect) 
Kluwer Arbitration provides access to an authoritative collection of primary source material and expert commentary for research in international commercial arbitration. Kluwer Arbitration includes case law, including ICC cases and awards, commentary, conventions, legislation, rules, and investment materials. Works best with Internet Explorer. CCH IntelliConnect registration required. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Kluwer Competition Law (CCH IntelliConnect) 
Kluwer Competition Law provides access to an authoritative collection of primary source material, commentary and analysis for research in European Union competition law. Kluwer Competition Law includes e-Competitions, a weekly bulletin providing detailed analysis of national competition laws and regulations, implementation of EU competition law by member states, and national decisions and court judgments applying EC rules. Also included are press releases, country reports, decisions and key documents from the European Commission (DG Competition) and the European Court of Justice. Works best with Internet Explorer. CCH IntelliConnect registration required. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Knowledge Mosaic 
Knowledge Mosaic provides timely securities, communications, finance, commerce, and trade related disclosure and regulatory information including news, real-time data, and law firm and accounting firm memos with analysis of securities, M&A, and tax issues. Knowledge Mosaic features suites of data in six areas: disclosure, regulation, enforcement/litigation, SROs, guidance and news. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
LawTRIO 
LawTRIO is a fully-searchable database indexing over 7,500 legal titles drawn from Legal Looseleafs in Print, Legal Newsletters in Print, and the Directory of Law-Related CD-ROMs. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Leadership Library (Yellow Books) 
The Leadership Library, comprising fourteen Leadership Directories, also known as the Yellow Books, provides current contact information for the leaders of major U.S. government, business, professional and nonprofit organizations. Browse or search such well known directories as the Federal Yellow Book, the Congressional Yellow Book, the Judicial Yellow Book and the State Judicial Yellow Book. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Legal Journals Index (Westlaw) 
Legal Journals Index provides citations to articles in over 450 legal journals published in the United Kingdom and other European countries from 1986 to the present. Covers topics pertaining to the laws of the European Union and its member states. Citation includes an abstract and links to the full-text of the article and referenced cases when available. (Westlaw account required.)
Legal Portraits Online 
Legal Portraits Online is a digitized collection of more than 4,000 portrait images of lawyers, jurists, political figures, and legal thinkers dating from the Middle Ages to the late 20th-century drawn from the Harvard Law School Legal Portrait Collection. These prints, drawings and photographs depict legal figures prominent in the Common Law as well as those associated with the Canon and Civil Law traditions.
LegalTrac 
LegalTrac provides citations to articles in over 1,000 legal periodicals published since 1980. LegalTrac covers law reviews, bar association journals, legal newspapers, and international legal journals. It also covers law-related articles from about 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Geographical coverage includes the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Also available through LexisNexis and Westlaw where it is known as Legal Resource Index. Available in print as the Current Law Index. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
LexisNexis 
LexisNexis provides access to U.S. federal and state law sources as well as sources of international law and the laws of a growing number of other jurisdictions. Sources vary by jurisdiction, but may include constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, treatises, and general and legal news. The Directory of Online Services provides detailed, current information on databases offered by LexisNexis. Please note: many but not all LexisNexis databases are available under our academic account. Shepard's BriefCheck is a web-based, automated citation-checking service which automatically extracts citations from documents and verifies them using the Shepard's citator service. Please see LexisNexis Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516, for further assistance. (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.)
LexisNexis State Capital 
LexisNexis State Capital affords extensive access to state legislation, administrative law, and commentary. Use this resource to retrieve the full text of bills, provisions of current state statutory codes and constitutions, presently in force adopted regulations appearing in current state administrative codes, adopted regulations as initially published in state registers, and proposed regulations as found in registers as well. Tracking reports of the status of bills and proposed regulations are also provided. LexisNexis State Capital can be consulted to access coverage of significant legislative issues and policies by state newspapers of record and other publications. In addition, current state legislative directory information and the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest are included in this resource. The coverage commencement date for bills is 1991, for bill tracking, 1990. Proposed regulation tracking dates from 1991, and state register coverage variably dates from the mid to late 1990's. Retrospective coverage of state newspapers of record varies widely. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
LII 
LII, the Legal Information Institute, a research, engineering, and editorial group housed at the Cornell Law School, publishes law, creates materials to help understand the law, and explores new technologies that make it easier to find the law.
LLMC Digital 
LLMC Digital, produced by the Law Library Microform Consortium, is a digital collection of both historical and current legal literature and government documents. LLMC Digital includes collections for U.S. federal, state and territorial materials, as well as foreign and international materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—Legal Treatises 
Making of Modern Law—Legal Treatises is a digital collection of 19th and early-20th century legal treatises compiled largely from Harvard Law School Library Special Collections. Texts were selected by consulting a number of bibliographies, and a few advisors, including David Ferris, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. Making of Modern Law comprises over 21,000 fully searchable works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law, with 14,900 titles from the nineteenth century and 7,100 titles from the years 1900 to 1926. Making of Modern Law covers nearly every aspect of law, encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, some very rare. The monographs and materials in Legal Treatises include casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. Other contributing libraries included Yale, York University in Toronto, and Columbia University. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—Primary Sources 
Making of Modern Law—Primary Sources is a digital collection of state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions and other resources in American legal history, covering 1763-1979. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Making of Modern Law—U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 
Making of Modern Law—U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs is a digital collection of more than 350,000 separate documents from over 150,000 Supreme Court cases, covering 1832-1978. Search by keyword, author (counsel or organization), case name, court term year and document filing date, and U.S. Reports citation. U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs is derived from the collections of the Jenkins Memorial Law Library in Philadelphia and Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Document types include Appellant's Brief; Appellee's Brief; Application for Review; Application for Writ; Brief in Opposition; Brief of Real Party; Intervenor's Brief; Jurisdictional Statement; Letter Brief; Opposition for Review; Oral Transcript; Petition; Petition for Rehearing; Petitioner's Brief; Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Relator's Brief; Supplement to Petition; and Transcript. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Martinus Nijhoff Online 
Martinus Nijhoff Online provides access to scholarly texts in Public International Law, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law and International Relations. Also included are course materials for the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service 
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 185,000 criminal justice publications housed in the NCJRS Library collection. Most documents published by NCJRS sponsoring agencies since 1995 are available in full-text online. A link is included with the abstract when the full-text is available. Use the Thesaurus Term Search to search for materials in the NCJRS Abstracts Database using an NCJRS controlled vocabulary. This controlled vocabulary is used to assign relevant indexing terms to the documents in the NCJRS collection.
New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence 
New Wigmore: A Treatise on Evidence, a component of the CCH IntelliConnect Trial Attorneys Integrated Library, is a contemporary rethinking of evidence law that brings to the subject the same depth of analysis that characterizes Wigmore. New Wigmore provides historical and policy underpinnings as well as analytical insight on difficult evidentiary issues and includes charts comparing state and federal approaches. Works best with Internet Explorer. CCH IntelliConnect registration required. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Oxford Scholarship Online—Law 

Oxford Scholarship Online—Law provides access to scholarly texts covering topics ranging from the foundations of legal history and philosophy to analytic and comparative work on legal doctrine and empirical research on law in modern society. Oxford Scholarship Online includes titles from Oxford Studies in European Law, Oxford Monographs in International Law, Oxford Monographs in Criminal Law and Justice, Clarendon Studies in Criminology, Oxford Monographs in Labour Law, Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History, Oxford Studies in International Economic Law, and the International Courts and Tribunals series. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)

Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS (PLI) 

Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS (PLI) provides access to Treatises, Answer Books, and Forms for standard US practice, and is especially strong for transactional materials. In addition, PLI offers Course Handbooks and Program Transcripts from its seminars and publications. PLI has a ton of very specific guidance by lawyers for lawyers.

Proquest Congressional 
Proquest Congressional is a major source of information about the members of Congress and their legislative activities and a primary resource for accessing the many publications of the U.S. Congress from 1789 to present. Proquest Congressional provides coverage of Congressional publications including House and Senate Committee Reports, Committee Hearings, Committee Prints and Documents. Proquest Congressional provides extensive legislative histories for acts passed from 1969 to present. Proquest Congressional provides access to a digital collection of the United States Statutes at Large (1789 to present) and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports (1916 to present). Proquest Congressional provides coverage of recent bills and bill-status, floor votes, Public Laws and the current U.S. Code. Proquest Congressional provides coverage of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). LexisNexis Congressional provides coverage of the Congressional Record and Rules of Congress. Proquest Congressional provides news coverage and issue analysis of the activities of Congress drawn from the Hill, Roll Call, the Washington Post and other national and regional news sources. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Proquest Government Periodicals Index 
Proquest Government Periodicals Index covers articles in approximately 170 current federal publications. It includes retrospective coverage through 1988 of over 70 additional federal publications that have major research, reference or general interest value. The index provides detailed access by subject and author. Government Periodicals Index covers the publications of federal departments and agencies responsible for fundamental societal concerns: business, agriculture, national security, the environment and natural resources, health and safety, food and nutrition, transportation, and more. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Senate Executive Journal 
Senate Executive Journals, 1789-1980, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of the Executive Journal of the United States Senate covering the 1st Congress through the first session of the 39th Congress. The Executive Journal records Senate executive proceedings related to the confirmation of Presidential nominees and consenting to treaties. The Senate Executive Journal is also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Social Law Library Online Databases 
The Social Law Library Online Databases provides access to Massachusetts statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, and court rules as well as access to Massachusetts administrative rulings. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
SSRN 
SSRN provides access to new scholarship including working papers in accounting, economics, financial economics, law, and management. Search by author and by title and abstract keywords. Most papers are available for download in pdf format. SSRN may require you to register in order to download articles. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Supreme Court Compendium 
The Supreme Court Compendium, by Lee Epstein, Jeffrey A. Segal, Harold J. Spaeth, and Thomas G. Walker, provides historical and statistical information on the U.S. Supreme Court, including its history, development as an institution, the justices’ backgrounds, nominations, and confirmations, and the Court’s relationship with the public and other governmental and judicial bodies. The Supreme Court Compendium is a component of the CQ Press Electronic Library. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Supreme Court Database 
The Supreme Court Database, created by Professor Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University and hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1953 and 2008 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices.
Tax Analysts 
Tax Analysts provides current, in-depth tax information through such publications as Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily. In addition, Tax Analysts provides access to essential Federal, State and International source materials. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
Thomas 
Thomas, a service of the Library of Congress, provides access to federal legislative information, including the Congressional Record, all versions of House and Senate bills, summaries of bills and information about their status.
TRACfed 
The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization associated with Syracuse University. TRAC's purpose is to provide with comprehensive information about federal staffing, spending, and the enforcement activities of the federal government. TRACfed provides a wide range of information about federal enforcement activities as well as detailed information about federal staffing, federal funds, and the diverse characteristics of counties, federal districts, and states. TRACfed data is organized into several modules including: Criminal Enforcement, Civil Enforcement, Administrative Enforcement, People & staffing, Money (Federal Funds), and Community Context. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
USA.gov 
USA.gov, an interagency initiative administered by the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, serves as the U.S. government's official web portal, and provides access to government information and services.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set 
The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of reports, documents and journals of U.S. Congress. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set constitutes an incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Use this resource for researching political history, military history, explorations, social history, ethnic history, genealogy, cultural history, international relations, commerce and industrial development. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is available on microfiche. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set is also available through American Memory. (Harvard University ID and PIN required.)
U.S. Law Week 
U.S. Law Week, published by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), reports on and analyzes federal and state cases. USLW sections include: Summary & Analysis, Analysis & Perspective, Legal News, Conference Report, and Electronic Resources. Supreme Court Today provides a continuously updated Supreme Court database, including case summaries and histories, questions presented before the court, argument summaries, full text opinions and end-of-term roundups. U.S. Law Week is also available on LexisNexis and Westlaw. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.
Westlaw 
Westlaw provides online access to U.S. federal and state law sources as well as sources of international law and the laws of a growing number of other jurisdictions. Sources vary by jurisdiction, but may include constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, treatises and general and legal news. The Westlaw Database Directory provides detailed, current information on databases offered by Westlaw. Please note: many but not all Westlaw databases are available under our academic account. WestCheck is a web-based, automated citation-checking service which automatically extracts citations from documents and verifies them using the KeyCite citator service. The HLS contract with Westlaw allows us to create accounts for HLS faculty including visiting faculty, staff, and students only. If you are not a member of the law school community, you will most likely be denied access. Please see Westlaw Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516, for further assistance. (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.)
Wigmore on Evidence 
Wigmore on Evidence (CCH IntelliConnect) is the preeminent treatise on the American law of evidence, providing exhaustive and authoritative guidance on the admissibility of evidence at trials, with coverage of the common law, the history and development of evidence rules, the Federal Rules of Evidence and state evidence rules and codes. Wigmore provides explanations of the settled law and comprehensive analysis of more complicated evidentiary problems. Works best with Internet Explorer. CCH IntelliConnect registration required. Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.

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