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    • Free and Low Cost Resources for U.S. Legal Research
      • Sheri Lewis
      • Associate Law Librarian for Public Services
      • D’Angelo Law Library
      • U. S. Supreme Court
        • The Court’s site: http://www.supremecourtus.gov
        • Cornell’s LII: http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/
        • Scotus Blog: http://www.scotusblog.com
      • Lower Federal Courts
        • Justia: http://www.justia.com/courts/federal-courts/
        • Cornell’s LII: http://www.law.cornell.edu/federal/opinions.html
        • Understanding the Federal Courts
          • http://www.uscourts.gov/understand03/
      Researching Federal Law: Cases
      • U.S. Constitution : http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/index.html
      • Sources for Slip/Session Laws ( Congressional Acts )
        • Thomas at Library of Congress: http://thomas.loc.gov/bss/d111/d111laws.html
        • GPO Access: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=PLAW
        • U.S. Statutes at Large
          • (1789-1875) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lwsllink.html
          • (2003-2006): http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=STATUTE
      Researching Federal Law: Statutes
      • Sources for the United States Code
        • United States Code on GPO Access
          • http://www.gpoaccess.gov/uscode/index.html
        • Cornell’s LII – US Code Collection
          • http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/
        • U.S. House of Representatives: downloadable version
          • http://uscode.house.gov/download/downloadPDF.shtml
      Researching Federal Law: Statutes
      • Sources for Researching Congress
        • Thomas
          • http://thomas.loc.gov
        • FDsys – GPO Access
          • http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
        • GovTrack
          • http://www.govtrack.us
        • Capitol Spotlight : http://www.cspan.org/capitolspotlight/cqwatch.asp
        • DLL Legislative History Research Guide
      • http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/law/db/ref/lh.html
      Researching Federal Law: Legislation
      • Code of Federal Regulations on GPO Access
        • http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/
        • E - CFR http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr
      • Federal Register on GPO Access & FDsys
        • http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html
        • http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
      • Regulations.Gov: information on proposed regulations
        • http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#home
      • Federal Agencies: A to Z list on http://www.usa.gov
      • U.S. Government Manual: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GOVMAN
      Researching Federal Law: Regulations & Agencies
      • Cornell LII’s Law By Source: States http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html
      • Findlaw: Cases and Codes: http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/#statelaw
      • Uniform Commercial Code http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/ucc.table.html
      • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform States Laws Web http://www.nccusl.org/nccusl/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=60
      • Effective dates for state legislatures http://www.statescape.com/resources/Effective_dates/effective_dates.asp
      • NCSL 50-State Legislative Tracking Web Resources http://www.ncsl.org/programs/lis/lrl/50statetracking.htm
      Researching State Law
      • The Seattle Public Library: Municipal Codes Online http://www.spl.org/default.asp?pageID=collection_municodes
      • LexisNexis/Book Publishing Co.
      • http://www.bpcnet.com/codes.htm
      • American Legal Publishing Corporation
      • http://www.amlegal.com/library/
      • Municipal Code Corporation
      • http://www.municode.com/Resources/online%20Library.asp
      • General Code
      • http://www.generalcode.com/webcode2.html
      Researching Local & Municipal Law
      • Cornell LII: Wex - a collaboratively-built law dictionary & encyclopedia
        • http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex
      • Zimmerman’s Research Guide – Online Legal Encyclopedia
        • http://www.lexisnexis.com/infopro/zimmerman/
      • Cornell Law Library Research Guide Search Engine
        • http://library.lawschool.cornell.edu/WhatWeDo/ResearchGuides/Legal-Research-Engine.cfm
      Secondary Sources
      • Cornell LII’sThe Bluebook:
        • http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/
      • Federal Judicial Center’s Biographical Database
      • http://www.fjc.gov/public/home.nsf/hisj
      • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory http://www.martindale.com
      • Thomson Legal Record
      • (formerly West Legal Directory)
      • http://legalrecords.findlaw.com/ss/search_index.jsp?ch=LP
      Research Tools
      • American Lawyer Media's Law.com http://www.law.com/index.shtml
      • BLAWG: http://www.blawg.com/
      • LLRX Court Rules, Forms & Dockets http://www.llrx.com/courtrules/
      • FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Federal and State Resources, Forms
      • http://lp.findlaw.com/
      • Internet Legal Research Group Forms http://www.ilrg.com/forms/
      Practice Resources
      • The Public Library of Law http://www.plol.org
      • Justia http://www.justia.com
      • Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com
      • Findlaw http://findlaw.com
      • LexisOne http://lexisone.com
      • Loislaw http://loislaw.com
      • Fastcase http://fastcase.com
      • HeinOnline Short-Term Access http://shop.heinonline.org/index?colshow=all
      Free and Low Cost Law Databases
      • Jureeka: http://jureeka.blogspot.com
      • LII Citer: http://topics.law.cornell.edu/lii/citer
      Citation Finder Tools
    • Questions?
      • Sheri Lewis
      • [email_address]