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CQ Researcher Restricted Resource Some full text available
CQ Researcher provides access to in-depth, balanced, analytical reporting on current and controversial topics. Each covered topic features comments from experts, lawmakers and citizens, numerous graphs and sidebar articles, a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts. Coverage: 1991-present.
Law Journals at Coulter Library Restricted Resource
A listing of law journals available online and/or in Coulter Library's Periodicals department.

Books and Ebooks

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law
Print Location: REF KF154.W47 2011 Some full text available
An authoritative reference source that offers a comprehensive overview of American law. Find this encyclopedia in Coulter Library's Reference section and also online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Reference and Research

Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Print Location: REF JC571.E673 2009 Some full text available Resource contains images
A five-volume set exploring the developing story of human rights.
Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives
Print Location: REF K583.E53 2007 Some full text available
Looking for a legal resource that offer an international perspective?  Are you trying to compare American law with other jurisdictions? This comprehensive print encyclopedia is an authoritative resource that is easy to use.


Films on Demand Restricted Resource Resource contains video
This collection includes thousands of online films on a wide variety of topics including business, science, health, history and more. Film lengths range from one or 2 minutes to 2 hours or more. Longer films are broken down into segments for easier viewing. Films are linkable.
Kanopy Streaming Service Restricted Resource Resource contains video
Kanopy is a "Netflix-like" solution for college campuses offering over 26,000 films -- documentaries, feature films and training videos -- from thousands of producers with numerous new releases launched daily.


Very Short Introduction: Law Some full text available
Law: A Very Short Introduction explores how law protects our rights, imposes duties on each of us, and establishes a framework for the conduct of almost every social, political, and economic activity. It examines not only the state of law today, but looks at its history, and also its future, as globalization and rapid advances in technology place increasing strain on our current legal system.
American Bar Association (ABA) Some full text availableopenURL
The American Bar Association provides: ongoing legal education, programs to help judges and lawyers in their initiatives to improve the legal system; the website includes resources for the public such as: information on accreditation of law schools, a list of ABA approved law schools, public education (on child custody, personal injury, wills) and public resources (finding attorneys, how courts work, legal aid for servicemen).
FindLaw Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
This site provides the following: recent legal news; information on finding an attorney locally or nationally; how to hire a lawyer; a legal dictionary; frequently - asked legal questions; articles and videos on certain subjects; information on issues such as accidents, divorce, bankruptcy, foreclosure, starting a business, estate planning, civil rights, etc. The site also provides certain legal forms and a "Do It Yourself" help guide for making documents such as wills.
Legal Information Institute (LII) Some full text availableopenURL
Powered by Cornell University Law School, this site includes the U.S. Code; Archive of Supreme Court Decisions, (1990- present); Code of Federal Regulation; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; laws by state. This site also provides laws on popular topics such as family law, criminal law, and labor law. Lawyers are available online to answer questions.
LawHelpNY is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Our mission is to: “Provide and promote access to, high-quality online information about free legal services throughout New York, about legal rights in a broad range of substantive areas, about the court system, and about related advocacy, government and social service organizations. We are committed to providing information that is user-friendly, in English, Spanish, and other languages, in order to help low-income and other vulnerable New Yorkers achieve equal access to justice.”
New York Bar Association
Although this site features information for attorneys, it also provides much information for the community such as: lists of client rights and responsibilities; referrals to attorneys in most counties of New York; free legal assistance in both English and Spanish; interpreters in more than 100 languages; living will and health care proxy forms in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. In addition, the New York State Constitution (current through 1/1/2011) and the New York State Register are available on this website.
Onondaga County Bar Association
The Onondaga County Bar Association has served the legal community of Central New York since 1875. Its functions are to "foster growth of the science of law, promote law reform, to facilitate the process of justice, to maintain high standards of ethics in the legal profession, and support worthwhile projects."
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