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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.
JSTOR Some full text available Resource contains images
JSTOR provides unique access to fulltext back files for more than 120 "core" scholarly journals in anthropology, ecology, economics, education, general science, history, literature, mathematics, political science, and philosophy. JSTOR's agreement with publishers provides a "moving wall" for access and does not allow access to fulltext for the most recent 2-5 years of articles. 
Slavery in America and the World Restricted Resource Some full text available
This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. 

Reference and Research

Encyclopedia of American Law
Print Location: REF KF154.W47 2011
An authoritative reference book that offers a comprehensive overview of American law. 
Encyclopedia of Human Rights
Print Location: REF JC571.E673 2009
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
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.


Very Short Introduction: Law Restricted Resource Some full text available
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) openURL
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 available 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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