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Ask Bill provides links to legal information on the Internet for legal researchers in the Seventh Circuit, which includes the states of Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. The sites have been reviewed, selected and annotated. Official government sites have been selected wherever possible. 

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Federal Legal Resources

Federal Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court
Official web site. Includes: Docket, bar admission, oral argument transcripts posted same day argument is heard, court rules, argument calendars, case handling guides, orders, historical materials, including a case citation finder, and other public information. Full text opinions are available as are the bound volumes of United States Reports starting with 502 U.S. (U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Opinions
  • Docket
    Provides case information for decided and pending litigation in the current and the prior term.
  • Orders and Journal
  • Case Citation Finder
  • Covers the official citation form for every signed, per curiam, and in-chambers opinion published (or soon to be published) in the United States Reports. Use your Internet browser's Edit and Find features, enter a partial case name and view the results for the citation.
  • Case Handling Guides
    Guide to Filing Paid Cases, Guide to In Forma pauperis Cases, Guide for Counsel in Cases to Be Argued.
  • Dates of Supreme Court Decisions and Arguments United States Reports Volumes 2 - 107 (1791 - 1882)
    Prepared by Anne Ashmore of the Supreme Court Library. This 168-page document is based on research in the handwritten Engrossed Minutes and the handwritten Engrossed Docket. By volume and page number, it lists case names and the dates of argument and decision.
  • Granted and Noted List - Cases to be Argued - October Term 2008 - Current
  • Oral Arguments - Argument Audio
    Beginning with the October 2010 Term, audio files can be downloaded or played on Fridays after Conference. Media formats include MP3, Windows Media, and RealAudio 10.
  • Oral Arguments - Argument Transcripts
    Beginning with the October 2006 Term, the transcripts of oral arguments are available on the same day an argument is heard by the Court. Transcripts of oral arguments are archived on the website beginning with the October 2000 Term. Transcripts prior to the 2000 Term are maintained in the Court's Library.
  • Questions Presented
    Internet users can review the Questions Presented in granted and noted cases simply by clicking on the hyperlink located within the Docket's case summary information for a particular case. For example, when a user accesses the docket information for case number 07-330, a hyperlink will appear just beneath the decision date within the case summary information. Once the hyperlink is clicked, the user will be linked to a .pdf file setting forth the Question(s) Presented in the case.
  • Special Master Reports
    Special Masters are individuals named by the Court to conduct preliminary reviews of Original cases the Court has allowed to be filed before it. Original cases - cases tried only in the Supreme Court - usually involve disputes between states. The Court will add future reports as they are issued. Past reports have been and will continue to be posted as well.
  • Where to Find Briefs of the Supreme Court of the U.S.
  • Solicitor General - Government Briefs
    Selected briefs from 1982-1996. All briefs from July 1998-Present. (USDOJ)
  • The Supreme Court Opinion Announcements hotline, a recorded message, is 202-479-3360.
Supreme Court Collection
Decisions and petitions for cert granted or denied may be posted here more quickly than on the Official Supreme Court site. (Cornell Legal Information Institute)
Supreme Court Decisions
Vol. 150-Current U.S. Reports, 1893-Current. browse by year or U.S. Reports volume number. Search by citation, case title or full text. (Findlaw)
U.S. Supreme Court Center
Full run of U.S. Supreme Court Cases from v.1 - 564+. Browse by volume, year or recent opinions. Search by citation, party name or words and phrases. Also links to Supreme Court blogs and to other Supreme Court resources. (Justia)
Appellate.Net Docket Reports
Supreme Court Docket Reports in cases of interest to the business community, prepared by Mayer Brown. (Mayer Brown)
Cert Pool - Beta
Follows the progress of every petition distributed for conference. By clicking on the Follow by RSS button, you can track petitions on the Court's active docket. Petitions are broken down by federal circuit or state court. It shows amicus appearances and active cases that have drawn calls for the view of the Solicitor General. For each jurisdiction, the current status of cases on the docket is shown. (Don Cruse)
C-Span: The Supreme Court
Interviews with all 11 current and retired Supreme Court Justices. Interviews with Supreme Court experts. Virtual tour and photo gallery of the building of the court, former homes of the court, interactive timeline. (C-Span)
Nomination Hearings for Supreme Court Justices: 1971 - Forward
Senate Committee on the Judiciary. (U.S. Senate)
Oyez : U.S. Supreme Court Media
The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.

Currently covers 1968 Term through the current Term. Before 1968, the audio collection is selective. Eventually all audio recorded in the Court from October 1955 to the most recent audio release will be available. (Oyez Inc.)

Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases
Merit and Amicus Briefs are online for the current term in alphabetical order by case name or by date of oral argument. Briefs from past terms are archived since 2007-2008. (ABA)
Supreme Court Database
The Supreme Court Database 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. The analysis tools allow you to select and summarize cases based on your needs.(NSF)
Supreme Court: Jurist Legal News & Research
Currently undergoing "maintenance." Links to Supreme Court related information, including biographies of the justices, recent commentary, documents and video. (Jurist: The Law Professors' Network)
Supreme Court Maxims
Collection of useful quotations from all opinions of the United States Supreme Court from its 1993 through 1998 Terms, compiled by the Department of Justice. (DOJ)
Supreme Court Nominations
John Roberts, Harriet Miers, Samuel Alito,Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan Nomination Collections, Web Resources Relating to Supreme Court Nominations and Supreme Court Nomination Documents: Confirmed and Not Confirmed. (Library of Congress)
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database
he Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1946 and 2012 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.
Sites with Free Case Law
Many of these sites are using data from the which has made available a large database of federal cases at Bulk.Resource.Org
Site has daily information regarding all precedential opinions issued by the 13 federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. Each day, they also have the non-precedential opinions from all of the Circuit courts except the D.C. Circuit. (Michael Lissner)
Research state and federal case law, grouped by state. Includes Supreme Court opinions since 1886, federal circuit opinions since 1930 for all but the 9th, 11th, DC and Federal Circuits, which start later, federal district courts, some back to the 1930's, and appellate courts for all 50 states plus DC, Puerto Rico and Guam, some as far back as 1910 or 1930. You must search by state, even for federal cases. There are no citations or docket numbers listed. You can FIND a document using a citation or a docket number, but those elements will not be displayed when you pull the document up. If you want footnotes, citation and docket number of any case you have retrieved, you may purchase a complete version of the document.(LRC, Inc.)
Google Scholar - Legal Opinions and Journals
Google Scholar has added an option to search for legal opinions and journals, "enabling people everywhere to find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts using Google Scholar." Search by case name (like Planned Parenthood v. Casey) or by topics (like desegregation). There is an option in the lower left corner to revert to the old venerable look, if you prefer that look.

Google also offers a citator more basic than, but similar to Shepards or KeyCite. Citing decisions are sorted by extent of discussion of the cited decision. To access the citator, view a case in Google Scholar, by just entering the citation in the search box. At the top of the case screen, you should see two tabs: Read this Case and How Cited.

Currently, Google Scholar allows you to search and read opinions for US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791. In addition, it includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases which are not yet online or publicly available. (Google)

Justia: US Supreme Court Center
All US Supreme Court Cases from v.1 to Current. Has a full text search function. Also browse by volume, year and by recent opinions. Justia also provides Daily and Weekly Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court, all Federal Court of Appeals, State Supreme Courts and Practice Areas. (Justia)
Open Jurist, the home of Legal Information, Lawyers and the Law
Collection includes opinions from the: United States Supreme Court - beginning in 1754 when it was known as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; and Federal Appellate Courts - beginning in 1880. Case law includes Federal Reporter, First Series, Federal Reporter, Second Series and Federal Reporter, Third Series. If you have the case citation, it is easy to browse to your case. Also includes the United States Code, a Directory of the Courts of the United States and the founding documents of the United States. (
PLOL: Public Library of Law
Said to be the largest free legal search engine online. All U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1757 to present and Courts of Appeals cases from 1950 to present (F.2d Vol. 178-999 (1950-1995), F.3d Vol. 1-present, (1995-present); State appellate cases from all 50 states back to 1997; Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, either online or via links; also links to Code of Federal Regulations, state regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (PLOL)
Rutgers-Camden Federal Courts Search Page
This is a full-text archive of U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1754 to 2005 and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal from 1950 to 2007 (F.2d vol. 178 to F.3d vol. 491). Search options include: Full-text search of the federal court decisions, Find a document by citation, Search for cases by date, Search for cases by party name. (Rutgers School of Law)

Federal Court of Appeals Decisions

Seventh Circuit Decisions
Official Seventh Circuit Internet site, including Judicial opinions. briefs filed with the court beginning in 2001 are also online. (Seventh Circuit Internet)
Seventh Circuit Citation Lists
If you know the Seventh Circuit case name, docket number, or date of decision, use these lists to locate the Federal Reporter citation for cases decided from 1997 to the present. Compiled monthly by Lucien Jung, Library Technician at the Library of the U.S. Courts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Seventh Circuit Library)
Seventh Circuit Review
Seventh Circuit Review is a semiannual, online journal dedicated to the analysis of recent opinions published by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit Review seeks to keep the legal community abreast of developments and trends within the Seventh Circuit and their impact on contemporary jurisprudence. (Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Court of Appeals Case Searches

U.S. Courts - Court Locator
Map linking to all Circuit Court of Appeals, District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Probation and Pretrial Services Offices. Searchable by city and state, zip code, county and state, and area code. (U.S. Courts)
Search All U.S. Court of Appeals Opinions on the Internet
The collections of judicial opinions which this search engine searches are not maintained by the LII (or any other single institution or organization). As a result there is great variation in the extent of the collections from site to site; for example, the 5th Circuit collection extends back to 1986, whereas it is unusual for others to go back much further than 1995. File formats, titling practices, layout, and typography all vary widely and there may be significant gaps in some collections. Cornell updates the index regularly. The updating process takes about three days, because of the high volume of data which must be checked. Very, very recent cases will probably not appear in your search results. (Cornell)
Circuit Splits: A Blog About Cases Ripe for Review
(Nicholas J. Wagoner)
Split Circuits
Blog dedicated to tracking developments concerning splits among the federal circuit courts. (Professor A. Benjamin Spencer)
Court of Appeals Decisions

First Circuit Decisions (Jan. 2000 - present) (First Circuit)
Second Circuit Decisions (? - present) (Second Circuit)
Third Circuit Decisions (May 1994 - present) (Third Circuit)
Fourth Circuit Decisions (Jan. 1996 - present) (Fourth Circuit)
Fifth Circuit Decisions (Apr. 1992 - present) (Fifth Circuit)
Sixth Circuit Decisions (July 1, 1999 - present) (Sixth Circuit)
Seventh Circuit Decisions (1991 - present) (Seventh Circuit)
Eighth Circuit Decisions (1995 - present) (Eighth Circuit)
Ninth Circuit Decisions (Jan. 1995 - present) (Ninth Circuit)
Tenth Circuit Decisions (Oct. 1997 - present) (Washburn)
Eleventh Circuit Decisions (January 1995 - present) (Eleventh Circuit)
D.C. Circuit Decisions (Sept. 1997 - present) (D.C. Circuit)
Federal Circuit Decisions (Oct. 2004 - present) (Second Circuit)
Sites with Free Case Law

These sites are using data from the which has made available a large database of federal cases at Bulk.Resource.Org
Site has daily information regarding all precedential opinions issued by the 13 federal circuit courts and the Supreme Court of the United States. Each day, they also have the non-precedential opinions from all of the Circuit courts except the D.C. Circuit. (Michael Lissner)
Research state and federal case law, grouped by state. Includes Supreme Court opinions since 1886, federal circuit opinions since 1930 for all but the 9th, 11th, DC and Federal Circuits, which start later, federal district courts, some back to the 1930's, and appellate courts for all 50 states plus DC, Puerto Rico and Guam, some as far back as 1910 or 1930. You must search by state, even for federal cases. There are no citations or docket numbers listed. You can FIND a document using a citation or a docket number, but those elements will not be displayed when you pull the document up. If you want footnotes, citation and docket number of any case you have retrieved, you may purchase a complete version of the document.(LRC, Inc.)
Google Scholar - Legal Opinions and Journals
Google Scholar has an option to search for legal opinions and journals, "enabling people everywhere to find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts using Google Scholar." Search by case name (like Planned Parenthood v. Casey) or by topics (like desegregation). There is an option in the lower left corner to revert to the old venerable look, if you prefer that look.

Google also offers a citator more basic than, but similar to Shepards or KeyCite. Citing decisions are sorted by extent of discussion of the cited decision. To access the citator, view a case in Google Scholar, by just entering the citation in the search box. At the top of the case screen, you should see two tabs: Read this Case and How Cited.

Currently, Google Scholar allows you to search and read opinions for US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791. In addition, it includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases which are not yet online or publicly available. (Google)

Justia: US Courts of Appeals Cases
All US Federal appellate cases since 1951. Has a full text search function. Also browse by series, by Circuit, then year, or by year. Justia also provides Daily and Weekly Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court, all Federal Court of Appeals, State Supreme Courts and Practice Areas. (Justia)
Open Jurist, the home of Legal Information, Lawyers and the Law
Collection includes opinions from the: United States Supreme Court - beginning in 1754 when it was known as the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; and Federal Appellate Courts - beginning in 1880. Case law includes Federal Reporter, First Series, Federal Reporter, Second Series and Federal Reporter, Third Series. If you have the case citation, it is easy to browse to your case. Also includes the United States Code, a Directory of the Courts of the United States and the founding documents of the United States. (
PLOL: Public Library of Law
Said to be the largest free legal search engine online. All U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1757 to present and Courts of Appeals cases from 1950 to present (F.2d Vol. 178-999 (1950-1995), F.3d Vol. 1-present, (1995-present); State appellate cases from all 50 states back to 1997; Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, either online or via links; also links to Code of Federal Regulations, state regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (PLOL)
Rutgers-Camden Federal Courts Search Page
This is a full-text archive of U.S. Supreme Court decisions from 1754 to 2005 and U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal from 1950 to 2007 (F.2d vol. 178 to F.3d vol. 491). Search options include: Full-text search of the federal court decisions, Find a document by citation, Search for cases by date, Search for cases by party name. (Rutgers School of Law)
Federal Courts of Special Jurisdiction

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (Jan. 1997 - present) (Armed Forces Court)
U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (1989 - present) (Veterans Claims Court)
U.S. Court of Federal Claims (July 1997 - present) (Court of Federal Claims)
U.S. Court of International Trade (Jan. 1999 - present) (Int'l Trade Court)
U.S. Tax Court (TC and Memorandum Opinions starting Sept. 25, 1995; Summary Opinions starting Jan. 01, 2001) (Tax Court)

Federal District Court

Google Scholar - Legal Opinions and Journals
Google Scholar has an option to search for legal opinions and journals, "enabling people everywhere to find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts using Google Scholar." Search by case name (like Planned Parenthood v. Casey) or by topics (like desegregation). There is an option in the lower left corner to revert to the old venerable look, if you prefer that look.

Google also offers a citator more basic than, but similar to Shepards or KeyCite. Citing decisions are sorted by extent of discussion of the cited decision. To access the citator, view a case in Google Scholar, by just entering the citation in the search box. At the top of the case screen, you should see two tabs: Read this Case and How Cited.

Currently, Google Scholar allows you to search and read opinions for US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791. In addition, it includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases which are not yet online or publicly available. (Google)

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
General information, hearing information on transferred and denied MDLs, rules, pending MDLs, statistics. (JPML)
Justia Federal District Court Cases
Database of Federal District Court cases. Justia currently has opinions and orders since 2000.
Justia Federal District Court Filings & Dockets - BETA
Database of recently filed Federal District Court civil cases allows users to browse by State, by District within the state, by Nature of Suit, by Party Name, by Judge name, and within a given date range. The database is under development and cases are added daily. Data on each case includes a link to the related docket information on Pacer (accessible via subscription to those outside the court, 10 cents per page) as well as to blog, news and finance and web searches on party names. Justia currently has opinions and orders since 2005.
  • Justia also provides Daily and Weekly Opinion Summaries for U.S. Supreme Court, all Federal Court of Appeals, State Supreme Courts and Practice Areas. (Justia)
RECAP Archive - Beta
The RECAP Archive is your portal to the documents gathered by the RECAP Firefox Extension. Free downloadable PDF access to millions of U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Court documents. Use Advanced Search to search by Court, docket number, case name, PACER case number or filing date. (Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton U.)

Federal Bankruptcy Appellate Panels and Bankruptcy Opinions

1st Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
(1st Circuit)
6th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
(6th Circuit)
8th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
(8th Circuit)
9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
(9th Circuit)
10th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
(10th Circuit)

United States Courts Opinions - BETA
United States Courts Opinions (USCOURTS) collection is a pilot project between the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) to provide public access to opinions from selected United States appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The content of this collection dates back to April 2004, though searchable electronic holdings for some courts may be incomplete for this earlier time period. Once an opinion is located, all associated opinions within the same case can be accessed from the opinion. Selected Appellate, district and bankruptcy courts are involved in the pilot project. (GPO/FDsys - AOUS)

Federal Rules of Court

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
Current as of December 1, 2011. 7th Circuit Local Rules and IOP in html or PDF format. (Seventh Circuit Internet)
Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Appendix of Forms included. Official House Committee Print. (U.S. Courts)
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Appendix of Forms included. (Cornell)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Official House Committee Print. (U.S. Courts)
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
Federal Rules of Evidence
(Supreme Court)
Federal Rulemaking
This site provides access to the national and local rules currently in effect in the federal courts, as well as background information on the federal rules and the rulemaking process. All proposed amendments to the rules are posted for your review and comment and an archive of amendments is also posted. (AOUS)
See this page for:
Supreme Court Rules
Effective February 16, 2010. (U.S. Supreme Court)
U.S. Tax Court Rules
Rules in pdf format. Amendments to Rules Effective July 6, 2012. (U.S. Tax Court)

Federal Courts of Seventh Circuit

Internet Sites

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit Library

Illinois Central Bankruptcy Court
Illinois Central District Court
Illinois Northern Bankruptcy Court
Illinois Northern District Court
Illinois Southern Bankruptcy Court
Illinois Southern District Court
Illinois Southern Probation Office

Indiana Northern Bankruptcy Court
Indiana Northern District Court
Indiana Northern Probation Office
Indiana Southern Bankruptcy Court
Indiana Southern District Court
Indiana Southern Probation Office

Wisconsin Eastern Bankruptcy Court
Wisconsin Eastern District Court
Wisconsin Eastern Probation Office
Wisconsin Western Bankruptcy Court
Wisconsin Western District Court

Federal Court Local Rules

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit)
Local Rules for District and Bankruptcy Courts in 7th Circuit

Illinois Central Bankruptcy Court
Includes Local Rules, Procedures and Standing Orders
Illinois Central District Court
Illinois Northern Bankruptcy Court
Illinois Northern District Court
Illinois Northern District Court
Illinois Southern Bankruptcy Court
Illinois Southern District Court

Indiana Northern Bankruptcy Court
Indiana Northern District Court
Indiana Southern Bankruptcy Court
Indiana Southern District Court

Wisconsin Eastern Bankruptcy Court
Wisconsin Eastern District Court
Wisconsin Western Bankruptcy Court
Wisconsin Western District Court

Links to all federal court home pages are listed in the U.S. Courts Local Court Rules section below. For district and bankruptcy courts that may not be included in the lists below, go to the home page for that court. (AOUS)
Local Rules - U.S. Courts of Appeals
Local Rules - U.S. District Courts
Local Rules - U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Court Rules, Forms and Dockets
Comprehensive listing of Federal and State court rules, forms and dockets available on the Internet, compiled by the editors at Law Librarian's Resource Xchange. (LLRX)

Federal Judiciary Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct for United States Judges
Codes of Conduct for Judicial Employees
Published Advisory Opinions
  • Political Activities Guidelines for Judicial Employees - Advisory Opinion No. 9
Judicial Conduct and Disability
Resources page includes links to each circuit for rules and forms and also links to Justice Breyer's Report to the Chief Justice on Implementation of the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980. (AOUS)
Rules for Judicial Conduct and Judicial Disability Proceedings
Nationwide set of rules for handling conduct and disability complaints against federal judges. Adopted March 11, 2008. (AOUS)

Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit: In Re Complaint Against a Judicial Officer
Includes Judicial misconduct or disability complaint form, Judicial misconduct or disability complaint rules (as adopted March 11, 2008) and Decisions. (Seventh Circuit Internet).
Standards for Professional Conduct within the Seventh Federal Judicial Circuit
In html format. (Seventh Circuit Internet).

Federal Judiciary Home Pages

United States Courts
This is the Judiciary Internet homepage. Includes information about the Federal Courts, Rules and policies, Judges and judgeships, Statistics, Forms and fees, Information about court records,Educational resources, Career opportunities, and a Court locator, as well as a Search feature. (AOUS)
Federal Judiciary Homepage Links
Map to access all court external Internet sites. (AOUS)
Post Judgment Interest Rates
Interest allowed on judgments entered in Federal courts. (AOUS)
The Federal Court System in the U.S.: An Introduction for Judges and Judicial Administrators in Other Countries
This publication is available in pdf format in English, French, Italian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish. (AOUS)
Understanding the Federal and State Courts
This document provides an overview of the organization, operation, and administration of the court system. (AOUS)
Prospective law clerks can access the OSCAR: Online System for Clerkship Application and Review to search a national database of federal law clerk vacancies. (AOUS)

Federal Judicial Center
Site includes many Publications available for downloading in PDF format as well as downloadable educational programs. Examples of the FJC publications available online include the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence and the Manual for Complex Litigation.
  • The Federal Judicial History section gives the legislative history of the Supreme Court, the Circuit Courts, the Courts of Appeals and the District Courts, as well as biographical information about each presidentially appointed judge on the courts since 1789. There are also historical documents related to the judicial branch of government. Using the search boxes you may pull up the legislative history and judicial biographies of the Court of Appeals or District Judges in each circuit or state.

    The Federal Judges Biographical Database provides information about all judges who have served on the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Supreme Court and other life-tenured courts since 1789. To view a judge's biographical entry, type in the judge's name (Last name, First name) or use the alphabetical index. Use The Federal Judges Biographical Database to construct research questions regarding groups of judges. This section allows users to create customized lists of judges based on multiple categories, including nominating president, type of court, dates of service, and demographic groups.

  • Historic Federal Courthouses offers access to images of over 600 historic federal courthouses and other public buildings that have served as the meeting places of federal courts. Captions indicate the date of the image and the name of the building at that time. Each entry then lists the date of the building’s completion; the supervising architect or, in the case of commissioned designs, the private architect; the dates that various federal courts used the building; the building’s fate or current use; and a citation indicating the source of the original photograph.
  • Inside the Federal Courts is available to help federal employees understand how the federal courts work.

PACER Service Center
The PACER Service Center is the Federal Judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records.
  • You must register for this service. There is a fee.
U.S. Sentencing Commission
Includes Sentencing Guidelines, Federal Sentencing Statistics, Reports to Congress, and Hearing Testimony.

Federal Pattern Jury Instructions

First Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions - Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions for the District Courts of the First Circuit
2012 revision. Pdf format.(District Court of Maine)
First Circuit Draft Civil and Criminal Instructions by Judge Hornby
Pdf format. Also includes Preliminary Jury Instructions.(District Court of Maine)
First Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions
This is an executable version (Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions.Hlp) providing the ability to automatically create an instruction template suitable for WordPerfect, copy an instruction (including all formatting to WordPerfect, copying a number of instructions (including formatting) to WordPerfect at a time, printing a number of instructions at a time, and a link to updates posted by Judge Hornby and his instructions’ committee. (District of Massachusetts)
Third Circuit Model Criminal Jury Instructions
2009 edition in WordPerfect and pdf. Includes revisions posted in October 2011. (3d Circuit)
Third Circuit Model Civil Jury Instructions
2011 edition in WordPerfect and pdf. Includes revisions posted in July 2012. (3d Circuit)
Fifth Circuit Pattern Criminal Jury Instructions
2012 edition in pdf and WordPerfect.
Fifth Circuit Pattern Civil Jury Instructions
2009 edition in pdf and WordPerfect.
Sixth Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions
2013 edition in pdf, WordPerfect and Word. The full version in "PDF" can be downloaded here.
Seventh Circuit Pattern Criminal Federal Jury Instructions
The Committee on Federal Criminal Jury Instructions for the Seventh Circuit presents an expanded set of pattern jury instructions for use in criminal trials in the District Courts of the Seventh Circuit.. (7th Circuit. Adopted Oct. 4, 2012)
Seventh Circuit Federal Civil Jury Instructions
This 2009 revised edition includes the recently adopted Federal Employee Liability Act and Similar Statutes, Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Pattern Instructions. In pdf format. (7th Circuit)
Eighth Circuit Manual of Model Criminal Jury Instructions
2013 edition as well as Model Death Penalty Jury Instructions. In pdf, WordPerfect and Word formats. (8th Circuit)
Eighth Circuit Manual of Model Civil Jury Instructions
2013 edition. In pdf, WordPerfect and Word formats. (8th Circuit)
Ninth Circuit Manual of Model Criminal Jury Instructions
2010 edition. Last updated January 2012. In WordPerfect, pdf and browseable formats. (9th Circuit)
Ninth Circuit Manual of Model Civil Jury Instructions
2007 edition. Last updated January 2012. In pdf, WordPerfect, pdf and browseable formats. (9th Circuit)
Tenth Circuit Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions
2011 edition, updated May 2011. In pdf format. (10th Circuit)
Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions
2010 Civil instructions and 2013 Criminal instructions. (11th Circuit)

District Court Pattern Jury Instructions

Indiana - Northern District of Indiana Jury Instructions
Many of the judges have posted Preliminary and Final Jury Instructions or General Civil or Criminal Instructions on their individual pages.
Iowa - Jury Instructions Used in Trials Listed by Judge
Searchable by category, by judge, and by date. (Northern District of Iowa)
New Mexico - Civil and Criminal Jury Instructions for Various Judges
Click on Judges on the left and then click on individual judges names. Many of them have a "Jury Instructions" section on their pages. (District of New Mexico)

Patent Jury Instructions

AIPLA's Model Patent Jury Instructions
2012. ( American Intellectual Property Law Association )
Federal Circuit Bar Association Model Patent Jury Instructions
Last edited February 2010. In pdf format. (Federal Circuit Bar Association)
Model Patent Jury Instructions for the Northern District of California
November 2011. (Northern District of California)
Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crimes Manual (Jury Instructions)
Fourth Edition.2013 Jury instructions are found in Appendices B - F. (DOJ)
Uniform Jury Instructions for Patent Cases in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
March 1993. In PDF format. (District of Delaware)
There are also patent instructions in Section 9 of the 5th Circuit Pattern Civil Jury Instructions and in the 7th Circuit Federal Civil Jury Instructions, as listed above.

Other Pattern Jury Instructions

Criminal Tax Manual Jury Instructions
2012 edition. (DOJ)
Jury Instructions Under Securities Laws
In PDF format. (NASAA)
Proposed Model Jury Instructions: The Use of Electronic Technology to Conduct Research on or Communicate about a Case
In PDF format. (U.S. Courts)

Federal Pro Se Litigants

Federal Court Prison Litigation Project Revised Handbook
Handbook for attorneys appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to represent prisoners in litigation filed pro se. The Illinois Institute for Community Law, in conjunction with the District Court, has revised this handbook to provide information regarding correctional policies and procedures and the substantive and procedural rights of incarcerated persons. Revised April 2002. (Northern District of Illinois)
Filing a Case in Federal Court without a Lawyer
(Illinois Legal Aid)
Filing a Civil Case Without an Attorney: A Guide for the Pro Se Litigant
Revised 01/31/2011. (Northern District of Illinois)
Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
Information from the U.S. Courts. (US Courts)
After Opening a Case (pro se)
These documents are intended to assist litigants who are not represented by an attorney, also known as pro se litigants, after cases are opened. General information is provided along with more specific information for immigration cases and non-immigration agency cases.
How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers
This guide is intended to help a person with a legal problem find legal rules that can resolve or prevent conflict. Prepared by law librarians Lee Warthen and Angus Nesbit. (AALL)
Law Libraries Serving Prisoners
Online version of the print directory compiled by the AALL Standing Committee on Library Services to Institutionalized Persons. Search for law libraries by name or location - city, state, or county. (AALL)
Online Forms - Provided by Northern District of Illinois
Forms can be opened online and in some cases filled out online and then printed on your own printer. The forms are arranged under subject tabs, with a new tab for Foreclosure forms. The "Other Forms" tab includes a downloadable Prisoner Litigation Handbook in pdf format. (Northern District of Illinois)
Primer on the Jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals
Introduction to the subject-matter jurisdiction of the U.S. Courts of Appeals. Examines procedural issues related to the exercise of appellate jurisdiction in appeals from final judgments and interlocutory appeals. Coverage includes civil and criminal appeals, extraordinary writs, and federal administrative agency reviews. Prepared by Thomas E. Baker. In pdf format. (FJC)
Pro Se Handbook: The Manual for the Litigant Filing Without Counsel
(District Court of Idaho.)
Representing Yourself in Federal Court
Includes a Pro Se Handbook for the Southern District of Indiana, Pro Se Litigants' Resource links and Pro Se Forms. (Southern District of Indiana)
Resources for Persons Who File a Civil Case Without an Attorney
(Northern District of Illinois)

Historical American Documents

American Founders Online: An Annotated Guide to Their Papers and Publications
Provides online access, in varying degrees, to the personal papers and/or publications of the major founders of the American Republic— those men who served in roles of national political leadership between 1765 and 1815—and members of their families. (Library of Congress)
Avalon Project
Comprehensive collection of digital documents in law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government. Links to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text. Documents range from the Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents to the UN Charter. There is also a collection of Documents on Terrorism.

Keep this site in mind when searching for classic legal titles like the Code of Hammurabi or Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. (Yale)

The Annotated Justinian Code is another classic text, available courtesy of the U. of Wyoming College of Law.

Documents from the Constitutional Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789.
The Continental Congress broadside Collection (256 titles) and the Constitutional Convention broadside Collection (21 titles) contain 277 documents relating to the work of Congress and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. Items include extracts of the journals of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports, treaties, and early printed versions of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Most broadsides are one page in length, others range from 1 to 28 pages. (Library of Congress)
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates
This site consists of a linked set of published congressional records of the United States of America from the Continental Congress through the 43rd Congress, 1774-1875. It includes the Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-89); the Letters of Delegates to Congress (1774-89); the Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, or Farrand's Records, and the Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution (1787-88), or Elliot's Debates; the Journals of the House of Representatives (1789-1875) and the Senate (1789-1875), including the Senate Executive Journal (1789-1875); the Journal of William Maclay (1789-91), senator from Pennsylvania in the 1st Congress; the debates of Congress as published in the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-37), Congressional Globe (1833-73), and Congressional Record (1873-75); the Statutes at Large (1789-1875); the American State Papers (1789-1838); and congressional bills and resolutions for selected sessions beginning with the 6th Congress (1799) in the House of Representatives and the 16th Congress (1819) in the Senate. A select number of documents and reports from the monumental U.S. Congressional Serial Set are available as well. This online collection houses the records of the U.S. Congress up to 1875, which includes the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, published by the Government Printing Office. (Library of Congress)
Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776. (NARA)
Federalist Papers
Eighty-five essays written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison between October 1787 and May 1788. (Avalon)
Constitution of the United States
Includes Constitution, Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) and Amendments 11-27 to the Constitution. (NARA)
Constitution of the United States: Analysis and Interpretation
Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States. Includes the 2002 edition and supplements. Provides an overview, scholarly commentary, cases interpreting each section, and law review articles. Also includes tables of laws held unconstitutional, table of cases and index. The 2002 date for the main edition refers to the date that annotations to the constitution are cut off, not the date of publication. The earlier 1992 edition and its supplements are also available on this site. (Congressional Research Service. Library of Congress)
ConSource: The Constitutional Source Project
Online library of constitutional source documents including James Madison's Notes of the Constitutional Convention, The Federalist Papers, The Anti and Pro Federalist Papers, State Ratification Debates, Bill of Rights Legislative History, Political Sermons, State Constitutions and Charters, The Papers of George Mason, John Adams and George Washington. (Constitutional Sources Project)
Our Documents
One hundred milestone documents of American history. The list begins with the Lee Resolution of June 7, 1776 and ends with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (NARA)
Popular Names of Constitutional Provisions
Many provisions of the U.S. Constitution are known by popular name or nickname. This page identifies many of those popular names and includes the text of the relevant provisions. The information is arranged in two lists: the first, alphabetically by popular name and the second, arranged by appearance in the Constitution. (University of Washington School of Law. Gallagher Law Library)
U.S. Constitution
Findlaw has taken the CRS (1992 edition) constitution and divided the document up into smaller sections for the web, adding hyperlinks to Supreme Court cases cited in the annotations. (FindLaw)
United States: The Constitution
Recently launched website on the United States Constitution combines various items from the Law Library of Congress in one centralized location. Includes sections on Constitutional Interpretation, Executive Privilege, Military Tribunals, Presidential Inherent Powers, Presidential Signing Statements, Second Amendment, State Secrets Privilege, War Powers, War Powers Resolution, and Additional Constitutional Resources. (Law Library of Congress)

Federal Legislative Branch Web Sites

Government Resources: Links to Congressional Information
Includes links to House and Senate sites, individual members, Congressional Directory, information about Congress and the Capital Building, links to legislative agencies like GAO and Congressional Budget Office, Links to official and non-official sources for legislative research, including voting records, newslinks, partisan sites. (Library of Congress)
Guide to House and Senate Members
A single point of access for Member information from several different official sources. Both congressional offices and the public will be able to:
  • Access data concerning House and Senate Members from various publications including: the Congressional Pictorial Directory, Congressional Biographical Directory, and, in the near future, the Congressional Directory.
  • Search for and retrieve individual Members by name, district, hometown, or groups of Members by state, party affiliation, or number of terms.
  • Link to individual Member's corresponding information in the Biographical Directory maintained by the House and Senate.(GPO)
Members of Congress & Congressional District Maps
Find your representative or senator, view their committee memberships, bills assigned to them and look at voting statistics. (GovTrack)
U.S. House of Representatives Home Page
Includes House Offices - searchable by member name, map/state name, Committee Offices, Leadership Offices, Other House Organizations, Commissions, and Task Forces; Legislative Resources - Schedules for the week, Committee Hearings, and the current Calendar, Roll Call Votes; Current Events - House Operating Status, This Week on the House Floor, and House Calendar; Constituent Services - Find Your Representative by ZIP; Education Resources and Tourism Information. (House)
U.S. Senate Home Page
Primary areas available directly from the homepage are Senators, Committees, Legislation & Records, Art & History, Visitors and Reference. In addition to information about each senator and committee, the site also contains a complete floor schedule for the Senate, along with recent votes, nominations lists and links to hearings. (Senate)
Committee Home Pages

House Committee Home Page
Links to each committee. (House)
Senate Committee Home Page
Links to each committee. (Senate)
Judiciary Committees

House Judiciary Committee
Includes information about members, subcommittee members, committee documents, hearings testimony, business meetings and markups. (House)
Senate Judiciary Committee
Includes information about members, subcommittee members, jurisdiction, rules, hearings schedules including selected prepared testimony, a list of printed hearings (no links), links to Senate reports and bill text of legislation referred to the Senate Judiciary committee. (Senate)

Biographical Information about Members of Congress

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present
Enter name, position or state to retrieve biographical information about members of Congress. (House)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005
Download the entire file as a ZIP file or download pdf sections. (GPO/FDsys)
Congressional Directory
FDsys contains directories for the 105th (1997-98) Congress forward, as well all Interim editions (online-only revisions) for the 105th Congress forward. Documents are available as ASCII text and PDF files. (GPO/FDsys)
Congressional Pictorial Directory
105th (1997-1998) Congress - Present members of Congress with biographies and pictures. (GPO/FDsys)
U.S. Senate Virtual Reference Desk - Biographies
Biographies of current and former Senators and Representatives as well as Senate spouses. (U.S. Senate)

Federal Legislative Materials is the official source for federal legislative information. It replaces the nearly 20-year-old site with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on except nominations, treaties and communications. These data sets will be added throughout 2014. Until that time they are still accessible through via the link below. will be permanently retired by the end of 2014.
Guides to Federal Legislative History Research

Federal Legislative History Research: A Practitioner's Guide to Compiling the Documents and Sifting for Legislative Intent
This site explains in detail (both in outline and in written narrative form) the steps to go about in researching, compiling and sifting through the legislative history documents of recent and historical U.S. public laws. From LLSDC's Legislative Source Book which has many useful links for legislative history research. (LLSDC)
Guide to the U.S. Federal Legal System: Web-Based Publicly Accessible Sources
Compiled by Reference Librarian Gretchen Feltes. (NYU School of Law)
How Our Laws Are Made
A basic outline of our federal lawmaking process from the source of an idea for a legislative proposal through its publication as a statute. Updated by Charles W. Johnson, Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives. (House of Representatives)
Legislative Process
(House of Representatives)
Legislative Process
(U.S. Senate)
Legislative Process: Enactment of a Law
Updated by Robert Dove, Parliamentarian, U.S. Senate. (U.S. Senate)
U.S. Government Documents: The Legislative Process
This excellent guide traces the process by which a bill becomes a law and includes links to full text Internet sources. (Columbia U. Libraries)
Text of Congressional Bills

Years of the 1st through 112th Congresses (1789 - 2012)
Table listing the years of each Congress. (U.S. Senate)
Years and Session Dates of the U.S. Congress
(House of Representatives)
Bills and Resolutions
Bills and Resolutions are available for selected sessions of Congress - 6th - 42nd Congress in the House of Representatives, 16th - 42nd Congress in the Senate, and 18th - 42nd Congress for Senate Joint Resolutions, covering the time period from 1823 - 1873. (Library of Congress)
Bills, Resolutions
Simple and advanced searches for full Bill Text since 1989, Bill Summary and Status since 1973 or Multiple Congresses since 1989. (Library of Congress)
Search Bill Text from Multiple Congresses
Search bill text across multiple Congresses. (Library of Congress)
Yesterday in Congress
Go to Current Activity column and click on "Yesterday in Congress" to search for the most recent legislative action. (Library of Congress)
Bill Summary for House and Senate Bills
Bill summary and status since 1973. Searchable by word/phrase, subject, bill number, stage in the legislative process, dates of introduction, sponsor and committee. Scroll down to the Stage in Legislative Process pulldown menu if you are looking for what bills have been presented to the President or which bills the President has signed or vetoed. (Library of Congress)
Bill Text for Current or Previous Congresses
Search current congress or search bill text since 101st Congress (1989-90). (Library of Congress)
Congressional Bills - Text for House and Senate Bills, House and Senate Joint Resolutions, House and Senate Concurrent Resolutions and House and Senate Simple Resolutions.
All published versions of bills from the 103rd (1993-1994) Congress forward. (GPO/FDsys)
Sponsor/Cosponsor Summaries
Browse since 1973. (Library of Congress)
History of Bills
The History of Bills and Resolutions is a section of the Congressional Record Index that provides information about all bills and resolutions introduced during that session of Congress. The database is updated daily, usually the day after publication of the Congressional Record. Each year since 1983 is available for searching individually. Entries for each bill include actions that are reported in the Congressional Record and reference issue and date and pages where the action is reported. (GPO)
Sources for the Text of Congressional Bills and Resolutions
Onlines sources, microform and paper sources. Compiled by Rick McKinney. (LLSDC)
House and Senate Calendars

Congressional Calendars
The Congressional Calendars collection includes the Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation and the Senate Calendar of Business. The Calendars of the U.S. House of Representatives and History of Legislation is prepared under the direction of the Clerk of the House of Representatives by the Office of Legislative Operations. It is published daily by 8:00 a.m. when the House is in session. The Senate Calendar of Business is prepared under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate by the Legislative Clerk. It is updated each day the Senate is in session. Both calendars available from 104th Congress (1995-96) to Present. (GPO/FDsys)
Congressional Schedules, Calendars
Congressional calendar is an agenda or list of business awaiting possible action by the House or Senate. Floor schedules list all the activity scheduled to take place in the House or Senate chamber for a given week or month. Includes link to Days-in-Session Calendars which show the days the House and Senate met. Coverage in Senate since 1978 and in House since 1995. (Library of Congress)
House Legislative Schedule
(House of Representatives)
Senate Legislative Calendar
Links to Title Page and Pending/Unfinished Business, Cross Index of Measures to General Order Numbers, Measures Placed on Calendar Under General Orders Resolutions/Motions Ordered to Lie Over, Bills and Joint Resolutions Read the First Time, Motions for Reconsideration, Bills in Conference, Status of Appropriations Bills (Senate)
Committee Hearings and Committee Prints

Be aware that many hearings are not available in a format which corresponds exactly to the printed version. Most, but not all, congressional committee and subcommittee websites have the prepared statements for their hearings. A few committees have the oral transcripts, but the complete hearing is normally only available in print or microfiche from the GPO. Most Congressional hearings may not be immediately available since they are published two months to two years after they are held. (Definitions from GPO Access)

Quick Links to House and Senate Committee Hearings and Other Publications
This is an excellent site that will save you a lot of time when looking for hearings. Arranged by House and Senate committee name. For each committee the quick links include: the committee's GPO hearings site; Hearing List, News, Publications, Schedule, Search, Testimony, Transcripts,Visual/Audio and Comments that indicate where you can find the committee's recent hearings and how long it takes them to appear. (Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.) - Daily Senate Hearings Live on the Web
A new public service from C-SPAN to provide public access to the legislative process. distributes gavel-to-gavel audio coverage of U.S. Senate Committee hearings. The Senate produces the audio feeds, and C-SPAN encodes and streams these hearings via There are 26 U.S. Senate Committee hearing rooms that have audio streaming capabilities. A full list of the hearing rooms available on appears on the right hand column. Check daily hearing schedules and click on a hearing room to begin streaming audio. (C-SPAN)
Congressional Committee Prints
102nd Congress (1991-1992) to present.
Congressional Committee Prints are publications issued by congressional committees on topics related to their legislative or research activities. The subjects of the committee prints vary greatly, due to the different concerns and actions of each individual committee. Some basic varieties of committee prints include: draft reports and bills, directories, statistical materials, investigative reports, historical reports, situational studies, confidential staff reports, hearings, and legislative analyses. (GPO/FDsys)
Congressional Hearings
Selected House and Senate hearings since the 99th Congress (1985-86).
A hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, joint, or special committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest. Most congressional hearings are published two months to two years after they are held.

Not all congressional hearings are available on GPO/FDsys. Whether or not a hearing is disseminated on GPO/FDsys depends on the committee. GPO continues to add hearings irregularly as they become available during each session of Congress. If a congressional hearing is not listed in the catalog, it is not available electronically via GPO at this time.

Congressional Hearings Project
A pilot project was undertaken with Google to digitize the entire hearings collection held by the Law Library of Congress and make it freely available to Congress and the world. Three collections have been selectively compiled to provide users with a test experience: U.S. Census, Freedom of Information/Privacy and Immigration. These selected Hearings, stored as PDF files, are samples of a larger group that will be digitized and made available as a result of this project. Ultimately, both the Library and Google will provide full-text access to the entire collection of Hearings. (Law Library of Congress)
House of Representatives Committee Hearings
Selected committee hearings transcripts since 1997. (House)
How to...Find Committee Hearings
Helpful suggestions for locating committee hearings. (U.S. Senate)
Senate Committee on the Judiciary Hearings, Meetings, & Nominations
Hearings listed from October 2001 to present. (Senate)
U.S. Congressional Documents
This is a full-text archive of selected documents of the United States Congress from the collection of the Rutgers - Camden School of Law. Hearings and Committee Prints included in this online collection date from the 1970's to 1998 and material will continue to be added. Browse listings or search the texts. (Rutgers School of Law)

U.S. Congressional Serial Set
The Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports bound by session of Congress. It began publication with the 15th Congress, 1st Session (1817). Documents before 1817 may be found in the American State Papers. In general, it includes: committee reports related to bills and other matters, presidential communications to Congress, treaty materials, certain executive department publications, and certain non-governmental publications. This site includes the Numerical Lists of Documents (1957 - Current) and Reports and a Schedule of Serial Set Volumes (1987 - Current). (GPO)
U.S. Serial Set
The Serial Set contains the House and Senate Documents and the House and Senate Reports. At this time the site includes selected documents and reports printed in the 23rd (1833-35) through the 64th (1915-1916) Congresses. (Library of Congress)
Congressional Reports
Since the 104th Congress (1995-96).
Congressional reports originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. FDsys contains House, Senate, Conference and Executive reports from the 104th Congress (1995-96) forward. The collection for the current Congress is updated irregularly, as electronic versions of the documents become available. Reports are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

House and Senate Reports are reports of congressional committees concerning proposed legislation and/or containing findings on matters under investigation. Senate Executive Reports are reports of the Committee on Foreign Relations relating to Treaties between the United States and foreign nations, which have been submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification, or are reports of various Senate Committees regarding nomination of individuals. (GPO/FDsys)

House and Senate Committee Reports, Conference and Joint Committee Reports
Since the 104th Congress (1995-96) (Library of Congress)
Conference Reports
A conference report is a compromise on legislation that is negotiated between the House and Senate via conference committees. It is printed and submitted to each chamber for its consideration. This page contains links to active ("unofficial") and archived ("official") conference reports. Conference reports are available to the public as a filed version prior to official printing. Documents are available in ASCII Text and PDF. Since the 109th Congress (2005-06). (GPO/FDSys)
Congressional Documents
Since the 103th Congress (1993-94).
The Congressional Documents collection consists of House Documents, Senate Documents, and Senate Treaty Documents. House and Senate documents contain various kinds of materials ordered to be printed by both chambers of Congress. Documents can include reports of executive departments and agencies, as well as committee prints, that were ordered to be printed as documents. Senate Treaty Documents contain the text of a treaty as it is submitted to the U. S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States. FDsys contains selected House, Senate, and treaty documents from the 103th Congress (1993-94) forward. Only the Congressional documents that are printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) are included. The database for the current Congress is updated irregularly, as electronic versions of the documents become available. Reports are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (GPO/FDSys)

Congressional documents originate from congressional committees and cover a wide variety of topics and may include reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. There are three types of documents:

House and Senate Documents - Contain various other materials ordered printed by both chambers of Congress. Documents can include reports of executive departments and agencies, some of which are submitted in accordance with Federal law, then later are ordered printed as documents. Sometimes committee prints are ordered printed as documents also, if the information they contain is in demand. Documents have a larger distribution than committee prints.

Senate Executive Documents - Contain the text of a Treaty as it is submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States. Beginning with the 97th Congress in 1981, Executive Documents became known as Treaty Documents, and they are now numbered instead of lettered alphabetically.

Senate Treaty Documents - Contain the text of a Treaty as it is submitted to the U.S. Senate for ratification by the President of the United States. Numbered consecutively from the 1st Session through the 2d Session of a Congress. Prior to the 97th Congress known as Executive (Lettered) Documents, and identified by letters of the alphabet.

Information provided about Treaties includes treaty number, date treaty was transmitted, short title, formal title, treaty type, legislative actions and index terms. There is no full text - that must come from GPO Access. 94th Congress-present; 90th-94th, some missing data; few from 81st-89th. Complete coverage begins with the 94th Congress. Older treaties are included if they were pending in 1975 when the database was created. (Library of Congress)
Treaties - How to research treaties
Links to Treaties in Force and other treaty information. (U.S. Senate)
Floor Action

Congressional Record
Search the full text of the Congressional Record by word/phrase, member of Congress and/or date or date range. You can also limit your searches by section of the record (House, Senate, Extensions of Remarks, Daily Digest. The Congressional Record (Daily Edition, not the final edition) is available since 101st Congress (1989-90) and the Index is available since 104th Congress, 1st Session (1995). (Library of Congress)
Congressional Record Index
Browse the keyword index to the daily editions of the Congressional Record. Page references for index terms and bill numbers are linked to the full text of the Congressional Record. (Library of Congress)
Congressional Record Latest Daily Digest
Go to right-side column, Current Activity section. Daily Digest is a summary of a day's activities in both chambers of Congress. There are links to full text of the record and bill numbers in the digest are linked to the full text of the bill. (Library of Congress)
C-SPAN Congressional Chronicle
100th Congress (1988) - Present. Index to the C-SPAN video recordings of the House and Senate floor proceedings. The video recordings are matched with the text of the Congressional Record as soon as the Record is available. It only includes members who appeared on the floor to deliver or insert their remarks. The text included here is what the member submitted. Each appearance has a video link where users can watch and listen to the actual remarks. (C-SPAN)
Congressional Record
Daily edition. Since Volume 140(1994).
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873, and is still published today. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). These can be accessed through A Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates. The Congressional Record consists of four sections: Daily Digest, House section, Senate section, Extension of Remarks.

FDsys contains Congressional Record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present. The current year's Congressional Record database is usually updated daily by 11 a.m., except when a late adjournment delays production of the issue. Documents are available in ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Following each session of Congress, the daily Congressional Record is revised, printed and bound. The Bound Congressional Record is also available online. (GPO/FDsys)

Congressional Record
Bound edition. Since Volume 145 (1998)(First session of the 106th Congress) - Volume 147 (2002). Additional volumes are expected to be added.

At the end of each session of Congress, all of the daily editions are collected, re-paginated, and re-indexed into a permanent, bound edition. This permanent edition, referred to as the Congressional Record (Bound Edition), is made up of one volume per session of Congress, with each volume published in multiple parts, each part containing approximately 10 to 20 days of Congressional proceedings. The primary ways in which the bound edition differs from the daily edition are continuous pagination; somewhat edited, revised, and rearranged text; and the dropping of the prefixes H, S, and E before page numbers. When searching over the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) on FDsys, you will be searching over the official business for each day's proceedings of Congress. This includes the House, Senate, and Extensions of remarks sections. Searches in FDsys over Congressional Record (Bound Edition) will not search over other sections which are part of the official printed edition. These include the History of Bills, the compilation of Daily Digests, the resume of all business transacted during the entire Congress, and the subject index to the Bound Edition. (GPO/FDsys)

Congressional Record Index
Since 98th Congress (1983-84). When Congress is in session, the Joint Committee on Printing publishes the Congressional Record Index biweekly. In print, the Congressional Record Index contains both the index proper and the History of Bills and Resolutions. The History of Bills and Resolutions is a separate collection in FDsys. The index proper lists individuals, organizations, and topics mentioned in the Congressional Record. Each CRI entry refers to a page number in the Congressional Record and the date of the daily issue in the format "S1234 [19JA]" (page 1234 in the Senate section from the January 19 issue for that year) (GPO/FDsys)
House and Senate Floor Now - Video
Go to right-side column Current Activity section. This links to House and Senate floor action video. File is updated at approximately 15 minute intervals. There is also a link to House Committee videos. (Library of Congress)
Voting Records

C-Span Congressional Vote Search
Search by member, month or subject. Since 104th Congress, 2nd Session (1996) (C-Span) Tracking the U.S. Congress
Brings together legislative data from existing government sources and presents it in a more user-friendly format. GovTrack brings together information on the status of federal legislation, voting records, and campaign contributions. The site automatically tracks legislative events and categorizes them into thousands of subjects, such as "nuclear energy" and "medicine," so that users can follow just the events that interest them. Also track your congressperson's activities. (
House of Representatives Roll Call Votes
As compiled by the electronic voting machine under the direction of the Clerk of the House. Since 101st Congress, 2nd Session (1990). (House)
Track bills, votes, senators, and representatives in the U.S. Congress. Parse bill texts so users can link to a specific section within a bill. (Participatory Politics and Sunlight Foundations)
Project Vote Smart
Selected votes of individual members along with other information. (Project Vote Smart)
Senate Roll Call Votes
The U.S. Congressional Twitter Directory
Directory of members of Congress on Twitter with links to their official accounts
U.S. Congress Votes Database
A database of every vote in the United States Congress since the 102nd Congress (1991). Browse votes in a variety of ways - both in aggregate and for individual members of Congress. Browse the database by drilling down to a particular Congress (e.g. 109th Congress) or particular member (e.g. 109th Congress senators). The site publishes an RSS feed of recent votes by each member of Congress, and a feed of the most recent votes in both chambers. (Washington Post)
Presidential Action

History of Line Item Veto Notices
Cancellation of legislative items pursuant to Line Item Veto Act (Public Law 104-130) with links to affected legislation. (GPO/FdSys)
Presidential Executive Orders Disposition Tables
Numerical listing of Executive Orders available electronically from January 8, 1937 - current. (NARA)
Compilation of Presidential Documents
Consists of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of materials released by the White House Press Secretary. The Compilation of Presidential Documents is published by the Office of the Federal Register,National Archives and Records Administration. This collection integrates material from the weekly publication dating from 1992, with Daily Compilation material as published from January 20, 2009 – forward. The website will be updated frequently, as information is released by the White House press office to Federal Register editors. Documents appearing in the Compilation of Presidential Documents collection are edited for accuracy and annotated with additional information to provide an authoritative record of the Presidency. It includes such material as: Proclamations, Executive orders, Speeches, Press conferences, Communications to Congress and Federal agencies, Statements regarding bill signings and vetoes, Appointments, nominations, Reorganization plans, Resignations, Retirements, Acts approved by the President, Nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements, Press releases. (GPO/FDsys)
Public Laws

Public Law Listings
When a bill is signed into law by the President it is sent to the Office of the Federal Register to be assigned a law number and paginated for the United States Statutes at Large. NARA maintains a list which is updated as soon as public laws become available. The list is arranged by law number and includes: Bill number, Public Law Number, Name of Act, Approval date, and U.S. Statutes at Large page citation. Public law numbers since 103rd Congress (1993). (NARA)
Public and Private Laws
Since 104th Congress (1995-96). (GPO/FDsys)
Public and private laws are prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). FDsys contains the text of public and private laws enacted from the 104th Congress to the present. The database for the current session of Congress is updated when the publication of a slip law is authorized by OFR. Documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Public Laws - Most laws passed by Congress are public laws. Public laws affect society as a whole. Private Laws - Affect an individual, family, or small group. Private laws are enacted to assist citizens that have been injured by government programs or who are appealing an executive agency ruling such as deportation.

Once an enrolled bill is signed into law by the President, the original enrolled bill is sent from the White House to the Archivist of the United States for publication. The enrolled bill is assigned a public law number by OFR and is issued in print as a "slip law." In addition to the law number, OFR assigns the legal statutory citation of each law and prepares marginal notes, citations, and the legislative history (a brief description of the Congressional action taken on each public bill), which also contains dates of related Presidential remarks or statements). OFR publishes the slip laws through the U.S. Government Printing Office. Therefore, there is a delay from the signed enrolled bill and the availability of the public law. Until then, you can read the full-text of the law using the enrolled version of that bill. The text of the enrolled bill will be identical to the public law.

Public Law Numbers: Previous Sessions of Congress Public Law Numbers
List of numbers for law starting with the 103rd Congress. (NARA)
Public Laws by Law Number
Search by bill number since 93rd Congress (1973-74). (Library of Congress)
U.S. Statutes at Large
United States Statutes at Large, commonly referred to as Statutes at Large, is the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by Congress. The eighteen volumes presented in this online collection cover the laws of the first forty-three Congresses, 1789-1875. (Library of Congress)
U.S. Statutes at Large (Digitized)
GPO and Library of Congress are digitizing historical volumes of the United States Statutes at Large. The first batch of digitized content covers v. 65-116, 82nd Congress, 1st Session - 107th Congress, 2nd Session (1951-2002). The documents are available in pdf format through the Additional Government Publications collection of FDsys. (GPO/FDsys)
U.S. Statutes at Large
Starts with v.117, 108th Congress, 1st Session, 2003-2004 to v.123, 111th Congress, 1st Session, 2009. (GPO/FDsys)
Miscellaneous Reports

Congressional Research Service Reports
Law librarian Stephen Young links to online sources for these reports. Updated September 17, 2006. (
Congressional Research Service Reports - Intellectual property, Cyberlaw and Electronic Commerce
Since 1993. (Franklin Pierce Law's IP Mall)
CRS Reports
Search full text by keyword, title, author, subject and report number, or browse CRS reports by subject area. (U. of North Texas)
CRS Reports
Thurgood Marshall Law Library has begun to create an online collection by providing links to CRS Reports available on the Web. Search by subject or sort by date or title. (TMLL)
Find Congressional Research Service Reports
Search by keyword or number. (ZFacts)
Open CRS Network: Congressional Research Reports for the People
Provides access to CRS Reports in the public domain. Features the report collections of a number of organizations. (Center for Democracy and Technology)
Selected Congressional Research Service Reports
Concentrates on reports dealing with Homeland Security, Terrorism, and similar military and security issues. (U. Maryland - Thurgood Marshall School of Law)
Selected Congressional Research Service Reports on Congress and Its Procedures
With links to most other CRS Reports on the Internet. (LLSDC)

Federal Compiled Legislative Histories

Commercial Legislative Histories of U.S. Laws on the Internet
In Popular Name Order or Public Law Number Order. The list includes links to Westlaw (WL), Lexis (Lexis) and HeinOnline (Hein). These are paid databases, so you would not be able to access them without payment. However the information is included because it may be helpful to you in your search for sometimes elusive legislative history. (LLSDC)
Department of Justice Legislative Histories
Compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Library Staff throughout the years on laws of interest to DOJ. The documents within the legislative histories added to the DOJ Internet site were originally researched, comprehensively collected from Congressional publications, and bound into paper volumes by DOJ librarians. These were made available only to DOJ employees through the Department's Main Library collection. Today, they have been digitized and are now available to the public. (DOJ)
Laws and Links Related to General Federal Agency Operations
The site alphabetically lists some 40 Federal laws and then links them to the original public law statute, the U.S. Code cite, the C.F.R. cite (when applicable), and, if enacted after 1972, the related legislation on the Library of Congress THOMAS database. Some of the laws listed include the Administrative Procedure Act, Annual Appropriations General Provisions, the Buy American Act, the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959, the Fly American Act, the Freedom of Information Act, the Inspector General Act of 1978, the Prompt Payment Act, the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, and other acts that deal specifically with general Federal agency operations. (LLSDC)
Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet
This recently expanded site now encompasses almost all commercial as well non-commercial (free) Federal legislative histories available on the Internet. These commercial histories (Lexis, Westlaw, and HeinOnline) are listed alphabetically by the short title of the public law and then in public law number order whether or not that arrangement is on the vendor site. The layout is similar (but with less detail) to the two listings of non-commercial legislative histories presented just before the commercial listings. Each entry also has a direct link to the history's URL site or to its general vendor site. In addition, following the public law number list for commercial histories, are entries and links to large or special collected histories (such as the new GAO histories on Westlaw or collected tax related histories). Finally, at the bottom of the site are many explanatory notes about legislative histories, source sites, and citations to public law numbers as well as related statute, U.S. Code and C.F.R. cites. (LLSDC)
Compilation of the Social Security Laws
Also find an In Depth Legislative History of the Act. (SSA)
DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Legislative History
All relevant documents comprising the official legislative history of the DMCA, also known as the WIPO Copyright Implementing Legislation - P.L.105-304. (Home Recording Rights Coalition)
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act: A Brief Legislative History with Links, Reports, and Summaries
Designed so users can check when provisions in the law got into the bill and then check for related remarks concerning those provisions. Prepared by Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. (LLSDC)
FOIA Legislative History
(National Security Archive - GWU)
GAO Pilot Data Release - Public has placed online legislative histories prepared by GAO legislative historians covering the period from 1921 to 1974.(
Immigration and Naturalization Legislation
Click on the left hand navigation bar to get to Public laws amending the Immigration and Naturalization Act. (Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration)
Legislative History of the Emergency Economic Stability Act (EESA) 2008
2008 Financial Crisis Resource. (Fordham Law)
Legislative History of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA)
Qui Tam: The False Claims Act and Related Federal Statutes
Congressional Research Service report on qui tam statutes.(FAS)
Researching the Federal Securities Laws Through the SEC Website
Guide does not address primary and secondary sources available in print or through other websites, other than those to which the SEC website links. The guide is organized by providing suggestions for the research of: Statutes (the Securities Laws), SEC Rules and Regulations, SEC Concept Releases, SEC Interpretive Releases and SEC Staff Interpretations. (SEC)

Federal Statutes

United States Code
Titles 1 through 50. Database includes all official U.S. code notes and appendices as well as the Table of Popular Names. (House of Representatives)
Public Library of Law
Said to be the largest free legal search engine online. All U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1757 to present and Courts of Appeals cases from 1950 to present (F.2d Vol. 178-999 (1950-1995), F.3d Vol. 1-present, (1995-present); State appellate cases from all 50 states back to 1997; Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, either online or via links; also links to Code of Federal Regulations, state regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (PLOL)
U.S. Code Classification Tables
To update the Code, the tables list all of the sections of the U.S. Code that have been amended since the last time the text of those sections were published in the Code. The Table covers Public Laws 105-1 to 105-153 through Current (1997 to current) and is available both in public law order and in U.S. Code title and section number order. (House of Representatives)
United States Statutes and the United States Code: Historical Outlines, Notes, Lists, Tables, and Sources
History of U.S. Statutes at Large and the U.S. Code with explanatory notes, discussion of U.S. Code notes, prima facie and positive law and other matters. PDF copies of the six tables of the U.S. Code. (LLSDC)

Federal Executive Branch Web Sites

Official Executive Branch Web Sites
Links to Executive Office of the President, executive agencies, independent agencies, boards, commissions and committees, and quasi-official agencies (the Smithsonian).(Library of Congress)
United States Government Manual
browse the current edition in ASCII text and PDF format. Also search or browse manuals back to 1995-1996. (GPO/FDsys)
The White House
Search press releases, weekly video addresses and other material since 2009. (White House)
American Presidency Project
Document, audio and video archive. The document archive contains Executive Orders, State of the Union Addresses, Proclamations, State of the Union Messages, Press Conferences, Inaugural Addresses, Saturday Radio Addresses, Addresses to Congress, Fireside Chats (FDR), Addresses to Nation, Prayer Breakfasts, Addresses to the United Nations, Radio & TV Correspondents Dinners, Addresses to Foreign Legislatures, Party Convention Addresses, College Commencement Addresses. Also includes Election Index and Links to all the Presidential Libraries. (Gerhard Peters - U.C. Santa Barbara)
American President: An Online Reference Resource
A comprehensive collection of material about the U.S. Presidents and the history of the presidency. This web site features essays about each President and their lives before, during, and after their presidential terms. It additionally provides information about the First Lady and cabinet officials of each administration. (University of Virginia Miller Center of Public Affairs)
Commission on Presidential Debates
Unofficial transcripts from most presidential debates 1960 to current. (Commission on Presidential Debates)
"I Do Solemnly Swear..." Presidential Inaugurations
(Library of Congress)
Provides a list of every provision of a law objected to by the White House in a statement, the reason for the objection and a link to the signing statement. Compiled by Neil Kinkopf and Peter Shane. (American Constitution Society)
Portraits of the Presidents
(National Portrait Gallery)
POTUS:Presidents of the United States
Background, election results, cabinet members, historical documents. (IPL)
Presidential Directives and Executive Orders
The President's policy decisions in matters of foreign policy and national security are announced by decision directives, organized here by President from Truman to Bush. (Federation of American Scientists)
Presidential Documents Guide
Presidential Documents on NARA web sites, including Executive orders, Proclamations and other Presidential Documents. Includes the Executive Orders Disposition Tables, Codification of Executive Orders and Proclamations, and links to the Compilation of Presidential Documents, the Public Papers of the Presidents, the NARA's Presidential Libraries home page, and the NARA Online Research Room for Presidential materials. (NARA)
Presidential Executive Orders Disposition Tables
Executive Orders Disposition Tables from 1933 -- Current. Includes title, signature date, Federal Register citation, and detailed history of amendments and revocations. (NARA)
Codification of Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders
The Codification covers April 13, 1945, through January 20, 1989, spanning the administrations of Harry S. Truman through Ronald Reagan. The Codification links to the text of proclamations and Executive orders with general applicability and continuing effect. (NARA)
Table of Congressional Publication Volumes and Presidential Issuances
Table tells you which session of Congress, Congressional Record volume, U.S. Statute Volume, Serial Set volume, Federal Register volume and what number Executive Orders begin with, for each President's term of office. 1789 - Present. (LLSDC)
Presidential Libraries
Presidential Signing Statements: Hoover - Obama
(American Presidency Project)
Presidents of the United States
Short biographies. There are also biographies of the First Ladies. (White House)
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
The Public Papers of the Presidents are published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR). This is the official publication of United States Presidents' public writings, addresses, and remarks. Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. In instances when the release date differs from the date of the document itself, that fact is shown in the textnote. Files are available in PDF and text. From 1991 forward.

Currently contains the Public Papers for Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Additional volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Reagan will be made available from GPO in the future. Currently, volumes are published approximately twice a year, and each volume covers approximately a 6-month period. (GPO/FDsys)

State of the Union Addresses of the American Presidents
Search the full text of all the addresses. Videos of State of the Union Addresses are available from C-SPAN from 1989 to current. Transcripts are available from 1945. (C-SPAN)

Federal Administrative Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations
(1996-Current) Previous editions will be maintained on the site as a historical set. Available in PDF, text, and XML. (GPO/FDsys)
e-CFR: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office. The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a daily basis. (NARA, OFR, GPO)
LII CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
Has linked cross-references both within the CFR and to relevant parts of the United States Code. There is a Currency tab and an Authorities Tab which lists United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents which provide rulemaking authority for that particular CFR section. LII CFR also contains links to relevant statutory authority and to rulemaking dockets for pending regulations that may affect the section the user is viewing. The LII edition is updated concurrently with updates to the GPO’s Federal Digital System data on which it is based, with links from each page to the Office of the Federal Register’s e-CFR edition for more recent updates. (Cornell LII)
List of CFR Sections Affected
To update CFR citation, either search in Federal Register by keyword, CFR cite (ex."40 CFR part 55") or search CFR Parts affected (check box marked "Reader Aids", search by specific date.) The List of CFR Sections Affected lists proposed, new, and amended Federal regulations that have been published in the Federal Register since the most recent revision date of a CFR title. Each LSA issue is cumulative and contains the CFR part and section numbers, a description of its status (e.g., amended, confirmed, revised), and the Federal Register page number where the change(s) may be found. This collection includes the LSA Compilation for 2002 and Monthly LSA from 1997 to Present. (GPO/FDsys)
Office of the Federal Register
The Federal Register system is an official legal information service of the United States government. The Federal Register legal system operates under the general authority of the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR), and the specific statutory and regulatory authority of the Office of the Federal Register (OFR). The OFR functions as the Secretariat for the ACFR, and is a component of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA is joined in a statutory partnership with the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) to provide Federal Register publications and services to the public under the Federal Register Act (44 U.S.C. Ch. 15), the GPO Access legislation (44 U.S.C. 4101), and related public information laws of the United States. This web site is an e-Government service of the NARA/GPO partnership.
Federal Register: The Daily Journal of the United States Government
This is an XML prototype of the official legal edition of the Federal Register, and does not replace the official print version or the official electronic version on GPO’s Federal Digital System (
  • Federal Register
    Since v.59 (1994) Official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Updated daily by 6 a.m. and published Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FDsys contains Federal Register volumes from 59 (1994) to the present. Documents are available in Summary, PDF, ASCII text, or HTML format. HTML documents are available from 2000 forward and provide hypertext links to Web sites mentioned in the FR document. The active HTTP-link feature will be added to previous Federal Register databases in the near future. (GPO/FDsys)
  • Federal Register
    Links to the GPO access site, but the NARA site includes a preview of tomorrow's Federal Register - a list of documents that are available for you to review before they are printed in the Federal Register. Also includes Current and Annual Indexes since 1994. (NARA)
  • Electronic Public Inspection Desk
    The Office of the Federal Register has created an Electronic Public Inspection Desk to provide free worldwide electronic access to public documents. The documents are on file at the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and will be published in the Federal Register on the dates listed. Regular Filing documents are routinely placed on file at 8:45 a.m. Eastern Time, for publication in the next day's Federal Register. Special Filing documents are filed at other times and/or dates prior to publication. These documents will be published in the next day's Federal Register.(NARA)
  • The Federal Register Tutorial
    The Federal Register: What it Is and How to Use it.(NARA)
  • Govpulse
    Govpulse seeks to make the Federal Register accessible by giving you a way to browse the Federal Register (from 1994 on) and use filters to decide what is important to you. Search by agency, by date published, by event date, by topic and by location - for entries within 50 miles of a given location. Search full text with simple search or use advanced search parameters. (govpulse)
  • Justia Regulation Tracker: Rules, Proposed Rules & Notices BETA
    Search and track the Federal Register, browse by government agency, browse by date from 2005 to current, list of recent federal regulation documents, with the option to subscribe via RSS to the recent document list. (Justia)
  • Research Guide to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations
    By law librarian Richard J. McKinney. (LLSDC)
  • Lexis and Westlaw each go back to July of 1980 online.
  • The Chicago headquarters library has the Federal Register on microfiche from 1964 to date.
  • The site publishes the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations in April and October of each year, identifies regulatory priorities and contains additional detail about the most important significant regulatory actions that agencies expect to take in the coming year. It is not a current awareness service, but rather tracks the steps in agency and OMB regulatory review that happen before a proposed regulation or final rule is published. Browse by agency or subject. (GSA)
  • Regulatory Information Service Center - Where to Find Government Regulatory Information (OMB and GSA)
    To find Federal Register documents currently open for comment, use the search buttons on the top right of every page to search for regulations by keyword or by specific agency. View the text in pdf or html format. Users may choose to submit a comment on the regulation using an online form generated by the system or comment by e-mail or postal mail. (Interagency partnership of federal agencies)

Federal Administrative Opinions

Compilations of Decisions

Executive Branch Resources on GPO Access
Browse by Government Author.(GPO/FDSys)
Administrative Decisions & Other Actions
Compiled by a librarian at the University of Virginia, this useful site gathers administrative actions which are outside the scope of the CFR or the FR, including opinions, directives, and orders. Links to Electronic FOIA Reading Room of each agency covered. Search by subject or by agency. (U. of Virginia)
U.S. Federal Administrative Decisions
Compiled by law librarian Paul Axel-Lute, this site gathers administrative decisions and may have different sites than the U. of Virginia compilation. (Rutgers U.)
Selected Individual Sites

Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals
ASBCA decisions, rules and other documents. January 2000 - Current in PDF format.(ASBCA)
Black Lung Collection
Newsletters on recent published decisions, Benefits Review Board decisions on Black Lung and Longshore cases, both published and unpublished opinions since 1989, Black Lung Deskbook and Judge's Benchbook on Black Lung, statutory and regulatory materials, and miscellaneous federal court decisions concerning the Black Lung Benefits Act. (Department of Labor)
Board of Immigration Appeals
Decisions from 1998 - Current (v.21 - Current). Cumulative Indexes to Board Precedent Decisions from v.1, BIA Precedent table, BIA Indexed Decisions. (DOJ)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Opinions and Orders
Opinions since February 1997. Also includes No Action and Interpretative letters. (CFTC)
Comptroller General Decisions and Opinions
Decisions on Bid Protests for the last 60 days and Appropriations decisions for the last 6 months. Decisions since 1993 can be found on the GPO/FDsys site where they are searchable by full text, B-number, title and issue date. (GAO)
Court of Federal Claims
Published opinions and orders of the United States Court of Federal Claims since 1997 as well as rules. (Court of Federal Claims)
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board Decisions
ECAB Decisions (from 1998 to Present) and ECAB Orders (from April 2011 to Present) (ECAB)
Federal Labor Relations Authority Cases and Case Summaries
Since 1994. (FLRA)
Merit Systems Protection Board Opinions
National Labor Relations Board Opinions and Orders
Since v.1. (NLRB)

Federal Administrative Material

NARA's Great Lakes Region (Chicago)
Information about accessing retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. (NARA)
Department of the Treasury's Listing of Approved Sureties
Department Circular 570; Current revision and list of changes. (FMS)
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board
Includes laws and regulations and a library. (ECAB)
EEOC Compliance Manual and Enforcement Guidances
This site includes a section called Laws, Regulations, Guidance & MOUs which links to the Enforcement Guidances since 1979. Parts of the Compliance Manual (sections 2,3,8,10,12,13 and 15) are also online. (EEOC)
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Includes a directory of correctional institutions, BOP publications and policies. (BOP)
GAO Reports and Policies
Site includes Principles of Federal Appropriations Law (Red Book). The link is in the Key Resources column on the right hand side of the page. (GAO)
Internal Revenue Electronic Reading Room
Includes Chief Counsel documents. (IRS)
  • IRS Information Letter
  • An information letter provides general statements of well-defined law without applying them to a specific set of facts.
  • IRS Written Determinations
    Starting with 1999. These are taxpayer-specific rulings, determination letters, technical advice memoranda, and Chief Counsel advice.
Internal Revenue Manual
The IRM (plus the Chief Counsel Directives Manual) contains the policies, procedures, instructions, and guidelines used by the Internal Revenue Service. (IRS)
Medicare and Medicaid Program Manuals_IOMs
Internet Only Manuals. (HCFA)
National Archives - Access to Archival Databases (AAD)
Online access to a selection of millions of historic electronic records created by more than 20 federal agencies on a wide range of topics. (NARA)
OMB Circulars
Arranged in numerical order or by subject category. (OMB)
Securities and Exchange Commission
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Updated in real time, it can be used to retrieve any document filed electronically with the SEC since January 1, 1994. (SEC)
U.S. Attorney's Manual
Titles 1 through 9, plus alphabetical index. (DOJ)
U.S. Trustee Manual
Includes v.1 (Overview), v.2 (Chapter 7), v.3 (Chapter 11), v.4 (Chapter 12 and 13), v.5 (Bankruptcy Fraud and Abuse) and v.6 (Administrative Policies). Some parts in html and/or pdf and/or WordPerfect. (DOJ)

Federal Military Materials

Manual for Courts-Martial
2012 edition. Pdf format. Includes executive orders through December 13, 2011. (Joint Service Committee on Military Justice)
Manuals for Courts-Martial
Collected versions, from 1928 to current edition. Pdf format. (Library of Congress)
Uniform Code of Military Justice
(Cornell Law School Legal Information Institute)
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
(DOL) Also see: A Non-Technical Resource Guide to the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) by the Department of Labor.
U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
(U.S. Air Force)
U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals
(U.S. Army)
U.S. Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals
(U.S. Coast Guard)
U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
(U.S. Navy-Marine Corps)
Army Electronic Publications and Forms
Official Department of the Army Publications and Forms. (U.S. Army)
Department of Defense Publications
General information, facts, reports, regulations and forms and a publication archive.
Military Legal Resources
Primary source materials from the U.S. Army Judge advocate General's Legal Center made available in pdf format.(Library of Congress)
Directory of Veterans' Service Organizations
This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.   Inclusion of an organization in the directory does not constitute approval or endorsement by VA or the United States Government of the organization or its activities. Some VSOs are "chartered", which means they are federally chartered and/or recognized or approved by the VA Secretary for purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Inclusion of non-chartered organizations does not constitute or reflect VA recognition of said organization and its representatives for purposes of representation of VA claimants.

Individuals seeking representation should only rely on information found in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) Search for Accredited Attorneys, Claims Agents, or Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) Representatives
National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)
NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 25 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.
Stateside Legal: Legal help for military members, veterans and their families
This website is for members of the military, veterans, their families and advocates. The organization's goal is to help people:access benefits, find free legal help, and better understand legal issues. (Stateside Legal)

State and Local Resources

State Court Opinions

Illinois Appellate Court Unpublished Opinions
John Marshall Law School Library has digitized its collection of nearly 350 volumes of unpublished Illinois Appellate Court opinions from 1900-1975. The Library inherited the former Chicago Bar Association collection of unpublished opinions. In order to locate an opinion, first locate the appropriate volume of the Illinois Appellate Court Reports. To access the full text of the unpublished opinion in People v. Dismuke, 66 Ill.App.2d 162, first locate volume 66 of the Illinois Appellate Court Unpublished Opinions, Second Series online and then page forward to the opinion. The easiest way to get started is simply to search for the volume number as such “66 Ill.App.2d.” Page numbers are not indexed. (John Marshall Law School)
Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court Opinions
Supreme Court opinions since May 23, 1996 and Appellate Court opinions (including Industrial Commission Division) since September 1996. These are slip opinions only. Official opinions are published in the Official Reports. (State of Illinois)
  • Illinois Supreme Court Oral Argument Audio & Video Beginning with the January 2008 Supreme Court term. Audio files are MP3 format and video files are formatted in Windows Media.
  • Illinois Supreme Court Discontinues Publication of the official Illinois Reports and Illinois Appellate Reports
  • Press release announces that the slip opinions and bound volumes will no longer be printed. A new method of citation goes into effect July 1, 2011.

    In Illinois, Supreme Court and Appellate Court opinions have been available on the judiciary’s web site since 1996, but could not be directly cited because of the requirement that official citation be made to printed reporters. That changes with the amendments to Supreme Court Rule 6, Supreme Court Rule 23 and an administrative order in relation to Rule 23.

    These citation changes direct the Illinois Supreme Court and the Illinois Appellate Court to assign at the time of filing a public-domain case designator number, as well as internal paragraph numbers to all opinions and Rule 23 orders filed after July 1, 2011. While the rule changes require official citation to the public-domain numbering and paragraph scheme, they continue to allow parallel citations to the unofficial regional reporters such as the North Eastern Reporter and Illinois Decisions.

    An example of a Supreme Court citation under the new system would look like this: People v Doe, 2011 IL 102345, ¶15. This shows the name of the case, 2011 as the year of decision, the Illinois Supreme Court as the court of decision, 102345 as the court-assigned identifier number which is the docket number of the case and a pinpoint reference to the 15th paragraph in the opinion.

    An example of an Appellate Court decision from the Third Judicial District would look like this: People v. Doe, 2011 IL App (3d), 101234, ¶15. In the Appellate Court, the unique identifier number would consist of the last six digits of the docket number. Unpublished orders filed under Supreme Court Rule 23 will have the letter “U” appended to the unique-identifier number. Rule 23 orders will still be posted to the Court’s web site.

Indiana Appellate Opinions
Today's opinions and archived opinions since October 1997. (State of Indiana)
  • Indiana Supreme Court case archives from 1816 to 1872 are available in a searchable database. Go to the Indiana Supreme Court site and click on the Supreme Court Archive Search link to get to the Supreme Court Case Records on the Indiana State Archives extranet site. (State Archives of Indiana)
  • Indiana Supreme Court
    History of court, duties, biographical information on the justices, oral arguments, calendar and much other information.
  • Indiana Court of Appeals
    History of the court, duties, oral arguments and much other information.
Indiana Clerk of Courts: Online Docket
Search by case number, lower court case number, litigant's last name, attorney's last name.
Indiana Court Forms
This site includes links to forms for use in Indiana trial courts and appellate courts. Administrative and other forms can be found using the links to the right. (Indiana Courts)
Indiana Tax Court
Governing statutes, tax court judge biography, initiating an original tax appeal, rules of the Indiana Tax Court, tax appeals procedure, pro se guide to tax court procedure.
Indiana Supreme Court Library
Online catalog, forms, publications, judicial orders, rules of court, judicial opinions and legal links. (State of Indiana)
Indiana Courts and Clerks Offices
Basic information about Indiana's trial courts by county including: Clerk's name and contact information, Court divisions and contact information, Name of judges and magistrates for the county, Links to court and clerk websites (if available) and to Local rules of court (if available), Link to a map to the courthouse. (State of Indiana)

Wisconsin Opinions
Searchable Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals opinions (from September 1995) and Courts of Appeals opinions (from June 1995) as well as information about the Wisconsin Judicial System, including history of the court, biography and portraits of the justices of the Supreme Court, as well as forms. (State of Wisconsin)
  • Wisconsin Briefs Availability by Date
  • Locations for briefs for 1 Wisconsin through current. (WSCCA)
  • Wisconsin Briefs
  • Includes published and unpublished cases from 173 Wis.2d (November 1992) to 317 Wis.2d. (U. of Wis. Law Library)
  • Wisconsin Briefs
  • Briefs filed on or after July 1, 2009 are available on the Wisconsin Courts' WSCCA (Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals) website. (WSCCA)
  • Wisconsin Court System
  • Wisconsin Criminal Law Decisions Online - CLDO
  • Covers all criminal law decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court and Wisconsin Supreme Court, and published cases of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, from July 1, 1977, through December 15, 2006. (Wisconsin DOJ)
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Oral Arguments
  • WisconsinEye network plans to cover all oral arguments on the Court’s calendar either live or tape-delayed on Charter Channel 995 and Time Warner Channel 163. All hearing coverage will also be broadcast and permanently archived at (WisconsinEye)
  • Wheeler Report
  • Useful for access to very recent Wisconsin Supreme Court cases and for news reports on the activities of the Wisconsin Legislature. (Wheeler Reports, Inc.)

State Courts - By Jurisdiction
Provides links to state appellate court sites and opinions. (Cornell)
State Courts - Judicial Selection in the States
To view state-specific information, select a state from the drop-down menu in the upper right or from the map. To view practices among states, select a topic on the left. For each state there is detailed information on Current Methods of Judicial Selection, History of Judicial Selection, Reform, Judicial Campaigns and Elections and Diversity of the Bench. (AJS)
Sites with Free Case Law

Many of these sites are using data from the which has made available a large database of federal and state cases at Bulk.Resource.Org

Research state and federal case law, grouped by state. Includes Supreme Court opinions since 1886, federal circuit opinions since 1930 for all but the 9th, 11th, DC and Federal Circuits, which start later, federal district courts, some back to the 1930's, and appellate courts for all 50 states plus DC, Puerto Rico and Guam, some as far back as 1910 or 1930. You must search by state, even for federal cases. There are no citations or docket numbers listed. You can FIND a document using a citation or a docket number, but those elements will not be displayed when you pull the document up. If you want footnotes, citation and docket number of any case you have retrieved, you may purchase a complete version of the document.(LRC, Inc.)
Google Scholar - Legal Opinions and Journals
Google Scholar has an option to search for legal opinions and journals, "enabling people everywhere to find and read full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts using Google Scholar." Search by case name (like Planned Parenthood v. Casey) or by topics (like desegregation). There is an option in the lower left corner to revert to the old venerable look, if you prefer that look.

Google also offers a citator more basic than, but similar to Shepards or KeyCite. Citing decisions are sorted by extent of discussion of the cited decision. To access the citator, view a case in Google Scholar, by just entering the citation in the search box. At the top of the case screen, you should see two tabs: Read this Case and How Cited.

Currently, Google Scholar allows you to search and read opinions for US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950, US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923 and US Supreme Court cases since 1791. In addition, it includes citations for cases cited by indexed opinions or journal articles which allows you to find influential cases which are not yet online or publicly available. (Google)

PLOL: Public Library of Law
Said to be the largest free legal search engine online. All U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1757 to present and Courts of Appeals cases from 1950 to present (F.2d Vol. 178-999 (1950-1995), F.3d Vol. 1-present, (1995-present); State appellate cases from all 50 states back to 1997; Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, either online or via links; also links to Code of Federal Regulations, state regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (PLOL)

State Court Rules

Illinois Code of Civil Procedure
Chapter 735. (State of Illinois)
Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 725. (State of Illinois)
Illinois Circuit Court Websites
Include Rules of each court. (State of Illinois Courts
Title 34. State Code of Civil Procedure. (State of Indiana)
Title 35. State Code of Criminal Procedure. (State of Indiana)
Indiana Rules of Court
(State of Indiana)
Indiana Local Rules for Trial Courts
Current local rules for many Indiana Counties
Circuit Court rules by county. (Wisconsin State Bar)
Wisconsin Rules
Includes Supreme Court Rules. (Wisconsin)
  • Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
  • Provides public access to records of the Circuit Courts of Wisconsin that are open to public view by statute. (Wisconsin)

Court Rules, Forms and Dockets
Comprehensive listing of Federal and State court rules, forms and dockets available on the Internet, compiled by the editors at Law Librarian's Resource Xchange. (LLRX)
State Court Web Sites
Judicial branch links for each state, including the administrative office of the court, the court of last resort, the intermediate appellate courts and the trial courts. (NCSC)

State Jury Instructions

Alaska Civil Pattern Jury Instructions
These instructions are being reviewed and edited by a committee appointed by the Alaska Court System but have not yet been approved or promulgated by the Court. (Alaska Court System)
Alaska Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions
(Alaska Court System)
Arizona Revised Civil Jury Instructions
4th edition. Civil RAJI. Click on the chapter to open the pdf document. (State Bar of Arizona)
Arizona Revised Criminal Jury Instructions (RAJI)
3rd edition. Click on the chapter to open the pdf document. (State Bar of Arizona)
Arkansas Civil Jury Committee Proposed Instructions
Preliminary drafts of proposed instructions not entitled to the presumption of validity created for published instructions. (State Bar of Arizona)
California Civil Jury Instructions for Judges and Attorneys (CACI)
Plain language. Pdf format. (California Courts)
California Criminal Jury Instructions for Judges and Attorneys (CALCRIM)
Plain language. Pdf format. (California Courts)
Colorado Criminal Jury Instructions - Proposed
(State of Colorado Courts)
Connecticut Civil Jury Instructions
(State of Connecticut Judicial Branch)
Connecticut Criminal Jury Instructions
(State of Connecticut Judicial Branch)
Delaware Superior Court Pattern Jury Instructions for Civil Practice
RTF or Pdf format. (State of Delaware Courts)
Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
Pdf format. (State of Florida Courts)
Florida Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases
Pdf format. (State of Florida Courts)
Hawaii Civil Jury Instructions
(Hawaii State Judiciary)
Hawaii Criminal Jury Instructions
(Hawaii State Judiciary)
Idaho Civil Jury Instructions
Word and Pdf formats.(Idaho State Judiciary)
Idaho Criminal Jury Instructions
Word and Pdf formats.(Idaho State Judiciary)
Idaho Death Penalty Criminal Jury Instructions
(Idaho State Judiciary)
Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil
Pdf format. Notification by e-mail or twitter if you want to know when new instructions are posted on the website. (Illinois Supreme Court)
Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions - Criminal
Pdf format. Notification by e-mail or twitter if you want to know when new instructions are posted on the website. (Illinois Supreme Court)
Massachusetts Criminal Model Jury Instructions
(Massachusetts Court System)
Michigan Model Civil Jury Instructions
(Michigan Courts)
Missouri Approved Instructions: Civil and Criminal
Recent revisions. (Missouri Courts)
Montana Criminal Jury Instructions
2009 edition of the MCJI. (State of Montana)
New Jersey Model Civil Charges
(State of New Jersey Judiciary)
New Jersey Model Criminal Jury Charges
(State of New Jersey Judiciary)
New York Criminal Jury Instructions 2d
(State of New York Unified Court System)
North Dakota Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil and Criminal
(State Bar Association of North Dakota)
Oklahoma Uniform Jury Instructions - Civil, Criminal and Juvenile
(Oklahoma Supreme Court)
Tennessee Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions
Texas Pattern Jury Charges Criminal, Criminal Jury Forms, Intoxication and Controlled Substances
(5th Circuit Library Intranet)
Texas Pattern Jury Charges Business, Family, General Negligence, and Malpractice
(5th Circuit Library Intranet)
Utah Model Jury Instructions 2d - Civil and Criminal
(Utah Courts)
Vermont Civil Jury Instructions
Plain English. (Vermont State Bar)
Vermont Model Criminal Jury Instructions
They have not been adopted or approved by the Vermont Supreme Court, and there is no requirement that they be used as drafted. Judges and attorneys are encouraged to tailor their instructions to fit the circumstances of each trial. (Vermont State Bar)
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions - Civil and Criminal
(Washington State Courts)
West Virginia Criminal Jury Instructions - Sixth Edition
(West Virginia Public Defender Services)
Other Jury Instruction Sites
Jury Instructions Update
Publicly available electronic versions of state jury instructions. Compiled by law librarians Jan Bissett and Margi Heinen. (
Model Jury Instructions - Links

State Self Help Legal Sites

Illinois Legal Aid
Browse articles by topic. (Illinois Legal Aid Online)
Self Help Legal Center: A Site for Information on Illinois Law
Includes forms and instructions on how to handle common legal problems, including divorce in Illinois. (Southern Illinois U. School of Law)
Where to Go For Legal Assistance In Or Around Chicago
A list of federal, state, county and local government agencies, as well as non-government programs and services that are available to help people with legal problems or questions. (Chicago Bar Foundation
Indiana Guide to Appellate Procedure for Self-Represented Litigants
Guide has been temporarily removed but there are other ways listed to get help filing an appeal. (Indiana Clerk of the Appellate Courts)
Indiana Guide to Tax Procedure for Self-Represented Litigants
Guide has been temporarily removed but there are other ways listed to get help filing an appeal. (Indiana Clerk of the Appellate Courts)
Indiana Legal Services
Indiana programs that provide free legal assistance to low income people in Indiana. (Indiana Legal Services)
Indiana Self-Service Legal Center
Find valuable information, court forms, and various resources to help those persons considering representing themselves in court. Includes forms for divorce in Indiana. (Indiana Judicial System)
Indiana Small Claims Manual
(Indiana Judicial Center)
St. Joseph County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program
BadgerLaw.Net: Wisconsin's Public Interest Law Network
Gateway to Internet resources on public interest law legal issues in Wisconsin. (Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc.)
Wisconsin Self-Help Law Center
Designed to assist people who are considering representing themselves in court. Developed by the staff of the Wisconsin State Law Library. (Wisconsin Court System)
FindLaw: Learn About the Law
Articles and guides for the public. (Findlaw)
How to Research a Legal Problem: A Guide for Non-Lawyers
This guide is intended to help a person with a legal problem find legal rules that can resolve or prevent conflict. Prepared by law librarians Lee Warthen and Angus Nesbit. (AALL)
Legal documents, legal forms court filings, articles and research by the legal community provided at no charge. Promotes the free exchange of information to benefit the legal community, legal consumers, the media, and the general public. (JD Supra, LLC) helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities and answers to questions about their legal rights. Use the state list to the right to find a nonprofit legal services provider in your state and information to help you with problems related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics. (
Drivers Handbook: Nationwide Links to Online Driver Manuals
Pro Se Law Center
(Site co-sponsors include ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services)
Resources for Self Represented Litigants
Self-Representation Resource Guide
Unclaimed Property
Enter the site as an "owner" to search for unclaimed property. Organized by state. (NAUPA)

State Legislative Sites

Illinois General Assembly
Includes links to Legislation including Bills and Public Acts, Illinois Compiled Statutes and Constitutions. Illinois General Assembly Senate and House Member Information and Schedules, Rules, Audio, Reports, and other information. (State of Illinois)
Indiana General Assembly
Includes Indiana General Assembly member contact information as well as links to search bills and resolutions, to General Assembly sessions, to session calendars, and to Indiana laws and administrative rules. (State of Indiana)
Wisconsin State Legislature
Includes Wisconsin Blue Book, member information, Acts since 1995, hearings calendars and other information. (State of Wisconsin)
  • The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections has digitized the full text of the Wisconsin Blue Books going back to 1853.(University of Wisconsin)

State Blue Books
Lists the state, the "blue book" title and web address. (SLDTF)
State Constitutions, Statutes and Legislative Information
State Legislatures Internet Links
Lists sites of the legislatures and legislator home pages for all 50 states. (National Conference of State Legislatures)
State Legislature Websites For U.S. States and Territories
Find state legislation using the links on this THOMAS page. (Library of Congress)

State Legislative History

Illinois Legislative Information
(State of Illinois)
    • Illinois legislative history documents (1971 - present) are now available on the General Assembly website. Select Previous General Assemblies from the homepage for transcripts back to October 1971. Each General Assembly has a Public Act to Bill Number Conversion Table and the indexes in PDF. However, if you need to search for other bills with the same or similar language, you will still need to use the Legislative Synopsis and Digest.
    • Laws of Illinois have been digitized from 1788 - Recent and Current Laws. This web site is divided by time period and resource: Territorial Laws, a page with links related to Illinois Statehood, Illinois Constitutions, and the Laws of the State of Illinois. The Laws section is further divided: a separate page provides links to indexes to the Laws of Illinois, laws divided by decade until 1920 (more or less), and links to current laws. The collection is not complete but may be added to over time. (Western Illinois University Libraries and Illinois State Library)
    • See How to Research an Illinois Legislative History on the Illinois Supreme Court Library website. (Illinois Courts)
    • Click on Bills and Resolutions for text and status of current session bills. Search for current session Public Acts and previous Public Acts since the 77th General Assembly (1971-1972). (State of Illinois)
    • Click on House and Senate Journals and Transcripts of Illinois House and Senate Debates

    Click on House or Senate Transcripts or Journals. Back to 77th General Assembly (1971-1972). (State of Illinois)

    Link to Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau for valuable information including:
Indiana Legislative Information
Links to Indiana Constitution, Code, Acts of Indiana and Indiana Administrative Code.. The official printed version of the Indiana public laws ceased publishing with the Acts of Indiana - 2000. The public laws are now available in CD-ROM format or from this website. (State of Indiana)
  • The Brevier Legislative Reports were published biennially from 1858 to 1887 and are a verbatim report of the legislative history of the Indiana General Assembly during those years. The volumes also include veto statements and other messages from the Governor. These are a unique set of documents because there is no other detailed and comprehensive record of the debates and speeches from the floor of the Indiana Senate chamber and the Hall of the House of Representatives for this time period. The volumes also contain a record of each bill introduced in the House and Senate. (Joint project between IU Maurer School of Law Library and IU Digital Library Program)
  • Indiana does not publish debates or committee minutes. House and Senate Journals do not include discussions. There are occasional printed study reports from standing committees that have been assigned the task of studying a certain issue. See the Interim Information page for a list of the Indiana Study Committees. Some of the committees will have issued minutes or reports that may be useful.
  • See the Interim Information Archives page for an archive of Study Committee materials from 1998 to current.
  • See the Bill Info page that lists committees. If you click on the House committee names, you will find a list of bills. Click on a bill you are interested in and you will find a Digest of that bill. There will be a list of information for each bill - some items will be active links with further information available - Action List, Introduced Bill, Fiscal Impact Statement(s), Indiana Code Citations Affected, House Committee Reports, House Amendments, Senate Committee Reports, Senate Amendments, Conference Committee Reports. If the committee report link is active, you will find a very limited committee report for your bill.
  • You may also contact the Indiana Legislative Services Agency's Legislative Information Center, 317-232-9856. They may suggest contacting the bill sponsor for information.
  • See Legislative Research: Where to Locate Indiana Legislative History Sources by IU Bloomington, School of Law Library.
  • See also Locating State Legislative Histories by IU Indianapolis, School of Law Library.
Wisconsin Legislation
Bills and resolutions introduced in the current Wisconsin Legislature as well as previous sessions, starting with 1995-96 Wisconsin bills, joint resolutions, and resolutions. (State of Wisconsin)
  • Laws of Wisconsin Scanned copies of the Laws of Wisconsin from 1969 to the present. Acts from 1969 to 1995 are available in .pdf only. Acts from 1995 to the present are available in searchable NXT Infobases and .pdf format.
  • Bill drafting records prior to 1999 are available at the Marquette Law Library. To research on microfiche, it is necessary to know the specific year and act number.
  • Wisconsin Statutes and Annotations Search and view editions from 1969 to the present.
  • Wisconsin Law Archive Quick links to Wisconsin Statutes and Acts. Also Sections Affected by Acts.
  • Beginning with the 1999-2000 legislative session, the Milwaukee court library has bill drafting records available on CD-ROM.
  • Wisconsin Legislative Drafting Records starting with the 1999/2000 sessions. (U. of Wisconsin Law Library)
  • In order to retrieve bill drafting records, you will need the Wisconsin Act number, year of passage, and a section number. In addition to the year and act number, a popular name for the act, if available, is very helpful. Bill drafting records dating back to 1865 are available on microfiche from the Marquette Law Library.
  • Wisconsin Judicial Council Collection is a source of legislative history of court-related statutes and rules. (U. of Wisconsin Law Library)
  • Wisconsin State Law Library maintains a collection of superseded pages from the Wisconsin Administrative Code dating back to the 1950's. This is a resource for anyone researching state regulatory history or seeking prior language of a particular Admin Code section.
  • Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau and Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau are sites that may provide helpful information.
  • Legislative Council Reports may provide additional information. From 1995 on these are available at the Wisconsin Joint Legislative Council site. Use this for reports and study committee information dating back to 1996, amendment memos, standing committee members, staff contacts and administrative rules.
  • For reports prior to 1995, call the Legislative Council in Madison at 608-266-1304.
  • Barbara Fritschel, Milwaukee Satellite Librarian, has prepared a guide called Compiling a Wisconsin Legislative History. (U.S. Courts Library - 7th Circuit)
  • WisconsinEye covers legislative floor sessions and committee hearings similar to what C-SPAN does for Congress. The site also provides coverage of oral arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court beginning with the 2007 biennium. A search engine is being developed, but for now the files are archived in reverse chronological order. (WisconsinEye)
  • For background see Introduction to Legal Materials: A Manual for Non-law Librarians in Wisconsin. (LLAW)
  • Also see Researching Legislative History in Wisconsin. A July 2006 Wisconsin Brief by Michael J. Keane. (Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau)
State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web
Links to guides and sources for legislative history in all states. Compiled by documents librarian Jennifer bryan. (Indiana U. Law School)

State Statutes

Illinois Constitution
(State of Illinois)
Illinois Compiled Statutes
(Legislative Reference Bureau)
Indiana Constitution
(Indiana U.)
Indiana Code
Wisconsin Constitution
(State of Wisconsin)
Wisconsin Statutes
(State of Wisconsin)
50 State Bill Summaries/Databases
Through NCSL you can access current legislation, with bill status and other bill information, in the 50 states, DC, Congress and Puerto Rico.(NCSL)
Public Library of Law: PLOL
Said to be one of the largest free legal search engine online. Links to official sites of all state statutes. All U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1757 to present and Courts of Appeals cases from 1950 to present (F.2d Vol. 178-999 (1950-1995), F.3d Vol. 1-present, (1995-present); State appellate cases from all 50 states back to 1997; Federal statutory law and codes from all 50 states, either online or via links; also links to Code of Federal Regulations, state regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (PLOL)
Wex - Topical Index: State Statutes
Topics cover the broad array of state statutes available, with links to that topic in each state. (Cornell LII)

State Executive Agency Sites
Agencies, Boards and Commissions List lists all Illinois state government agencies. (State of Illinois)
Find an Agency lists all Indiana state government agencies. (State of Indiana)
List of State Agencies lists all Wisconsin state government agencies. (State of Wisconsin)

Database of past and present U.S. governors is under development. Includes portraits and biographies and can be searched using a number of different fields. (National Governors Association)
Secretary of State
Links to each state's Secretary of State web site, good for checking on corporations. (State and Local Government on the Net)
State and Local Government on the Net
A guide to government sponsored Internet sites for all states, including state, regional, county and city links. (State and Local Government on the Net)
State Legislatures, State Laws and State Regulations, Website Links and Telephone Numbers
Handy scrolldown page with direct links and telephone numbers to each state government operator, legislative assemblies, legislative reference center, and state law library. (LLSDC)

State Regulations

Illinois Administrative Code
Includes full text. (Joint Committee on Administrative Rules)

Illinois agencies publish their own rules at the following sites:
Children and Family Services
Human Rights
Professional Regulation
Public Aid
State Fire Marshal
Illinois boards and commissions publish their own rules at the following sites:
Commerce Commission
Environmental Protection Agency
Liquor Control Commission
Division of Banks and Real Estate
Pollution Control Board
Official Opinions of the Illinois Attorney General
Opinions from 1971 to present. (Illinois Attorney General)
Indiana Administrative Code
Updated regularly. (Legislative Services Agency)
Indiana Register
Since July 1, 2006, the Indiana Register has become an Internet only publication. It is updated on a more frequent basis than the former monthly issue. The IR will no longer be a paged publication. Instead, documents, notices, proposed rules, executive orders, etc., will be posted on the web as individual documents. Documents are posted to the web as they are received in the Indiana Register office and grouped in daily, weekly and monthly collections. There is an IR Database Guide. (Legislative Services Agency)
Official Opinions of the Indiana Attorney General
Archived starting with opinions from 2001. (Indiana Attorney General)
Indiana Attorney General Opinions
When complete, the collection will include volumes of the Indiana Attorney General Opinions from 1921 to 1976. Collection presently includes opinions from January 1, 1933 - December 31, 1976. (IUPIU Digital Archive)
Wisconsin Administrative Code
Updated monthly. (Wisconsin Revisor of Statutes)
Wisconsin Administrative Register
Online since January 15, 1996, no. 481. (Wisconsin Revisor of Statutes)
Wisconsin Administrative Rules
At this site, you can: Search for rules; View the status of current rulemaking; View documents associated with rulemaking; Submit and view comments on rules; Subscribe to receive notification of rulemaking. (State of Wisconsin)
Wisconsin Attorney General Opinions
Formal and informal opinions from 2007 to current. Refers to Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau for fuller archive. (State of Wisconsin)
Wisconsin Attorney General Opinions
Volume 71 to 81(1982 - 1994) and 1995-2008 slip opinions. No opinions were issued in 2002 or 2005. (Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau)
Administrative Law Resources Arranged by State
Links to administrative resources for each state. (Law Sources)

Local Government Links

Municipal Government

American Legal Publishing Code Library
To view a code, choose a state from the map or the menu then click on the name of the appropriate municipality. Quite a few Indiana and Illinois codes, including Chicago. (American Legal Publishing Corporation)

Scott Burgh, Chief Law Librarian for the City of Chicago Department of Law Library relays this valuable information regarding the Chicago Code. "Prior to 1990, the Municipal Code of Chicago was the 1939 code as amended through 1984. There were no published amendments from 1984-1990. In 1990, Book Publishing Company of Seattle got the contract and republished the Municipal Code of Chicago into 20 titles." The contract is now with American Legal Publishing.

E-Codes: Municipal Codes on the Internet
Online municipal codes organized alphabetically by state. Includes several Illinois codes and quite a few from Wisconsin. (General Code, LLC)

Scott Burgh, Chief Law Librarian for the City of Chicago Department of Law Library relays this valuable information regarding the Chicago Code. "Prior to 1990, the Municipal Code of Chicago was the 1939 code as amended through 1984. There were no published amendments from 1984-1990. In 1990, Book Publishing Company of Seattle got the contract and republished the Municipal Code of Chicago into 20 titles. They are now owned by Lexis and are still publish the code and have it available electronically on Lexis...The current city contract is with American Legal Publishing... They also publish a separate building code and zoning code in a looseleaf format. A new feature is the Advance Legislative Service in which one can use "Find" through Internet Explorer. For example, if you were looking for changes to a code section such as 4-60-023, plug that section into "Find" in the Advance Legislative Service and you can find City Council activity which can affect the code section in which you are interested. Once you have the date and page of the City Council action, you can then go to the City Clerk's website and find the pages of the council meeting having the ordinance. The city council journal's are archived back to 2004."

Justia: City Websites & City Codes
Select your state in the State & Local Governments section, and then select City Websites & City Codes. (Justia)
Links to city and county codes. Milwaukee and South Bend are among the codes gathered here. (Municipal Code Corporation)
Municipal Codes
Links to city codes. Because this is one of the publishers listed separately in the site above, its listings will be different than the state by state listing above. Be sure and check both municipal code sites. This site now includes the following cities, among many others - Peoria, Springfield, as well as Cook County, Illinois; Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana; and Madison, Wisconsin. (Municipal Code Corporation)
Sterling Codifiers, Inc: Codes Online
Select your state and then choose your municipality. (Sterling Codifiers)
Wisconsin Codes and Ordinances
Codes and ordinances compiled by the Wisconsin State Law Library. Includes the Milwaukee City Charter and Code as well as the Milwaukee County Code of Ordinances. (Wisconsin State Law Library)
Wisconsin - Municipal Records
Municipal records are submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State by Wisconsin’s towns, villages, cities and counties. Records examples include incorporation papers, annexations, corporate boundaries, maps, and litigation correspondence. Some records are more than 100 years old. If a record cannot be located in the Secretary of State’s database, a search of the Archives at the Wisconsin State Historical Society is suggested. (Office of the Secretary of State. State of Wisconsin.)

Just because you do not see the city code on one of the sites above, do not assume that an Internet version does not exist. Some cities or counties may place their codes on their own web pages. Use a resource like State and Local Government on the Net to check your city.

State and Local Government on the Net
A guide to government sponsored Internet sites for all states, including state, regional, county and city links. (State and Local Government on the Net)
State and Local Government Information
Meta-indexes for state and local government information, state maps, state government information. (Library of Congress)

County Government

Recodified ordinances for Cook County, Illinois are currently available online at Code of Ordinances of Cook County, Illinois. The online and print versions are updated quarterly. (Municipal Code Corporation)

The Cook County Law Library maintains ordinances by year. The Cook County Zoning Ordinance is also available at the Cook County Clerk's Office website.

Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
Full text circuit court rules and general orders, general administrative rules and orders. Also see: Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County for case information. (Cook County)
State and Local Government on the Net
A guide to government sponsored Internet sites for all states, including state, regional, county and city links. (State and Local Government on the Net)

Legal Subject Resources

Administrative Law Resources

ABA Administrative Procedure Database
Links to federal and state Administrative Procedure Acts (APA), reform proposals, and organizational and other resources. (FSU)
Blackletter Statement of Federal Administrative Law
This is the TOC only. The full text is available in 54 Admin.L.Rev. 1 (2002). Chicago and South Bend libraries have a print copy. (ABA)

Antitrust Law Resources

Antitrust Division Manual
Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog
Antitrust resources compiled by a law professor. (Shubha Ghosh. U. of Buffalo Law School)
ABA Antitrust Division Resources
(American Antitrust Institute)

Bankruptcy Resources

Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure
Incorporating revisions that took effect Dec. 1, 2011. (Cornell LII)
Official Bankruptcy Forms
(U.S. Courts)
American Bankruptcy Institute: The Essential Resource for Today's Busy Insolvency Professional
Resources include Bankruptcy Headlines, What's New, Upcoming Events, Legislative News, About ABI, ABI Membership, Online Resources, Publications, with articles online, Newsroom, and a Consumer Education Center. (American Bankruptcy Institute)
BankrLaw Project
The University of Illinois College of Law maintains a free online database containing current and historical versions of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Simply select any year from 1980 to the present in order to access the table of contents for the desired version of Title 11, with hotlinks to the full text of every section. (U. of Illinois College of Law)
Bankruptcy Law Materials
Links to federal material including the Federal Bankruptcy Code, the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and the Internal Revenue regulations pertaining to bankruptcy (26 CFR). Also includes court decisions, state material, and a search engine. (Cornell)
Commercial Law League of America
Contains Washington Hot News, Press Releases, Member News, Upcoming Events, Online CLLA Forums, the Commercial Law Journal and the Commercial Law Bulletin (for members only), and a Resources section. (CLLA)
Debtor and Creditor Law Materials
Links to federal material including the Federal Tax Lien Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Consumer Credit Protection Act, Code of Federal Regulations, federal judicial decisions. State material includes some state statutes, and state judicial decisions. Other references include key internet sources and useful offline sources. (Cornell)
Filing for Bankruptcy Without an Attorney
Information from the U.S. Courts. (US Courts)
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
Organization of lawyers representing debtors in consumer bankruptcies. (NACBA)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks

Bankruptcy Court Directory
For each district, gives an address and telephone number for each bankruptcy judge and for the bankruptcy clerk. Also includes website links for each Bankruptcy Court and Pacer. (
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts
Includes bankruptcy statistics. (AOUS)
United States Trustee Program
Also see U.S. Trustee Manual which includes v.1 (Overview), v.2 (Chapter 7), v.3 (Chapter 11), v.4 (Chapter 12 and 13), v.5 (Bankruptcy Fraud and Abuse) and v.6 (Administrative Policies). In pdf and/or WordPerfect. (DOJ)

Civil Rights Law

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Collects documents and information from civil rights cases in selected case categories across the United States. (U. of Michigan Law School)
Section 1983 Litigation
This monograph analyzes the fundamental issues that arise in litigation under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the statute for redressing constitutional and federal statutory violations, and the case law interpreting those issues. Research for this edition concluded with the October 2007 Supreme Court term and covers courts of appeals decisions reported through June 30, 2008. By Martin Schwartz and Kathryn Urbonya. (FJC)

Commercial Law

Unilex on CISG & UNIDROIT Principles: International Case Law & Bibliography
Collection of international caselaw and bibliography on UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts. (International Institute for the Unification of Private Law )

Copyright and Patent Resources

AIPLA: American Intellectual Property Law Association
All About Trademarks
Links to trademark information as well as original text. (Attorney Gregory H. Guillot)
BitLaw: A Resource on Technology Law
Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet law. Text as well as links to resources. (Attorney Daniel A. Tysver)
Copyright Advisory Office - CAO
Offers pages on copyright in general, fair use, libraries and copyright, copyright ownership and permissions. Under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Crews. (Columbia University Libraries)
Copyright and Fair Use
Collection of copyright law materials and links, including current legislation and cases. (Stanford U.)
Copyright Law and Litigation Resource
Collection of links, compiled by a copyright attorney and adjunct professor. (Rob Kasunic)
Copyright Renewal Database
Searchable database of copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963. (Stanford U.)
Digital Law Online
Online text of Legal Protection of Digital Information by Lee Hollaar and the first chapter of Copyright Law and Practice by William F. Patry. (U. of Utah School of Computing)
DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) Legislative History
All relevant documents comprising the official legislative history of the DMCA, also known as the WIPO Copyright Implementing Legislation - P.L.105-304. (Home Recording Rights Coalition)
European Patent Office
Free patent database hosted by the European Patent Office. Provides full images of U.S. patents dating back to 1920. Search by title, inventor, applicant and so forth. (EP)
Franklin Pierce Intellectual Property Links
Resource links. (Franklin Pierce Law School)
Google Patent Search
Covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO starting with those issued in the 1790s. They do not currently include patent applications, international patents, or U.S. patents issued over the last few months. (Google)
Intellectual Property Links
Links to intellectual property offices and organizations, official gazettes, courts, and others. Compiled by European Patent Attorney Ralph Beier.
Prosecuting Intellectual Property Crimes Manual
Forth Edition. 2013. Published by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Dept. of Justice. (USDOJ)
Stanford IP Litigation Clearinghouse - IPLC
New project to provide a comprehensive, online resource in the field of intellectual property litigation. The first release, the Patent Litigation Module, includes cases filed in U.S. district courts since 2000. The database includes real-time data summaries, industry indices, and trend analysis together with a full-text search engine.(Stanford Law School)
Sullivan's IP Law Outline & Analysis
An on-line outline of Federal Circuit patent cases that is updated regularly. Pdf format. Large download - currently 3.39 MB/1155 pages. Compilation by attorney Michael Sullivan. (LLRX)
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Cases
Domain name dispute decisions resolved under the ICANN UDRP (Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). (ICANN)
U.S. Copyright Office
  • Use the Copyright Catalog to search for copyright information about books, music and other registered works.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
World Intellectual Property Organization
U.N. agency protects worldwide intellectual property. Site includes WIPO Lex containing all national laws relating to intellectual property as well as treaties. (WIPO)

Criminal Law Resources

Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section
Sections on Computer Crime, Intellectual Property, Electronic Evidence and Other High Tech Legal Issues. (DOJ)
Criminal Justice Resources: Prisoners' Rights and Resources on the Web
Compiled by law librarian Ken Strutin. (LLRX)
Criminal Justice Standards - ABA
Click on Standards in right hand menu to view Table of Contents with links to individual Standards. (ABA Criminal Justice Section)
Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug factsheets
Electronic Surveillance Manual: Procedures and Case Law and Forms
June 2005 edition. (DOJ)
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Includes a directory of correctional institutions, grouped according to level of security, BOP publications and policies. The Freedom of Information Act (5 USC 552) and the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a) authorize the release of certain information about Federal inmates to any member of the general public requesting it. This includes information such as name, age, and register number, as well as sentencing and confinement data (offense, date sentenced, institution of confinement, etc.). Click on Inmate Locator to search for federal inmates. (BOP)
To search for inmates in state prisons, use the following sites:
Federal Defenders in Central Illinois
Includes the Back Bencher, a newsletter which summarizes criminal cases in the Seventh Circuit. The site also has a downloadable PDF section detailing possible issues for review in criminal appeals.
Indiana Department of Corrections: Policies and Procedures

Includes The Disciplinary Code for Adult Offenders. The Appendix 1 document which lists the various offenses that an offender may commit is available from the court librarian. (Indiana Department of Corrections)

Legal Resource Guide to the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Relevant statutes, regulations, policy documents and current case law concerning issues BOP faces today.(BOP)
Manual on Recurring Problems in Criminal Trials
6th edition. This Manual is not meant to be a comprehensive treatise on criminal law, but rather a basic guide to the law governing many of the procedural matters that arise frequently in criminal trials. Among the topics covered are jury-related problems, evidentiary issues, civil and criminal contempt, the Fifth Amendment, confessions, and severance of defendants. (FJC)
Materials on Federal Cocaine Offenses
Includes Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 hearings and analysis, Congressional reports and testimony related to federal cocaine sentencing policy, and crack retroactivity materials. (USSC)
National/State Sex Offender Registry
Search across multiple states or by individual states for the identity and location of known sex offenders. (FBI)

Death Penalty Cases

Broken System: Error Rates in Capital Cases, 1973-1995
James Liebman and others. (Columbia Law School)
Capital Cases Resources
Includes "Presiding over a Capital Case: A Benchbook for Judges". (National Judicial College)
Cornell Death Penalty Project
Death Penalty Information Center
Non-profit organization offering comprehensive death penalty information, including current developments. (DPIC)
Resources for Managing Capital Cases
Scroll down to Educational Programs. Click on "Resources for Managing Capital Cases." Site contains Resource Guide for Managing Capital Cases, Vol.1, Federal Death Penalty Trials in pdf format. Site also includes Vol.2, Habeas Corpus Review of Capital Convictions.
The Center prepared the sites to assist judges assigned capital cases, either federal death penalty prosecutions or capital habeas cases, including resource guides describing practices and procedures used by courts and individual judges. The Center will add new materials as needed, and therefore these guides will be maintained on the Web sites rather than in hard copy form (FJC)
Survey of the Federal Death Penalty System
Statistical survey. (U.S. Dept. of Justice)

Disability Law

ADA National Network: Information, Guidance and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act
Includes full text of the ADA as well as an ADA Document Portal.(DBTAC)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
Guidelines and standards of the ADA. (U.S. Access Board)
Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act Handbook: A Guide for Appointed Attorneys in the Northern District of Illinois
In .pdf format. (Laurie Wardell. Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)
Comprehensive Federal website of disability-related government resources. (
Disability: Human Resources and the Internet
Comprehensive set of links to disability and the workplace sites. (Cornell U.)
Notice Concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008
ArchiveADA: The Path to Equality
Links to article called ADA Amendments Act of 2008 by Law Prof. Chai Feldblum as well as documents and legislative history, including two House Reports from June 23, 2008 that offer analysis. (Georgetown)
Comparison of the ADA (as construed by the courts) and the ADA Amendments Act

Electronic Discovery

Discovery Resources
Information, resources and news about electronic discovery. (Fios)
Electronic Discovery
Information on electronic discovery, the rule changes and online research links for landmark e-discovery cases. (ABA)
Electronic Discovery Law
A blog on legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. Includes Case Summaries, an E-Discovery Case Database, CLE Events, Federal Rules Amendments, News and Updates. (K&L Gates)
Local Rules, Forms and Guidelines of U.S. District Courts Addressing E-Discovery Issues
At least 41 United States District Courts had enacted special rules addressing electronic discovery at the time of this update. This is a collection of United States District Court local rules, standards, guidelines and forms that specifically address e-discovery issues. At that time, in the Seventh Circuit, both the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the Eastern District of Wisconsin had rules or forms. Site also has a listing of States that have enacted e-discovery rules. (K&L Gates)
Materials on Electronic Discovery: Civil Litigation
Contains links to articles, PowerPoint slide presentations, and other items of interest on electronic discovery, prepared by Federal Judicial Center staff for use in judicial and continuing legal education programs. (FJC)
Materials on Electronic Discovery: Search and Seizure of Computers and Data in Criminal Cases
Contains links to articles, PowerPoint slide presentations, and other items of interest on electronic discovery, prepared by Federal Judicial Center staff for use in judicial and continuing legal education programs. (FJC)

Employment Law Resources

Employment Laws Assistance
Access to compliance assistance on selected U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) laws and regulations. Includes basic facts and links on Black Lung, Consumer Credit Protection, Davis-Bacon, Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation and many other laws. (DOL)
Employment Online Resources on the Internet
Guide compiled by Marcus Zillman. (LLRX)
Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws, Cases and Resources
Links to federal EEO laws, selected CRS reports, federal agency resources, nongovernment resources and selected court opinions.(LLSDC)
Garland's Digest on Employment Discrimination Law
Garland's Digest provides a treatise on federal employment discrimination law. The treatise is written for lawyers. The employment discrimination laws covered are: 1.Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"); 2. Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"); 3. Equal Pay Act; 4. Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"); 5. Rehabilitation Act; 6. Title VII (discrimination based on color, gender, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion or sex).

In addition to the treatise, Garland's Digest contains a searchable index of over 4,500 summaries of federal appellate court decisions from September 1996 to May 2009 and a searchable index of over 4,500 court decisions from September 1996 to date. The search tool is very easy to use allowing for keyword queries, date refinement, and other options. The search results provide a brief summary of the case, the primary issues addressed, citation information, and a link to the case. The digest clearly notes that the case needs to be checked to ensure that it is still current law. (Tom Garland)

Title VII and Section 1981: A Guide for Appointed Attorneys in the Northern District of Illinois.
For use by attorneys appointed to represent indigent clients in employment discrimination cases. (Laurie Wardell: Chicago Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)

Environmental Law

United Nations Environment Documentation: Research Guide
Links to important environmental bodies in the climate change area and to treaties including the Kyoto Protocol. (UN)


Daubert Uncensored
Attorney John Sear provides news and commentary on Daubert cases and trends across the country, covering the 1993 Supreme Court decision on scientific evidence and the admissibility of expert scientific testimony. (John Sear)

Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Facts
Regular columns on FOIA by Scott A. Hodes, a lawyer practicing Information and Privacy Law.(LLRX)
Citizen's Guide on Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 to Request Government Records
Copy of House Report. (FDsys)
Freedom of Information Act

DOJ's Office of Information Policy has FOIA Resources and information on other agency FOIA sites. (U.S. Dept. of Justice)

  • DOJ FOIA Reference Guide
  • Other Federal Agencies' FOIA Web Sites
  • FOIA Library

  • Under subsection (a)(2) of the FOIA, agencies must make four distinct categories of records affirmatively available for “public inspection and copying. These "reading room" records include: (1)final opinions and orders rendered in the adjudication of administrative cases; (2) specific agency policy statements; (3) certain administrative staff manuals; and, (4)records disclosed in response to a FOIA request that the agency determines have become or are likely to become the subject of subsequent requests for substantially the same records.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Includes text of FOIA, "Effective FOIA Requesting for Everyone" manual, legislative history and other information. (National Security Archive - GWU)
Who Isn't Covered by the FOIA
Short explanation prepared by attorney Scott A. Hodes. (LLRX)

Immigration Law

AILA InfoNet: American Immigration Lawyers Association
Provides web resource links to assist in the research and analysis of immigration law and trends in immigration. Also provides links to Agencies, Cases and Decisions and Congressional Resources, including legislation and hearings. (AILA)
CALS Asylum Case Research Guide
Describes basic sources for research on behalf of individuals seeking asylum in the United States. (Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center)
EOIR (Executive Office for Immigration Review) Virtual Law Library
Links to Decisions, CFR, Federal Register and BIA Practice Manual. (EOIR Law Library)
How to File a Petition for Review
Procedures and general requirements for filing and litigating a petition for review. (Legal Action Center)
Immigration Court Practice Manual
Practice manual for parties who appear before the Immigration Courts. Beginning on July 1, 2008, Local Operating Procedures will no longer be used and parties will be expected to follow the practice manual. (Office of the Chief Immigration Judge)
Immigration Law: A Primer
Introduction to and overview of immigration law, with a focus on issues that arise in litigation. By law professor Michael Scaperlanda. (FJC)
Ninth Circuit Immigration Outline
The Immigration Outline is provided as a resource to assist attorneys in analyzing petitions for review. It synthesizes procedural and substantive principles relating to immigration law in the Ninth Circuit and covers the following topics: Jurisdiction, Standards of Review, Relief from Removal (e.g. Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status), Motions to Reopen or Reconsider, Criminal Issues, Due Process, and Attorney Fees. (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.)
Compiled by the UN Refugee Agency, Refworld is a source of information necessary for making decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network. (UNHCR)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Replaces the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), which ceased to exist on March 1, 2003 when its functions were transferred to this section of the Department of Homeland Security.(USCIS)
U.S.Immigration Law Research Guide
Includes an Introduction, Legislation, Federal Agencies, Administrative Materials, Current Awareness, Secondary Sources, Getting Specific Facts, Organizations, Other Related Research Guides. (Georgetown U. Law Library)
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
Provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration law enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions. (Homeland Security)

Insurance Law Resources

From WEX, a public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia. (Cornell)
Insurance Law
Insurance Law
Includes vehicle ratings. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

International Law Resources

American Society of International Law (ASIL) Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law


Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law
This guide describes basic strategies for finding the laws of countries other than the U.S, primarily in English. The emphasis is on codes and laws rather than cases. The guide will also help you find secondary materials that describe other countries' laws. It includes links to websites and to other guides. Prepared by Law Librarian Mary Rumsey. (GlobaLex)
British and Irish Legal Information Institute -- BAILII
Provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available free and in one place on the internet. (BAILII)
Background Notes
Basic demographic and economic information. (State Department)
CanLII: Canadian Legal Information Institute
Provides access to federal and provincial Canadian primary legal materials. (CanLII)
Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
Updated regularly. (CIA)
China Guiding Cases Project
In November of 2010, China's Supreme People’s Court made a significant change in the Chinese legal system by adopting a rule creating a procedure to recognize a body of “guiding cases.” The CGCP intends to make these cases quickly and easily accessible to English-speaking audiences outside China. The CGCP team translates these opinions into English and posts them on the site. Legal experts from around the world are invited to submit commentaries discussing the legal and other implications of these cases. Commentaries are posted in Chinese and in English, and are available in translation. (CGCP - Stanford Law School)
Commonwealth Legal Information Institute - CommonLII
The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) aims to provide one central Internet location from which it is possible to search - for free - core legal information from all Commonwealth countries. (CommonLII)
Comparative/Foreign Law
Links to all LLRX articles dealing with comparative and international law. (LLRX)
Constitution Finder
Constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. When available, also includes superseded and draft constitutions. (University of Richmond)
Country-by-Country Guide to Foreign Law Research
Grid format linking to CIA World Factbook, regional maps, online guides from other libraries, World LII, Westlaw and Lexis databases if available and other databases.(Yale Law School Library)
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Reports submitted by U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress, since 1999. (U.S. Dept. of State)
Country Studies/Area Handbooks
In-depth studies of over 100 countries. (Library of Congress)
Criminal Law Research
Arthur W. Diamond Law Library Research Guides - International criminal law Written by Dana Neacsu Last Updated December 5, 2012
Website of the European Union. (European Union)
FLARE - Foreign Law Research
Collaboration between the major law libraries in the United Kingdom focused on improving national coverage of the law of the central and Eastern European jurisdictions. So far, has posted research guides to Poland, Russia and Ukraine. (FLARE)
Foreign Law Translations
Translated decisions and statutes for French, German, Italian, and Israeli legal materials in the fields of constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law. (U. of Texas School of Law)
Global Legal Information Network - GLIN
GLIN is a public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. GLIN members contribute the official full texts of published documents to the database in their original language. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available in participating jurisdictions.

NOTICE: GLIN is undergoing a transition related to the administrative functions of the network. In order to complete this transition, the database will be closed to new contributions as of April 30, 2012. An announcement will be posted when the transition is complete and the database is again accepting new legal information. (Law Library of Congress)

Global Legal Monitor
For those who have an interest in legal developments from around the world. This online publication will be updated frequently, drawing upon information selected from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. Back issues from July 2001 to March 2006 of World Law Bulletin a monthly publication of the Law Library of Congress that is provided to Congress are now available online courtesy of FAS. (Law Library of Congress)
Government Gazettes Online
Official communications of governments - comparable to the Federal Register of the United States. (U. of Michigan)
Green Boxes
Virtual "green boxes" collecting the best current information about countries.(IU Libraries)
Guide to Foreign and International Legal Databases
Comprehensive site compiled by law librarian Mirela Roznovschi. (NYU School of Law Law Library)
International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook
Links to sources compiled by law librarians Marci Hoffman and Mary Rumsey. (U. of California Berkeley School of Law)
International and Foreign Legal Research Center
Guides and portals, International courts and tribunals, Treaties, Trade, commerce and intellectual property and Human Rights and international criminal law.(DOJ)
International Documents
To access documents of foreign governments. Access by region or by theme or by list of foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations. (Northwestern U.)
Judicial Assistance - Country-Specific Information
Laws and procedures governing service of process and obtaining evidence as well as other information.(U.S. Dept. of State)
Ministry of Justice
Provides court addresses, daily court lists, forms, judgments and other information. (United Kingdom Ministry of Justice)
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD
Browse "By Country" for individual country sites that contain OECD reports and statistics. Browse the documents in chronological order or by topic (e.g. economy, trade, development, environment, energy, social issues). (OECD)
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1913
Searchable online edition of almost 200,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. (University of Sheffield)
Reference Guide to the Geneva Conventions
Index and full text of the conventions.(Society of Professional Journalists)
Translation of National Legislation into English
Provides information on the official languages and legal materials for 13 countries, several international organizations, and international courts and tribunals. Prepared by members of the Law Library of Congress. (Library of Congress)
United Nations
See the United Nations Documentation: Research Guide for an overview of the different UN documents and publications. (United Nations)
  • ODS - Official Document System of the United Nations Coverage begins in 1993, with older UN documents being added daily. UN resolutions are covered from 1946 onwards.
  • Declarations and Conventions Contained in GA Resolutions Sort by date, subject, list of declations or list of conventions.
  • Refworld: The Leader in Refugee Decision Support Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks. The information has been carefully selected and compiled from UNHCR's global network of field offices, Governments, international, regional and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and judicial bodies.
  • UNData - A World of Information Search and download from UN statistical databases.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection Use the Frequently Accessed column on the left to look at full text and exact page images.
  • World Digital Library Digital library seeking to display and explain the relics of all human cultures. The documents are scanned onto the site in their original languages, but the explanations appear in seven different languages. Information may be sorted by place, time, topic,type of item or institution.
  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Historic documentation of the drafting process.
  • Yearbook of the United Nations The Yearbook is the principal reference work of the United Nations and provides a detailed overview of the Organization's activities. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions. The complete collection (1946-2006) is available for free online. The yearbooks may be browsed or searched. Several search options are available, including the ability to limit to one year, a range of years, or a selection of years; proximity searching; and boolean searching.
World Legal Information Institute
WorldLII provides a single search facility for databases located on the following Legal Information Institutes: AustLII; BAILII; CanLII; HKLII; LII (Cornell); and PacLII. WorldLII also includes as part of this searchable collection its own databases not found on other LIIs. These include databases of decisions of international Courts and Tribunals. The WorldLII Catalog provides links to over 15,000 law-related web sites in every country in the world. (WorldLII)
World Treaty Index Beta: An Electronic Treaty Database Spanning the 20th Century
Once fully complete, the World Treaty Index will feature every known international agreement in the 20th Century. This includes tens of thousands agreements entered into by hundreds of countries and international organizations. There are a variety of methods to access the underlying data. Currently, this website only contains treaties signed between 1945 and 1999. Remaining treaties are being added. (Paul D. Poast, Michael J. Bommarito, Daniel M. Katz)

Labor Law Resources

Labor Research Portal
Web guides for legal resources pertaining to labor. (Institute of Industrial Relations Library. University of California)
Indiana Department of Labor
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Illinois Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Labor
Agencies and Divisions under the DOL
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OASHA)
Wage & Hour Division
National Labor Relations Board
Labor law: an overview
Cornell Law School
Small Business Administration - Employment & Labor
Commerce Department - Employment & Labor Division
Employment law and regulations

Legal Ethics

American Legal Ethics Library
Links to full text of professional conduct codes for most U.S. states as well as ABA model
Center for Professional Responsibility
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
Online collection of over 850 codes of ethics.(IIT)
Judicial Conduct and Ethics
Links to Judicial ethics advisory committees in each state as well as to other judicial codes of conduct material. (AJS)

Attorney Disciplinary Commissions

Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
(Supreme Court of Illinois)
Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission
(Indiana Supreme Court)
Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation
(Wisconsin Supreme Court)
Researching Attorney Discipline
Links to disciplinary committees in all 50 states.(FindLaw)

Ethics Opinions

Illinois State Bar Association Advisory Ethics Opinions
Available only to ISBA members. (Illinois State Bar Association)
Indiana State Bar Associations Legal Ethics Opinions
Opinions since 1961. Organized by year for browsing. Downloadable by year. (Indiana State Bar Association)

Legal Writing, Legal Dictionaries and Citation Style

Citation Style - ALWD, Bluebook, and University of Chicago Maroonbook

ALWD Citation Manual: A Professional System of Citation
Guide to legal citation by the Association of Legal Writing Directors. It is an alternative to the Bluebook. The entire manual, which is now on its 4th edition, is not on the site, but various resources are available for download. (ALWD)
The Bluebook
A joint project of The Harvard Law Review Association, the Columbia Law Review Association, The Yale Law Journal Company and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, The Bluebook website provides free search and browse access to older editions of the Bluebook, the current index, table of contents and Bluebook tips. The section called Bluebook Updates gives references to those small errors that have been found and will be corrected in the next edition. Full access requires a paid subscription or purchase of the print Bluebook. (Columbia LR, Harvard LR, U of PA LR and Yale LJ)
Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Review Titles
Alphabetical list of periodical titles and their abbreviations. (U. of Washington)
Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
Most common examples of government document citations. (U. of Memphis)
Citing Unpublished Opinions in Wisconsin State and Federal Tribunals
This Wisconsin Lawyer article covers the threshold issue of whether a particular court's rules or standards permit citing a particular unpublished opinion, even if only for persuasive effect. (Mia Sefarbi & Kira Zaporski)
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
Online 2011 ed. Reflects changes in the nineteenth edition of The Bluebook, published in 2010, and the fourth edition of the ALWD Citation Manual, published in 2010. (Cornell)
  • Bluebook Research Guide. The Guide explains the organization and layout of the Bluebook, its use in theory and in practice, and how to cite the most common legal materials, including cases, statutes and treatises. The Guide also reviews how to cite electronic materials but does not include explanations of how to cite administrative materials, legislative history resources, international resources, or foreign resources. (Georgetown Law Library)
The University of Chicago Manual of Legal Citation
This is the 2012 edition of what is commonly known as the Maroonbook. In pdf format. (U. of Chicago)

Grammar and Style

Bartleby's English Usage, Style and Composition
Access electronic versions of many helpful works on English usage, including Elements of Style by Strunk and White as well as Fowler's The King's English . (
GPO Style Manual
Both the 2000 and 2008 editions are available online. (GPO/FDsys)
Legal Research in a Nutshell Links
Provides links to websites discussed in Legal Research in a Nutshell. (U. of Virginia) dt>Legal Writing for the Courts: A Selected Bibliography
Electronic resources are listed at the beginning of each section. (Western New England College School of Law)
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Grammar and mechanics and style guides. (Purdue University)
Typography for Lawyers: Essential Tools for Polished & Persuasive Documents
Basic and advanced rules of type composition, text formatting, font samples, page layout and sample documents. (Matthew Butterick)
University of Chicago Manual of Style
Not the Manual itself, but interpretations of the Manual’s recommendations. Questions and answers are grouped by keywords covering topics ranging from Abbreviations to Word Division. Free registration allows access to a search tool for the latest print edition. (University of Chicago)

Legal Dictionaries

Black's Law Dictionary - First and Second Edition
1891 and 1910 editions.
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Plain-English definitions for 3,800 legal terms. (Nolo) Glossary
This special glossary from Merriam-Webster® includes some 10,000 legal terms, pronunciations and definitions. Based on Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©2001. Just type in the word to search the database. (Martindale-Hubbell)
Legal Dictionary
Dictionary and explanations of U.S. legal terms. (WWLIA)
U.S. Courts - Commonly Used Terms
Alphabetical listing of legal terms. (U.S. Courts)
YourDictionary - Law Dictionaries
Links to many law dictionaries. (

Native American Law Resources

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, and originally published in 1903-1904, this is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1778-1970. Volumes I through VII are available on the web both as fully searchable digitized text and as page images. The contents may be accessed from the Table of Contents or Index of each volume or through keyword searching. (Oklahoma State)
National Indian Law Library
Tribal codes and constitutions as well as research links are in the section called Resources by Topic. (Native American Rights Fund - NARF)
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
Comprehensive site covers - Alaska, Archive, Codes, Cohen's Handbook, Constitutions, Indian Land Titles, IRA Era Constitutions and Charters, Oklahoma, Opinions of the Solicitor, Supreme Court, Tribes. Site makes available the 1945 edition of Handbook of Federal Indian Law by Felix S. Cohen. (U. of Oklahoma Law Library and National Indian Law Library)
Native American Law Resource Links
Includes links to primary material and bibliographies as well as materials from individual Nations. (NESL)
Native American Legal Research
Compiled by law librarian Faye Hadley. Click on lefthand column to get to her Native American Legal Research Guide, Native American Legal Web Sites or Indian Gaming Law. (U. of Tulsa)
Tribal Court Clearinghouse: A Project of the Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Tribal law links including information on tribal courts, constitutions, laws and codes, court decisions and Indiana law reviews. (TLPI)
Wisconsin Judicare's Indian Law Office
Lots of links to national tribal information, but also to Wisconsin tribal information, including rules of procedure for Wisconsin tribal courts. (Wisconsin Indian Law Office)

Pension and ERISA

ERISA in the Courts
Analyzes the complex statutory and case law governing employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, with an emphasis on the kinds of issues most frequently presented in federal court litigation. Topics covered include ERISA’s central constraints on the administration of all employee benefit plans (both pension and welfare plans): disclosure, fiduciary obligations, enforcement, and preemption. The monograph also explains ERISA’s rules governing the content of the pension contract, specifically: plan participation and vesting, pension distributions, and the defined benefit plan funding and termination rules, including an overview of the sweeping changes to defined benefit plans wrought by the Pension Protection Act of 2006. By Peter J. Wiedenbeck. (FJC)
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
(U.S. Department of Labor)
Pension Law: An Overview (Cornell)
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

Property Law

Links to information for consumers and professionals. Also see HUDCLIPS for an official repository of HUD policies and procedures.(HUD)

Securities Law

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Formed from July 2007 merger of NASD and regulatory arm of the New York Stock Exchange. Includes NASD Manual Online , Code of Arbitration Procedure, Interpretive Letters and other material and FINRA BrokerCheck which provides information on FINRA registered firms and on individual brokers. (FINRA)
Regulation Z - Truth in Lending
Includes Supplement I to Part 226 - Official Staff Interpretations. (FDIC)
Researching the Federal Securities Laws Through the SEC Website
Guide does not address primary and secondary sources available in print or through other websites, other than those to which the SEC website links. The guide is organized by providing suggestions for the research of: Statutes (the Securities Laws), SEC Rules and Regulations, SEC Concept Releases, SEC Interpretive Releases and SEC Staff Interpretations. (SEC)
Securities and Exchange Commission
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Updated in real time, it can be used to retrieve any document filed electronically with the SEC since January 1, 1994. (SEC)
Securities Class Action Clearinghouse
The Securities Class Action Clearinghouse provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litigation. The Clearinghouse maintains an Index of Filings of 2932 issuers that have been named in federal class action securities fraud lawsuits since passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Clearinghouse also contains copies of more than 29,300 complaints, briefs, filings, and other litigation-related materials filed in these cases. (Stanford Law School)
Securities Lawyer's Deskbook
The Securities Lawyer’s Deskbook is Temporarily Unavailable. The Securities Lawyer's Deskbook contains the text of the basic federal securities laws and regulations, as well as links to the principal Securities and Exchange Commission forms under those laws and regulations. The Deskbook is designed primarily for use by legal practitioners and scholars, securities professionals, and corporate officers. The Securities Lawyer's Deskbook contains the text of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "1934 Act"), the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the rules promulgated under those Acts, and Regulations S-K, S-B, S-X, S-T, S-P, M-A, FD, M and ATS. It also contains the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as well as a printable (PDF) version of the Act and a hyperlinked table of changes affected by the Act. The data on any page of the Securities Lawyer's Deskbook can be checked for incorporation of the latest regulatory or legislative action by reviewing the history note at the bottom of each page. (University of Cincinnati College of Law)

Sentencing Law

Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manuals and Amendments
Includes current manual as well as archived manuals starting in 1994. (USSC)
Sentence Computations for the BOP
BOP calculates inmate sentences in accordance with Federal statute and BOP program statements linked to from this page. (BOP)
Sentencing Law and Policy
Law professor Douglas Berman's blog is, according to the Wall St. Journal, the "chronicler of the sweeping effect of the Blakely v. Washington ruling on the nation's courts." (Douglas Berman) Sentencing Guidelines Calculator
Tool developed by a lawyer to help lawyers do calculations for their clients.(Josh Goldfoot)

Social Security Resources

Medicare and Medicaid - CMS Online Manual System
(CMS/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Occupational Information Network (O*NET) Online
O*NET supersedes the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). It provides a comprehensive database that identifies and describes important information about occupations, worker skills, and training requirements. Further explanation is available at the Employment and Training Administration website. (ETA)
Social Security Online
Official web site of the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Program Rules Home Page includes the law, the regulations, full text of Social Security Rulings, Acquiescence rulings since 1986 and lists of superseded rulings. Use this page to connect to:
Social Security HALLEX
HALLEX is the Hearings, Appeals and Litigation Law Manual - instructions used by employees of SSA's Office of Hearings and Appeals to process and adjudicate claims at the hearing, Appeals Council review, and civil actions levels of appeal.
Social Security POMS
Social Security Program Operations Manual System (POMS) serves as a guideline for the Social Security Administration in administering its programs and processing claims for Social Security benefits. The POMs is often used by SSA administrative law judges and other personnel for interpretive purposes. This site contains the public version of the Program Operations Manual System (POMS). The public version of POMS is identical to the version used by Social Security employees except that it does not include internal data entry and sensitive content instructions.
Social Security Program Resources
Links to full text of Social Security Handbook, Disability Evaluation Under Social Security and other sources.
Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings
All rulings currently in effect.
Social Security Death Index
For finding birth and death dates and SSN of deceased individuals. (Ancestry, Inc.) Try SSN Validator if you have a social security number and want to check on where and when it may have been issued. (Crime Time Publishing Co.)
  • For medical dictionaries, use Ask Bill's General Reference Medical section, where several dictionaries are listed.

Taxation Resources

Criminal Tax Manual
Includes trial outline of a criminal tax case, model jury instructions and indictment and information forms. 2008. (DOJ)
Internal Revenue Bulletins
Starting with 1995-02. (IRS)
Internal Revenue Information Letters
Advisory letters providing general statements of well-defined law without applying them to specific facts. (IRS)
Internal Revenue Manual
The IRM (plus the Chief Counsel Directives Manual) contains the policies, procedures, instructions, and guidelines used by the Internal Revenue Service. (IRS)
Internal Revenue Written Determinations
Starting with 1999. In general, there are three types of IRS written determinations: *Taxpayer-specific rulings or determinations are written memoranda furnished by the IRS National Office in response to requests by taxpayers under published annual guidelines. See Rev. Proc. 2008-1 and Rev.Proc. 2008-4 for more information about these guidelines. * Technical advice memoranda (TAM) are written memoranda furnished by the National Office of the IRS upon request of a district director or chief appeals officer pursuant to annual review procedures. See Rev. Proc. 2008-2 for more information about these procedures. * Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) materials are written advice or instructions prepared by the Office of Chief Counsel and issued to field or service center employees of the IRS or Office of Chief Counsel. See the Chief Counsel Advice Training Materials for more information about CCAs. (IRS)
Internal Revenue Service
Includes forms.
Legalbitstream: Free Federal Tax Law Research
Tax law research website that provides searchable databases of United States federal income tax and estate tax law. Databases are listed in the left hand column. The Coverage tab lists all the databases with the years covered. Complete coverage for Revenue Rulings and Procedures,Executive Orders, News Releases, Private Letter Rulings, Actions on Decisions, General Counsel Memoranda, Technical Memoranda, Treasury Decisions, Proposed Regulations. (Mayfield Publishing Company)
Illinois Department of Revenue
Includes forms and publications for 1996 to current.
Indiana Department of Revenue
Includes forms and publications for 1995 to current.
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Includes forms and publications for 1995 to current.

State Tax Forms
Links to downloadable tax forms in all states. (Federation of Tax Administrators)

Uniform Law Links

Uniform Law Commission
Includes Uniform Acts and Legislation. Find an Act search box and Browse Legislation to see what uniform laws are currently being considered in your state. (NCCUSL)
Past and Present ALI Projects
Compiled by ALI Librarian Harry Kyriakodis. (ALI)
Uniform Commercial Code Locator
Links to state statutes that correspond to Articles of the Uniform Commercial Code. Locators are also available for the Uniform Probate Code, Uniform Code of Evidence, and uniform laws in the areas of: matrimonial, family and health and business and finance. If you are unclear about what Uniform Laws are see the LII "Uniform Laws" page. Note: Locators may not be as up-to-date as the print Uniform Laws Annotated which is at KF165.A5 in the court libraries. (Cornell)
Uniform Laws and Model Acts
Provides an index of the names of uniform laws and links to each state's online version of those uniform laws. (LawSource)

Other Legal Resources

Legal Search Engines

Findlaw has two points of entry - a Public or Consumer site, which this site is, and a site for Legal Professionals, reached by clicking on the link at the upper right of the page. There are different search capabilities - Find a Lawyer, Learn about Individual Issues, or try FindLaw Answers. Also put a question in the Search box to search Findlaw. (ThomsonWest) Quest: Search the Legal Web
Keyword search tool from Aim is to bring legal professionals relevant results from across the Network and the legal web. Quest offers the option of either searching the Network, including NY Law Journal, American Lawyer, National Law Journal, U.S. Supreme Court Monitor and more or a broad range of legal sites on the web, including hundreds of hand-picked law firm websites and legal blogs. Results may be filtered by date ranges or content type and you may search within your results. Most but not all or the results are free. (ALM)
LOUISdb: Library of Unified Information Sources
As of August 2012, this site appears to be down, but we are leaving it on our website, hoping it will come back up. LOUIS contains, in fully searchable format, seven sets of federal documents: Congressional Bills & Resolutions, Congressional Reports, Congressional Record, Congressional Hearings, Federal Register, and Presidential Documents. In addition, LOUIS delivers these federal documents in an electronic, printable, text format for easier use. Search broadly for keywords or limit searches to a single document set or range of dates. LOUIS, which daily updates its document depository, allows you to set up a "standing query" as an RSS feed. LOUIS can alert you every time there is a new document that references your query. For example, if you want to follow "lobbying reform," and Senators debate the lobbying reform measures of an ethics bill, the LOUIS notifier feed will send an update with a link to the relevant transcript from the Congressional Record. (Sunlight Foundation)

Sites with Extensive Legal Links

ALSO : American Law Sources Online
Comprehensive compilation of links to online sources of law for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Federal and state legal resources are available with links to court decisions, legislation, local rules, legal forms and more. There is also a very complete Uniform Laws section and a section that gathers links to amicus curiae briefs. (LawSource)
Cornell Law School : Legal Information Institute
Includes the Legal Information Institute's collection of recent and historic Supreme Court decisions, its hypertext versions of the full U.S. Code, U.S. Constitution, Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure, the American Legal Ethics Library, and other important legal materials -- federal, state, foreign and international. It holds the LII's e-mail address directory of faculty and staff at U.S. law schools as well as contact information on other people and organizations in the field of law.
Cornell Legal Research Encyclopedia
Being developed by the law librarians at the Cornell Law Library as a compilation of United States and International legal resources to enhance access to and awareness of these materials in their varied formats. The Legal Research Encyclopedia is a topical and jurisdictional arrangement of all available formats, including print, microform, CD-ROM, WESTLAW, LEXIS and the Internet. Citation to research tools and direct links are provided. (Cornell)
Cornell Legal Research Engine
Specialized search engine for locating online research guides. Keyword search in full text of research guides from more than one dozen law schools and LLRX. (Cornell)
A Guide to Wisconsin Legal Information Sources
Wisconsin State Law Library Worldwide Legal Directories
Objective is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers. Includes a directory section, over 200 practice areas, and a global resource guide. (
Justia Virtual Chase
Founded by law librarian Genie Tyburski, The Virtual Chase has provided online research assistance to legal professionals since the Summer of 1996. The site was created to disseminate articles and teaching aids to law librarians and other instructors of Internet research. It has since expanded to offer articles, guides and teaching materials. For several years the site was owned by the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP and is now owned and powered by The Virtual Chase is available to the public, free of charge. (Justia)
PublicLegal: Internet Legal Research Group
Categorizes and links to over 4000 law related web sites worldwide, attempting to be the most comprehensive legal resource guide on the Internet. Quality controlled to include only the most substantive legal resources online, based on uniqueness and substantive value of the information provided. (ILRG)
Law Library of Congress
Digital resources including: Global Legal Information Network, Global Legal Monitor, Guide to Law Online, A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, Foreign and International Law Guides, Congressional Hearings Project, THOMAS: Legislative Information and Supreme Court Nominations. (Library of Congress)
Law Library Resource Xchange
Updated on the 1st and 15th of each month, this site is is a unique Webzine with a special focus on research, management and technology topics for legal professionals. Each digital issue features articles, departments and columns with up-to-date information written by expert law librarians, attorneys, information technology specialists and legal technology consultants. Each edition of LLRX highlights a broad range of topics including: current Congressional activities relating to technology, research, and libraries; useful Web sites for legal researchers; technology training resources; and issues that deal with the challenges posed to the legal community by the continually expanding electronic world. (LLRX)
LawMoose - Home of the Wisconsin Legal Web
Regional engine. All content is editorially selected, pertains to law, and is published by the legal community. Links to judicial biographies. (Pritchard Law Webs)
Prepared by the U.S. Law Library of Congress for the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), this site is an annotated hypertext guide to sources of information worldwide on government and law available online without charge. It includes links to the most useful and reliable sites for legal information available for each of the world's nations, although none of these sites have yet qualified for full GLIN recognition for the completeness, accuracy and officially certified authenticity of the legal texts they provide. As such sites come online, they will be linked directly to the GLIN database and will receive special recognition in the Guide. The documents are full text in the official language of the country of origin. For other sources of information on United States law, law of states and territories and international law, see the Guide to Law Online. (Law Library of Congress)
PublicLegal: Internet Legal Research Group
Categorizes and links to over 4000 law related web sites worldwide, attempting to be the most comprehensive legal resource guide on the Internet. Quality controlled to include only the most substantive legal resources online. (ILRG)
Wex - LII's community-built law dictionary and encyclopedia
Wex is a collaboratively-created dictionary and encyclopedia, edited by legal experts. (Cornell LII)
Wisconsin State Law Library
Links to sources of state, federal and tribal law information, legal and government forms and much more. (WSLL)
Zimmerman's Research Guide: An Online Encyclopedia for Legal Researchers

Government Search Sites
Managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to serve as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government. This service assists agencies and the public in locating Federal Government information, both information housed within the NTIS repository and outside of NTIS. Includes full text of some government databases, such as the EPA Clean Air Act database, and abstracts of other reports, like the National Technical Information Service's Technical Reports database or the database of Military Standards, with information about how to obtain the full text. (NTIS)
Government Information Locator Service (GILS)
The Government Information Locator Service (GILS) was created in 1994 to provide a mechanism for users to identify, locate, and describe publicly available Federal information resources, including electronic information resources. In the years since GILS was issued, however, advances in technology have made the standard obsolete. The GILS application on GPO Access is no longer being updated and an archived zip file is available. The archive database spans from December 7, 1994 through September 2, 2008.
Government Printing Office Federal Digital System - FDsys
FDsys provides free electronic access to official Federal Government publication. FDsys provides advanced search capabilities and the ability to refine and narrow your search for quick access to the information you need. FDsys offers browsing by collection, Congressional committee, and date. FDsys presents information about Government publications in standard XML formats and gives you the ability to download documents and publications in multiple renditions or file formats.(GPO/FDsys)
Library of Congress Home Page
Retrieve public documents and search the card catalog. Special collections include American Memory and American Treasures with digital images and photographs, as well as access to library services, catalogs of other libraries nationwide and research tools.
MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online. (Federal Depository Library Program)
National Archives: Online Public Access
The Online Public Access prototype is the first step to providing a single search to NARA records from several current systems, including the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD),, and the Electronic Records Archive (ERA). Online Public Access searches all web pages on, and presents those pages in the search results along with any catalog records, biographies or histories from the Archival Research Catalog (ARC) and electronic records from Access to Archival Databases (AAD). Researchers will no longer need to perform separate searches for finding aids or other information related to the records on (NARA)
Along with its sister site, Search presents a no-frills way to search federal, state, and government web sites. Both sites will produce many hits, but you may find the most relevant sites are first in the list. ( - The U.S. Government's Official Web Search
Includes federal, state and local government websites. To limit your search to one or several government domains, use the Advanced search option. (GSA) provides one-stop access to all online U.S. federal government resources. It is a world wide web information portal for the United States Federal Government and a place to find information from local, state and federal government websites. Easy to search by keyword or by topic. Now includes links to State Government and also has added a link to International portals. (GSA)

Government Documents

Federal Documents

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options. Find a nearby Federal depository library that has a particular publication. Click on the title of interest from the search results list. Then click on the Locate in a Library link within the displayed record. Coverage dates from July 1976. Plans are underway to include records for publications back to the late 1800s. (GPO)
Locate a Federal Depository Library in Your Area
Clickable map. The Chicago Headquarters library is a selective depository library. (GPO/FDsys)
U.S. Government Online Bookstore (GPO)
MetaLib, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online. (Federal Depository Library Program)
GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies. The migration of information from GPO Access into FDsys should be complete in 2010. You may browse each collection by date, with a secondary browse by document type, but you may also search the FDsys collections using the Search box at the top of the FDsys home page. The Search box will execute word searches in all collections at once. Advanced search allows you to limit by date or keywords. FDsys also allows command line or range search. Law librarian Peggy Garvin has a good discussion of the advanced searching possible in FDsys in an LLRX article called The Government Domain (GPO/FDsys).
Government Information Online: Ask A Librarian
Free national online information service supported by participating official depository libraries. Participating librarians will try to answer your questions through chat or email. (Illinois State Library)
U.S. Government Information on the Web Subject Index
This useful site leads to a keyword index of government information subject pages. Most of the pages have been compiled by libraries with government document sections. (St. Mary's University, Texas)

State Documents

Checklist of State Documents
The State Documents Section collects state documents for distribution to depository libraries throughout Indiana. The section is also responsible for compiling and making available the Checklist of Indiana State Documents, now available as series of online databases. Included in the collection are state agency reports, periodicals, and journals. For the records of various state agencies, contact the Indiana State Archives. This archive of State Documents Checklists starts with 1990. (Indiana State Library)

Defunct Websites
Internet Archive's subscription service, Archive-It, allows institutions to build and preserve their own web archive of digital content. Subscribers can harvest, catalog, and archive their collections, and then search and browse the collections when complete. Collections are hosted at the Internet Archive data center, and accessible to the public with full text search. (Internet Archive)
Cybercemetery of Former Federal Web Sites
Permanent public access to the Web sites and publications of defunct U.S. government agencies and commissions. (University of North Texas and GPO)
Federal Web Harvests
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) harvests Federal web sites on a recurring basis. That harvested and archived material is then made publicly available at this site on the web. Harvests are currently conducted at the end of each Presidential term (4 years) and Congress (2 years) to provide a macro view of how the government's web presence changes with the election cycles.(NARA)
Finding Old Web Pages
Lists sources for finding Web pages as they used to exist, whether archived or cached, including how to search for a single "cached" copy of a page using one of the search engines. (Gregg Notess) - Rummaging in the Government's Attic
Aims to make available materials unavailable elsewhere. Uses a menu format and a Google site search. (
Wayback Machine

Visit archived versions of Web sites from approximately 1996 to the present.(Internet Archive)

Directories of Lawyers

Findlaw West Legal Directory
Search by location or name. (Findlaw)
Legal Directories Quick Lawyer Search
Website of Legal Directories Publishing Company, publisher of many of the state legal directories. (Legal Directories Publishing Company, Inc.)
Locating Lawyers (including Corporate Counsel): A Brief Overview of Attorney Directories and a 50 State Survey of Online State Bar Directories
Most useful for the state bar sources. Compiled by law librarian Scott Russell. ( Lawyer Locator
Use this Locator to find a lawyer by name. Also search by practice area or location. (Martindale-Hubbell)
Solicitors-Online: The Place to Find Information About Law Firms and Solicitors in England and Wales
(Law Society)

Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Lawyer search. (ARDC)
Illinois Lawyer Finder
(Illinois State Bar Association)
Indiana Roll of Attorneys
(Indiana Supreme Court)
WisBar Lawyer Search
Lawyer Referral and Information Service (Wisconsin Bar)

Legal Associations

American Bar Association
Bar Associations
Links to every state bar, as well as to national and international bar associations. (
Bar Associations
This section includes profiles of and links to state, national and international Bar associations. The information includes current officers,
Directory of Lawyer Disciplinary Agencies
Findlaw Legal Associations and Organizations
There are separate categories for National and Specialty Legal Associations, State and Local Legal Associations, Foreign and International Legal Associations and Other Legal Associations. - Bar Associations Worldwide

State Bar Associations

A Compilation of State Lawyer Licensing Databases
Focuses on websites that help you determine whether a lawyer is currently licensed to practice in a particular state. Compiled by Law Librarians Andrew Zimmerman and Trevor Rosen. (LLRX)
State and Local Bar Associations
Links provided to all state bar associations and to local bar associations. (ABA)

Illinois State Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
WisBar: State Bar of Wisconsin

County or Regional Bar Associations


Chicago Bar Association
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Council of Lawyers
Chicago, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Arlington Heights, Illinois
The 7th Circuit Bar Association
Chicago, Illinois


Allen County Bar Association
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Evansville Bar Association
Evansville, Indiana
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indianapolis, Indiana
Lake County Bar Association
Crown Point, Indiana
St. Joseph County Bar Association
South Bend, Indiana


Dane County Bar Association
Madison, Wisconsin
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Bar Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Other Legal Associations

American Arbitration Association
American Association for Justice - formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America
American Association of Law Schools
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Judicature Society
Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
Federal Bar Association
Federal Court Clerk's Association (FCCA)
Federal Magistrate Judges Association
National Center for State Courts
National Conference of Bankruptcy Clerks

Bar Admissions

ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
(ABA and National Conference of Bar Examiners)
Bar Admissions: An Overview
Site collects and organizes information about bar exams, bar admissions, and reciprocity for the entire United States. (
National Conference of Bar Examiners

Illinois Board of Admissions to the Bar
(Illinois Board of Admissions)
Indiana Board of Law Examiners
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners
(Wisconsin Bar)

Continuing Legal Education

Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education
Admission and Discipline Rule 29 (the CLE Rule), Admission and Discipline Rule 30. (Attorney Specialization), Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules (ADR Rules and Courses.) (State of Indiana)
Wisconsin Lawyer
Full text search of current or past issues back to 2002 or browse by topic. (Wisconsin State Bar)
Practicing Law Institute

Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Includes a state-by-state summary of MCLE State Requirements. (ABA)

Legal Publishers

Used and Out of Print Books
Realtime information about over 150 million books available online. A book shopping search engine scans bookseller databases to find new, used, rare, and out of print books. (13th Generation Media)

Legal Employment

Firm Salaries & Other Statistics Charts
Individual firm salaries, bonus information. (
Job-Hunt.Org: Law and Law Enforcement Jobs
Legal job site links. (
Legal jobs and career information. (
Job Searcher's Guide to Online Job Sites
List of the top job searching sites online. Includes information about the privacy practices at each site. (World Privacy Forum)
NALP Directory of Legal Employers
Current year's directory online. Quick search and advance search. (NALP)
Public Service Law Network. Organizations that fund fellowships and are interested in sponsoring public interest fellows and hiring public interest lawyers. (NALP)
U.S. Government's official site for jobs and employment information. (OPM)

Law School Sites & Library Catalogs

All Law Schools

ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools
Searchable Edition of the ABA-LSAC Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools. (Law School Admission Council/ABA)
Association of American Law Schools
Click on About AALS and go to "Member Schools" on the resulting menu for a list linking to the member and non-member fee-paid schools of The Association of American Law Schools. (AALS)
Law Schools: USA
A - Z links to Law School Home Pages. (Findlaw)
USA Law Schools By State
Each listing has a link to the law school home page, the law library WWW page, the law library online catalogue (this may be a telnet link), law reviews and journals of the school, the university home page, a Princeton Review article on the school and the admissions address of the law school. (Findlaw)

Illinois Law Schools

Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law Catalog - I-Share
DePaul University College of Law
DePaul Univerity Library Catalog - I-Share
John Marshall Law School
John Marshall's Louis L. Biro Law Library Catalog - WebPAC PRO
Loyola University School of Law, Chicago
Loyola University Catalog - Pegasus
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Northern Illinois University Library Catalog - I-Share
Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University Library Catalog - NUCat
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Southern Illinois University School of Law Library - Catalog
University of Chicago Law School
University of Chicago Library Catalog
University of Illinois College of Law
University of Illinois Online Library Catalog
Formerly called ILLINET. I-Share includes the resources of 76 Illinois libraries belonging to CARLI, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois.

Indiana Law Schools

Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
Indiana University Library Catalog - IUCAT
Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis
Indiana University Library Catalog - IUCAT
University of Notre Dame Law School
University of Notre Dame Kresge Law Library Catalog
University Libraries of Notre Dame Catalog
Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso University Library Catalog

Wisconsin Law Schools

Marquette University Law School
Marquette University Catalog - MARQCAT
University of Wisconsin Law School
University of Wisconsin Catalog - MadCat

Missouri Law Schools

Saint Louis University School of Law
Omer Poos Law Library Catalog
University of Missouri Columbia Law School
University of Missouri Columbia Law School Catalog - MERLIN
Washington University School of Law
Washington University Law Library Catalog

Library Catalogs

Find items in nearby libraries. Find books, music, and videos to check out. Find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded. Link to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your library. Item records in WorldCat now include a Cite/Export link - located on the toolbar at the upper right - which provides bibliographic citations for that item in five common citation styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian. (OCLC)

Law Journals

State Bar Journals

Illinois Bar Journal
Available free to ISBA members. Members and nonmembers can view the contents of the latest issue. Members can view current and back issues, subject-matter indexes or beginning with the November 1998 issue, search the full text. (Illinois State Bar)
Indiana's Res Gestae
Articles are not currently available on the website. Writing guidelines and current ad rates are on the site. Res Gestae is held in the South Bend and Indianapolis branch libraries. (Indiana State Bar)
Indiana Lawyer
Selected stories available. (IBJ Corp.)
Wisconsin Lawyer
Look to the right hand column to search by Keyword, Title, or Author. Also search current or past issues back to 2002, search by Topic or be taken directly to court history articles. (Wisconsin State Bar)

Other Law Journals

Current Law Journal Content
Updating of CLJC ceased on May 13, 2011. Existing indexing (approximately 2000 - April 2011) will remain searchable This free service can be used in a variety of ways. Display all the tables of contents for issues added during a user selected date range; Search for words in article citations (author/title/abstract/journal-name fields); Link to tables of contents for any one of over 1200 individual law journals; Link from authored article citations to corresponding retrieval possibilities in Lexis, Westlaw, or HeinOnline, in which case passwords and an account will be required. Also, the service will supply an RSS feed listing new journal issue contents. (Washington and Lee)
Google Scholar - Searching Law reviews and journals
Use Google Scholar to search Legal opinions and journals and then use the drop down menu to select "articles excluding patents." Google provides free full text searching but only limited full text access. (Google)
Guide to Short Form Open Access Legal Publications
These are publications that provide a forum for scholarly and timely exchanges on new developments and issues. Prepared by law librarian Ken Strutin. (LLRX)
Law Reviews Online
Sites offering free and complete access to the full text of articles and notes in complete issues. Sites offering only table of contents or abstracts are not included. (Library of Congress)
Register and Read - JSTOR
Register & Read offers individual scholars and researchers free, read-online access to approximately 1,300 journals and 4.5 million articles. Sign up now for a JSTOR account and, every two weeks, read up to three articles for free.
University Law Review Project
Joint venture of Findlaw, Cornell LII, Stanford and Jurist. Allows a full text search of many American law journals and offers abstracts of new articles by e-mail.
Washlaw Web
Some full text searching of law reviews. (Washburn)

Legal Blogs

ABA Blawg Directory
Organizes legal "blawgs" alphabetically, by author type, region and law school. (ABA)
Blawg: Your Source for Legal Blogs, Podcasts and News Feeds
This comprehensive directory of law oriented blogs has added podcasts and RSS feeds to the directory and will continue to focus on new trends in communicating within the legal community. (Bill Gratsch)
Legal Blawgs by Topic
Web archive of over 100 legal blogs starting with posts from 2007. Retrieve blog postings using keywords or browse by subject, name, or title. (Law Library of Congress)
Federal Civil Practice Bulletin
Blog dedicated to federal civil practice and procedure. (A. Benjamin Spencer)
How Appealing
Blog devoted to appellate litigation. (Howard Bashman)
Blog devoted to Supreme Court. (Goldstein & Howe)
Sentencing Law and Policy
Law professor Douglas Berman's blog is the "chronicler of the sweeping effect of the Blakely v. Washington ruling on the nation's courts." (Douglas Berman)
Indiana Law Blog
Focus on Indiana law and interesting developments in law and government. (Marcia J. Oddi)
WisBlawg - From the UW Law Library
Legal research and Internet news with an emphasis on Wisconsin. (U. of Wisconsin Law Library)

Legal News

American Lawyer
(American Lawyer Media)
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
Headlines only. Full text requires a subscription. (Law Bulletin Publishing Co.)
FindLaw Legal Pulse
Indiana Lawyer
(IBJ Publishing)
Jurist: Legal News & Research
National Law Journal

News of Interest to the Judiciary

CNN/Time All
For timely information on Politics. Also see the CNN/Law Center for legal headlines.
House Floor Proceedings
Located in the center of the page, when the House is in session, floor business is reported in reverse chronological scroll. In addition, this site affords users access to legislative information. Reported floor activity pertaining to a particular bill links directly to the text and the status of that bill via THOMAS.
Project Vote Smart
This is a good site for nonpartisan information - biographies, campaign finances, issue stands, and more - about state and federal candidates and elected officials. There is also material on elections and governmental units.
Roll Call Online
Plug into Congress with this Washington D.C. newspaper, including news, politics, policy and commentary. (Roll Call)
Third branch: The Newsletter of the Federal Courts
he Third Branch newsletter is no longer published in print, but articles from past issues remain accessible and searchable in the online archives from 1995. (AOUS)

Judicial Nominations

ABA Ratings for Federal Judicial Nominees
Ratings from the 101st Congress to the present. (ABA)
Judges and Judgeships
Information about judicial vacancies and authorized judgeships. Article III Judges only. (AOUS)
Judicial Nominations
Browse nominees by Congress, jurisdiction, nominating President and status in the nominating process. Search for nominee by name. (Yale Law School)
(American Constitution Society)
Presidential Nominations
Searchable. Presidential Nomination number, date the nomination was received by the committee, legislative actions, and the nominee. Since 1987. (Library of Congress)
Senate Nominations Page
Links to documents listing nominations received from the President during the current Congress that are currently pending in committee, pending on the calendar, confirmed by the Senate, and withdrawn by or returned to the President. (U.S. Senate)

General Resources

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Browse alphabetically, by category or use the search box. (Stands4LLC)
Acronym Finder
Type in your acronym in the search box. Database of over 1,000,000 acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. (Acronym Finder)
Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Search by publication title or abbreviation. Mainly covers law reports and law periodicals, but some legislative publications and major textbooks are also included.(Cardiff U.)
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
GovSpeak: A Guide to Government Acronyms and Abbreviations
Lists the full names of the agency or program to which they refer and in most cases a link to the official agency website. (UC San Diego Libraries)
Internet Acronym Server
(Silmaril Information Management Consultants)
Selected Sources for Decoding Periodical and Journal Abbreviations
This is a brief list of sources on the Internet and print that decode or index journal abbreviations or list sources that decode such abbreviations.

Address and Telephone Directories

Government Directories

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies
Directory of federal agencies. (
State Legislatures, State Laws and State Regulations Web Site Links and Telephone Numbers
Scrolldown page with links to laws and regs and telephone numbers to state government operators, legislative assemblies, legislative reference centers, and state law libraries. (LLSDC)
U.S. Government Telephone and E-Mail Directories
Federal government telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for selected agencies and the Congress. (

Personal and Business Directories

AnyWho: Finding People, Places and Businesses
Yellow pages, White pages, Reverse Look-up of phone numbers, Area/Zip Code Lookup and Maps. The personal identifying information available on AnyWho is provided solely by Intelius, Inc. and is derived from Public Records, Publicly Available Information and Commercial Records. Yellow Pages listings (searches by category or name) are obtained from and are updated on a regular basis. (AnyWho, a servicemark of AT&T)
AT&T Directory Assistance
Use the online directory to find phone numbers, addresses, maps and directions for businesses and people in the U.S. AT&T recently updated the information listing to provide better results.(AT&T)
Dex Media is the official directory provider for Qwest telephone listings for Qwest's 14 state region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Find a Person with People Search and Reverse Phone Number Search. Find a Business with What and Where fields, Reverse Lookup for phone and address. (Dex Media)
Dex Media is the official directory provider for Qwest telephone listings for Qwest's 14 state region, which includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. White pages with People Search, Reverse Number Search and Reverse Address Search. Yellow pages with What and Where fields. (Dex Media)
An interconnected network of millions of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments and then form connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections’ connections, and the people they know, linking you to a vast number of professionals and experts. (LinkedIn Corp.)
Reverse Directory Phone Book for White Pages, Yellow Pages and Reverse Street Address
Gathers all the reverse directory search engines on one page. Other searches, like person finders, dictionaries and so forth also available.(
Switchboard:Your Digital Directory
Find a Person, a Business, Reverse Look-up of phone numbers, Area and Zip Codes. (SuperMedia LLC)
Yahoo! People Search
Yahoo! has a US Phone and Address Search and also an E-Mail search. Email addresses are gathered from Yahoo! users. (Yahoo)
ZoomInfo Directory: Search for Business Contacts
People profiles include work history, education, affiliations and 10 years of Web references (awards, personal interests, etc.) including items not available elsewhere online.(Zoom Information Inc.)

Meta-Search Sites

Infobel World Telephone Directories on the Web
An index of links to online telephone, fax and business directories from over 216 countries around the world. (Kapitol)
MelissaData Free Lookups
Address and street data, area codes, zip codes, maps and more. (MelissaData)

Area Codes and Zip Codes

Area Code Maps
U.S. and Canadian area code maps. (NANPA)
List of locations for all area codes in the USA, Canada and several Caribbean Islands. (
Fone Finder
Fone Finder finds the geographic location of any phone number in the world. Key in a phone number, and it will give you the city, state, country, a flag, map, and links to the area. Fone Finder can also find the country code, area code, and prefix given the city name. (Primeris, Inc.)
Zip Code Lookup

International Calling Codes

AT&T International Dialing Guide and Access Codes
International Dialing Codes
Table lists international direct dialing prefixes. (
International Dialing Codes
If you need to make a phone call to someone in another country and you are not quite sure how to dial the number, then this service should help you. Tells you what to dial and gives you a local time comparison. (Time and Date AS)

Almanacs and Factbooks

Country Studies and Area Handbooks
Online versions of books previously published in hard copy. Description and analysis of the historical setting and the social,economic, political and national security systems of over 100 countries and regions. (Library of Congress)
infoplease: All the knowledge you need
Online almanac is browseable by subject and searchable. Sections full of facts on World, People, U.S., Sports, Entertainment, Weather, Health, Finance and Business, Living, Society, and Science. (Family Education Network)
World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map. Downloadable by country. (CIA)
International Country Profiles
Guide to history, politics and economic background of countries. (BBC)
World Factbook
Sections on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational issues. Downloadable by country. (CIA)


ASAE's Gateway to Associations Online
Searchable database of associations. Can be searched by name, category or state. (ASAE)
Associations on the Net
Guide to web sites of prominent organizations and associations. (IPL)

Automobile Values

CarTalk Car Reports
Free online report. Search by year and model. (
Edmund's Automobile Buyer's Guides
New car pricing and used car values back to 1990.'s True Market Value is a proprietary system that takes into account market variables to provide information on what you should pay for a new vehicle - or what you should expect to pay or receive for a used vehicle. TMV pricing has national coverage, with regionalized values throughout the United States. (
Kelley Blue Book
Used car bluebook values from 1990 as well as new car pricing. Gives trade-in value if you are going to purchase from or sell to a dealer and private party value if you intend to purchase from or sell to another consumer. Also values Motorcycles, Personal Watercraft and Snowmobiles. Older and Collector cars, Recreation Vehicles, Motor Homes and Travel Trailers values are not available on the Internet at this time. (Kelley Blue Book)
New car pricing and covers used cars, trucks, SUVs, Vans and minivans back to 1981, as well as classic and collectible cars from 1926-1980. Also values Motorcycles, ATVs, Personal Watercraft and Snowmobiles, Boats, Recreational Vehicles, Airplanes and Manufactured Housing. (NADA Appraisal Guides)

Bible and Other Sacred Texts

All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
Enables you to go to one page to search several Bible resource sites. (Dr. Mark Goodacre, U. of Birmingham)
Bible Gateway
Search for biblical references in nine languages and multiple Bible versions, including the following versions in English: Darby, King James (KJV), New American Standard Version (NASB), New International Version (NIV), Revised Standard Version (RSV), and Young's Literal Translation (YLT) . Also includes the Arabic Book of Life, the Chinese Gospels, Farsi New Testament, and Maylayalam New Testament. (Gospel Communications Network)
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Click on topics list on the left to get to electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore. (
The Unbound Bible
A collection of searchable Bibles consisting of 10 English versions, Greek and Hebrew Versions, 4 ancient versions and 42 versions in other languages. (Biola University)

Search by entering a name into the search box, or scroll through an alphabetical list. (A&E)
Political Graveyard - A Database of Historical Cemeteries (The Web Site That Tells Where the Dead Politicians are Buried or The Internet's Most Comprehensive Source of U.S. Political Biography)
Originally begun as a listing of the burial places of every significant American politician who ever lived, this site is a research tool filled with biographical information about Presidents, Congressmen, Senators, and Governors from America's past. The author of this site uses the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress, but also obtains information from many other biographical sources including state legislative manuals, the Congressional Directory, newspaper obituaries, library vertical files, and genealogists and political historians. The site includes everyone who served in the Presidency or Vice-Presidency, the Cabinet, the U.S Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court, or as Governor of any state. Politicians (over 18,000) are listed in alphabetical order, by state and offices held, by state and country of birth or death, by date born or died, and by many other categories. . (Lawrence Kestenbaum)
Uncle Sam - Who's Who in the Federal Government
(U. of Memphis)

Books Online

Search Tools with Links to E-Text/E-Books Sites

Electronic Text Archives - Open Directory
Use the search box to look for your text title. (DMOZ)
Google Books
Do a search and when Google finds a book whose content contains a match for your search terms, you will see some basic information about the book. You may also see a few snippets of text from the book showing your search term in context. If the publisher or author has given permission, you will see a few full pages from the book and if the book is out of copyright, you'll be able to page through the entire book. In all cases, you'll see links that lead directly to online bookstores where you can buy the book. (Google)

Major Free E-Text Collections on the Internet Books Online
Online verse, fiction and nonfiction, as well as reference works. (
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. (Lund U. Libraries)
Electronic Books
A comprehensive site that links to sources of books on line, to book publishers, to bookstores. (U. of Texas Libraries)
Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
(U. of Pittsburgh)
Google ebookstore
Contains 3 million volumes, most of which are free public domain works. Others are paid titles. The books can be read online through a Google reading interface or on a number of tablet and e-reader devices. (Google)
Humanities Text Initiative
Online access to full text works which are searchable and browseable within each collection. There are many collections including: American Verse prior to 1920, Modern English from Aesop's Fables to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and 15,000 IPL Online Texts. (U. of Michigan)
IPL Online Texts Links
Rather than continuing to maintain its own index of online texts, the IPL now recommends a number of other worthwhile resources for this information (IPL)
Online Books Page
browse or search thousands of online books by author, title, subject or serial title. (John Mark Ockerbloom)
Open Library
Goal is to provide a page on the web for every book ever published. At its heart, Open Library is a catalog. They have well over 20 million edition records online, provide access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when able to. The secondary goal is to get users as close to the actual document as they can, whether that is a scanned version courtesy of the Internet Archive, or a link to a bookstore where you can purchase your own copy. (Internet Archive)
Perseus Digital Library
Includes Greek and Latin classical texts available in English, as well as an English Renaissance library focusing on Shakespeare and Marlowe, and a London library focusing on Dickens. The collection will continue to add more online texts. The site is not working right now, but we will leave it on. (Tufts U.)
Read Print
Search for books, poems, and short stories by author or title. (Read Print)
Social Science Research Network - SSRN
Open access electronic repository for articles. Composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, including a Legal Scholarship Network which is a good place to look for law review articles that are not yet published or for working papers and drafts. Requires free registration. (Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.) A similar network is the BePress Legal Repository from the Berkeley Electronic Press.

Book Reviews

Book Reviews - Bookspot
Links to book reviews in newspapers, magazines and online. Also organizes by genre. (StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc.)
New York Review of Books
Includes a searchable index of the magazine's contents. The current issue is available in full text. Complete searchable index of the magazine's contents from 1963 to the present. The site currently offers free access to the full text of several hundred articles from the Review, both recent and from years past (including the complete first issue).(
New York Times on the Web - Books Section
Use the search feature at the top of the page to search the full text archive of reviews, news and author interviews since 1981. (NYT)

Purchasing and Valuation of Used Books
Abebooks is the world's largest online marketplace for used, rare, and out-of-print books. Over 13,500 booksellers list on Abebooks. (Advanced Book Exchange)
AddALL : Book Search and Price Comparison
Search for a book and get a price comparison chart with price and shipping costs from many book selling sites. (
Instant book valuations. (PBA Galleries)
Realtime information about over 150 million books available online. A book shopping search engine scans bookseller databases to find new, used, rare, and out of print books. ( Search for Books and Compare Prices
Search by title, author, subject or ISBN. (Glenn Fleishman)


Calculators On-Line Center
Contains over 23,000 calculators created by individuals, businesses & tax supported entities world wide. Part of Martindale's Reference Desk. (Jim Martindale)
Dictionary of Units
Units of measurement with the appropriate conversion factors needed to change them into a 'standard' unit. (Cleave Books)
Financial Calculators
( Also see: Financial Calculators from, Financial Calculators from Financial Calculators, Inc. or Calculators from Choose to Save.
Mortgage Calculator
A dynamic mortgage calculator. (Karl Jeacle)
Convert just about anything to anything else. (Robert Fogt)
Universal Currency Converter
This is the Full Universal Currency Converter which contains currency information on 180 currencies in over 250 geographical locations. There is also a Standard Universal Currency Converter that does not have such a long list to scroll through. (Xenon Laboratories Incorporated)

An alternative currency converter is found at The Currency Site. In addition to the currency converter, it includes traveler aids such as the ability to print out a walletsize "currency cheatsheet" or order foreign currency or traveler's checks. (Oanda)

Historical foreign exchange rates from 1971 to present may be found at the Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.10 - Foreign Exchange Rates site.

To find the exchange rate for any year or range of years between the U.S. dollar and forty one other countries between 1913 and 2010, use Exchange Rates Between the United States Dollar and Forty-one Currencies. (Institute for the Measurement of Worth)

To find the purchasing power of money in the U.S. from 1774 to 2010, use Purchasing Power of Money in the United States. (Institute for the Measurement of Worth)

Calendars and Time

Calendar Zone
Collection of links to calendars of all sorts. (Janice McLean)
Official U.S. Time
Also has a World Time Zone Map.
(NIST and USNO).
Time and
Easy way to search for time in different cities of the world. (Time and Date)
Good collection of perpetual calendars, holiday dates, leap years. (
World Time Server:Current Local Time and Date in Any Zone
Provides current local times and makes real time adjustments for Daylight Saving Time. (Chaos Software Group)

Colleges & Universities

Web U.S. Higher Education
Lists Universities and Community Colleges. Organizes by State and Alphabetically. (U. of Texas, Austin)
Canadian Universities
Universities Worldwide
(Klaus Forster)

Company Information

A.M. Best Search
Locate content from a variety of A.M. Best sources, including all of site, insurance ratings, companies and news. Requires registration. (Best)
Links to the reports on the companies' web sites.View annual reports in either html or pdf format after searching for a company alphabetically, by company name, or by ticker symbol. (
Business Reference Services (Library of Congress)
Starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Bibliographies and Guides and Internet Resources. (Library of Congress)
Deloitte Taxation and Investment Guides and Country Highlights
Designed for businesses that operate in a crossborder context, providing essential information on the latest legislative and regulatory changes and operating conditions in more than 130 jurisdictions. (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu)
Doing Business: Measuring Business Regulations
Looks at small and medium-size companies and measures the regulations applying to them through their life cycle. (World Bank Group)
Exempt Organizations Select Check
Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: Are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Publication 78 Exempt Organizations data),Have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List), or Have filed a Form 990-N annual electronic notice (e-Postcard). (IRS)
Forbes Company Lists
Includes Forbes 500. (Forbes)
Foundation Center: Your Gateway to Philanthropy on the World Wide Web
Click on Foundation Finder to receive free information about 73,000 nonprofit organizations, including the most recent IRS990-PF filing in pdf format. (Foundation Center)
Guides to Doing Business
More than 130 guides to doing business for countries, states and provinces. (LexMundi)
GuideStar: The Donor's Guide to the Charitable Universe
Searchable database of more than 1 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. (Philanthropic Research, Inc.)
Hoover's is a subscription service that provides less-detailed company, industry, and executive information to non-subscribers. After you have entered a search term, the "Company Results" will lead you to the free links. (Hoover's, Inc.) - U.S. Small Business Administration
Site tools include complete information for your business; about the SBA; the Offices of Advocacy, Inspector General and Ombudsman; and Forms. (U.S. Small Business Administration)
Find addresses, telephone numbers, catalogs and company website links. (Thomas Publishing) A similar industrial directory site is MacRae's Blue Book. (Owen Media Partners)
Yahoo Finance Search
Complete company profiles including address, officers, financials, investment prospects. (Yahoo)

Corporation Status

Illinois Business Services
Click on Corporate/LLC Search to check name availability, date of incorporation and current status of Illinois corporations. (Illinois Secretary of State)
Indiana Corporations
General information, including corporation forms, and Corporation Online, for business entity name search, name availability, and certificates of existence. (Indiana Secretary of State)
Wisconsin Corporations Home Page
Find the legal name, date of incorporation and current status of all Wisconsin corporations. (Wisconsin Dept. of Financial Institutions)
Business Filings Databases
Lists all states that make Corporate and Business filings available online. Compiled by law librarian Kathy Biehl. (LLRX)

Collected Business Resources

ALA Best of the Best Business Web Sites
Compiled by Business Reference and Services Section of American Library Association. (ALA)
Top 15  Most Popular Business Sites
FRom EbizMBA Here are the 15 Most Popular Business Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a constantly updated average of each website's Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast."*#*" Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data.".
Business Research Guide
Includes more than 3000 selected business and managemen t-related Internet resources. (Rutgers U.)
Business Related Sites
(UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication)

Stock Values

Big Charts Historical Stock Quotes
This site will give you closing price stock quotes back to 1985. Go down to the middle of the page, enter the stock symbol, then type in the day you need to check on, and click the "Look Up" button. If you click on the tab for Quotes, you could set up a Favorites page with a group of stock symbols that will pop up every time you return to that tab. Simply type in symbols and click the "Add" button. (
Yahoo Historical Stock Quotes
Yahoo! Finance offers access to historical quote data in tabular format in several timeframes: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Dividends. These Historical Quotes include notations for all splits and dividend distributions during the date range covered. Open, high, low and close quotes are not adjusted for splits or dividends. An additional column, Adjusted Close, is provided which is the close price adjusted for all splits and dividends. You may choose the date range of the data displayed, change the ticker symbol query, or switch to a different timeframe format. If the data requested is beyond the range of historical quotes available through Yahoo! Finance, all available data within the range will be displayed. Historical Quotes typically do not go back further than 1962. (Yahoo)


DOE-CIRC Home Page
The Cyber Incident Response Capability site helps you deal with virus warnings. (Dept. of Energy)
Wi-Fi-FreeSpot Directory
List of Wi-Fi locations that offer free wireless Internet access. (Wi-Fi Alliance)

Dictionaries and Translations

Collected Dictionary Sites

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Searchable assortment of dictionaries, including a Dictionary of Idioms. (Cambridge U. Press)
One-Look Dictionary
Excellent way to search online through more than 1000 specialized and general reference dictionaries. The "browse Dictionaries" link at the top right allows you to search dictionaries by subject area. (Study Technologies)
RhymeZone: Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, antonyms, definitions, homophones, similar sounding words, match consonants, related words, similar spellings, match letters, search for pictures and search in Shakespeare. (Datamuse)
Visual Dictionary Online
Includes images along with the word and its definition. (Merriam-Webster)
Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to New Words
Website devoted to new words and phrases that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites and other recorded sources. (Paul McFedries and Logophilia Limited)
General or specialized words in literally thousands of English and foreign-language dictionaries. Seeks to link to all the creditable dictionaries, glossaries and word lists available on the Web. (

Dictionaries with Audio Word Pronunciations

Merriam-Webster OnLine
Includes audio word pronunciations wherever you see a red audio icon. Dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish and medical. (Merriam-Webster)
Voice of America Pronunciation Guide
Audio pronunciations of the names of world leaders. (VOA)


One-Look Reverse Dictionary
Describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. (Study Technologies)
Roget's International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
Roget's Thesaurus - ARTFL Project
Online searchable 1911, supplemented 1991, version. (U. of Chicago)
WordNet: Lexical Database for English
Online reference tool that will give synonyms, hyponyms, hypernyms and other variations on a word. (Princeton)
WordWeb Online
International dictionary and word finder covering American, British, Australian, Canadian and Asian English spellings and words. (WordWeb)


Bing Translator
Provides text and website translation, a bilingual viewer, an auto-detect feature, and various tools to aid in translation. There is a translation "bot" and a button for your toolbar, as well as an installer to add Microsoft supported translation languages to Office 2003 and 2007. (Microsoft)
Google Translate
Translate text, entire web pages or documents automatically. Perform cross-language searches between any two languages that are offered. There is also a "Detect Language" option to help you automatically identify the language of the text you're trying to translate. Google Translate now supports 51 languages,and 2550 language pairs, including all 23 official EU languages. (Google)

You can translate emails with Gmail, webpages using Google Toolbar, RSS feeds in Google Reader and documents within Google Docs. There is also a Translator Toolkit that includes translation search , bilingual dictionaries, and collaboration.

IATE - InterActive Terminology for Europe
In IATE you can find EU-specific terminology and jargon, as well as terms from all sorts of areas, such as law, agriculture, information technology and many others. IATE has 8.4 million terms, including approximately 540,000 abbreviations and 130,000 phrases, and covers all 23 official EU languages. New terms are added every day and the contents are constantly updated. The IATE web site is administered by the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union in Luxembourg. (IATE)
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
Translates English to Latin and Latin to English. (University of Notre Dame)
SYSTRANet: Your Free Online Translator
Translate text and webpages. There is also a dictionary. If you enter a free registration, you can access foreign language RSS feeds in the language of your choice; file translation of doc, docx, htm, rtf and txt files while preserving the layout; and can create a personal "My Dictionary". (SYSTRAN)
Online French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish translation dictionaries. ( - Translate Between Languages
Links to additional translation sites. (

Electronic Citation Style

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper
Charts show how to cite different categories of material according to APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian and CSE. (Duke Libraries)
Brief Guide to Citing Government Publications
Most common examples of government document citations. (U. of Memphis)
Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide
Humanities style and author-date style. (U. of Chicago)
Citing Electronic Sources
Links to sites that recommend electronic citation styles for referencing WWW sources, e-mail, mailing list messages, and CD-ROMS. Includes MLA and APA style guides. (Internet Public Library)
Citing Records in the National Archives of the United States
Guidelines for citing unpublished NARA records. The guidelines cover citations to textual records, microform records, nontextual archives (i.e., photographic records, posters, motion pictures, tape recordings, cartographic records, and architectural drawings), electronic records, and online references.(NARA)
Internet Citation Guides: Citing Electronic Sources in Research Papers and Bibliographies
This guide was recently redone and provides information about citing sources according to different styles. Select the tab for the style you are using. Print manuals and electronic sources with examples of citations for different types of sources are included. (U. of Wisconsin Memorial Library)
Item records in WorldCat now include a Cite/Export link - when you are at your item's page, the link is located on the toolbar at the upper right - and provides bibliographic citations for that item in five common citation styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian. (OCLC)


Forms from the Feds
(U. of Memphis)
LexisOne Free Forms
Registration is required, but over 6000 forms may be accessed at no charge. (LexisNexis) Forms
Forms needed for the government services most used by the public, including GSA Standard and Optional Forms. (GSA)
U.S. Court Forms by Category
Includes Official Bankruptcy Forms Procedural Forms and Instructions.(AOUS)

Illinois Publications - State Forms
Each link leads to a set of forms. (State of Illinois)
Indiana Court Forms
This site includes links to forms for use in Indiana trial courts and appellate courts. Administrative and other forms can be found using the links to the right. (Indiana Courts)
Indiana State Forms:
(State of Indiana)
Wisconsin Bar Downloadable Forms
Wisconsin practice forms, court forms, state agency forms and Federal court and agency forms. (Wisconsin Bar)
Wisconsin State Law Library - Legal Forms
Links to Wisconsin Court Forms, Agency Forms, Forms by County, Federal Court Forms, Federal Agency Forms, Forms From Other States, Forms by Topic, Sample Forms and Forms For Sale. (WSLL)

General Search Engines

If you search and cannot find something, change queries or change search engines. All search engines index different sites, so you will get different results with each search engine. Call your librarian for help with your search.

For help in learning how to search most effectively, follow the U.C. Berkeley Library's five step Recommended Search Strategy.

This site offers additional web searching tips:
The first search result is assumed to be the most relevant by Ask and shows up at the top of the page. Search types: Web, images, news, q&a, city, maps, tv listings, events, recipes, videos, shopping, and blogs. If you have a question, type your question in the search box, such as "what is the fastest animal?" and will deliver what it considers to be the best results for your search. (
Search images, videos, shopping, news, maps, travel, local, and reference. (Microsoft)
Search the Web or the Gigablast Directory. (Gigablast, Inc.)
It is worth your time to become familiar with the special Google features that are listed under More Google Products.
  • Go to Google Help for links to all the Google help centers.
  • Go to basic search help to learn how to search Google.
  • Use Google Scholar to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. Also has the ability to search legal opinions and law journals.

  • Google facilitates finding maps, business and public residential telephone numbers and addresses. To locate a map, enter a city name or zip code. Find a business by entering its telephone number. Find a residential address or telephone number by entering an individual's name or a combination of name and address. You can also run a reverse look-up of a residential telephone number.

  • To search for phrases on Google, use a word-sized asterisk, or an asterisk in place of a word. For instance, the search: ruth * ginsburg, will find Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Google searches .pdf files. Limit your search to .pdf files only by typing in the search box: filetype:pdf as well as your search terms. Google searches in 13 different types of files. Go to Google File Types for a fuller explanation.
HathiTrust: A Shared Digital Repository
Digital repository supported by major research libraries covering almost 10 million digitized volumes. The search supports fulltext and catalog searching and search by collections. For bibliographic information go to the HathiTrust Digital Library Search in the Mirlyn Library Catalog to search all of the repository's holdings. (HathiTrust)
Infomine - Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information. Built by librarians. (U. of California, Riverside)
Yahoo! has a feature called Search Assist. This is a box that drops down below the search box with suggested search terms based on what has been typed in the search box. If you choose one of the suggestions, you will see related terms. If you click on one of them you will be taken to a list of sites and can also "Explore Concepts" and branch off into other areas. (Yahoo)
  • Yahoo can be searched by keyword, but it may also be searched as a directory at Yahoo!.


Metaindexes or meta-search engines allow you to enter one search and have it run in several search engines at one time. A search in a meta-search engine takes longer to run, but should retrieve more complete results because it uses several search engines at once.

Includes Google, Bing,and Yahoo.
MetaCrawler may send your query to several Web search engines, including Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Submits your query to multiple search engines simultaneously. Searches Google, Blekko, DMOZ and Bing. (CBS Interactive)
Submits query to several major search engines, sorts results by your choice of relevance, popularity, title, source or domain, and offers the option to see a snapshot of each webpage. Includes Yahoo, Bing, Gigablast,and Altavista. (ZapMeta, Inc.)

Search Switching Sites

These sites are all-in-one search pages that gather many search engines on one site, so you can easily try different search engines one at a time without having to retype your search. Search Different!
Multipurpose search service. The default tool is a search box where you insert keywords, then click on one of many search engines in the box below to perform the search on several search engines, all with no retyping. You can search: web, image, reference, news, price (comparison shopping and auctions), blogs, audio/video (including pod casts), and torrent. Each one has its own group of search engines. Three tabs that contain special tools. The URL tab has some useful webmaster tools: You can search Yahoo!, Google, and MSN for backlinks and for indexed pages from any site. You can validate HTML, CSS, Feed, accessibility, and more. There is also trend search, keyword density search, whois search, and more. Use the Custom tab to add search engines from an extensive list including vertical search engines and search engines from around the world. The Trovando tab gives you access to information about Trovando and leads to a Firefox plugin and a toolbar for Internet Explorer. (Trovando)
TurboScout: Access All Search Engines Without Retyping
Enter keywords above, then click a search provider below. (TurboScout)
Zuula BETA
The home page is a simple search box, but once you perform a keyword search, the first set of results opens on a page with additional search engine tabs so the search can be performed using a different search engine. Zuula also has a search history function displayed on the left. (Zuula LLC)

Searching the Invisible Web

The "invisible" or "deep" web refers to sites with content that cannot be retrieved using the regular search engines but instead require the use of a direct query to retrieve the data. The sites listed below gather lists of "deep" websites organized by category.

The Berkeley library staff suggests using Google and other search engines to locate searchable databases by searching a subject term and the word "database."

Deep Web Research 2012
Guide designed to give you the resources to better understand the history of deep web research, as well as various classified resources that allow you to search through the currently available web to find those key sources of information nuggets only found by understanding how to search the "deep web". By law librarian Marcus P. Zillman. (LLRX)
Virtual Technical Reports Center
Links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds. Last revised July 2012. (U. of Maryland)

Subject Searches
Gateway to government science information and research results. searches over 50 databases and over 2100 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results. (
Federated search technology returns relevant results from across the World Wide Web, including blogs, wikis, mainstream searches and deep web sources to one, easily navigable page. Each search is done in real-time, searching the sources you select as if you were entering the search term on each individual website yourself. Duplicates are removed, the results weighed for relevance and then ranked according to how closely it matches your search word or phrase. (Deep Web Technologies)

Searching for Images, Audio and Video

Many of the search engines now facilitate searches for image files. Try going to Google or Yahoo and click on the special image searching tabs. There are also other specialized image files, including:

AOL Video
Video, Web, Audio. (AOL)
Life - Your World in Pictures
Search millions of photos from the LIFE photo archive. Put the word "cover" in your search if you are looking for a certain cover photo. (See Your World LLC)
MorgueFile: Public Image Archive
The morguefile contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site. To acknowledge the artist's accomplishments, it is asked that you credit the photographer when possible. (Morguefile)
NYPL Digital Gallery. (New York Public Library)
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). (Library of Congress)
Wikimedia Commons: Free Media Repository
A media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips).

Government Employees and Benefits

Benefits Calculators Your trusted source for financial information
(Financial Literacy and Education Commission)
Social Security Benefits Planner
Benefits calculator permits you to use different assumptions about your future work to see how they may affect your benefit amounts. The page called Calculators has calculators that will help you decide whether to retire early and take a reduced benefit or wait until full retirement age. (SSA)
Taking The Mystery Out Of Retirement Planning
Interactive worksheets to help you with calculations for retirement. (Dept. of Labor)
Tammy Flanagan's GovExec Archives
Articles about planning for retirement. (National Institute of Transition Planning)

Federal Savings Programs

TreasuryDirect: Savings Bonds, Treasury Bills, Notes and Bonds
(Bureau of the Public Debt)
Thrift Savings Plan
Access your own Thrift Savings Plan at this site, which also includes TSP features, Current information, Rates of return, Financial calculators, Forms & publications. (FRTIB)
U.S. Employees Credit Union
This site now allows Internet access to member accounts and Internet home banking. The Credit Union has five offices in Chicago and 6 ATMs. (USECU)

Other Useful Sites

Post Judgement Interest Rates
Interest allowed on judgments entered in Federal courts. (AOUS)
Principles of Federal Appropriations Law - Red Book
Scroll down and click to see the 5 volume Principles of Federal Appropriations Law in separate pdf files. (GAO)
Phone rate comparison shopping. (
Other comparison shopping sites include:
This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. You can also request your report by phone or mail. (Central Source LLC) Smart, Be Thrifty
Locates shopping-related research: buying guides, expert reviews, consumer reviews, articles, specifications, forums, merchants, and a variety of other relevant information to help you buy the right product. (Become, Inc.)
CrimeReports - Community Policing & Neighborhood Crime Statistics
Enter an address to view crime reports with data provided by police departments. (Public Engines, Inc.)
Elder Resources on the Internet
Comprehensive listing of elder and senior resources and sites on the Internet. (Marcus Zillman)
Family History and Genealogy
Official information and services from the U.S. government for genealogists and family historians. (
  • Also see: for family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. (Church of LDS)
  • Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records - A Genealogy Guide, a directory of links to websites with online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices & registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery & burial records. (Joe Beine)
FDIC: Are My Deposits Insured
The Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator or EDIE can be used online to calculate your FDIC insurance coverage. Make sure that all of the money in your bank deposit accounts is 100% FDIC-insured. (FDIC)
Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
GetHuman Database
Search for companies and find instructions to get to a human when calling a company for customer service. (Paul English)
Home Energy Saver
First web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Know Your Stuff Home Inventory
Insurance Information Institute's free online home inventory software. The information is stored on the Institute's servers. (Insurance Information Institute) The User Manual Site
Free user manuals and owners guides. (OwnerIQ, Inc.)
National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free. Your registration will be effective for five years. (FTC)
Online Data Vendors: How Consumers Can Opt Out of Directory Assistance and Non-public Information
Scroll down to chart listing opt-out websites and addresses, along with the information you will need to opt out. (Privacy Rights Clearinghouse)
Unofficial Problem Bank List
DISCLAIMER: This is an unofficial list, the information is from public sources and while deemed to be reliable is not guaranteed. No warranty or representation, expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein and same is subject to errors and omissions. This is not intended as investment advice. Please contact CR with any errors.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
For patients without prescription coverage and for their caregivers to determine if there are programs they may be eligible for to get the medicines they need. (
Problem Bank List (Unofficial)
DISCLAIMER: This is an unofficial list, the information is from public sources and while deemed to be reliable is not guaranteed. No warranty or representation, expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy of the information contained herein and same is subject to errors and omissions. This is not intended as investment advice. Please contact CR with any errors.NOTE: Columns are sortable - click on column header (Assets, State, Bank Name, Date, etc.). (Calculated Risk Blog)
Most recent recalls issued by the six government regulatory agencies participating in Covers recalls in the following areas: consumer product, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products. (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Telecommuting From Overseas
Using The Internet for offshore communications: telecommuting Links & resources, Internet telephones, Internet fax, Internet videoPhone, Email, Telephones. (
U.S. Office of Special Counsel
Information about political activity of federal government employees, whistleblower disclosures and prohibited personnel practices. (OSC) Your Edge in Real Estate
Fairly complete data in some areas, but little to no data in others. Enter your address to find out your home's market value and the market values of the homes around you. (

Internet Skills

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
Teaches a process that begins with looking at your search results from a search engine or other source, follows through by investigating the content of page, and extends beyond the page to what others may say about the page or its author. (UC Berkeley)


Lib-web-cats (library web sites and catalogs) is a directory of libraries worldwide. (Marshall Breeding)
Search many libraries for an item and then locate it in a library nearby. Find books, music, and videos to check out. Find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded. Link to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your library. (OCLC)

Libraries in Illinois

Chicago Public Library Catalog
Search Illinois Library Catalogs
(State of Illinois)
Illinois State Library

Libraries in Indiana

Indiana Memory database contains primary sources that have been digitized by various libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions in the state. One of the collections is Indiana's Road to Statehood which contains copies of original documents and research materials relating to Indiana's constitutional history. (Indiana State Library)

Libraries in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Law Library

Other Libraries

European Library - The National Libraries of Europe
Links to the websites of national libraries and also allows searching and browsing in the collections. (European Library)
Government Libraries
National and federal agency libraries. (
LibDex: The Library Index
Look under USA. Locates libraries and their online catalogs. Useful if you do not have access to OCLC. (Bixca International Investments)
Library of Congress
State Library Websites
The following directories contain basic information about the state's academic and public libraries and regional public library systems. (WI Department of Public Education.)
World Digital Library
In early stages. Will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials. The objectives of the World Digital Library are to promote international and inter-cultural understanding and awareness, provide resources to educators, expand non-English and non-Western content on the Internet, and to contribute to scholarly research. (UNESCO and Library of Congress)


Geo Search

Flash Earth: Satellite and Aerial Imagery of the Earth in a Flash
Makes it easy to switch between the various aerial and satellite imagery from online mapping websites. (Paul Neave
Learn About Geographical Information Systems
A GIS, geographical information system, is a mapping-technology system which uses hardware, software, data, and people to compile spatial and geographically-based data. In other words, it allows users to display the data visually in the form of maps.  

Map Portals

All the Worlds Maps
A compilation of each nation's maps. (EmbassyWorld)
USGS National Mapping Information
Among other information, links to U.S. Board on Geographic Names which retrieves detailed information about a specific place including elevation, population, description, history notes, variant names. Also tells you what county a city is located in. (USGS)

Maps with Directions

Google Maps, Local Search and Directions
Use the Local Search feature to find where, for instance, you can find free wifi, or pizza, in your zip code area. (Google)
How Far Is It?
Get the distance between two locations, a map showing the two locations and a set of driving directions. This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them, as the crow flies. It also provides a map showing the two places, using the Xerox PARC Map Server and driving directions courtesy of MapQuest. For U.S. locations it will also tell you what county a city is located in. (Bali Online)
Find an address, print out a map or get driving directions from one location to another. Multi-stop Route Builder to add up to 10 locations. Routing options include shortest time, shortest distance, aoid highways, and avoid tolls. (Geosystems Global Corporation)
Yahoo Maps and Driving Directions

Historical and Instructional Maps

Map Collections
Search by keyword, browse by geographic location index, by subject index, creator index or title index. (Library of Congress) National Atlas of the United States of America
After you find a map of the segment of the U.S. that you seek, add overlays to view environmental and demographic information for the area. (U.S. Dept. of the Interior)
National Geographic Map Machine
Tabs for Road maps, Satellite maps, Physical maps and Theme maps. (National
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Collection of online maps, both current and historical, in geographic order. Extensive links to other map collections. (U. of Texas)
World Fact Book
Current world maps. (CIA)

Topographic Maps

Earth Observatory
The purpose of NASA’s Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth’s climate and environmental change. (NASA)
Google Earth
Take a virtual journey. Explore 3D buildings, imagery and terrain.(Google)
Maps, Imagery, and Publications: Aerial Photographs and Satellite Images
Also try USGS
MyTopo Mapserver
Free interactive, online resource for viewing over 70,000 geo-referenced topo maps, nautical charts, aeronautical charts, and aerial photographs. (MyTopo)


Researching Medical Literature on the Internet - 2008
Notes on medical databases found to be reliable and useful. Prepared by law librarian Gloria Miccioli. (LLRX)

Current Medical Research and Clinical Trials The Medical Literature Guide
Free weekly emails with bibliographic lists about new scientific publications in 93 subjects, personal Web pages for one-time download of available abstracts and an overview of the medical literature published in relevant journals over the past 12 to 24 months. Supported by grants from pharmaceutical companies. (Flying Publisher)
Centerwatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Lists research being done by private firms as well as government. Also provides information on the results of clinical trails and of drugs recently approved by FDA. (Centerwatch)
Clinical Trials
Federal and privately supported clinical research. Search by condition and geographical location. NIH Clinical Alerts and Advisories are also provided in cases where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality. (NIH)
PubMed Clinical Queries
Find citations corresponding to a specific clinical study category. (NCBI)


APA Diagnostic Classification - DSM-IV-TR
The site is intended to provide organized access to disorder pages. It is not intended to be complete or to take the place of the manual published by the American Psychiatric Press. (BehaveNet)
Gray's Anatomy
1918 edition of Henry Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body. (Bartleby)
Use the Search MedlinePlus box for good information about medical terms and conditions. MedlinePlus also links to the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary.(NLM)
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary

Drugs and Herbs

About Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products
Search by name. (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) Drug Information Online
Search by drug name or using keyword search. Information is supplied by four independent medical information suppliers. (
Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information
Browse by first letter of generic or brand name drug, herb or supplement. (NLM)
Consumer Web portal of the Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR®). The PDRhealth site offers consumer-friendly explanations of disease states and conditions as well as the safe and effective use of prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as herbal medicines. The drug information on PDRhealth is written in lay terms and is based on the FDA-approved drug information found in the PDR or from manufacturers. It gives consumers plain-English explanations for the safe and effective use of prescription and nonprescription drugs. (Thomson)
PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset
Limit PubMed search results to citations from dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The Office of Dietary Supplements website also includes evidence-based fact sheets for professionals and consumers and access to research on dietary supplements. (ODS and NLM)
RxList:The Internet Drug Index
The RxList database consists primarily of products currently on the U.S. market or close to approval and is compiled by Neil Sandow, Pharm.D., Manager of Automated Technologies for a Major Pharmaceutical Distributor. Information includes: brand names, Formularies, Cost, Boxed warning, Description, Clinical pharmacology , Clinical studies, Indications and usage, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse reactions, Dosage and administration, References, Patient information, How supplied.
Yahoo Drug Index
For each drug includes an overview section as well as a section of precautions and side effects. From Micromedex Thomson Healthcare. (Yahoo)
Healthline's Drug Interactions
Drug interaction checker. Check the interactions of two or more drugs.

Encyclopedias and Online Texts

Growing collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly by typing a concept into the search box and selecting "Go." Books can also be searched individually by clicking on the image of the book cover. (NLM) Reference Centers
Evidence-based content, updated regularly by nearly 10,000 attributed physician authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. The eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base contains articles on nearly 7,000 diseases and disorders and is illustrated with some 30,000 multimedia files. (
Merck Manuals, including the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Online Edition
The Online edition includes over 300 chapters on medical diseases, disorders, and related drug information in 23 specialty areas that include Nutritional Disorders, Cardiovascular Disorders, Infectious Diseases, Gynecology/ Obstetrics, Clinical Pharmacology, and Poisoning. Entries for each disease or disorder provide information such as causes and risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The Manual has an index and includes hyperlinks to chapters, topics, diagrams, and tables throughout the text. Site also includes the Merck Manual Home Health Handbook and the Merck Manual of Patient Symptoms. (Merck)

Medical Images

Medical Image Databases on the Internet
Compilation of databases, directories and search engines leading to medical images. (U. of Texas Health Science Center Library)
Medical Lab Tests
Lab Tests Online
Explains lab tests. (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)

Online Medical Journals

Free Medical Journals
Promoting free access to medical journals. (Bernd Sebastian Kamps)
Medical E-Journals
Links to free full text medical journal articles. (National Library of Medicine)
New England Journal of Medicine
Abstracts or 100 word extracts are available for all articles. Six months after publication, full text of Original (reports of original clinical research) and Special Articles (reports of research on health policy) is available if you register. (Massachusetts Medical Society)
PubMed Central (PMC)
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Physician and Hospital Finders

American Medical Association
Includes a link to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) with issues back to 1997. Also see the AMA DoctorFinder, an online physician locator. (AMA)
Find a Doctor
Help in finding a doctor who specializes in treating specific diseases or conditions. (NLM)
Hospital Compare: A Quality Tool Provided by Medicare
Information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide. (HHS)
Nursing Home Compare
Detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country. (HHS)
State Board Directory
Directory of state medical boards with links to the board sites. (CME)


Diseases Database
Search for information on a disease, symptom, physical sign, non-brand drug or laboratory abnormality. (MOOSe Technology) - Search Engine for Healthcare Resources
Searches over 135 selected healthcare meta search engines and is powered by Google. (Marcus P. Zillman)
Gateway to consumer health and human services information that leads to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as to government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Medicare: Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
Includes Nursing Home Compare and Participating Physician Directory. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
MedicineNet: Health and Medical Information Produced by Doctors
MedicineNet is a network of physician educators dedicated to providing up-to-date, quality medical information for the public. The site includes a medical dictionary, an alphabetical section on diseases and treatments, as well as a pharmacy/drugs section. Part of WebMd. (MedicineNet)
A free medical knowledge base that anyone can read and any registered medical practitioner may edit. Ganfyd is a collaborative medical reference by medical professionals and invited non-medical experts. The site is based around the wiki format, enabling true sharing of knowledge.

Ganfyd was the first of its type and relies on your contributions to make it a truly world-class resource. Ganfyd is a Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) resource. It is suitable for a permanent digested record of the evolving and ephemeral Tweets and blogs

Welcome to where you can publish your review articles, clinical notes, pearls, and medical images on the site. Using a wiki anyone with a medical background can contribute or edit medical articles. The Main focus has been on Cardiology and Electrophysiology but we have started to expand to other specialties.
Full-text, peer-reviewed clinical journal articles from contributing publishers. All articles may be downloaded and printed for individual use. For users interested in researching a clinical topic, Medscape provides a search engine. Also free MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, & TOXLINE access, with more than 9.5 million abstracts from 3,900 medical journals. Links to a medical dictionary, drug information, clinical treatment guidelines and much more. Free registration is required. (Medscape Inc.)
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Source for clinical practice guidelines. Recently published and current American College of Physicians ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines as well as past ACP Guidelines are another source for clinical practice guidelines.(ACP)
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health: The Nation's Medical Research Agency
This site has an A-Z Health Topics section and also leads you to the 27 Institutes, Centers and Offices of the NIH. One of the centers is the National Library of Medicine. (NIH)
National Library of Medicine
  • Quertle The Life sciences Search Engine
    Quertle is a rapidly growing option in the life science search engine area. Quertle is the only major life science search engine to focus on semantic searching to improve the relevance of results. Like PubMed and Google Scholar, Quertle is freely accessible.
  • LOCATORplus
    NLM's web-based online catalog. Allows user to search by author, subject, title, conference name, keyword, and many other specific fields for books, journals, audiovisuals, manuscripts, and other items. Hotlinks to online journals are available from many records. Direct access to a variety of other resources is available from LOCATORplus including MEDLINE, MEDLINEplus, Images of the History of Medicine, TOXNET, HSTAT, and other U.S. medical library catalogs.
  • MEDLINEplus
MEDLINEplus includes information from MEDLINE, links to self-help groups, access to National Institute of Health consumer-related organizations, clearinghouses, health-related organizations, and Clinical Trials. MEDLINE can be searched directly using NLH's Web-based product, PubMed.
  • NLM Databases and Electronic Resources Links to each of the NLM databases.
  • NLM Gateway Search in multiple retrieval systems at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The current Gateway searches MEDLINE/PubMed, TOXLINE Special, LocatorPlus, MedlinePlus,, DIRLINE, Genetics Home Reference, Meeting Abstracts, HSRProj, OMIM, and HSDB.
  • PubMed - Provides free access to MEDLINE and PreMEDLINE with links to participating on-line journals. PubMed also has a clinical query form with built-in search filters for diagnosis, etiology, therapy, and prognosis and provides access to molecular biology databases of DNA/protein sequences.
  • GoPubMed - An alternative interface into the PubMed database. (Transinsight)
  • ToxNet Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

Find a drug abuse treatment program or alcohol abuse treatment program with the Facility Locator sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Newspapers and Magazines

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Search and view newspaper pages from 1880-1922 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. The site currently allows you to view newspaper pages from 1880 to 1922 from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California,Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington and to find information about newspapers published in the United States from 1690 to the present in the Chronicling America Directory. (LC and NEH)
  • Links to other Print News Archives. Includes links to Historical Archives. (JournalismNet)
  • Google has also launched a News Archive Search. Search results include content from a number of sources, including both partner content digitized by Google through their News Archive Partner Program and online archival materials that they have crawled. Search results can include content that is freely accessible as well as content that requires a fee. Articles related to a single story within a given time period are grouped together to allow users to see a broad perspective on the topics they are searching.

    In partnership with a number of North American newspapers, ProQuest and Heritage, Google has begun digitizing printed newspapers, making them both searchable and browsable exactly as they appeared in print, including photographs, headlines, articles and advertisements. Google says you can search the Google News Archive or use the timeline feature after searching Google News. Not every search will trigger this new content, but you can start by trying queries like [Titanic located]. Scanned stories will appear alongside already-digitized material from publications like the New York Times as well as from archive aggregators, and are marked “Google News Archive.” (Google)

  • Google has also launched a Newspaper Digitization Project. In partnership with a number of North American newspapers, ProQuest and Heritage, Google has begun digitizing printed newspapers, making them both searchable and browsable exactly as they appeared in print, including photographs, headlines, articles and advertisements. Google says you can search the Google News Archive or use the timeline feature after searching Google News. Not every search will trigger this new content, but you can start by trying queries like [Titanic located]. Scanned stories will appear alongside already-digitized material from publications like the New York Times as well as from archive aggregators, and are marked “Google News Archive.” (Google)
Google Books - Magazines
Google is in the process of scanning new and old magazines for the Google Books database. There is now a separate entry gateway for magazine search. At the top you will find a search box that lets you limit your search to the content of magazines. Below is a grid featuring the covers of various magazines. Click on the cover of one of them to browse that scanned issue or click on the left column to browse all issues. The magazines are at least one year old, the selection is currently limited and they are all American. (Google)
JSTOR - Early Journal Content
JSTOR's Early Journal Content is published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere and is now available at no charge. Includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences. It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals and represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. No registration is required. Click on the JSTOR icon and use Advanced Search, checking the box "Include only content I can access." (JSTOR)
Allows search by type of magazine, country of origin, or specific magazine title. There is also a sub-page for Newspapers which includes foreign, U.S. and campus newspapers.
Newspaper Map
World map allows search for newspapers by location and filtering by language. (MapLink, Tele Atlas)
Search for newspapers around the world.(
Comprehensive radio station search engine linking to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2,500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world. (Theodric Technologies LLC)
SmallTownPapers: Newspaper Archive
Choose from over 250 small town newspapers. Browse and search scanned newspaper archive from 1865 to the current edition. (SmallTownPapers)
U.S. News Archives on the Web
Volunteers from Special Libraries Association maintain these pages of links to U.S. news archives available on the Web. Searching is free, but charges will generally apply to retrieve the articles. (News Division - SLA) Google also provides a Google News Archive Search which can automatically create timelines.
USNPL: US Newspaper List
Lists newspapers by state, as well as radio stations, college newspapers, TV stations, and state magazines. (US Newspaper List)

Major Newspapers

Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Historical Archives Online
Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel offers an archive of articles from 1884-2007. The search box is located on the JSOnline homepage on lower right. Coverage includes the following: Milwaukee Journal - 1884 to 1995, Milwaukee Sentinel - 1909 to 1995 and Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel - 1995 to 2007. (Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel)
New York Times
Limited free access to New York Times website unless you have either a digital subscription or home delivery. Visitors can enjoy 20 free articles (including blog posts, slide shows, video and other multimedia features) each calendar month on, as well as unrestricted access to browse the home page, section fronts, blog fronts and classifieds. Your free, limited access resets every month. NYTimes apps are free to download and install, and they include the Top News section for free. Subscribers get unlimited access to all sections. For nonsubscribers, articles from the New York Times archives from 1923 through 1986 are $3.95 each. Views of archived articles outside that date range are free but still count toward the 20-article monthly limit.(NYT)

Movie and Theater Reviews

Searchable database of individual reviews of film, video/DVD, television, music, books and games. (CNet)
New York Times Movie Reviews
Browse or search 28,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made. Go to current releases for reviews of all films currently in theaters. (NYT)
New York Times Theater Reviews Free access to theater reviews back to 1996 plus selected other reviews back to 1905. browse by title, year, critic or award. (NYT)

News Archive Search
Google News Archive Search
Easy way to search and explore historical archives. Results can be retrieved as either a listing of articles or a timeline which shows selected results from relevant time periods. (Google News)

Quotations Quotations
Includes the 1919 edition of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Also searchable on Bartleby's are: Simpson's Contemporary Quotations, Columbia World of Quotations, and Respectfully Quoted. Provides links to other references sources available at, such as biograpies or collections of a quoted author's works. (
Phrase Finder
Meanings and origins of phrases, sayings, cliches and quotes. browse the A-Z Index or scan with our search engine. (Phrase Finder)
Quotations Home Page
Database of over 27,000 quotes, searchable by author or subject. (
The Works of the Bard
Includes the complete text of plays and poetry as well as a search function. (James Farrow)
Yahoo! Quotations Page
Directory to quotation pages and resource sites on the WWW from the Yahoo! search service. Follow the links to archives as obscure as the List of Quotations About Libraries and Librarians.

Reference Mega-Sites
Gathers online sources in the areas of Reference, Verse, Fiction and Nonfiction. Search individual titles, or in groups, for instance, search Bartlett's Quotations, or search All Quotations. (
Best of History Web Sites
Annotated links to over 1200 history web sites. (BOHWS)
Competitive Intelligence - A Selective Resource Guide
Compiled by law librarian Sabrina Pacifici. Updated regularly in an effort to document sources for researchers. (LLRX)
E-Ref Electronic Reference
A collection of online reference tools appropriate for the undergraduate student. Organized by LC Classification system. (Bloomsburg U.)
ipl2: Information You Can Trust
Partner libraries have merged the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites. Serves the public by finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating high quality information resources quickly and efficiently. The site also includes an Online Literary Criticism Collection. (ipl2)
iTools: Quick access to the best Internet tools
The "best" tools include Search, Language, Research, Financial, Map, Internet networking and People Finders. (iTools) Fact Checker for the Internet
Tremendous range of resources. Among many categories, this site includes a Facts Encyclopedia (7500 sources organized by subject) and Facts at a Glance (A-Z list of useful sites available from the left-hand side of the page). (Bob Drudge)
Scout Report Archives
Searchable and browseable database to over nine years' worth of the Scout Report and subject-specific Scout Reports. It contains critical annotations of carefully selected Internet sites and mailing lists. (Internet Scout Project)
Virtual Reference Shelf
Selected web resources compiled by the Library of Congress. (Library of Congress)

Public Records Mega-Sites

Free Public Record Resources
Free government and important non-government sites. (BRB Publications)
Find a person, business or church. ( Inc.)
Public Record Finder
Free public records. (Public Record
Search Systems
Links to free public record databases. Allows search by state. (Pacific Information Resources)


Calculus on the Web
This site is organized like a book would be. Another site that links to resources in calculus is The Calculus Page organized by UC Davis and Williams College. (Temple U. and National Science Foundation)
Chemical Information - ChemIDplus
Access to ChemIDplus, a database of 370,000 chemical records, including over 177,000 with structures. Locator links allow immediate searching of other databases for information about a given chemical. (National Library of Medicine)
Daubert on the Web
Admissibility of expert scientific testimony. (Estate of Peter Nordberg)
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
The pocket guide includes chemical names, synonyms, physical description of the chemical agent and recommended exposure limits. (CDC)
NIST Chemistry WebBook
This site provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program.(NIST)
Periodic Table of Elements
Click the element's square on the main page to get its basic chemical properties and a brief description. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Purplemath: Practical Algebra
Clear explanations if you need to understand a concept in algebra. (Elizabeth Stapel)
Science Accelerator
Searches science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information. (OSTI, US DOE) for Science
Gateway to authoritative selected government science information. (
Substance Registry System
Query for substances by common identifiers, names, or alternate identifiers. Provides information on substances and how they are represented in EPA regulations.(EPA)
WebMath - Solve Your Math Problems Today
Fill-in-forms where you can type in your problem, for general math, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. (Webmath)
Where to Find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet
Comprehensive and well-organized guide to MSDS sites on the Internet compiled by Interactive Learning Paradigms, Inc. and chemist Robert Toreki. (ILPI)


DHL Tracking sub-page.
Federal Express   Tracking sub-page.
United Parcel Service  Tracking sub-page.
United States Postal Service Express Mail   Tracking sub-page.


American Rhetoric
This site is maintained by Michael Eidenmuller, Professor of Communications at the University of Texas. It provides free access to a databank of thousands of audio and video files of key American speeches, speeches from films, political addresses, interviews and sermons from the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. (American Rhetoric)
CNN Transcripts
CNN posts transcripts of its news shows from the previous 10 days. Users can search by day or program category. Some shows have transcripts going back more than a year. (CNN)
C-SPAN Video Library - Commencement Speeches
Over 617 programs.(C-SPAN)
National Jukebox - Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress
Recordings include Victor recordings of the speeches of William Jennings Bryan, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt and Warren Harding. (Library of Congress)
PBS NewsHour
The NewsHour has archived transcripts from 1996 to the present. You can browse the transcripts by topic in the navigation, try the search function, or use the archive page to find a weekly archive of NewsHour broadcast transcripts, as well as links to audio, video as well as special features such as forums and in-depth reports.(PBS)
Speeches & Transcripts
Maintained by librarian Jane Kessler. (SUNY at Albany)


Building Codes
(Reed Construction.)
Bulk Access to Codes Click on the bulk.resource link or the archive link to be taken to public safety codes and administrative codes from many states. There are building codes, fire codes, plumbing codes, electrical codes, mechanical codes and others. (
Financial Accounting Standards Board
Includes full text, summaries and status of FASB Standards(FASB) &  Superseded Standards
Links to Standards Organizations
(Michael Leshner, P.E.)
North American Industry Classification System
NAICS replaced the SIC system on January 1, 1997. 1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables. (NAICS)
SIC Manual
Replaced by NAICS system on January 1, 1997. You may also do a Standard Industrial Classification Search by keyword or by 4-digit SIC to get descriptive information. (OHSA) Standards Incorporated by Reference (SIBR) Database
Includes the voluntary consensus standards, government unique standards, private industry standards, and international standards referenced in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and those used by U.S. Federal Government Agencies in their procurement activities. In this database, Regulatory Standards Incorporated by Reference are sometimes referred to as as R-SIBR and Procurement Standards Incorporated by Reference as P-SIBR. This database is continually being updated as the CFR changes, procurement policy, requirements, and standards change, and new standards are incorporated. To begin using the SIBR Database select a Quick Link, either one of the Procurement, Regulatory, or Help tabs. Has not been updated since 4/15/2009. (NIST)


Collections of Statistics
To increase the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government, provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of (
Links to the statistics available from over 100 federal agencies.
A massive data source providing a way to graphically compare nations. Users can build charts that measure and compare countries on a wide range of information, everything from "Most Taxed" to "Cotton Production." There are thousands of statistics, compiled from sources including the CIA World Factbook, the World Health Organization, UNESCO, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. All statistics on this site are cited. Using the forms on the site you can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics. (Rapid Intelligence)
Official Statistics on the Web
Links to statistical information on individual countries. (Univeristy of Auckland)

Court Statistics

Scotusblog Super StatPack - October Term 2011 Among other information these statistics include a visual representation of each decision, with the majority justices in color and the dissenters grayed out. A full recap is presented at the end of each term. (ScotusBlog)

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Statistics (AOUS)

U.S. Court Statistics Statistics accessible to any user. Presently includes Annual Report of the Director: Judicial Business of the United States Courts, BAPCPA Statistics, Bankruptcy Statistics, PACER Bankruptcy Statistics, Federal Court Management Statistics, Federal Judicial Caseload Statistics, Judicial Facts and Figures, Statistical Tables for the Federal Judiciary, and Wiretap Reports. (U.S. Courts)

U.S. Courts - F-2, F-5a, and the Civil Justice Reform Act Reports Currently available under the menu option "Statistical Reports" on the U.S. Party/Case Index on PACER.(PACER)

Criminal Justice Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Federal Bureau of Investigation Includes Uniform Crime Reports. (FBI)

Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics of the Bureau of Justice Statistics   The Bureau of Justice Statistics, through its Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC), compiles comprehensive information describing suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. The Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics (FCCPS) tool is an interface that can be used to analyze federal case processing data. Users can generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution/courts and incarcerations, and based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code. Data are available for the years 1998-2010. Useful site because you can manipulate the date yourself online. You can search for statistics related to USCA title and section numbers. Some data may come from Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. (BJS)

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data Information clearinghouse for all bureaus of the U.S. Department of Justice, with over 550 up-to-date criminal justice data collections. (ICPSR)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics  As a result of a substantial budget cut that has affected the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online will cease being funded by that agency as of October, 2012. Albany U. is actively seeking ways to maintain the services offered by Sourcebook. The site presently includes data about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in over 1,000 tables from more than 100 sources. 31st edition of Sourcebook, published in 2003, updated regularly online. There is also an archive of the last nine editions of the print Sourcebook, from 1994-2002.(Albany U.)

United States Sentencing Commission Research and Statistics This page contains content from the Commission’s former Research and Data and Statistics pages. It also features new content, including the Commission's annual individual offender datafiles and prison and sentencing impact assessments.(USSC)

General Statistics

American FactFinder American FactFinder is a data access and dissemination system that will find and retrieve social, economic or housing characteristics information from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets. Tools help you create tables and generate maps illustrating data and statistics. Other sections allow research into industry and business facts and economic census data. (Bureau of the Census)

Business Data and Statistics Collection of resources providing free access to business and economic statistics collected by the U.S. Government. (Small Business Administration)

Bureau of the Census Also see the U. of Michigan's CensusScope, an easy-to-use tool for examining demographic trends.

Census Finder: A Directory of Free Census Records This is an ongoing project. (brenda Hay)

Consumer Price Index (BLS)

State and County QuickFacts Frequently requested Census information at the national, state and county level. (Bureau of the Census)

Statistical Abstract 1995-Current editions. Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also your Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. Print in PDF format. (Bureau of the Census)

International Statistics

Guide to Selected Population Resources on Government Web SitesThis guide contains links to selected population and related data maintained on government web sites from various countries around the world. The pages chosen for this guide include only those that appear on official government sites, in most cases, from censuses or national surveys. (Princeton U.)

International Statistics  Links to international and foreign statistics. (Indiana U. Libraries)

UNData - A World of Information Search and download from UN statistical databases. (United Nations Statistics Division)

Life Expectancy Tables

Life Expectancy Tables  View or download tables for life expectancy at single age, by race and sex and life expectancy at birth, by race and sex. (NCHS)

State Statistics  

City  Collection of data from numerous sources about many U.S. cities and towns. Included are city photos, maps, satellite photos, statistics, geographical data, weather, schools, education, crime and more. (

County and City Data Books This resource provides access to the 1944 through 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets (subsets only available for 1988-2000). (U. of Virginia)

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book  More than 1,500 data items for the United States and individual states, counties and metropolitan areas from a variety of sources. (Bureau of the Census)  Compiles information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics. takes the data and provides visualization technology like pie charts, maps, graphs and scatterplots. There are also thousands of map and flag images, state profiles, and correlations. Examples of popular stats include:Illegal Immigrants, Current Gas Prices, and Oil Consumption. (

Illinois Data Current and historical demographic and economic statistics. (Northern Illinois Business and Industry Center)

Illinois Data and Statistics  (State of Illinois)

Indiana Business Research Center  Links to data about Indiana's economy. (IU)

Indiana State Statistical Agency Websites (Purdue U. Libraries)

Stats Indiana Indiana statistics of population, economy, workforce as well as county profiles. A web service of the Indiana Business Research Center at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Statistics supplied by state agencies.(IU)

Wisconsin Statistics Links to broad range of statistics sources, including Wisconsin specific sites. (Wisconsin State Law Library)

Travel Arrangements

General Travel Information

Airline Toll-Free Numbers and Websites Links to airline websites. (

Airline Web Sites Links to airlines worldwide. (Skytrax)

Airport Web Sites Links to airports worldwide. (Skytrax)

Amtrak  Includes on-line travel planner, schedules and reservations.

ATM Locations Overseas Master Card/Cirrus ATM locator and Visa/Plus ATM locator. (

Baggage Allowance List of airlines that have instituted a fee for a checked bag with the 1st bag fee and exceptions. (GSA)

FAA Flight Delay Information - Air Traffic Control System Command Center (FAA)  Rates that are at or below per diem. (GSA)

Greyhound Bus  Fares and schedules.'s List of Worldwide Airport Codes Scroll down to the search box. (

Mapquest  Maps and driving directions.

Megabus Low cost daily bus service to and from cities including Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Louis. (Stagecoach Group PLC)

National Traffic and Road Closure Information For all 50 states.(Federal Highway Administration)

New York Times Travel Section  Read travel articles back to 1996. Lots of other information on the site including blogs with reader comments and questions.(NYTimes) Enlightened Guide to Airline Seating  Find yourself a comfortable airline seat. (

Travel Warnings & Consular Information Sheets  (U.S. Dept. of State)

TripIt: Organize Your Travel Free online travel itinerary and trip planner. Also available for IPhone. (TripIt, Inc.)

TSA Permitted and Prohibited Items (Transportation Security Administration) Metro, subway and light rail maps. (Robert Schwandl)

Automated Trip Planners

Automated trip planners help you plan a trip within a city - you plug in where you are going, where you are starting and what time and date - and you are given transit directions. A few are listed below. You might search for other cities by using a search engine and typing in automated trip planner and the name of the city you are going to.

Google Maps - Transit Plan a trip using public transportation. Covers more than 400 cities.(Google)

Chicago - RTA Travel Information Center (RTA)

Los Angeles - Metro Trip Planner (MTA)

Metro St. Louis Trip Planner (St. Louis and the Metro East Area)

New York - MTA New York City Transit   (Metropolitan Transportation Authority)

San Francisco - 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner (MTC)

Washington, D.C. - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metro Trip Planner (WMATA)

Finding Low Rates

AAA Fuel Cost Calculator Calculate the estimated fuel cost of your trip. (AAA)

Bing Travel Predicts whether to buy or wait when buying airline tickets. (Microsoft) Search for low cost flights.  Booking engine for low rates for air travel, hotels, car rental and cruises domestically and internationally.

FareCompare: Find Cheap Flights Fast Offers historical pricing information. (FareCompare LP)  Booking engine for low hotel rates domestically and internationally.

ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search Can search exact dates or see a calendar of lowest fares for the next month departures. (ITA Software, Inc.) Search 100s of online travel sites at once.

Mobissimo Travel Searches dozens of online travel sites at once.  Booking engine for finding low rates for air travel, hotels, car rental and other services domestically and internationally. Cheap airfare, hotel, car rental, cruise and vacation coverage. (SmarterTravel)  Booking engine for low air fares, hotels, tours and car rental.

Yapta Receive e-mail alerts when prices for airfare drop. You may get travel vouchers or cash refunds when prices drop. Does not include all airlines. (Yapta, Inc.)

Online Travel Guides

City Search
Select your city and customize the area to neighborhood or address within a city to receive a list of restaurants, hotels, events, movies as well as a list of miscellaneous "bests." (Ticketmaster)
Useful destination guides for many locations. (Fodors LLC)
Frommer's - A World of Travel Experience
Useful destination guides for many locations. (Wiley Publishing)
Lonely Planet
Features downloadable updates to the print guides as well as an option to transfer listings to the Palm OS. (Lonely Planet Publications)
Online coverage of thousands of travel destinations, plus music reviews of every genre. (Rough Guides)
Covers 32 cities. Especially strong on New York and London. (Time Out Group)
Traveler's Web: An Extreme Searcher Guide to Travel Resources on the Internet
Links to a wide range of travel resources including the obvious resources such as reservations sites but going beyond those to include resources for specialized modes and kinds of travel, for getting around after you have arrived, and for helping to understand the background and culture of the places to be visited. (Randolph Hock)
Trip Advisor
Unbiased ratings of hotels, attractions and restaurants. Links to guidebooks. (TripAdvisor, Inc.)
Virtual Library Museums Pages
Directory of museum websites around the world. (VLmp information, Jonathan Bowen)

Round the World Ticketing

Oneworld Alliance (oneworld)
SkyTeam (SkyTeam)
Star Alliance (Star Alliance)

Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C.
Official tourism web site of Washington D.C. has links to theaters, sports, monuments and museums, the Smithsonian Institution, art galleries and area attractions. (DCCTPW)
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington D.C. Metrorail and Metrobus bus and rail timetables, fares and stations.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Washington Dulles International (IAD) and Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA). (MWAA)


Chicago Midway Airport
Ground transportation and parking. (Chicago Airport System)
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Ground transportation and parking. (Chicago Airport System)
Chicago Transit Authority
Fares, CTA maps, schedules, rail map to and from O'Hare and Midway airports.
City of Chicago
Illinois Department of Transportation: Traveling Public
Road condition reports, construction projects, public transportation. (ILDOT)
The 495-mile Metra system serves 230 stations in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane. (Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation)
Springfield Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
Includes ground transportation, parking, airlines and airfares.


GaryChicago International Airport
Ground transportation and parking. (Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority)
Indiana Department of Transportation: Travel Conditions
Road Restrictions, Construction Projects, Road Conditions, Weather. (INDOT)
Indianapolis International Airport
Information including terminal maps, an airport guide, how to get to Indianapolis from the airport, car parking, airlines, public transport, and flight arrivals.
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
Where to sleep, Where to eat, What to do.
Lafayette - West Lafayette Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Includes airlines, trains, car rental, buses, and taxi service.
Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
South Shore Line general information, schedules, fare information, system map, stations and hours, weather forecasts, and directions to Chicago area destinations via the South Shore Line from Indiana.
Northern District of Indiana Divisional Offices
Click on each of the divisional offices and then click on the street map link on the right to bring up a courthouse location map, for Fort Wayne, Hammond, Lafayette, and South Bend.
South Bend Regional Airport
Transportation schedules (airline, bus and rail arrival and departures), South Bend area map, terminal map, parking rates, links to relevant transportation sites.


St. Louis Metro Transit
If you use MetroLink to travel from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to the courthouse in East St. Louis, the courthouse is about one block from the MetroLink stop at 5th and Missouri. The courthouse is a tan building topped by a green pointed structure. It is easy to locate and the MetroLink station guards can point you in the right direction. (Bi-State Development Agency)
St. Louis Lambert International
Airport Parking and Ground Transportation.


How to Get Around Milwaukee Without A Car
Public transport, connections to regional and intercity carriers, taxis, airport, airport limos, rental cars.
Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport
Ground transportation and parking.
Visit Plan Your Trip
Includes maps and transportation information on daily bus service to O'Hare Airport and other Chicago locations, driving directions to Madison from various regional locations, and directions to downtown from the Dane County Regional airport. (Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Travel Information
Travel assistance including Driving Conditions, Exits on Wisconsin's freeways, Maps , Rest areas, Weather conditions. (WIDOT)


National Weather Service
Current conditions, severe storm warnings, links to historical data. Click on appropriate tab, then click a desired location on a national map and be taken directly to the local climate page of the appropriate NOAA National Weather Service forecast office.
National Weather Service National Climate Web Portal
Click a desired location on the national map and be taken directly to the local climate page. Then click the NOWData tab to access historical statistics - averages for a 30 year period - 1971-2000 and extremes for as long as a station has been taking observations. For monthly historical data in 2000 cities worldwide go to WeatherPost, compiled by the Washington Post. (NOAA)
SSEC - Images and Data
Provides access, maintenance and distribution of real-time and archive weather and satellite data. Scroll down to PDA Animated Weather for your PDA. (U. of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center)
U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications
Times of sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, or the beginning and end of twilight, as well as other information. (USNO)
Weather Channel:
10 day forecasts for 1700 U.S. cities. (
Weather Underground Historical Weather Information
Gives current weather information, but also gives historical weather information back to 1994. Find the city first, by typing it or the zip code in the search box at the top of the page, then scroll down to the Detailed History and Climate box and enter the date for an hour by hour report on that selected date. (Weather Underground, Inc.)

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