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The 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, UK. All 296 volumes of bound material, covering the period 1672-1737 are presented in digitized format here. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th-18th century England. The collection includes approximately 300 primary titles of newspapers and periodicals and 300 pamphlets and broadsheets. (BC Access)
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The records of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on free speech, citizenship, race, discrimination, immigration, labor, radicalism, and related topics support the study of American legal history and complement the modules in the Making of Modern Law series. Documents include newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, court files, memorandums, telegrams, minutes, and legal case records. The papers are held at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library at Princeton University. (BC Access)
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Each Casenote Legal Brief volume provides expert case summaries including the black letter law, facts, majority opinion, concurrences, and dissents, as well as analysis of the case. Part of the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. (BC Law School access)
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Cheetah (CCH Wolters Kluwer) is a comprehensive collection of legal content in many subject areas, including labor and employment, securities, taxation, environmental law, banking, and many more. Primary sources, secondary sources, law practice materials, and indexes are included. Researchers can select individual sources to search, or can search across all content. (BC access)
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Integrated into the ProQuest Congressional platform, Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions provides searchable access to the full text of all versions of all U.S. public and private bills and resolutions from 1789 to the present.
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Each E&E title offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Part of the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. (BC Law School Access)
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As a tool for exam studying, Emanuel CrunchTime volumes contain flowcharts and capsule summaries of major points of law and critical issues, as well as exam tips for identifying common traps and pitfalls, sample exam and essay questions with model answers. (BC Law School access)
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Emanuel Law Outlines contain comprehensive and understandable coverage of topics, cases, and black letter law found in your specific casebook. Self-quizzes, essay Q&As, exam tips, and capsule summaries may be helpful for exam preparation. (BC Law School access)
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EUobserver is an independent, not-for-profit news organization that produces and publishes daily news reports, analyses and investigative journalism from Brussels, the 28 EU member states, and neighboring countries. Users have the option of registering for a personal account using a BC email address. (BC Access)
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Each E&E title offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Part of the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. (BC Law School Access)
Glannon Guides
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Part of the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library, Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations (interspersed with hypotheticals) of complex legal topics, and offer multiple-choice questions with clear and often humorous explanations of both correct and incorrect answers. (BC Law School access)
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Provides access to federal government publications from all three branches of government; a product of the U.S. Government Publishing Office. (Web)
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ICLR Online includes the full suite of UK case law in the Law Reports (1865 – present) and Weekly Law Reports (1953 – present), plus Industrial Case Reports (ICR, from 1972), Business Law Reports (Bus LR, from 2007), Public & Third Sector Law Reports (PTSR); and two case summary services, Case Notes (CN) and WLR Daily.A retrieved case can be viewed in HTML (with live links to other cases) and browsed by clicking ahead to segments of the document, such as “Catchwords,” Facts, Judgments and Orders. Users can also click through to appearances of search terms (“next match”). Cases can be viewed, printed or downloaded in PDF format. (BC Access)
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Inside EPA provides daily news and a full range of services relating to its family of 7 environmental newsletters: Inside EPA Weekly Report, Superfund Report, Clear Air Report, Water Policy Report, Inside/CAL EPA, Risk Policy Report, Environmental Policy Alert. (Boston College Law School access)
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From NALP (National Association for Lawyer Placement) this resource provides background information on legal education systems and rules for qualification and admission for 58 countries. Allows users to gain a deeper understanding of a particular individual’s legal credentials or a country’s legal system as a whole. Included are sample resumes, grading systems and comparisons, and an explanation of awards and honors offered in law schools. (On-site access only. See Reference Librarian to for login assistance)
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Focused on UK, Australia, Canada, and Ireland, JustisOne offers full-text case law and legislation, as well as citation and relationship information on a platform that is interactive and easy to navigate. Click the SIGN IN link to be automatically authenticated. (BC Law School access.)
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Platform offering data analytics for ERISA litigation in federal courts, initiated by
plan participants or beneficiaries involving alleged disputes over the administration or
funding of ERISA-protected employee benefits plans, including life, health, retirement, pension, profit-sharing, and healthcare savings accounts. (Access is via personal account.)
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E-book versions of a variety of LexisNexis treatises, statutes, case reports, citators, and study aids (including the Understanding series and the Questions and Answers series.) Borrowing is via the OverDrive platform. Read in a web browser or download to an e-reader app.
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Encyclopedia articles address a focused range of topics covering all aspects of constitutional law from a global perspective, including the basis and foundations of state and constitutional formation, human rights, state protections, legal structures, and legal constitutional concepts. (BC Access)
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Consists of 6 modules that provide a comprehensive view of the NAACP's evolution, policies, and achievements from 1909 to 1972. Contains internal memos, legal briefings, and detailed activity summaries from national, legal, and branch offices throughout the U.S, documenting the realities of segregation in the early 20th century to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond. (BC Access)
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National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) Digital Library comprises 20 treatises considered to be definitive texts on consumer law for lawyers, government, and industry. These volumes provide the most up-to-date analyses of all areas of consumer law in both print and digital formats. (BC Access)
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A subscription service of POLITICO.com, POLITICO Pro provides in-depth and up-to-the minute legislative and regulatory news coverage in 15 policy areas, including budget & appropriations, campaigns, cybersecurity, defense, education, eHealth, employment & immigration, energy, Europe, financial services, health care, tax, technology, trade and transportation. (BC Law School Access)
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PowerNotes is available as both a Chrome and a Firefox extension enabling you to capture citations, text excerpts, and source information from all your web searches. Captured links and citations are incorporated into a PowerNotes project, which is an annotated outline that you structure into topics and subtopics (color-coded for easier visual reference) to aid in organizing your research. This outline can be saved as a Microsoft Word document and later expanded into a draft document. (BC Law Access)
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Part III of a 4-part series, offering original historical materials across a wide range of government activity and concern. Includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, and parliamentary drafts from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators to present a full picture of this period of British history. (BC Access)
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TRACfed (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: Federal) is a nonpartisan data gathering, data research and data distribution organization associated with Syracuse University. A data warehouse and interactive access tools provide detailed data about federal enforcement agencies, federal staffing, and income and demographic statistics compiled largely through Freedom of Information Act requests. NOTE: TRACfed includes some features that have monthly limits. Please contact us if you plan to make regular or heavy use of this resource. (BC Law School access)
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Full access to wsj.com. Provides same day access and 4-year archive. BC login required
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Digital versions of popular Wolters Kluwer online study aids, including Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel CrunchTime, Casenote Legal Briefs, and others. (BC Law School access)
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Provides access to current and archived issues of Inside U.S. Trade newsletter as well as a database library comprising over 100,000 trade-related documents including policy papers, WTO decisions, draft and final regulations, court decisions, legislation and more. (BC Law Library access)
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