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The newspapers and news pamphlets gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757 - 1817) represent the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India. (BC Access)
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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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Contains two sets of resources—International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS)—which help users navigate the increasingly complex and abundant body of legislation and case law regarding the acquisition and ownership of artworks, (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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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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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)
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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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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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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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Provides law students with unlimited online access to more than 430 titles from West Academic Publishing, Foundation Press, and GIlberts. Over 10 series are available, including the Acing Series, Black Letter Series, Career Guides, Concise Hornbooks, Law Stories, Nutshells, Sum & Substance, and Short & Happy Guides. (BC 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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