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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 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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Built on the foundation of the Tax Management Portfolios™, Bloomberg Law: Tax is a comprehensive tax research solution, providing an easy-to-use interface with fast and easy access to expert analysis, in-depth news, extensive primary source materials, and a full range of practitioner-developed tools exclusive to Bloomberg BNA. (Personal password required)
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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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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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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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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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