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Databases - A

  • Abbreviationes  
    Abbreviationes currently comprises over 70,000 entries containing a total of 80,098 references to manuscripts. Based on a large number of manuscripts from all fields, held at a wide variety of libraries throughout Europe – from Catania in the South, Uppsala in the North, Coimbra in the West to St. Petersburg in the East, Abbreviationes includes large collections such as the manuscripts held by the Vatican Library and the libraries at Oxford and Paris as well as many smaller collections. Major collections in the U.S. such as the manuscripts held by the Morgan Library (New York City) and the Huntington Library (San Marino, California), are also included. The entries in the database cover the period from the 8th century up to and including the 15th century. (BC Access)
  • AccessUN  
    AccessUN access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications from 1991 - present. Includes official records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also includes the full-text of several thousand UN documents. (BC Access)
  • The Adams Papers Digital Edition  
    Comprises John Adams’s complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers. This XML edition presents in a searchable online environment all 30 volumes of the Adams Papers from the founding generation published through 2006. The contents are fully annotated, feature linked cross-references, and may be accessed by date, series, author, or recipient, as well as through a master index (coming shortly). Future volumes will appear in installments. (BC Access)
  • AILALink  
    A comprehensive web-based library of primary and secondary immigration law materials, AILALink is created by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. It includes the full text of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook and many other books, as well as links to cases, statutes, regulations, forms and the newsletter Immigration Law Today. (BC Law Access)
  • ALM Legal Intelligence  
    A source of detailed legal industry business information, competitive intelligence, and market data. Includes Am Law 100 data as well as other surveys, lists, rankings, special reports, detailed law firm profiles, etc. (BC Law Access)
  • ALM RivalEdge  
    Current awareness tool that monitors law firms, news, and social media websites to provide up-to-the-minute information on law firms, including moves within firms, future events, and publications. Allows creation of customizable daily email alerts on law firms of interest. (BC Law School Access)
  • American Founding Era Collection  
    An integrated research environment that covers the correspondence of a number of key figures from America’s founding era. Included are the papers of George Washington, Adams Family members, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Dolley Madison and the correspondence of Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Harriott Pinckney Horry. Also includes The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. (BC Access)
  • American Indian Law Collection  
    American Indian Law Collection (HeinOnline) comprises more than 900 unique titles and more than 900,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, including an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence, as well as rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen that have never before been accessible online. (BC Access)
  • American Law Library (HeinOnline)  
    The American Law Institute Library (HeinOnline) contains the Guide to ALI Publications, the Statements of Essential Human Rights, and drafts of the Uniform Commercial Code. (BC Access)
  • American State Papers, 1789 - 1838  
    American State Papers, 1789-1838 includes legislative and executive documents from the first through the 14th U.S. Congresses. (BC Access)
  • Antitrust Resource Center (BNA)  
    (BC Access)
  • Art Law and Cultural Property (IFAR)  
    This database, produced by IFAR (International Foundation for Art Research) comprises two sets of resources—International Cultural Property Ownership and Export Legislation (ICPOEL) and Case Law and Statutes (CLS)— that guide users through legislation and case law pertaining to the acquisition and ownership of artworks. (BC Law Access)

Databases - B

  • Banking Library (BNA)  
    (BC Access)
  • Bankruptcy Law Resource Center (BNA)  
    (BC Access)
  • BC Libraries Electronic Databases  
    BC Libraries Electronic Databases provides access to the many electronic databases to which Boston College subscribes. Search by database name or by subject. Select the CrossSearch tab to search across multiple databases. (Web)
  • Benefits Practice Resource Center  
    Benefits Practice Resource Center (BNA) (BC Access)
  • Bloomberg Law (BLAW)  
    Bloomberg Law (BLAW) is a legal research database that includes case law, unannotated statutory codes, regulatory materials, docket information, news analysis and financial information. Law faculty and students must register with a Bloomberg representative for access. (Personal password required)
  • BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)  
    BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) is a leading publisher of information and analysis products in law, tax, labor, environment, business and government. BC subscribes to the BNA-ALL law school package which includes electronic access to U.S. Law Week, Daily Labor Report, and other popular looseleaf and alert services. A list of BNA-ALL databases arranged by subject is available below. BC faculty and students can also sign up for email alerts. The content of BNA-ALL is available on LexisNexis and Westlaw to members of the BC Law community. (BC Access)
  • BNA Databases by Subject  
    BNA-ALL databases listed by subject. (BC Access)
  • Bridgeman Education  
    Bridgeman Education is a dedicated service that supports the use of high-quality images in education, be it teaching, research or reference. With over 300,000 images from museums, galleries, private collections and contemporary artists all copyright cleared for educational use, Bridgeman Education provides access to the visual culture of every civilization and every period from Prehistory to the present day across continents and civilizations. (BC Access)

Databases - C

  • CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction - CALI  
    CALI: The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction - CALI is a consortium of law schools that researches and develops computer-assisted legal instruction. The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 600 interactive, self-paced computer-based lessons covering 32 legal education subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and can be assigned as supplemental study material or integrated with other course materials. (Password Access)
  • CCH Intelliconnect  
    CCH Intelliconnect is a comprehensive collection of legal databases 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 the databases. Users can also create customized legal news alerts in their fields of interest. Please note: the publisher recommends Internet Explorer for use with Intelliconnect. (BC access - plus individuals must also create a user ID.)
  • CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork  
    CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork includes primary and secondary federal and state tax materials, a daily alert, the text of CCH's Standard Federal Income Tax Reporter, Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, Tax Treaties Reporter and more; historical documents back to the 1954 Code; an archive of federal tax codes back to the 1939 code. (BC Access - plus individuals must also create a user ID.)
  • Chapter13Online  
    This is a treatise for research in Chapter 13 bankruptcy practice and procedure. (BC Law School Access)
  • China Law And Practice  
    China Law And Practice provides breaking news, analysis and legislation updates, including Chinese legislation in English translation, banking and finance law, company structures, employment and contract law, IP law, tax and more. (Password Access)
  • ChinaLawInfo  
    Also referred to as LawInfoChina and InfoLawChina, this resource is an up-to-date, authoritative and comprehensive database of Chinese laws and regulations in Chinese and English, and also includes cases, tax treaties, WTO & China, gazettes, and law journals. (BC Law School Access)
  • Colonial and American Indian Treaties: A Collection.  
    Colonial and American Indian Treaties: A Collection. This collection, on CD-ROM, contains the full text of more than 700 agreements, some dating to the early 17th century. (CD-ROM)
  • Colonial State Papers  
    Colonial State Papers has two components. First, the "CO1" collection "Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers," contains scanned images of about 7,000 documents (over 50,000 pages) that were presented to the Privy Council and the Board of Trade between 1574-1757, and which relate to England's governance of, and activities in, the American, Canadian and West Indian colonies. Second, the "Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739," is a bibliographic database containing over 40,000 descriptive records. The Calendar provides summary records for CO1, as well as many other collections relating to the colonial past. Many of the bibliographic entries in the Calendar include full transcriptions, extracts or summary abstracts. The entire database is fully searchable. (BC Access)
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)  
    Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) covers a wide range of scholarship focusing on theory and research in international affairs; includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. 1991 to present. (BC Access)
  • Congressional Documents (HeinOnline)  
    Congressional Documents (HeinOnline): This database contains the full text of the Congressional Record, plus its predecessors, the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates and the Congressional Globe. Also included are the Journals of the Continental Congress and American State Papers. (BC Access)
  • Constitutions of the World.  
    Oxford Constitutions of the World contains fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries, and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical versions of constitutions, and amendment Acts/Laws. (Formerly known as Constitutions of the Countries of the World, Dependencies and Territories, and United States, National and State) (BC Law School Access)
  • Corporate Practice Library (BNA)  
    (BC Access)
  • Corporate Reference Library (EFIS)  
    Corporate Reference Library (EFIS) is a sophisticated yet user friendly on-line database that opens up a plethora of corporate information and history (name changes, acquisitions, acronyms, corporate family connections and stockholder equity) on one easy to read screen. The online library is updated continuously and has 24 hour a day access to the latest available data.(BC Law Access)
  • Courtroom View Network  
    Courtroom View Network, recently acquired by LexisNexis and rebranded as LexisNexis Courtroom Cast, provides downloadable audio versions of cases from 1L classes, plus cases from Constitutional Law, Corporations, Evidence and Intellectual Property. It also provides streaming video of seasoned practitioners from several jurisdictions arguing cases on a variety of subjects. To sign up, visit the AudioCaseFiles website, click the "Sign Up!" button and follow the instructions. Boston College Law School is a member of Courtroom View. (BC Law School Self-Registration)
  • CQ Encyclopedia of American Government (Congressional Quarterly)  
    CQ Encyclopedia of American Government (Congressional Quarterly) covers the Presidency, Congress, the Supreme Court and elections. Essays are supplemented by primary source documents, statistics and web links. (BC Access)
  • CQ Supreme Court Collection (Congressional Quarterly)  
    CQ Supreme Court Collection (Congressional Quarterly) includes biographies of Justices; statistical analysis of cases by Justice and by bloc voting for cases from 1946 forward; CQ's "Cases-in-Context" for an analysis of the Court's cases on interesting or controversial public policy topics; and encyclopedia entries detailing the constitutions of 100 countries worldwide. (BC Access)
  • CQ Weekly and CQ Weekly Index (Congressional Quarterly)  
    CQ Weekly and CQ Weekly Index (Congressional Quarterly) (1998-present) provide information about Congress including analysis and status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity. (BC Access)
  • Criminal Law Library (BNA)  
    (BC Access)
  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)  
    Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) is a weekly subject index and tables of contents service for recently published scholarly legal publications. Covers journals received at the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington. (BC Law School Access)

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