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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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This database covers the multitude of ways humans interact with and explore the earthly skies and distant reaches of outer space. Content in this database is separated into Suborbital Space and Orbital Space. (BC access)
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BillTrack50.com is a web service that provides searching and access to currently-pending legislation in all 51 state jurisdictions and the U.S. Congress. Our premium subscription includes additional sophisticated tools for tracking, mapping, organizing and sharing legislative research. Register for a personal account using your BC email address (BC Law Library 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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GCR is a leading competition law and policy journal and news service, providing breaking news, commentary, and analysis five days a week, as well as original in-depth reports, interviews, and features on antitrust enforcement worldwide. (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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Provides up-to-the-minute legal news, data, analysis, and peer guidance, as well as access to all ALM (American Legal Media) national and regional publications, including The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and Supreme Court Brief. To sign up to receive alerts and briefings, you must register for an account, by filling out the form at:

https://store.law.com/Registration/Default.aspx?PromoCode=PARSITEBOSTONCLG

Once registered, you can visit the law.com site and sign in with your username and password. (BC Law access)
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This platform provides data insights and trends for civil rights litigation in federal court cases relating to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and police misconduct. Analytic data includes case timing, resolutions, damages, remedies, and findings. Create a personal account (BC email address required) at https://law.lexmachina.com/enterprise/bc.edu
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The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1950-1980 expands dramatically the range of legal primary source documents available to researchers. This collection significantly deepens critical understanding of social, economic, political, and historical issues by surfacing over half a million pages of briefs from appellants, appellees, and supporters (amicus briefs), with their respective replies, as well as appendices, memoranda, petitions, plaintiff statements, transcripts, and more from the various circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Researchers from across a vast array of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences—from religion, literature, and philosophy to economics, political science, and psychology—will discover a treasure trove of information on legal issues with clear ramifications in these fields of study and many others. Not uncommonly, these records address extralegal matters with individual circuits, emphasizing specific areas of legal and historical interest. For example, scholars will find from the Second Circuit key cases that would reshape America's corporate and political landscape and from the District of Columbia Circuit, many that address matters of constitutional and administrative law.

The records collected here are often unique and notoriously difficult to access and can easily elude scholars. This is because court records and briefs are not "published" in any traditional sense, but are produced in relatively small numbers (usually fewer than fifty copies) and not offered for sale but rather deposited with selected libraries—not all of which have retained their deposits over time. This is, in large part, owing to the fact that the importance of the material to most of the legal community—rather than the scholarly community—fades quickly once the appeal has been resolved. Meanwhile these materials represent a wealth of critical information for scholars in other disciplines, who often remain unaware of their existence.

From the hundreds of thousands of cases that were considered for inclusion, The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1950-1980 selects those that remain among the most heavily cited in case law. Users will find cases on topics related to freedom of the press, capital punishment, immigration policy, environmental law, freedom of religion, constitutional law, free speech, sexual and racial discrimination, workplace harassment, campaign finance reform, and much more. (BC 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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The Bureau's voluminous records, including correspondence, research reports, brochures, court hearings and speeches, represent a large and important collection of primary material for the study of the family and the health and well-being of children in the twentieth century. Not only do the documents enable researchers to trace the various stages of Federal involvement in the welfare of children and the development of family law, they also throw a fascinating light on the way welfare policies affected ordinary women. (BC Access)
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Taxes in Europe database is the European Commission's on-line information tool covering the main taxes in force in the EU Member States, containing information on around 650 taxes, as provided to the European Commission by the Ministries of Finance of the EU Member States. Access is free for all users.
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TheCorporateCounsel.net is an educational service that provides practical guidance on legal issues involving corporate and securities regulation and corporate governance practices - as well as many other areas affecting today's corporate practitioner. The site features news, specialized topic areas, sample documents and law firm memos. An e-mail newsletter is also available. (Password Access)
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Detailed career information for job-seekers in a wide variety of industries, including law, and for those considering specific companies. Includes internships and job listings. (BC Access)
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Collections of common law and civil law content in a single intuitive search platform. Includes over 120 million legal information documents from over 130 jurisdictions, including UK and Ireland, Europe and the EU, Caribbean, Latin America, Asia and Oceania, and North America. Also includes Vincent, an artificial intelligence/machine learning tool that provides research/document analysis. (BC Law Library access)
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