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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 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 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 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 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 Access)
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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 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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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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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. Username and password are required to sign up for alerts and briefings. To register for an account, fill 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. Username and password accounts are required to sign up for alerts and briefings. (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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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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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 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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Includes the records of three important women's rights organizations: the National Woman's Party, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Action Alliance. Originally a committee of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), the National Woman's Party (NWP) was founded in 1913 when Alice Paul and her colleagues broke away from NAWSA in dissent over strategy and tactics. The Women's Action Alliance, established in 1971 as a grass-roots organization, concerned itself with issues such as employment and employment discrimination, childcare, health care, and education. The League of Women Voters collection documents almost every facet of women's involvement in U.S. politics from 1920 to 1974. (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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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 access)
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The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered the most essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, the American State Papers, and much more. This ongoing project in HeinOnline will be released in phases and will soon contain complete coverage of the Serial Set. The Serial Set is indexed from inception to date and contains comprehensive full-text coverage from 1978-date. In addition, the HeinOnline interface is easy to search and browse and contains unique tools to help users quickly locate specific content. (BC 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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Full access to wsj.com. Provides same day access and 4-year archive. BC login required
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Full-text access to the national and world news provided by The Washington Post with coverage on a rolling basis for the previous 15 years. Use the BC Libraries' link or a VPN connection to access the website. No sign in or registration is required. (BC Access)
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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. Register to create an account for personalized services: password must be between 6 and 32 characters and include all of the following: upper case, lower case, numerical, and special characters (BC Law access)
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These collections from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College consist of three distinct series of collections from the Schlesinger Library: voting rights, national politics, and reproductive rights. The voting rights papers include documentation of national, regional, and local leaders. National leaders featured in this module include Carrie Chapman Catt, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Helen Hamilton Gardener, Julia Ward Howe, Alma Lutz, Anna Howard Shaw, and Lucy Stone. Papers of regional and local leaders include Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Helen Barten Owens, Clementina Rhodes Hartshorne, Mary Garrett Hay, Nellie Nugemt Somerville, Lucy Somerville Howorth, Margaret Foley, Grace Allen Johnson, and Olympia Brown. On the topic of national politics, major collections are those of Molly Dewson, Emma Guffey Miller, Sue Shelton White, Jeannette Rankin, and Jessica Weis. Collections on reproductive rights are the Schlesinger Library Family Planning Oral History Project, and the papers of Mary Ware Dennett and the Voluntary Parenthood League.
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