Legal Databases & Links

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Bloomberg
Comparative & International Law Links Annotated list of links to comparative and international law resources. bepress Legal Repository Free access to thousands of working papers and pre-publication prints on a variety of legal topics. CALI Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction is a consortium of law schools that offers online tutorials for more than 900 legal topics.
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Catalog SearchSearch the collections of Duke Libraries and link to electronic resources available to the Duke community.
CasemakerX Free educational version of Casemaker's low-cost legal research service, which is provided as a membership benefit in the bar associations of 23 states. Duke Law students and faculty may register with their Law School email address.
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Constitutions of the World Current and historical constitutions for countries, dependencies, and territories around the world.
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Citation Linker Enter citation information for an article directly into the Citation Linker form. This produces a Get it @ Duke menu with links to the article's full text, if available.
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Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations Provides source information for citations by title or by abbreviation; includes Bluebook abbreviations as well as international citation guides. Duke University Libraries Access subject guides and other resources from the other libraries at Duke University.

Constitutions of the World Current and historical constitutions for the U.S. government and the 50 states.
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Intellectual Property Watch (IP Watch) A source for the latest news and developments in copyright, trademark, and patent law around the world, available to current Law students, faculty and staff.
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Country-Specific Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, CILP provides a weekly subject index and table of contents service for recent scholarly legal publications.
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Comparative & International Law Annotated list of links to comparative and international law resources. eBooks at Duke Guide to accessing e-books through Duke databases, including instructions and policies for downloading and printing.
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IntelliConnectComprehensive research system for Commerce Clearing House (CCH) publications, including primary and secondary legal materials in taxation, securities, and health care.
Note: A Duke University NetID is required for access, both off- and on-campus.

(formerly CCH)
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Current Law Journal Content Washington & Lee Law School index to the tables of contents for more than 1,400 English-language law journals, archived from 2000-April 2011. Courtroom View Network (CVN) Provides MP3 recordings of cases from law school casebooks, as well as video from trials in a variety of practice areas. Register for access with your Duke e-mail address. (formerly Audio Case Files)
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Library Account Login Check titles on loan and associated due dates, status of hold/recall requests, and any fines/fees with your NetID and password.
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LexisNexis A comprehensive, full text research system for legal materials, including cases, statutes, regulations and especially strong for news resources. Available by individual password to current Law School students, faculty and staff.
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LexisNexis Academic Campus-wide version of Law School's LexisNexis database, with selected legal, news, and government materials.
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HeinOnline Database with full text and page images of thousands of law review articles, treatises and primary sources of law, focusing on retrospective historical coverage unavailable in other digital databases.
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The Deal PipelineMajor "real-world" source for hard-to-find information about private companies and middle-market deals. Provides news about recent deals and a database of transactions including auctions, bankruptcy, venture capital, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.
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More Research DatabasesLinks to hundreds of research databases and other electronic resources (organized by subject and alphabetically) available to the Duke community.
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LLMC Digital Federal administrative, legislative and judicial materials digitized from microfiche collections of Law Library Microform Consortium. Growing database will include Anglo-American and foreign law treatises, periodicals and European civil law.
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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Indexes articles from more than 450 legal periodicals published worldwide, including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports.
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Empirical Research Support Links to data sources, information about computer programs and training opportunities for empirical legal research. Reference Resources Annotated list of links to selected general reference tools on the Web, such as directories, maps, weather, currency exchange and quotation resources.
Loislaw Connect Formerly known as Loislaw; a full text database of primarily state cases, statutes and regulations. Law faculty, staff and students register for free access that continues through the summer.
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Foreign Law Guide Provides information about the legal systems of countries around the world and citations to their legal publications; best first stop for researching the law of other countries.
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Index to Legal Periodicals Index to scholarly law journals and books from 1981 forward, full-text from 1995 forward.
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Federal Law Annotated list of links to important and reliable legal resources from all three branches of the U.S. government, plus general federal government and court web sites. Research Guides Guides on a variety of legal topics highlighting the best resources for research in both electronic and paper formats.
The Making of Modern Law:
Global Arbitration Review Provides the full text of the journal Global Arbitration Review, as well as related surveys, benchmark reports and comparative reviews of international arbitration issues.
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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Indexes articles from more than 450 legal periodicals published worldwide, including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports.
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Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective Index to scholarly law journals and books from 1918 to 1981
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LawTrioFully-searchable database of legal titles combined from three directories: Legal Looseleafs in Print, Legal Newsletters in Print, and Directory of Law-related CD-ROMs.
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Legal Blogs Links to law blog directories, search engines, and hosting sites.

Research TutorialsOnline tutorials for using the library website, LexisNexis, Westlaw and understanding legal topics.
D International Legal Research Tutorial A tutorial designed to teach students research strategies and methodology for researching international legal materials. Journals from Duke Law Full text of the nine student-edited journals published at Duke Law School. Legal & Local News Annotated list and links to local news sources and legal news web sites. SearchTRLN Combined library catalog for Triangle-area academic research libraries, including Duke, UNC, NCCU, and NCSU. Use your Duke NetID to request expedited delivery of titles.
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Kluwer Arbitration News, analysis, primary documents, books and journals related to international commercial and investment arbitration.
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JSTOR Fully-searchable database containing back issues of scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields.
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Legal Information Reference CenterFull text of more than 300 law reference books written for a non-legal audience, plus a section of topical legal forms. Most titles are from Nolo Press, a major publisher of legal self-help works.
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Trial Databases Current trials to subscription databases at the Duke University Libraries, with descriptions, access details, and user comments.
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Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Web-based research database that includes important RIA tax products, including the US Tax Reporter, the Federal Tax Coordinator 2d, a citator service, tax journals and a tax news e-mail alerting service.
(formerly RIA Checkpoint)
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The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and InternationalCollection of treatises on international, foreign and comparative law, dating from 1600-1926.
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LegalTrac Contains article abstracts or references from more than 800 legal publications; law journals, law reviews, bar association journals, and legal newspapers.
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Legal Profession Annotated list of links to bar associations, legal education and scholarship portals, lawyer directories, e-mail discussion groups for attorneys and legal ethics web sites. WorldCat OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
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U.S. Congressional Serial Set Digital Collection Full-text of all the reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in PDF, from 1817-1994. Produced by READEX from the U.S. Serial Set.
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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online edition of the seminal encyclopedia features completely updated scholarly articles on international law topics.
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LTRC Law Review & Journal Search Searches the full text of more than 300 online law reviews and journals, as well as open-access document repositories. Free service of the American Bar Association Legal Technology Resource Center. Mobile Apps for Law Directory of law-related mobile apps for a variety of devices, with links to download and product reviews. Members of the Law School community may contact the Reference Desk for login credentials.
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Zotero for Legal Research Guide to using Zotero citation management software for legal research materials, courtesy of the Duke University Libraries.
U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 Provides the full text (in PDF) of records and briefs from approximately 150,000 historical U.S. Supreme Court cases.
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Oxford Reports on International Law Provides English translations of international law cases in domestic courts from over 65 jurisdictions, covering 2000 to the present. All judgments are also available full-text in their original languages. Also includes scholarly commentary and analysis.
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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International LawProvides full text of Oxford University Press international law treatises and commentaries, along with the Oxford Law Citator for links to cases, articles, and additional materials related to each article.
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Proceedings First Index of published proceedings of meetings, conferences, symposia, and workshops, in all subjects from 1993-present.
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North Carolina Law Annotated list of links to NC court opinions, legislative and executive sources, and North Carolina state agencies and bar organizations.  
Westlaw A comprehensive legal research system including cases, statutes, regulations, news, treatises and articles. Available by individual password to current Law School students, faculty and staff.
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Trade Law Guide Contains World Trade Organization legal agreements and instruments, negotiating history, precursor agreements, all related WTO and pre-WTO case law, dispute documents and other related content, as well as a citator service.
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Proquest Dissertations & Theses Indexes more than 2 million dissertations (1637-present) on all subject areas, including law; full text in PDF provided where available.
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PLI Discover PLUS Full-text access to continuing legal education materials from the Practising Law Institute, dating from 2005 to the present.
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  UN Treaty Collections Database that includes the full text of the UNTS, with over 40,000 international agreements plus the status of multilateral treaties deposited with the UN. Social Science Research Network SSRN provides early distribution of abstracts of scholarly writing and full-text publication of working papers and journal articles with email update service. State Legal Links Links to state and U.S. territory legal resource websites, such as state statutes and regulations, from Cornell's Legal Information Institute.  
  vLex Global Legislation, case law, and other materials from a variety of jurisdictions, with a focus on countries in Central America, South America, and Europe. Documents presented in their original language, although translations are available for many documents.
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  Web Portals Annotated list of links to free legal web portals  

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D Accessible only through a computer attached to Duke University network; off-campus access with a NetID and password. (More information about off-campus access)

L Accessible only through a computer attached to the Law School network. Not available from off-campus or (in some cases) the Law School wireless network.

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P Separate (non-NetID) Password is required. In some cases, access may be limited to current members of the Law School community. See a reference librarian for more information.