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RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO THE USE OF THESE RESOURCES - Most of the resources on this page are licensed for use by the Northeastern University School of Law community. Some resources require a password which may be obtained from a Research and Instruction Librarian. If you need assistance, please consult a Research and Instruction Librarian. Phone: 617-373-3332


Snell Library's Subscription Databases
Search for information through Snell Library's electronic databases. Access restricted to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.


E-journal Finder
To find e-journals use our e-journal finder
 

Alphabetical listing:  
 
AILALink 
AILALink is a fully searchable, web-based immigration law library filled with practical guidance and authoritative resources key to the practice of immigration law.  It provides access to statutes, regulations, cases, AILA publications, and nearly 200 immigration forms.  Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Limited to 8 users at one time.

American Bench 
Directory of over 20,000 judges in all levels of federal, state and local courts with jurisdictional, structural and geographical facts on the courts they serve, as provided by federal sources and by the individual state. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
 
American State Papers
Legislative and executive documents from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

Bloomberg BNA Premier 
Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs ("BNA") databases provide in-depth news and analysis of current events along with applicable statutes, administrative regulations and decisions, and cases. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of included databases.  
  • ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report
  • Bankruptcy Law Resource Center (including Bankruptcy Law Reporter)
  • Criminal Law Reporter
  • Electronic Commerce & Law Report
  • Environment Reporter - Current Reports
  • Family Law Reporter - Current Reports
  • Health Law Resource Center (including Health Care Daily Report & Health Law Reporter)
  • Intellectual Property Law Resource Center (Including: Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, United States Patents Quarterly (Note: We do NOT have access to World Intellectual Property Report)
  • International Trade Reporter
  • Labor and Employment Resource Center (Including: Employment Discrimination Report, Labor Arbitration Decisions, Labor Relations Cases & NLRB Decisions, Labor Relations Week, Individual Employment Rights, Workplace Immigration Report, Workplace Law Report (Note: We do NOT have access to Daily Labor Report or Occupational Safety & Health Reporter)
  • Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal
  • Securities Regulation & Law Report
  • State Tax Library
  • Tax and Accounting Center (Includes: Accounting Policy & Practice Report, Compensation Planning Journal, Daily Tax Report (Highlights only), Estates Gifts and Trusts Journal & Portfolios, Foreign Income Portfolions, International Journal, Real Estate Journal, State Tax Library, Tax Management Memorandum, Tax Management Weekly Report, Tax Practice Bulletin, US Income Portfolios, Weekly State Tax Report)
  • United States Law Week
  • White Collar Crime Report

BNA E-Alerts
The Law Library is pleased to announce that all Northeastern University School of Law faculty, students, and staff may individually register to receive BNA's U.S. Law Week email service. BNA's e-alert service provides email highlights and reports to NUSL for BNA's U.S. Law Week and BNA's Supreme Court Today. The U.S. Law Week e-alert is sent every Tuesday. Supreme Court Today e-alerts track the latest developments in the current Supreme Court term. Please click the BNA link for self-registration email sign up.
The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over one hundred interactive, computer-based lessons covering twenty-seven legal education subject areas. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.

ChinaLawInfo.com (English version and Chinese version
ChinaLawInfo.com is a full text database of English translations of primary law of the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), with English language legal news, and certain other PRC secondary sources in English. The Law Library subscribes to the Laws & Regulations Database in English. Other databases are in Chinese including: Laws & Regulations Database (Chinese version); Cases Database (Chinese version); and Law Journals Database (Chinese version). Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, books, journals and policy briefs dealing with international relations. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
A starting point for international legal terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law.  Completely updated and expanded to include increased coverage in growing areas of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more. Over 2,500 entries provide the reader with copious references for further research including cases, treaties, journal articles, and websites. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
Full text of state and federal primary legal materials, including statutes, cases, regulations, and court rules. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
This database is designed to locate primary sources of legislation for foreign jurisdictions. It provides a brief introduction to the legal systems of each country, a list of codifications, gazettes and other sources of law. Also, it identifies any available English translations. Searchable by country, subject, or keyword. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

Goinglobal
Country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. The database features 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles, H1B visa information, and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
The most comprehensive and up-to-date government contact information available on the Internet. GovSearch has over 700,000 points of contact from the local, county, state, and federal levels, hundreds of organization chart systems, and news from 400 daily sources, all of which can be downloaded and printed. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

Since 1923, the top names in international law have taught at the Hague Academy of International Law. All the volumes of the Collected Courses, which have been published since 1923, are available. Also includes periodical indexes; workshop publications; and law books published by the Centre for Studies and Research. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

Hein Online provides full access to complete runs of more than 500 law journals. It also includes the Federal Register, treaties and related publications, U.S. Supreme Court materials, and U.S Attorney General Opinions. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. Below is a list of included databases.

  • Amercian Law Institute Library (Statement of Essential Human Rights, UCC/Restatment drafts, proceedings, etc.)
  • Code of Federal Regulations (full text of the CFR from 1938-present, including supplement volumes)
  • Congress and the Courts (full text materials of all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government.
  • English Reports (100,000 cases, 265 series of reports, arranged by various English courts from 1220 to 1867)
  • European Center for Minority Issues (contains reports and working papers prepared by ECMI)
  • Federal Register Library (access to the Federal Register, including indexes, from 1936-present, and more)
  • Foreign & International Law Resources Database (Human Rights and International Law Yearbooks, International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions, U.S. Law Digests, and more)
  • Foreign Relations of the United States (U.S. foreign policy decisions and diplomatic activity from 1861-1975)
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals Library (A subject index to selected international and comparative law periodicals and collections of essays. )
  • Kluwer Law International Journal Library (Selected collection of European International Law journals)
  • Law Journal Library (provides access to hundreds of law journals from their inception in full pdf)
  • Legal Classics (large collection of legal treatises and texts from the 19th and early 20th centuries)
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (Annual Proceedings and Model/Uniform Acts)
  • Philip C. Jessup Library (compilation of items developed for Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition)
  • Selden Society and History of English Law (early English manuscripts, digests, encyclopedias, and more)
  • Session Laws (contains state session laws for all 50 U.S. states from approximately 2001 through 2005)
  • State Attorney General Reports and Opinions
  • State Reports: A Historical Archive
  • Subject Compilations of State Laws (annual bibliography of law review articles, Web sites, and other sources that compile the relevant state laws on a particular subject)
  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America: A Historical Archive, 1781-2009 (IRC Code, regs, rulings and more)
  • Treaties and Agreements Library (database has more than 18,000 records of treaties and agreements)
  • United Nations Law Collection (major UN legal publications, and the complete collection of the UN Treaty Series)
  • U.S. Attorney General Opinions (includes the Official Opinions of the U.S. Attorneys General, 1791-1982)
  • U.S.Congressional Documents (Congressional Record, Annals of Congress, Register of Debates,
  • Congressional Globe, American State Papers, and more)
  • U.S. Federal Agency Library (caselaw of many U.S. agencies, e.g. FCC, NLRB, FTC, Tax Courts, and more)
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (access to the complete federal legislative histories of selected acts)
  • U.S. Presidential Library (Public Papers of the Presidents, Executive Orders, Weekly Compilations, and more)
  • U.S. Statutes at Large (public and private laws enacted by the Congress from 1789-2002)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library (U.S. Reports Vols. 1-540 (1754-2003), U.S. Reports Slip Opinions, and more)
  • World Constitutions Illustrated (constitutions for 193 countries and other sources on constitutional law) 
  • World Trials (Famous trial transcripts, texts about notorious trials, biographies of great trial lawyers, and more)

Historical Black Newspapers
The following historical black newspapers are available – full text searchable and downloadable. By license agreement, these resources are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930 Comprises investigations made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the massive immigration wave at the turn of the twentieth century. The module covers Asian immigration especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930, and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

Index to Legal Periodicals
The Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP) databases allow you to search for citations to articles and some full-text articles in legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand during different time periods. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
  • ILP Retrospective allows you to search for citations to articles in over 750 legal periodicals published from 1908 to 1981. Please note: this is not a full-text database. 
  • ILP Full Text allows you to search for citations to articles in over 1000 legal journals and publications from 1981 to the present. It also provides links to the full text of over 200 legal periodicals from 1994 to the present.

JSTOR
JSTOR provides access to the full text of articles in assorted journals in the areas of science, economics, education, engineering, history, mathematics, political science and law. Coverage is generally from the beginning of the journal's existence until about 2000, depending on the journal. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
Law360 is an enormous resource for lawyers, faculty, and students with more than 12,000 articles published each year. Law360 articles contain links to related court documents and a database of news articles with an advanced search tool and RSS feeds. Law 360's tracking systems for dockets and filings list major developments in litigation, deal making and legislation before anyone else. Daily e-mail newsletters allow readers to quickly scan news about cases, companies, firms, and legislation. The site also incules an Intellectual Property job board. By license agreement, these resources are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. Below is a list of specific practice areas available Practice Areas
  • Appellate Section
  • Bankruptcy Section
  • Class Action Section
  • Commercial Contracts Section
  • Competition Section
  • Employment Section
  • Environmental Section
  • Government Contracts Section
  • Insurance Section
  • Intellectual Property Section
  • International Trade Section
  • Mergers & Acquistions Section
  • Privacy & Consumer Protection Section
  • Product Liability Section
  • Securities Section
  • White Collar Section 
  • Industries
  • Banking 
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Law Library Microform Consortium's Digital Collection (LLMC)
A searchable database of historical documents and decisions from Federal Legislative, Judicial and Executive bodies. By license agreement, this resource is availlable to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. 

LawMemo.com - Password Required
LawMemo.Com has a searchable case law database that contains summaries and the full text of federal and state employment law cases. The database contains cases from 1998 to the present. Custom alerts and email advance sheets are also available for: Employment Law Memo, NLRB Law Memo, and National Arbitration Center Memo. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Register using your Northeastern email address.
Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.

LexisNexis - Password Required
Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

Manupatra - Password Required
A comprehensive database of Indian legal research materials. Central and state statutes, notification circulars of the Government of India, and other legislative, regulatory, and procedural material. Primary documents and proprietary analytical content, such as treaties, digests and editorial enhancements. Indian case law from 1814 until the present day from the Supreme Court and all High Courts of India. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
This is the premier comprehensive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law. Topics include history of public international law, as well as areas such as international criminal law, human rights, international economic law, and environmental law. This online resource includes more than 1700 topics written by international law scholars. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
Papers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Parts 1-30)- divided into topical modules. The database is full-text searchable and features downloadable PDF's. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

Oxford Constitutions of the World
Contains full-text translated constitutions of all the countries of the world, accompanied by individual jurisdictional commentaries, and supplementary materials. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.

Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) is a database for all international law jurisprudence, providing researchers access to the widest possible range of international law jurisprudence. ORIL draws upon the expertise of leading scholars and local experts to provide high quality, timely, reports, analysis, and translations where available. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Below is a list of the reports available: 
  • International Courts of General Jurisdiction
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Law in Domestic Courts

Proquest Congressional
This is the one stop shopping for modern legislative history indexing and documents. This is the online version of the print indexes, CIS indexing and abstracting of congressional publications, and the CIS Legislative Histories (1970-present). It also includes electronic full text of selected congressional reports, documents, prints, bills and the Congressional Record; prepared statements and selected question and answer transcripts from committee hearings (1988-present); full text hearings (1824 to present); bill tracking reports that follow bills through Congress and the text of bills; public laws and the United States Code Service; the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; biographical and financial information and voting records of members; rosters, charters and schedules for committees and subcommittees. Lastly, this database also includes access to newspapers (Roll Call, Washington Post, The Hill) that follow political news. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.

Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Password Required
Website of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, a non-profit organization. The Center carries out legal and policy research and provides legal services to low-income clients. The "Clearinghouse Review" area has scholarly articles in the area of Poverty Law and is the electronic version of their print journal. Materials such as cases and articles are also available. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
You do not need to reconfigure your browser to get remote access to this database. Includes administrative and court decisions, regulations, rules of court, statutes, constitution, and budget. Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.

South African Law Reports (1947 - Present)
***At the moment this is available on campus only***
Includes leading judgments from all the South African superior courts as well as selected judgments from Zimbabwe and Namibia. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law Students, faculty, and staff. Only one user is allowed access at a time. Co-op use not allowed.

State House News Service (Massachusetts Legislature)  The State House News Service, an unofficial, commercial reporter group operating in the State House, covers public hearings on a selective basis. Reporters file debate notes on floor action from each chamber. In addition, reporters attend selected committee hearings and press conferences and file reports known as feature stories. The Service's "Advances" describe anticipated action in state government from the legislative and executive branches that week; the "Round-Ups" summarize the week's events. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

Struggle for Women's Rights, 1880-1990: Organizational Records The Struggle for Women’s Rights contains: the National Woman’s Party Papers that document the militant aspect of the suffrage campaign in the United States from 1913–1920, as well as the Party’s activities from 1921–1971; the central organizational records of the League of Women Votersfrom its formal inception in 1920 through 1974 as well as the National Office Subject Files for the period from 1920–1932; and the papers of theWomen’s Action Alliance. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

U.S. Law Week Access is retricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.

U.S Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980 Important documents of the United States Congress including reports, journals (1817-1952), Senate executive documents, treaties (after 1978), committee reports, executive reports to congress, and more. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

vLex
vLex is an online legal research service based in Barcelona, Spain, that offers case law, legislation, and other legal materials for nearly 100 countries, with a particular focus on jurisdictions in Central America, South America, and Europe. The contents of vLex may be searched by keyword, or browsed by country. Information is presented in its original language, although translations are presented (if available) side-by-side with the original language of the document. Access restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff

 Westlaw - Password Required
Access restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.

Westlaw (Text-Only) - Password Required
Access restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. This is a text based version of WESTLAW's commercial research website. Law students have full access to this site with their Westlaw password.

Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, the Women’s Studies Manuscript Collections tells the story of the women and voting rights and reproductive rights at national, regional and local levels. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
Provides commentary and analysis of primary source documents on international trade law, a full-text search engine for GATT/WTO decisions, NAFTA/CUSFTA and FTAA documents, bilateral and regional trade agreements, and a discussion forum. By license agreement, these resources are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.

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