Federal Internet Resources
- ABA's Lawlink The American Bar Association's online legal research homepage, with links to federal and state resources.
- AllLaw Directory of law-related web sites.
- Federal Government Resources on the Web (Michigan)
- FirstGov Search over 40 million government documents using FirstGov's revamped search engine. This page also includes a vast amount of subject-specific information about all levels of government and every federal agency. Excellent starting point for statistical research.
- FindLaw Free source for federal material arranged by subject.
- Jurist Legal news and research produced by the University of Pittsburg School of Law.
- LawGuru Legal questions, answers, and research for lawyers.
- LexisOne Free service providing access to selected federal case law (registration required).
- MetaIndex for U.S. Legal Research Searchable index can be used to locate federal judicial opinions, legislation, regulations, and other legal sources.
- U.S. Court Forms Provides access to state and federal court forms (registration required).
- U.S. Government Manual Furnishes contact information for legislative, judicial, and executive branches.
- Congressional Universe Provides access to a wide range of federal legislative materials, including bills, congressional reports and testimony, and regulations. Available to SCU users only.
- CQ Weekly Covers federal legislative news and analysis on a weekly basis (1983 to present). Available to SCU users only.
- GPO Access Databases
Comprehensive site for legislative information, including:
- LLSDC´s Legislative Sourcebook (Law Librarian's Society of Washington, DC). Links to a wealth of federal legislative and regulatory research materials.
- Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CRS reports provide in-depth analyses on a variety of domestic and foreign policy topics.
- University of North Texas Metadata has been created for each report, including subjects terms from the Legislative Indexing Vocabulary, supplemented with Library of Congress Subject Headings. Users have the ability to search by keyword, title, author, subject, and report number, and browse by subject.
- WikiLeaks The 6,780 reports, current as of this month, comprise over 127,000 pages of material on some of the most contentious issues in the nation, from the U.S. relationship with Israel to the financial collapse. Nearly 2,300 of the reports were updated in the last 12 months, while the oldest report goes back to 1990. The release represents the total output of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) electronically available to Congressional offices.
- OpenCRS Open CRS is a project of the Center for Democracy & Technology that serves as a centralized location to learn about the Congressional Research Service and search for CRS reports that have been released to the public by members of Congress.
Access federal legislation, committee documents, the Congressional Record, and roll call votes.
- United States Code (Cornell LII)
Lists all titles -- use the form to retrieve a specific title and section number.
- Table of Popular Names This listing of common names for legislative acts links popular names to relevant code sections.
Court Opinions and Judicial Information
- Federal Judiciary Provides electronic access to all federal court Web sites and to federal rules of practice, procedure, and evidence.
- Federal Judicial Center The Federal Judicial Center is the education and research arm of the federal courts. This site features guides to federal court operations, resources on courtroom technology, and a wide array of other educational materials for judges and attorneys.
- Judicial Nominations A very nice website created by the librarians at Yale's law school that has information about judicial nominations. The site offers faceted-search, which is particularly helpful if you need to find a list of nominees by term, president, or year.
- U.S. Supreme Court (official Web site) Provides access to recent Court decisions, oral argument calendars and transcripts, and briefs.
- Supreme Court Database The Supreme Court Database is the definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Database contains over two hundred pieces of information about each case decided by the Court between the 1953 and 2008 terms. Examples include the identity of the court whose decision the Supreme Court reviewed, the parties to the suit, the legal provisions considered in the case, and the votes of the Justices.
- Supreme Court Opinions (LexisOne) Searchable access to all U.S. Supreme Court cases from 1790 to present.
- U.S. Supreme Court Center Created as a joint effort by two commercial companies and Oyez.org, this page features a free searchable database of Supreme Court opinions as well as links to Supreme Court blogs and additional Internet court resources.
- U.S. Supreme Court Library (HeinOnline) PDF versions of cases from U.S. Reports from 1754 to 2002. Slip opinions from 2002 to present. SCU users only.
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Includes links to opinions (1995-present), Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, local circuit rules, and court calendar.
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California Includes opinions, forms, and local rules.
- United States Special Courts: These Web sites usually feature electronic access to court rules, decisions, dockets, oral argument calendars, and forms.
Regulations and Executive Information