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ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct

The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct is an authoritative source for news and guidance on attorney conduct and legal ethics. This resource is organized into four main sections: Practice Guides, Ethics Rules, Current Reports, and Ethics Opinions.

Coverage: 1985-current
Source: Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)
Access:  HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Also InBloomberg Law (Individual Accounts)
Categories: state and federal government documents, court opinions, news, practice guides

Aila Link

The American Immigration Lawyers Association Link contains popular publications such as Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, Business Immigration: Law and Practice, AILA’s Asylum Primer, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, and AILA’s Toolbox series.  This database also contains  INA and the immigration-related portions of the Code of Federal Regulations, BIA/AG/AAO precedent decisions back through Volume 1, selected immigration-related case law, memos and letters from the various immigration-related government agencies, selected immigration-related reports and practice advisories, immigration-related government manuals, including the Foreign Affairs Manual, Adjudicator’s Field Manual, USCIS Policy Manual, and publications related to the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s history.

Coverage: Varies by resource, 1981-current
Source: American Immigration Lawyers Association
Access:  Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: secondary sources, federal regulations, government documents, manuals, organizational materials

Almanac of the Federal Judiciary

Directory of Federal Judges including Almanac of the Federal Judiciary provides comprehensive information on the federal judiciary. Directory of Federal Judges is most prized for its biographical sketches which include candid, anonymous evaluations as well as financial disclosure statements, Senate confirmation questionnaires, noteworthy rulings, summaries of media coverage, and publications listings.

Coverage: Updated Bi-Annually
Source: Commerce Clearing House (CCH)
Access:  Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InWestlaw (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community)
Categories: congressional materials, financial disclosures, court opinions, news, bibliographies, biographical information

ALM Intelligence Legal Compass

ALM Intelligence Legal Compass provides in-depth business and financial information on individual law firms and the legal industry.ALM Intelligence Legal Compass includes access to ALM Law Firm Reports; ALM Lists and Rankings taken from various ALM Media publications, including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The National Law Journal; and ALM Surveys & Studies examining key issues impacting the legal market.

Coverage: Varies by Publication
Source: American Lawyers Media LLC
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: reports, rankings, studies, surveys, journals

American Association of Law Libraries

The HeinOnline American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) collection provides complete historical coverage of several important AALL publications including Law Library Journal. The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.

Coverage: 1908-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: organizational records, newsletters, journal articles, bulletins

American Law Institute Library

The HeinOnline American Law Institute Library provides access to ALI project drafts that are now out-of-print, were never published at all or were published but not widely released, including Preliminary, Council, Tentative, and Proposed Final Drafts of ALI Restatements of the Law and Codifications. Official volumes of the Restatements of the Law that are no longer for sale are also part of the collection, as are out-of-print volumes of State Annotations to the First and Second Restatements of the Law. Also included are the ALI Annual Reports, Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings, Annual Meeting Speeches, the ALI Reporter, and other useful materials. The American Law Institute, founded in 1923, is an independent organization of lawyers, judges, and law professors whose purpose is to produce scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law in the United States.

Coverage: 1923-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: organizational records, restatements, drafts, audiovisual materials, uniform codes, journal articles

American State Papers, 1789-1838

American State Papers, 1789-1838 is a digital collection of approximately 6280 numbered publications, largely Congressional but also containing Executive Department materials. The American State Papers were originally issued from 1832-1861 in 38 folio volumes organized in ten classes.

Coverage: 1789-1838
Source: NewsBank
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: American Memory (Public Resource), Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: federal government documents, congressional materials, executive materials

Association of American Law Schools

The HeinOnline Association of American Law Schools (AALS) collection provides complete historical coverage of several important AALS publications including the AALS Directory of Law Teachers, AALS Handbook, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Clinical Law Review and the Journal of Legal Education. The Association of American Law Schools, formed in 1900 with Professor James Bradley Thayer, Harvard Law School, serving as its first president, is a non-profit educational association of 171 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States. The purpose of the AALS is “the improvement of the legal profession through legal education.”

Coverage: 1900-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: organizational records, journal articles, news

Bar Journals

HeinOnline Bar Journals provides access to national, state and local bar association journals. Use the HeinOnline ScholarCheck citator to locate bar journals and law reviews that cite to an article.

Coverage:  Begins with a bar journal’s first volume but does not usually include its most recent issues.
Source: HeinOnline
Access:  Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: bar publications

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides access to all US primary laws, docket materials, directories, news, proprietary research reports, some foreign law materials, SEC filings, model forms and contracts, and more.   The HLS contract with Bloomberg allows us to create accounts for the HLS community including visiting faculty, staff, and students only.

Coverage: Extensive, varies by Collection, Docket Coverage Information
Source: Contains material from multiple sources
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  Complete this registration form to establish a Bloomberg Law account.  Please see Bloomberg Law Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: state and federal government documents, case opinions, docket materials, directories, forms, news, practice materials

Bloomberg Terminal

A Bloomberg Terminal, providing hard financial data, is located on the third floor in the Research Room near Research Services.

CoverageBloomberg Terminal Coverage Information
Source: Contains material from multiple sources
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community, and available only on site.  Contact Lisa Lilliott for further assistance.
Categories: financial data, docket materials, news

CALI

CALI provides access to an extensive collection of interactive digital lessons covering a number of subject areas. The lessons are designed to augment traditional law school instruction and can be assigned as supplemental study material or integrated with other course materials. The lessons are written by law faculty and librarians and are regularly reviewed and revised. The format of the individual lessons varies according to the educational objectives of the author. CALI Lessons are available in one or more. Not all lessons are available in all formats.

Coverage: Broad subject area coverage, last update varies by lesson
Source: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  In order to access the lessons, you must first register using an HLS CALI authorization code.
Categories:

CCH Cheetah

CCH Cheetah provides access to practice information, organized topically, putting content in context. Cheetah has advanced browsing and search functions, and tools such as charts, multistate surveys, calculators, and other automated tools for organizing and navigating legal information.  Subject areas include business and finance, cybsersecurity, employment, health, federal, state and international tax law, and securities.

Coverage: Varies by subject area, Cheetah offers Quick Start Guides for each subject area.
Source: Commerce Clearing House (CCH)
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required.  Access to custom features requires registering for an individual account.
Categories: rules and regulations, case opinions, guidance documents, government documents, news, treatises

Checkpoint

The Checkpoint platform allows users access to a selection of RIA and WGL accounting products including, among other titles: Federal Tax Coordinator 2nd, U.S. Tax Reporter Library, Citator 2nd, State & Local Tax Library, Journal of Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Practical Tax Strategies.  Topics include: C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, tax and accounting, business income, deductions, and credits, cost recovery, sales and exchanges, consolidated groups , investments, compensation, international (US income tax), and state specific Topics.

Coverage: Varies by Resource
Source: Thomson Reuters
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required.
Categories: secondary sources, federal tax cases, IRS Code, selected regulations, public letter rulings

Code of Federal Regulations

The HeinOnline Code of Federal Regulations provides access to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), both current and historical. Special navigation tools include the Quick Locator which allows you to locate a CFR Title and Part by year; Title Search which allows you to search CFR Title and Part descriptions by year range; and Advanced Search allows you to conduct keyword searches.

Coverage: 1938-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: federal regulations

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.

Coverage: Updated the morning after a session adjourns
Source: Library of Congress, compiling data from several government agencies
Access: Free Public Access
Categories: federal government documents

Courtroom View Network

CVN Law School is the academic portal for Courtroom View Network. CVN’s AudioCaseFiles provides audio recordings of opinions selected from cases commonly read in first and second year courses and video recordings of trials and trial court proceedings often involving well known and highly regarded litigators. The audio recordings are produced using professional voice actors and are available for download as mp3 files. CVN Videos are streamed using an embedded player and often include synchronized snapshots of digital evidence displayed alongside the video. Browse for audio recordings by law school course subject area or by casebook title. Browse for video recordings by case name, by practice area or by jurisdiction.

Coverage: Selected rather than comprehensive materials
Source: LexisNexis
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community, and new users must register using an HLS email account.
Categories: case opinions, trial video, audiovisual materials

CQ Press Library

The CQ Press Library is a reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.  This database contains: congressional and supreme court materials, CQ Researcher, U.S. political statistics, voting and elections information, reference materials such as almanacs, handbooks encyclopedias, and yearbooks, and CQ Magazine, which covers events on Capitol Hill.  The CQ Press library also contains the Supreme Court Compendium, which contains historical and statistical information on the U.S. Supreme Court, including its history, development as an institution, the justices’ backgrounds, nominations, and confirmations, and the Court’s relationship with the public and other governmental and judicial bodies.

Coverage: 1991-current, for coverage information see CQ Researcher Index
Source: Congressional Quarterly Press
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: congressional materials, supreme court materials, political science information, data, almanacs, handbooks, yearbooks, encyclopedias, news, magazines

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Criminal Justice Abstracts (CJA) provides comprehensive coverage of U.S. and international criminal justice literature. In addition to criminal justice and criminology, topics covered include criminal law and procedure, corrections and prisons, police and policing, criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, history of crime, substance abuse and addiction, and probation and parole.

Coverage: Varies by Publication
Source: EBSCO Information Services
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: journal articles, books, dissertations, governmental and non-governmental studies and reports, unpublished papers, magazines, newsletters

Current Index to Legal Periodicals

The Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) offers tables of contents and subject indexing for newly published law periodicals, tracking over 500 major law reviews and journals.

Coverage:  CILP is issued weekly on Friday and is available 4-6 weeks earlier than other commercial legal periodical indexes.
Source: Marian G. Gallagher Law Library and Washington Law Review
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required.
Also InWestlaw (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community) and Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: Index

Darts-ip

Darts-IP is a database of trademark, patent, and other industrial property cases.  The interface allows you to search for cases around the world based on a number of IP criteria and issues.  Darts-IP also contains data sets and analytical tools.  With Darts-IP legal and industry reports and company information for relevant organizations are available.

Coverage: Varies by country, U.S. caselaw coverage begins in the late 1990s.
Source: Darts-IP
Access: HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: case opinions, data sets, industry reports, portfolios

ELGARONLINE

ElgarOnline contains over 35,000 secondary research materials such as: books, handbooks, companions, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and journals.   This database also contains materials that may be useful for interdisciplinary research in areas such as economics, business and management and social and political science.

Coverage: 1992-current
Source: Edward Elgar Publishing
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: research books, handbooks, companions, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and journal articles

English Reports

HeinOnline English Reports provides access to the original bound reprint edition of the English Reports – a 178 volume set containing more than 100,000 early English cases published between 1220 and 1865 – together with the Indexes and Book of Charts. Special navigation tools include the Case Locator, Chart Tool, and Advanced Search. HeinOnline English Reports may be browsed by volume, by index and by the Book of Charts. The English Reports is not a chronological publication. It is a reprint of hundreds of nominate reports, which are case reporters of specific courts referred to by creator’s name. Each case in the English Reports has two citations, an English Reports citation and a nominative citation.

Coverage: 1220-1865, not comprehensive
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: HathiTrust (Free Public Access) and Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: case opinions

Environmental Law Reporter

The Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) is an environmental, natural resources, toxic tort, energy, health/safety, and land use law research tool containing original source documents, editorial summaries, and expert analysis on state, federal, and international issues. . Access is controlled by HLS IP-address and is limited to the Harvard Law School community. Off-campus access is controlled by HLS Me Account username and password.

Coverage: 1971-current
Source: Environmental Law Reporter
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required.
Also InLexis Advance (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community)
Categories: original source documents, editorial summaries, and expert analysis

FDsys

FDsys provides access to official Federal Government documents and publications, including the Congressional Record, Public and Private Laws, the United States Code, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Compilation of Presidential Documents, and United States Courts Opinions.

Coverage: Varies by Publication, see Coverage Dates by Publication
Source: Government Publishing Office
Access: Free Public Access
Categories: government documents, agency materials

Federal Register Library

The HeinOnline Federal Register Library provides access to the Federal Register, the Federal Register Indexes, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Compilation of Sections Affected, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, the United States Government Manual, the Legislative History of the Administrative Procedure Act (1944-1946), and other useful materials.

Coverage: 1936-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: government documents, legislative history, agency materials

Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)

HeinOnline Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) provides access to the documentary record of U.S. foreign policy decisions and diplomatic activities. The series, produced by the State Department Office of the Historian, began in 1861 during Abraham Lincoln’s administration and contains documents from various Presidential libraries, the Departments of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy.

Coverage: 1861-1988
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: government documents, private papers, executive materials, agency materials

Government Periodicals Index

Proquest Government Periodicals Index covers articles in approximately 170 current federal publications. It includes retrospective coverage through 1988 of over 70 additional federal publications that have major research, reference or general interest value. The index provides detailed access by subject and author. Government Periodicals Index covers the publications of federal departments and agencies responsible for fundamental societal concerns: business, agriculture, national security, the environment and natural resources, health and safety, food and nutrition, transportation, and more.

Coverage: 1988-current
Source: ProQuest
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: Index

HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a digital collection of legal and law-related materials organized into modules called libraries. HeinOnline provides access to a work’s complete contents. Documents are represented in both high quality image and OCR text formats. As a cost saving measure, HeinOnline does not review the OCR-scanned text for errors. HeinOnline adds citation information to the footer of each page. HeinOnline does not provide special commands or formatting for emailing documents. Once you have saved a document to your disk, use your email client to email the document as an attachment.

Coverage: Varies by Resource
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: government documents, primary materials, secondary materials

History of Bankruptcy

The HeinOnline History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III digital collection provides access to legislative histories of major bankruptcy acts and landmark reforms, treatises, books and legal classics, documents, and other materials relating to the historic and current development of bankruptcy laws in the United States. Also included are links to scholarly articles selected for their significance to the study of bankruptcy laws.

Coverage: 1826-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: statutes, government documents, treatises, congressional research service reports, secondary materials, legislative history, journal articles

House and Senate Journals, Series I

House and Senate Journals, Series I, 1789-1817, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of the Journals of the United States House of Representatives and Senate covering the first 14 Congresses of the United States. The Journals contain the minutes of floor actions noting matters considered and votes and other actions taken. The Journals do not record the actual debates in the House and Senate.

Coverage: 1789-1817
Source: NewsBank
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InAmerican Memory (Free Public Access)
Categories: congressional materials, legislative history materials

IBFD Tax Research Platform

The IBFD Tax Research Platform, provides access to scholarly texts, reports, documentation and other materials including treaties in international & cross-border taxation. IBFD contains tools such as a tax calculator, jurisdictional comparison tool, treaty status monitoring, and planning suite for cross-border transactions.

Coverage: 2009-current
Source: International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: laws, reports, grey literature, practice tools, dossiers, books, journal articles, news, cataloged websites

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books

The Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (ILP) provides citations to articles in over 800 legal periodicals, including law reviews, bar journals, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications. In 1994, ILP began indexing legal books and now includes approximately 2,000 per year.

Coverage: Articles 1981-current; Books 1994-current
Source: EBSCO Information Services
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Also InWestlaw for most recent eight weeks (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community)
Categories: Index

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective

The Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (ILPR) indexes over 750 legal periodicals and covers the period 1908-1981. Geographical coverage includes the United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand.  See Jones & Chipman below for coverage of 1786-1922 and print coverage up to 1937.

Coverage: 1908-1981
Source: EBSCO Information Services
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InHarvard Law School Library Print Collection (1926-1994)
Categories: Index

Intellectual Property Law Collection

The HeinOnline Intellectual Property Law Collection provides access to primary and secondary, current and historical, materials relating to the development of intellectual property law in the United States. Scholarly articles with significance to the study of intellectual property law are included as well as a Google Patent Search search box.

Coverage: 1750-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: statutes, regulations, legislative histories, agency decisions, government documents,  manuals, classic and contemporary treatises, journal articles

Jones & Chipman’s Index to Legal Periodical Literature

Jones & Chipman’s Index to Legal Periodical Literature covers the content of about 235 British legal periodicals and 67 Law Report titles. It is available through 19th Century Masterfile, a collection of indexes covering 19th century periodicals and newspapers.

Coverage: 1786-1922
Source: Paratext LLC
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InHarvard Law School Library Print Collection (1786-1937)
Categories: Index

JSTOR

JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to the development of a digital library in support of the arts and sciences. JSTOR comprises the full-text of more than 200 academic journals covering a very wide range of disciplines. JSTOR allows browsing by issue and full-text searching by discipline, by individual titles, or of the entire collection.

Coverage:  Varies by publication coverage beginning with its first volume, with embargo on current volumes for one to seven years
Source: Ithaka
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: journal articles

Kluwer Arbitration 

Kluwer Arbitration provides access to an authoritative collection of primary source material and expert commentary for research in international commercial arbitration.  Kluwer Arbitration also features charts comparing law across multiple jurisdictions and data sets.

Coverage: 1976-current
Source: Wolters Kluwer
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required.  Works best with Internet Explorer.
Categories: case opinion and awards, commentary, conventions, legislation, rules, handbooks

Law360

Law360 contains the latest legal news with the ability to filter news results on over thirty practice areas, nine jurisdictions, and eighteen industries.  Law 360 also includes expert analysis on breaking legal issues.

Coverage: Covers most events within 24 hours
Source: LexisNexis
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Also In: Lexis Advance (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community)
Categories: news, current awareness

Law Journal Library

The HeinOnline Law Journal Library provides access to law reviews and journals. Use the HeinOnline ScholarCheck citator to locate bar journals and law reviews that cite to an article.

Coverage: Varies by Publication, coverage begins with a journal’s first volume but does not usually include its most recent issues.
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: law reviews, journal articles

LawTRIO

LawTRIO is a fully-searchable database indexing over 7,500 legal titles.

Coverage: 1981-current
Source: Infosources Publishing
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Also InLegal Looseleafs in Print and Legal Newsletters in Print
Categories: index

Leadership cONNECT

The Leadership Connect comprises fourteen Leadership Directories, also known as the Yellow Books.  This resource provides current contact information for the leaders of major U.S. government, business, professional and nonprofit organizations. Browse or search such well known directories as the Federal Yellow Book, the Congressional Yellow Book, the Judicial Yellow Book and the State Judicial Yellow Book.

Coverage: Information verified between 2 and 6 times per year on a rolling basis, with an 8-10 week window for updates after verifications are received.  More information about updates on the About Leadership Connect page.
Source: Leadership Connect
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: biographical information, contact information

Legal Classics

HeinOnline Legal Classics is a digital collection of many of the most highly regarded works written on the law. The Legal Classics collection is based on titles listed in the Bibliography of Early American Law by Morris L. Cohen. Additional titles have been selected from early British and Commonwealth works as well as from the AALS Law Books Recommended for Libraries.

Coverage: 1524-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: books

Legal Journals Index

Legal Journals Index provides citations to articles in over 450 legal journals published in the United Kingdom and other European countries.  Covers topics pertaining to the laws of the European Union and its member states. Citation includes an abstract and links to the full-text of the article and referenced cases when available.

Coverage: 1986-current
Source: Westlaw
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.
Categories: index

Legal Portraits Online

Legal Portraits Online is a digitized collection of more than 4,000 portrait images of lawyers, jurists, political figures, and legal thinkers dating from the Middle Ages to the late 20th-century drawn from the Harvard Law School Legal Portrait Collection. These materials depict legal figures prominent in the Common Law as well as those associated with the Canon and Civil Law traditions.

Coverage: 500-2004
Source: Harvard Law School Legal Portrait Collection
Access: Free Public Resource
Categories: portraits, drawings, prints, photographs

LegalTrac

LegalTrac provides citations to articles in over 1,000 legal periodicals published since 1980. LegalTrac covers law reviews, bar association journals, legal newspapers, and international legal journals. It also covers law-related articles from about 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Geographical coverage includes the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Coverage: 1980-current
Source: Gale Cengage
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InLexis Advance, Westlaw, and Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: index

LEGISLATIVE INSIGHT

ProQuest Legislative Insight contains historical information related to congressional lawmaking, that can help users ascertain legislative intent. Materials include text of the public law, bill versions, related bills, excerpts from the Congressional Record, committee hearings, reports, and prints, presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and other materials related to the law. Materials are available as fully searchable PDFs.  This can be used in conjunction with Regulatory Insight.

Coverage: 1789-2012, including all CIS histories from 1970-2012, and approximately 18,000 new histories from 1789-1969. New laws from 2013-forward are added separately on an ongoing basis.
Source: ProQuest
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: government documents

Legistorm Pro

Legistorm Pro contains information about Congressional legislators and staff including biographical information, contact details, staff position tracking and revolving door tracking. It also provides access to policy reports including CRS, GAO, CBO, and SAP, Executive orders, social media accounts, Congressional expenditures, salaries, and other disclosures.

Coverage: Updated daily
Source: LegiStorm LLC
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required; For questions regarding individual accounts please contact Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: biographical information, contact information, financial information, executive orders, social media

Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance provides access to U.S. federal and state law sources as well as sources of international law and the laws of a growing number of other jurisdictions. Sources cover a broad range of materials and vary by jurisdiction. The Directory of Online Services provides detailed, current information on databases offered by LexisNexis. Please note: many but not all LexisNexis databases are available under our academic account. Shepard’s BriefCheck is a web-based, automated citation-checking service which automatically extracts citations from documents and verifies them using the Shepard’s citator service.  The HLS contract with Lexis allows us to create accounts for the HLS community including visiting faculty, staff, and students only.

Coverage: Extensive, varies by resource and jurisdiction
Source: LexisNexis
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  Please see LexisNexis Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: state and federal government documents, constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, treatises, general and legal news

Legal Information Institute (LII)

The Cornell Legal Information Institute (LII), a research, engineering, and editorial group housed at the Cornell Law School, publishes law, creates materials to help understand the law, and explores new technologies that make it easier to find the law.

Coverage: Varies by Collection, see Legal Collection Information
Source: Cornell Law School
Access: Free Public Access
Categories: federal laws, constitution, U.S. Code, CFR, Supreme  Court  opinions, federal rules, state law resources, state statutes, Uniform Commercial Code, uniform laws, world laws

LLMC Digital

LLMC Digital is a digital collection of both historical and current legal literature and government documents. LLMC Digital includes collections for U.S. federal, state and territorial materials, as well as foreign and international materials.

Coverage: Varies by resource, U.S. Records 1774-current
SourceLaw Library Microform Consortium
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: government documents, laws, case opinions, legal literature, foreign and international materials

MomL Legal Treatises

Making of Modern Law Legal Treatises is a digital collection of early legal treatises compiled largely from Harvard Law School Library Special Collections. Texts were selected by consulting a number of bibliographies, and a few advisors, including David Ferris, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. Making of Modern Law comprises over 21,000 fully searchable works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law, with 14,900 titles from the nineteenth century and 7,100 titles from the years 1900 to 1926. Making of Modern Law covers nearly every aspect of law, encompassing a range of analytical, theoretical, and practical literature, some very rare. The books and materials in Legal Treatises include casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. Other contributing libraries included Yale, York University in Toronto, and Columbia University.

Coverage: 1800-1926
Source: Making of Modern Law
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: legal treatises

MoML Primary Sources

Making of Modern Law Primary Sources is a fully searchable digital archive consisting of state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions and other resources in American legal history.  This source contains a comprehensive collection of the significant codes and code-like compilations from all states up to 1926, and a vast collection of  enacted and proposed charters and ordinances in American jurisdictions, together with official documents relating to them, and opinions of legal officers of municipalities.  The municipal collection is broad, containing materials from both the Harvard Law School Library and the Yale Law Library, but is not comprehensive.

Coverage: 1763-1979
Source: Making of Modern Law
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: state codes, city charters, constitutional convention documents, legal dictionaries, American colonial records

MoML U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs

Making of Modern Law U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs is a digital collection of more than 350,000 separate documents from over 150,000 Supreme Court cases. Search by keyword, author (counsel or organization), case name, court term year and document filing date, and U.S. Reports citation. U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs is derived from the collections of the Jenkins Memorial Law Library in Philadelphia and Library of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Document types include Appellant’s Brief; Appellee’s Brief; Application for Review; Application for Writ; Brief in Opposition; Brief of Real Party; Intervenor’s Brief; Jurisdictional Statement; Letter Brief; Opposition for Review; Oral Transcript; Petition; Petition for Rehearing; Petitioner’s Brief; Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Relator’s Brief; Supplement to Petition; and Transcript.

Coverage: 1832-1978
Source: Making of Modern Law
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: supreme court opinions, court records, and court briefs

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

The HeinOnline Manual of Patent Examining Procedure provides access to the various editions of the MPEP, from the first published in 1949 to the present.

Coverage: 1949-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: manual

Massachusetts continuing legal education (mcle)

MCLE provides comprehensive and practical continuing legal education. MCLE presents more than 250 programs annually, in a variety of in-person and online formats; publishes more than 160 practice manuals, available as e-books as well as in print; and offers an online subscription product (the OnlinePass™) with unlimited access to all of its webcast programs and its entire book collection.

Coverage: 1998-current
Source: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  In order to access the lessons, you must first register.
Categories: books, practice materials, manuals, continuing education

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

The HeinOnline National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws collection provides access to all available transcripts of the Proceedings of each Annual Meeting, as well as transcripts of the discussions in the Committee of the Whole of each Uniform and Model Act. Also included are the approved “successive drafts” of each Uniform and Model Act. The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, founded in 1892, provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of the law.

Coverage: 1892-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InNational Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
Categories: organization publications, handbooks, conferences, meeting transcripts, uniform and model acts

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 185,000 criminal justice publications housed in the NCJRS Library collection. Most documents published by NCJRS sponsoring agencies since 1995 are available in full-text online. A link is included with the abstract when the full-text is available. Use the Thesaurus Term Search to search for materials in the NCJRS Abstracts Database using an NCJRS controlled vocabulary. This controlled vocabulary is used to assign relevant indexing terms to the documents in the NCJRS collection.

Coverage: 1995-current
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Access: Free Public Access
Categories: index, government documents

New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs

HeinOnline New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs includes records and briefs from cases reported in the New York Reports, volumes 98 New York Reports, second series to volume 11 New York Reports, third series, and growing. Special navigation tools include the Case Locator, Complete List (of cases) and Advanced Search.

Coverage: 2001-current, updated monthly
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: case records and briefs

New York Legal Research Library

The HeinOnline New York Legal Research Library provides access to legal materials useful for researching the history, study, practice and development of law in the state of New York.

Coverage: 1691-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: New York Attorney General reports and opinions, the New York State Register, Tax Cases, New York State Session Laws, New York Law Journals, the New York State Bar Association Journal, legal classics from or about New York, and New York trials

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni gives you access over 15,000 news, business, and legal sources.  This source contains legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions, print and online journals, business information on U.S. and international companies, national and regional newspapers, wire services, transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to Shepard’s Citations service for all federal and states court cases.

Coverage: 1789-current
Source: LexisNexis
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: Lexis Advance (Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community)
Categories: court opinions, journal articles, business information, news

Oxford Scholarship Online Law

Oxford Scholarship Online Law provides access to scholarly texts covering topics ranging from the foundations of legal history and philosophy to analytic and comparative work on legal doctrine and empirical research on law in modern society. Oxford Scholarship Online includes titles from Oxford Studies in European Law, Oxford Monographs in International Law, Oxford Monographs in Criminal Law and Justice, Clarendon Studies in Criminology, Oxford Monographs in Labour Law, Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History, Oxford Studies in International Economic Law, and the International Courts and Tribunals series.

Coverage: 1963-current
Source: Oxford Scholarship Online
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: books

Philip C. Jessup Library

The HeinOnline Philip C. Jessup Library provides access to the International Law Students Association’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium, the ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, and the ILSA Journal of International Law.

Coverage: 1960-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: moot court competition materials, journal articles

Politico Pro

Politico Pro is a policy news reporting service, with an in-depth, real-time, and archived policy newsroom.  Politico Pro includes a library of primary source documentation, proprietary tools, legislative and regulatory trackers, and a graphic visualization library called DataPoint.

Coverage: Updated daily
Source: Politico Pro
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required; For questions regarding individual accounts please contact Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories: current awareness, news, data

Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS (PLI)

Practising Law Institute’s Discover PLUS (PLI) provides access to Treatises, Answer Books, and Forms for standard US practice, and is especially strong for transactional materials. In addition, PLI offers Course Handbooks and Program Transcripts from its seminars and publications. PLI provides a wide range of specific guidance by lawyers for lawyers.

Coverage: 1980-current
Source: Practicing Law Institute
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: treatises, answer books, forms, practice materials

pROqUEST Congressional

Proquest Congressional is a major source of information about the members of Congress and their legislative activities and a primary resource for accessing the many publications of the U.S. Congress. Proquest Congressional provides legislative histories, United States Statutes at Large, congressional publications including House and Senate Committee Reports, Committee Hearings, Committee Prints and Documents, CRS Reports. Proquest Congressional provides coverage of recent bills and bill-status, floor votes, Public Laws and the current U.S. Code. Proquest Congressional provides coverage of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  Proquest Congressional provides news coverage and issue analysis of the activities of Congress drawn from the Hill, Roll Call, the Washington Post and other national and regional news sources.

Coverage: 1789-current; Statutes at Large 1789-current; legislative histories 1969-current; CRS Reports 1916-current
Source: ProQuest
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: legislative histories, government documents, house and senate committee reports, committee hearings, statutes at large, CRS Reports, committee prints and documents, recent bills and bill-status, floor votes, Public Laws and the current U.S. Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations

rEGULATORY INSIGHT

ProQuest Regulatory Insight provides regulatory histories combined with public law and legislative history research.  ProQuest Regulatory Insight tracks from the first bill introduced through the enactment of a law to the final rule promulgated. This can be used in conjunction with Legislative Insight.

Coverage: 1936-current
Source: ProQuest
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: federal register notices, proposed rules, and rules representing the complete rulemaking process associated with specific public laws and executive orders.

Session Laws

HeinOnline Session Laws contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. States as well as Australia, Bahamas, Canada and the United States.

Coverage: Varies by Jurisdiction, 1700s-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: session laws, foreign law materials

SECURITIES MOSAIC

Lexis Securities Mosaic, formerly Knowledge Mosaic, provides timely securities, communications, finance, commerce, and trade related disclosure and regulatory information including news, real-time data, and law firm and accounting firm memos with analysis of securities, M&A, and tax issues. Lexis Securities Mosaic features suites of data in six areas: disclosure, regulation, enforcement/litigation, SROs, guidance and news.

Coverage: 1971-current
Source: LexisNexis
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: Lexis Advance
Categories: filings, disclosures, no action letters, memoranda, model documents, news, data

Senate Executive Journal

Senate Executive Journals, 1789-1980, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of the Executive Journal of the United States Senate covering the 1st Congress through the first session of the 39th Congress. The Executive Journal records Senate executive proceedings related to the confirmation of Presidential nominees and consenting to treaties.

Coverage: 1789-1980
Source: NewsBank
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InAmerican Memory (Free Public Access)
Categories: congressional materials

Social Law Library Online Databases

The Social Law Library Online Databases provides access to Massachusetts statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, and court rules as well as access to Massachusetts administrative rulings.

Coverage: Varies by Resource
Source: Social Law Library
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: Massachusetts state materials, Massachusetts municipal materials, Massachusetts administrative materials, state court opinions

SSRN

SSRN provides access to new scholarship including working papers in accounting, economics, financial economics, law, and management. Search by author and by title and abstract keywords. Most papers are available for download in pdf format.

Coverage: 1994-current
Source: Elsevier
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required, and new users can register to download emails.
Categories: journal articles, working papers

State Capital

LexisNexis State Capital affords extensive access to state legislation, administrative law, and commentary. Use this resource to retrieve the full text of bills, provisions of current state statutory codes and constitutions, presently in force adopted regulations appearing in current state administrative codes, adopted regulations as initially published in state registers, and proposed regulations as found in registers as well. Tracking reports of the status of bills and proposed regulations are also provided. LexisNexis State Capital can be consulted to access coverage of significant legislative issues and policies by state newspapers of record and other publications. In addition, current state legislative directory information and the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest are included in this resource.

Coverage: Bills (1991-current), for bill tracking (1990-current), proposed regulations (1991-current), state register (varies by jurisdiction)
Source: LexisNexis
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: state legislation, state administrative law, state legal commentary 

study aid Library

The Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library contains electronic textbooks, ebooks, supplements, and reference materials for law school students.  There are over 400 textbooks in more than eighty disciplines, reference book series including the Bouvier Law Dictionary,  and supplements from popular series such as Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law, CrunchTime, CaseNote Legal Briefs, Glannon’s Guides, and more.

Coverage: Most recently published versions are available
Source: Wolters Kluwer
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Categories: textbooks, supplements, reference materials

Subject Compilations of State Laws

The HeinOnline Subject Compilations of State Laws database provides detailed bibliographic information for thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and websites that compare or survey state laws. Subject Compilations of State Laws is organized by topic and includes extensive annotations with links to articles and other documents freely available or available through HeinOnline.

Coverage: 1960-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: state surveys

Supreme Court Database

The Supreme Court 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.

Coverage: 1791-2018
Source:  Washington University Law
Access: Created by Professor Harold Spaeth, Michigan State University and hosted by Washington University in St. Louis
Categories:  supreme court opinions, case history information, judicial information

Supreme Court Insight

Comprehensive collection of all Supreme Court documents associated with a particular case including full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs.  Case compilation pages are organized to maximize understanding of the judicial process.  Documents are also retrievable on a document-by-document basis.  Harmonized subject indexing facilitates the ability of researchers to assess specific cases and groups of cases. Organization indexing facilitates the ability of users to locate specific briefs or retrieve all briefs submitted by a single organization. Supreme Court Insight is a companion product and offers links from case-specific records to Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight.

Coverage: 1975-2016
Source: ProQuest
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: court opinions, decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, amicus briefs

Tax Analysts

Tax Analysts provides current, in-depth tax information through such publications as Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today, and Worldwide Tax Daily. In addition, Tax Analysts provides access to essential Federal, State and International source materials.

Coverage: 1900-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: Harvard Law School Library Microfiche Collection (1996-current)
Categories: industry publications, analysis, federal state and international materials

Taxation & Economic Reform in America

HeinOnline Taxation & Economic Reform in America: A Historical Archive, 1781-2009 is a 225-year archive of tax regulations, laws, and legislative histories, with congressional committee reports and hearings; includes Congressional Budget Office and Government Accountability Office reports.

Coverage: 1781-2009
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: laws, regulations, legislative histories, committee reports,  hearings

TRACfed

The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is a data gathering, data research and data distribution organization. TRAC’s purpose is to provide with comprehensive information about federal staffing, spending, and the enforcement activities of the federal government. TRACfed provides a wide range of information about federal enforcement activities as well as detailed information about federal staffing, federal funds, and the diverse characteristics of counties, federal districts, and states. TRACfed data is organized into several modules including: Criminal Enforcement, Civil Enforcement, Administrative Enforcement, People & staffing, Money (Federal Funds), and Community Context.

Coverage: 1986-current
Source: Syracuse University
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Also In:
Categories: data

Treaties and Agreements Library

The HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library provides access to several important treaty series, including official and unofficial U.S. treaty publications, treaty guides and indexes, various treaty collections, books and texts, and other useful materials.

Coverage: 1700-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: treaties, guides and indexes, books

United States Code

The HeinOnline United States Code collection provides complete historical coverage of the U.S. Code. The U.S. Code is the official consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. A new edition of the U.S. Code is published every six years with annual cumulative supplements published in each of the five intervening years.

Coverage: 1925-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: government documents, laws

USA.gov

USA.gov, an interagency initiative administered by the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, serves as the U.S. government’s official web portal, and provides access to government information and services.

Coverage: Varies
Source: General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
Access: Free Public Access
Categories: government documents, government information

U.S. Attorney General Opinions

HeinOnline U.S. Attorney General Opinions provides access to: Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice, Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States, Digest of the Published Opinions of the Attorneys-General, & of the Leading Decisions of the Federal Courts, with Reference to International Law, Treaties and Kindred Subjects, and other useful materials.

Coverage: OLC Opinions (1977-1996), AG Official Opinions (1791-1982), Various other sources (1877-current)
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also In: Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: administrative opinions,

U.S. Congressional Documents

HeinOnline U.S. Congressional Documents provides access to the published debates, proceedings and speeches of the U.S. Congress, including the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, Congressional Globe and the Congressional Record. Use the Congressional Record Daily to Bound Locator to convert daily edition references into citations to the permanent edition. Also included are numerous historical document collections such as the Journals of the Continental Congress, the American State Papers and the Territorial Papers of the United States.

Coverage: Varies by Source, Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837), Congressional Globe (1833-1873), Congressional Record (1873-current)
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: government documents, congressional materials, news

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994, a component of the Archive of Americana, is a digital collection of reports, documents and journals of U.S. Congress. The U.S. Congressional Serial Set constitutes an incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Use this resource for researching political history, military history, explorations, social history, ethnic history, genealogy, cultural history, international relations, commerce and industrial development.

Coverage: 1817-1994
Source: NewsBank
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Also InAmerican Memory and microfiche
Categories: congressional documents

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals

HeinOnline U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals provides access to the published administrative decisions and other issuances of a growing number of U.S. federal agencies, including the AEC, FCC, FTC, IRS, NLRB and SEC.

Coverage: Varies by Agency, 1789-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: federal administrative decisions

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The HeinOnline U.S. Federal Legislative History Library provides access to the Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database and the U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection. All compilations for major laws are included in the database with the following exceptions: appropriations measures; ceremonial matters; laws that extend the life of an agency or authority; and laws that affect small numbers of persons or specific regions of the country. The sources for these compilations include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services.  In addition to major complete legislative histories this collection includes texts related to legislative histories.

Coverage: Selected 1890-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: legislative history, government documents, books

U.S. Law Week

U.S. Law Week, published by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), reports on and analyzes federal and state cases. USLW sections include: Summary & Analysis, Analysis & Perspective, Legal News, Conference Report, and Electronic Resources. Supreme Court Today provides a continuously updated Supreme Court database, including case summaries and histories, questions presented before the court, argument summaries, full text opinions and end-of-term roundups.

Coverage: 1933-current
Source: Bureau of National Affairs
Access: HLS Me Log-In or HLS IP-Address Required
Also InBloomberg Law and Harvard Law School Library Print Collection
Categories: supreme court opinions, case summaries and histories, legal analysis, news, conference reports

U.S. Presidential Library

The HeinOnline U.S. Presidential Library provides access to a wide variety of sources of Presidential Documents, Messages and Papers, including A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents compiled by James D. Richardson (George Washington to Woodrow Wilson); A Compilation of Messages and Papers of the Presidents (New Series) compiled by James D. Richardson (George Washington to Herbert Hoover) and other Presidential sources including Code of Federal Regulations: Title 3; Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States; Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; Economic Reports of the President; List and Index of Presidential Executive Orders, and Presidential Executive Orders.

Coverage: 1789-2001
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: executive materials, presidential papers and documents, inaugural addresses, presidential reports, executive orders

U.S. Statutes at Large

HeinOnline U.S. Statutes at Large provides access to the United States Statutes at Large, the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by the U.S. Congress. The Statutes at Large includes every law, public and private, ever enacted by the Congress and, until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate. The Statutes at Large also includes the text of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution including amendments, treaties with Native Americans and foreign nations, and presidential proclamations.

Coverage: 1789-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: federal laws, Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution including amendments, treaties with Native Americans and foreign nations, and presidential proclamations

U.S. Supreme Court Library

The HeinOnline U.S. Supreme Court Library provides access to opinions published in the U.S. Reports as well as more recent opinions published in the U.S. Reports Preliminary Prints and U.S. Reports Slip Opinions. Also included are the journals Supreme Court Economic Review and Supreme Court Review and several books on the Supreme Court.

Coverage: 1754-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: supreme court opinions

Westlaw

Westlaw provides online access to U.S. federal and state law sources as well as sources of international law and the laws of a growing number of other jurisdictions. Sources vary by jurisdiction, but may include constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, treatises and general and legal news.  Please note: many but not all Westlaw databases are available under our academic account. West’s Drafitng Assistant is a web-based, automated citation-checking service which automatically extracts citations from documents and verifies them using the KeyCite citator service. The HLS contract with Westlaw allows us to create accounts for the HLS community including visiting faculty, staff, and students only.

Coverage: Extensive, varies by resource and jurisdiction
Source: Thomson Reuters
Access: Access is limited to the Harvard Law School community.  Please see Westlaw Accounts & Policies for more information. Please contact  Research Services, 617-495-4516, for further assistance.
Categories:  state and federal government documents, constitutions, legislation, legislative history, statutory codes, regulations, regulatory materials, cases, case digests, citators, public records, law reviews, treatises, general and legal news

World Constitutions Illustrated

HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated provides access to contemporary and historical documents and resources of interest to scholars researching the constitutional and political development of the nations of the world. World Constitutions Illustrated includes, for each nation represented, such resources as the current constitution in its original language format accompanied by at least one English translation; links to commentaries and other relevant sources including scholarly articles; direct links to specific chapters within classic constitutional books; a bibliography of select constitutional books; as well as links to online sources such as Portals to the World and official government websites.

Coverage: 1479-current
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: constitutions

World Trials Library

The HeinOnline World Trials Library provides access to transcripts and accounts of trials from around the world. Also included are works that analyze and debate famous trials and biographies of well-known trial lawyers.

Coverage: 1600-2016
Source: HeinOnline
Access: Harvard Key Log-In Required
Categories: court materials, transcripts, secondary sources, biographies