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1 Research Assistant Classes May 2009

2 Finding older legal materials Hein, other subscription databases, some on the web Find most in Electronic Resources: Legal HistoryElectronic Resources: Legal History Few older materials on Lexis and Westlaw Secondary sources Older versions of codes and regulations Statutes and legislative history English law

3 Reliance in early U.S. law on noted treatises Making of Modern Law: U.S. and British, , searchable full-text or within works Making of Modern Law Hein Online Legal Classics: important historical works Hein Online Legal Classics Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Making of the Modern World: Economic Literature (Emory Databases) Univ. of Michigan: Making of America Books (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/)Making of America Books

4 Hein Online Law Journal Library: Journals usually from vol. 1, searchable, citator Hein Online Law Journal Library Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective : SFX links to full-text Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective Jones & Chipman’s Index : Select Index to Legal Periodical Literature Jones & Chipman’s Index

5 Some collections of historical documents are on the web Emory Law Ready Reference Yale Law Avalon Project Univ. of Okl. Chronology of U.S. Historical DocumentsChronology of U.S. Historical Documents Library of Congress American Memory Collection American Memory Collection

6 Official U.S. Code: published every 6 years, beginning with 1926 Previous codification Revised Statutes (1875 & 1878) In the library: 2000-current Range 301, in Docs, in fiche Hein Online US Code plus Revised Statutes, browse or citation search tool Hein Online US Code Westlaw USCA versions from 1990 Westlaw USCA Lexis USCS versions from 1992 Lexis USCS

7 U.S. Public Laws, later compiled in Stat. volumes in P.L. order First published 1845 Law Library: AE Hein Statutes at Large , browse by volume, PL No., Popular Name, citation navigator Hein Statutes at Large Lexis Congressional 1789-current, searchable Lexis Congressional Westlaw :Stat. from 1789, searchable Westlaw Lexis : Stat or PL, retrieve pdf by citation using Lexsee, find citations using the Statutes at Large or Popular Name tables Lexis Thomas and GPO Access/FDsys: Public Laws ThomasFDsys Library of Congress: Library of Congress

8 Hein Online: Legislative History (sources & some full-text), Congressional Documents (Cong. Record)Legislative History Congressional Documents Readex US Congressional Serial Set Readex US Congressional Serial Set Lexis Congressional: hearings, Cong. Record Lexis Congressional Westlaw: FED-LH, USCCAN Westlaw Library of Congress: Cong. Record Library of Congress In the Library: USCCAN, Cong. Index, Cong. Record, Serial Set At Woodruff: Serial Set, Cong. Record

9 Georgia Code: Previous Codes Ranges 355 & 366 Codes of 1933, 1926, 1914, and earlier Note that code numbers vary, use tables Fiche: Superseded State Codes & Session Laws Hein State Session Laws : most states from 1995, a few states with older statutes Hein State Session Laws LLMC: includes some state codes and session laws LLMC

10 Indiana Univ.: State Legislative History Research Guides /services/sta_leg.shtml /services/sta_leg.shtml Westlaw: State Legislative History tab Westlaw State Legislative Sourcebook: Ref. Office

11 CFR: Sets in storage Hein CFR: Hein CFR Westlaw from 1984 Westlaw Lexis from 1981 Lexis GPO Access from 1996 in pdf GPO Access Federal Register: Volumes in storage Hein Federal Register: , with citation navigator Hein Federal Register GPO Access/FDsys from 1994FDsys Westlaw from 1936 ( pdf) Westlaw Lexis from 1980 Lexis

12 Statutes at Large : by year of reign In the library: Hansell Rm. and Spec. Collections Eighteenth Century Collections & Early English Books: Search 1 st for “Statutes at Large” Eighteenth Century Collections Early English Books OPSI: statutes as enacted present, in pdf: Hein: Statutes of the Realm by year Hein Lexis and Westlaw: if still in force, find in UK databases

13 Official: The Law Reports 1865-present Unofficial: English Reports Full Reprint , All England Law Reports present w/ headnotes 1558-current Hein: English Reports Full Reprint: w/ citation navigator & case locatorEnglish Reports Full Reprint LLMC digital LLMC digital Lexis: The Law Reports 1865-current The Law Reports UK Cases and England & Wales cases 1558-current UK Cases England & Wales cases Westlaw: England Reports Full Reprint England Reports Full Reprint All Reports and UK Reports current All Reports UK Reports

14 Emory Law Library: Legal History ResourcesLegal History Resources Univ. of Michigan: American Legal History ResourcesAmerican Legal History Resources Univ. of Chicago: Legal History SourcesLegal History Sources Duke Law Library: English Legal HistoryEnglish Legal History


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