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LawCite

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 17, 2017

LawCite is great when you have a citation to foreign caselaw and no idea where to start.  The current emphasis is on common law countries, but this is being gradually extended to include civil law jurisdictions.

LawCite is a free …

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United Nation unveils new digital library

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 26, 2017

The UNDL, a joint effort between the Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York City and its sister library at the UN Office in Geneva, it provides “one global point of access” to all the UN information—both current and historical. …

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Fastcase

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 17, 2017

You now have access to Fastcase.  This is an alternative to Lexis and Westlaw and it appears that Fastcase is giving them both competition.  Fastcase describes how they are different:

1. Fastcase is the only legal research …

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New Hein Online Collection: Congress and the Courts

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 10, 2017

Below is the Hein Online description of the collection.

This library, featuring William H. Manz’s Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History 1787-2010, brings together materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts and …

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New Database! Supreme Court Brief

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 3, 2017

Supreme Court Brief – an ALM publication related to the National Law Journal – is focused on news about the U.S. Supreme Court.  While there is analysis of cases before the Court it also offers articles that cover other aspects …

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CIA published unclassified documents on website

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • January 23, 2017

Since 1999, the CIA has regularly released its historical declassified records to the standalone CIA Records Search Tool (CREST) system that was only accessible in person at the National Archives Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland.  To increase accessibility …

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List of Free Public Databases

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • January 9, 2017

The City Colleges of Chicago offer us an alphabetical list of free public databases.  It is an interesting list that covers many subjects including medicine and law.  One that caught my eye is People of Medieval Scotland 1093-1314

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Online Research Resources: Medical Research Law & Policy Report (BNA)

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • August 10, 2016

If you are interested in a publication that offers coverage of regulatory and legal developments concerning the medical research industry, then
take a look at BNA’s Medical Research Law & Policy Report.  Dates of coverage are from March 20, 2002

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Research Resources: ERISA Litigation Tracker (BNA)

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • July 13, 2016

If you are interested in a source that provides significant ERISA cases as they are being litigated then check the BNA ERISA Litigation Tracker.  This source also provides alerts and full text of court filings such as complaints, briefs, motions,

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Bloomberg Law: Changes to the Transactional Law Tabs

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 29, 2016

Bloomberg Law is a great source for conducting transactional law research.  Recently, Bloomberg Law made some changes to their Transactional Law tab.  This tab has been renamed “Corporate Transactions” and other changes include:

  • The “Transactional Resources” page link has been

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