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Published online every weekday, source of news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. Features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; current job listings; an archive of previously published content; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, and salary databases.
HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features a broad collection of digitized primary and secondary sources in law, known especially for their extensive law journal collection, and their historical collections of U.S. legal materials, and select foreign and international law collections.
Formerly Lexis Advance, Lexis+ is one of the premier legal research platforms, containing cases, statutes, regulations, constitutions, forms, treatises, law reviews, leading newspapers and magazines, reference items, and select international content.
A comprehensive resource for U.S. Congressional publications providing indexing, abstracts, and full text (PDFs and html) for legislative documents from 1789 forward. Documents include committee reports, House and Senate documents, committee prints, bills, hearings, Public Laws, Statutes at Large, the Congressional Record, and more.
VitalLaw (formerly Cheetah) provides access to in-depth knowledge and expertise from WK attorney specialists and experts including deep, rich, analytical content and explanations; curated primary source (laws, regulations, and cases) with history lines and notes; a variety of CCH and Aspen Publishers titles; and practical tools, news, webinars, white papers, and blogs.
Westlaw Edge is one of the premier legal research platforms, containing cases, statutes, regulations, constitutions, forms, treatises, law reviews, leading newspapers and magazines, reference items, and select international content. Westlaw accounts are available for law school faculty, staff, and students only. See a reference librarian for details.
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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
"The American Bench is widely considered to be the definitive biographical reference on America's judiciary in both federal and state courts. It contains biographical information on more than 20,000 judges with structural, geographical and jurisdictional facts."
Fastcase is a leading provider of primary and secondary legal content. Scope of coverage includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules and more from all 50 states and all federal jurisdictions. Cutting edge tools include type-ahead, suggested terms list, the interactive timeline, and other tools to make the legal research process effective, efficient, and easy.
Please note: New users must first register from a computer on campus. After registering, users may log into their account to access the database from anywhere. IU users must create an individual account using their iu.edu email. Access to data, research and technology covering private capital markets, including venture capital and private equity.