New CUNY Law Library Research Databases for spring 2018

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940

This resource consists of 20 individual collections, with a total page count of nearly one and a half million pages. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990. This archive is useful for scholars and researchers focused on gender and LGBTQ studies, women’s studies, American studies, civil and human rights, journalism, social movement history, British twentieth-century history, and more.
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Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text – EBSCO

Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole. Contains more than 400,000 records.
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New CUNY Law Library Research Databases for fall 2017

The CUNY School of Law Library has significantly expanded its research database holdings recently. The list below includes an indication of where each resource is permanently linked on our library’s web pages so you can find them easily during the course of your research.

New HeinOnline Additions

All of the HeinOnline databases we subscribe to can be accessed through the main HeinOnline link in the General Research Databases section of our Legal Databases page. Links to individual HeinOnline databases are also provided in appropriate sections of our library’s Legal Databases and Legal Information Links pages as indicated below.

ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals – HeinOnline

This collection digitizes ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals, along with 44 periodicals previously only available to ABA section members. It provides access to current volumes of included periodicals and covers all subject areas of American law. Publications from the ABA Center for Professional Development’s National Institutes from 2012 to date are also included.
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American Law Institute (ALI) Library

Contains full runs of the Institute’s Annual Reports, Proceedings, Annual Meeting Speeches, and the Institute’s newsletter, The ALI Reporter. It also includes both current and archival Restatements of the Law, Uniform Commercial Code, Model Penal Code, ALI-ABA Periodicals, and the Statement of Essential Human Rights (a pioneering ALI project of the mid-1940s).
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Animal Studies: Law, Welfare & Rights – HeinOnline

With titles from the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Welfare Institute, this collection aims to establish the foundational laws pertaining to animals and follow the evolution of these rights throughout the years. It includes philosophical books dating back to the 1800’s, videos, periodicals, brochures, and more.
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Congress & the Courts – HeinOnline

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 provides all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government. Also included are Federal Judicial Center Publications, Periodicals, Links to Scholarly Articles, CFR Title 28 – Judicial Administration, Other Related Works, and much more.
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Foreign & International Law Resources – HeinOnline

FILRD includes the publications of the American Society of International Law along with prominent Yearbooks from around the world, including The Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series. It also includes U.S. Law Digests, International Tribunals/Judicial Decisions and more.
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Foreign Relations of the United States – HeinOnline

This series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. It is comprised of more than 600 books beginning with Abraham Lincoln’s administration in 1861 and continuing to the administration of Ronald Reagan in 1988.
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History of Capital Punishment – HeinOnline

This online resource includes both database and PDF versions of the Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography, which represents more than 50 years of expert and extensive research on this subject. Also included are hundreds of additional related publications, such as hearings, trials, periodicals, and more.
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National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

This provides access to the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended or endorsed by the Conference. It includes the NCCUSL – Archive Publications, Handbook of the NCCUSL, and Proceedings of the Annual Conference Meeting from the first through the most recent Annual Meeting. Transcripts of the Proceedings of each Annual Meeting, as well as the transcripts of the discussions in the Committee of the whole of each Uniform and Model Act, are available. Also included are the approved “successive drafts” of each Uniform and Model Act.
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National Survey of State Laws

This database version of Rich Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are included in HeinOnline’s image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform.
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New York Court of Appeals Records & Briefs – HeinOnline

The New York Court of Appeals Records and Briefs collection in HeinOnline contains coverage for cases starting from 1 NY3D and is updated on a monthly basis.
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Religion & the Law

Contains hundreds of unique titles and nearly one million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. This collection provides a research platform for the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. The collection also includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles.
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Session Laws Library – HeinOnline

This library contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. states as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the D.C. Register. All states are current within 60 days of the printed publication, and all states are available back to inception!
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State Reports: A Historical Archive – HeinOnline

State Reports: A Historical Archive provides a digital version of Hein’s State Report Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports.
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United Nations Law Collection – HeinOnline

This collection contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, UNCITRAL Publications, UNIDIR Publications, the United Nations Legislative Series and much more. Finding Aids and additional features make it easy to pull up a UN Treaty by entering a UNTS Citation, search for a UN Treaty, and link to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty.
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World Trials Library – HeinOnline

This collection includes thousands of trials including complete sets of American State Trials, Howell’s State Trials, and the Nuremburg Trials. It also includes famous trials from Philadelphia’s Jenkins Law Library, Cornell University, and the University of Missouri-Columbia’s trials collections. It contains trial transcripts, critical court documents, and trial-related resources such as monographs which analyze and debate the decisions of famous trials, as well as biographies of many of the greatest trial lawyers in history.
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New ProQuest Additions

Proquest Congressional Updates

The following additional content has been added to our existing Proquest Congressional subscription:

Executive Branch Documents (1789 – 1945)
Executive Orders & Presidential Proclamations (1789 – present)
Congressional Research Digital (CRS Reports) (1916 – 2010)
Congressional Bills & Resolutions 1789-2013
U.S. Serial Set: additional permanent documents added to the existing collection. Note that the search box on the Proquest Congressional landing page searches all content by default, but you can use the advanced search link to select individual collections to search if you want to.

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Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) – Proquest

Working in collaboration with the National Security Archive to preserve and widen access to this significant material, ProQuest has created a far-reaching, curated collection of U.S. official documents. More than 650,000 pages are included, with many gathered through extensive use of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act by The Archive. The digitized documents are made available in over 40 topic-based collections, with two new collections added each year. The curation of each collection is overseen by subject-area scholars to ensure the material provides the most discerning coverage of the topic.
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Regulatory Insight – Proquest

Regulatory Insight provides U.S. federal administrative law histories for the period 1936-2014 organized by federal statute and Executive Order. More information.
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Supreme Court Insight – Proquest

Supreme Court Insight, 1975-2016 , is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document by document basis. This module covers content through the 2016/2017 term.  More information.
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Other New Research Databases

NCLC Digital Library – National Consumer Law Center

Includes the full-text of 20 NCLC treatises on consumer law topics.
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Foreign Policy

This database has been made available to us by the central CUNY Office of Library Services. It includes access to the archive of the magazine, Foreign Policy, as well as the publisher’s other website content and newsletters that can be subscribed to.
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This database has been made available to us by the central CUNY Office of Library Services. Contains the content of more than 120 historically significant LGBT journals, magazines, and regional newspapers as well as more than 150 full-text monographs and books including Classics in Lesbian Studies, Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research, Handbook of Research with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Populations, Queer Theory & Social Change, etc.
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