Academic and Historical Legal Research
HeinOnline (SLS Database)
The Modern Link to Legal History. HeinOnline contains full text of many law journals dating back to the 1800s. Users may browse by journal name, author or article, and full-text searching is also available. Numerous other valuable products are also available (such as Bar Journals, the Code of Federal Regulations, English Reports (Full Reprint, 1220-1867), Federal Register Library, Foreign Relations of the United States, Israel Law Reports, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Pentagon Papers, Subject Compilations of State Laws (1960-2010), Treaties and Agreements Library, United States Code, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court Library). Access to HeinOnline is limited to the Stanford University community. For off-campus access use: HeinOnline EZPROXY
EBSCOHost (SLS Database)
Access to a comprehensive collection of databases containing thousands of scholarly journals, news materials, and reference works. For off-campus access use: EBSCOHost EZPROXY
- For general academic research, try the Academic Search Premiere database.
- For historical research or archived newspapers, you may wish to include America – History and Life and/or Historical Abstracts with Full Text.
ProQuest (SLS Database)
Access to more than 4,000 periodicals from broad and diversified scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines. For off-campus access use: ProQuest Congressional EZPROXY
- For general academic research, try searching across the entire ProQuest Research Library.
- For historical research, you may wish to specifically search within Historical Newspapers and Dissertations & Theses.
GALE CENGAGE (SLS Database)
Useful databases with particularly strong collections of academic journals, historical materials, and newspapers. For off-campus access to the GALE InfoTrac law databases, use: GALE InfoTrac-Law Databases EZPROXY. For off-campus access to the GALE InfoTrac academic databases, use: GALE InfoTrac EZPROXY.
- U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
- The Making of Modern Law
- The Making of Modern Law—Trials 1600-1926
- The Making of Modern Law—Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926
- The Making of the Modern World
- Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
- Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
- Eighteenth Century Collections Online
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online
JSTOR (SLS Database)
Digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content. Extensive historical journal coverage. For off-campus access use: JSTOR EZPROXY
Newsbank/Readex Databases (SLS Databases)
For off-campus access use: Newsbank/Readex EZPROXY
- “Archive of Americana” contains historical collections of “books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.” In particular, try: America’s Historical Imprints; America’s Historical Newspapers; and/or American State Papers, 1789-1838.
- “Access World News” contains electronic editions for local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers.
Legal Scholarship Network (SLS Database)
The Legal Scholarship Network publishes a series of electronic journals of abstracts — of working papers as well as articles — in various areas of law. The Legal Scholarship Network also publishes weekly Professional Announcements that include announcements such as important professional meetings, calls for papers and special issues of journals, and professional job listings. For access, please e-mail email@example.com.
From the website, “A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75.”
Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Colonial State Papers integrates two important research tools as one service: Collection CO 1 from The National Archives (full name: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers); and Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739.
Documents in law, history and diplomacy – original source materials from 400 BCE to present.