Subject Guides: Law
Adjunct Reference Librarian
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe is a full-text database that provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information compiled specifically for the research needs of academic institutions. Search full text federal, state and international legal materials in the Legal Research section. Includes cases, codes and law review articles.
Sciences Abstracts indexes and
abstracts articles covering addiction studies, area studies, community health
care, corrections, criminal justice, economics, environmental studies, ethics,
family studies, gender studies, geography, gerontology, law, public
administration, political science, psychiatry, psychology, social work,
sociology and urban studies. Coverage begins with 1983. Abstracting coverage
begins with periodicals published in January 1994.
Abstracts | (En
Espanol) This database covers the latest research
in the fields of sociology, social sciences and related disciplines. Abstracts and
enhanced citations are available for over 1,640 journals, monographs, conference
papers and dissertations (1960 - present).
University Legal Information
Institute – This is an extensive resource, an excellent
starting place for legal research. It contains a library of law topics, giving
an overview and “menu of sources” for each. It includes both federal and
state constitutions and codes, as well as court opinions. One feature permits
searching for Supreme Court decisions by topic and gives a summary of the case,
when available, as well as the opinions of the court. In addition to federal and
state law, there is a section on law from around the world.
site, another great starting place, has sections for professionals, students,
businesses and the general public. It provides access to
U.S. Federal and State cases and codes and has a noteworthy collection of legal
forms. There are good overview articles on various legal topics. It is also good
for career information.
Virtual Library: Laws – A catalog of law sites presented by the Indiana University School of
Law. Search or browse by topic. It also includes a lengthy list of links to
legal search tools and other comprehensive legal sites.
Judicial Branch Resources –This site,
from the Library of Congress, contains links to U.S. Judiciary Branch resources
as well as to other legal information websites relating to the Constitution,
Federal Code, Regulations, Judicial opinions, etc.
Legislative Information on the Internet
- This site contains a wealth of information
relating to U.S. legislation: information about bills and amendments, as well as
the full text of bills and public laws. There are sections on House and Senate
roll call votes, information on House and Senate Committees, essays on how laws
are made and how they are enacted. The text of the Congressional Record from
1989 onwards, and a database of historical documents, including the
Constitution, can also be found here.
Constitution of the United States of America –
Includes analysis and interpretation. Each amendment is discussed and
annotations of cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court are included.
Federal Courts Finder – Opinions from recent cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the various Circuit Courts.
Law on the Web – An article, written by a law
librarian from the University of Nebraska College of Law, with many useful links
in the area of immigration law
– U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Gives a good overview of
federal laws relating to job discrimination.
Discrimination – Gives an overview of the topic
and lists relevant statutes, regulations and court decisions.
York State Assembly – Provides links to the N.Y.S.
Constitution and the Consolidated and Unconsolidated Laws.
Current N.Y.S. bills are searchable by number or keyword.
Summarizing Family Law in the Fifty States
Access Law Libraries - a
list by county of public access law libraries in New York State.
York City Council – New York City Local Laws, 1990 –
present, and information relating to New York City’s legislative branch.
Legal Citations – A “how-to” based on the “Bluebook”
Encyclopedia - Nolo -- Hundreds of articles in “plain-English”.
Dictionary - Nolo – Defines law terms using everyday English.
Section of Family Law
Immigration Lawyers Association
Federation of Paralegal Associations
Paralegal Organizations by State
REFERENCE BOOKS IN THE HOSTOS LIBRARY:
dictionaries and handbooks
action: a reference handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c 999. Ref. HF5549.5 .A34 E39
7th ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West Group, 1999. Ref. KF 156 .B53 1999
Encyclopedia of the American
Constitution. New York: Macmillan, (4 vol., suppl),
1986. Ref. KF 4548 .E53 1986.
Encyclopedia of the American judicial
system: Studies of the principal institutions and processes of law. (3 vol.), 1987. New York:
Scribner's. Ref. KF 154 .E53
Great American Trials. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. Ref.
KF 220 .G74 1993
Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington, D.C.: Congressional
Quarterly, c1997. Ref. KF 8742 .W567 1997
Historic U.S. court cases, 1690-1990: an
New York: Garland Pub., 1992. Ref. KF385.A4 J64 1992
Immigration law sourcebook. Washington, DC: American Immigration
Law Foundation, c 1994. Ref. KF4819.3 .K87 1994
the words lawyers use and what they mean. New York, N.Y.: Laurel, c1990. Ref. KF156 .F675 1990.
dictionary for the legal professional. 3rd ed. Buffalo, N.Y.: W.S. Hein & Co., 2001. Ref.
KF 156 .B49 2001.
Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the
New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. Ref. KF 8742 .A35 093
Supreme Court Justices: illustrated biographies, 1789 – 1993.
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, c1993. Ref.
KF 8744 ,S86 1993
RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE HOSTOS LIBRARY CATALOG
El Fadl, Khaled. Rebellion and violence in Islamic law.
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. on order.
Cortner, Richard C. Civil rights and public accommodations: the Heart of Atlanta Motel and McClung cases. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 2001. on order.
Daniels, Roger. Debating American immigration, 1882 – present. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c. 2001 JV 6483 .D35 2001
Peinkofer, J. (Jim). Silenced angels: the medical, legal and social aspects of shaken baby syndrome. Westport, Conn.: Auburn House, 2002. RJ 375 .P45 2002