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  • California Resources
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  • Almanac of the Federal Judiciary -- Profiles of federal judges including their academic and professional backgrounds, experience on the bench, noteworthy rulings, and any media coverage.  Many profiles also provide insights from practicing attorneys into that judge's style, demeanor, knowledge, and management of courtroom proceedings.

    Bloomberg BNA -- Primary legal sources, analysis, business and government information, and regulatory issues. Subject areas include corporate law & business, employee benefits, employment & labor law, environment, health & safety, health care, human resources, intellectual property, litigation, and tax & accounting. 

    Bloomberg Law (Fowler Law only).

    CALI -- Online, interactive tutorials covering 33 legal subject areas. (Fowler Law only).

    CCH Intelliconnect -- IntelliConnect is a comprehensive database of documents related to taxation in the United States, and includes full text of federal tax primary law, Internal Revenue Service publications, interpretive tax guides, tax reporters for all fifty states, and current state and federal tax news.

    CEB OnLaw -- Full-text of CEB’s California practice guides, treatises, and downloadable forms (Fowler Law only).

    Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution -- Traces the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions. Searchable by date, title, author, recipient, or state affiliation and includes annotations. 

    Environmental Law Reporter -- News, reports on recent and pending cases, updates on legislative and regulatory activity, and analysis of a variety of issues in environmental and natural resources law.

    Foreign Law Guide – Extensive information on the law of approximately 190 countries, including overviews of each country’s legal system, citations to sources of legislative, judicial, and regulatory law, and summaries of a country’s law on subjects such as the environment and trade.

    HeinOnline -- Full-text, searchable pdfs of law journals, bar journals, federal and state primary sources, international treaties and agreements, and other historical materials on a wide variety of subjects.

    Index to Legal Periodicals & Books -- Current (1981 - present) and retrospective (1918 – 1981) index to over 1000 legal periodicals, yearbooks, institutes, government publications, and monographs.

    Lexis Advance -- Comprehensive legal research database.  (Fowler Law only).

    The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs (1832 - 1978)


    Proquest Congressional Research Digital Collection -- Includes information on congressional publications back to 1789, including full-text of bills and resolutions from 1789, Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and prints from 1830, and selected committee reports, prints, and other documents from 1789.

    ProQuest U.S. Serial Set -- Searchable PDFs of House and Senate documents ordered to be published by Congress from 1789 to the present, including reports, letters, statements, surveys, maps, and much more.  After following the link, select "Serial Set 1789-Present" and/or “Serial Set Maps 1789-Present” in the "Limit to" box.

    ProQuest Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations -- All orders and proclamations from 1789 to the present, along with many more related documents, all in searchable PDF format. Links are provided to earlier and later related orders. Specific documents can be accessed by presidential administration, subject, agency, or document number. After following the link, select only "Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations 1789-Present" in the "Limit to" box.

    Proquest Legislative Insight -- Approximately 18,000 compiled federal legislative histories from 1929 to the present, including (as searchable PDFs) all versions of bills, legislative documents, CRS reports, committee hearings, reports and prints, and presidential signing statements.

    Proquest Statistical Insight -- Provides abstracting, indexing, and full-text from federal statistical publications (coverage from 1973, full-text from 2004); state and private sources (coverage from 1980, full-text from 2007); international organizations (coverage from 1980, full-text from 2007 and over one million indexed statistical tables from 1999, updated weekly).

    WestlawNext -- Comprehensive legal research database.  (Fowler Law only).

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