UGIS 156: Human Rights Interdisciplinary Minor Capstone Workshop

Human Rights

Marci Hoffman from the Law Library developed an international law web portal called Electronic Information System for International Law (www.eisil.org) that includes links to Human Rights documents and instruments.

 

Legal Research

Researching the law involves discovering judicial cases, statutes and codes, executive orders, congressional hearings, legislative history, administrative regulations and much more.  Although many resources are available via open access online through government and other portals, the UCB Library has purchased several resources that permit more in-depth and historical research.

See also the Legal Research Guide at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/alacarte/subject-guide/107-Legal-Studies-Research-Guide

  • Hein Online
    Provides full text to the early issues of many legal journals and law reviews, the Federal Register (1936-six months ago), US Supreme Court Library (1754-present) and treaties and agreements.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full text access to U.S. Supreme Court documents, cases from Federal and State courts, Federal Codes and Regulations, State Codes, Statutes and Regulations, and legal reference materials.
  • LegalTrac
    Indexes journals, law reviews, and magazines related to legal research and commentary on case studies, government regulations, the practice of law, statutes, taxation, and international law.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    One stop shopping for U.S. congressional publications. Provides index and abstracts of congressional publications back to 1789, including full text of published Congressional Hearings from 1824-present (unpublished until 1979), full text Committee Prints from 1830-present, full text Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports from 1916-present, full text United States Congressional Serial Set (and its various former titles) from 1789-present, and legislative histories from 1970-present.
  • ProQuest Legislative Insight
    Provides access to more than 18,000 professionally researched legislative histories of US Law. Histories include the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports and prints, Presidential signing statements, and CRS reports. 1929-present
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books/Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective
    Indexes approximately 1000 legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association journals, university publications and law reviews, and government publications.
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