LEGALST 178: American Legal & Constitutional History

News Search

Here are some general news and newsmedia databases.  For a full listing of the Library's news resources, check this list.

  • Factiva
    Provides general and business news and information from more than 9,000 sources in 22 languages, including influential local, national and international newspapers, leading business magazines, trade publications, and news wires. Includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal (1979-present), the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and Bureau van Dijk company profiles.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Includes over 6,000 individual titles of international, national and local newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, medical, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters. Wide geographic coverage and translations from foreign-language sources, as well as news services like the Associated Press, Agence France Press, El Pais and Xinhua (New China) News Agency.
  • Access World News
    Provides full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources. Offers strong regional coverage, indexing more than California newspapers such as Contra Costa Times (1995-current), Sacramento Bee (1984-current), San Francisco Chronicle (1985-current), and San Jose Mercury News (1985-current). Search categories include: California newspapers (121 titles), Greater Los Angeles (54 titles), major metropolitan titles (13 titles), Spanish-language news sources (48 titles), the World (almost 2000 titles), US (855 titles).
  • Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)
    Indexes articles from Chicago Defender (1905-1975), Chicago Tribune (1849-1986), Los Angeles Times (1881-1986), New York Times (1851-2004), San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), Wall Street Journal (1889-1990), and Washington Post (1877-1991).
  • ProQuest Newspapers
    Indexes the New York Times (1999-present), Los Angeles Times (1985-present), Wall Street Journal (1982-present).

Biographical Government Documents

The following Government sources provide biographical information on American judges.

The Supreme Court/Judiciary.  UCB Library's webpage lists several sources for information about the federal judiciary.

Federal Judicial Center.  Provides a history of the federal judiciary and a directory of federal judges, 1789-present.  Search by court, ethnicity, gender, date.

California Courts.  The official California website for the Judicial Branch. Lists past and present justices for California Supreme Court and Appellate Courts.

California Appellate Court Legacy Project.  Historical information on appellate justices.

California Supreme Court Historical Society.  Provides a history, a guide, and research resources about California courts.  Lists past and present justices.

California Commission on Judicial Performance.  Independent agency that investigates judicial misconduct. Searchs decisions from 1961.

Council of State Governments.  Book of the States includes information about state judiciaries. Search engine finds brief articles regarding state judges. 

United States Courts.  Federal courts website with information about judges and judgeships. Sponsored by the Administrative Office of .the U.S. Courts.

American Judicature Society.  Information on judicial history and state judiciaries. Provides links for further research.

  • GPO U.S. Government Publications
    Provides links to documents about federal judges. Indexes government documents printed by the US Government Printing Office since July 1976; documents include Congressional committee hearings, congressional debates and records, judiciary material, documents issued by departments such as Defense, State, Labor, and the Office of the President. Also includes links to Federal agency online resources. Also available via the Catalog of US Government Publications.
  • State and Local Government on the Net
    Contains over 6,000 links to U.S. state and local government web pages, as well as to those for American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Tribal Governments, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Also included are links to multi-state resources, selected U.S. federal resources, and national organizations.
  • Supreme Court
    Provides access to the Court's recent decisions and opinions and other documents. Provides timeline of Supreme Court justices with brief biographies.
Last Update: February 04, 2014 14:29 | Tagged with: constitution legal_history American_legal_history legal studies