Interesting implementation, worthy of a visit.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary From the
U. of Chicago ARTFL Project.
Etymology Dictionary The historical origins and sounds
of English words.
Thesaurus Online reference of synonyms and related
Britannica Another way to access the online
edition of this important reference.
Britannica, 11th Edition Complete online version
of the last public domain edition, and arguably one of the best.
Encyclopedia Online Usage charge on this standard
Book Online Usage charge on this encylopedia,
mainly directed at younger scholars.
Usage charge on this encylopedia, but has many short articles
that are free.
Encyclopedia Mythica Compendium of mythology, legends,
Links to all kinds of reference sites and pages.
Links to all kinds of reference sites and pages.
to the Internet Large searchable link collection
oriented toward library research.
Libraries Group System for sharing of resources among
Formerly University Microfilms. Source for documents on
microfilm and microfiche.
Greek-English Online Dictionary Find Greek terms for
Online Dictionary, S.C. Woodhouse (1910) Find Greek
terms for English words.
Ligatures Tables of ancient and medieval character
combinations and abbreviations, useful for rendering manuscripts
into Greek fonts.
and Grammar Aid Check the correctness of your Latin.
English to Modern English Translator The language of the
Anglo-Saxon legal tradition, before the Norman conquest.
English Dictionary The language of the English legal
tradition, from the Norman conquest to the advent of printing in
modern English The language of the English legal
tradition, from about 1476 through about 1688. The language of
Shakespeare, which began to be used in the courts of England.
Wφrterbuch Comprehenseive German dictionary with usages
Documentation & Data
Robert's Rules of Order
Revised Online version of 1915 edition. Essential
manual for parliamentarians of deliberative assemblies. The HTML
files can also be downloaded all at once in a Zip archive for local use on your
Collection of RROR in other languages.
Procedure Links to resources on making decisions in
Books Project to put every book online, often with OCR
text, but uncorrected.
Viewer Tool to search all searchable books in their
collection for words or phrases and display frequency on a
graph. Can be used to find historical usages of terms.
Books Page Archive at the U. of Pennsylvania.
Edition Plan to eventually put online images of every
printed work from 1639 through 1800.
on American History From the colonial period to modern
Economics Services E-texts on economics.
for the Study of the Great Ideas From the editors of The
Great Books of the Western World.
Dictionaries on the WWW Links to every known dictionary.
Large collection of online books, but only viewable one page
at at time.
Library The Latin classics in Latin.
Population Research Comprehensive data on population
growth, distribution, and factors affecting birth and death
CounterIntelligence Extensive collection of links on
intelligence and counterintelligence matters.
Government & Law
The Annotated Constitution
GPO, CRS [PDF], 2628p. Project of the Congressional Research
Service (CRS) and Government Printing Office (GPO). Annotated
references to Supreme Court decisions arranged by provision and
amendment. Some very large files.
Constitution Annotated Findlaw rendition. Links to case
files on their site.
A Century Of Lawmaking:
Congress Record of debates 1789-1824, which
offer the most insight into original understanding of
U.S. Statutes at
Large, complete collection, 1789-2007, with
selections for tax statutes of 1917-1939.
partial collection, 1926
States Code (USC) Cornell University rendition
See especially the following:
12 USC 95 Emergency Rule
18 USC 241 Conspiracy Against
18 USC 242 Deprivation of
Rights under Color of Law
18 USC 921 Firearms,
18 USC 922 Firearms, Unlawful
18 USC 2382 Misprision of
18 USC Ch.211 Jurisdiction
18 USC Ch.215 Grand Jury
42 USC 1983 Civil action for
deprivation of rights
States Code Searchable tool provided by GPO.
States Code Searchable tool provided by the Office of
the Law Revision Counsel.
Federal Regulations (CFR) Searchable tool provided by
Search Engine More powerful, beta version, may not
return all results of a search on the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR). See Search
Tips for instructions.
the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives
These are the people who are restating the Statutes at Large (SAL) into the United
States Code (USC), some of which have been
re-enacted as statutes and some of which have not, so it
requires some research to determine which are statutes and which
are only "evidence" of the statutes. The USC is not to be
confused with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
or with various government forms and instruction books, which
are a product of the various executive branch agencies,
allegedly based on the statutes or codes, but sometimes
extending and deviating from them in significant ways. The
application of provisions of the CFR to any but government
employees or contractors, or to visitors to government
facilities or users of government proprietary assets, is
unconstitutional exercise of the legislative power by the
executive branch agency. For more on this see the Borlase Guide.
Revenue Code 26 USC, as of January 1, 2002.
Commercial Code (UCC)
Uniform Code of Military Justice
(UCMJ) Local copy as of 1997 June 15.
Supreme Court Cases & Opinions Comprehensive free
archive from justia.com.
Treasury Reports, complete collection, 1789-1980.
Comprehensive archive of legal resources, including U.S.
Supreme Court decisions.
Comprehensive reference site for legal materials.
Legal Information Institute Cornell archive of
legal resources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions not
included in the Findlaw collection.
Decisions by Justice
U.S. Supreme Court justices in alphabetical order, with
links to the decisions they signed.
archive of legal resources, both U.S. and foreign.
Court of the United States Rules and status of cases.
Multimedia archive of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judicial Center Collection of publications, such as
Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) Electronic
public access service that allows users to obtain case and
docket information from Federal Appellate, District and
Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index. A small
fee is charged for time or pages accessed.
Circuit Courts Starting with map of U.S. showing which
states are in which circuit, at Georgetown U. School of Law,
with links to decisions.
Landmark Supreme Court Decisions
Local archive, with commentaries on the rulings and the
Database of matters related to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorneys' Manual Useful reading for anyone who may have
to go against them.
Briefs Online Free and Fee Based.
Reporter Extensive online collection of legal briefs on
Information of federal cases, active and inactive, civil,
criminal, and bankruptcy.
at Yale Law School Documents in law, history and
Constitution Online documentation from the University of
A Uniform System of Citation Rules of typography and
formatting of legal writings. They are planning an online
Senate Rules Rules of parliamentary procedure for each
house of Congress.
Politics Extensive collection of links to resources of
Research Links Directory and links to many legal
references and other resources.
Legal Links to all kinds of legal resources.
on the WWW Randy Singer's collection of links to
statutes and caselaw, federal, state, and international.
University Law Index Many links to online legal
'Lectric Law Library Great resource of legal reference
materials for lawyers and laypersons.
How To Shepardize
Manual for finding cites to legal cases.
Locator Maintained by the Villanova Center for
Information Law and Policy.
Index of U.S. government online information
Executive Branch Web Sites Gateway to Executive Branch.
Register Proposed regulations posted here.
Gateway to the Administrative State. Start here to try to stop
Archives and Records Adminstration Archive of all kinds
of interesting information, including the Federal
Register and various images of important documents, such
as the Charters
Online So far only goes back to 1995.
Constitution Center Museum devoted to constitutional
Contacting the Congress Online
directory for the current U.S. Congress.
Congressional Record: Advanced Search
Online directory for the most recent years of the proceedings of
the U.S. Congress.
Awareness Emerging site at MIT.
Rights Institute Education resources on the subject.
Judiciary Clearinghouse of information on U.S. federal
courts and news about them.
Bureau of Investigation Has status of popular cases.
Intelligence Agency Online library of useful facts of
State Archive of international news and policies.
Information Service Used to be the USIA. Operates VoA.
Much useful information.
the Treasury Archive of information about money.
trade sanctions against targeted foreign nations
Listing of those currently in force.
Revenue Service Tax info, but can you cite this in your
defense if it's wrong?
Bureau All their data available here.
Huge databank of statistical data of all kinds.
Government WWW Servers
Financial Reports CAFRs) In case you thought we live in
a free enterprise economy.
Government gopher list
state information directory
of the British Statutes in Force in the State of Florida
This mostly handwritten compilation is the most complete
collection of British colonial laws.
An experiment in crafting legal argument in an open forum.
Online Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Focus on Texas, but
useful for lawyers and laypersons generally.
Legislative Information on the Internet U.S. House and Senate
Directory Members of U.S. Congress with contact
information and committee membership.
House of Representatives Web page Legislation, members,
committees and organizations.
Senate Web Page Legislation, members, committees and
American Politics Online version of this standard
reference work. Contains information on members of the U.S.
Congress and the states and districts they represent.
Political Index Comprehensive directory of all things
Action Provides up-to-date information on what is going
on in Congress that may require citizen action.
Experts Directory of individuals and organizations
published by the Heritage Foundation.
Directory Archive of links to all kinds of sites related
to the GOP and conservatism, including email addresses of
national and state Republican elected officials.
Simulation So you think it's so easy to balance the
budget and reduce the national debt? This game lets you try your
hand at it.
Institute USA Conducts monthly conferences on political
methods. Persons can interact via satellite or via the Internet
Collection A project of the Library of Congress.
America Collection of 19th century books and journals by
Revival Collection by Micha Petty.
Archive Collection by Don Mabry.
Particularly interesting for the constitutional issues raised.
Research Center Documents the 1839 slave rebellion
aboard a slave ship, capture of the rebels in the United States,
and their trials, which led to an appeal before theU.S. Supreme
Court, where they won their freedom and return passage to