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Local Collections & Directories
Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
National Militia Directory
Citizen Crime Prevention & Law Enforcement Directory
Radio & TV Directory
Online - Links to online library catalogs and collections.
Sources - Extensive collection of links and documents from
Rick Gardiner's site.
Scriptures Online - Links to the writings of the world's
Reading - Recommended reading.
recommended to the Continental Congress - Indicating what
works may have influenced the drafting of the U.S. Constitution
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Thesauri
Library of Law Dictionaries
Dictionary. Also available as two self-extracting
executables: Part 1 and Part 2, or two zip files: Part 1 and Part 2.
Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1910. 291.8MB.
Dictionary, Jacob Giles, 6th Ed. 1750.
Articles of Interest. Check these for fidelity to their
Dictionary - One of the FreeDictionary collection.
Free and Online - Collection of links.
Dictionary - Find definitions of legal terms.
Dictionary.net - Gateway to multiple online dictionaries.
Dictionary - Most comprehensive of the online
dictionaries, with more than 500,000 words.
Dictionary - Online edition of their printed
Dictionary - Combines dictionary and thesaurus functions.
Dictionary - Another online dictionary.
Difficult Words - Focus on words that are obscure or
difficult to define.
HyperDictionary - 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.
Encyclopedia.com - Usage charge on this encylopedia, but has many short articles
that are free.
Encyclopedia Mythica - Compendium of mythology, legends,
RefDesk.com - Links to all kinds of reference sites and pages.
ReferenceDesk.org - Links to all kinds of reference sites and pages.
Libraries Group - System for sharing of resources among
ProQuest - 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.
W-rterbuch - 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
Translations - Collection of RROR in other languages.
Procedure - Links to resources on making decisions in
Congressional Research Service Reports - Complete collection from Wiki Leaks. Family Guardian
Law DVD - Family Guardian Fellowship
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.
on American History - From the colonial period to modern
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
partial collection, 1926
States Code (USC) - Cornell University rendition
See especially the following:
12 U.S.C. §95 - Emergency Rule
18 U.S.C. §241 - Conspiracy Against
18 U.S.C. §242 - Deprivation of
Rights under Color of Law
18 U.S.C. §921 - Firearms,
18 U.S.C. §922 - Firearms, Unlawful
18 U.S.C. §2382 - Misprision of
18 U.S.C. Ch.211 - Jurisdiction
18 U.S.C. Ch.215 - Grand Jury
42 U.S.C. §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 U.S.C. 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.
U.S. Treasury Reports, complete collection, 1789-1980.
FindLaw - Comprehensive archive of legal resources, including U.S.
Supreme Court decisions.
CourtRecord.net - 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.
Historic Supreme Court 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.
Oyez - 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.
Landmark Supreme Court Decisions -
Local archive, with commentaries on the rulings and the
Attorneys' Manual - Useful reading for anyone who may have
to go against them.
Briefs Online - Free and Fee Based.
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.
Pro Bono Directory
Map - Provided by American Bar Association.
Action/Civil Rights - Contact service for pending and
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Legal Texts - Collection of documents and links at Fordham
History - Collection of documents and links at Fordham
Editions Partnership - Links to collections and standards
for marking up online documents.
Politics - Extensive collection of links to resources of
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.
Executive Branch Web Sites - Gateway to Executive Branch.
Register - Proposed regulations posted here.
Regulations.gov - 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
Constitution Center - Museum devoted to constitutional
Congressional Record -
Online directory for the most recent years of the proceedings of
the U.S. Congress.
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.
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.
Data and Statistics about the United States - USA.gov
Financial Reports CAFRs) - In case you thought we live in
a free enterprise economy.
Openlaw - An experiment in crafting legal argument in an open forum.
Legislative Information on the Internet - U.S. House and Senate
activity. Formerly Thomas.gov
Staff Lookup - Members of U.S. Congress with contact
information and committee membership.
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
How to Contact Your Elected Officials
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
Voting Records - Govtrack
Resources On The Net
Experts - Directory of individuals and organizations
published by the Heritage Foundation.
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.
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.
AmericanCivilWar.com - 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 the U.S. Supreme
Court, where they won their freedom and return passage to