Government & Law


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Government & Legal Databases

LexisNexis Academic - provides access to top news, general news topics, news transcripts, foreign language news sources, legal news, law reviews, federal case law, U.S. Code, state legal research, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings from nearly 5,000 sources. News information is updated daily. 

Ohio Capitol Connection- Provides information about current and past legislation of the Ohio General Assembly. Updated daily, it has the complete status and full text of bills introduced in the Ohio General Assembly. This database includes rosters of House and Senate members searchable by name or location, and addresses and biographies of the General Assembly members. Information about the Federal government is also available.

Legal Collection - A collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies.  Full Text.  (more...)

Academic Search Complete - Full-text coverage includes social sciences, humanities, news, politics, contemporary events and culture. Full Text. (more...)


Electronic Journal Center - Find full-text articles from thousands of online journals, including political and social science journals.  Full Text.   (more...)

Additonal Government & Legal Web Resources

LAWriter Ohio Laws and Rules

Searchable full text of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code. Provided by the State of Ohio.

United States Code

The general and permanent laws of the United States codified by subject. US Code Annotated is available in print in the Library reference collection.

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Federal Register

The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Find Law: Cases & Codes

This commercial website provides cases, codes, and other legal information.

Legal Dictionaries and Glossaries on the Web

The Public Library of Law (Registration required to access full content) 
Information on case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions - a tool to help the public research and track the activities in the U.S. Congress, promoting and innovating government transparency and civic education.

U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates from the Library of Congress

This collection is from the Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation and brings together online the records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention through the 43rd Congress, including the first three volumes of the Congressional Record, 1873-75.



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