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Academic Search Premier

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than 4,600 of those titles, in the social sciences, live sciences, engineering, medicine, religion and theology, and more.

American State Papers

Covers the legislative and executive documents of Congress from 1789 to 1838.

ArticleFirst

Provides citations to journal articles in the social sciences, humanities, business, science, technology, and medicine.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Covers international, scholarly and popular periodical literature in architecture and design.

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Barron's

Weekly business and financial market news including a summary of the previous week's market-affecting items. Must create a personal login via IIT.

Provides access to institutional repositories of academic scholarship, including recent working papers and pre-prints, for dozens of law schools including Chicago-Kent.

BioMed Central

Large collection of open-access, peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, and medicine.

BizMiner

Contains industry reports, franchise comparison reports, and statistical market trends. Compare industry and market trends on national or local levels. Use to calculate fair prices for business sales, create business plans, and find new markets and opportunities.

Business Source Premier

Contains indexing, abstracts, and full text for more than 2,100 business periodicals.

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Provides over 900 interactive lessons written by law faculty and librarians to assist students learning legal concepts. Registration required - please ask for Chicago-Kent's school access code at the service desk in the library.

Chicago-Kent Faculty Selected Works

Includes scholarly works written and published by current Chicago-Kent faculty. Permits you to browse works by an individual or search across the entire collection, and to create customized RSS feeds and e-mail alerts.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Online edition of the newspaper, published each weekday, providing news, analysis, and job information for academic faculty and administrators.

ClasePeriodica

Provides citations and abstracts to articles in Latin American journals in the social sciences and humanities. Coverage is in Spanish. Portuguese, French, and English.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Provides indexing, abstracts, and full text for hundreds of journals in communications and mass media.

Congressional Serial Set

Contains over 400,000 documents and reports of the United States governmentfrom the 15th through 103rd Congresses, including congressional reports and journals, executive branch documents, and treaties.

Compiles weekly lists of citations to recently published law review articles. Faculty may request their liaisons create SmartCILP email alerts which focus on selected legal topics.

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EconLit

Provides access to full text economic literature in over 600 journals, plus dissertations, working papers, and book chapters.

EDGAR

Includes public company, mutual fund, and variable insurance fund public filings with the SEC.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Includes original documents -- books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more -- chronicling the development of law in the British Empire from 1701 -1800.

Electronic Information System for International Law

Includes international primary source materials such as treaties and other international legal resources grouped by topic.

Environmental Law Reporter

Includes articles from the Environmental Law Reporter (1971-) as well as environmental judicial decisions (1971-), federal and state administrative developments, summaries of briefs, and other environmental law materials.

ERIC

Includes research reports about education topics from 1966-present.

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Fastcase

Includes federal and state case law, statutes, administrative law resources, court rules, constitutions, forms, a newspaper archive, and citation analysis and data visualization tools. An alternative to Lexis and Westlaw. Complete coverage information.

Federal Digital System (FDsys)

The official system of record for authenticated, online documents of the federal government. Includes Statutes at Large, the US Code (1994-), the Code of Federal Regulations (1996-), the Federal Register (1994-), Congressional hearings (104th Congress-) and bills (103rd Congress-), presidential papers, and many other resources.

Foreign Law Guide

Includes information about finding print and online legal sources from nearly every country.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Includes encyclopedia entries for arts, business, environment, history, religion, science and technology, as well as general reference topics. A good place to get a basic overview of a topic.

Google Scholar

Includes free access to US state appellate and supreme court cases (1950-), US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts (1923-) and US Supreme Court cases (1791), and patents. Includes citations and abstracts to free and subscription scholarly and legal journals and automatically links to full text when available.

GPOMonthly Catalog

Provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information resources, including Federal agency online resources and materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries from July 1976 to present.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides access to full-text consumer health magazines, current health-related pamphlets, and health reference books covering a large selection of health-related topics.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers generic drug patient education sheets with many brand names.

HeinOnline

A large collection of legal databases providing PDF images of historical materials.

HeinOnline's American Law Institute Library

Contains Restatements, including drafts, final versions, and new editions, as well as other publications from ALI.

HeinOnline's Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Library

Contains Clinical Law Review and the Journal of Legal Education. Search the AALS Directory of Law Teachers, AALS Handbook, or the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting.

HeinOnline's Code of Federal Regulations

Contains all historical and current volumes of the CFR.

HeinOnline's English Reports

Contains the entire reprint of the English Reports from 1220-1865.

HeinOnline's European Center for Minority Issues

Contains ECMI Reports, ECMI Working Papers, Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, Minority Issues Mainstreaming, and Ombudsman Institutions and Minority Issues: A Guide to Good Practice (2005).

HeinOnline's Federal Register Library

Contains the entire Federal Register from 1935 to present, as well as other historical administrative publications.

HeinOnline's Foreign & International Law Resources

Contains over 60 international yearbooks and periodicals, historical digests of U.S. international law (back to 1877)and decisions from the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice (1922-1945) and Reports of International Arbitral Awards (RIAA).

HeinOnline's Harvard Research in International Law

Contains the reprint and new analysis of The Harvard Research in International Law and a 2007 Contemporary Analysis and Appraisal. The Harvard Research participants wrote draft conventions on international law topics between 1929 and 1939.

HeinOnline's Law Journal Library

Contains hundreds of law reviews, both current and historical, from each publication's first volume.

Contains early English and American legal treatises.

HeinOnline's National Moot Court Competition Library

Contains winning records and briefs from National Moot Court competitions.

HeinOnline's Phillip C. Jessup Library

Contains materials from the Jessup competition as well as publications from the International Law Students Association.

HeinOnline's Selden Society Publications

Contains the entire Selden Society collection of early English legal history.

HeinOnline's Session Laws

Contains current and historical session laws for U.S. states and territories, as well as Canada and Australia.

HeinOnline's Subject Compilations of State Laws

Contains subject-heading searching state laws allowing comparative searching across jurisdictions.

HeinOnline's Treaties and Agreements Library

Contains official U.S. treaty sources, as well as prior unofficial sources of U.S. and foreign treates, including the monthly publication International Legal Materials.

HeinOnline's U.S. Attorney General Opinions

Contains the compiled opinions of the U.S. Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice, and Opinions of the Confederate Attorneys General (1861-1865).

HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents

Contains all of the Congressional Record and its predecessor publications, U.S. Statutes at Large, American State Papers, and Public Papers of the Presidents.

HeinOnline's U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

Contains compiled legislative histories, as well as finding aids for others not included.

HeinOnline's U.S. Presidential Library

Contains the Weekly (now Daily) Compilation of Presidential Documents and Public Papers of the Presidents, as well as other sources of presidential documents.

HeinOnline's U.S. Statutes at Large

Contains U.S. Statutes at Large from 1789, including the Revised Statutes of 1873-1874.

HeinOnline's U.S. Supreme Court Library

Contains bound volumes of U.S. Reports, as well as Preliminary Prints and slip opinions; rules of the court; and books and articles about the Court.

HeinOnline's United Nations Law Collection

Contains U.N. treaties and treaty finding aids, International Court of Justice and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) documents, U.N. Yearbooks, and other sources.

HeinOnline's United States Code Library

Contains current and historical editions of the U.S. Code.

HeinOnline's World Constitutions Illustrated

Contains current and historical, mostly translated, constitutions from around the world, as well as secondary sources relating to them.

HeinOnline's World Trials

Contains transcripts and documents from hundreds of famous trials, and includes secondary sources about the trials and the lawyers.

Historical Statistics of the United States

Statistics and analysis covering such topics as population, labor, economics, and government. Available in HTML, PDF, and Excel.

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IICLE SmartBooks

Popular Illinois law guides geared toward practitioners published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Download chapters and forms, but not entire books. Access limited to Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty, staff and students. 

Illinois Administrative Code

Electronic access to unofficial version of the Illinois Administrative Code.

Illinois General Assembly

Documents from current and previous Illinois General Assemblies including: Bills, Votes, Public Acts, Committees, and Floor Debate Transcripts. Best place to start Illinois legislative history.

Illinois Register - Vol. 13-25: 1989-2001

Electronic version of the Illinois Register, 1989-2001, produced once per week by the Secretary of State, hosted by the Internet Archive. 

Illinois Register - Vol. 26-Current: 2002-Current

Electronic version of the Illinois Register, 2002-current, produced once per week by the Secretary of State. 

Find articles on foreign and international law from periodicals worldwide in all languages. Topics covered include comparative law and legal systems, public and private international law, and transnational commercial law.

Find articles from law journals, law reviews, bar association journals, books, and other legal publications. Provides links to full text.

Find older law review and journal articles. Also includes annual surveys of laws by jurisdiction; annual surveys of federal court cases; yearbooks and annual institutes.

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine

Magazine for corporate executives helps researchers study the intersection of intellectual property rights and business.

International Studies Encyclopedia

Essays on international topics such as Art in International Relations and Foreign Intervention in Ethnic Conflicts.

I-Share

Find items not available at IIT from 75+ academic libraries in Illinois. You'll need your student bar code number (on your ID card) to request books. Be sure to specify the Downtown campus to pick up your books.

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JSTOR

Find articles in hundreds of authoritative journals focusing on such topics as business, law, education, public policy, social science, fine arts, and many others. Best starting point for finding older scholarly articles.

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Law360

Provides in-depth coverage of legal news across dozens of practice areas and industries. Also includes reports from over 10,000 companies, law firms, and industries. A great resource for news or for researching law firms and attorneys. Includes IP-related job postings. Create a personalized login to access case-tracking and alerts.

One of the best free collections of U.S. legal resources, including the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Constitution, federal and state caselaw, and a topical index of state statutes.

LegalTrac

Find abstracts, citations and some full text for articles published in major law reviews, law journals, specialty law journals and bar association journals as well as legal newspapers.

LexisNexis Academic

A version of Lexis Nexis for non-law students. Also includes business and general news resources. Find cases, statutes, and regulations at the state and federal level.

LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)

Find articles related to library science, including classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management, and many other topics.

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MADCAD Building Codes Online

Building codes and standards from Construction Specifications Institute, International Code Council, and National Fire Protection Association.

Making of Modern Law

Tens of thousands of legal treatises from the 19th century and early 20th century. Includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. Best starting point for researching legal history.

Making of Modern Law Primary Sources

Includes published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state and territorial codes, city charters and municipal codes, law dictionaries, and digests. The best resource, along with Making of Modern Law, Legal Treatises, for researching American legal history.

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that teaches conversation skills for several different languages. Create a profile that will track your progress, or simply use the "Start Learning" button to access the tutorials without registering.

MarketResearch.com Academic

Find in-depth market research reports and industry reports covering the service industry, consumer goods, demographics, food & beverages, heavy industry, life sciences, technology & media, and the public sector. Prices are FYI only; authorized library users will not be charged. Not all reports are available through our subscription.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

Continually-updated encyclopedia covers such topics as foreign relations, human rights, and international organizations. Starting resource for international law research.

MEDLINE

Articles on medicine and related fields including clinical medicine, health services administration, nursing, and veterinary medicine.

Military and Government Library

Includes current news about all branches of the military and government.

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National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers

Find working papers covering economic topics from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Contains working papers, reports, lecture series, workshop presentations, and other scholarship created by faculty at NELLCO member schools.

New York Times

Online edition of the daily newspaper, available only to Chicago-Kent students, faculty, and staff. To access the library's subscription, first create an account using your Chicago-Kent email address. (Note: You must be connected to the Chicago-Kent network to create your account. Once the account has been created, you can access the resource from any network using your account credentials.)

Newspaper Source

Provides selected full text of national, international and regional newspapers. In addition, provides full-text television & radio news transcripts.

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Official Document System of the United Nations

Covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

Oxford Bibliographies

Provides curated lists and brief descriptions of authoritative sources for research in a number of scholarly disciplines. Arranged by topic and kept up to date.

Oxford English Dictionary

Includes comprehensive definitions and origins of English words.

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PapersFirst

Provides individual papers presented at conferences, symposiums, congresses, expositions, workshops, and meetings worldwide.

Philosopher's Index

Provides scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Contains research published since 1940, with additional records dating back to 1902.

Policy Archive

Provides multi-disciplinary public policy research from governmental, charitable, for-profit, and non-profit contributors.

Polling the Nations

Provides full text of public opinion polls conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and many other countries around the world.

PrivCo

Contains business and financial data on major privately-held companies. Combines financial analysis, editorials, and market research on family owned, private equity owned, and ventured-backed companies in the U.S. and some private international companies.

ProceedingsFirst

Provides lists of papers presented at worldwide conferences, professional meetings and symposia, and provides an overview of the activities at such meetings.

Professional Development Collection

Provides articles for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers from a wide variety of education journals.

Project Muse

Provides access to digital humanities and social science content from university presses and scholarly societies around the world.

ProQuest Congressional

Contains extensive citations and full text for federal congressional materials including House and Senate documents and reports, Congressional Record, CRS reports, compiled legislative histories, and a complete collection of published and unpublished congressional hearings from 1824 to present. Also provides federal regulatory information from 1981 to date.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Provides abstracts of dissertations and theses from universities in the United States and Canada. Includes full text access to many titles.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ IIT

Find dissertations and theses written by graduates of Illinois Institute of Technology.

PsycARTICLES

Provides full text of journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

PsycINFO

Provides access to international literature in psychology and disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.

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Regional Business News

Provides full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. Includes Crain's newspapers.

Regulations.gov

Provides text of Federal regulations that are open for public comment (i.e., proposed rules) and closed for comment (i.e., final rules), federal agency notices published in the Federal Register, and supporting materials, public comments, and federal agency guidance and adjudications.

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Sage eReference Encyclopedias

Provides encyclopedia articles from over 45 encyclopedias, primarily in the social sciences.

Sanborn Digital Maps

Provides access to scanned images of maps for most towns and cities in Illinois from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, useful in charting the development of cities and towns over many years.

Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent
Research and scholarly output of Chicago-Kent faculty as well as individual centers and departments.
Science Direct

Provides full text articles from science, technology and medicine peer-reviewed journals.

Shepard's Citations through LexisNexis Academic

Quick access to Lexis' Shepard's online citator.

Includes recent articles and working papers organized into over 20 broad topics, including law.

Supreme Court Records and Briefs

Provides records and briefs from over 150,000 cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978. Also contains more than 350,000 case documents, including appellant's and appellee's briefs, oral transcripts, and petitions for writ of certiorari.

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THOMAS

Contains materials related to Federal legislation, both current and older, with links to full-text documents (including committee reports, Congressional Record, etc.) where available.

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United Nations Treaty Collection

Contains treaties and related documents in the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS) and League of Nations Treaty Series (LoN), including the Monthly Statement of Treaties and International Agreements, where treaties are listed prior to publication as registered treaties, as well as Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General. Treaties are available in full-text, usually in English, French, and any other official language for the treaty.

United Nations Yearbook

Provides an annual overview of UN activities, including all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions.

UNSTATS

Includes international demographic, economic, and social indicator statistics.

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Wall Street Journal

Online coverage of the popular business newspaper, including analysis tools and news from the past four years. Must create a personal login via IIT.

World Trademark Review

Provides news and analysis on emerging trademark issues around the globe.

WorldCat

Catalog for locating books, journals, documents, web resources, and other material in libraries throughout the United States and around the world. Use the ILL (Interlibrary Loan) button to request books that are not at IIT or in I-Share.

WorldCatDissertations

Find dissertations, theses and published material based on theses. Mac users must use Firefox when accessing this resource off campus.

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