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.
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.
- BePress Legal Repository
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.
- Bloomberg Law
Comprehensive legal database, useful for researching current primary and secondary law, as well as some non-legal resources. Includes many electronic titles published in print by Bloomberg and BNA, among others. Accessed via individual password, with access limited to Chicago-Kent students, faculty, and staff.
- Business Source Premier
Contains indexing, abstracts, and full text for more than 2,100 business periodicals.
- CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction)
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.
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.
Contains materials related to Federal legislation, both current and older, with links to full-text documents (including committee reports, Congressional Record, etc.) where available.
- 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.
Provides access to full text economic literature in over 600 journals, plus dissertations, working papers, and book chapters.
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.
Includes research reports about education topics from 1966-present.
- Foreign Law Guide
Includes information about finding print and online legal sources from nearly every country.
- 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.
The official system of record for authenticated, online documents from all three branches of the federal government. Includes Statutes at Large, the US Code (1994- ), the Code of Federal Regulations (1996- ), the Federal Register (1936- ), Congressional hearings (104th Congress, 1995-1996- ) and bills (103rd Congress, 1993-1994- ), presidential papers, and many other resources.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Bar Journal Library
Contains more than 140 titles featuring nearly all state Bar Journals (including the Illinois Bar Journal), select publications from the American Bar Association, and City Bar Journals.
- 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
Includes the publications of the American Society of International Law along with prominent Yearbooks from around the world, including the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice series, U.S. Law Digests, and international tribunals/judicial decisions.
- 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 History of Supreme Court Nominations
Features the complete series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- HeinOnline's Law Journal Library
Contains hundreds of law reviews, both current and historical, from each publication's first volume.
- HeinOnline's Legal Classics Library
Contains early English and American legal treatises.
- HeinOnline's Multinational Sources
Provides a finding aid designed to direct researchers to electronic and print sources that compare multiple jurisdictions on over 250 subjects.
- HeinOnline's National Moot Court Competition Library
Contains winning records and briefs from National Moot Court competitions.
- HeinOnline's National Survey of State Laws
An electronic version of Rich Leiter's National Survey of State Laws enabling users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws for a variety of topics including current and controversial legal topics.
- HeinOnline's Phillip C. Jessup Library
Contains materials from the Jessup competition as well as publications from the International Law Students Association.
- HeinOnline's Prestatehood Legal Materials
Provides brief overviews of state histories from colonization to statehood. It also identifies a wide range of both readily available and hard-to-find materials from each state. Sources include state codes, journals, digests, reports, surveys, and much more. Sources link to available documents whenever possible.
- 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 State Attorney General Reports & Opinions
Includes access to the State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It also includes access to the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States.
- HeinOnline's State Constitutions Illustrated
Contains the constitutions of all 50 states of the United States, together with related documents and resources. Containing the text of every constitution that has been in force for every state with the original, consolidated, and current texts and an extensive collection of documents from before statehood, State Constitutions Illustrated provides comprehensive coverage and allows researchers to compare multiple editions from multiple sources.
- HeinOnline's State Reports: A Historical Archive
Provides a digital version of Hein’s State Report Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports. This provides researchers with a convenient state-by-state bibliographic guide to published court reports and how they interrelate with the National Reporter System.
- HeinOnline's State Statutes: A Historical Archive
Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states dating from 1717.
- HeinOnline's Subject Compilations of State Laws
Contains subject-heading searching state laws allowing comparative searching across jurisdictions.
- 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 Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications
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 United States Code Library
Contains current and historical editions of the U.S. Code.
- HeinOnline's United States 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 United States Congressional Serial Set
Records in this series include House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, and the American State Papers. Indexed from inception to date and containing comprehensive full-text coverage from 1978-date.
- HeinOnline's United States Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
Features the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies such as: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- HeinOnline's United States Federal Legislative History Library
Contains compiled legislative histories, as well as finding aids for others not included.
- HeinOnline's United States 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 United States Statutes at Large
Contains U.S. Statutes at Large from 1789, including the Revised Statutes of 1873-1874.
- HeinOnline's United States 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 States Treaties and Agreements Library
Contains official U.S. treaty sources, as well as prior unofficial sources of U.S. and foreign treaties, including the monthly publication International Legal Materials.
- HeinOnline's Women and the Law (Peggy)
Brings together books, biographies, and periodicals showing the progression of women's roles and rights in society over the past 200 years.
- 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.
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.
- 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. 1-2, 12-25: 1977-1978, 1989-2001
Electronic version of the Illinois Register, 1977-78, 1988-2001, 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.
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
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.
- Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
Find articles from law journals, law reviews, bar association journals, books, and other legal publications. Provides links to full text.
- Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
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.
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.
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.
- Legal Information Institute
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.
- Lexis Advance
Comprehensive legal database, useful for researching current primary and secondary law, as well as some non-legal resources. Includes many electronic titles published in print by Lexis and Matthew Bender, among others. Accessed via individual password, with access limited to Chicago-Kent students, faculty, and staff.
- LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
Find articles related to library science, including classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management, and many other topics.
- LLMC Digital
A searchable, full-text, image-based collection of legal materials from the 18th century forward. Collections include federal and state laws, cases, historical treatises, government documents, and foreign law.
- MADCAD Building Codes Online
Building codes and standards from Construction Specifications Institute, International Code Council, and National Fire Protection Association.
- Making of Modern Law Legal Treatises 1800-1926
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.
Articles on medicine and related fields including clinical medicine, health services administration, nursing, and veterinary medicine.
- Mergent Intellect
Provides detailed financial information, annual reports, subsidiary profiles, and executive profiles for more than 25,000 active and inactive companies.
- Military and Government Library
Includes current news about all branches of the military and government.
- NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository
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 in the building 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.
- 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 English Dictionary
Includes comprehensive definitions and origins of English words.
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.
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.
Provides lists of papers presented at worldwide conferences, professional meetings and symposia, and provides an overview of the activities at such meetings.
Procertas teaches vital skills lawyers need for Word, Excel, and Acrobat using comprehensive tutorials and assessment tools. Learn Word's cross-referencing features, Excel's filtering tools, and more. Accessed via individual password, with access limited to Chicago-Kent students, faculty, and staff.
- Professional Development Collection
Provides articles for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers from a wide variety of education journals.
- 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.
Provides full text of journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.
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.
- Regional Business News
Provides full text for regional U.S. and Canadian business publications. Includes Crain's newspapers.
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.
- 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 Lexis Advance
Shepardize via the Lexis Advance search box.
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) -- Legal Scholarship Network
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.
- 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.
Includes international demographic, economic, and social indicator statistics.
- West Academic Study Aids
Offers easy online access to hundreds of study aids, treatises, and audio lectures to help you succeed in law school.
Comprehensive legal database, useful for researching current primary and secondary law, as well as some non-legal resources. Includes many electronic titles published in print by ThomsonReuters and West Publishing, among others. Accessed via individual password, with access limited to Chicago-Kent students, faculty, and staff.
- World Trademark Review
Provides news and analysis on emerging trademark issues around the globe.
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.
Find dissertations, theses and published material based on theses.