Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education

    Higher education news, information, and job listings.  If you are unable to access an article via this link, please contact refreq@kentlaw.iit.edu

  • 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.

  • Congress.gov

    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.

  • CountryWatch

    Provides news, statistics, maps, political information and other data for each of the recognized countries of the world. 

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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.

  • ERIC

    Includes research reports about education topics from 1966-present.

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International Studies Encyclopedia

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

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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.

  • 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.

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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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 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.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Westlaw

    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.

  • 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.