Research Sources for Women and the Law
***THIS is an ARCHIVED guide. It may contain BROKEN links. Its value is HISTORICAL only.***
Katrina Stierholz, Washington University School of Law Library
Note: Many of these links will only work within Anheuser-Busch Hall.
Seeking Law Journal Articles
Start here. You can use articles to help you find case law and statutes. Current law journals are held behind the circulation desk. After they are bound, they are shelved on the 5th floor.
|LegalTrac||1980-present||Database of law review, bar journal, and legal newspaper articles|
|Academic Universe ONLY at OLIN!||varies||Subset of Lexis--contains full-text law review articles|
|Index to Legal Periodicals||1981-present||Database of law review and bar journal articles.|
|Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals||1985-present||Database of foreign and international law review articles.|
Books: Search the Catalogs
The following chart provides links to online catalogs. For WorldCat, you will need to request the item via Interlibrary Loan. If you cannot find a book with any of these sources, stop by the Reference Desk or visit one of us in our office.
|Catalog||Web Site Address|
|WU Hilltop Libraries||http://catalog.wustl.edu/search~/|
|Missouri Research Libraries (MOBIUS)||http://mobius.missouri.edu/screens/opacmenu.html|
|WorldCat (over 40 million items)||http://firstsearch.oclc.org|
Tools for locating U.S. Government Documents.
Generally, most federal documents are housed in our Government Documents collection on Level 2. They are shelved by SuDoc number, which organizes the material by issuing agency. Please see a reference librarian if you have any problems finding the material. Searching MOBIUS (see library catalogs, above) is also useful--almost all government documents can be found in MOBIUS.
|varies||A government-sponsored web page that indexes Federal government sites.|
|varies||Search engine for all sites that end in .gov (for Federal sites) or end in .us (for State sites)|
|1976-present||Indexes all federal documents distributed through Federal Depository Library Program.|
|1970-present||Indexes Congressional publications (some available full-text). Only available in A-B Hall.|
Congressional Indexes 1789-1972
|1789-1972||Indexes Congressional publications.|
Online (and free) sources of American Law
|Academic Universe ONLY Available at OLIN!||A subset of the Lexis-Nexis service, with full-text cases and legal journal information.|
|Findlaw||Federal and State Statutes, Cases, and Regulations|
|Thomas||Access to Federal laws and their legislative history.|
|State Legislatures, State Laws and State Regulations (courtesy the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.)||Links for all States.|
Locations of major collections in the Law Library and at Olin
|US Code, US Code Annotated, US Code Service||Law||Reading Room & Level 5|
|US Reports, Supreme Court Reporter, Federal Reporter, Federal Supplement||Law||Reading Room & Level 5|
|National and Regional Reporters||Law||Level 5|
|State Primary Materials||Law||Level 1|
|Federal Government Documents||Law||Level 2|
|Federal Government Documents||Olin||Level 2|
|United Nations Publications (1946-1993)||West Campus||West Campus|
|United Nations Publications (1990-present)||Olin||Microforms|