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Online Reference Sources

A guide to the variety of electronic reference resources available to the ESU community.


Archives Library Information Center: Legal Resources
From the National Archives, this page includes links to laws and legal information including Federal law, court opinions, treaties, legal dictionaries and journals, and copyright information.

Constitution Annotated
Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated) contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based primarily on Supreme Court case law. This regularly updated resource is especially useful when researching the constitutional implications of a specific issue or topic.

Freedom Forum Institute The Freedom Forum Institute is the education and outreach partner of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum. The Institute includes the First Amendment Center, the Religious Freedom Center, the Newseum's education department and diversity and inclusion programs.

Indian Law Resource Center
The Indian Law Resource Center seeks to overcome the grave problems that threaten Native peoples by advancing the rule of law, by establishing national and international legal standards that preserve their human rights and dignity, and by challenging the governments of the world to accord justice and equality before the law to all indigenous peoples of the Americas.

Legal Information Institute
The Legal Information Institute (LII) of Cornell Law School publishes electronic versions of core materials in numerous areas of the law, primarily on the Web. They range from the Constitution to the U.S. Code, from Supreme Court decisions to the Code of Federal Regulations, as well as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Bankruptcy Procedure, and Criminal Procedure. The site's many resources include legal commentary and explanations contained in the WEX legal dictionary and encyclopedia, and the LII Supreme Court Bulletin, which provides analysis of cases that are about to be argued before the Supreme Court.