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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
Military & Government Collection - offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a collection of periodicals, academic journals, etc. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
And Justice For All - info about the US Criminal Justice System including legislative alerts and articles on the FBI, the death penalty and more.
Code of Federal Regulations - 1997 to the present
Federal Register - presidential documents, federal regulations, etc.
Thomas, The Library of Congress Public Law Site
Supreme Court Official Site - includes links to dockets, arguments, opinions, etc.
The U.S. Copyright Office
The Copyright Website
USA.gov - a central access point to government information.
When Works Pass Into the Public Domain (University of North Carolina)
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez -- U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Alabama Access to Justice - created by the Supreme Court of Alabama to coordinate, expand and promote effective and economical civil legal services for the poor and vulnerable people of Alabama.
Alabama Attorney General - links to Consumer Affairs, Victims Assistance, etc.
Alabama Bar Association
Alabama Legal Information Network - links to the courts, etc.
Alabama State and Legal Resources - links to state government, Alabama Code, Law Schools, etc.
Elections and Politics
OpenSecrets.org -the online source for money in politics data, from the Center for Responsive Politics
The Democracy Project - use this valuable resource to learn about local and national elected officials and candidates, click on Check the Record!
FactCheck.org - see if they are telling the truth or have their pants on fire!
New York Times National Politics
Public Agenda Online - get in depth opinion polls, issues overviews and debates including polls, stats, graphs and more
Mr. Smith E-mails Washington and the Media - send e-mail to your representatives and the media in a clear easy format
Vote Smart - non-partisan info about state and federal officials with added info about the election process and government
Personal Legal Advice and Sources
NOLO Books Online - free consumer legal books online to help you with legal issues such as renter's rights, foreclosure, small claims, tickets, probate, etc.
Adoption.com - get adoption info, including International with country overviews
Adoption Law Site - includes news, links, and a database of laws, cases, etc.
American Bar Assoc. Family Law Tables - Tables summarizing Family Law in all 50 states.
Legal Forms - all kinds of legal forms, contracts, wills, licenses, etc.
Internet Legal Resource Guide: Forms
Divorce Laws - a site with links to laws from all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico
Adoption Laws - a site with links to laws from all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico
Divorce Source - laws by state, message center, find a professional
Divorcenet - Family law advice, links, a great resource
How to Divorce as Friends - from the noted counselor, Bill Ferguson
Divorce: Coping - How friends and family can help in coping with divorce.
FreeAdvice.com - Informational articles on more than 100 legal topics
Lawyers.com - profiles of lawyers and law firms from the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Living Will Form from the Alabama Department of Public Health. (5 page PDF)
ELaws Advisors - info about workplace rights and responsibilities
Employment and Benefits Law
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) - promotes equal opportunity in employment by enforcing the federal civil rights employment laws. This site provides links to information about employment discrimination, enforcement and litigation, and statistics.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - Provides links to safety and health news, regulations, statistics, and manuals.
Human Resources and the Internet - Wealth of information and resources regarding work related matters, personnel, and human resource management.
Research - How-To and Resources
Antitrust Cases - List of European Union antitrust cases from 1999 to the present; includes public notices, formal decisions, and press releases.
LawGuru - legal research, resources, questions, links, hot topics, etc.
Law Library of Congress
Legal Analysis and Research Strategy - easy to follow principles of legal research
Legal Research and Law Resources - State by State links, Supreme Court, and the latest news
Patent Cafe: World's Gateway to Inventor's Resources
Public Records Databases
Virtual Chase - how to do legal research on the internet
Miscellaneous, Directories, etc.
State by State Legal Resources
American Law Sources On-Line - Links to federal, state and uniform laws for the US, Canada and Mexico
Death Penalty Information Center
Environmental Law Net - direct access to federal, state and tribal environmental law plus court and agency decisions and documents
Findlaw - Info and forms
The Freedom Forum - news and articles concerning freedom worldwide
The Internet Legal Resource Guide - a guide to legal information on the internet
The Martindale-Hubbel Directory - Lawyer finder
Nolo Press - Legal info, dictionaries and even Lawyer jokes!
Practical Guide to Taping Phone Calls - Quick reference by state
Southern Poverty Law Center - a nonprofit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society.