Note: Stanford subscribes to over 1000 Databases that index articles and books on various topics. Since there are so many databases we recommend a select subset of databases which will give you access to articles in a wide variety of subject areas.
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Facts on File: good overview of events, Issues and Controversies on Hot Topics, like treatment of detainees; Human Rights; Healthcare Reform; Separation of Church and State in US; Gun Control; International Criminal Court; Civil Liberties on War on Terror; Right to Die; Detainees' Rights, etc.
CQ Electronic Library: CQ's authoritative and balanced coverage of public affairs includes the CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly, CQ's Electronic Encyclopedia of American Government, the electronic version of Washington Information Directory (eWID), and the CQ Public Affairs Collection, CQ Insider, and CQ Supreme Court Collection.
Congressional Publications (Proquest): United States government: includes Legislative Histories, Congressional Hearings, Congressional Record, House and Senate Reports, and more
Lexis Nexis Academic (Select US Legal): includes US Federal and State Cases; Supreme Court Cases; Law Reviews; International
Congressional Research Service (CRS) - a GREAT resource for review papers on subjects that congressional committee members might want for background on a topic that may be relevant to a legislative topic - for example, music piracy, or vigilantism, or health care or juvenile crime or media violence. Also available through Lexis Nexis Academic
American Rhetoric: Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
Official site of the Supreme Court of the U.S.:Provides general information, opinions, term orders, argument calendar, schedules, court rules, bar admission forms and instructions, case-handling guides, special notices, biographies of current and past justices, architectural details, and press releases. Includes a search engine for finding documents.
Supreme Court Collection : Search this site for U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Includes an archive of decisions going back to 1990 (searchable by topic, justice, and party), highlights of the present term, a glossary, Supreme Court rules, and more. From the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell Law School.
Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries, Oral Arguments & Multimedia: The Oyez Project is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality 'tour' of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices.