Thursday, November 19, 2009

New online resources for law students and academics

Google scholar now has a radio button option to search law journals and American cases. It appears the material is coming from Hein Online.

Early English Laws to quote from their website "is a project to publish online and in print new editions and translations of all English legal codes, edicts, and treatises produced up to the time of Magna Carta 1215" and "Early English Laws will provide not only the now standard editions of English legal texts by Felix Liebermann and William Stubbs, but also new editions, translations, and commentary for over 150 individual texts. These texts range chronologically from Æthelberht of Kent’s code (c. 600) to the issuance of Magna Carta in 1215, and include all non-narrative and non-administrative legal records. Some of them have never been edited."


  1. The Google Scholar feature is looking pretty good, as long as you understand that it's citizenship they're after rather than scholarship per se.
    This is how they're promoting it (so far, anyway):

  2. HeinOnline have posted an interesting piece on why use HeinOnline for your legal research needs rather than relying on Google Scholar.

    Also of interest is this piece on Why Lexis and Westlaw should not be like Google -