Biography in Context

Subjects: Biography, History, Legal History, Reference

Integrates Gale biographies with full-text magazine articles, images, and website links. Search for current or historic people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, or by keyword. The Marquis Who's Who module provides quick reference information on over 1 million additional people whose entries have appeared in more than 20 Marquis sources published from 1985 to the present.

Credo Reference

Subjects: Reference

Provides full-text online versions of general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.


Subjects: Reference

DigitalGeorgetown supports the advancement of education and scholarship at Georgetown and contributes to the expansion of research initiatives, both nationally and internationally. It encompasses Digital and Special Collections content from the university library, the University's institutional repository of scholarly works, and select titles from Georgetown University Press.

Gale Virtual Reference Library / Lauinger Library

Subjects: e-Book Collection, Reference

Provides online, full text access to Gale subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.Includes Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History; Encyclopaedia Judaica; Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy; Encyclopedia of American Industries; Encyclopedia of American Religions; Encyclopedia of Bioethics; Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security; Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology; Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World; Encyclopedia of Population; Encyclopedia of Religion; Encyclopedia of Sociology; Encyclopedia of the American Constitution; Environmental Encyclopedia; Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America; Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology; New Catholic Encyclopedia; New Catholic Encyclopedia Jubilee Volume; New Dictionary of the History of Ideas; St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture; and West's Encyclopedia of American Law.

Gale Virtual Reference Library / Law Library

Subjects: e-Book Collection, Race and Ethnicity, Reference

The reference e-books in the Law Library's Virtual Reference Library includes a number of books, including the American Law Yearbook, 2005-onward; Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Dictionary, 2006-2007; Contemporary Black Biography, 2006-2007; National Survey of State Laws, 2005; and Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans, 2007. These reference books are searchable simultaneously through the same search interface.

Georgetown Law Dataverse

Subjects: Reference

The Georgetown Law Dataverse is a repository of digital datasets, collections of statistical information or other related data used in empirical scholarship. This service allows authors to permanently preserve and publically release data that they have collected. The Georgetown Law Dataverse supports the empirical research of Law Center faculty members, academic centers and institutes, and legal journals. The Dataverse is a service of the Georgetown Law Library.

Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons

Subjects: Reference

The Scholarly Commons is designed to offer open, global access to the scholarship of the Georgetown University Law Center. This repository is a service of the Georgetown Law Library.

Google Scholar

Subjects: Library Tools, Reference

Searches across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. For on campus or GU-authenticated users, results contain links to electronic full text from GU-subscribed content, especially journal articles. (If off campus, click on Settings and then on Library Links. Type Georgetown in the search box.)

Leadership Connect

Subjects: Directories, Electronic Resources Services- Server & Systems Coordinator, Reference

A searchable database that provides information on individuals in business, federal, state, and local government, journalists, lobbyists, and more. It also provides other information, such as congressional calendars and organizational charts. Users can also build lists using multiple categories, such as job title, education, organization, and location. Includes information found in the Federal Yellow Book and other Yellow Book directories. Note: Current Georgetown Law students, faculty, and staff may sign in with their University NetID for on-campus and off-campus access.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Subjects: Journals and Journal Indexes, Reference

LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. It is EBSCO Publishing's intention to provide free access to LISTA on a continual basis.


Subjects: Directories, Reference contains biographical information on practicing attorneys and brief profiles of U.S. and international law firms

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Subjects: Biography, History, Legal History, Reference

"The ODNB an illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001. It excludes living persons. It has themed entries (e.g. Roman Britain) and groups of subjects with a common attribute (e.g. Archbishops of Canterbury). The database contains 10,000 images. The print edition is in the Williams Law Library's Reference collection."

Oxford English Dictionary

Subjects: Reference

"Updated quarterly with at least 1000 new and revised entries, OED Online offers unparalleled access to the greatest continuing work of scholarship that this century has produced."

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Subjects: Education, Reference

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses with Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.


Subjects: Library Tools, Reference

"RefWorks is a web-based citation manager. Write-N-Cite is a Microsoft Word plug-in that you can download and install on your computer if you wish to use RefWorks to add citations to a paper as it is being written. Using Write-N-Cite. CLICK ON THIS LINK AND THEN SIGN UP FOR AN INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT. (YOU CAN ALSO CREATE AN ACCOUNT FOR A GROUP.) YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT FROM ANY COMPUTER WITH INTERNET ACCESS. WHEN YOU ARE OFF-CAMPUS AND YOU WANT TO ACCESS YOUR REFWORKS ACCOUNT, YOU MUST START FROM A LINK ON A LIBRARY WEB SITE IN ORDER TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE REFWORKS COMPUTER."""

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

Subjects: Directories, Reference

"Ulrich's Periodicals Directory is a bibliographic database providing detailed information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and includes publications that are published regularly or irregularly and are circulated free of charge or by paid subscription."

Uniworld Online

Subjects: Business, Directories, Reference

"Uniworld Online provides contact information for headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates of multinational firms. Georgetown Law Library's premium global subscription includes access to American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States."

Subjects: Library Tools, Reference

Over 100 million records for books and other materials in over 60,000 libraries. Items found in WorldCat may be requested through InterLibrary & Consortium Loan services.