Subject: Library Tools
Corbis Images for Education: Historical Collection
Corbis Images for Education brings together images from Corbis' vast collections of historical, fine art, science and nature collections. The collection of over 400,000 images includes material from the Bettmann Archive, United Press International, and the Hulton Deutsch Collection.
FirstSearch provides access to numerous databases including WorldCat. WorldCat also contains bibliographic records from the catalogs of most of the large libraries in the U.S. plus some foreign countries. You can email WorldCat records to yourself or export them for use with bibliographic software later. See also the record for WorldCat.org.
When you see a list of WorldCat results, you will notice that each one says, "See more details for locating this item." Click this link and you will be able to get to a list of libraries that own the item. You can click on "Click here to request via ILL" to request that the item be obtained for you through the Law Library's interlibrary loan processes, using ILLiad software.
In Google Books, browse books online. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission, you will be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If the book is in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy. For newer books, you will be offered the opportunity to buy the book or to find out which libraries have a copy.
Google Public Data Explorer
"The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings." This is a work in progress, under development by Google Labs.
Google Scholar retrieves links to papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar is different from Google because it searches only databases that have scholarly content. WHEN YOU ARE OFF-CAMPUS AND YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE FULL TEXT OF ARTICLES, YOU MUST START FROM A LINK FORMULATED LIKE THE ONE IN THIS RECORD IN ORDER TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A MEMBER OF THE GULC COMMUNITY. Google Scholar also includes patents and patents applications from the USPTO as well as the full text of legal opinions issued by state and federal courts.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a repository for major libraries to archive and share their digitized collections. Membership currently consists of the member libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the University of California system, Columbia University, the University of Virginia, and the New York Public Library. Works in the public domain in HathiTrust are open to all researchers—whoever and wherever they may be. Content in HathiTrust is discoverable through online search technologies within the repository and through Google, with no authentication, login, or password required.
- HathiTrust Digital Library
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.
WorldCat.org contains all the records that are in the WorldCat database on FirstSearch. These records represent materials held in libraries world-wide. This version of WorldCat permits searching with simple keywords, and it displays the results ranked according to relevancy. It also allows you to connect to ILLiad for borrowing, or to find the library nearest you that contains a copy of the book. See also the record for WorldCat on FirstSearch.
Frequently Used Databases
- Academic Search Premier
- Bloomberg BNA Library
- Bloomberg Law
- Cambridge Core - Books & Journals
- CCH IntelliConnect
- E-Journal Finder
- Google Scholar
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
- Legal Periodicals & Books
- Oxford Journals
- ProQuest Congressional
- ProQuest Research Library
- RIA Checkpoint
- Westlaw / TWEN