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  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
    Indexes current biographical reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world found in books, biographical dictionaries (e.g., "who's who" sources), encyclopedias, articles, and directories.
    Subjects: Biography; Reference
  • Biography in Context
    The Biography in Context database 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, or gender, or by keyword and full text. 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.
  • Chicago Manual of Style
    The Chicago Manual of Style helps authors and editors achieve consistency in practice when creating or editing a manuscript. It contains chapters on manuscript preparation, rights and permissions, grammar, punctuation, quotations and much more. This fifteenth edition also offers increased guidance for citing electronic books, articles in e-journals, electronic editions of older works, and online newspapers and magazines. It presents two basic documentation systems -- the humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the author-date system. See the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide.
    Subjects: Reference
  • 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.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference provides access to a collection of aggregated and integrated reference books from high-quality publishers. A search finds Credo content (from various publishers, including M.E. Sharpe), and also content from Gale Virtual Reference titles and Oxford Reference Premium Online titles.
    Subjects: Reference
  • Digital Georgetown
    Digital Georgetown uses DSpace software to preserve and provide access to digital material unique to Georgetown. The law library's DSpace community will include such material as a collection of historical legal dictionaries, scanned from volumes in the library's Special Collections department.
    Subjects: Reference
  • Europa World
    Europa World is the online version of the Europa World Year Book (Wolff Reference: JN1 .E85), a leading source of information on world-wide affairs. It covers political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
  • Europa World of Learning
    The World of Learning is a key source for information on academic institutions located around the world.
  • FirstSearch (OCLC)
    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
  • FirstSearch (OCLC)
    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.
  • Foundation Directory Online Professional
    The Foundation Directory Online is a comprehensive resource containing a database of the entire universe of over 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 700,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
    Subjects: Directories; Reference
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library / Law Library
    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
    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.
    Subjects: Reference
  • Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons
    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.
    Subjects: Reference
  • Google Scholar
    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.
  • LawTRIO
    LawTRIO is a searchable database of over 7,500 legal titles combined from three print directories. The titles in the database represent three formats: looseleaf, newsletter, and CD-ROM.
  • Leadership Library on the Internet
    Integrates the contents of 14 Yellow Book directories: Congressional, Federal, State, Municipal, Federal Regional, Judicial, Corporate, Financial, News Media, Associations, Law Firms, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives and Nonprofit Sector.
    Subjects: Directories; Reference
  • Leadership Library on the Internet
    Leadership Library on the Internet,which is updated daily, is a unique personnel contact database of the institutional leadership of the United States. The Leadership Library enables subscribers to locate 400,000 individuals at 40,000 leading U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations. Subscribers can browse and search and export information.
    Subjects: Directories; Reference
  • Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    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.
  • contains biographical information on practicing attorneys and brief profiles of U.S. and international law firms
    Subjects: Directories; Reference
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online
    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online is the electronic version of the extensive and authoritative economics reference resource. This 2nd edition contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists. The online version is updated four times a year with new articles, updates to existing articles, and new features and functionality. You can save searches, make personal annotations and bookmark articles by using "My Dictionary."
    Subjects: Economics; Reference
  • OxResearch
    OxResearch provides succinct analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. Contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing. Covers events back to 1984.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    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
    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.
    Subjects: Reference
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
    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: Education; Reference
  • RefWorks
    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.
  • TRACfed
    TRAC's core purpose is to make statistical information about the federal government's enforcement and regulatory effort more accessible to the public. It focuses on Immigration and on the ATF, IRS, DEA, FBI and DHS. TRACFED is a dynamic subscription site. The Law Library has a subscription, so you can request specific statistics, detailed listings, maps or charts and have the information returned to the browser.
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
    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.
    Subjects: Directories; Reference
  • Uniworld Online
    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.
  • World Who's Who
    World Who's Who outlines the lives and achievements of more than 25,000 of the most distinguished men and women from almost every country in the world from heads of state, politicians, religious leaders and ambassadors, to the eminent and successful in business, finance, technology, film, music, fashion, sport, literature and the performing arts.
  • 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.

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