Selected free e-resources

Association for Evolutionary Economics

The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems. 

American Management Association

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), is the international professional association for economists working on the environment and natural resources.

American Economic Association

The purposes of the Association are: The encouragement of economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life

Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse

The Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collects documents and information from civil rights cases in specific case categories across the United States. It is available to scholars, teachers, students, policymakers, advocates and the public, to allow greater understanding of civil rights litigation in this country.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database

The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet. In August 2012, BAILII included 90 databases covering 7 jurisdictions. The system contains around 36 gigabytes of legal materials and around 297,513 searchable documents.


Legal search engines

The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent

The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent 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.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse collects and analyzes legal complaints about online activity, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law.Chilling Effects aims to support lawful online activity against the chill of unwarranted legal threats.

Hague Conference on Private International Law

The home page of the Hague Conference on Private Internationl Law presents information on the activities of this intergovernmental organization in negotiating and drafting multilateral treaties, or conventions. The web site has a List of Conventions on Private International Law and sections on the status of various Hague Conventions and works in progress. In addition, the site provides lists of member states and central authorities governing articles in specific Hague Conventions as wess as news, FAQs, and publication information. is a unique, free, independent, one woman published Web journal dedicated to providing legal, library, IT, CI, marketing, communications, Congressional, legislative, academic and administrative professionals,as well as students, with the most up-to-date information on a wide range of Internet research and technology-related issues, applications, resources and tools.

Virtual Chase

This site is a knowledge base that helps legal professionals conduct research on the Internet. The site includes articles on Internet resources, guides, and links to legal resources and on the web, and information on research strategies and skills.

Environmental Law Institute

The Institute advances innovative and practical solutions to environmental challenges through its Publications and Associates group. Publishes the Environmental Law Reporter, The Environmental Forum, the National Wetlands Newsletter, and books on environmental law and policy. Also, it educates and builds bridges among the various environmental stakeholders through ELI’s membership program, which convenes environmental professionals from all sectors and offers seminars on timely topics presented by leading experts and practitioners.

Human Rights Library

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library provides online access, in several languages, to major human rights resources from the UN and other organizations. Materials on offer include full-text treaty documents and other instruments, bibliographies and guides, regional materials, human rights education and asylum and refuggee resources.

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.


WashLaw Web provides users with links to law-related materials on the Internet.Generally speaking, the information is arranged alphabetically, by subject, and by geographic location. All links on WashLaw Web are maintained by staff members of the Washburn University School of Law Library.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)

The mission of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Offers more than 600 browseable and keyword-searchable data tables (compiled from more than 100 sources) relating to crime and criminal justice in the US. Tables are organized into six sections: criminal justice systems, public opinion, offenses, arrests, judicial processing and corrections.

National Association of Attorneys General

This web site provides information on the organization's background, structure, and projects, along with news and information on such issues as antitrust, consumer protection, tobacco, and computer crime, linked to related resources, documentation and contacts. The site alos provides a full listing of the Attorneys General of all US states and jurisdictions, with biographical and contact information.

International Bar Association

The web site of the International Bar Association provides an overview of the aims, stucture, activities and history of this London-based global organisation of individual lawyers, bar associations, and law societies engaged in international practice. The association comprises more than 60 specialist committees and groups, organised under its three principal sections of Business Law, Legal Practice, and Energy and Natural Resources, plus a Human Rights Institute. The site offers also membership information, press releases, details of IBA and related conferences,and a searchable catalogue of IBA publications. Most publications are available for purchasing only. Some areas are restricted only to the members of the site.

International Court of Justice
HG-Global Legal Resources was one of the very first online law and government information sites. It was founded in January of 1995 by Lex Mundi, a large network of independent law firms. The objective of is to make law, government and related professional information easily accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers.


THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.

American Association of Law Libraries

The American Association of Law Libraries was founded in 1906 to promote and enhance the value of law libraries to the legal and public communities, to foster the profession of law librarianship, and to provide leadership in the field of legal information.