Contains a list of undocumented search operators that work at the generic search box level in Google. Some of these features appear as options in Advanced Search
A database of all federal and state case law with a rolling window of five years. Supreme Court opinions are available starting with reports in 1781. Free. But requires registration. Provided by the LexisNexis service.
Google Scholar Legal Opinions and Journals
Available by selecting the radio button for Legal Opinions and Journals which appears just below the search box. The site contains a significant collection of state and federal case law searchable by keyword using an algorithm that’s attuned to the structure of opinions. Advanced search is available.
A legal portal and search engine. Provided by Thompson, owner of Westlaw and West Group publishers.
Another legal portal that contains a substantial number of federal court opinions, docket information, and legal commentary overview. The docket section mimics Pacer in style but still lacks the depth of content. It can be accessed at http://docket.justia.com.
A legal news and commentary site provided by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The current awareness news cross-references the source documents via links.
The Legal Information Institute
One of the oldest academic sites that attempts to document American law. It has directories to official sites and offers its own copies of the text of the United States Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and other heavily used sources.
The two leading compilers of free, online municipal ordinances and codes.
A Legal encyclopedia.
Foreign directory organized by jurisdiction, official, and unofficial sources.
The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
Another foreign law research directory (with links) provided by the Library of Congress.
Free database of historical treaties and other documents.
Database of bibliographic holdings in libraries around the world. It contains over 95 million catalog records searchable by author, title, subject or keyword.
The University Law Review Project
Links to free law review issues and articles.
Portal organized for access to state, departments, agencies, and resources.
Federal Agency Decisions
Zimmerman’s Research Guides
The Wayback Machine and the Internet Archive
The Wayback Machine can return a list of dates and archived versions of web pages via typed URLs. The Internet Archive additionally has a wide variety of popular culture resources that are unrelated to law.
The Social Science Research Network
Free repository of published and pre-publication scholarly materials.