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ABA Journal

(Journal)

The ABA has made this legal news magazine available for free online. Site contains the current issue and archived issues since 2004.
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Free Access to Law Movement

(General: Law)

FALM is the umbrella name for the collective of legal information systems projects across many countries to provide free online access to legal information such as case law, legislation, treaties, law reform proposals and legal scholarship.
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Google Scholar

(General)

This search engine employs the Google algorithm to find relevant scholarly articles using keyword searches. Google Scholar searches both full text articles and abstracts.
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Law.com Dictionary

(Dictionary)

Black’s Law Dictionary, provides basic definitions to thousands of legal terms and concepts. Users can search for terms or browse alphabetically.
LII

Legal Information Institute

(General: Law)

(Cornell University Law School)

The Legal Information Institute (LII) contains a wealth of legal information including useful secondary materials.
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Oyez.org

(Courts)

Oyez collects information related to the U.S. Supreme Court. It includes some information about past and present justices and the Court’s cases, its most notable content is a collection of audio recordings of oral arguments. All arguments from 1981 to the present are included, as well as those from selected earlier cases.
PER

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal

(Journal: South Africa)

PER publishes contributions relevant to development in the South African constitutional state. Contributions generally concern some aspect of constitutionalism or the law relating to development.
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SAFLII

(Courts, Legislation and journals)

SAFLII is part of FALM. It offers over 16,000 judgements from other countries in the region, either directly or through linking to the different Legal Information Institutes already present throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. SAFLII also offers access to legislation and open-access journals such as De Jure, the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, SADC Law Journal and Law, Democracy & Development.
SSRN

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

(General Database)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is an award-winning research database. It is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences and makes research publications available for free.
WEX

Wex Legal Dictionary

(Encyclopedia)

Wex provides brief overviews of dozens of legal topics, arranged alphabetically. While not as extensive as a traditional legal encyclopedia, these overviews do offer introductions to some of the most important concepts in these areas of law, along with citations to principal sources of primary law.