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Architecture & Planning Library

Architecture & Planning

Planning in Plain English – Introduction to American Law


Constitutional Law
Guide (Law Library)

Federal Courts
Guide (Law Library)

State Courts
Guide (Law Library)

Education – Brown vs Board

Landmark Cases – Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)

National Archives – Brown vs. Board of Education

History of Slavery

The Dred Scott Case Collection

The Thirteenth Amendment

What is Federalism?

Federalist Papers


Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History & Diplomacy
The project contains online electronic copies of documents dating back to the beginning of history, including the U.S. Bill of Rights and other significant historical documents of law and rights.

Articles + (MultiSearch) - a federated search engine for searching across the library’s electronic resources in one simple interface. Multi Search provides citations and abstracts, as well as linking opportunities to full-text articles, electronic books, and records in the library’s catalog.

Academic Search Complete
A multi-disciplinary full-text database great as a starting point, history and basic overview.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
A comprehensive index to national and international architectural journals, both professional and popular. Covers architecture, urban planning and design, historic preservation, art, and related topics. Lists reviews for books, exhibitions, audiovisuals, websites, and citations for obituaries. Comprehensive coverage 1930 to the present; selective coverage from 1860 – 1830. Updated weekly.

CQ Electronic Library
Provides in-depth reporting on major, controversial issues in society. Includes complete summaries, histories, pros/cons, bibliographies for more information, and CQ Weekly focuses primarily on legislative news and analysis.

A searchable digital library of full-text collections of legal journals, texts, cases, statutes, regulations, presidential materials, treaties, as well as international and foreign legal journals, cases and materials. Content is in the original page-image (PDF) format, ensuring the authenticity of the original hardcopy document. Content includes historical and current materials.

LexisNexis Academic
Click on the Law Tab to search legal encyclopedias; law reviews and journals; American Law Reports; federal and state cases, statutes and regulations; and European Union law.


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Law: West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law.
History: Major Acts of Congress, Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics.

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