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United States Code
General and permanent laws of the United States Comprehensive federal legislative information from Congress


Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute


Library of Congress Guide to Law Online  An annotated guide to government and law, including: 
Legal Research Guides
Free Case Law on the Web


Supreme Court of the United States Covers cases for the past five years


Cornell University Law School Supreme Court Decisions Covers cases from 1992 -present


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government

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California Codes
California statutory law divided by topic


California Courts-The Judicial Branch of California California Supreme Court & Courts of Appeal published and unpublished opinions


California Court Opinions, 1850 - present  Calif. Supreme Court & Court of Appeals published case opinions; search by party name, terms, citation, judge


California Code of Regulations (aka California Administrative Code) 
Regulations adopted, amended or repealed by state agencies


California Law & Government Resources Washburn University School of Law  Comprehensive site covering all aspects of California law  (Washlaw is no longer updated as of June 1, 2019.)  


California Legislative Information  California bills 1993 - present


California Legal Research Guides-Heafey Law Library


California Resources-Georgetown Law Library

Finding California Legislative History ...the documents created during the process by which a bill becomes law; sometimes used by courts to find legislative intent if a statute is vague or ambiguous


U.S. States and Territories



  • CQ Researcher In-depth reports on current social issues  from Congressional Quarterly
  • WESTLAW (ask your instructor or the Library Director)