Having trouble accessing some databases? Try going through GALILEO first. Both LexisNexis Academic and HeinOnline are in GALILEO. Some are available only to the law school community so you will have to come into the law library.
Law Library Resources
Treatise - A treatise is a scholarly treatment of an area of law, it may be one or multiple volumes depending upon the broadness or narrowness of the topic. Treatises are very popular with attorneys and they will buy treatises relevant to their practice. Treatises published by LexisNexis are not part of the LNA subscription.
WorldCat - search 10,000 libraries worldwide WorldCat can identify relevant titles in nearby public libraries or college or university libraries. You might also be able to borrow the item through the inter-library loan (ILL) service.
Law Review & Journal Articles - very useful for newer topics
American Law Reports
The Deep Web is generally defined as information you cannot find using general search engines. This includes things like:
It's the information at least one layer below the information retrieved in a Google or Yahoo search. One way to get a little deeper is to query multiple search engines. They do not index information in the same way or even include the same sites. Use the search engine advanced searching and filtering options and read the search tips and take advantage of the help information at each search engine site.
There are also web directories, portals, and specialized search engine site that pull together various hidden databases and resources.
Albany Law School, Government Law Online - A clearinghouse service that contains a collection of government law and public policy articles, studies, papers, and reports written by the faculty, staff, and students of the law school.
Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
Conservation Law - articles and presentations by lawyer Jessica E. Jay
Cyburbia - A portal for many kinds of land use planning and regulation information; informative posts and forums to facilitate idea exchange.
DIRT - A legal discussion group for real estate professionals, the daily postings tend to focus on recent court opinions or other legal developments. There is a searchable archive dating back to 1995.
Georgetown Climate Center - resources for state and federal policy
Harvard Project on Climate Agreement, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Land Use Law - Maintained by Professor Daniel Mandelker, the site provides recent cases of national significance and articles on current hot topics.
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training - advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.
NYU School of Law, Guarini Center for Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Pace University Law School
GreenLaw - blog of Environmental Law Program
SignLaw - A website that focuses on the law of signs, billboards, outdoor advertising, public forum and related topics.
Sustainable Community Development Code, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law - a framework for local governments to include sustainability ideas in land use laws
Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development
Urbanicity (formerly Urban Cities) - A portal with a particularly extensive collection of current articles
Advocacy and Membership Organizations
Blogs and News