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Local Collections & Directories
- Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
National Militia Directory
Citizen Crime Prevention & Law Enforcement Directory
Radio & TV Directory
Online — Links to online library catalogs and collections.
Sources — Extensive collection of links and documents from
Rick Gardiner's site.
Scriptures Online — Links to the writings of the world's
Reading — Recommended reading.
- Reading recommended to the Continental Congress — Indicating what works may have influenced the drafting of the U.S. Constitution
Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Thesauri
Law Dictionary. Also available as two
self-extracting executables: Part
1 and Part 2,
or two zip files: Part 1
and Part 2.
Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 1910. 291.8MB.
- Law Dictionary, Jacob Giles, 6th Ed. 1750.
Articles of Interest. Check these for fidelity to their
Dictionary — One of the FreeDictionary collection.
Dictionaries Free and Online — Collection of links.
Dictionary — Find definitions of legal terms.
Glossary — Find definitions of legal terms, from a somewhat
Language Bin: On-line Dictionary — Single query form searches
multiple online dictionaries.
— Gateway to multiple online dictionaries.
Century Dictionary — Most comprehensive of the
online dictionaries, with more than 500,000 words.
Unabridged Dictionary — Online edition of their
Dictionary from Datasegment.com — Makes use of multiple print
— Online dictionaries & online translation.
Dictionary — Combines dictionary and thesaurus functions.
Dictionary — Another online dictionary.
of Difficult Words — Focus on words that are obscure or
difficult to define.
Webster Interface — This has a mirror
— Interesting implementation, worthy of a visit.
- 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary — From the
U. of Chicago ARTFL Project.
- Online Etymology Dictionary — The historical origins and sounds of English words.
- Roget's Thesaurus — Online reference of synonyms and
Britannica — Another way to access the online
edition of this important reference.
Britannica, 11th Edition — Complete online version
of the last public domain edition, and arguably one of the best.
Multimedia Encyclopedia Online — Usage charge on
this standard reference.
Book Online — Usage charge on this encylopedia,
mainly directed at younger scholars.
— Usage charge on this encylopedia, but has many short articles that
Encyclopedia Mythica — Compendium of mythology, legends, and
— Links to all kinds of reference sites and pages.
— Links to all kinds of reference sites and pages.
Index to the Internet — Large searchable link collection
oriented toward library research.
Libraries Group — System for sharing of resources among
— Formerly University Microfilms. Source for documents on microfilm and
- English-Greek, Greek-English Online Dictionary — Find Greek terms for
- English-Greek Online Dictionary, S.C. Woodhouse (1910) — Find Greek terms for English words.
Ligatures — Tables of ancient and medieval character
combinations and abbreviations, useful for rendering manuscripts into
Dictionary and Grammar Aid — Check the correctness of your
- Old English to Modern English Translator — The language of the Anglo-Saxon legal tradition, before the Norman conquest.
- Middle English Dictionary — The language of the English legal tradition, from the Norman conquest to the advent of printing in 1476.
- Early modern English — The language of the English legal tradition, from about 1476 through about 1688. The language of Shakespeare, which began to be used in the courts of England.
- Duetsche Wörterbuch — Comprehenseive German dictionary with usages since 1450.
Documentation & Data
Rules of Order Revised — Online version of 1915
edition. Essential manual for parliamentarians of deliberative
assemblies. The HTML files can also be downloaded all at once in a Zip archive for local use
on your computer.
— Collection of RROR in other languages.
Procedure — Links to resources on making decisions in
Books — Project to put every book online, often with OCR
text, but uncorrected.
Ngram Viewer — Tool to search all searchable books in their
collection for words or phrases and display frequency on a graph. Can
be used to find historical usages of terms.
On-Line Books Page — Archive at the U. of Pennsylvania.
Digital Edition — Plan to eventually put online images of
every printed work from 1639 through 1800.
on American History — From the colonial period to modern
of Economics Services — E-texts on economics.
Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism — From
the Witherspoon Institute.
for the Study of the Great Ideas — From the editors of The
Great Books of the Western World.
of Dictionaries on the WWW — Links to every known dictionary.
— Large collection of online books, but only viewable one page at at
Latin Library — The Latin classics in Latin.
of Population Research — Comprehensive data on population
growth, distribution, and factors affecting birth and death statistics.
& CounterIntelligence — Extensive collection of links
on intelligence and counterintelligence matters.
Government & Law
The Annotated Constitution — GPO, CRS [PDF], 2628p.
Project of the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government
Printing Office (GPO). Annotated references to Supreme Court decisions
arranged by provision and amendment. Some very large files.
U.S. Constitution Annotated — Findlaw rendition. Links to
case files on their site.
Century Of Lawmaking: 1774-1837
of Congress — Record of debates 1789-1824, which offer the
most insight into original understanding of the Constitution.
- U.S. Statutes at Large,
complete collection, 1789-2007, with selections for tax statutes of
- U.S. Code, partial
States Code (USC) — Cornell University rendition
See especially the following:
- 12 USC 95
— Emergency Rule
- 18 USC 241
— Conspiracy Against Rights
- 18 USC 242
— Deprivation of Rights under Color of Law
- 18 USC 921
— Firearms, Definitions
- 18 USC 922
— Firearms, Unlawful Acts
- 18 USC
2382 — Misprision of Treason
- 18 USC
Ch.211 — Jurisdiction and Venue
- 18 USC
Ch.215 — Grand Jury
- 42 USC
1983 — Civil action for deprivation of rights
States Code — Searchable tool provided by GPO.
States Code — Searchable tool provided by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.
of Federal Regulations (CFR) — Searchable tool provided by
eCFR Search Engine — More powerful, beta version, may not
return all results of a search on the Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR). See Search
Tips for instructions.
of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives —
These are the people who are restating the Statutes at Large
(SAL) into the United States Code
(USC), some of which have been re-enacted as statutes and some of which
have not, so it requires some research to determine which are statutes
and which are only "evidence" of the statutes. The USC is not to be
confused with the Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR), or with various government forms and instruction books, which
are a product of the various executive branch agencies, allegedly based
on the statutes or codes, but sometimes extending and deviating from
them in significant ways. The application of provisions of the CFR to
any but government employees or contractors, or to visitors to
government facilities or users of government proprietary assets, is
unconstitutional exercise of the legislative power by the executive
branch agency. For more on this see the Borlase Guide.
Revenue Code — 26 USC, as of January 1, 2002.
Commercial Code (UCC)
- Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) — Local copy as of 1997 June
- US Supreme Court Cases & Opinions — Comprehensive free archive from justia.com.
- U.S. Treasury Reports, complete collection, 1789-1980.
- FindLaw — Comprehensive archive of legal resources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Information Institute — Cornell archive of legal resources,
including U.S. Supreme Court decisions not included in the Findlaw
by Justice — U.S. Supreme Court justices in alphabetical
order, with links to the decisions they signed.
- vLex —
Comprehensive archive of legal resources, both U.S. and
Court of the United States — Rules and status of cases.
— Multimedia archive of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judicial Center — Collection of publications, such as
Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) — Electronic
public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket
information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and
from the U.S. Party/Case Index. A small fee is charged for time or
Federal Circuit Courts — Starting with map of U.S. showing
which states are in which circuit, at Georgetown U. School of Law, with
links to decisions.
- Landmark Supreme Court Decisions
— Local archive, with commentaries on the rulings and the opinions.
— Database of matters related to the U.S. Supreme Court.
States Attorneys' Manual — Useful reading for anyone who may
have to go against them.
Court Briefs Online — Free and Fee Based.
Reporter — Extensive online collection of legal briefs on
— Information of federal cases, active and inactive, civil, criminal,
Project at Yale Law School — Documents in law, history and
Founders' Constitution — Online documentation from the
University of Chicago.
A Uniform System of Citation — Rules of typography and
formatting of legal writings. They are planning an online edition.
and Senate Rules — Rules of parliamentary procedure for each
house of Congress.
Making, resources for constitutional design — A joint project
of the Comparative
Constitutions Project (CCP) and the United States Institute of Peace
— Extensive legal links and research tools.
— Pre-trial tools.
Research Guide — Legal research tools.
of Pro Bono Programs — Provided by American Bar Association.
Class Action/Civil Rights — Contact service for pending and
Legal Sourcebook — Collection of documents and links at
Legal Sourcebook — Collection of documents and links at
Editions Partnership — Links to collections and standards for
marking up online documents.
— Search engine for U.S. government sites and resources.
Federal Government Agencies Directory — Provided by Louisiana
State University Library
Law Library — Now hosted by LawGuru.
& Politics — Extensive collection of links to
resources of all kinds.
Legal Research Links — Directory and links to many legal
references and other resources.
Legal — Links to all kinds of legal resources.
Law on the WWW — Randy Singer's collection of links to
statutes and caselaw, federal, state, and international.
State University Law Index — Many links to online legal
'Lectric Law Library — Great resource of legal reference
materials for lawyers and laypersons.
To Shepardize — Manual for finding cites to legal cases.
Web Locator — Maintained by the Villanova Center for
Information Law and Policy.
— Index of U.S. government online information
US Executive Branch Web Sites — Gateway to Executive Branch.
Register — Proposed regulations posted here.
— Gateway to the Administrative State. Start here to try to stop
Archives and Records Adminstration — Archive of all kinds of
interesting information, including the Federal
Register and various images of important documents, such as
Record Online — So far only goes back to 1995.
Constitution Center — Museum devoted to constitutional
- Contacting the Congress —
Online directory for the current U.S. Congress.
- Congressional Record: Advanced Search
— Online directory for the most recent years of the proceedings of the
Information Awareness — Emerging site at MIT.
of Rights Institute — Education resources on the subject.
Judiciary — Clearinghouse of information on U.S. federal
courts and news about them.
Bureau of Investigation — Has status of popular cases.
Intelligence Agency — Online library of useful facts of all kinds.
of State — Archive of international news and policies.
Information Service — Used to be the USIA. Operates VoA. Much
of the Treasury — Archive of information about money.
and trade sanctions against targeted foreign nations —
Listing of those currently in force.
Revenue Service — Tax info, but can you cite this in your
defense if it's wrong?
Bureau — All their data available here.
- Stat-USA — Huge databank of statistical data of all kinds.
Government WWW Servers
Annual Financial Reports CAFRs) — In case you thought we live
in a free enterprise economy.
Government gopher list
U.S. state information directory
Compilation of the British Statutes in Force in the State of Florida
— This mostly handwritten compilation is the most complete collection
of British colonial laws.
— An experiment in crafting legal argument in an open forum.
— Online Continuing Legal Education (CLE). Focus on Texas, but useful
for lawyers and laypersons generally.
— Online legal references, with a Canadian slant. See their Law Museum
Legislative Information on the Internet — U.S. House and Senate
Directory — Members of U.S. Congress with contact information
and committee membership.
House of Representatives Web page — Legislation, members,
committees and organizations.
Senate Web Page — Legislation, members, committees and
Congressional E-Mail Directory
of American Politics — Online version of this standard
reference work. Contains information on members of the U.S. Congress
and the states and districts they represent.
Political Index — Comprehensive directory of all things
Action — Provides up-to-date information on what is going on
in Congress that may require citizen action.
Congressional Vote Database
Experts — Directory of individuals and organizations
published by the Heritage Foundation.
Internet Directory — Archive of links to all kinds of sites
related to the GOP and conservatism, including email addresses of
national and state Republican elected officials.
Budget Simulation — So you think it's so easy to balance the
budget and reduce the national debt? This game lets you try your hand
Institute USA — Conducts monthly conferences on political
methods. Persons can interact via satellite or via the Internet with
Memory Collection — A project of the Library of Congress.
of America — Collection of 19th century books and journals by
Revival — Collection by Micha Petty.
Text Archive — Collection by Don Mabry.
— Particularly interesting for the constitutional issues raised.
Research Center — Documents the 1839 slave rebellion aboard a
slave ship, capture of the rebels in the United States, and their
trials, which led to an appeal before theU.S. Supreme Court, where they
won their freedom and return passage to Africa.
These links have been moved to the Citizen Action page.
Nations & International
and use of the U.S. flag
of the World — Flags of almost every country and state, many
organizations. GIF files.
Forum — Essays on globalist themes, but not much on
— Much documentary material on Waco.
— Coverage of constitutional processes and some issues.
On-line Sites — If there is something to it, and it is being
covered up, it affects everything, including constitutional issues.
— Gateway to this interesting branch off the Internet.
Conference Calendar — Find the conferences you can attend.