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Search Engines

LexisWeb FindLaw LawCrawler Cornell University Legal Research Engine
Open Directory Project Justia LLRX.com


ALSO Findlaw for Professionals LII - Legal Information Institute
Hieros Gamos Justia (Virtual Chase) LLRX.com
ABA's LawLink WashLaw Web Guide to Law Online- Library of Congress
Global Legal Information Network Globalex - Foreign/International  

Government Search Engines and Portals

  • FDSys; Is now the main portal for goverment documents, as the old GPO Access system will no longer be update in March 2011 and will be archive only. FDSys allows for searching many types of government publications at once. FDSys contains: bills, Congressional Documents, Congressional Hearings, Congressional Record, Congressional Reports, Public and Private laws, Federal Register, Weekly/Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents and U.S. Codes for each year 1994-2009 and more.
  • USA.gov–official web portal.
  • Metalib - an all in one search engine that searches 53 Federal Government databases at once, and more will be added over time.  Save document results and create a list of favorite databases.
  • FDsys/GPO A-Z List an alphabetical list of links for major reports, budget information, legislative history and other government documents
  • Catalog of United States Government Publications (From July 1976-)
  • Data.gov - the U.S. federal government's data clearinghouse site
  • The Government Attic - collection of government documents obtained via the FOIA
  • U.S. Government Manual (1995/96 - present)

Portals Available to the Public in the Law Library Only:

LexisNexis Academic
CSU Faculty/Students have remote access

Available to OSBA Members remotely

CSU Law Faculty/Students have remote access

RIA Checkpoint

Portals Only Available to C-M Students/Faculty

LexisNexis Westlaw  



Revised, SA, 11/11