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Guide to Legal History Databases

This is a guide to the databases and electronic resources accessible for legal history research.


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This list is a selection of the online full-text and index databases available on Anglo-American Legal History through the following:

Several of the databases are on CD-ROMs, and only available through a limited number of the Law Library workstations. Contact the Special Collections staff for assistance. There are many other databases on CD-ROM, but these are the most relevant to Anglo-American legal history research.

For the Lauinger Library databases, most are accessible from off-campus, but some must be used either on the Georgetown Law campus, or at Lauinger Library. Check with the Special Collections staff, or the Reference Desk, for more details or assistance in using these databases.

Other legal history guides are available online or in paper in Special Collections:

  • Legal History: American Legal History
  • Legal History: Anglo-American Juries
  • Legal History: Crime and Punishment
  • Legal History: English Legal History
  • Legal History: Guide to Online Databases for Research in Legal History
  • Legal History: Scottish Legal History

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