eResources Spotlight: FIU Law Library New eResources 2016-2017


FIU Law Library has added the following eResources during the 2016-2017 fiscal year:

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

An archive comprising more than 2 million pages; It contains manuscripts, books, broadsheets, and periodicals; The archive’s focus is on the most rapid period of evolution for crime and its associated legal/penal systems: the long nineteenth century, a period of major social upheaval and technological development, from wars to the Industrial Revolution.

HeinOnline UNC Press Law Publications

The UNC Press has a national and international reputation for publishing quality books. Established in 1922, the UNC Press was the first university press in the South and one of the first in the entire nation. These UNC Press publications cover a variety of timely topics and include both current and historical titles.

International Encyclopaedia for Competition Law – IEL Competition Law

The International Encyclopaedia on Competition Law aims at providing an in-depth description of the antitrust laws of more than 30 countries, including United States Federal laws and the legislation of the European Union. Each monograph will include a description of the substantial as well as the procedural rules of a particular jurisdiction and will provide a description of the leading cases, together with an essential bibliography.

International Encyclopaedia for Contracts – IEL Contracts

The Contracts subset of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws(IEL) encompass the national monographs of a wide variety of countries, written by experts from those countries. Each national monograph is divided into two parts: the first addresses the general principles at issue, and the second covers the specific types of contracts. The encyclopedia also addresses international aspects of contract law such as the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Authors also provided for each a selected bibliography.

International Encyclopaedia for Property and Trust – IEL Property and Trust Law

IEL Property and Trust Law provides country-by-country analysis on immovable property and real property, movable property and personal property/chattels, acquisition of property rights, trust and fiduciary mechanisms, and securities in immovable and movable property.

International Encyclopaedia of Laws – IEL Environmental Law

IEL Environmental Law covers national and international environmental law. National monographs contain a description of the country’s environmental legislation, an overview of the basic principles of environmental law, the historical background, the role of governmental institutions, and the sources of environmental law. Other subjects covered for each country include pollution control legislation, nature and conservation management, zoning and land-use planning, liability questions, and judicial remedies. In addition, the international monographs cover international legislation and treaties and the environmental legislation of the European Union.

Juris Arbitration Law

JURIS’ Arbitration provides immediate access to both proprietary and public domain Treatises, Practice Manuals, and Monographs. Premium Juris content includes World Arbitration Reporter (WAR), The Encyclopedia of International Arbitration Law and Practice, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Special Series, International Arbitration and Institutions (IAI) series, American Arbitration Association (AAA) International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) handbooks and yearbooks. Arbitration law titles are available for the following countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Korea, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Arbitration Law also includes arbitral awards, court decisions, national arbitration laws, institutional rules and more – including expert commentary and analysis provided by leading authorities.


JustCite is an online legal platform that assists in finding leading authorities and establishes the current status of the law. It includes United Kingdom primary case law and legislation, European law including CELEX, the official legal database of the European Union, European and UK human rights cases and legislation, the Official Journal of the European Union C Series from 1999 to present; Caribbean law (Bermuda Judgments and Law Reports, the Cayman Islands Law Reports and Judgments, British Virgin Island civil and criminal court judgments, and Jamaican Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Judgments. JustCite also cites to international al Commonwealth case law from Canada, public international law case reports, and Singapore law.

Justis – International Law Reports

Justis is a full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235. Access limited to International Law Reports. The International Law Reports (ILR) report decisions of international and national courts and arbitrators as well as judgements of national courts. ILR covers all significant cases of public international law from 1919 to the most current rulings, and features a diverse range of topics such as, international boundaries, state and diplomatic immunity, treaties between states, war, terrorism and refugee law. Published by Justis, ILR provides a searchable electronic platform for all the International Law Reports materials.

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LearnLeo Powernotes

LearnLeo PowerNotes is a productivity tool that allows you to gather, organize, and track internet research easily and efficiently. PowerNotes can help you Keep your legal research organized and generate outlines automatically, so you can focus on the writing.

To access LearnLeo Powernotes, please install the Google Chrome extension, register for an account using your email, and begin your internet research.

Lexis Digital Libraries

Lexis Digital Libraries provides ebooks for checkout for select Lexis Nexis publications. Includes unlimited access for students to the Understanding and Questions & Answers series. Students can filter for study aids under Advanced Search – Classification – Study Aids. For more information, read OverDrive Lending Policies.

LexisNexis Courtroom Cast

Real courtroom video. Audio judicial opinions. Training libraries full of short courtroom video clips. LexisNexis® Courtroom Cast℠ powered by Courtroom View Network offers rich media straight from actual trials and court proceedings.

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OverDrive provides ebooks for checkout for select Lexis Nexis publications. Includes unlimited access for students to the Understanding and Questions & Answers series. Students can filter for study aids under Advanced Search – Classification – Study Aids. For more information, read OverDrive policies.

Ravel Law

Ravel is analytical research, a new category of intelligent tool that combines legal research and analytics. Powered by expert legal knowledge, machine learning, and comprehensive caselaw from the Harvard Law Library, Ravel is built by digital natives for 21st Century practice.

Ravel enables lawyers to find what’s important, understand why it’s important, and put that information to use in the most persuasive way possible. Ravel’s intuitive array of data-driven tools are built from the ground up for the hardest questions, transforming how lawyers understand the law and prepare for litigation.

This database includes: Court Analytics, Judge Analytics, Case Analytics, Research Tools, and Ravel Data Services.

SCC Online

SCC Online provides access to complete coverage of the Supreme Court of India, All State and District High Courts, Privy Council, Historical Courts, Tribunals and Commissions, Statutory Material, Indian Legislation, journals and ebooks. Many Foreign Jurisdictions from North America, Africa and Asia, and international materials as well.

To access SCC Online Web Edition, type in your email address as login under “IP Access” on the right. No password is required. See for more details.


TradeLawGuide provides comprehensive and methodical research tools for WTO law. Its primary document collection includes the WTO agreements and instruments, jurisprudence, dispute settlement procedural documents and negotiating history. Designed to account for the important role of jurisprudence in the development of WTO law, a suite of citators provides comprehensive substantive references to WTO, pre-WTO and Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provisions as well as cross-references within jurisprudence to interpret provisions and update or distinguish jurisprudence. Annotated Agreements, Treaty Interpretation, Terms & Phrases, Subject Navigator, Dispute Settlement Body Minutes (for policy issues arising in jurisprudence) and Jurisprudence Pending provide additional value-added content. Sophisticated full-text search functions are provided for all research tools and document collections along with detailed summaries and commentaries on WTO jurisprudence.

Westlaw China

Westlaw China is an online China law database launched by Thomson Reuters – the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Legal topics are compiled by experienced attorney editors to help users quickly understand key legal issues. Westlaw China is updated daily to ensure the most current and accurate information. Current Awareness is updated several times daily to provide customers with the latest legal information selected and summarized by legal editors.

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