The Law Library of Congress, "the world's largest collection of law books and legal resources," has just announced its newly redesigned website at http://www.loc.gov/law. The site provides links to the Library's research guides and databases, such as Guide to the Law Online and the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), an international legal database with official full texts of published documents from countries around the world. Two new resources are especially useful for law students. Take a look at the Congressional Hearings project, which provides full-text, PDF access to selected historical Congressional committee hearings on three topics: immigration; freedom of information/privacy; and the U.S. Census. These hearings are just samples of a much larger group from the Library's collection that will be digitized and made available. Also new and helpful are the Foreign and International Law Guides, designed as a starting point for research in this area, with individual guides for a selection of countries.
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