Saturday, January 12, 2013


Taking a seminar or paper course this semester?  Writing a law journal Note?  Your legal topic is likely to involve some aspect of a public policy issue, such as health care, the environment, immigration, education, consumer protection, human or civil rights, crime and safety, or judicial reform.

Many excellent studies, statistical reports, white papers, and other documents on policy issues are published by nonprofit research and advocacy groups, including foundations and institutes.  Thanks to a recent merger of online resources, more than 12,500 of these free, full-text PDF documents are now available at IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, an authoritative source of information on American private philanthropy.

IssueLab is not only keyword searchable, but browseable by issue areas, authors, and organizations.  It's a good place to start locating sources on a wide range of law-related issues and causes.  

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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