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Federal Government Sources
Provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Official website providing information about bills, schedules, research reports, biographies, historical information, and more.
Popular Name Tool
List with popular names of laws in the U.S. Code with citations and links.
Official website offering opinions, oral arguments, case documents, biographies of Supreme Court Justices, and more. This website will carry decisions the day they are released.
From Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law, this multimedia archive makes the work of the U.S. Supreme Court accessible to all.
New York State Sources
FindLaw This link opens in a new window
Access to New York consolidated and unconsolidated laws, court acts and rules.
Publishes the status of federal legislation, information about representatives and senators, voting records, and original research on legislation.
Offers free Citizen accounts to search for legislators and unlimited bills in the current session.
Official source for spending data by the U.S. Government.
Provides free U.S. and international economic data, graphs and other data-related tools.
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Publishes authoritative data about the nation's economy.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Publishes authoritative data on labor in the U.S. Find the Occupational Outlook Handbook under the "Publications" drop down menu.
FBI: Uniform Crime Reporting
Data collections, tools, and reports on crime collected by the FBI. Includes includes data from more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies.
NYPD CompStat 2.0
NYPD crime statistics as recorded in the CompStat book running Monday through Sunday. All figures reflect statistics from the end of the most recent CompStat period. Data is subject to change as complaints are investigated.
Additional Fordham Research Guides
Legal Databases by Subscription
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) This link opens in a new window
Includes U.S. and state legal cases including as well as Supreme Court decisions back to 1790.
HeinOnline Law Library This link opens in a new window
Contains a wide range of legal resources including: Supreme Court cases, law-related periodicals and books, codes, opinions and more.
LegalTrac (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Provides indexing and selective full-text for all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Also covers federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, as well as British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.
Open Government Data
The U.S. Government's open data portal managed and hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration. Offers data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations.
NYC Open Data
Provides free access to public datasets published by New York City agencies and other partners.
Resources from Journalists
Includes lists of free resources to research government and/or public records from the Society of Professional Journalists.
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