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Researching Human Trafficking? There are two great case law databases publicly available online. Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP) Database, launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic at Michigan Law School, is a publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the United States. The database is fully searchable even though it does not […]

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On August 21, 2013, Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) announced the creation of a new open-access portal for legal scholarship — the Law Review Commons. The new commons which “contains both current issues and archival content spanning over 100 years” from 200 law reviews and journals participating in Bepress’ Digital Commons is both searchable and browseable […]

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   This month, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI),   announced the arrival of some anticipated upgrades to the website Science.gov, the government search engine that searches across “55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies[1], offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research […]

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The World Top Incomes Database, … aims to providing convenient on line access to all the existent series. This is an ongoing endeavour, and we will progressively update the base with new observations, as authors extend the series forwards and backwards. Despite the database’s name, we will also add information on the distribution of earnings […]

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced the creation and launch of a new database, the Customary IHL database, to mark the 12 August anniversary of Geneva Conventions. Developed in association with the British Red Cross, the database is designed to be used as a legal reference international and non-international armed conflicts, including […]

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Via Law.com, Law Schools Help Extend Court Database to 1792, “[a] group of law schools will help expand an online U.S. Supreme Court database so that it reaches back to the court’s first recorded decision in 1792.” The schools received an $874,000 National Science Foundation grant in September to begin the four-year project, which will […]

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Global Terrorism Database

Global Terrorism Database (GTD), is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2007 (with annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes […]

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Via Chronicle of Higher Education, in an article titled Not Enough Time In the Library, the author Todd Gilman points out an interesting fact; being computer-literate doesn’t mean and/or guarantee being research-literate. Todd discusses the existence and importance of technological tools, such are smart classrooms, interactive whiteboards, Web 2.0 tools, social networking tools, citation tools, […]

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