Monday, October 20, 2008

Database Trial - The Making of Modern Law

The Law Library has a one month trial of The Making of Modern Law. By digitizing the primary documents contained within Primary Source Microfilm's Nineteenth Century Legal Treatises and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises collections and adding the power of full-text searching, The Making of Modern Law brings nearly 10 million pages of legal history from America and Britain to researchers around the world in a matter of minutes. This archive — from one of the most important periods of legal development — is the world's most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises anywhere. It allows for full text searching of more than 21,000 works from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more — all separated into 99 subject areas.

You can access it from on or off campus by clicking here or from the Law Library's databases page.

Give it a try and take just a minute to let us know what you think about this database. It is very expensive and we value your input into our decision on purchasing this resource. You can send us an email reply here.