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The Hunter Law Library has been a federal depository library since 1972, and its federal depository collections are open to public use. For assistance, please contact any reference librarian or Kory Staheli, the depository library coordinator.
Recommended Legal Resources
These are resources to which the
Hunter Law Library or the Harold B. Lee Library has purchased a
subscription. Most subscription licenses require off-campus access to be
limited to BYU law students and faculty. Other patrons are welcome to
use many of these resources by visiting the library premises.
A website dedicated to American History. Provides documents for the Study of American History. (AMDOCS) is a virtual library that links to primary historical documents portraying the spectrum of American history. Covers representative documents from the 15th through the 21st century.
A database focusing on the History of the U.S. and Canada. This database includes scholarly articles, book reviews and dissertations dealing with history in the Americas from pre-history to the present. Publication coverage is from 1964 to the present.
Contains primary documentary sources dealing with the debate over the ratification of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights between 1787 and 1791, hosted by the University of Virginia Press.
Traces the Constitution’s progress through each of the thirteen states’ conventions with convention debates, newspaper articles, speeches, letters, and more.
Large database of legal materials. HeinOnline is known for its extensive collection of law journals, but it also contains many primary law and legislative history sources such as state and federal session laws, the United States Code, Supreme Court opinions and the U.S. Serial Set, and world constitutions. HeinOnline also contains many specialized collections, including collections focused on capital punishment, immigration law, the history of international law, and gun legislation and regulation in America.
The twenty-six volumes of the Letters of Delegates to Congress, 1774-1789 aims to make available all the documents written by delegates that bear directly upon their work during their years of actual service in the First and Second Continental Congresses, 1774-1789. Published 1976-2000 by GPO, with a one-volume index.
World History Collection offers a global look at history with content from Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. World History Collection contains nearly 200 full-text titles, including many peer-reviewed journals. These carefully-selected information sources cover a wide range of historical topics including anthropology, art, culture, economics, government, heritage, military, politics, regional issues, sociology and more.