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This section is not devoted to a particular area of labor and employment law. It is meant for more general research needs.


Books from our Collection

NLRA Rights in the Nonunion Workplace - Kenneth T. Lopatka
Call Number: KF3369 .L67 2010
ISBN: 1570189234
Publication Date: 2010

Cover Art
American Labor Struggles and Law Histories - Kenneth M. Casebeer (Editor)
Call Number: KF3319 .A44 2011
ISBN: 1594609306
Publication Date: 2011
From slave rebellions, to the Lowell Mill girls, to Wisconsin and the Tea Party; this book tells the stories of law and legal action inevitably intersecting the collective actions of workers, in triumph or in anguish, over all of United States history.

Finding Tools/Indexes

The UDM Law Library offers a wide range of indexes for varied use. These indexes are particularly helpful for finding older materials; however, researchers may be surprised at the ease of using the print materials for subject-specific legal information from periodicals. 

  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
    Prior volumes of this index are held in the law library; however, this index is no longer current in print form. The Index to Legal Periodicals and Books is located in Row 61 on the third floor of the law library. Alternatively, researchers can use the link to access the Index online. The online version is current and regularly maintained.
  • Current Law Index
    This index is available in print from the UDM Law Library, and is located in Row 61 on the third floor. This title also corresponds with our LegalTrac database, available online. The print version is published annually with monthly supplements, and include two volumes (one to browse by subject and the other to browse by author or title).
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
    This is an excellent resource that can be used to locate titles and citations to foreign periodicals. Each volume is arranged with a subject index, geographical index, book review index, and author index. This series is no longer being maintained in print; however, it is available from HeinOnline beginning with 1985.
  • Index to Canadian Legal Literature
    This is a multi-volume set that includes a nicely organized subject index. Each volume is dedicated to a specific set of letter combinations (i.e., to locate environmental law materials, consult the DI-FE volume). The set is current through 2011. The ICLL is fully bilingual, and offers comprehensive coverage of Canadian secondary legal literature.

Databases from UDM Law

For interdisciplinary research, you may wish to include in your research materials outside the realm of the law. Below, students will find a list of resources they may wish to consult for interdisciplinary research needs.

  • BNA Premier
    The UDM Law Library now offers access to Bloomberg and BNA Premier.
  • Congressional Research Service Database
    This database is sponsored through the University of North Texas and is a comprehensive compilation of CRS reports. The site's aim is to provide integrated, searchable access to many of the full-text CRS reports that have been available at a variety of different web sites since 1990. Many CRS reports are in pdf format.
  • Databases from the McNichols Campus  
    The UDM Law Library is able to offer content through databases maintained by the McNichols campus. There is a wide variety of journals and indexes that may benefit you in your research.
  • Hein Online
    Offers pdf versions of many law reviews and law journals as well as governmental resources.
    JSTOR (also known as Journal Storage) includes journals from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • MeL Databases (Michigan E Library)
    Researchers can locate additional online resources through these MeL databases. Access is available on-campus and also with a valid Michigan driver's license number.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Online version of CIS. Includes .pdf files of legislative materials.
  • ProQuest's Government Periodicals Index
    This database offers several methods of searching, including a topical index from which researchers can browse different areas of interest. Materials are typically presented in pdf format with direct links to the resource.
  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
    SSRN has articles in 20 core subject areas, including the Legal Scholarship Network. This database is free, and offers abstract and title search features. Abstracts provide helpful glimpses of the articles, and researchers can use the one-click download feature to access relevant articles. This database does include working papers, which may help researchers stay on top of current scholarship in their area.

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