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Law Research Bookmarks

Freely available web sites for legal research compiled by the librarians at the UMKC Law Library

General Law Reference


American Bar Association   Founded in 1878, the ABA is committed to supporting the legal profession with practical resources for legal professionals while improving the administration of justice, accrediting law schools, establishing model ethical codes, and more.  Membership is open to lawyers, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession.

ABA-Blawg Dir.  A comprehensive directory of continually updated law blogs

ABA-Legal Ed  The Section on Legal Education is the national accrediting agency for programs leading to the J.D.

Baby Blue's Manual of Legal Citation  An open source implementation of A Uniform System of Citation not affiliated with or authorized by the Harvard Law Review Association.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.

Congressional Research Service  The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

Cornell Legal Info Inst. We are a not-for-profit organization housed in the Cornell Law School that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost.

Harvard Law Digital The Library is dedicated to digitizing and making available online selections of its rare and important materials. In addition to bringing these materials to a wider audience, digitization facilitates access to unique and valuable materials while preserving and protecting fragile originals.

The Indigo Book  An open source implementation of A Uniform System of Citation not affiliated with or authorized by the Harvard Law Review Association.

Internet Legal Resources  A categorized index of more than 4000 select web sites in 238 nations, islands, and territories, as well as thousands of locally stored web pages, legal forms, and downloadable files, this site was established in 1995 to serve as a comprehensive resource of the information available on the Internet concerning law and the legal profession, with an emphasis on the United States of America.

Jurist  Jurist is a web-based legal-news and real-time legal research service by a volunteer team of law student reporters, editors and web developers. 

Lawyer Directory   from

Law Lib. of Congress  With approximately 2.65 million volumes, the Law Library’s collection of primary and secondary sources constitutes the largest legal collection in the world. The collection is also the most comprehensive, covering all of the approximately 260 jurisdictions as well as many former nations and colonies.

Law Lib. Directory  Private, public and academic law libraries including links to dozens of law library catalogs.

Legal Citation-Cornell  Most recently revised in October of 2019 to update links to state rules and other resources. This site is indexed to the latest editions of the ALWD Citation Manual (2015), The Bluebook (2017), and The Supreme Court's Style Guide. Linked to the Indigo Book (see above).

Legal History  The Legal History and Rare Book Special Insterest Section of the American Association of Law Libraries.