"A legislative history is a compilation of the documents which express the purpose or intent behind the passage of a particular law. The State Library compiles histories on all New Jersey laws which are general and permanent, and are added to NJSA. Appropriations, temporary and executed, and repealer acts are excluded."
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Gale eBooks (Gale Cengage Learning)This link opens in a new windowA comprehensive collection of reference resources such as subject-focused encyclopedias and dictionaries, available in a single database.
HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal HistoryThis link opens in a new windowFeatures archival access to select law reviews and law journals; documents by and about U.S. presidents; historical and contemporary reports and books about the U.S. Supreme Court.
LexisNexis -- Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) (VALE)This link opens in a new windowOffers business, news, and legal information from sources such as newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, wire services, and transcripts. Also features company profiles, detailed financials, SWOT analyses, industry reports, and SEC filings, as well as federal and state cases and statutes, federal regulations, and state administrative codes. This database replaces LexisNexis Academic.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law (HeinOnline) -- ComplimentaryThis link opens in a new windowFeatures "a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world...[including] every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery." The collection also provides access to full-text books as well as articles from periodicals, proceedings, reports, and other publications.
World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)This link opens in a new windowFeatures the current constitution of every country in the world, with text provided in its original language(s) and in English translation. Also provides "more than 800 classic books on constitutions, constitutional history and jurisprudence, and political and economic history."