Web Resources

Librarians have chosen and provided resources here which often are a better option for completing certain research than what’s found from a standard web search. For additional help in your research contact one of our helpful librarians.

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Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII)

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute is probably the most expansive legal reference tool online. Useful features include links to every legal topic imaginable, constitutions and codes, court opinions, law by source or jurisdiction (the 50 states and DC), and the American Legal Ethics Library. Key features are The United States Code, U.S. Supreme Court (1990-date), and New York State Court of Appeals opinions.


Best legal information starting point for the consumer. Serious researchers can find Supreme Court Decisions from 1983-date, and find local legal representation.


Official Federal government information from the US Government Printing Office. Included here are popular regulatory materials such as the Federal Register (1994-date) and The Code of Federal Regulations, critical Congressional products such as the Congressional Record (1994-date) and Congressional Bills, and important business materials such as Commerce Business Daily (CBDNet).

International Trademark Association

Listings for nearly 3,000 registered trademarks and service marks with their generic terms and indicates capitalization and punctuation.

New York State Government

The official portal for links to all areas of New York State government information, websites, and governing entities…laws, rules, regulations, etc…

New York State Senate

Includes senator information, schedules, press releases and senate reports, and bill information.

New York State Unified Court System

Provides continuous and easy access to New York State courts and the services they provide. This site has a link to all public access law libraries in the state.

United States Copyright Office

Key publications, including informational circulars, application forms for copyright registration and links to the copyright law.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

The federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”


“Whatever you want or need from the U.S. government, it’s here on USA.gov. […] Our powerful search engine and ever-growing collection of topical and customer-focused links connects you to millions of web pages from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world.” From the U.S. General Services Administration.

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