Cite Checker Resources

Cite Checker Resources

See the research librarians for help. To obtain documents unavailable on campus, use the interlibrary loan form or contact the Circulation Desk attendant.

Finding Sources by Type

Books, Journal Titles, Reports, Proceedings, etc.

Journal Articles and Newspapers

  • E-journal locator — Non-law journal articles available in pdf or full text through the Hesburgh Library.
  • Google — Why not give it a try? See the advanced Google searching handout here
  • HeinOnline — Journal articles in pdf.
  • Historical Newspaper Databases — See the full list of historical newspaper databases available to you through Hesburgh Libraries.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective — For verifying cites for pre-1980 legal journal articles with links to HeinOnline for pdf versions.
  • Law Library Catalog — Use it to see if we have a journal in print.
  • Lexis Advance and Westlaw — Post-1985 articles (varies by publication) in full text (for verifying citations) but not in pdf.
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm — Includes more recent (2008 – current) issues of Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post in pdf format.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers — Full text of major American newspapers in pdf. To view the list of newspapers and date-ranges included in this database, click on the “Publications” link at the top left of the page (just below the ProQuest logo).

Court Documents

  • For information on obtaining dockets and court documents (briefs, motions, pleadings, orders, exhibits, etc.) for both decided and pending cases, click here

Finding Sources by Jurisdiction

Federal Resources

  • — Bills and public laws in pdf.
  • Compilation of Presidential Documents — Combines the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents which are the official publications of statements, messages, and other presidential materials released by the White House Press Secretary (1993-present). The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is also available through HeinOnline (1965-present).
  • FDSYS — Congressional hearings (1985-present) and reports (1995-present).
  • Federal Register and CFR — (HeinOnline) Administrative regulations, executive orders and proclamations.
  • Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 — Records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court during the final years of Chief Justice John Marshall’s Court through the first ten years of the Warren Court.
  • ProQuest Congressional — Bills, hearings, reports, committee prints, debates and public laws of the U.S. Congress from 1789-present are indexed by subject, title, personal names, document numbers, and more. Full text (PDF) is available for most documents. (Full text of all documents indexed also can be found in the law library’s microform collection.) Also contains compiled legislative histories for laws passed from 1969-present. Compare with ProQuest Legislative Insight containing much the same information - but only for enacted laws (1929 to present).
  • ProQuest Legislative Insight — Compiled federal legislative histories containing digital full-text versions of bills, Congressional Record debates, committee hearings, and reports for enacted U.S. Public Laws (1929 to present). Committee prints, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications are provided as background material. Presidential signing statements are also included.
  • ProQuest Regulatory Insight — Compiled regulatory histories associated with specific statutes and executive orders from 1936 to present. Organized by public law.
  • U.S. Reports — (HeinOnline) Official Supreme Court cases.
  • U.S. Statutes at Large and United States Code — (HeinOnline) Federal statutes. Update the U.S.C. with these classification tables listing sections of the U.S.C. affected by recently enacted laws
  • Westlaw — Unofficial federal cases in pdf.

State Resources

Foreign and International Law Resources

  • British History Online — Contains some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
  • English Reports — (HeinOnline) English case reports from 1220-1867.
  • Official Document System of the United Nations — Covers all types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. Older UN documents are added to the system on a daily basis.
  • UN Treaties — Scanned text of UN Treaty Series. Also includes separate database listing status of all treaties.