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Spotlight on The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926!

Posted by Library Blog on 03/09/2009 at 12:00 AM

The Making of Modern Law database offers access to the full-text of 22,000 British and American treatises (amounting to more than 10 million pages) published between 1800 to 1926.  These treatises can be browsed by author or by title.  Conducting a basic search enables the researcher to look for search terms in keywords, subject, author, title, and full-text.  Advanced searching allows the researcher to narrow a search to more precise fields (e.g. index) and subjects (e.g. geographical or personal).  A full-text search can be limited by date and by one or more of the ninety-nine Library of Congress topics. 

Once a treatise has been located, there is an e-Table of Contents that by clicking on a chapter title will lead the researcher to the beginning page of that chapter in the treatise.  One can also search for words within the treatise.

A unique feature of The Making of Modern Law database is the option to search within treatises for cartoons, charts, coats of arms, genealogical tables, illustrations, maps, music, plans, and portraits.

For help searching The Making of Modern Law database, ask the Librarian on duty at the Reference Desk!