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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Cheetah is the new Wolters Kluwer legal research platform. Cheetah promises to provide easy access to statutes, cases, administrative agency materials, and secondary source materials from the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking & Consumer Finance, Government Contracts, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities, and Corporate Law. The Cheetah platform is slated to replace CCH's IntelliConnect platform after 2017. For more information on using Cheetah, you can refer to the Cheetah Quick Start Card, available at https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/media/wk/lnb/pdf/training/cheetah/cheetah-quick-start-card.pdf.
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Gale's Primary Sources platform allows users to search across multiple Gale databases, including Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, Making of Modern Law: Trials, U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, and many other Gale collections for which the University Libraries provide access.
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Global Arbitration Review is a practitioner-oriented resource on international arbitration news. Global Arbitration Review provides readers with breaking news updates, original annual reports and surveys, and in-depth features covering issues in international arbitration around the world, and includes both current and archival content.
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PowerNotes is a productivity tool that allows you to gather, organize, and track legal research easily and efficiently. With PowerNotes, you can capture excerpts from any online resources, including Lexis and Westlaw, and then save, highlight, or annotate this content. You can also use PowerNotes to build and edit an outline as you research.

Access to PowerNotes is restricted to the Law School community. To get started using PowerNotes, please install the Google Chrome extension and then register for an account using your Loyola Law School email.
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ProQuest's Supreme Court Insight provides a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, and amicus briefs, with all documents available as fully-searchable PDF files. Coverage goes back as far as 1975. Supreme Court Insight is a companion product to and offers links from case-specific records to Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight. Access is available on campus, or off campus with a valid Loyola ID and password.

For more detailed information on how to search Supreme Court Insight, ProQuest has assembled a user’s guide, found at http://proquest.libguides.com/supremecourtinsight/.
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Contains hundreds of unique titles and nearly one million pages, including books, periodicals, and bibliographies. This collection provides a research platform for the development, history, organization, and fundamental principles of various world religions. The collection also includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of Canon Law, and rare historical bibles. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
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This HeinOnline collection contains the most current and extensive listing of publications created by presidential advisory bodies. Presidents have created such advisory groups (also called committees, commissions, boards, blue ribbon panels, or task forces) to advise them on particular problems or issues such as Pearl Harbor, civil rights, the status of women, the assassination of JFK, the 1967 riots, Iran Contra, HIV/AIDS, the Challenger Space Shuttle accident, and 9/11. The bibliographic listings of more than 6,000 reports and other documents from the administrations of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama are indexed by commission/advisory body name, report title, report subject and presidential administration. Links to more than 1,200 full text reports are provided, as well as many related United States congressional hearings, scholarly articles, and a bibliography. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
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Vault is a subscription service which provides tools for researching, finding, and evaluating employers in the legal industry. Career resources available in Vault include: law firm rankings and profiles, practice area Q&As, industry and career guides, résumé and interview tips, and legal career blogs. Vault access is available only to members of the Loyola Chicago Law School community.
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Westlaw China provides online access to Chinese laws, regulations, and cases, along with Chines legal news, a legal glossary, and selected model contracts and legal journals. Materials are available in both English and Chinese, and the site is searchable by keyword or by subject. Access is IP/proxy based, so you can access the site from any on-campus computer, or from off campus with your valid Loyola ID and password. From the main page, click on the blue "Log in" button in the "Subscriber Area" box on the right side of the screen to proceed to the contents of the site.
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