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Opinio Juris - August 2007

Scroll down to learn about the Congressional Travel Database, Criminal Justice Abstracts, the European Library, the Drug Court Clearinghouse, and the Law Professor Blogger Census. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.

Congressional Travel Database

LegisStorm's Congressional Travel Database is intended to make government more transparent by providing information about the specifics of privately financed congressional trips. The database provides details on 27,102 privately financed trips costing $57.1 million taken by members of Congress and their staff since the beginning of 2000. This information was obtained from the disclosure forms members of Congress and their staff are required to file after taking a privately-funded trip.

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Criminal Abstracts provides information on topics such as crime trends, crime prevention, juvenile delinquency, police, courts and punishment and sentencing dating back to 1968.  Through this database, you can search for journals and reports from around the world. Once a relevant title is found, it can be located in the OSU or OhioLINK library catalogs.

Criminal Justice Abstracts can be accessed on-campus or off-campus with proper authentication.

The European Library

The European Library is the web project of 47 participating European national libraries.  The website, available in 20 languages, allows users to search through the resources of 30 of the 47 national libraries involved in the project.  Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.). Currently The European Library gives access to 150 million entries across Europe.

Drug Court Clearinghouse

The Drug Court Clearinghouse Project is a joint project between American University and the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance. It is a nation-wide clearinghouse for drug court information and activity. The Clearinghouse maintains a reference collection of drug court-related documents. Other sections of the website feature training announcements, fact sheets, a FAQs section, "Drug Courts in the News," and an interactive "Drug Court Activity Map." This site provides a good way to locate useful information about the increasingly popular drug courts.

Law Professor Blogger Census

George Washington University Law School Professor Daniel Solove has updated and posted his 2007 Law Professor Blogger Census. Based upon the census results, there are 307 law professor bloggers.