New Civil Rights and Social Justice Online Library Available

In an age of confusion, injustice and obfuscation, civil rights issues have seen an intense resurgence. As the nation continues to grapple with inequality, access to reliable information is critical to foster knowledge and facilitate civil discourse. To that end, the Mendik Library is pleased to announce the availability of Civil Rights and Social Justice, a new database in HeinOnline’s Social Justice Suite, which also includes Slavery in America and the World and Gun Regulation and Legislation in America.

Civil Rights and Social Justice covers the topic of civil rights in the United States as legal protections and definitions are expanded. It brings together a diverse collection of publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories of landmark legislation, reports by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), briefs from seminal Supreme Court cases, as well as curated lists of scholarly articles, books, and prominent civil rights organizations.

The larger HeinOnline legal database is linked from the Library’s updated Electronic Resources page. HeinOnline contains more than 2,800 law journals and law-related periodicals, essential government documents, Supreme Court records and briefs, constitutions, classic treatises, and much more.