Biographical Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
- Lexis-Nexis Academic
Provides full-text access to a wide range of legal (law reviews, federal case law, state legal research) sources. It also includes the U.S. Code, Constitution & Court rules.
Go to Look up a Legal Case, By Citation to search for reported cases.
- Civil Rights Cases, 109 U.S. 3
- Newcomer, 11 Phila. 519
Use the Shepardize link from a case to see where that case is cited in other cases or in articles.
Open the menu on the left side of the screen by clicking on U.S. Legal and select Federal & State Cases. Search for cases by keywords and phrases in the decision.
This legal database provides fully-searchable text of over 500 law journals, Supreme Court Reports, Treaties in Force, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (1977-2003) and the Federal Register (1936-1994).
U.S. Statutes at Large
Browse for 18 Stat. 335 (text of the Civil Rights Act of 1875)
Law Journal Library
Search for articles on the Civil Rights Act of 1875 or Newcomer or any other keywords.
Find the Law Library Journal and pull up 74 Law Lib. J. 543, Checklist of Legal Newspapers in the United States. This article lists the Legal Intelligencer that first published the Newcomer case. Use the list to identify other legal newspapers.
Explore other libraries in HeinOnline such as Legal Classics or Bar Journals.
- Legal Intelligencer
The Law Library has the years 1843 (volume1) - 2006 on microfilm.
The microfilm is stored in the microfilm area on the lower level of the Law Library in cabinet 25.
Ask at the Law Library Reference Desk for assistance with the microform reader and for the key to make copies from the microfilm.
Thanks go to Amy Spare, reference librarian at Villanova University Law School, for her assistance.
Contemporary Newspapers & Magazines
- Historical New York Times
Complete digital archive of the New York Times back to 1851.
- America's Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922
A digital collection of early American newspapers from 1690 to 1922. It includes the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-1920. Searches can be limited by town, state, and time period.
"Civil Rights." Philadelphia Inquirer, February 26, 1876, 3.
- American Periodicals Series Online
Search a selection of periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900, including special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children's and women's magazines, and many other historically-significant periodicals.
Suggested keywords: "Fields Cook" - "Civil Rights" - Philadelphia - "Southern Question"
Chickering, J.W. "Civil Rights." New York Observer and Chronicle, March 30, 1876, 101.
- The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
Contains full-text of the Charleston Mercury, the New York Herald, and the Richmond Enquirer published between 1860 and 1865. Contains news articles, eye-witness and official reports of battles, editorials, advertisements, biographies and images of battlefield maps and illustrations.
- Pennsylvania Civil War Era Newspaper Collection
A collection of newspapers from the civil war era dated from February 23,1831 to February 14,1877. Includes full text of articles, photographs and advertisements.
- African American Newspapers: The 19th Century
Includes the complete text of major 19th century African-American newspapers. Also included are early biographies, essays and editorials and vital statistics in 8 works such as Freedman's Journal (1827-1830), The North Star (1847-1851) and Frederick Douglass Paper (1851-1859).
Includes the complete archives of Harper's Magazine (1850-) and The Nation (1865-).
Citing Your Sources
- The Chicago Manual of Style
Available online and in print.
Use the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide for easy reference.
6th edition online only.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Information desk copy: Z253.U69 2003
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