Subject: Legal Research and Bibliography
Bloomberg Law provides court dockets, cases, news, legal analysis and legal tools. A Bloomberg terminal, which will allow more sophisticated searching of financial data and access to additional financial and company information, is located near the Reference Desk in the Williams Library Reading Room. If you need help when using the terminal, just click the pink "I Need Help" button in the upper left of either monitor. You will be connected with a specialist from Bloomberg.
- Bloomberg Law - Law Reviews and Journals
Fastcase provides an online legal research system, featuring a comprehensive 50-state and federal database of primary law.
LawTRIO is a searchable database of over 7,500 legal titles combined from three print directories. The titles in the database represent three formats: looseleaf, newsletter, and CD-ROM.
LexisNexis for Law Schools
LexisNexis contains legal and law-related documents, including federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, legislative histories, legal newspapers and journals, and looseleaf services. Shepard's Citations service is included. U.S. Statutes at Large is available on LexisNexis (LEGIS;STATLG) back to volume 1 (1789). LexisNexis passwords are distributed at orientation, & afterwards at the Reference Desks. Printing from LexisNexis is free. LexisNexis printers are located on the 4th floor of Williams in Rm 435A, and on the 3rd floor of the Hotung building.
PLC for Law Schools
The site offers a number of practical tools organized by topic, including useful overviews; model documents, clauses, and drafting tips; checklists, timelines, and flowcharts; and updates on recent legal developments.
Westlaw for Law Schools
Westlaw contains legal and law-related documents, including federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, administrative rulings, legislative histories, legal newspapers and journals, and general news. Westlaw passwords are distributed at orientation, & afterwards at the Reference Desk.
Frequently Used Databases
- Academic Search Premier
- Bloomberg BNA Library
- Bloomberg Law
- Cambridge Core - Books & Journals
- CCH IntelliConnect
- E-Journal Finder
- Google Scholar
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
- Legal Periodicals & Books
- Oxford Journals
- ProQuest Congressional
- ProQuest Research Library
- RIA Checkpoint
- Westlaw / TWEN