Electronic Resources A-Z

The following is the alphabetical listing of the MacMillan Law Library’s collection of subscription-based law-related electronic resources and databases.  A brief description is included with each entry.  Most of the resources are available to members of the Emory community both on and off campus.  The databases with limited access are noted.

Licensing Agreements: Bloomberg Law, Cambridge Books OnlineElgarOnlineForeign Law GuideHein Online,LexisNexisLLMC DigitalOxford University PressOxford Scholarly Authorities on International LawRIA Checkpoint, and Westlaw.


Almanac of the Federal Judiciary (registration required -- VitalLaw/CCH IntelliConnect/Cheetah accounts will work). Provides detailed judicial profiles for every federal judge, as well as all key bankruptcy and magistrate judges. Profiles include information based on interviews with lawyers who have argued cases in front of the profiled judges, academic and professional background, and insights into each judge's style and demeanor.

America's Historical Imprints (law school community only). Books, pamphlets, broadsides and other printed materials from the 16th century through to the early 20th century covering a wide range of subjects.

American Law Yearbook 2005. Laurie Fundukian and Jeffrey Wilson, Eds. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 284 pp. This annual supplement to West's Encyclopedia of American Law updates and expands the content with dozens of new topics. The 2005 edition covers the Schiavo case, the Michael Jackson case, and biographies of new attorney general Alberto Gonzales and other important government appointees, in addition to the Supreme Court docket and more.

American Law Yearbook 2006. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 275 pp. These annual supplements to West's Encyclopedia of American Law update and expand the content with dozens of new topics. Each year's edition contains the full U.S. Supreme Court docket and the non-SCOTUS cases. A glossary of legal terms is also included.

Ancestry.com Library Edition. A major source of census and other records of interest to legal, historical, social, and genealogical researchers. It includes: U.S. federal census roll images and indexes from 1790 to 1930; U.K. and Ireland census materials; court, land, and probate records; historical maps; the American Genealogical Biographical Index and much more.

Archives Unbound. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

Aspen Learning Library (law school community). The online study aids from Aspen Publishing, including popular series such as Casenote Legal Briefs, Examples and Explanations, and the Emanuel titles (Law Outlines and CrunchTime), as well as many more. For more complete access, click the "Register" link to create an account and make notes, highlight pages, or create your own book shelves of favorite titles. All titles are also cataloged in the library's Library Search catalog for direct access.


bepress Legal Repository. A freely available network of law-related working papers and research materials.

Bloomberg Law (full access, account required). Bloomberg Law provides access to primary and secondary legal content, company and market information and news, along with integrated Bloomberg BNA content. Highlights of Bloomberg Law include Practice Centers, Litigation and Dockets, and Transactional Law. Bloomberg Law requires an individual password for full access, available to members of the Emory School of Law community. Please see a law librarian for additional information.


CALI (password required). The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 400 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 28 legal education subject areas. Access to CALI lessons requires registration, which is available for Emory faculty, staff and students, and the use of an authorization code. The authorization code is available from the Service Desk or by contacting the Associate Law Librarian for Research and Electronic Services.

Cambridge Core (formerly Cambridge Books Online) Full text domestic and international law texts from Cambridge University Press.  Please select "Social Sciences", then "Law [View All]" to browse or search the licensed collection.

Casemaker X (password required). CasemakerX is a free service supported by the Casemaker Bar Consortium.  Once registered, you have access to legal research with the 50 state libraries and the District of Columbia as well as a very robust federal library. Each state library at a minimum will have access to case law, state codes and constitution. CasemakerX also includes Casemaker’s Shepard's/KeyCite like product called CaseCheck+ and CasemakerDigest, a case alert product which provides a first look into the most recent decisions published by the appellate courts.  Registration is required to set up log-in information and an .edu email address is necessary. 

Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters, formerly RIA Checkpoint). Federal, state, and international tax materials with analysis from RIA editors and practitioner insights from WG&L treatises.

Chronicle of Higher Education. News for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO). Covers theory and research in international affairs in working papers, conference proceedings, journal abstracts, books, a schedule of events, policy briefs and economic indicators, links and resources, and maps and country data. Sources include university research institutes, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and foundation-funded research projects. Coverage from 1991 to date. 

Corporate Counsel Profiler (registration required -- VitalLaw/CCH IntelliConnect/Cheetah accounts will work). Provides details for over 50,000 corporate counsel records. Filter by state or geographical areas, see key changes for a company, and view key information about attorneys.

CQ Press Library. Congressional Quarterly's online resource for public policy research includes online versions of a number of well-known CQ reference publications.


Digital National Security Archive. A comprehensive set of declassified government documents including 36 collections consisting of over 80,000 indexed documents totaling over 500,000 pages.


E&E News (law school community only, on campus only). E&E News is a news organization that focuses on energy and the environment, with full articles available online. E&E News is comprised of:

  • E&E Daily: Environmental and energy issues in Congress.
  • EnergyWire: Coverage of electric utilities, oil, and gas.
  • ClimateWire: Coverage on business and politics of climate change.
  • GreenWire: The one-stop source for environmental and energy news.
  • E&E News PM: Information about tomorrow's likely headlines.

Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (law school community only). Coverage from 1639-1800.

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (law school community only). Coverage from 1801-1819.

Early English Books Online. From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War, Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).

Eighteenth Century Collections Online. A full-text collection of 150,000 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800. Includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. It covers more than 10,000 publications in the field of law.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. More than 225 authors from 50 countries make the new edition of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law one of the most comprehensive reference works in the field. This edition is in process and new entries are being added each month.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Crime and Criminal Justice. Featuring the work of over 200 scholars and practitioners from around the world, the Encyclopedia presents an accessible and uniquely far-reaching set of entries on topics associated with crime and criminal justice.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Comprising over 340 entries, presented alphabetically, and available online and in print, the Encyclopedia addresses the full range of themes associated with the study and practice of human rights in the modern world. The topics range from substantive human rights to the relevant institutions, legal documents, conceptual and procedural issues of international law and a wide variety of thematic entries.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property Law. Bringing together over 350 authors from across the world, the Encyclopedia sheds light on the current global state of Intellectual Property Law. New entried are being added regularly through the estimated completion in August of 2025.

Elgar Encyclopedia of International Economic Law. The Encyclopedia is the definitive reference work on international economic law. This comprehensive resource helps redefine the field by presenting international economic law in its broadest, real-world context.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. The Encyclopedia provides balanced and comprehensive coverage of the major domain in law and economics, including: criminal law, regulation, property law, contract law, tort law, labor and employment law, antitrust law, procedural law, and the production of legal rules.

Elgar Encyclopedia of Private International Law. In this encyclopedia, 57 different countries are represented by authors who shed light on the current state of Private International Law around the globe, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization and increased regional integration.

Elgaronline. Full-text monographs, journals, handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries and commentaries from Edward Elgar Publishing.  Please select the "Law - Academic" link in the left-hand menu to limit the view to our licensed content.

Encyclopedia of Law and Religion. Online encyclopedia covering all independent nations and jurisdictions as well as the major international organizations, treating the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

Europa World. Online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.


Fastcase (law school community only; no off-campus access).   Fastcase’s libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Fastcase also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through their content partners.

Foreign Law Guide. Contains primary and secondary sources of foreign law for more than 170 jurisdictions, including major nations, crown colonies, semi-independent states, and supra-national regional organizations.  


Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law. Donna Batten, Project Ed. 3rd ed. (2013). Fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Articles include brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies that include print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

Getting the Deal Through -- see Lexology Panoramic.

Global-Regulation. Global-Regulation is a searchable database of more than 250,000 regulations from the United States and over 20 foreign jurisdictions.  G-R also includes definitions from world regulations.

Governments of the World: A Global Guide to Citizen's Rights and Responsibilities. C. Tate, Ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. 1580 pp. 4 vols. This wide-ranging, multidisciplinary encyclopedia describes and analyzes how the governments profiled affect citizens in the daily exercise of their rights and responsibilities. Arranged alphabetically and richly illustrated, Governments of the World features biographies and historical surveys on different types of political systems, including constitutional monarchies, presidential systems, democracies, and dictatorships.  It also features entries on the governments of particular countries and on supra-national entities.


Hein Online. Contains over 100 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. The most popular HeinOnline libraries include the Law Journal Library, the Session Laws Library, and the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, with exact page images of the documents in PDF format just as they appear in the original print.


ICLR (Incorporated Council of Law Reporting). The ICLR is the official source of English law reports.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (Hein Online).  IFLP is the preeminent multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia.  IFLP can also be accessed from the Emory Hein Online landing page.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books. Coverage of law reviews and related publications from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. For 1982 to date, it also indexes selected law books. Three different chronological segments are available:

International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. The International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online offers full-text searching across all archival content published in this renowned reference work over the last three decades. The Encyclopedia is the first broad, systematic and international compendium of comparative law.


JSTOR. JSTOR, the Journal Storage Project, provides access to digitized versions to complete runs of key scholarly journals in the arts, the humanities, literature, the sciences, the social sciences, and selected scholarly journals in related disciplines such as business, ecology, botany, music, and statistics. JSTOR represents the building blocks of a truly interdisciplinary scholarly journal archive.

Jones & Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature (19th Century Masterfile) (Emory Community only; no off-campus access). (Select "Index to Legal Periodical Literature" from the Source pull-down menu under the Advanced search). Indexing for 1786 to 1922.

Jurist. A law school-based comprehensive legal news and research service.


Kluwer Arbitration (registration required -- VitalLaw/CCH IntelliConnect/Cheetah accounts will work). Tools and resources to plan an arbitration. Kluwer Arbitration includes a database of international arbitration cases, practical tools, profiles of thousands of arbitrators, witnesses, counsels, and more.


LLMC Digital (law school community only). Provides page image access to U.S. and foreign legal materials preserved on microfilm by the LLMC (Law Library Microform Consortium). Includes U.S. publications for the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of government as well as privately published series and treatises. Coverage varies by title. See EUCLID for information on specific publications that are part of the LLMC Digital collection. 

Lawlinks. Free source for UK legal research. Includes pre-legislative material, case law, legal news, quick guides (Researching the Law) and more. Maintained at the University of Kent.

Legal Collection (EBSCOhost). Includes over 250 law journals. Coverage varies.

Legal Resource Index (Westlaw password required). Available through Westlaw, LRI replaces LegalTrac. It is updated weekly and contains indices to more than 700 journals from around the world. Coverage from 1980 to date.

Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland. Features free legal information for individuals, lawyers, companies, and students. Maintained by Delia Venables, who is a joint owner of Internet Newsletter for Lawyers and an independent computer consultant for lawyers.

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) (password required). A division of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)LSN publishes email abstracting journals for working papers and articles accepted for publication. It also hosts an archive of downloadable papers. Anyone may search and view abstracts on the site, but you must have an individual account under the Law Library's site license in order to receive LSN/SSRN journals or to download papers. These accounts are available only to Emory Law faculty and librarians.

Lexis Digital Library (law school community). The online study aids from Carolina Academic Press and Lexis, including popular series such as Understanding, Mastering, and the Q&A series, as well as many of our Lexis treatises and physical titles. Click the "Sign In" link to access titles, make notes, highlight pages, or create your own list of favorite titles. All titles are also cataloged in the library's Library Search catalog for direct access.

LexisNexis (password required).

Lexis Nexis Academic (FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS). A version of Lexis Nexis geared toward non-law students.  Access includes primary materials (case law, statutes and regulations), limited secondary sources (American Jurisprudence 2d, Martindale-Hubbell and Bieber’s Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations) and Shepard’s. 

LexisNexis State Capital. Statutes, regulations, bills, and other state information. Scope varies for different categories.

Lexology Panoramic (formerly Getting the Deal Through) (Law School Community only).  Lexology Panoramic provides a "panoramic view" of how laws and regulations vary across jurisdictions. Comparisons from more than 100 work areas and 150 jurisdictions allow the user to directly compare laws and regulations and create tailored reports.


Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, c. 1600-1926. Includes pre-1926 treatises and similar monographs, sourced from the collections of the Yale, George Washington University, and Columbia law libraries, in the following areas: International Law; Comparative Law; Foreign Law; Roman Law; Islamic Law; Jewish Law; and Ancient Law.

Making of Modern Law:  Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970. This installment in Gale's MoML series complements the collection of treatises found in Foreign, Comparative and International Law 1600-1926. This archive includes regulations, session laws, journals, and codes and commentaries from Europe, Latin America, South America and additional jurisdictions. Our collection includes Part 1 (covering Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden) and Part 2 (covering Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru).

Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records from the US Court of Appeals, 1890-1980. This collection significantly deepens critical understanding of social, economic, political, and historical issues by surfacing over half a million pages of briefs from appellants, appellees, and supporters (amicus briefs), with their respective replies, as well as appendices, memoranda, petitions, plaintiff statements, transcripts, and more from the various circuits of the U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926. Searchable full-text collection of 22,000 treatises on American and British Commonwealth law published between 1800 and 1926.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1626-1926. A fully searchable digital archive of about 1,350 individual American law titles, including early U.S. state codes; constitutional conventions and compilations (reports, journals, proceedings, debates, and supplementary documents published by the conventions); city charters (the texts of enacted and proposed charters and ordinances); and law dictionaries (a surprisingly important research tool). Sourced chiefly from the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University.

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926. This fully searchable digital collection of unofficially published accounts of trials, official trial documents, briefs and arguments, and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings and arbitrations in the United States, Great Britain and the world.

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978. Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this product provides an essential primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history as well as the U.S. judicial system.

Making of the Modern World (Goldsmiths'-Kress). The most comprehensive collection for researching the literature of economics and business from 1450 to 1850. It combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections--the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School--plus supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection at Columbia University and the Sterling Library at Yale.

MarciveWeb DOCS. A searchable catalog of U.S. Government publications. Coverage from July 1976 to date.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles—modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law—address a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (law school community only). This work represents a new edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law that was published between 1991 and 2001 under Professor Dr. Rudolf Bernhardt. The MPEPIL is intended as an updated, comprehensive work covering the central and essential topics in international law. 

Municode.com. Includes codes for more than 1,600 U.S. city and county governments. If you are unable to locate the information you need by performing a keyword search on the site (see the Support page), then you may want to contact your local City/County Clerk's office.


Oxford Academic. Includes full-text treatises on domestic and international law from Oxford University Press, as well as Oxford journals.

Oxford Bibliographies -- International Law. The International Law bibliography from Oxford Bibliographies provides authoritative guidance to the complex system of rules and principles meant to govern relations between states, to international organizations like the United Nations, and to international relations and diplomacy.

Oxford Constitutions of the World (law school community only).  Contains regularly updated, fully-translated English-language versions of all of the world’s constitutions.  The constitutions are accompanied by individual commentaries and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws, and a collection of scholarly monographs.  (As of September 2013, OCWC replaces Constitutions of the Countries of the World, Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories Online and Constitutions of the United States: National and State Online).

Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law. The Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law provides high-level analysis of European Union law by specialized distinguished contributors. Articles from this encyclopedia address a focused range of subjects that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of European Union law.

Oxford International Organizations. The Oxford International Organizations resource aims to provide practitioners, scholars, legal advisers, policy-makers, and observers of international relations with the most precise, holistic and up-to-date picture of the acts of international organizations possible, and with an increased understanding of the contribution of these organizations.

Oxford Legal Research Library. The Oxford Legal Research Library (OLRL) is a family of products from Oxford University Press and includes collections such as International Commercial Arbitration and International Commercial Law.  Each collection can be browsed, searched separately, or searched together.

Oxford Reports on International Law.  ORIL brings together decisions on public international law from international law courts, domestic courts, and ad hoc tribunals. In this resource, the full scope of international case law is available in one place, accompanied by expert analysis and cross-case navigation via the Oxford Law Citator.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law. OSAIL contains over 180 full text editions of leading reference works and treatises from Oxford University Press.


Panoramic -- see Lexology Panoramic.

Practical Law (Thomson Reuters/Westlaw) (Westlaw account required). Web resource which offers practice-oriented legal information on a variety of topics. Access to the web site is free for law students while they are in school.

Project Muse. Provides access to scholarly journals published by major university presses. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and many others.

ProQuest Congressional. This database contains extensive citations and full text for federal congressional materials including House and Senate documents and reports, Congressional Record, CRS reports, congressional centered news publications, compiled legislative histories, and a complete collection of published and unpublished congressional hearings from 1824 to present in page image format where available. The database also features federal regulatory information from 1981 to date.

ProQuest Legislative Insight. ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that offers thoroughly researched compilations of the full text of Congressional publications. Legislative histories may be used to discover the legislative intent behind a specific law. ProQuest legislative histories are comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.


RIA Checkpoint. See Checkpoint.


Study Aids--Aspen Learning Library (law school community). The online study aids from Aspen Publishing, including popular series such as Casenote Legal Briefs, Examples and Explanations, and the Emanuel titles (Law Outlines and CrunchTime), as well as many more. For more complete access, click the "Register" link to create an account and make notes, highlight pages, or create your own book shelves of favorite titles. All titles are also cataloged in the library's Library Search catalog for direct access.

Study Aids-- Lexis Digital Library (law school community). The online study aids from Carolina Academic Press and Lexis, including popular series such as Understanding, Mastering, and the Q&A series, as well as many of our Lexis treatises and physical titles. Click the "Sign In" link to access titles, make notes, highlight pages, or create your own list of favorite titles. All titles are also cataloged in the library's Library Search catalog for direct access.

Study Aids--West Academic (law school community). The online study aids from West Academic, including popular series such as Nutshells, Concise Hornbooks, and Black Letter Outlines, as well as many more. All titles are cataloged in the library's Library Search catalog for direct access, or may be accessed by visiting the portal here. For more complete access, click the "Create an Account" link from within the West Academic Study Aid site.


Tax Notes Today (registration from campus required). Tax Notes is a source of daily news, analysis, and commentary for tax professionals. Emory users must create an account using their Emory email address, and the account must be created while on the Emory network. To create an account:

  1. Go to the link above and click SIGN IN
  2. In the username field, enter your Emory email address and click next
  3. Click the "Register Here" link
  4. Enter your profile information and SAVE CHANGES

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint. See Checkpoint.

Tracfed (password required; contact the Service Desk for assistance). A subscription site that offers direct dynamic access to a wide range of federal data concerning enforcement, staffing, spending and other matters. Usage is strictly limited to the Emory Law School community. Please contact the law library reference desk for help with access.

Trade Law Guide. The Trade Law Guide was created by a team of trade lawyers, researchers, and legal knowledge engineers so that WTO law could be researched in a methodical, comprehensive and efficient manner.  The database provides the primary documents and commentaries on reports, awards and decisions in the area of WTO law.

Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) (law school community). TDM focuses on the management of international disputes. It deals with formal adjudicatory procedures, mediation/ADR methods, negotiation, and other ways of managing transnational disputes, especially disputes concerning investment and commercial arbitration.


U.S. Congressional Serial Set. Electronic version of the sequentially numbered volumes containing all reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It includes volumes 1 through 5837, covering the 15th through 62nd Congresses (1817-1912). Eventually it will extend to 1980.

United Nations Treaty Collection. (Click on "Access to Databases" near the bottom of the page). A collection of over 40,000 treaties and international agreements registered or filed with the Secretariat of the UN since 1946.


VitalLaw (formerly Cheetah) (registration required -- CCH IntelliConnect/Cheetah accounts will work). Wolters Kluwer's VitalLaw provides an updated platform backed by Wolters Kluwer's legal content. Contains legal resources for business and finance, health law, and antitrust.

vLex (law school community only).  vLex is a provider of global legal information, giving access to contents from 96 countries in 10 different languages. vLex has agreements with global publishers, such as World Bank Publications Office, European Union, Commonwealth Secretariat, and more than 60 independent publishers all over the world providing daily access to more than 20 million legal documents.


West Academic Study Aids (law school community). The online study aids from West Academic, including popular series such as Nutshells, Concise Hornbooks, and Black Letter Outlines, as well as many more. All titles are cataloged in the library's Library Search catalog for direct access, or may be accessed by visiting the portal here. For more complete access, click the "Create an Account" link from within the West Academic Study Aid site.

Westlaw (FULL) (password required).

Westlaw (FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS).  A version of Westlaw geared toward non-law students.  Access includes primary materials (case law, statutes and regulations), limited secondary sources (law journals, American Law Reports & American Jurisprudence 2d) and KeyCite.  

West's Encyclopedia of American Law. Jeffrey Lehman and Shirelle Phelps, Eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2005. 6448 pp. 13 vols. Written with the non-lawyer in mind, West's Encyclopedia of American Laws provides current information on more than 5,000 legal topics; includes completely revised articles covering important issues, biographies, definitions of legal terms and more; and covers such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, and physician-assisted suicide.