Law Databases

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Archives Unbound

A new resource of topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support multidisciplinary research:  (3)

  • The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle
  • Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s
  • Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
  • Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes
  • International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues
  • The Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement
  • The Republic of New Afrika
Bloomberg LawProvides legal content, dockets, law reviews, and treatises, as well as company/market information and news from Bloomberg News.(5)


Web versions of the popular loose-leaf services published by the Bureau of National Affairs providing news and analysis on significant developments, trends and interpretations of judicial, legislative, administrative and enforcement actions on the state, federal and international levels. (1)
CALIComputer Assisted Legal Instruction. Over 400 self-paced tutorials for law school subjects. Must register as a SLU Law student. See Library for password.(5)

Columbia International Affairs Online. An internet based, full-text resource for journal articles, reports, studies, conference proceedings, complete books and scholarly works in progress for all area of international affairs back to 1991.(3)

EBC Ebook Library

An online collection of over 14,000 full text books covering a wide range of legal subject areas. All titles can be browsed, read online, downloaded to a computer, or transferred to a variety of devices. See a reference librarian for assistance setting up your account. (4)


Fastcase is a collection of federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (3)

Foreign Law GuideA web version of a loose-leaf service which has links to hundreds of URLs containing reprints or translations of legislation as well as citations to secondary sources featuring commentary and analysis. (3)
Health Reform KnowLEDGE CenterProvides full-text resources covering health reform laws, regulations, and news for providers, beneficiaries, and employers with expert analysis, comparison charts, forms, checklists, and guidelines. (3)
Hein OnlineFull text, image based collection of legal periodicals usually from inception of publication. Other specialized collections include the Federal Register, the Congressional Record and other Congressional Documents, International Legal Resources, and State Session Laws (3)
Illinois Institute for Legal Education (IICLE) OnlineOver 100 Illinois-specific comprehensive practice handbooks designed for Illinois legal professionals. Provides a wide selection of legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Attorneys and public patrons please see a librarian for login assistance. (3)
IICLE Public Patron Access
Free public access to comprehensive practice handbooks designed for Illinois legal professionals. Provides a wide selection of legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Attorneys and public patrons please see a librarian for login assistance. (1)
Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and WalesICLR Online contains the Law Reports (Appeals, Queen's Bench, King's Bench & Chancery, Family), Weekly Law Reports, Industrial Case Reports and Business Law Reports. From 1865 onward. (3)
Index to Foreign Legal PeriodicalsA multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in over 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law.  (3)
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full TextA bibliographic database providing citations to more than 600 periodicals. ILP’s coverage begins in 1981. (3)
International Encyclopaedia Of Laws: Intellectual PropertyProvides detailed country-by-country monographs covering the laws of that country related to intellectual property. (3)
International Encyclopaedia Of Laws: MedicalProvides detailed country-by-country monographs covering the laws of that country related to the practice of medicine. (3)
JSTORSearchable database of journal articles in areas including economics, finance, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology. (3)
Law 360Current awareness service covering legal developments in over 40 topical practice areas. Industry and state sections contain discussions on litigation, legislation and regulation, corporate deals, major personnel moves, and legal industry news and trends. (4)
LawArXivA free, open access repository for legal scholarship maintained by members of the scholarly legal community. Includes pre-prints, published articles, data sets, and other work products.
LexisNexis for Law StudentsA legal database containing federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, international materials, and a variety of secondary resources including reference materials, law journals, treatises, and newspapers. Lexis Web Courses are available through LexisNexis. (5)

LLMC Digital

An extensive collection of over 7000 digitized titles covering approximately 400 jurisdictions worldwide. The content is overwhelmingly in the public domain, with other sources made available with permission. Includes federal and state materials from the U.S. and provincial materials from Canada. Europe, Africa, and South America are also widely represented. (3)
Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1925Created from the digitization of the Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises microfilm collections, The Making of Modern Law includes a fully searchable database of more than 22,000 British commonwealth and American legal works including casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters and speeches. (3)

Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926

Includes more than 10,000 titles and nearly two million pages of fully searchable content dealing with major trials held in both Great Britain and the U.S. The documents are from the collections of the law libraries of Harvard, Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York. (3)
Making of Modern Law: Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978A digital collection of more than 350,000 separate documents from over 150,000 Supreme Court cases. Document types include Appellant's Brief; Appellee's Brief; Application for Review; Application for Writ; Brief in Opposition; Brief of Real Party; Intervenor's Brief; Jurisdictional Statement; Letter Brief; Opposition for Review; Oral Transcript; Petition; Petition for Rehearing; Petitioner's Brief; Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Relator's Brief; Supplement to Petition; and Transcript. (3)
Nexis UniFormerly LexisNexis Academic, Nexis Uni provides access to full-text of local, national, and international news sources; business, financial, and company information; legal sources (court cases, statutes, legislation) for both state and federal levels. (3)
Online Study Aid Library Online access to more than 250 study aids and supplements covering first year topics as well as those from 2L and 3L years including case briefs, outlines, overviews and exam prep materials. Find full text searchable versions of Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, and Casenote Legal Briefs. (3)
PLI PLUSProvides complete access to authoritative treatises, course handbooks, answer books, legal forms, and program transcripts from the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). (3)
POLITICO ProPOLITICO Pro offers granular reporting and analysis across 16 policy coverage areas along with tools, trackers, and data to provide key policy intelligence. Pro's newsroom is staffed by 100+ policy-specific reporters with connections across Washington. Coverage areas include Health Care, Employment, Immigration, Tax, Technology, Trade, and more.  (3)
PowerNotes ResearchA Google Chrome extension to help writers keep track of source material and create research outlines. Users can annotate and highlight content on webpages including Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg. Material for multiple classes/projects can be created, stored, tracked and edited online in separate topical folders.  (3)
PrivCo.PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. (3)
ProQuest CongressionalU.S. federal bill tracking and legislative history; some full text. (3)
ProQuest Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1942Provides access to documents produced by Federal government departments, agencies, and commissions spanning the years from our nation's founding through the mid-20th century. These documents touch upon all aspects of U.S. social, political and economic life, as well as major events in U.S. history, and provide points of comparison between the U.S. and selected foreign countries. (3)
ProQuest Regulatory InsightIncludes regulatory histories associated with public laws, executive orders, and departments and agencies. In addition, infographics and other features facilitate teaching and learning about administrative law. (3)
ProQuest Legislative InsightLegislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. (3)
PubMedProvided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). More than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books can be found in PubMed. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. (3)
RAVELAn online legal resource with citator, search, and analytics using text and visualization to display the results. (5)
SLU Law Faculty Legal Studies Research Paper SeriesCollection of SLU Law School faculty scholarship.
SSRN (Social Science Research Network)Contains research related to law, economics, and business in 61 different subject areas. Provides access to submitted abstracts and full text papers from scholars around the world. (3)
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint - Pension & Benefits LibraryProvides access to the law and analysis and commentary on the rules dealing with qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, non-pension employee benefits, and executive compensation. Includes coverage such as IRC, ERISA, and other laws, as well as DOL, PBGC, and other regulations by topic. (3)
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint - Tax & Accounting LibraryFormerly RIA Tax Research Database, this is a full-text database of federal, state, and some international tax materials. Includes many secondary research sources for tax, accounting, audit, corporate finance and international trade. Contains direct links to sources like the AICPA, IFRS, GAAP, SEC, IRS, GASB, FASB, and COSO. (3)
Trade Law GuideTradeLawGuide searches across pdf files to provide access to WTO law including agreements, rules of interpretation, instruments and dispute settlement body minutes. It also includes attorney prepared case Commentaries on recent WTO cases and features a citator that collects all jurisprudence under a treaty provision for the WTO system.(3)
U.S. Congressional Serial SetU.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1994) with American State Papers (1789-1838). Contains all publications included in volumes 1-14,277 of the Congressional Serial Set. Materials are drawn from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and include reports, documents, and journals. For digital access to most of the continuing Serial Set materials after 1994 see the website. (3)
Westlaw for Law StudentsA legal database containing federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, international materials, and a variety of secondary resources including reference materials, law journals, treatises, and newspapers. TWEN courses are available through Westlaw. (5)
Westlaw Public Patron AccessFree public access to federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, KeyCite, and a variety of secondary sources. See a Reference Librarian for access information. (1)
Wolters Kluwer Cheetah

Primary law including statutes, cases, administrative agency materials, and secondary source materials from the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking and Consumer Finance, Government Contracts, Health care, Intellectual Property, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities, and Corporate Law. After 2017 Cheetah will replace Wolters Kluwer Intelliconnect (CCH). (3)

WorldCatA combined catalog of the holdings of more than 41,000 libraries. It provides descriptive details about each title and a list of libraries that own each item. (3)
Yellowbook Leadership DirectoriesA personnel contact database for government, business, media, and nonprofit organizations. It lists names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email addresses and biographical data. The database contains content from various Yellowbooks. (1)
SLU DatabasesDatabases in the social sciences, humanities and sciences available to SLU users.


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