Electronic Resources

Access to databases is available in the Vincent C. Immel Law Library at the eight library terminals.


Fully searchable immigration law library. Contains primary and secondary legal resources, including the INA, immigration-related sections of the CFR and the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), immigration-related BIA and Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) decisions, official liaison minutes, agency memoranda and correspondence.

Archives Unbound

Unprecedented access to topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support multidisciplinary research.  The collections cover women’s social and political issues, radicalism in the 1960s, and issues in Africana including the papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement and chronicles of the activities of the Republic of New Afrika, the Black Power Movement, the Black Liberation Army, and federal surveillance of African-Americans.

The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle

From the FBI Library (1970-1983) - The Black Liberation Army (BLA) was an underground, black nationalist-Marxist militant organization that operated from 1970 to 1981. This collection consists of a wide range of materials, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, New York City, Baltimore, New Haven, San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, and Cleveland; intercepted correspondence; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence and analyses, news clippings and articles, and more.

Bloomberg Law

Provides legal content, dockets, law reviews, and treatises, as well as company/market information and news from Bloomberg News.


Arranged by Subject

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.


Columbia International Affairs Online. An internet based, full-text resource for journal articles, reports, studies, conference proceedings, complete books and working papers for all areas of international affairs. Coverage from 1991 to present.


Online full-text legal database containing federal, state, and specialty court cases, federal and state statutes and regulations, and a variety of other resources including all 50 states’ attorney general opinions and state constitutions.

Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960's

From the FBI Library (1956-1971). Organized alphabetically by radicals and organizations, this collection outlines a wide range of viewpoints on political, social, cultural, and economic issues. It sheds light on the internal organization, personnel, and activities of some of the most prominent American radical groups and their movements to change American government and society.

Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

From the FBI Library. For six decades, the Justice Department and the FBI engaged in coordinated surveillance targeting African Americans. The FBI enlisted "confidential special informants" to infiltrate a variety of organizations. This collection contains the reports of those informants which detail Black radicals, their organizations, and their motivations.

Foreign Law Guide

A 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.

Hein Online

Full text, image-based collection of 1,900 law and law-related periodicals usually from inception of publication. Other specialized collections include the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, U.S. Reports back to 1754, famous trials dating back to the early 1700s. the United Nations treaty series and state session laws. Access to law reviews is also available to alumni. See a reference librarian for details.

Illinois Institute for Legal Education (IICLE) Online

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.

Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales

ICLR 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.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

IFLP is a 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.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text

ILP provides indexing of over 1,025 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications, With nearly 300 law reviews, it provided international coverage including periodicals from the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

International Encyclopaedia Of Laws : Intellectual Property

Provides detailed country-by-country monographs covering the laws of that country related to intellectual property. 

International Encyclopaedia Of Laws : Medical

Provides detailed country-by-country monographs covering the laws of that country related to the practice of medicine.

International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues

This collection provides access to the full text of some of the most significant and least-widely held women's periodicals produced. They cover the lives of women, the role of women in society and, in particular, the development of the public lives of women as the push for women's rights--women's suffrage, fair pay, better working conditions, for example--grew in the United States and England.


Archival journal collections include more than two thousand journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific journal collections are offered, covering more than 50 academic disciplines.

LLMC Digital

An extensive collection of federal and state/provincial materials from the U.S. and Canada. With over 7,000 titles, jurisdictions in Europe, Africa, and South America are also widely represented. The content is overwhelmingly in the public domain, with other sources digitized and made available with permission.

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1925

Created 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.

Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926

This 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.

Nexis Uni

Formerly 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.

Oxford University Press Journals

Includes highly cited, quality journals in the fields of law, medicine, life sciences, humanities, mathematics and physical sciences, and social sciences. Full-text online content varies, but generally dates back to 1996. Some previous issues of journals are available in print.

Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement

From the Auburn Avenue Research Library, Atlanta-Fulton Library System (1960-1988) - Amiri Baraka is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, a poet icon, and revolutionary political activist. As a young man in the 1960s, Baraka (then known as LeRoi Jones) galvanized a second Black Renaissance, the Black Arts movement. The ideological and political transformations of Amiri Baraka from a Beat poet in Greenwich Village into a militant political activist in Harlem and Newark was paradigmatic for the Black Revolt of the 1960s.


Provides complete access to Practicing Law Institute (PLI) treatises, course handbooks, answer books, legal forms, and program transcripts.


POLITICO 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.

ProQuest Congressional

Provides users with access to a comprehensive collection of historic and current congressional information. Includes the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full-text of public laws dating back to 1988.

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. 
ProQuest Regulatory InsightIncludes regulatory histories associated with public laws, executive orders, and departments and agengies. In addition, infographics and other features facilitate teaching and learning about administrative law. 


Provided 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.

The Republic of New Afrika: Independence, Reparations, and Citizenship

From the FBI Library (1968-1980). This collection contains documentation collected by the FBI through intelligence activities, informants, surveillance, and cooperation with local police departments. These documents chronicle the activities of Republic of New Afrika national and local leaders, power struggles within the organization, its growing militancy, and its affiliations with other Black militant organizations.

SLU Law Faculty Legal Studies Research Paper Series

Collection 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.

Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978

A 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.

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.
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.
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 congress.gov website.

Westlaw Public Patron Access

Free public access to federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, KeyCite, and a variety of secondary sources.

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).


A 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.

Yellowbook Leadership Directories

An exhaustive personnel contact database for government, business, media, and nonprofit organizations. It lists names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email addresses and biographical data.

SLU Databases

Databases in the social sciences, humanities and sciences available to SLU users.