Article Databases & More: Legal
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Academic Search Complete (LOUIS)
A multi-disciplinary database providing full text for over 7,900 scholarly publications, indexing and abstracting over 11,000 journals, and with coverage as far back as 1865; available through EBSCOhost.
Access UN (LSU Libraries)Index to United Nations documents including Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations. Also included is the full text of several thousand UN documents.
American Indian Law Collection (LSU Law Library)With nearly 800 unique titles and more than 800,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this collection includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. This library also features rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen that have never before been accessible online.
American Law Institute Library (LSU Law Library)
Full text access to American Law Institute publications, including Restatements of the Law; available through HeinOnline.
American State Papers, 1789-1838 (LSU Law Library)A retrospective republication of approximately 6280 numbered publications, largely Congressional but also containing Executive Department materials; available from Readex.
Bar Journals (LSU Law Library)
Full-text access to over 60 US and state bar journals; available through HeinOnline.
BePress Legal Repository (LSU Law Library)
Offers over 22,000 working papers and pre-prints from legal scholars and professionals from around the world.
Bloomberg BNA (LSU Law Library)
Full text access to BNA products on a wide variety of legal topics, including tax, labor, intellectual property, environment, labor, and health care. Use My BNA to search across all topics, or, a selection of topics.
Bloomberg Law (LSU Law Library)Bloomberg legal content, integrated into an already powerful system of primary and secondary legal content, company and market information and news.
BNA Tax and Accounting Center (LSU Law Library)Full text access to BNA Tax Management portfolios and journals. Also available through Westlaw and LexisNexis.
CALI (LSU Law Library)
Includes 800 computer-based tutorials in over 39 different legal subject areas, including professional responsibility.
Canada Supreme Court Reports (LSU Law Library)HeinOnline's Canada Supreme Court Reports contains the official bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. This collection includes more than 9,400 cases which include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision.
CCH Business and Finance Library (LSU Law Library)The CCH Business & Finance Internet Research Network is a full-text search service containing Securities, Exchanges and SROs, International Securities, Banking, Capital Changes, Trade Regulation, Products Liability and Safety, Government Contracts, Information Technology, Federal Energy Guidelines and Transportation Law.
CCH Tax Research (LSU Libraries)This service provides information on federal tax, state tax, business entity planning, financial and estate planning, securities, federal banking law, capital changes, documents in the federal tax library, and government contracts from 1971 to the present.
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (LSU Law Library)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs with coverage from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Congress and the Courts (LSU Law Library)This library, featuring William H. Manz's Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History 1787-2010, brings together materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts and provides all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government.
CQ Researcher Online (LOUIS)
Access to CQ Researcher Online. Offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
Credo Reference (LSU Libraries)Credo Reference is proud to be the only aggregator to offer the entire Ashgate Research Companions Collection to librarians, researchers, and learners in e-form! The collection is a mixture of 18 award-winning and up-to-date reference and research titles showcasing the finest academic research in the social sciences and humanities.
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) (LSU Law Library)Index to legal periodicals arranged by subject, issued weekly. HTML version includes direct links to full text articles if available in Westlaw and/or LexisNexis.
E-Competitions and Concurrances (LSU Law Library)e-Competitions is the first database on antitrust caselaws. More than 4,000 case summaries from 1,270 experts in 45 countries. Concurrences is a journal dedicated to EU and national antitrust laws. Published every 3 months, print & online. 3,500 articles by 870 authors available.
EBSCOhost Databases (LOUIS)Search EBSCOhost databases by subject.
Environmental Law Institute (LSU Law Library)ELI advances innovative and practical solutions to environmental challenges. They publish the Environmental Law Reporter®, The Environmental Forum®, the National Wetlands Newsletter, and books on environmental law and policy.
EO Tax Journal (LSU Law Library)The EO Tax Journal is the creation of Paul Streckfus who, in 1996, saw the need for an exempt organization publication devoted to sophisticated EO tax practitioners. The daily tax services provide documents and short summaries of developments, but little analysis. Periodicals provide some analysis, but usually in a historical context.
Eur-Lex:The Access to European Union Law (LSU Law Library)
Provides direct free access to European Union law, including the Official Journal of the European Union as well as the treaties, legislation, case-law and legislative proposals.
European Center for Minority Issues (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format) publications of the European Center for Minority Issues; available through HeinOnline.
Fastcase (LSU Law Library)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 content partners. Fastcase’s libraries are searchable, just like you search the Web or traditional legal research services.
Federal Register Collection (LSU Law Library)
Includes full text (pdf format) Federal Register, Federal Register Indexes, Compilation of Sections Affected, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Administrative Procedure Act (1944-1946); available through HeinOnline.
Foreign and International Law Resources Database (LSU Law Library)
Full text database from HeinOnline containing international yearbooks, serials, digests, and decisions.
Foreign Law Guide (LSU Law Library)Includes current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of of the world.
Foreign Relations of the United States (LSU Law Library)Full text access to this official documentary historial record of U.S. foreign policy decisions; available through HeinOnline.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (LOUIS)
Full text reference collection containing over 140 titles, covering subjects ranging from the Law to the Arts.
GlobaLex (LSU Law Library)
Free Internet resource focusing on foreign, international, and comparative law research; maintained by the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University School of Law.
HeinOnline (LSU Law Library)
Includes full-text access to law journals, American Law Institute restatements, bar journals, U.S. primary source materials, trials, legal classics, international law resources, etc.
HeinOnline Law Journal Library (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format), retrospective holdings of over 1,400 law reviews and legal journals. Full text searching is available, as well as browse searching by most-cited law journals, core U.S./most cited law journals, American Bar Association journals, international and non-U.S. law journals, and criminal justice journals.
HeinOnline Legal Classics (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format) of over 1,500 classic legal publications.
History of International Law (LSU Law Library)Includes more than 725 titles and 600,000 pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more.
History of Supreme Court Nominations (LSU Law Library)This library features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Homeland Security Digital Library (LSU Law Library)The nation's premier research collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (LSU Law Library)A multilingual index to articles and book reviews published worldwide covering international (public and private), comparative, and municipal law of countries other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia. With coverage from 1985 to the present, the Index is updated quarterly; available through HeinOnline.
Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text (LSU Law Library)Full text access to 274 legal journals, with indexes and abstracts to more than 880 titles.
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (LOUIS)Retrospective database cumulates citations from print editions of Index to Legal Periodicals published between 1908-1981.
Intellectual Property Law Collection (LSU Law Library)With more than 2 million pages of legislative histories, treatises, documents, classics, and more relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks, this collection allows researchers to search across all intellectual property law materials in one database.
JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive (LOUIS)Full text scholarly journal literature.
JustCite (LSU Law Library)A multi-jurisdictional citator and legal search engine. It provides invaluable information about cases,legislation and articles and their interdependent relationships.
Labor & Employment Law Resource Center (LSU Law Library)Full text access to BNA's labor and employment law content, including the BNA Insights series of articles and videos.
LawAfrica (LSU Law Library)A database which provides access to selected full text case law for East Africa (including Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). It includes the following areas to search: LawAfrica Law Reports, Digest on Civil Case Law & Procedure, The East Africa Law Reports, East Africa Court of Appeal Reports, and the East Africa Protectorate Law Reports.
Leadership Directory- Law (LSU Law Library)Find biographical and contact information for over 60,000 legal professionals using the legal affairs online directory.
Legal Collection (LOUIS)Contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals; available through EBSCOhost.
Legal Scholarship Network (LSU Law Library)
Research papers and journals on legal, economics and business topics; available through SSRN (Social Science Research Network).
LegalTrac (LSU Law Library)
Includes indexing for approximately 1,832 title and some fulltext, including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals; available through Thomson Gale.
LexisNexis Academic (LSU Law Library)
Provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. This database is available to all on-campus patrons. Law students and faculty should use link below to LexisNexis Law School for their legal research needs.
LexisNexis Law School (LSU Law Library)Offers full-text online news, business, legal, legislative, and regulatory information, updated daily.
LLMC-Digital (LSU Law Library)Full text primary and secondary source materials, including agency decisions and federal court decisions.
Louisiana Legal Forms (LSU Law Library)Provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. Available through Thomson Gale.
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I,1620-1926 (LSU Law Library)Contains more than 1,300 individual titles consisting of about 2,225 volumes sourced chiefly from the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale University, with additional materials provided by the Law Library of Congress. Its 1.8 million pages span over 300 years of legal primary sources, such as early U.S. state codes, municipal codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and other documents, many of which have heretofore only been available as bound volumes or in microfilm.
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970 (LSU Law Library)Extends this acclaimed archive into the second half of the twentieth century with more than 1.6 million newly scanned pages drawn from the three world-class American law libraries: the Harvard Law School Library, the Yale Law Library, and the Law Library of Congress. Comprised of United States codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, Part II enhances scholarly access to essential documents in American legal history and is fully cross-searchable with Primary Sources, Part I.
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International (LSU Law Library)Full-text, updated edition of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law, containing over 800 articles on various topics of public international law.
Military & Government Collection (LOUIS)Covers news pertaining to all branches of the military and government; provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles; available through EBSCOhost.
National Center on Poverty Law (LSU Law Library)The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law publishes material on social and economic justice for low-income people and communities. The website includes the Poverty law library, a collection of case files, articles from The Clearinghouse Review, and research links.
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State LawsThis provides access to the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended or endorsed by the Conference. It includes the NCCUSL - Archive Publications, Handbook of the NCCUSL and Proceedings of the Annual Conference Meeting, 1st-119th Conference (1891-2010) are all available transcripts of the Proceedings of each Annual Meeting, as well as the transcripts of the discussions in the Committee of the whole of each Uniform and Model Act. Also included are the approved "successive drafts" of each Uniform and Model Act.
National Criminal Justice Research Service Abstracts (LOUIS)
Contains summaries of more than 170,000 criminal justice publications.
National Moot Court Competition (LSU Law Library)Full text winning records and briefs from the annual National Moot Court Competition; available through HeinOnline.
Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) (LSU Law Library)
Modules available include International Courts of General Jurisdiction, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Investment Claims, and International Law in Domestic Courts.
Philip C. Jessup Library (LSU Law Library)Complete collection of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; available from HeinOnline.
Proquest Congressional (LSU Law Library)Includes CIS Index, congressional publications, testimony, bills, laws, regulations, information on members, committees, etc. Includes the ProQuest Congressional Hearings Digital Collection Historical Archive (1824-1979) and Retrospective B collection (1980-2003).
Proquest Digital Dissertations & Theses (LOUIS)Includes citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Some titles have 24 page previews.
ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions 1789-2013 (LSU Libraries)All versions of all full-text bills, resolutions, hearings and reports for the first Congress to the present day.
ProQuest Statistical Insight (LSU Law Library)Locate highly-sought-after statistics from state and federal government reports, private sector sources, and international intergovernmental organizations.
RIA Checkpoint by Thomson Reuters (LSU Libraries)The RIA Tax Service contains databases which cover the following broad topics: federal tax issues, state tax issues, and international tax issues
Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law (LSU Law Library)
This full-text collection contains official publications from the Selden Society, as well as the Publications of the Ames Foundation and a number of legal classics, digests, encyclopedias and abridgments; available through HeinOnline.
Session Law Library (LSU Law Library)
Full-text federal and state session laws; available from HeinOnline.
Slavery and the Law (LSU Law Library)This collection provides invaluable insight to scholars, students, and general readers of the humanities into testimony on a broad range of subjects by a variety of southerners—Black and white, slave and free, slaveholder and non-slaveholder, man and woman. The documents include State Slavery Statutes, a master record of the laws governing American slavery, covering 1789–1865 and petitions to state legislatures and courthouses.
Spinelli's Law Librarian's Reference Shelf (LSU Law Library)Spinelli’s Law Librarian’s Reference Shelf is the first digital library designed exclusively for law librarians. It includes: more than 100 legal dictionaries; legal bibliographies; cataloging publications; AALL GD-SIS State Bibliographies; AALL Publication Series; serials; greenslips (archive of bibliographic entries); Library of Congress Classification Schedules and Subject Headings; Memorials of Law Librarians and much more.
State Attorney General Reports and Opinions (LSU Law Library)Attorney General Reports & Opinions constitute, for each state, an integral element in its framework of governing law, and have the characteristics of both primary and secondary authority. This collection includes access to the State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes access to the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States.
Subject Compilations of State Laws (LSU Law Library)Contains references to more than 18,000 sources of 50-state surveys; available through HeinOnline.
Tax Notes Today (LSU Law Library)Searchable full-text documents from courts, Congress, and government agencies and departments, including: Congressional correspondence, Tax Court opinions, GAO reports, Internal Revenue Bulletins, Chief Counsel Advice Proposed, final, and temporary regulations, Public comments on regulations, Joint Committee on Taxation correspondence, and Free daily and customized e-mails focused on your choice of topics. Searchable archives going back to 1987.
Taxation & Economic Reform in America (LSU Law Library)This historical archive contains more than 2,500 volumes and one million pages of legislative history materials and other documents. It includes the complete Carlton Fox Collection which contains nearly 42 years of historical legislation related to the internal revenue laws from 1909-1950. It includes more than 100 other legislative histories related to taxation, economic reform, and stimulus plans.
Treaties and Agreements Library (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format) official and unofficial treaties, as well as guides and indexes; available through HeinOnline.
Treaties and International Agreements Online (LSU Law Library)This is the fastest, most cost-effective way to access current and accurate text for over 18,000 treaties and international agreements in over 175 topical categories. Superior search functionality makes this the most user-friendly resource for U.S. treaties research. Treaties and International Agreements Online currently contains material up to December 2007.
U.S. Attorney General Opinions (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format) attorney general opinions, since 1791; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Congressional Documents (LSU Law Library)
Full-text access to the bound and daily versions of Congressional Record, its three predecessor titles, and other important congressional material; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994 (LSU Law Library)
Online version of the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives which constitute a rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Available as of Nov. 2010: 1817-1990.
U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (LSU Law Library)
Full-text access to the official case law of some of the United States most important government institutions; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Legislative History Library (LSU Law Library)Includes Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database and full text (pdf format) legislative histories; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Presidential Library (LSU Law Library)Collection of full text presidential documents; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Statutes at Large (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format) covering vol. 1 (1789/1799)-current. Full text searching as well browse searching of popular name, Indian treaties and othe treaties; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Supreme Court Library (LSU Law Library)Includes full text (pdf format) U.S. Reports, 1754-current, preliminary prints and slip opinions in the U.S. Supreme Court Library; books and periodicals on the court; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 (LSU Law Library)Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978; available through Thomson Gale.
vLex (LSU Law Library)Includes primary and secondary sources for 98 jurisdictions.
Westlaw (LSU Law Library)Comprehensive full text legal database available to users with Westlaw IDs.
World Constitutions Illustrated (LSU Law Library)
Full-text collection of current and historical constitutions of every country of the world, in the vernacular and in English; includes more than 1,400 classic books on constitutions, constitutional history and jurisprudence; and more than a dozen legal periodicals focusing on constitutional law; available through HeinOnline.
World Trials (LSU Law Library)
Full text of over 2,650 trial transcripts and monographs; available through HeinOnline.