Articles, Databases, and More

These databases are available to LSU Law Center students and faculty. These databases have been purchased by the LSU Law Library, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network or LSU Libraries.

Off-campus access, unless indicated otherwise, requires log-in using an LSU Law Center network user name and password.  Additional databases are available to LSU Law Center students and faculty through the LSU Libraries Indexes & Databases, including legal databases under Government.

Database Categories

U.S. Law

Academic Search Complete
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.
American Indian Law Collection
This collection includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence on American Indian Law.
American Law Institute Library

Full text access to American Law Institute publications, including Restatements of the Law; available through HeinOnline.

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Bar Journals

Full-text access to over 60 US and state bar journals; available through HeinOnline.

Bloomberg BNA

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
Bloomberg legal content, integrated into an already powerful system of primary and secondary legal content, company and market information and news.
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BNA Tax and Accounting Center
Full text access to BNA Tax Management portfolios and journals. Also available through Westlaw and LexisNexis.

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Includes 800 computer-based tutorials in over 39 different legal subject areas, including professional responsibility.
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CCH IntelliConnect (Tax Research)
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.
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Clearinghouse Review
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law publishes material on social and economic justice for low-income people and communities.
Congress and the Courts
Provides all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government.
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
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.

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EBSCOhost Databases
Search EBSCOhost databases by subject.
EO Tax Journal
This daily tax services provide documents and short summaries of developments, but little analysis. Periodicals provide some analysis, but usually in a historical context.
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This 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.
Federal Register Collection

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 Relations of the United States
Full text access to this official documentary historial record of U.S. foreign policy decisions; available through HeinOnline.

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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
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
Includes full text (pdf format) of over 1,500 classic legal publications.
History of Bankruptcy
The History of Bankruptcy includes legislative histories, treatises, documents and more related to bankruptcy law in America. It also includes classic books dating back to the late 1800s and links to scholarly articles that are related to the study of bankruptcy in America.
History of Supreme Court Nominations
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
The nation's premier research collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.

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Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text
Full text access to 274 legal journals, with indexes and abstracts to more than 880 titles.
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective
Retrospective database cumulates citations from print editions of Index to Legal Periodicals published between 1908-1981.
Intellectual Property Law Collection
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.

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JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
Full text scholarly journal literature.

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Labor & Employment Law Resource Center
Full text access to BNA's labor and employment law content, including the BNA Insights series of articles and videos.
Legal Collection
Contains full text for nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals; available through EBSCOhost.
Legal Scholarship Network
Research papers and journals on legal, economics and business topics; available through SSRN (Social Science Research Network).
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

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.

Full text primary and secondary source materials, including agency decisions and federal court decisions.
Louisiana Legal Forms
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.

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Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I, 1620-1926
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.
Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970
Comprised of United States codes, constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, Part II includes access to essential documents in American legal history and is fully cross-searchable with Primary Sources, Part I.

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National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
This provides access to the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended or endorsed by the Conference. Also included are the approved "successive drafts" of each Uniform and Model Act.
National Law Journal
Reports legal information of national importance to attorneys, including federal circuit court decisions, verdicts, practitioners' columns, coverage of legislative issues and legal news for the business and private sectors.
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National Moot Court Competition
Full text winning records and briefs from the annual National Moot Court Competition; available through HeinOnline.

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ProQuest Congressional
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 U.S. Bills and Resolutions 1789-2013
All versions of all full-text bills, resolutions, hearings and reports for the first Congress to the present day.
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Readex U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994

Online version of the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all of the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Session Laws Library
Full-text federal and state session laws; available from HeinOnline.
Slavery and the Law
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.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Contains abstracts on over 300,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an electronic paper collection currently containing over 250,000 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. Some articles are fee-based.

Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf
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.
State Attorney General Reports and Opinions
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
Contains references to more than 18,000 sources of 50-state surveys; available through HeinOnline.

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Tax Notes Today
Searchable full-text documents from courts, Congress, and government agencies and departments.
Taxation & Economic Reform in America
It includes more than 100 other legislative histories related to taxation, economic reform, and stimulus plans.
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint
The RIA Tax Service contains databases which cover the following broad topics: federal tax issues, state tax issues, and international tax issues

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U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
Includes full text (pdf format) attorney general opinions, since 1791; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Congressional Documents

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. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals

Full-text access to the official case law of some of the United States most important government institutions; available through HeinOnline.

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
Includes Sources of Compiled Legislative History Database and full text (pdf format) legislative histories; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Presidential Library
Collection of full text presidential documents; available through HeinOnline.
U.S. Statutes at Large
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
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
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.
U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
Includes full text (pdf format) official and unofficial treaties, as well as guides and indexes; available through HeinOnline.