Law Library Databases A-Z

Bloomberg Law

A comprehensive legal database which includes federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, news, and access to federal and state court dockets.   Access to Bloomberg Law is provided through individual username and password.

BNA-Premier

Includes primary law and legal analysis with over 350 daily, weekly, monthly, and up-to-the-minute news services covering a full range of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments.

CALI

The website of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, including student lessons, podcasts, webinars, and more.  

CCH Omnitax Library

Designed for tax professionals and organizations that need the most comprehensive and up-to-date tax information available, this database includes unlimited access to CCH’s federal and state tax libraries, plus an integrated daily tax news service and a suite of helpful productivity tools and practice aids.

Congress.gov

Provides legislative information such as the text of bills and resolutions, full text of the Congressional Record, and treaties.

Early American Imprints

This digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 180-year period, serving as a foundation set for the teaching and learning of early American history, religion, literature, economics, philosophy, science and more. This collection has over 37,000 holdings and 2.3 million page images available online.

Foreign Law Guide

The Foreign Law Guide contains information on primary and secondary sources of foreign law, including full-text sources of foreign legislation in English translation.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of fully-searchable electronic reference books from Gale.  The collection includes titles on law, history, education, political science, and more.   

FDsys

Provides free public access to full-text, official federal information, and federal information finding aids.

Hein-Online

A collection of legal titles containing over 70 million pages in PDF format.  Titles include the Law Journal Library, English Reports, American Law Institute Library, and many others.

Legal-Trac

Provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and international legal journals, including more than 250 titles in full text.

Lexis Advance

A comprehensive legal database containing federal and state case law, statutes, administrative codes, magazine and newspaper articles, treatises, law journals, legal forms, and other information resources.  Access is provided through individual username and password.

Lexis-Nexis State Capital

A collection of legislative history material for all fifty states, including bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership, and newspapers of record.

LLMC

The online database of the non-profit Law Library Microform Consortium, providing access to thousands of legal titles, including U.S., foreign, and international law.

Loislaw

Full-text access to federal and state law, including an Aspen/Wolters Kluwer treatise library.

Making of Modern Law:  Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

A fully searchable database of more than 21,000 Anglo-American monographs including casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. Treatises from major legal thinkers are included — Coke, Blackstone, Bentham, Maitland, Kent, Story, Holmes and more. The collection is derived from two reference sources for historical legal studies: the Nineteenth Century Legal Treatises and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises microfilm collections.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I and II

A fully searchable digital archive that includes both The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I, 1620-1926, as well as Primary Sources II, 1763-1970. Primary Sources I, 1620-1926, is a digital archive of the published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests and more. Primary Sources II, 1763-1970, supports far-reaching research in legal and social history, from the 18th century to the era following World War II and consists of United States state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional convention and compilations.

Making of Modern Law: Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

Provides official court filings from the final years of the court’s fourth chief justice, John Marshall, through the first 10 years of the court’s 15th chief justice, Warren Earl Burger. Some cases consist of a few documents, while others may include dozens of documents. It includes famous briefs written by leading attorneys (many of whom later became judges and associates of the Court). It also contains briefs written by institutions, corporations, and advocacy groups, including the NAACP, the ACLU and The New York Times. The collection does not include the Court’s rulings, opinions or decisions, but focuses on the legal documents and records presented to the court.

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf 

Titles include the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, Parry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 3rd ed., and the Encyclopedia of Human Rights.

ProQuest Congressional

This database includes the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full text of public laws.    Includes the Serial Set, a collection of government publications including reports and documents either produced or ordered by Congress, as well as presidential communications and treaty materials.  Searchable PDFs are included for all Serial Set publications from 1789-1969.

ProQuest Legislative Insight

A database of legislative histories 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.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract

A comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

PubMed

The National Library of Medicine's database providing journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. Comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

United Nations Treaty Collection

This full text website contains numerous United Nations databases, including the United Nations Treaty Series.   

Wolters Kluwer Intellectual Property Virtual Library

This resource includes over 40 of Wolters Kluwer's most popular publications related to all aspects of IP law, including Trademark Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Copyright Law, and Licensing.

Westlaw

A comprehensive legal database containing federal and state case law, statutes, administrative codes, magazine and newspaper articles, treatises, law journals, legal forms and other information resources. Also included is the West Study Aids subscription, which provides online access to over 350 study aid titles including case briefs, outlines, overviews, and exam prep aids. Access to Westlaw is provided through individual username and password.  Access to the West Study Aids subscription is obtained by logging into Westlaw and then clicking on the eProducts tab.

Other Digital Resources for Belmont Students

Resources available through the Lila D. Bunch Library include hundreds of databases in the physical and social sciences, language, and fine arts.