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Law Library A-Z List of Databases

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A-Z List of Law-Related Databases

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  • Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Inc. - BNA is the foremost publisher of print and electronic news, analysis, and reference products, providing intensive coverage of legal and regulatory developments for professionals in business and government. Decision-makers in many fields turn to BNA for detailed, up-to-the-minute news and information on the ever-shifting landscape of laws and regulations that influence business decisions.Login Required
  • CCH Intelliconnect - Contains the full-text of treatises, journals, newsletters, and primary law on the following topics – Tax Law, Corporate Governance, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business, Banking, Antitrust, Trade Regulation, Products Liability, Intellectual Property, Federal Energy Guidelines, Transportation Law.Login Required
  • Fastcase - a user-friendly, full-text legal database that offers access to federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions, and court rules.Login Required
  • LexisNexis Academic Universe - Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe provides access to the full-text of all federal and state case law and statutes. In addition, LexisNexis contains regulatory law, legislative histories, law journals, and a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference databases.Login Required
  • HeinOnline - is an expanding collection of legal information including legal journals, U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Treaties/Agreements and more. HeinOnLine provides the scanned page images of legal journals so that the user can view the page as it originally appeared in hardcopy. HeinOnLine has the Oklahoma Law Review and the American Indian Law Review online. Coverage of the Oklahoma Law Review begins in 1948 and coverage of the American Indian Law Review begins in 1973. Remote access is available to students and faculty.Login Required
  • LexisNexis (Public Access) - The Law Library provides public access to the LexisNexis legal database which includes full-text access to all federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations. Patrons must use one of the three terminals located within the Law Library near the Reference Desk. There is no charge to access this service. However, there is a fee to print documents. Please contact a Reference Librarian for additional details.
  • Loislaw - provides access to legal treatises and primary law from Wolters Kluwer.Login Required
  • OU Databases by Subject (Formerly LORA) - The University of Oklahoma Libraries provide access to databases, E-Journals and other resources through Library Online Resource Access. LORA currently provides university-wide access to over 14,000 resources.
  • Westlaw (Public Access) - The Law Library provides public access to the Westlaw legal databases. Westlaw includes full-text access to all federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations. It also includes legal forms, encyclopedias, and more. Patrons must use one of the three terminals located within the Law Library near the Reference Desk. There is no charge to access this service. However, there is a fee to print documents. Please contact a Reference Librarian for additional details.
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    Law Journal Databases

  • ABA Law Journal Search Engine - Search law reviews which are freely available on the Internet.
  • Bepress Legal Repository - an extensive digital library that provides readers access to law-related journals as well as institutional repositories, working papers, and more. Search journals and working paper series, browse by subject, register for personalized citation delivery, and more.
  • Foreign and International Law Resources (HeinOnline) - Provides access to international yearbooks and serials, U.S. law digests, international tribunals and judicial decisions, as well as other major works related to foreign and international law. Full text available.Login Required
  • Google Scholar - is a mechanism for locating books and journal articles available at OU using the simple Google interface.
  • HeinOnline - is an expanding collection of legal information including legal journals, U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Treaties/Agreements and more. HeinOnLine provides the scanned page images of legal journals so that the user can view the page as it originally appeared in hardcopy. HeinOnLine has the Oklahoma Law Review and the American Indian Law Review online. Coverage of the Oklahoma Law Review begins in 1948 and coverage of the American Indian Law Review begins in 1973. Remote access is available to students and faculty.Login Required
  • JSTOR - Digitized archives of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. Disciplines covered: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, Statistics. (Full text)Login Required
  • Legal Blawg Archive - Freely accessible archive of legal blawgs collected by the Law Library of Congress. The collection goes back to 2077 and can be searched by keyword or browsed by subject, name, or title.
  • LegalTrac (1980 - present) Indexes legal publications: major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Government Regulations, Legal Practice, and legal subjects such as Taxation and International Law.Login Required
  • Oxford Journals Online - Indexes journals published by the Oxford University Press, including subjects in the sciences, law, social science, arts and humanities. Full text available.Login Required
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN) - The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 97,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 70,200 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
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    Legal News Databases

  • Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), Inc. - BNA is the foremost publisher of print and electronic news, analysis, and reference products, providing intensive coverage of legal and regulatory developments for professionals in business and government. Decision-makers in many fields turn to BNA for detailed, up-to-the-minute news and information on the ever-shifting landscape of laws and regulations that influence business decisions.Login Required
  • The Daily Oklahoman Archives - Provides full-text articles from 1997 to the present. Also there is a related database entitled The Oklahoman Archives (1/1/1901 - present).Login Required
  • LegalTrac (1980 - present) Indexes legal publications: major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers on Federal and State Cases, Laws and Government Regulations, Legal Practice, and legal subjects such as Taxation and International Law.Login Required
  • Newsbank Newsfile Collection (FirstSearch) (1991 - present) Full text coverage of current issues and events from over 500 U.S. and Canadian newspapers and wire services.Login Required
  • Newspaper Source (FirstSearch) (1994 - present) Indexes and abstracts over 170 newspapers and related sources, including the full text for nearly 140 regional U.S. newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, nine newspaper columns, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Los Angeles Times.Login Required
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    Federal and State Government Databases

  • eCapitol (Oklahoma) - (formerly Legislative Information Network) Contains bill information, full-text of bills, voting analysis, news reports, calendar information, and more.Login Required
  • FDsys.gov - contains federal case law, statutes, and regulations. This web site is produced by the U.S. government.
  • The Journal Record - Legislative ReportLegislative news, information, and bill tracking for Oklahoma. Login Required
  • Oklahoma Crossroads - consists of selected digital collections of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries spanning more than 100 years of rich, vibrant history.
  • Oklahoma Legislature - contains full-text of bills and information about the Oklahoma Legislature.
  • Oklahoma State Court Network (OSCN) - contains the full-text of Oklahoma cases, statutes, and court information.
  • PACER - The PACER Service Center is the Federal Judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records.
  • ProQuest Congressional - Access to U.S. legislative information. Index of congressional publications from 1970 to the present; Legislative Histories for public laws going back to 1970; Testimony from congressional hearings; Track bills; Search the Congressional Record and Federal Register; Locate information about members and committees; Search the National Journal (some information/articles available full text)Login Required
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight - Access to statistical information from Congressional Information Service including American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), Index to International Statistics (IIS) (some information/articles available full text)Login Required
  • Session Laws Library (HeinOnline) - Contains searchable PDF images of session laws from all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as the U.S. Statutes at Large, and the Acts of Parliament of Canada, Australia, and the Bahamas. (Full text)Login Required
  • Subject Compilations of State Laws (HeinOnline) - References thousands of articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects. Coverage begins with 1960 and extends to the present.Login Required
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    Subject-Specific Databases

  • CCH Intelliconnect - Contains the full-text of treatises, journals, newsletters, and primary law on the following topics – Tax Law, Corporate Governance, Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business, Banking, Antitrust, Trade Regulation, Products Liability, Intellectual Property, Federal Energy Guidelines, Transportation Law.Login Required
  • Environmental Law Reporter - an environmental, natural resources, toxic tort, energy, health/safety, and land use law research tool containing original source documents, editorial summaries, and expert analysis on state, federal, and international issues. Login Required
  • LexisNexis Global IP (Intellectual Property) - The Global IP Law Service provides comprehensive coverage of international, regional and domestic laws related to patents, trademarks, utility models and industrial designs. It features featuring up-to-date global IP law information covering IP practice and proceedings, IP legislation and regulations, and current news updates from over 220 countries.Login Required
  • Library Literature (FirstSearch) (1984 - present) Index to library and information science periodicals, books, conference proceedings, theses and book reviews.Login Required
  • OGEL (Oil, Gas, and Energy Law) - The OGEL Journal is an international journal focusing on recent developments in the area of oil-gas-energy law, regulation, treaties, judicial and arbitral cases, voluntary guidelines, tax and contracting, including the oil-gas-energy geopolitics.Login Required
  • Taxation & Economic Reform in America : A Historical Archive, 1781-2009 (HeinOnline) - Contains searchable PDF images of tax regulations, laws, and lefislative histories dating back to the late 1700s. Includes the 146 volume Carlton Fox Collection of documentary materials for Federal tax research (1909-1950). (Full text)Login Required
  • RIA Checkpoint - a comprehensive tax research system. Here you can find the full-text of tax codes, regulations, IRS rulings, etc. Checkpoint also includes the Federal Tax Coordinator service which provides in-depth editorial analysis of tax laws.Login Required
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library - Complete text of the proceedings of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's Annual Institutes (from 1955) and Special Institutes (from 1970). Includes hundreds of scholarly and practical articles on oil and gas, mining, water, environmental, public lands, finance and tax, and landmen's issues. Full text available.Login Required
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    International Law Databases

  • Foreign Law Guide - An indispensable resource that is designed to locate primary sources of legislation for foreign jurisdictions. For each country there is a brief introduction to the legal system, a list of codifications, gazettes and other sources of law and then a section listing sources of law by subject.Login Required
  • Foreign and International Law Resources (HeinOnline) - Provides access to international yearbooks and serials, U.S. law digests, international tribunals and judicial decisions, as well as other major works related to foreign and international law. Full text available.Login Required
  • International Law of Domestic Courts (ILDC) - International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) brings you the most important international law issues being decided in domestic courts around the world today. With legal experts in the field reporting on cases from over sixty-five jurisdictions, this online service highlights the full range of jurisprudence around the globe in a format that makes it easy to pinpoint specific legal issues and to compare how these issues have been dealt with in different jurisdictions.Login Required
  • International Law Reports from Justis - International Law Reports is the only publication in the world wholly devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts. No login is required.
  • JustCite from Justis - JustCite is a web-based legal search engine and citator from Justis Publishing Ltd. Focusing on case law and legislation, it is a provider-neutral service that links to content from a range of publishers and includes extensive links to full-text material from online services such as BAILII, Casetrack, Informa Law, Justis, LexisNexis and WestLaw. No login is required.
  • Treaties and Agreements Library (HeinOnline) - A comprehensive and searchable collection of treaties for which the United States has been a party. Includes PDF images of all currently in-force treaties, expired treaties, as well as those not yet officially published. (Full text)Login Required
  • Treaties and International Agreements Online (Oceana) - Contains current, comprehensive and accurate full text versions of over 13,000 treaties and international agreements. Includes all treaties and international agreements ratified by the United States, major treaties in the process of ratification, and all tax treaties, even those to which the United States is not a party.Login Required
  • World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline) - Contains current constitutions in their original language for over 190 countries. It also features historical constitutions and secondary resources, including more than 800 books about constitutional law, links to scholarly articles about constitutional development, and links to online sources (Full text).Login Required
  • World Trials (HeinOnline) - HeinOnline’s World Trials Collection provides access to transcripts and monographs from major trials of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Full text available. Including such famous and important works as John Lawson’s “American State Trials”, “Howell’s State Trials”, “Law Reports of Trials of War Criminals”, “Reports of State Trials” and “Sixty Famous Cases”, HeinOnline’s World Trials Collection delivers previously hard-to-obtain archive content to the desktops of researchers worldwide.Login Required
  • United Nations Treaty Collection - includes (1) all multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary- General of the United Nations and those formerly deposited with the League of Nations - their latest status and a link to the full texts and (2) bilateral and multilateral treaties registered with and published by the United Nations Secretariat in accordance with Article 102 up to a certain date - Detailed treaty references and full texts in all authentic language(s).
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    Legal History and Books Databases

  • Books in Print - Indexes In-print, out of print, and forthcoming books from over 44,000 North American publishers. Some entries contain full text book reviews.Login Required
  • FirstSearch and databases are provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. A statewide site license has been purchased which provides access to these databases for students, faculty and the public who are within the Law Center/Law Library. For more information about access at your local library, visit the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.Login Required
  • Legal Classics Library (HeinOnline) - Contains searchable PDF images of important historical legal works. While the focus is on American law, the collection also includes many early British and Commonwealth titles. (Full text)Login Required
  • Legislative Insight (ProQuest) - Contains fully searchable PDF images of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. Content includes the Public Law text, all versions of enacted and related bills, Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports and documents. (Full text)Login Required
  • Making of Modern Law - This archive, from one of the most important periods of legal development, is the world's most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises anywhere. It allows for full text searching of more than 21,000 works from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more - all separated into 99 subject areas.Login Required
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    Video Libraries

  • Courtroom View Network - a library of actual courtroom footages arranged into specific stages of a trials. Allows faculty and students to easily view samples of opening statements, closing statements, presentation of evidence, use of technology in the courtroom and much more.Login Required
  • Law Library Video Collection - The Law Library's collection of law-related films on DVD and VHS.