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Legal Research Databases: Legal Databases by Title, A-Z - Page 2

Includes links to Moritz Law Library licensed databases, selected OSU research databases provided by University Libraries and OhioLINK resources available to all campus users. Includes selected, freely available resources.

Off-Campus Access

For off-site access to OSU resources, authorized users must first sign-in using Off-campus sign-in

**Please note: Some databases are only available on the Columbus campus, or to Moritz Law users only. Certain legal databases are restricted by individual login and password to Moritz Law students, faculty and staff only.

OSU Databases & Library Catalogs

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Legal Databases by Title, A-Z

American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1995     **OSU (off-campus access)

The ACLU collection spans the majority of the twentieth century, from 1912 to 1995. The archive is of special interest to researchers focusing on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court. The archive complements modules in the Making of Modern Law series including Legal Treatises, 1800-1926, the U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 and Primary Sources, 1763-1970.

American Founding Era Collection (Rotunda)     **OSU (off-campus access)

The American Founding Era Collection contains the annotated, full-text searchable set of the personal papers and manuscripts of the founders of the American Republic. Includes the papers of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Dolley Madison, James Madison, John Marshall, Andrew Jackson, Eliza L. Pinckney and Harriott P. Horry, diaries of Gouverneur Morris, the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the People of the Founding Era collection.

American Jurisprudence 2d (Am Jur)     **OSU (off-campus access)

Access available through LexisNexis Academic. Use Advanced search to restrict searches by title.

Bloomberg Law     **OSU (Moritz Law users have additional access; password required)

Bloomberg Law offers comprehensive access to up-to-date legal content as well as daily business news and market information. Includes legal citator, cases, statutes, news, commentary and analysis, docket searching and transactional information. Certain content is available to Moritz Law students, faculty and staff only with individual password.

CALI     **Moritz Law only; user registration and password required

The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) offers student lessons on various legal topics. First-time users must create an account using law school’s authorization code (see Moritz Reference Librarian for assistance).

Cannabis NewsBank     **OSU (off-campus access)

Cannabis NewsBank is a specialized resource to explore and research the developments and history of the fast-growing cannabis industry. This unique collection delivers local, national and global coverage from more than 12,000 sources, including many cannabis-specific publications such as High Times.

Checkpoint     **OSU (off-campus access)

Tax law resources including federal, pensions and benefits, state and local and international libraries. Includes access to RIA WorldWide Tax and Commercial Law, tax journals and international treatises.

Cheetah     **OSU (off-campus access)

The Wolters Kluwer Cheetah legal research platform provides access to federal and state primary law, regulations, reporters, treatises, commentary, news and analysis. Practice areas include business and finance, cybersecurity and privacy, health and human resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, practice of law, securities, federal, state and international tax law and more. 

CQ Electronic Library     **OSU (off-campus access)

CQ Electronic Library offers resources on American government, politics, history, public policy and current affairs.  The Political Reference Suite features major collections on Congress, the Supreme Court and Voting and Elections.  Online reference editions include CQ Almanac, Supreme Court Compendium and Vital Statistics on American Politics.  Includes access to CQ Researcher Online and CQ Weekly covering activities in the U.S. Congress.

CVN Law School    **Moritz Law only; user registration and password required

CVN Law School (Courtroom View Connect) features AudioCaseFiles offering recordings of selected judicial opinions.  Audio files may be downloaded or accessed on any mobile device.  Browse by subject or search by keyword to locate cases.  In addition, CVN Video includes streaming video of courtroom trials, hearings and oral arguments from around the nation.

**Moritz Law students, faculty and staff must register using OSU email and create individual accounts.

Dispute Resolution Data      **OSU (off-campus access) 

Dispute Resolution Data is a data research service in the field of international commercial mediation and arbitation. The data is provided by mediation and arbitration organizations who administer cases around the world. Moritz College of Law users: Click "Sign in" and select "Academic Login" for access.  

Ebrary     **OSU (off-campus access)

Ebooks on law, international relations and public policy.  Search for individual titles via ebrary’s site or the library catalog.  Browse catalog for additional ebook titles available to OSU users.

**See user instructions on ebrary’s web site or click here for information on viewing, printing or downloading ebooks.

Elgaronline     **OSU (off-campus access)

Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international publisher of academic books and journals in economics, finance, business and management, law, environment, public and social policy. The Elgaronline content platform provides browsable and searchable access to Edward Elgar Publishing's ebooks online. Users may browse by subject from the main page or search for individual titles in the library catalog. The Law collections include titles dating from 2012 or earlier, and are current through 2017.

Environment and Energy Publishing      **OSU (off-campus access)

Provides daily news updates on environmental and energy policy topics and links to online publications including Environment and Energy daily, ClimateWire, EnergyWire, Greenwire and E&ENews PM.

Fastcase     **OSU (off-campus access)

Includes primary law from all 50 states, as well as federal coverage, e.g., 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.

Foreign Law Guide     

The Foreign Law Guide (FLG) covers over 190 foreign jurisdictions and offers information on sources of foreign law, including bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources.

Global-Regulation     **OSU (off-campus access)

Global-Regulation is a searchable database of indexed regulatory case studies in a variety of industries, fields, topics and countries. Includes regulations and laws from 41 countries and translates laws into English using machine translation.

Gongwer Ohio News Service     **Moritz Law only (Drinko Hall / on-campus only)

Provides updates on state of Ohio government news and information.

HeinOnline     **OSU (off-campus access)

Online searchable, legal research collection includes Law Journal Library of U.S. and foreign titles providing comprehensive coverage, Congressional Record bound volumes, U.S. Reports, state statutes and session laws, legal classics, world famous trials, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, U.S. Treaties, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and various, specialized collections.

ICLR Online     **OSU (off-campus access)

Online platform including ICLR's Law Reports and Weekly Law Reports covering case law from the Superior and Appellate Courts in England and Wales. The platform also includes: case summaries, a citator service, access to legislation, and individual profiles in order to manage complex research.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals     **OSU (off-campus access)

HeinOnline’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is a subject index to articles and book reviews in selected foreign law journals and collected essays, from 1985 to the present.  Includes browseable digital versions of print index editions from 1960-1984.  

Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1786-1937)     **OSU (off-campus access)

Online version of Jones & Chipman’s Index of Legal Literature (1786-1937) now available through the 19th century Masterfile database with numerous other titles.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full-Text     **OSU (off-campus access)

Index covering English-language legal periodicals and books on law-related topics from 1981 to the present.  Full-text coverage of selected journals beginning in 1995 with PDF’s available for most titles from 2001 to the present.  See the Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1908-1981) for coverage of earlier publications.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981     **OSU (off-campus access)

Index covering over 750 legal periodicals published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, from 1908-1981.  See the Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Full-Text (1981-present) for coverage of later publications.

IntelliConnect (CCH)     **OSU (off-campus access)

IntelliConnect offers access to federal and state primary law, reporters, treatises, commentary, news and analysis.  Practice areas include federal and state tax law, business, finance and corporate law, intellectual property, health and human resources, labor and employment.

International Encyclopaedia of Laws     **OSU (off-campus access)

Kluwer Online's International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) looseleaf series features the law of nations and international organizations relating to major fields of law such as contracts, criminal law, cyber law, energy law, environmental law, intellectual property, family law and succession, labor law, media law, medical law and more.

JustisOne     **OSU  (off-campus access) 

JustisOne is a full text online legal library of UK case law dating from 1855 to the present and legislation from 1235 to the present. Includes updated materials for common law jurisdictions around the world, including the UK, Australia and Canada.

Kluwer Arbitration     **OSU (off-campus access)

Online resource for international arbitration research including primary source materials and expert commentary.  Includes bilateral investment treaties, legislation for key jurisdictions, articles of conventions, rules of arbitral institutions, books, journals and news.

Kluwer IP Law     **OSU (off-campus access)

Kluwer IP Law offers analysis, case law, news and legislation relating to U.S., foreign and international IP law including industrial law, patent law, copyright and trademark law and intellectual property law across a range of jurisdictions.  

Law.com     **OSU campus / Moritz Law users may register for off-site access

Offers legal news and analysis, including information from ALM national and regional publications. Provides access to recent court filings, decisions and cases. Includes details on jobs, law firms and educational products; also legal dictionary and directories. Moritz Law faculty and staff may register for username and password to manage and receive email alerts to publications.  

Leadership Connect     **OSU (off-campus access)

Leadership Connect provides searchable directories of judges, law firms, corporations and many more types of governmental and other organizations. Moritz staff may access downloadable material as authorized; see Moritz Law Librarian for assistance.    

Legal Scholarship Network (part of SSRN)     **OSU (Moritz Law site license)

Open access archive of law-related scholarly research papers.  Some content is restricted to subscribing institutions.  Faculty may register using OSU email to join site license.

LegalTrac     **Moritz Law only (Drinko Hall / on-campus only)

Index to selected articles published in major, legal periodicals from 1980 to the present, including law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international law journals. Includes some full-text articles as well as law-related articles published in business and general interest periodicals.

Lexis Advance     **Moritz Law only; user password required

Comprehensive legal research platform contains federal and state primary law, secondary resources including law reviews, journals, treatises, commentary, news and more.  Available to Moritz Law students, faculty and staff via individual password.

LexisNexis Digital Library Trial Site     **Moritz Law only; user password required

Virtual access to a large collection of treatises, practice guides, study guides and more in ebook format. Temporary access to the trial site is available to Moritz Law users only. Enter your OSU email address as your Username.     

LLMC Digital     **OSU (off-campus access)

Retrospective digital collection of primary and secondary legal materials including federal and state official case reporters, U.S. Statutes at Large and decisions of some federal agencies.  Includes legal source materials from the U.K. and former Common law countries.

Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative & International Law, 1600-1926     **OSU (off-campus access)

Digital collection of treatises and other works covering foreign, comparative and international law including Roman, Islamic, Jewish and Ancient law texts.  Search for individual titles in the library’s catalog by title, subject or keyword.

Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970     **OSU (off-campus access)

Digital collection of historical legal codes, statutes, regulations and commentaries on codes from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other northern European countries.  Includes important sources of historical statutes and regulations for the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Additional content covers United States state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional conventions and compilations as well as commentaries on codes, drawn from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latin America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Asia.

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926     **OSU (off-campus access)

Searchable retrospective digital collection featuring access to some 22,000 Anglo-American legal treatises, case books, pamphlets, speeches, letters and other works, dating from 1800-1926.  Search for individual titles in the library’s catalog by title, subject or keyword.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources     **OSU (off-campus access)

Digital archive of U. S. legal historical materials dating from 1620-1970 offers access to colonial records, early state, territorial and municipal codes, city charters, records of constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.  Search for individual titles in the library’s catalog by title, subject or keyword.

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926     **OSU (off-campus access)

Archive of trial documents and unofficially published accounts of important trials in the U.S., Britain and France dating from 1600-1926.  Search for individual titles in the library’s catalog by title, subject or keyword.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law     **OSU (off-campus access)

Includes over 1600 peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on public international law.

National Law Journal     **OSU campus / Moritz Law users may register for off-site access

Online version includes features of the weekly print edition, plus access to full text of decisions, complaints and briefs covered in select NLJ articles and a daily news wire of significant, national legal news stories. Includes access to the Supreme Court Brief. Moritz Law faculty and staff may register for username and password to manage and receive email alerts to publications. 

NCLC Digital Library     **OSU (off-campus access)

Provides complete text of all National Consumer Law Center treatises online, plus updates, integrating chapters, appendices, supplemental pleadings, primary sources, and practice tools.

New York Review of Books     **OSU (off-campus access)

Influential  magazine covering literature, politics and culture.  Includes archive of issues since 1963. 

Nexis Uni     **OSU (off-campus access)

Comprehensive news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis available to the entire OSU campus community. Offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. Includes access to federal and state statutes, cases, regulations, law reviews and journal articles; also U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.  

Ohio Capitol Connection     **OSU (off-campus access)

Database containing updated Ohio legislative and state government information and related news from the Hannah News Service.

Oxford Constitutions of the World     **OSU (off-campus access)

English translations and background materials for over 400 countries and sub-national jurisdictions worldwide.

Oxford Legal Research Library     **OSU (off-campus access)

Oxford Legal Research Library (OLRL) provides access to key law titles in a variety of areas. Includes collections on International Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Law, Financial and Banking Law and Private International Law.

Oxford Reports on International Law     **OSU (off-campus access)

Decisions on public international law from international and domestic courts including over 5000 case reports with commentary.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law     **OSU (off-campus access)

Full-text, online editions of major treatises and reference works on international law published by Oxford University Press.

Oxford University Press Scholarship Online     **OSU (off-campus access)

Oxford's University Press Scholarship Online includes law titles from Oxford Scholarship Online and university presses including California, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Fordham, NYU Press, Stanford and Yale. Users may browse by subject from the main page or search for individual titles in the library catalog.

PACER     **Moritz Law only; user password required

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) provides access to federal court cases and docket information. Registration and logon required; access restricted to authorized faculty or law librarians with password only.

PLI PLUS     **OSU (off-campus access)

Access to Practising Law Institute treatises, course handbooks, legal forms, program transcripts and answer books covering a range of legal practice areas.

ProQuest Congressional     **OSU (off-campus access)

Proquest Congressional contains federal legislative history information and includes access to a wide range of Congressional documents including published and unpublished hearings, CRS reports and committee reports.  Includes access to the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980.

ProQuest Indian Claims Insight     **OSU (off-campus access)

ProQuest Indian Claims Insight allows users to research the history of U.S. Indian claims from 1789 to the present. Includes decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes, and related statutes and congressional publications. Includes legislative histories and Congressional publications directly related to Indian claims, important Supreme Court decisions and maps.

ProQuest Legislative Insight     **OSU (off-campus access)

ProQuest Legislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available researched compilations of digital, full text Congressional publications relevant to enacted U.S. public laws. Provides compiled histories of laws enacted from 1789 to the present, including bills, reports, documents, hearings, CRS reports, committee prints, Congressional Record sections, presidential signing statements, and statutes. Legislative Insight includes only documents related to the passage of a law. Use Proquest Congressional for hearings, reports, bills, etc. that are not part of a legislative history.

ProQuest Regulatory Insight     **OSU (off-campus access)

ProQuest Regulatory Insight offers U.S. federal administrative law histories for the period 1936 to the present organized by federal statute and Executive Order. Includes compilations of Federal Register (FR) notices, proposed rules, and rules representing the complete rulemaking process associated with specific Public Laws. Serves as companion database to Proquest Legislative Insight.

Proquest Supreme Court Insight     **OSU (off-campus access)

Supreme Court Insight, 1975-2016, is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per decision, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process, and is also retrievable on a document by document basis. This module covers content through the 2016/2017 term.

Tax Analysts     **OSU  (off-campus access; registered users with password)

Includes three, daily online tax publications: Tax Notes Today, State Tax Today and Worldwide Tax Daily. Also includes the Federal Research Library database, continually updated with latest documents and decisions. To register as an OSU user, click "Sign In" at the top right of the screen, then enter your OSU email. Click on the blue "Register Here" link. On the Profile page, enter a password and other information, and accept the Terms and Conditions.

TRACFED     **OSU (on-campus only) 

TRACFED provides authoritative information about federal government enforcement, staffing and spending. 

U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978     **OSU (off-campus access)

Digital archive of searchable Supreme Court documents including petitions, briefs and transcripts dating from 1832-1978.

vLex Global    **OSU (off-campus access)

International library with content from over 130 countries. Includes legislation, case law, news, legal forms, books and journals. Updated daily with new legislation, historical versions and forms.

West Academic Study Aids     **OSU (off-campus access)

Provides access to over 500 titles, including Nutshells, Hornbooks, outlines, overviews, exam prep titles and career guides. Available campus-wide to OSU authenticated users.

Westlaw    **Moritz Law only; user password required

Comprehensive legal research platform contains federal and state primary law, secondary resources including law reviews, journals, treatises, commentary, news and more. Available to Moritz Law students, faculty and staff via individual password.

Westlaw China     **OSU (off-campus access)

Provides full-text access to laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China. English and Chinese language versions available.

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library     **Moritz Law only; user password required

Includes legal study aids from following series: Academic Success, Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel CrunchTime, Emanuel Law Outlines, Examples & Explanations, Friedman’s Practice Series, Glannon Guides, Inside Series, Jumpstart. Available to Moritz users only with individual "library card" login.

World Constitutions Illustrated     **OSU (off-campus access)

Includes world constitutions, constitutional histories, texts, links to articles about constitutional development and bibliography of selected books.