For off-site access to OSU campus 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 local users within the Law building (Drinko Hall); certain resources are restricted by password to Moritz Law students, faculty and staff only.
Multi-disciplinary database of journal articles with selected full-text.
Article abstracts on history and culture of the U.S. and Canada.
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.
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.
Access available through LexisNexis Academic. Use Advanced search to restrict searches by title.
Features hundreds of historic newspapers, with text-searchable, facsimile images, dating from 1690 to 1998.
Bloomberg Law **Moritz Law only; user 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. Available to Moritz Law students, faculty and staff via individual password.
Indexing and abstracts for scholarly, peer-reviewed business journals back to 1886. Searchable, cited references for more than 1,200 journals.
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.
Casetext **Free web site
Casetext provides free legal research of judicial opinions and statutes with annotations and expert analysis contributed by law professors and attorneys. Search for cases and statutes using keywords, citation or title.
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.
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.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers **Free web site
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the newspaper directory to find information about American newspapers published from 1690-present. Site is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Congress.gov **Free web site
Congress.gov is the new official source for federal legislative information provided by the Library of Congress.
Article abstracts including full-text in criminology and related fields.
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 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.
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.
Abstracts and selected full-text articles on economics.
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.
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.
Provides abstracts of documents and articles on education research and practice.
Access to articles from numerous newspapers, magazines, wire services and trade publications in html format
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.
FDsys **Free web site
U.S. Government Printing Office web site offers access to numerous federal government documents including Congressional reports and hearings from recent years.
Films on Demand provides streaming video access for topics including Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science & Mathematics and Health & Medicine.
Foreign Law Guide **Columbus campus only
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.
Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
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.
GlobaLex Research Guides **Free web site
GlobaLex is an electronic legal publication dedicated to international and foreign law research. Published by the Hauser Global Law School Program at NYU School of Law,GlobaLex offers international, foreign, and comparative law research tools.
Gongwer Ohio News Service **Moritz Law only (Drinko Hall / on-campus only)
Provides updates on state of Ohio government news and information.
Google Books **Free web site
Repository of digital texts, including works both in and out of copyright. If books are out of copyright, or the publisher has granted permission, users may see a preview of the book, or in some cases the entire text. If book is in the public domain, users may be able to download a PDF copy.
Google Scholar **Free web site
Abstracts, articles, theses and books across numerous academic disciplines. Also includes judicial opinions from state and federal courts.
GPO **Free web site
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.
HathiTrust **Free web site
The HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository. It provides long-term preservation and access services for public domain and in copyright content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house partner institution initiatives.
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.
Article abstracts on world history excluding the U.S. and Canada.
Homeland Security Digital Library **Free web site
Open source collection of selected U.S. policy documents, presidential directives and national strategy documents as well as resources from universities, organizations and local and state agencies relating to homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management.
Hoover's delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence that drives busines growth. Hoover's Provides sales, marketing business development, and recruiting professionals with the global business intelligence they need to prospect and prepare for client meetings, sales presentations, vendor and partner negotiations, and other business opportunities.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Article abstracts from leading political science journals.
Internet Archive **Free web site
The Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts including books in digital form. The site provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public.
Includes selected law and criminal justice journals.
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.
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 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 (on-campus only)
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.
Abstracts and selected full-text articles on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Includes over 1600 peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on public international law.
Mergent Online is a suite of global business and financial information products, including U.S. and international company data and annual reports. Provides access to all detailed company information, such as institutional holdings, insider transactions, more financial years displayed for detailed perspective on a company's financial position, and color images in the U.S. and International Annual Reports module.
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.
Provides complete text of all National Consumer Law Center treatises online, plus updates, integrating chapters, appendices, supplemental pleadings, primary sources, and practice tools.
Influential magazine covering literature, politics and culture. Includes archive of issues since 1963.
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.
ODS (Official Document System of the United Nations) **Free web site
Full text access in English and other languages to official UN documents including General Assembly resolutions.
Database containing updated Ohio legislative and state government information and related news from the Hannah News Service.
Ohio General Assembly **Free web site
Laws, acts and legislation, schedules and activities of the state of Ohio General Assembly.
Ohio Legislative Service Commission **Free web site
Web site of the Legislative Service Commission (LSC), a nonpartisan agency providing drafting, fiscal, research, training, code revision, and other services to the Ohio General Assembly.
Ohio Register **Free web site
This service of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission provides public notice and information about state agency rule-making proceedings, including notices of public hearings required under the Ohio Administrative Procedure Act.
Primary source documents, biographies, images, maps, table, timelines and more on the African American experience.
English translations and background materials for over 400 countries and sub-national jurisdictions worldwide.
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.
Decisions on public international law from international and domestic courts including over 5000 case reports with commentary.
Full-text, online editions of major treatises and reference works on international law published by Oxford University Press.
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.
Oyez.org **Free web site
The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States. Covers all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.
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.
Access to Practising Law Institute treatises, course handbooks, legal forms, program transcripts and answer books covering a range of legal practice areas.
Original press images of over 2200 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world.
Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 **Free web site
Searchable archive of documents, reports and summaries of trials held at the Old Bailey, London’s central criminal court, dating from 1674-1913.
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.
Provides access to a variety of discovery tools specific to entrepreneurship.
Historical newspapers database includes access to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and the Washington Post, dating from the mid-nineteenth century to more recent decades in scanned image form.
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 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 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.
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.
Abstracts and cited references for articles in psychology and related fields.
Regulations.gov **Free web site
Regulations.gov provides information on the development of Federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government.
Abstract and citation database includes material from the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
SCOTUSblog **Free web site
Supreme Court of the United States blog.
Open access archive of scholarly papers in the social sciences. Some content restricted to subscribing institutions.
Article abstracts from social sciences journals.
Supremecourt.gov **Free web site
U.S. Supreme Court documents and dockets, opinions, court rules, oral arguments, bar admissions, orders and journals.
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.
United Nations Treaty Collection **Free web site
Includes United Nations Treaty Series documents since 1946 as well as multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.
USA.gov **Free web site
The official web portal of the U.S. government, USA.gov offers access to government information and services on the web.
Digital archive of searchable Supreme Court documents including petitions, briefs and transcripts dating from 1832-1978.
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.
Major article citation databases in science, social sciences and arts & humanities.
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.
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.
Includes world constitutions, constitutional histories, texts, links to articles about constitutional development and bibliography of selected books.