Law Library - Electronic Resources
The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Library subscribes to a growing selection of online legal research tools covering many areas of law. These databases are available through the TMSL network and from home via Remote Access. Specific restrictions are outlined following each database link.
To access any database click the database name. For Remote Access, click on the Remote Access link at the end of the database link information. **To access the databases remotely, you must be a current student, faculty or staff member and possess a TMSL library patron card. ** Some Electronic Resources are not available by Remote Access. Consult the Electronic Database Guide or contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.
19th Century Master File Series: Coverage-Core periodical index dates back to the 18th,19th and the early 20th century. The index includes: Index to Legal Periodical Literature 1786-1992. ||Remote Access
The Almanac of the Federal Judiciary: Provides balanced, responsible judicial profiles of every federal judge including all of the key bankruptcy and magistrate judges. (Accessible via Internet/Password required-Consult the Electronic Database Guide or Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.)
BNA Core Collection: The Law Library subscribes to the "BNA-Core" plan, which provides access to the following BNA online publications. The content is available via BNA Direct, LexisNexis or Westlaw. Remote via Westlaw or LexisNexis only
- ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct
- Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report
- Criminal Law Reporter
- Family Law Reporter - Current Reports
- Labor Relations Reporter/Labor & Employment Law Library
- Securities Regulation and Law Report
- United States Law Week
BNA Tax (Faculty Only):Tax Management's Portfolio Library and Daily Tax Report. No Remote Access.
CALI: Provides more than 100 interactive lessons and tutorials to help students learn the law. (Accessible via Internet/First time users must register via the CALI web site. Contact the Circulation Desk to acquire an access code.)
CCH Business/Finance Online Library: Current full text of primary authority and CCH current awareness materials in the following areas: Securities, banking, trade regulations, government contracts, transportation, and product liability and safety.||Remote Access
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP): A weekly table of contents for new law review and journal issues and a subject index to the articles in these journals. (Emailed to Faculty members.)
CQ Press Electronic Library: Created and hosted by CQ Press, the CQ Press Electronic Library (CQEL) is the definitive reference for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs. A wealth of CQ Press resources and years of journalistic and editorial expertise are combined in this indispensable reference collection.
- Congress Collection
- Encyclopedia of American Government
- Public Affairs Collection
- State Stats
- Supreme Court Collection
- Voting and Elections Collection
Foreign Law Guide: Current sources of codes and basic legislation for other jurisdictions of the world.
****NEW****Gale Virtual Reference Library: Allows you to browse, search and download eBooks and articles.
GPO Access: U.S. Government Printing Office’s electronic access to federal publications.(Accessible via Internet)
HeinOnline: Legal Periodicals 1980-Present. Full text retrospective collection of selected legal journals & law reviews. Periodically additional journals are added to this database. (Accessible via Internet/Password required-Consult the electronic database guide or the Contact Circulation Desk for Assistance.)
- American Bar Association Journals
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Federal Register Library
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)
- Spinelli's Law Librarian Reference
- United States Code
- United States Federal Legislative History Library
- United States Statutes at Large
HeinOnline's U.S. Congressional Documents Collection: Complete online access to the bound Congressional Record and its predecessors including the Annals of Congress, Register of Debates, Congressional Record, American State Papers, and Journals of the Continental Congress in an imaged searchable format. (Accessible via Internet/Password required-Consult the Electronic database guide or Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance)
HeinOnline's World Trial Collection: Contains hundreds of documents, including trial transcripts and other critical court documents, as well as monographs that analyzing and debating the decisions in famous trials throughout history, as well as biographies of some of the greatest trial lawyers in history. (Accessible via Internet/Password required-Consult the Electronic database guide or Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance)
Immigration Law Interactive Drafting System Network (IDS): Over 150 automated Immigration forms from the various government agencies. (Only accessible via Law School Network computers)
InfoTrac: OneFile 1980-Present. An Academic periodical resource that has more than 26 million database records that include full-text articles. (Accessible via Internet/Password required for remote access-Consult the Electronic Database Guide or contact Circulation Desk for assistance.)
InterAm Database: Collection of Latin American and Mexican legislation and regulatory materials. Legislation is organized by country and subject matter. (Accessible via Internet/Password Required-Consult the Electronic Database Guide or contact Circulation Desk for assistance.)
Investment Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter): An electronic news service tracking cross-border arbitrations between foreign investors and their host governments. Our reports help a broad range of readers - including lawyers, academics and government officials - stay abreast of the latest lawsuits and policy developments in the field of international investment law.
LegalTrac: 1980-Present. A comprehensive index to legal periodicals published in over 800 periodicals and newspapers. (Password required -Consult the Electronic Database Guide or contact the Circulation Desk for assistance).
Lexis Advance: Lexis® Advance has intuitive search technology that reduces the amount of time to search, and introduces pre- and post-filtering capabilities that get you to the right answers quickly and with improved relevance.
Lexis/Nexis: Comprehensive database of legal material. (Accessible via Internet/Password required-Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.)
LoisLaw: Limited database of legal materials. (Accessible via Internet - First time users must register by clicking on this Registration Link, consult the Electronics Database guide, or contact the Circulation Desk to acquire an access code.)
Making of Modern Law (All Mods): Digital Archive.
Mobile Application Resources (PDF)
The Thurgood Marshall School of Law Library subscribes to a growing selection of online legal research tools covering many areas of law. In addition to these, we would like to provide a list of mobile applications which are relevant to our law students, law school community, and lawyers.
Oxford Journals: We publish well over 230 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations. Oxford Journals is offering a number of other Open Access Titles. For more information see: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/en/oxford-open/index.html
- International Journal of Refugee Law (from 1999 - 2013 only)
- Oxford Journal of Legal Studies
- Journal of Law and the Biosciences
- Journal of Legal Analysis
ProDoc: Document management software. (Only accessible via Law School network computers.)
RIA Checkpoint: An online service dedicated to tax law. It includes the Federal Tax Coordinator, Internal Revenue Code, Regulations with commentary and standard tax treatises.
RIA Estate Planning Systems with Treaties: Full official text of every treaty between the U.S. and foreign countries relating to estate and gift tax.
SmartCILP Faculty Only: Weekly email notification of articles recently indexed in the Current Index to Legal Periodicals from pre-selected topics. (Accessible via Internet/To set up an account consult the Faculty Guide or contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.)
Social Science Research Network: A series of electronic journals of abstracts, working papers as well as articles accepted for publication in various areas of law. (Accessible via Internet/Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.)
Sports Litigation Alert: An online subscription to current case summaries and relevant sports law articles. (Accessible via the law school network)
TexasLawyer.com: The online version of the Texas Lawyer, which has been a key source of legal news and information to the legal community in Texas for more than twenty years.
Texshare Databases A collection of 60 electronics databases on a variety of subjects. (Only Accessible on campus network computers.)
Westlaw: Comprehensive database of legal material. (Accessible via Internet/Password required-Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance)
First year law students may not access the LEXIS or WESTLAW databases until they have been trained or completed the first semester of law school. Contact DeCarlous Spearman for more information. Students accessing Lexis or Westlaw must send their print jobs to the dedicated Lexis/Westlaw printers.
**Printing privileges will be suspended for one month for any student found printing Lexis or Westlaw materials on the Law Library printer.