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.
If you cannot find a resource below that meets your need, try the Robert J. Terry Library's web page of databases. This page includes resources like EBSCO and ERIC.
19th Century Master File Series:19th Century Masterfile contains detailed cumulative index content from over 70 core sources published before 1930 from periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, government documents and more. The index includes: Index to Legal Periodical Literature 1786-1992. ||
AILALink: AILALink: A resource from the American Immigration Lawyers
Assocation containing statutes, regulations, select cases,
agency, correspondence and manuals, government liason
minutes, forms and AILA publications. ||
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.)
The American Presidency Project: The American Presidency Project is a free resource providing electronic access to presidential documents.
- Global Jurist ||
- The Journals of
Legal Scholarship ||
- Journal of Tort Law ||
- Review of Law &
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 IntelliConnect: CCH’s research platform providing access to several of CCH’s libraries, reporters, guides, and manuals including 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. ||
Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements: Put out by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the ABA, this tells you what you need to do to get admitted to various U.S. jurisdictions. Put out by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the ABA, this tells you what you need to do to get admitted tio various U.S. jurisdictions. Free resource.
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.)
Congress.gov: The Library of Congress's web page with information on Congress and the doings of Congress. Page contains links to the Library's main page and the Copyright Office. This page is the successor to Thomas.
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.
CQ Online Databases:
Death Penalty Worldwide: A free web resource containing information about the death penalty in various countries, death penalty crimes, decisions by various human rights organizations, and other death penalty related information (hosted by Cornell University Law School)
Digital Public Library of America: A free web resource containing scans of items from the collections of numerous American libraries including U.S. government publications provided by the Government Printing Office and Texas government documents (EX: Texas Register) provided by the University of North Texas.
FDsys: U.S. Government Printing Office’s electronic access to federal publications.(Used to be GPO Access) (Accessible via Internet)
FRASER: FRASER is a mixed subject and institutional repository that preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents collected and provided by the St. Louis Federal Reserve.
Hansard: Records of the debates of the U.K. Parliment.(Accessible via Internet)
American Bar Association Journals ||Remote Access
Code of Federal Regulations ||Remote Access
Federal Register Library ||Remote Access
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals ||Remote Access
Spinelli's Law Librarian Reference ||Remote Access
United States Code ||Remote Access
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) || Remote Access
United States Federal Legislative History Library || United States Statues at Large || Remote Access
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) ||Remote Access
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.) ||
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. ||
JSTOR: An archive of various journal articles. NOTE: Recent journal articles may not yet be available. Currently no remote access.
Legal Forms: A complete listing of
state specific legal downloadable forms from Bankruptcy to
Wills. (Password required for remote login. Please consult the library staff for additional information.) ||
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.)
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.
NatLaw World: 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
O’Connor’s Online: Online access to a collection of practice-related Texas materials used by practicing attorneys all across the state. Access limited to current students and faculty. You will have to register the first time you visit the site. NOTE: You will need your official TSU email address to register and to verify your account. NOTE: Logins are case-sensitive; the part after the @ sign must be in lower case. NOTE: Once you have created your account, you should be able to access this from home without using our remote access protocols.
Oxford Journals:Oxford Journals publishes 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. TMSL only subscribes to some of these journals. Below are some links to specific Oxford titles to which we have access. Oxford Journals also offers a number of other open access titles. For more information on the open access journals, see: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/en/oxford-open/index.html ||Remote Access
- International Journal of Refugee Law (from 1999 - 2013 only) ||Remote Access
- Oxford Journal of Legal Studies ||Remote Access
- Journal of Law and the Biosciences (Open Access)
- Journal of Legal Analysis (Open Access)
ProDoc:Document management software. Only accessible via Law School network computers.)
Reginfo.gov:A page from the Executive Office of the President that offers data about federal regulation, including the Unified Agenda. (Accessible via Internet).
Regulations.gov:A federal government web page for viewing and commenting on proposed regulations. (Accessible via Internet).
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.
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. This site offers good browsing and search functionality, but articles are also included in Lexis. Accessing older articles may require using Lexis. ||Remote Access
Texshare DatabasesA 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)