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.
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.
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
UN: 1991-Present. Index to current and retrospective
United Nations documents and publications. Provides full text and
links to the United Nations website. ||Remote
BePress: Abstracts and full text of
high-quality peer-reviewed journals. The law library subscribes to
four (4) of BePress law journals.. ||Remote
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
BNA Tax: Tax Management's Portfolio Library and
Daily Tax Report. No Remote Access.
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
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
CIS Congressional Universe: Current U.S.
Congressional publications (bills, laws & regulations).||
Constitutions and Countries of the World: Contain
current full text constitutions of 192 countries and provides
Introductory and Comparative Notes that examine recent
amendments and highlights.||Remote
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:
ebrary: A collection of online full text books
in all academic subject areas which allow multiple users
Quick Start Guide
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
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
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
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
Immigration Law Interactive Drafting System
Network (IDS): Over 150 automated Immigration forms from the
various government agencies. (Only accessible via Law School
IndexMaster: Indices and Table of Contents for over
6000 legal treatises. ||Remote
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
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.
Legal Forms: A complete listing of state specific
legal downloadable forms from Bankruptcy to Wills. ||Remote
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.)
Digital:The world's largest collection of legal
literature and government documents in microform. ||Remote
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
Making of Modern Law (All Mods): Digital Archive.
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.
ProDoc: Document management software. (Only
accessible via Law School network computers.)
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.
J. Terry Library Databases: Texas Southern
University’s main campus has an A-Z list of Electronic Databases
available to TSU/TMSL students, faculty, and staff. These
electronic resources are available on campus and from home. To
access the databases from home, click on a database from the
Electronic Databases A-Z list. When you are prompted, enter your
T-number and last name into the specified spaces. Please contact
713-313-7402 or email Ask
a Librarian if you need help accessing any of the
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.
Texas Libraries with Interrogatories: Full analysis
of Texas discovery law with Interrogatories forms for all kinds
of cases. (Accessible via Internet/Username and Password
Required-Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.)
Texshare Databases A collection of 60 electronics
databases on a variety of subjects. (Only Accessible on campus
Treaties and International Agreements: Provides
full-text of more than 12,700 U.S. treaties and international
agreements, including international tax treaties. The database
is updated monthly.||Remote
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.