Databases

Expand your legal research options with online sources provided by the William M. Rains Library. These services are available to LLS faculty, students, and staff. For information about off-campus access, scroll down to the bottom of the table.

*In the event the proxy server goes down, authenticating for off-site access will not be possible, however, if on-campus, you can access these databases directly using the links from the On-Campus Database List page.

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AccessUN Official Records, masthead documents, draft resolutions, meeting records, UN Sales Publications, and the UN Treaty Series citations
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Art Law & Cultural Property A comprehensive online research tool to help navigate the rapidly increasing and diverse body of legislation and case law concerning the acquisition, authenticity, export, and ownership of art objects.
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AudioCaseFiles MP3 files of Judicial opinions with full text of the opinion, a brief fact summary and the rule of law
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Bloomberg BNA 100+ newsletters and reports
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Bloomberg BNA Corporate Law Resource Center In-depth analysis and practical guidance from expert legal practitioners in the series portfolios, plus the latest news in the weekly
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Bloomberg BNA Health Law Resource Center In-depth legal analysis of the most important issues affecting the health care industry
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Bloomberg BNA Intellectual Property Law Resource Center Resources on patent, trademark, copyright, and other areas of intellectual property law. Includes cases, statutes, regulations, analytical materials, and more
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Bloomberg BNA Labor & Employment Law Resource Center Complete resource for cases, guidance and news in: fair employment practices; individual employment rights; Americans with Disabilities; wages and hours; labor-management relations; collective bargaining; and labor arbitration
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Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting Center Expert analysis, news & commentary, primary sources, cases/decisions, and practice tools
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Bloomberg Law Case law, dockets, secondary sources, news, companies and people
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Brill Online Books and Journals Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brills publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
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Cambridge Journals Online Over one hundred journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities
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CCH IntelliConnect Primary and secondary materials relating to domestic and global securities, banking, trade regulation, government contracts, telecom, information technology, federal energy guidelines, transportation law, and products liability and safety
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Courtroom Cast Video Online courtroom video repository with thousands of hours of trials, hearings, and oral arguments from civil cases
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Current Index to Legal Periodicals A weekly current index to legal periodicals available as an HTML file, in MS Word, or as a PDF
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De Gruyter Journals High quality peer-reviewed journals, on a variety of topics, that offer cutting edge research quickly
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DeGruyter Law eBooks Law eBooks package
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Directory of Open Access Journals Quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Aims to cover all subjects and languages
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EBSCOhost Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text More than 300,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Full text for more than 200 titles
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EBSCOhost EJS 8000+ journals across multiple disciplines
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EBSCOhost Research Databases Humanities, Social Science, and General Science databases including full-text from Business News, Education, History, Legal, and Psychology publications.
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Emerald Insight Journals covering the major management disciplines including strategy, leadership, information management, marketing and human resource management.
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Encyclopedia of Human Rights Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history
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Fastcase Primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. Includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. Also provides access to a newspaper archive, legal forms, and a one-stop PACER search of federal filings through content partners.
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Foreign Law Guide Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World
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Hein Online The world’s largest image-based legal research collection with more than 100 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format. Comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 1,800 law and law-related periodicals.
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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals 550+ law reviews & legal periodicals, US & worldwide; international and comparative
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Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Cites articles from the most important legal periodicals and law books: access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more
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Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective 750+ legal periodicals published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand
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International Courts of General Jurisdiction Comprehensive coverage of decisions from the most important and general international courts
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International Criminal Law Decisions from a range of international criminal courts and tribunals.
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International Encyclopaedia of Laws 25 distinct reference works; information and insight into both national and international legal frameworks
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International Human Rights Law International decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts
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International Law in Domestic Courts Expert English translations of case law from over 65 jurisdictions.
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Justis Justis is a full text online legal library of UK, Irish and EU case law dating back to 1163 and legislation from 1235
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KluwerArbitration.com World's leading online resource for international arbitration research
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Law Journal Press Online Online version of Law Journal Press print treatises.
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Legal Information Reference Center More than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.
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Legal Resource Index (LegalTrac) 1,300+ English-language law reviews, legal newspapers & bar journals
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LexisNexis Cases, codes, legislation, secondary sources, legal and business news, public records
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LexisNexis® Courtroom Cast Audio files of edited judicial opinions, along with full text of the edited opinion, a brief fact summary, and the rule of law. Courtroom video of thousands of hours of trials, hearings, and oral arguments.
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LLMC Digital Court opinions from the US Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit & Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
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Making of Modern Law (MoML I): TREATISES 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law
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Making of Modern Law (MoML III): TRIALS The world's most comprehensive full-text collection of Anglo-American trials.
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Making of Modern Law (MoML IV): PRIMARY SOURCES I Early state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.
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Making of Modern Law (MoML V): PRIMARY SOURCES II Early state codes, city charters, documents relating to constitutional conventions, and other resources in American legal history.
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Mango Languages More than 40 foreign language courses and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Comprehensive work covering the central and essential topics in international law.
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NatLaw World * NatLaw World is a one of a kind legal on-line database containing a collection of laws, regulations, case law, and secondary source materials for 25 countries in the Americas. The Database is updated daily and arranged in over 25 topical areas related to trade and investment.
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Nolo The nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
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OnLAW Access to more than 130 of CEB's California practice guides. Expert step-by-step guidance, legal analysis and forms needed to practice law in California
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Oxford Constitutions of the World Fully-translated English-language versions of all the world's constitutions (both national and sub-national), accompanied by individual commentaries, supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws.
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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History Provides both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems. Covers legal history from ancient to modern times.
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Oxford Scholarship Online - LAW Over 3,000 carefully-selected Oxford books. Full-text access to the Law module. Abstract and keyword access in all other subjects.
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Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law Coverage in growing areas of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more.
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ProQuest® Congressional Hearings, Bills, Committee Reports and Prints, Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register and Public Laws
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ProQuest® Legislative Insight Legislative Histories include Public Law text, enacted and related bills, Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and documents; committee prints, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications.
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RIA Checkpoint Tax Library Tax Court cases, Internal Revenue Code & regulations, tax treaties, administrative materials, tax journals, U.S. Tax Reporter & Federal Tax Coordinator
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Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 153,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers; Electronic Paper Collection containing over 121,500 downloadable full text documents in PDF format.
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Tax Analysts Web Services Tax Notes Tax Notes Today Federal Research Library
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TradeLawGuide All jurisprudence and procedural documents from World Trade Organization (WTO)
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Treaties and International Agreements Online 15,000 treaties and international agreements
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United Nations Treaty Collection Multilateral, bilateral, and recently deposited multilateral treaties
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United States Congressional Serial Set Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
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United States Supreme Court Records and Briefs (MoML II) Records and Briefs of the United States Supreme Court
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v|Lex Case law, legislation, books & magazines, forms & contracts, news and other legal content from over 140 countries
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Westlaw Laws, statutes, regulations, court decisions, KeyCite, AmJur, ALR, and law reviews
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WorldTradeLaw.net Summary and analysis of reports and arbitrations; dispute settlement tables and statistics
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For off-campus access:

  1. If a database is marked with as asterisk, you must call the reference desk, at 213-736-1177, to obtain the password.
  2. Log in to your My Library Record. Or click on a database link, and if you're off-campus, you will automatically be re-routed through the proxy link to log in. You will only be required to login once using your First Name Last Name, and 7-digit ID number, located on your ID card, in the barcode box. After initial login you'll be authenticated for off-campus access.

Many more databases, indexes, and other research tools covering a wide variety of topics are available via LMU's Hannon Library. LMU licensed databases are only accessible on-campus to LLS students.  LLS faculty and staff can access LMU databases off-site using their LLS Login at the MyLMU login prompt.

Law School faculty, students, and staff may also use LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law. For more information, see Computer Lab.