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    Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only
  • Database available to users of the IU Law School only
    Database available to users of the IU Law School only
  • Database requires a password. Please contact a Reference Librarian
    Database requires a password. Please contact a Reference Librarian
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Research Tools

Online Resources

The resources listed on this page are the top 20 most frequently used by law students and faculty. However, there are many more resources available by clicking on the links to the right. For a comprehensive list of all resources, select ‘Just the Links’ and view the resources either alphabetically or by category. For descriptions of the resources, view the ‘Resource by Description’ links. As not all resources are available to all users, please look at the Access Key to determine what access restrictions there are (if any) for a particular resource.

Frequently Used

Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database containing full text from nearly 3,200 scholarly publications. Coverage includes the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

Bloomberg Law
Bloomberg law is a mega-database containing primary legal materials (cases, statutes, and regulations), court docket information and documents, secondary legal materials, news, and business information.
Database requires a password. Please contact a Reference Librarian

BNA Premier
Over 100 subject specific reporters, some with additional commentary, on a wide range of legal topics. Law students, faculty, and staff can sign up for email updates as to specific resources.
Database available to users of the IU Law School only

CCH All
Provides access to a wealth of content from CCH.  Includes the federal and state tax libraries, additional business material, as well as health and human resources material.
Database available to users of the IU Law School only

Google Scholar
This is a special version of Google's index to scholarly content on the web that connects to full-text resources available to IU users.  (Includes HeinOnline and JSTOR content.)  Requires sign-on for off-campus use.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

HeinOnline
Provides full-text access to a large collection of legal periodicals and The Federal Register. 
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (H.W. Wilson)
Index to law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and some government publications, from August, 1981 to date.
Database available to users of the IU Law School only

IUCAT
Online catalog for Indiana University Libraries.
Public Database

JSTOR
Contains full text of many scholarly journals, largely in the fields of ecology, economics, education, finance, history, mathematics, political science, and population studies.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

LegalTrac
Index and abstract service for over 800 legal periodicals since 1980, some available in full-text. [Back up link, for on-campus use only]
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

Lexis
Mega-database containing cases, statutes, regulations, constitutions, forms, treatises, law reviews, leading newspapers and magazines, reference items, and international content.
Database requires a password. Please contact a Reference Librarian

LexisNexis Academic (for general use)
This resource has much of the same content as regular LexisNexis, but is available to all IUB students and those that come to the Law Library.  It is a mega-database that contains cases, statutes, regulations, constitutions, law reviews, and leading newspapers and magazines.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

ABI/Inform Complete (ProQuest)
Index and abstract service with some full text, for criminal justice publications as well as business and general news publications.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

ProQuest Congressional
A comprehensive resource for U.S. Congressional publications providing indexing, abstracts, and full text (PDFs and html) for legislative documents from 1789 forward.  Documents include committee reports, House and Senate documents, committee prints, bills, hearings, Public Laws, Statutes at Large, the Congressional Record, and more.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only

SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
Pre-print service and institutional archives of academic journal articles.
Public Database

Congress.gov
Library of Congress website about the United States Congress containing the full-text of Congressional publications (bills, hearings, reports, debates, and statutes). It also contains committee information and information on the legislative process.
Public Database

Westlaw
Mega-database containing cases, statutes, regulations, constitutions, forms, treatises, law reviews, leading newspapers and magazines, reference items, and international content.
Database requires a password. Please contact a Reference Librarian

WorldCat
Catalog of more than 100 million records from libraries around the world.
Database available to users on IU Bloomington Campus only