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The Law Library offers a variety of online resources to assist faculty and students with their research.
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The Law Library is pleased to recommend a variety of online resources to assist faculty and students with their research.  Due to licensing restrictions, some resources are limited to the UCLA Law School community and are available only to users on the Law School Network.  These resources are indicated with the lock icon after the title.  Some resources require you to access the material from computers within the Law Library (these resources are indicated by the note: "Law Library Only"). All other resources are licensed for use by the UCLA community.

Visit the Database Access Guide for detailed access instructions to the resources listed below, including information about home access.


A-Z List of Resources

Click on Blue Letters below to jump to that section of the alphabet:

A | B | C | D | E | FG | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

"A" Resources

  • Academic Search Complete
    Provides full text access to thousands of journal articles in the social sciences and humanities dating back to 1856.
  • ALM Legal Intelligence  Icon
    Provides access to current and historical law firm surveys. Law School use only.
  • Audiocasefiles
    See "Courtroom View Network"

"B" Resources

  • Bar Journals on HeinOnline
    Provides full text access to bar journals from all fifty states.
  • bepress Legal Repository
    Working papers published by the Berkeley Electronic Press.
  • Bloomberg BNA  Icon
    Database of legal news, company profiles, case law, legal treatises, and docket information. Current UCLA Law Students may obtain a password at
  • BNA  Icon
    The Law Library subscribes to the BNA Law School Premier package.
  • Books in Print
    Provides detailed information on forthcoming, currently published, and out-of-print books around the world.
  • Broadcast NewsScape (UCLA Library)
    Digital news archive of American and international television news programs from 2005 to the present.
  • Business Source Complete
    Comprehensive business articles database containing over 5,000 scholarly journals and trade publications.

"C" Resources

  • CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction)  Icon
    The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction offers online tutorials on legal research, legal writing, all substantive topic covered in this guide and more. Most lessons are an hour or less. To get a student authorization code to set up a CALI account, email
  • California Ballot Propositions
    Links to UC Hastings' California Ballot Measures Database, California Propositions Database, and California Initiatives Database.
  • CCH IntelliConnect (see Intelliconnect)
  • CEB OnLaw  Icon
    OnLaw is a web-based research tool containing the full text of over 80 CEB publications. The link directs you to our OnLaw Instructions & Titles page. Please note: OnLaw will be unavailable March 8-10, 2014 due to scheduled maintenance of the database.
  • ChinaLawInfo (ask at the Law Library Reference Desk for password)
    ChinaLawInfo offers both Chinese and English translations of Chinese laws and regulations, judicial cases, tax treaties, government issued law gazettes, legal news, and policy (white) papers. The database also incorporates the monthly legal periodical “China Law,” the Law Yearbook of China, and the English edition of the Peking University Law Review.
  • Congressional Record via Heinonline
    Provides access to full text pdf images of the Congressional Record, the Congressional Globe, and the Annals of Congress.
  • Congressional Universe
    See "ProQuest Congressional"
  • Courtroom View Network/LexisNexisCourtroomCast  Icon
    Provides audio recordings of cases in popular casebooks as well as video clips of trials. Law students may sign up for an account using their law school email.
  • CQ Supreme Court Collection
    Provides historical analysis of Supreme Ct. decisions, bios of justices, institutional history & the U.S. Constitution. Offers quantitative analysis of the Justices’ voting patterns. Provides full text & analysis of constitutions from over 100 countries.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts  Icon
    Criminal Justice Abstracts contains hundreds of in-depth abstracts of current books, book chapters, journal articles, government reports, and dissertations published worldwide. Criminal Justice Abstracts also offers extensive coverage of new books from scholarly and commercial publishers and valuable reports from public and private agencies in many nations.

"D" Resources

"E" Resources

"F" Resources

  • Factiva
    Factiva, a "mega" news & business information service, covers nearly 9,000 sources from 152 countries in 22 languages. Factiva also provides stock performance data, company-to-industry comparative reports, market index reports & business press releases.
  • First Research Industry Reports
    Provides in-depth profiles for more tha 900 U.S. industries.
  • Foreign Law Guide   Icon
    Online version of Reynolds and Flores' Current Sources of Codes and Legislation. Provides information on codes and legal publications in jurisdictions around the world.

"G" Resources

"H" Resources

"I" Resources

"J" Resources

    Full-text back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, and other fields. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and ends about two to five years before the most recently published volume.

"L" Resources

  • Law 360  Icon
    News service for lawyers covering litigation developments, major lawsuits, court decisions, class action developments and large law firm transactions.
  • Law Journal Press  Icon
    Full text access to Law Journal Press treatises on the topics of finance, banking, securities and business law.
  • LawMemo  Icon
    A labor and employment case law database. Law students may sign up to receive Employment Law Memo, NLRB Law Memo and Arbitration Law Memo via email.
  • Legal Information Reference Center (Nolo Press e-books)
    Provides online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books and contains more than 310 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
  • Legal Source
    Index to over 870 full text journals and 300 law reviews. Includes the Index to Legal Periodicals.
  • Legaltrac   Icon
    Index to law journal articles (mostly citations, with a few full text articles) 1980 - present.
  • Legislative Insight (see ProQuest Legislative Insight)
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Full-text legal, news, reference, and business sources. Legal Research section contains United States federal and state case law and codes, as well as law reviews and legal news.
  • LLMC Digital
    Provides access to full text United States federal material and Canadian materials with an emphasis on archived older documents. Also provides access to some military law materials.
  • Loislaw
    Provides the full text of selected Aspen legal treatises.
  • Los Angeles Times through ProQuest: Historical (1881-1989)
  • Los Angeles Times through ProQuest: Recent (1985 - )

"M" Resources

"N" Resources

"O" Resources

  • OnLaw (CEB)   Icon
    OnLaw is a web-based research tool containing the full text of over 80 CEB publications. The link directs you to our OnLaw Instructions & Titles page.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History  Icon
    The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History provides both historical & contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems. An international & interdisciplinary reference work, the Encyclopedia covers legal history from ancient to modern times.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Provides online access to hundreds of scholarly legal books.

"P" Resources

  • Practical Law Company  Icon
    Provides overviews of several practice areas, model documents, checklists and practice tips.
  • Practicing Law Institute on Bloomberg  Icon
    Provides the full text of over 100 different PLI treatises in a variety of practice areas.
  • ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional)
    Provides access to federal legislative history information from 1789, including committee prints, documents, reports, hearings, and CRS Reports. Dates of coverage for each type of document varies.
  • ProQuest Legislative Insight
    Provides the full text of federal legislative histories from 1789 to the present. Includes bills, hearings, debates, reports, and presidential statements.
  • ProQuest Newspapers
    Includes Alt-PressWatch, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. Also includes the following historical newspapers: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and several others.

"R" Resources

  • Rand California
    An online source for California and United States statistics.
  • RIA Checkpoint 
    Collection of full-text primary and secondary tax research materials. Contains tax documents and secondary analysis for the areas of federal, state and local, estate planning, pensions and benefits, international and payroll taxation.
  • Roper Center
    Database of polling data.

"S" Resources

  • Serial Set
    See "United States Congressional Serial Set"
  • Social Science Research Network - SSRN  Icon
    Provides abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming publications. Full text is available to the law school community; registration with a law school email is required.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
    A multidisciplinary databases covering sciences, social sciences and humanities. Allows for cited reference and other citation searching.
  • Springer Electronic Book Package
    Provides the full text of Springer books published from 2005 to the present. Subjects include law, social science and the humanities.
  • Statista
    Portal for business, industry, government, and demographic statistics that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from some 18,000+ public and commerical sources onto a single platform.

"U" Resources

"W" Resources

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