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ABA Law Library Collection (HeinOnline)
A library of 98 journals, magazines and practice-oriented newsletters published by the American Bar Association and its member sections. The ABA Law Library Collection includes many online publications of ABA Member Sections not found in HeinOnline’s American Bar Association Journals library, along with more recent issues of journals found in the ABA Journals Library. In most cases, the Law Library Collection includes the current volume plus two years.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles
Academic Search Premier (via CUA University Libraries)
This database provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals.
American Law Institute Library (HeinOnline)
HeinOnline's ALI Library includes publications of the American Law Institute: reports and proceedings, the UCC, model laws and codes, Principles of the Law and Restatements of the Law (including restatement drafts), plus the ALI Reporter, and ALI-ABA publications. NB: Because of licensing restrictions, online archives of the Principles and the Restatements may not be up-to-date and may not contain the most recent editions.
Bar Journals (HeinOnline)
HeinOnline’s Bar Journals library contains more than 10 journals and newsletters fr state and local Bar Associations. Publications of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association and Federal Bar Association are also included. For publications of ABA sections, see also the ABA Law Library Collection on HeinOnline.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles
Bloomberg BNA Premier
BNA Premier provides full-text access to news and information on a wide variety of topics including health law, intellectual property, environmental law, family law, labor and employment law, and other public policy and regulatory issues. CUA-CLS faculty and students may sign up for email alerts and summaries.
Categories: Topical Legal Research
Bloomberg Law
Comprehensive legal database which includes access to an array of Bloomberg BNA, PLI and ABA publications, docket searching, and a variety of other primary and secondary resources. Available to law school community only. Individual registration required.
Categories: Topical Legal Research
CCH Intelliconnect
Online version of numerous CCH loose-leaf services, such as the Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Federal Securities Law Reporter, Blue Sky Law Reporter, Trade Regulation Reporter, Federal Banking Law Reporter, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Reporter, Standard Federal Tax Reporter, EEOC Manual, Labor Arbitration Awards, Copyright Law Reporter, and others.
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Categories: Topical Legal Research
Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
The Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Library of Lessons is a collection of over 675 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 33 legal education subject areas. They are interactive tutorials written by law faculty to supplement traditional law school instruction. Individual online registration is required.
Constitutions of the World (Oxford)
Oxford Constitutions of the World includes English translations of the constitutions of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies, along with extensive expert commentary. Also offers access to the current constitutions of the United States, each of the 50 states and the 15 US territories. Formerly: Constitutions of the countries of the world.
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Categories: Foreign & International Law
Environmental Law Reporter
Environmental Law Reporter: News & Analysis – an environmental law and policy research site, with an archive of news articles and analysis from 1972 to present. It also contains extensive links to state and federal cases, statutes and regulations. A detailed subject matter index is provided to locate materials, along with an option for basic and advanced keyword searching.
Categories: Topical Legal Research, Law Review & Journal Articles
Federal Legislative History Library (HeinOnline)
This database has two components. The first is the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories Database and is derived from the looseleaf publication Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories: A Bibliography of Government Documents, Periodical Articles, and Books by Nancy P. Johnson, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Georgia State University College of Law. All compilations for major laws are included in the database with the following exceptions: appropriations measures; ceremonial matters; laws that extend the life of an agency or authority; and laws that affect small numbers of persons or specific regions of the country. The sources for these compilations include congressional documents, legal periodicals, treatises and looseleaf services. The second component is the Legislative History Title Collection. This is a collection of full-text legislative histories on some of the most important and historically significant legislation of our time. In addition to major complete legislative histories this collection includes texts related to legislative histories. A legislative history is the collection of documents that are produced in Congress during the enactment of a law.
Categories: Government Resources
Foreign Law Guide (Reynolds & Flores)
The goal of Foreign Law Guide is to provide sources of English translations of full text legislation. Although that remains a primary goal, the editors have expanded their efforts to include translations in other languages, typically those considered on an international level to be “accessible languages,” such as French, German, Spanish, Italian, etc. This work provides essential information on primary and secondary sources of foreign law—what it is, where to find it, and how to use it. It contains information on more than 170 jurisdictions from major nations to crown colonies, semi-independent states and supra-national regional organizations. The work is comprehensive in content and global in scope and contains exhaustive links within the work and to many URLs on the world level.
Categories: Foreign & International Law
A searchable digital library containing full-text collections of legal journals, texts, cases, statutes, regulations, agency decisions, Congressional documents, legislative histories and treaties, covering U.S. federal and state, U.K, Canada and international law. Majors subsets include: U.S. Code, Statutes at Large, Congressional Record, CFR, Federal Register, state statutes and reports (historical), state session laws (current), Attorney General's opinions, and selected CRS reports and Congressional hearings. Links to citations via Fastcase are also included. All content is in original page-image (PDF) format.
Categories: Directories & Indexes, Law Review & Journal Articles, Topical Legal Research, Government Resources, Foreign & International Law
HeinOnline Law Journal Library
Contains the full content of more than 1,530 law and law-related periodicals in PDF format. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Search by citation, article title, author, or keyword.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (1985-present)
Topical access to approximately 470 international and comparative legal periodicals and 26 collections of essays. Coverage begins in 1985.
Categories: Directories & Indexes, Foreign & International Law, Law Review & Journal Articles
Index to Legal Periodicals (1986-present)
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books is a bibliographic database that cites articles from over 1,000 legal periodicals and indexes law books. Periodical coverage includes law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications. Index to Legal Periodicals & Books covers all areas of jurisprudence, including recent court decisions, new legislation, and original scholarship.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Directories & Indexes
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1908-present)
Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective offers historical coverage of law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Directories & Indexes
International Business Transactions (Kluwer Law Online)
A searchable PDF version of this major resource for international business law. Over fifty chapters are included, each addressing a different type of business agreement. Expert commentary is provided, along with a large collection of sample forms for download. Transactions discussed include licensing agreements, construction contracts, distribution agreements, secured lending, joint ventures, letters of credit and arbitration agreements.
Categories: Foreign & International Law
International Encyclopaedia of Laws (Kluwer Law Online)
A searchable PDF version of this major treatise on comparative law. It provides a country-by-country analysis of the law in a number of different subject areas, including contracts, intellectual property, constitutional, criminal and corporations law. For many jurisdictions, the full text of statutes and other primary source material is appended.
Categories: Foreign & International Law
Jessup Moot Court Compendium - HeinOnline
Through special arrangement with the International Law Students Association (ILSA), the Jessup collection in HeinOnline provides access to all of the top moot court competitions since 1960. In addition, several publications of ILSA are also available.
Journal Finder
Alphabetical list of online journals found in Lexis, Westlaw, HeinOnline, and JSTOR.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles
JSTOR (via CUA University Libraries)
JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources.
Law Commons (bepress)
Law Commons is a subset of bepress’s Digital Commons Network, a worldwide repository of open access scholarship. The Law Commons contains over 240,000 works in more than 100 subject categories, including “peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.” There is no charge for browsing, searching or downloading. Content from Scholarship at CUA Law is also included in the Law Commons.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Topical Legal Research
Law Memo
Law Memo services include a database of appellate decisions on labor and employment law, employee benefits and ERISA, and a choice of three topical email alerts: Employment Law Memo (ELM), NLRB Law Memo, and Arbitration Law Memo (ALM). Available to Columbus School of Law Community only. Individual registration is required.
Categories: Topical Legal Research
Law Review Commons
The Law Review Commons brings together a growing collection of law reviews and legal journals in an easily browsable and searchable format. It contains both current issues and archival content spanning over 100 years. All Law Review Commons publications are made freely available online through their institutions’ bepress Digital Commons repositories.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles
Leadership Library
Leadership Library is a unique directory of the institutional leadership of the United States, updated daily. Covers 400,000 individuals at 40,000 leading U.S. government, business, professional, and nonprofit organizations. Users can browse and search and export information. Integrates the contents of 14 Yellow Book directories: Congressional, Federal, State, Municipal, Federal Regional, Judicial, Corporate, Financial, News Media, Associations, Law Firms, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives and Nonprofit Sector.
Categories: Directories & Indexes
Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN)
LSN is part of the Social Science Research Network, or SSRN, a worldwide repository of abstracts and full-text academic research in progress and working papers. While the majority of LSN content is made up of pre-publication articles and works in progress, it also includes some final, published works. Searching and browsing LSN, and access to most of its content, is free. Some features require you to create a free account. In addition, LSN publishes subject matter e-journals -- email alerts with abstracts of newly added content-- and Law School Research Series, including one for Columbus School of Law. Subscribing to some e-journals is free, while others require a paid subscription. Trial subscriptions are also available.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Topical Legal Research
Legal Treatises, 1800-1920 (Making of Modern Law)
Full-text searchable collection of 21,000 British and American legal treatises from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The 10 million+ pages available in this database are viewable as PDF images. Content was originally published in the microfilm sets “Nineteenth-Century Legal Treatises” and “Twentieth-Century Legal Treatises.”
Gale 19th Century and 20th Century legal treatises microfiche collections
Categories: Topical Legal Research
LegalTrac / Legal Resource Index (1980-present)
Provides cumulative indexing of approximately 875 legal publications. Also includes law related articles from more than 1,000 additional business and general interest periodicals. Coverage begins in 1980.
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Also available in Westlaw as Legal Resource Index.
Categories: Directories & Indexes, Law Review & Journal Articles
Lexis Advance
Comprehensive database of legal and non-legal resources. Comprehensive database of legal and non-legal resources.
Categories: Topical Legal Research
LexisNexis Academic
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles, Topical Legal Research
Electronic database of historical legal materials containing case reporters, statutes of the U.S. and selected foreign nations, U.S. government documents, and many other legal materials. A rich source for legal history researchers.
LLMC Digital
Categories: Government Resources
NCLC Digital Library
National Consumer Law Center's digital library contains full-text versions of 20+ treatises from the Consumer Credit and Sales Legal Practice Series, organized into four subsets: Consumer Litigation, Credit & Banking, Debtor Rights, and Deception & Warranties. The library also features a quick reference index and a pleadings locator. The treatises now incorporate pleadings, forms and supplements. Sections are downloadable as pdf. Updates are now issued online, replacing annual paper supplements.
ProQuest Congressional
Offers indexing & abstracts and full-text of U.S. Congressional documents. Indexing begins with the 1st Congress. Full text coverage as follows: Bills from 1989; Hearings from 1980-2010 (some more recent documents also available); United States Serials Set from 1789; the Congressional Record from 1985; Public Laws from 1987. For more information, see Content Coverage Chart
Note: As of August 2015, ProQuest Congressional is temporarily only available on campus.
Categories: Government Resources
ProQuest Databases
Law students have access to more than 30 additional Proquest databases through the Mullen Library. These include newspapers, dissertations and theses, and journal collections: ABI/Inform and Proquest Research Library.
Categories: Directories & Indexes
ProQuest Digital Newspapers
ProQuest Digital Microfilm – a great source for high-resolution original article images from major newspapers. At present, the collection includes the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and National Law Journal. Coverage is from 2008 to present, with a three month delay. There is no search function for content, but articles can be located by date and title of publication.
Categories: Law Review & Journal Articles
Religion Case Reporter (temporarily unavailable)
This database provides access to reported cases concerning religion (Jan. 1998 - Present). Access is also provided to more than 2000 indexed topics and subtopics, and over 1,500 federal and state statutes.
Categories: Topical Legal Research
Shepard's Citations (On campus only)
A component of LexisNexis Academic, this service enables researchers to check the history and treatment of cases, statutes, regulations and other legal instruments. Please note that this is not a part of LexisNexis Law School.
Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 (Making of Modern Law)
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is comprised primarily of holdings of the Harvard and Yale law libraries. The Harvard collection contains a vast number of popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery, and other scandalous crimes. The overall archive comprising more than 10,000 titles and almost two million pages also contains unique documents from the Library of the Bar of the City of New York. It includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs, and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.
Categories: Government Resources
Taxation and Economic Reform in America (TERA) Legislative histories (1781-2009) - HeinOnline
The Taxation & Economic Reform in American database includes the complete Carlton Fox collection, which contains nearly 48 years of historical legislation related to the internal revenue laws. It also includes more than 25 other legislative histories related to U.S. economic reform and stimulus plans. With its rich archive of law review articles, HeinOnline connects the legislation to key law review articles, allowing you to not only read and follow the laws, but also to fully understand how they have had an impact on the economy.
Legislative histories (1781-2009) from HeinOnline
Categories: Government Resources
TWEN (The West Education Network)
TWEN provides course management support for legal education. It allows students and faculty to share information and communicate more effectively. This service is available only to Westlaw subscribers.
UN Treaty Collection (United Nations)
Collection includes: Status of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary General (MTDSG), UN Treaty Series, Certified True Copies of Treaties, and Depositary Notifications. Photographs of Treaty Signature ceremonies are included in the MTDSG portion of the site, as are Titles of Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General in the UN Official Languages. Note: This site works best with Internet Explorer.
Tags: treaties
Categories: Foreign & International Law
United Nations Law Collection (including UN Treaty Series, 1946-current) - HeinOnline
This database adds a selection of major yearbooks, official records, and series in scanned format for the United Nations historically and also includes material from currently published titles. It is searchable and will be further expanded in future releases. Sample titles include the complete documentary “Legislative History” of the United Nations Conference on International Organization held in San Francisco from April 25 to June 26, 1945 and the UNCITRAL Yearbook, and many more. Part of HeinOnline.
Tags: treaties
Categories: Foreign & International Law
United States Treaties & Agreements (HeinOnline)
The Treaties and Agreements Library on HeinOnline includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet officially published. This is the world's largest and most complete online collection of U.S. treaties and agreements and includes such prominent collections as the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements set (commonly referred to as the "Blue set"), as well as famous sets from Bevans, Miller, Malloy and others.
Tags: treaties
Categories: Foreign & International Law
Westlaw, one of the largest legal databases, is available only to subscribers. Westlaw’s scope is vast and includes domestic, foreign, and international law.
Categories: Topical Legal Research
World Constitutions Illustrated (HeinOnline)
A collection of current and historical texts of constitutions of various countries, translated into English, along with related books and journal articles.
Categories: Foreign & International Law
WorldCat (OCLC)
This catalog of library collections from around the world is one of the largest bibliographic databases in existence. Note: The most current information about whether the Law Library has a book or resource is found in the Law Library Catalog.
Categories: Directories & Indexes

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