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Database Description
AILALink Fully searchable immigration law library. Contains primary and secondary legal resources, including the INA, immigration-related sections of the CFR and the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), immigration-related BIA and Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) decisions, official liaison minutes, agency memoranda and correspondence. (3)
Archives Unbound

A new resource of topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support multidisciplinary research:  (3)

  • The Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle
  • Federal Response to Radicalism in the 1960s
  • Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984
  • Holocaust and the Concentration Camp Trials: Prosecution of Nazi War Crimes
  • International Women's Periodicals, 1786-1933: Social and Political Issues
  • The Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement
  • The Republic of New Afrika
Bloomberg Law Provides legal content, dockets, law reviews, and treatises, as well as company/market information and news from Bloomberg News. (6)
CALI Computer Assisted Legal Instruction. Over 400 self-paced tutorials for law school subjects. Must register as a SLU Law student. See Library for password. (6)
CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online. An internet based, full-text resource for journal articles, reports, studies, conference proceedings, complete books and scholarly works in progress for all area of international affairs back to 1991. (3)
Fastcase Fastcase is a collection of federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. (3)
Foreign Law Guide A web version of a loose-leaf service which has links to hundreds of URLs containing reprints or translations of legislation as well as citations to secondary sources featuring commentary and analysis. (3)
HeinOnline Full text, image based collection of legal periodicals usually from inception of publication. Other specialized collections include the Federal Register, the Congressional Record and other Congressional Documents, International Legal Resources, and State Session Laws. (3)
Illinois Institute for Legal Education (IICLE) Online Over 100 Illinois-specific comprehensive practice handbooks designed for Illinois legal professionals. Provides a wide selection of legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. (3)
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals A multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in over 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law. (3)
International Encyclopaedia Of Laws: Intellectual Property Provides detailed country-by-country monographs covering the laws of that country related to intellectual property. (3)
International Encyclopaedia Of Laws: Medical Provides detailed country-by-country monographs covering the laws of that country related to the practice of medicine. (3)
JSTOR Searchable database of journal articles in areas including economics, finance, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology. (3)
Law360 Current awareness service covering legal developments in over 40 topical practice areas. Industry and state sections contain discussions on litigation, legislation and regulation, corporate deals, major personnel moves, and legal industry news and trends. (4)
LawArXiv A free, open access repository for legal scholarship maintained by members of the scholarly legal community. Includes pre-prints, published articles, data sets, and other work products.
Leadership Connect A personnel contact database for government, business, media, and nonprofit organizations. It lists names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, email addresses and biographical data. The database contains content from various Yellowbooks. (5)
Lexis Digital Library An online eBook collection providing access to primary law materials such as Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated as well as practitioner materials such as Evidentiary Foundations, Illinois Jurisprudence, and Illinois Forms of Jury Instructions. eBooks include active links from citation references to statutes, cases, treatises, and other materials. All titles can be browsed, read online, downloaded to a computer or transferred to a variety of devices. (4)
LexisNexis for Law Students (Lexis+) A legal database containing federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, international materials, and a variety of secondary resources including reference materials, law journals, treatises, and newspapers. Lexis Web Courses are available through LexisNexis. (6)
LLMC Digital An extensive collection of over 15,000 digitized titles (>110,000 volumes) covering more than 400 jurisdictions worldwide. The content is overwhelmingly in the public domain, with other sources made available with permission. Includes federal and state materials from the U.S. and provincial materials from Canada. Europe, Africa, and South America are also widely represented. The site’s Indigenous Law Portal provides over 4,000 links to Native American, First Nation and other tribal materials in the Western Hemisphere. (3)
Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1925 Created from the digitization of the Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises microfilm collections, The Making of Modern Law includes a fully searchable database of more than 22,000 British commonwealth and American legal works including casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters and speeches. (3)
Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600-1926 Includes more than 10,000 titles and nearly two million pages of fully searchable content dealing with major trials held in both Great Britain and the U.S. The documents are from the collections of the law libraries of Harvard, Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York. (3)
Making of Modern Law: Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978 A digital collection of more than 350,000 separate documents from over 150,000 Supreme Court cases. Document types include Appellant's Brief; Appellee's Brief; Application for Review; Application for Writ; Brief in Opposition; Brief of Real Party; Intervenor's Brief; Jurisdictional Statement; Letter Brief; Opposition for Review; Oral Transcript; Petition; Petition for Rehearing; Petitioner's Brief; Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Relator's Brief; Supplement to Petition; and Transcript. (3)
National Bureau of Economic Research: Working Papers Economic research focusing on areas including developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and analyzing the effects of public policies. (3)
Nexis Uni Formerly LexisNexis Academic, Nexis Uni provides access to full-text of local, national, and international news sources; business, financial, and company information; legal sources (court cases, statutes, legislation) for both state and federal levels. (3)
Online Study Aids from LexisNexis Online, on-demand access to more than 100 study aid titles covering first year topics as well as those from 2L and 3L years. Includes the popular Q&A series and the Understanding series. Full text searchable eBook versions are available to read online or offline. (3)
Online Study Aids from the Aspen Learning Library Online access to more than 250 study aids and supplements covering first year topics as well as those from 2L and 3L years including case briefs, outlines, overviews and exam prep materials. Find full text searchable versions of Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Law Outlines, and Casenote Legal Briefs. (3)
Online Study Aids from West Academic Access to hundreds of study aids, treatises, and audio lectures to help you succeed in law school. Find Flash Cards, Gilbert Law Summaries, Nutshells, Short & Happy Guides, Sum and Substance Audio, and many more titles here. Create an account to take and save notes and to use the mobile app. (3)
Oxford Handbooks Online: Law A collection of reference resources about law with a focus on aspects of international law. Contains handbooks on comparative constitutional law, corporate law and governance, criminal law, international human rights law, Islamic law, jurisprudence and philosophy of law, the U.S. Constitution, and U.S. health care law. (3)
PLI PLUS Provides complete access to authoritative treatises, course handbooks, answer books, legal forms, and program transcripts from the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). (3)
POLITICO Pro POLITICO Pro offers granular reporting and analysis across 16 policy coverage areas along with tools, trackers, and data to provide key policy intelligence. Pro's newsroom is staffed by 100+ policy-specific reporters with connections across Washington. Coverage areas include Health Care, Employment, Immigration, Tax, Technology, Trade, and more. (3)
PrivCo PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. (3)
ProQuest Congressional U.S. federal bill tracking and legislative history; some full text. (3)
ProQuest Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1942 Provides access to documents produced by Federal government departments, agencies, and commissions spanning the years from our nation's founding through the mid-20th century. These documents touch upon all aspects of U.S. social, political and economic life, as well as major events in U.S. history, and provide points of comparison between the U.S. and selected foreign countries. (3)
ProQuest Regulatory Insight Includes regulatory histories associated with public laws, executive orders, and departments and agencies. In addition, infographics and other features facilitate teaching and learning about administrative law. (3)
ProQuest Legislative Insight Legislative Insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. (3)
ProQuest Supreme Court Insight An online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases. Includes dockets, petitions for writ of certiorari, petitioner and respondent briefs, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Transcripts of oral arguments dating back to 1955 are also included. (3)
PubMed Provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). More than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books can be found in PubMed. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites. (3)
RAVEL An online legal resource with citator, search, and analytics using text and visualization to display the results. (5)
SLU LAW Faculty Legal Studies Research Paper Series Collection of SLU School of Law faculty scholarship.
SSRN (Social Science Research Network) Contains research related to law, economics, and business in 61 different subject areas. Provides access to submitted abstracts and full text papers from scholars around the world. (3)
Tax Notes Tax laws, regulations, journals, legal analysis and daily news. Includes Tax Analysts. Contact a Reference Librarian at for assistance in creating an account. (6)
Thomson Reuters Checkpoint - Tax & Accounting Library Formerly RIA Tax Research Database, this is a full-text database of federal, state, and some international tax materials. Includes many secondary research sources for tax, accounting, audit, corporate finance and international trade. Contains direct links to sources like the AICPA, IFRS, GAAP, SEC, IRS, GASB, FASB, and COSO. (3)
U.S. Congressional Serial Set U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1994) with American State Papers (1789-1838). Contains all publications included in volumes 1-14,277 of the Congressional Serial Set. Materials are drawn from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and include reports, documents, and journals. For digital access to most of the continuing Serial Set materials after 1994 see the website. (3)
Westlaw for Law Students (Westlaw Precision) A legal database containing federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, international materials, and a variety of secondary resources including reference materials, law journals, treatises, and newspapers. TWEN courses are available through Westlaw. (6)
Westlaw Patron Access Access to federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, KeyCite, and a variety of secondary sources. See a Reference Librarian for access information. (1)
Wolters Kluwer VitalLaw Primary law including statutes, cases, administrative agency materials, and secondary source materials from the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking and Consumer Finance, Government Contracts, Health care, Intellectual Property, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities, and Corporate Law. (3)
WorldCat A combined catalog of the holdings of more than 41,000 libraries. It provides descriptive details about each title and a list of libraries that own each item. (3)
SLU Databases Databases in the social sciences, humanities and sciences available to SLU users.

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(3) Accessible at SLU and off campus
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