MSU College of Law

Law Library Databases

Berkeley Electronic Press Journals--Global Jurist

Global Jurist journals are accessible from within the Law College Building. Law faculty and students may also gain access by virtue of an individual account. Please contact the Law Reference Desk, reference@law.msu.edu for information about creating an individual account.

Comprehensive legal research service; licensed for law students, faculty and staff; a password provides both law building and remote access. If you have a password question, please contact the Law College Computer Lab at complab@law.msu.edu.

Available from within the Law College Building; remote access available to Law College users only.

Computer-based tutorials in over 20 different legal subject areas; licenses for law students, faculty and staff; a password provides both law building and remote access. If you have a password question, please contact the Law College Computer Lab at complab@law.msu.edu.

The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more." Remote access available to Law College users only; license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

An aggregate collection of databases including Business and Industry, Index to Legal Periodicals & Books, PAISIntl (index of public affairs articles and books), WilsonSelectPlus, WorldCat (catalog of library holdings around the nation and abroad); some full-text articles included. Remote access available via proxy server; license includes public terminals within Law Library. Note: MSU Main Library also licenses this database.

This database provides electronic access to pre-1980 law journals, and more. It offers both page images and text files, and includes author and title indexing. Each journal and article has been tagged with its official Bluebook citation. The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

Includes articles published between 1908 and 1981. This retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

A non-profit independent news service, report[ing] on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies." The database is available campus-wide.  The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

International Commentary on Evidence (or "ICE") is an experimental, peer-reviewed journal on evidence law and theory. Its purpose is to promote scholarly communication about the law of evidence without regard to political or academic boundaries.

Online loose-leaf manuals providing comprehensive coverage of selected topical areas of international law. Contents are updated frequently and vary by title, but typically include national and international monographs with some country-by-country overviews; searchable PDF format. These databases are available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library. Note: It is strongly recommended that Internet Explorer be used when accessing these databases; other browsers may experience difficulty.

Description coming soon.

International commercial arbitration research tools and sources, including case law, legislation, rules, commentary and journals.  Note: It is strongly recommended that Internet Explorer be used when accessing this database; other browsers may experience difficulty. Licensed for use by Law College students, faculty and staff; includes the public terminals within the Law Library. Remote access available to Law College users only.

Description coming soon.

Comprehensive legal research service; licensed for law students, faculty and staff; a password provides both law building and remote access. If you have a password question, please contact the Law College Computer Lab at complab@law.msu.edu. Note: MSU Main Library holds a separate Lexis-Nexis license.

This service provides access to over 10,000 news, business and legal resources. Legal resources include major full-text archives of federal and state case law, continuously updated statutes of all 50 states, state and federal regulations and public records from major U.S. states. It also provides access to leading news and business information, including U.S. and international newspapers and newswires. The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library. Note: MSU also holds a separate license for this product.

Online access to the "world's largest collection of legal literature and government documents." The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

Full-text access to historical Anglo-American legal treatises "feature[ing] a fully-searchable database of more than 10 million pages and 21,800 titles (more than 25,000 volumes) - all primary source documents." The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

A collection of content describing the courtroom dramas that rocked society in America, England and the British Empire. The texts give insights into familial relations and gender conventions, and may be the best source available for nineteenth-century divorce and marriage. . . . includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs and arguments reprinted or bound as separate publications; and official, separately published records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.” The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

Available from within the Law Library at the public internet terminals; librarians must enter login and password.

Online access to electronic repository for official documents published by the U.N. Full text, pdf format available. Free access from any internet workstation.

A number of full-text Oxford University Press titles are now accessible from within the Law College Building. Law faculty members may contact the Law Reference Desk, reference@law.msu.edu to obtain a password if remote access is required.

Online access to federal district, circuit and bankruptcy court filings and dockets. Available from within the Law Library at the public internet terminals; librarians must enter login and password.

Federal legislative histories & the U.S. Serial Set. The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library.

Description coming soon.

Comprehensive federal and state tax research service; jointly licensed by law and business schools for MSU campus.

Weekly e-mail service available to Law College faculty members. Service alerts subscriber to recently published law journal articles pursuant to a personal profile of interests created using a registration form. Contact the Law Reference Desk, reference@law.msu.edu, for authorization code.

Contains abstracts of working papers and articles recently accepted for publication; no restrictions on searching database; some full text documents are freely available, other full text documents are available for a fee. An e-mail "electronic journal" subscription providing abstracts according to a profile of interests is available for Law College faculty. Please contact the Law Reference Desk at reference@law.msu.edu for subscription information.

Collection of treaties and international agreements entered into by members of the U.N. from 1946 forward.

Comprehensive legal research service; licensed for law students, faculty and staff; a password provides both law building and remote access. If you have a password problem, please contact the Law College Computer Lab at complab@law.msu.edu.

Site includes some free content, including easy access to WTO dispute settlement legal texts and a full-text search engine for all GATT/WTO dispute settlement reports. In addition, law faculty and students may access the subscription service, Dispute Settlement Commentary, which assists in researching WTO legal issues. License includes public terminals within the Law Library. Available from within the Law College Building; remote access available to Law College users only.

These databases have been licensed by the MSU Law Library for the use of its patrons. This collection supplements the databases licensed by the Main Library (see MSU Electronic Resources for additional Legal Databases). In some cases, members of the public may gain access to these databases from the public Internet terminals in the Law Library. Authorized Law College users may gain access from any Novell-networked computer within the Law College Building or via the proxy server, unless otherwise noted in the description, by using the links above. For information about proxy server access please see this help page.