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Database Descriptions

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.

Bloomberg Law

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.

BNA Databases

Available from within the Law College Building; remote access available to Law College users only. Sign up for BNA’s e-mail alerting services.

CALI

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.

CCH Tax Research Network (via IntelliConnect)

Comprehensive federal and state tax research service. 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. Note: MSU Main Library also subscribes to this CCH database.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

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.

English Reports

Contains the entire contents of the 176 volume set of the "English reports", a list of the Kings and Queens of England and a consolidation table of cases. Covers 1220-1865. The database is available campus-wide.

First Search

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.

Hein-On-Line

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.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retro

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.

Intellectual Property Watch (IP-Watch)

"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.

IntelliConnect

Research portal providing access to numerous tax and arbitration resources. For further description of contents, see CCH Tax Research Network or KluwerArbitration.com.

International Commentary on Evidence

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.

International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL)

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.

KluwerArbitration.com

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.

LexisNexis

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.

LexisNexis Academic

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.

LLMC

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.

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1920

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.

The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1920

“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.

Michigan Lawyers Weekly

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

NetLibrary

10,000+ eBooks, including 400+ law and political theory titles, available in part through a grant from the Michigan State Bar Foundation; law students, faculty and staff may search and view eBooks from a networked computer at any time; to "borrow" eBooks for remote viewing periods of up to eight hours please create an account from a networked computer; public terminals within the Library provide viewing but not borrowing privileges.

U.N. Online Document Service (ODS)

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

Oxford University Press Journals

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.

Pacer

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.

Penny Hill Press

Free web index of Congressional Research Service Reports describing current legislative issues as well as legislative history. Law students, faculty and staff may contact the Law Reference Desk, reference@law.msu.edu to obtain copies of the full-text documents via the law school's subscription.

ProQuest Congressional

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.

RIA's Checkpoint

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

SmartCILP

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.

Social Science Research Network

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.

StatUSA

This website is a service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and includes U.S. business, economic and trade information and statistics. Available from within the Law Library at the public internet terminals; librarians must enter login and password.

Treaties and International Agreements Online (TIAO, formerly TIARA) (via Oceana Online)

U.S. treaties & international agreements, 1783-date (index & documents), plus 1500+ bilateral tax treaties where U.S. is not a party. The database is available campus-wide, and remote access via proxy server is possible. The license includes the public terminals within the Law Library. Follow link to “Connect via IP Access”.

United Nations Treaty Collection

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

Westlaw

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.

WorldTradeLaw

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.


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