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Research Databases, Journals & Periodicals

General Legal | Foreign/International | Interdisciplinary | Newspapers | E-Journal Finders | Journal Indexes | Library Catalogs

General Legal Databases

  • Bloomberg Law [password required] Comprehensive legal and business resources.
  • BNA Premier [off-campus] Access to over 100 BNA publications providing news and analysis on a wide range of legal topics
  • CALI - Student lessons on various legal topics [first time users must create an account - see secure page for password information]
  • CCH IntelliConnect [off-campus] Access to state and federal tax laws, reporters, news, and other related materials. Also covers additional commerce-related topics such as labor and employment, banking, and intellectual property law.
  • Courtroom View Network [sign up with OSU email address] Access to audio case files of court opinions on major legal topics. Also includes courtroom video library of real court cases.
  • CQ Electronic Library [off-campus] Access to six CQ databases including CQ Weekly covering activity in the U.S. Congress
  • ebrary [off-campus] eBooks on a variety of law-related subjects
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online [off-campus] Law subject group includes online versions of 18th century legal treatises, digests, law dictionaries, case summaries
  • Gongwer Ohio News Service [Drinko Hall only] Ohio state government news and information
  • Hein Online [off-campus] - This searchable archive contains law journals, the Federal Register, U.S. Treaties, classic legal treatises, U.S. Reports , and U.S. Attorney General Opinions
  • Homeland Security Digital Library [free on the Web]- Selected U.S. policy documents, presidential directives, and national strategy documents as well as resources from universities, organizations and local and state agencies relating to homeland security
  • Leadership Library on the Internet [Moritz password required] Searchable directories of judges, law firms, corporations and many more types of governmental and other organizations. (Also known as Yellow Books).
  • Legal Scholarship Network (part of SSRN) Open access archive of law-related scholarly research papers
  • Legal Trac [Drinko Hall only] Index of articles in legal periodicals since 1980 including law reviews, legal newspapers, and bar association journals. Includes some full-text.
  • LexisNexis [password required] Comprehensive resource for legal research in primary and secondary sources
  • LexisNexis Academic [off-campus] U.S. Legal section provides access to federal and state cases, statutes, and regulations. Also includes law review articles.
  • LLMC Digital Online [off-campus] A digital collection of primary & secondary legal materials. Includes decisions from some federal agencies and many official case reporters. A growing collection of common law abroad materials includes materials from British Canada and India.
  • Loislaw [password required] Access to federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and secondary sources
  • Making of Modern Law, Legal Treatises 1800-1926 [off-campus] Archive of treatises on U.S. and British law
  • Making of Modern Law, Primary Sources [off-campus] Collection of U.S. historical material dating from 1620-1970 including colonial records, early state, territorial, and municpal codes, city charters, and constitutional convention records
  • Making of Modern Law, Trials, 1620-1926 [off-campus] Archive of trial documents and unofficially published accounts of important trials in British, French, and U.S. history
  • Ohio Capitol Connection [off-campus] Database containing Ohio legislative information and related news articles from Hannah News Service
  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey Free archive containing reports and summaries of trials at London's Old Bailey criminal court, 1674-1913
  • ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional) [off-campus] Resource for federal legislative history research, including access to U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980.
  • RIA Checkpoint [off-campus] Database containing tax law resources
  • U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 [off-campus] Digital archive of select Supreme Court materials.
  • Westlaw [password required] Comprehensive resource for legal research in primary and secondary sources

Foreign and International Law Databases

Interdisciplinary Resources

Newspaper Resources

Electronic Journal Finders

  • Moritz eJournal Finder - Browse or search a list of legal journals that are available in full-text online. (Includes journals in Hein Online, Legal Trac, LexisNexis Academic, LexisNexis Congressional, and the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center.)
  • A-Z eJournals List (Ohio State University Libraries) Browse or search the list of full-text electronic journals available to The Ohio State University community.

Indexes to Periodicals and Books

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts [off-campus] This index covers books, journals, reports (both governmental and non-governmental) on criminology and related fields.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals and Books [off-campus] Index to over 600 legal periodicals published in the U.S. and elsewhere, and 2,500 books each year in banking, constitutional law, criminal law, environmental protection, labor law, landlord/tenant decisions, malpractice suits, multinational corporations, public law and politics, securities and antitrust legislation, tax law, and estate planning.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals [off-campus] This index covers legal periodicals from countries other than the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia beginning in 1985.
  • Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1786-1922) [off-campus] This is the online version of Jones & Chipman's index of legal literature from 1786-1922. It is part of the 19th Century Masterfile database.
  • Legal Trac [Drinko Hall only] Index of articles in legal periodicals since 1980 including law reviews, legal newspapers, and bar association journals. Includes some full-text.

Library Catalogs