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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.
  • Bloomberg BNA [off-campus] Access to over 100 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.
  • Checkpoint [off-campus] Database containing tax law resources, including federal, state and local, and international libraries.
  • 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
  • FDsys Website of the U.S. Government Printing Office offering pdf access to numerous federal government documents including Congressional reports and hearings from more recent years.
  • 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
  • Kluwer Arbitration [access from Columbus campus]. Various resources on arbitration law including ebooks, journals, practice tools, and Kluwer's arbitration blog.
  • Kluwer IP Law [access from Columbus campus]. Various resources on intellectual property law including ebooks, practice tools, landmark European cases, and Kluwer's blogs on patent and copyright law.
  • Knowledge Mosaic [access from Columbus campus] News, information, and tools in heavily regulated areas such as securites, telecommunications, and energy law.
  • Leadership Library on the Internet [Drinko Hall only] 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 [off-campus] 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.
  • Thomas.loc.gov Library of Congress website for federal legislative information including recent Congressional bills and bill status. See also Congress.gov, the beta site of Thomas' successor.
  • 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 covering over 600 English-language legal periodicals published in the U.S. and elsewhere, and 2,500 books each year on law-related topics. Coverage begins as early as 1980 for some journals with full-text available for more recent years.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective [off-campus] (1908-1981) Index covering over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
  • 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. Also includes browsable digitizations of print index editions from 1960-1984.
  • 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