Legal Resources


A web-based legal news site based at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The site provides real-time access to difficult to find primary source materials. (Free Resource)


Introduction to Basic Legal Citation
Guide produced by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell University Law School. (Free Resource)


GPO Access: Executive Branch Resources
Provides access to full-text executive publications such as the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register. (Free Resource)

GPO Access: Legislative Branch Resources
Includes legislative documents such as U.S. Congressional reports, bills, and statutes and the U.S. Code. (Free Resource)

Includes law review articles, agency decisions, regulations, and legal classics.

Knowledge Mosaic
Contains federal securities industry news, research, and guidance. Includes agency investigations and enforcement actions.

Access to full-text law review articles and law journal articles published since 1980.

LexisNexis Academic
Includes federal and state court opinions, state and federal statutes, codes and regulations, and law review articles.

National Center for State Courts
Independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of justice. Includes Court Statistics Project and other publications. (Free Resource)

Public Library of Law (PLoL)
Brings together a virtual library of case law, statutes and regulatory information in one searchable database. Includes free access to selected state and federal cases. Free registration is required for case la

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Contains working papers on a variety of subject areas including legal scholarship.


Access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications.

Constitution Finder (University of Richmond)
This database provides constitutions, charters, and amendments in English and native languages for the nations of the world. (Free Resource)

Database of international treaties and conventions, web sites and other research tools. (Free Resource)

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
Official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. (Free Resource)

HeinOnline World Constitutions Illustrated
Access to contemporary and historical constitutions of the world. Each country's current constitution is translated into English.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
An index to legal articles and book reviews from all jurisdictions other than the United States, the U.K., Canada, and Australia.

World Legal Information Institute
Free access to databases and legal links. (Free Resource)

Digital Archives

Making of Modern Law- Treatises
Works from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on British Commonwealth and American law, with 14,900 titles from the nineteenth century and 7,100 titles from the years 1900 to 1926.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970
Digital images of cases, statutes and regulations from 1763-1970 that have shaped American legal history. The digital archive includes early state codes, municipal codes and city charters.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926
Contains digital images of cases, statutes and regulations that have shaped American legal history from 1620-1926

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926
Contains digital images of books and pamphlets, official and unofficial trial documents and materials, legal transcripts, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations from the early seventeenth century to 1926.

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs 1832-1978
U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978, contains many briefs from John Marshall, through the first 10 years of the court’s 15th justice, Warren.

Research Guides

Research A Topic
Research guides produced by the Harvard Law School Library. (Free Resource)