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Legal Databases

Legal research databases are available to WVU Law students, faculty, and staff. Most databases can be accessed automatically when connected to the law school wireless. For off-campus use, databases require either WVU login information or custom usernames/passwords (see below). 

Bloomberg Law

An online research service providing comprehensive legal content and practice-area insights with the addition of Bloomberg BNA and search and alert tools that are seamlessly integrated with Bloomberg’s world-class news and market and company information. 


Touted as “A modern link to legal history,” HeinOnline contains multiple library collections, such as the Law Journal Library, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register Library, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, and U.S. Supreme Court Library. Most of these libraries contain information from the inception of a legal resource, some dating back to the early 1200s. All images in HeinOnline represent the exact page image of the original materials, and multiple searching capabilities greatly enhance research. provides full access to 19 popular national and regional legal publication all on one website. No account is needed for on campus access.


LawMemo provides current awareness information on employment law. To create an account, follow instructions on the LawMemo account creation page.

Lexis Advance

An online legal research service providing comprehensive access to legal content including primary sources, secondary sources, and the Shepard’s citator. 


LLMC is a non-profit cooperative of libraries dedicated to preserving and making available legal titles and government documents.

ProQuest Congressional

This database provides comprehensive access to U.S. legislative information including House and Senate reports and documents, hearings, committee prints, bills, laws, legislative histories, and more.

ProQuest Legislative Insight

Legislative Insight makes available thoroughly researched compilations of federal legislative histories.

ProQuest Regulatory Insight

Regulatory Insight provides researchers with workflow solutions to facilitate research tasks associated with administrative law. As a companion to Legislative Insight, Regulatory Insight offers U.S. federal administrative law histories beginning in 1936, organized by federal statute and Executive Order.

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

Supreme Court Insight, 1933-to present, is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. Content associated with each case is compiled on a dynamic page organized to facilitate understanding of the judicial process and is also retrievable on a document-by-document basis. Supreme Court Insight is a companion product and offers links from case-specific records to Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight.


An online legal research service providing comprehensive access to legal content including primary sources, secondary sources, and the KeyCite citator. 

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