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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. To create an account, follow instructions on the Remote Access page.

Cheetah

A database providing access to Wolters Kluwers content. Cheetah provides access to legal content on such topics as bankruptcy, corporate law, labor and employment law, health law, and insurance law. To create an account for off-campus access, follow instructions on the Remote Access page.

Environment and Energy Publishing

Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E’s five daily online publications are considered “must-reads” by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. To create an account for off-campus access, follow instructions on the Remote Access page.

HeinOnline

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.

Law.com

Law.com provides full access to 19 popular national and regional legal publication all on one website. No account is needed for on campus access.

Lexis Advance

An online legal research service providing comprehensive access to legal content including primary sources, secondary sources, and the Shepard’s citator. To create an account, follow instructions on the Remote Access page.

LLMC-Digital

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.

RIA Checkpoint

A specialized database of authoritative U.S. tax information. To create an account for off-campus access, follow instructions on the Remote Access page.

Westlaw

An online legal research service providing comprehensive access to legal content including primary sources, secondary sources, and the KeyCite citator. To create an account, follow instructions on the Remote Access page.

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