Legal Databases

A wide array of legal research databases are available to WVU Law students, faculty, and staff. Most databases below can be accessed automatically when connected to the law school wireless. For off-campus use, please refer to the  Remote Access page.

Bloomberg Law

A database providing comprehensive legal content, 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.

BNA Premier

A database providing access to electronic news and information, reporting on developments in health care, business, labor relations, law, economics, taxation, environmental protection, safety, and other public policy and regulatory issues.

Electronic Databases Online

Various databases organized by subject and alphabetically by title allow access for faculty, staff, and students of West Virginia University. Off-campus access requires your WVU Login username and password.

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.

Environmental Law Reporter

ELR provides access to information on environmental, toxic torts, natural resources, and land use. For off-campus access (available to WVU faculty, students and staff), visit the Law Library TWEN page or contact a Reference Librarian for a password.

Fastcase

A fully nationwide system, with access to West Virginia cases back to 1864. It also includes the U.S. Supreme Court back to 1 U.S. 1 (1754), federal circuit courts back to 1 F.2d 1 (1924), federal district courts back to 1 F.Supp. 1 (1914), federal bankruptcy courts back to 1 B.R. 1 (1979), and the law of all states at least back to 1950 (some states as far back as the 1700s). Fastcase partners with 18 state bars and dozens of local bars, specialty bars, and library associations to make access to the law smarter, easier, and more accessible. For off-campus access (available to WVU faculty, students and staff), visit the Law Library TWEN page or contact a Reference Librarian for a password.

Foreign Law Guide

The Foreign Law Guide provides access to current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of the world. This work endeavors to provide the relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations whenever possible, indications of currentness of the legal materials listed, and, finally, selected references to secondary sources in English. Access is limited to College of Law computers in the Law Center.

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, U.S. Supreme Court Library—just to name a few. 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. HeinOnline is now available campus-wide. For off-campus access (available to WVU faculty, students and staff), visit the Law Library TWEN page or contact a Reference Librarian for a password.

Heiros Gamos – International Law

The international law portal of Heiros Gamos provides links and general information on U.S. international law and international treaties. Also included is information on organizations, publications, and articles relating to international law.

IntelliConnect

This database provides access to the following products: Securities; Exchanges and SROs; Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; International Business; Banking; Antitrust and Trade Regulation; Products Liability and Safety; Government Contracts; Intellectual Property, Computer and Internet Law; Federal Energy Guidelines; and Transportation Law. Click here for OFF CAMPUS ACCESS to IntelliConnect. For off-campus access (available to WVU faculty, students and staff), visit the Law Library TWEN page or contact a Reference Librarian for a password.

Law 360

Law360 is touted as a premier legal news source that provides daily coverage on the entire spectrum of practice areas.

LawMemo

A labor and employment law database that provides appellate law updates on a daily basis. College of Law faculty and students can sign up for database access and reporters via the link above.

LexisNexis

An online legal research system that is limited to the faculty, staff, and students of the West Virginia University College of Law. A password is required for access. Browse through the Directory of Online Services.

LLMC

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

LoisLaw

An alternative online legal research system that is limited to the faculty, staff, and students of the West Virginia University College of Law. A password is required for access. Contact a Reference Librarian for more information.

National Consumer Law Center

The NCLC Publications Search Engine provides access to a wide range of legal content on consumer law. Access is currently limited to on-campus at the College of Law.

Practical Law Company

A database providing access to model drafting documents, step-by-step checklists, comprehensive overviews of practice areas, and updates on the latest legal and market developments.

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. For off-campus access (available to WVU faculty, students and staff), visit the Law Library TWEN page or contact a Reference Librarian for a password.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

Access to statistical information produced by US Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. LNSI brings together a massive collection of statistical data in a single easy-to-use search interface, with additional features such as descriptive abstracts, detailed indexing, full-text PDFs of source documents and tables, and downloadable spreadsheets containing table data. Off-campus requires your WVU Login username and password.

RIA Checkpoint

A comprehensive tax database. For off-campus access (available to WVU Law students faculty and staff) you must first register for an account from a Law Library computer.

Westlaw

An online legal research system that is limited to the faculty, staff, and students of the West Virginia University College of Law. A password is required for access.

World Trade Law

The online source for World Trade Law, which includes Dispute Settlement Commentaries that provide summaries, analyses of WTO reports, and arbitrations; search pages for GATT/WTO cases, legal texts, and dispute settlement commentaries and documents;a WTO Case Law Index; and tables and statistics for WTO Dispute Settlements. Access is currently limited to on-campus at the College of Law.

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