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Law databases

Akron Law Digital
Akron Law Digital provides 24/7 electronic access to numerous titles published by Lexis. Sign in with your University email address. Akron Law Digital contains many Lexis study aids, including the Questions and Answers and Understanding Series. These ebook study aids can be downloaded, highlighted and annotated by the user. There are also primary and secondary sources published by Lexis, including many Ohio treatises, and large treatises such as Nimmer on Copyright and Page on the Law of Wills.

Bloomberg Law
Provides comprehensive access to up-to-date legal content as well as daily business news and market information.  Includes a legal citator, cases, statutes, news, commentary and analysis, federal docket searching, and transactional information. For further information see the Legal Research Databases Guide. [UA Law users only.]

CALI (Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction)
CALI Lessons are web-based tutorials on a variety of legal subjects. Currently there are over 950 lessons in over 35 law school subjects.  Click here for information about the CALI authorization code for UA Law students. [UA Law users only, requires registration and password.]

Casemaker is the Ohio State Bar Association’s online legal research service.  This service provides access to state and federal case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes, and attorney general opinions.  For further information see the Legal Research Databases Guide. [Available to law students who are members of the Ohio State Bar Association.  Law student membership in the Ohio State Bar Association is free.] CasemakerX is a free version for students and faculty.

Cheetah (f.k.a. IntelliConnect (CCH))
Offers wide-ranging access to federal and state primary law, reporters, treatises, commentary, news and analysis.  Practice areas include federal and state tax law, business, finance and corporate law, intellectual property, health and human resources, labor and employment. [UA users only.]

Ebscohost Legal Collection
The full text of over 250 law reviews in English. [UA users only.]
[This resource is made available by the University Libraries]

Eighteenth Century Collections Online
The Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a comprehensive digital collection of nearly 140,000 English-language titles covering all subjects published between 1701 and 1800 in the United Kingdom and North America, including foreign-language titles printed in the UK. It includes titles covering the development of law in the British Empire between 1701 and 1800. [UA users only.]
[This resource is made available by the University Libraries]

Foreign Law Guide
The Foreign Law Guide (FLG) covers over 190 foreign jurisdictions and offers information on sources of foreign law, including bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations, and selected references to secondary sources. [McDowell Building only.]

Hannah Capitol Connection
Provides access to Ohio legislative and governmental information service, including bill tracking, the full text of bills, the administrative code and revised code, committee rosters, legislator information, and government-related news from the Hannah News Service.  Also known as Ohio Capitol Connection or Hannah Online. [UA users only.]

Online searchable, legal research collection includes Law Journal Library of U.S. and foreign titles providing comprehensive coverage, Congressional Record bound volumes, U.S. Reports, state statutes and session laws, legal classics, world famous trials, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, U.S. Treaties, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and various, specialized collections [UA users only.]

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
HeinOnline’s Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is a subject index to articles and book reviews in selected foreign law journals and collected essays, from 1985 to the present.  Includes browsable digital versions of print index editions from 1960-1984 [UA users only.]

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective
A retrospective database indexing over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic are also covered.  [UA Users only.]

Legal Scholarship Network

Open access collection of law-related scholarly research papers. [Open access.]

Index to selected articles published in major legal periodicals from 1980 to the present, including law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international law journals.  Includes some full-text articles as well as law-related articles published in business and general interest periodicals. [UA users only.]

Full-text database containing legal resources, including cases, statutes, regulations, secondary sources, news, and periodicals. For further information see the Legal Research Databases Guide.  [UA Law users only, requires registration and password.]

LexisNexis Courtroom Cast
This resource has three components:  AudioCaseFiles, Video and Training.  AudioCaseFiles consists of downloadable MP3 files of edited judicial opinions, organized by casebook.  The opinions are edited by LexisNexis Courtroom Cast staff and may not exactly match the edited version of the case in your casebook.   Included with each MP3 is the full-text of the edited opinion, a brief fact summary, and the rule of law.  The Video component offers an online library of courtroom videos with thousands of hours of trials, hearings and oral arguments.  The Training component consists of three training libraries that employ multimedia to provide instruction in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, and the rules of evidence.  [UA Law users only, requires registration and password.]

LLMC Digital
Retrospective digital collection of primary and secondary legal materials including federal and state official case reporters, U.S. Statutes at Large, and decisions of some federal agencies.  Includes legal source materials from the U.K. and former Common law countries.  [UA users only.]

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926
Searchable retrospective digital collection featuring access to some 22,000 Anglo-American legal treatises, case books, pamphlets, speeches, letters, and other works, dating from 1800-1926. [UA users only.]

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926
This digital collection contains approximately 1,350 works, including colonial records, constitutional conventions and compilations, city charters, law dictionaries, and state codes.  The sources are full-text searchable or can be browsed by author or title.  Advanced search features include searching by jurisdiction, publication type, language, date, and illustration. [UA users only.]

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is comprised of thousands of books and pamphlets. It is an archive of trial documents and unofficially published accounts of important trials in the U.S., Britain, and France dating from 1600 to 1926.  It covers commercial law, constitutional law, dueling, elections, impeachment, international law, land, libel, military offenses, murder, torts, treason, and wills, among many other subjects. [UA users only.]

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs, 1832-1978
This collection contains records and briefs brought before the United States Supreme Court between 1832 and 1978.  Included are transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, and supplements.  It contains nearly 11 million pages from over 75,000 cases brought before the Court. [UA users only.]

Oxford Scholarship Online

Offers access to thousands of academic monographs in 20 subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law. [UA users only.]
[This resource is made available by the University Libraries]

NOTE: This resource is now available as part of the Bloomberg Law database listed above. [UA Law users only, requires registration and password.]

ProQuest Congressional
Provides access to Congressional hearings, committee reports, witness testimony, and other Congressional publications. Content also includes the Congressional Record and its predecessors, documents from the Congressional Research Service, information about current and historic members of Congress, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, political news sources, and social media. Coverage begins with 1789. [UA users only.]

ProQuest Legislative Insight
Complete legislative history information for many federal laws.  This resource contains legislative history information from 1789 to current. (Coverage between 1789 – 1929 is selective.)  [UA users only.]

Proquest Regulatory Insight 

Find "regulation histories" - compilations of Federal Register notices, proposed rules, and rules representing the complete rulemaking process associated with specific Public Laws and Executive Orders. Also search regulations back to 1789. [UA users only.]

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight
Contains U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs from 1975 to current. Contains materials for cases argued before the Supreme Court only. Includes docket, petition for writ of certiorari, briefs, oral argument transcript, opinion. More info

University of Akron School of Law on IdeaExchange@UAkron
IdeaExchange@UAkron is the institutional repository for the University of Akron. The School of Law uses the institutional repository to showcase the Center for Constitutional Law, the scholarly work of the School of Law faculty, and the content of the Akron Law Review. [Open access.]

University of Akron School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
A collection of the scholarly work of the faculty of the University of Akron School of Law. [Open access.]

West Academic Study Aids
24/7 access to more than 470 study aids in ebook format.  Includes Gilbert Law Summaries, Sum and Substance titles, Black Letter Outlines and High Court Case Summaries.  University of Akron users do not need to create an account to access, but may want to create an account to save your highlights and notes, save favorites and see your recently viewed titles.  [UA users only.]

Full-text database containing legal resources, including cases, statutes, regulations, secondary sources, news, and periodicals. For further information see the Legal Research Databases Guide. [UA Law users only, requires registration and password.]

Westlaw China
Includes documents in Chinese, as well as English translations. Contains comprehensive laws, regulations, cases and carefully selected model contracts and legal journals. Also has current awareness and a legal glossary. [Law building only ]

Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library – Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library contains study aids in Ebook form, including Emanuel Law Outlines, Examples and Explanations, Glannon Guides, Emanuel Crunchtime, Academic Success, Casenote Legal Briefs, Inside Series, Friedman’s Series and Jumpstart Series.    Sign in with your “Library Card Number”, which is your UANet ID.  If you do not have numbers in your UANet ID, you will be emailed your "library card number". Contact the library with questions about your library card number.  
VIDEO: Instructions for Wolters Kluwer Study Aids  [UA Law users only.] JAWs and Wolters Kluwer Instructions.

Additional databases provided by the University Libraries and OhioLINK

University E-Journals
Search e-journals by title, partial title, subject, or ISSN. [Some resources available to the School of Law community will not display in this listing.]

OhioLINK Databases
Search OhioLINK databases by subject, type or name.

OhioLINK Electronic Book Center
The OhioLINK Electronic Book Center (EBC) contains more than 50,000 e-book titles, covering numerous subjects, and includes scholarly monographs, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference works. Most e-books are permanently owned by OhioLINK.

OhioLINK Electronic Journal CenterThe OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC) contains millions of full-text articles in 10,000 journals from large publishers to small presses. 

For faculty members

Subscriptions restricted to law faculty
Logon to Sharepoint using your UAnet ID and Password, then select "Electronic Subscriptions" from the list of resources.

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