The Law Library makes available to the Law School community a number of legal research databases. Additionally, all of the electronic resources available through the University Libraries are available for law school use as well. The University Libraries maintain a complete list of their databases.
Access individual resources by subject heading or through the alphabetical list of resources that follows.
- Resources only available to UT-Austin Law School students, faculty, and staff.
- Resources available to all members of the UT-Austin community, including Law School students, faculty, and staff.
- Resources available to the general public.
Some databases otherwise restricted to the Law School or the UT-Austin community may be available to patrons who use on-site computers within the Library.
Comprehensive knowledgebase of expert-written analytical accounting, auditing, governmental, internal controls, and SEC information, as well as primary source data. Available modules include Accounting Standards, SEC Practice, Auditing, and Internal Controls.
A full-text database of the newspapers, magazines, and journals from alternative and independent presses. This interdisciplinary resource provides a valuable source of viewpoints and perspectives to complement and challenge mainstream media coverage.
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
The American Founding Era Collection brings together original digital works with digital editions of the papers of major figures of the early republic. These digital editions present all material from the previously published volumes, including editorial annotations and transcriptions of hundreds of thousands of documents, in a fully searchable and interoperable online environment. Among the collections currently available are:
- The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
- The Adams Papers
- The Papers of Alexander Hamilton
- The Papers of Thomas Jefferson
- The Papers of James Madison
Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
The Avalon Project at Yale Law School has electronic copies of significant legal, economic, and historical documents from 4000 BCE through the present.
Links to PDF versions of over 40 local and regional business journals, including Austin Business Journal.
A comprehensive source for news and analysis on a wide range of legal topics, including criminal law, employment and labor law, legal ethics, intellectual property, and trade and commerce. Most resources also link to relevant laws, regulations, cases, and other materials. A listing of resources by title and topic is available.
Bloomberg Law integrates legal content, company and market information, and proprietary news. Special practice centers offered currently include bankruptcy, corporate / M&A, intellectual property, litigation, and securities law. If you would like access, please contact Matt Steinke.
Provides access to academic and trade journals, books and monographs, country and industry profiles, and market reports.
CALI provides more than 900 interactive lessons and tutorials to help students learn the law. An authorization code is required to create an account (UT Law affiliation required to view).
CCH Intelliconnect contains primary and secondary resources on taxation, accounting and audit, consumer financial services, financial and estate planning, and federal and state labor law, including full text of many CCH loose-leaf services, such as Standard Federal Income Tax Reporter, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Reporter, and Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter. Personalized logins allow for the customization of resources and current awareness services.
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. CIAO publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.
Provides indexing and some full text of articles, reviews, encyclopedias, and handbooks in the area of communication and mass media. This service also provides indices for National Communication Association journals.
The latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for more than 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
This institutional repository platform, hosted by bepress, provides open access to articles and scholarly works in a variety of fields, including law. There are over 100 law reviews that currently archive and publish articles through their law school's Digital Commons Network repository. Current awareness features include the ability to view and follow individual authors, institutions, and publications.
The Digital National Security Archive includes more than 94,000 indexed, declassified documents grouped into 38 collections. Each collection was compiled by scholars and experts to cover critial events and U.S. policy decisions from WWII through the early 21st Century. Collections cover such topics as the National Security Agency, U.S. policy responses to terrorism from the late 1960s, U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, Presidential directives on national security from the Truman administration through George W. Bush, the Iran-Contra Affair, and the Cuban Missle Crisis.
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Key areas covered include federal legislation and regulations, international and U.S. climate policy issues, and global energy resources and markets. E&E Publishing produces five online news services: Environment & Energy Daily, tracking federal environmental legislation and policy, ClimateWire, focusing on domestic and international climate policy, EnergyWire, providing broad coverage on business, environmental, and political issues related to the energy industry, Greenwire, covering all major energy and environmental actions, and E&ENews PM, a late-afternoon roundup of all major policy news and developments from around the world.
eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary)
Full-text scholarly, reference and professional eBooks (electronic books) from leading university, academic and professional publishers. Ebooks may be viewed online or "checked out." To check out a title, you must create an account.
Legal Collection offers full text for nearly 250 law journals. The majority of titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
EBSCOhost offers a number of subject-specific research databases. The above link takes you to a listing of those databases, and allows you to select one or more databases within which to conduct a search.
Provides subject indexing and abstracts to journals, books, dissertations and working papers in economics.
Includes important treatises and other materials from the 18th century, including American and British law-related materials.
Over 700,000 citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.
Ethnic NewsWatch is an interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Designed to provide the "other side of the story," ENW titles offer additional viewpoints from those proffered by the mainstream press. Coverage begins in 1990.
A global information resource, providing full-text access to top national and international newspapers, newswires, business journals, market research reports, analysts reports and web sites.
Provides free online access to official Federal Government publications. Replaces GPO Access as the U.S. Government Printing Office's official system of record. FDsys contains almost 50 collections from all three branches of the U.S. Government.
A guide to legislation and English translations of codes, laws and other relevant material from jurisdictions around the world. Provides information on sources of foreign law, including citations to legislation and the existence of English translations, both official and unoffical. Also provides selected references to secondary sources in English.
A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. Fully searchable across all files.
Provides citations, abstracts, and some full text of academic and non-academic articles in gender studies.
Global Regulation is a topic based, cross jurisdictional, multi source database of indexed case studies in the field of regulation from academic, industry, NGO, and non-profit organization sources. These case studies examine, compare, and contrast regulations and policy in various jurisdictions. The database is keyword searchable and results are filtered by industry, fields, and subfields.
Searches full-text books digitized by the Google Books Partnership Project and the Google Books Library Project.
Searches scholarly articles from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, and university presses.
A collection of legal periodicals, government documents, historical monographs, and other collections related to law. The collection includes over 1,200 legal periodicals and begins with the first issue of each journal.
Contains citations and abstracts of literature from countries other than the United States and Canada on political, diplomatic, economic, social, cultural and intellectual history.
A searchable, full-text version of the United Kingdom's House of Commons Sessional Papers, including bills (drafts of legislation), House papers (documents resulting from the work of the House and its committees), and Command Papers (government papers presented 'by Command of Her Majesty' to the House conveying information or decisions). Coverage extends from 1715, with supplementary materials back to 1688, to the present. This collection includes parliamentary debates (Hansard) through the 2003/04 session and the House Journals through 1834.
Maintained by the University of Minnesota, this resource provides access to over 65,000 documents, including major human rights treaties and international instruments, United Nations documents, research guides on specific human rights topics, and resources for researching conditions in particular countries and regions of the world. Also includes links to human rights resources on more than 4,000 other websites.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) articles, publications, and standards.
Provides access to local government publications for 500 select cities in the United States and Canada.
Produced by the American Association of Law Libraries, the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) covers 500 legal journals published worldwide in multiple languages. IFLP provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of non-common law jurisdictions. Also includes are individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften, Mélanges and congress reports. Coverage begins with 1960.
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (H.W. Wilson & Co.)
Provides abstracts and citations and, in some cases, full text, of articles from 891 legal periodicals (Aug. 1981-present) and English-language books published in 1993 or later. See also LegalTrac.
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Retrospective: 1908-1981 (H.W. Wilson & Co.)
A retrospective database that indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Content is also drawn from 38 printed compendia, which provides access to approximately 540,000 records. Coverage also includes annual surveys of laws by jurisdiction; annual surveys of federal court cases; yearbooks and annual institutes.
Provides coverage of law-related articles published in English-language periodicals not indexed by other legal journal indexes. Coverage begins with 1958 and ends in 2007.
Produced by Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, this searchable database covers all known investment treaty cases up to May 2010. Cases may be searched by policy area and the treaty involved, as well as by case name, respondent state, and arbitrator. Links to the texts of specific awards in some cases are available.
Invest Arbitration Reporter (IAReporter) provides news and analysis related to internaional arbitration between foreign investors and sovereign governments. Used widley by lawyers, government agents, and scholars, it provides timely and investigative reporting on legal and policy developments impacting investment treaty arbitration.
Collection of online journals, books, and primary sources on diverse topics such as economics, sociology, and history.
JURIST is a university-based academic gateway to authoritative legal instruction, information, and scholarship online.
A leading online resource for international arbitration research, Kluwer Arbitration contains a wealth of primary and secondary sources, including the full text of bilateral investment treaties, arbitration conventions, national legislation, and ICC cases and awards. Additional content is provided by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and the International Arbitration Institute. NOTE: full-text access to Kluwer Arbitration content requires a CCH Intelliconnect username and password.
Law360 is a subscription service providing legal news and analysis via customized feeds and email alerts across more than 30 practice areas, including Banking, Energy, Environment, Health, IP, Securities, and Texas. Additionally, Law360 Data provides real-time litigation news and tracking for more than 10,000 companies, firms, and industries.
Law.com, published by American Lawyer Media, is a source for information about current litigation, technology for lawyers, and legal practice.
A collaboration between Georgetown University Law Library and the state law libraries of Maryland and Virginia operating as the Chesapeake Project, the Legal Information Archive seeks to archive "born-digital" publications related U.S. government and policy, materials relating to public policy and legal issues in the state of Maryland, and publications issued by Virginia's judicial branch of government.
A series of electronic journals of abstracts -- of working papers as well as articles accepted for publication -- in various areas of law. Searchable, free online archives available. If you would like to subscribe to any of the journals (delivered via e-mail), please contact Jane O'Connell (471-8761, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Use this database to find citations to articles published in all major law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals, and legal newspapers. See also the Index to Legal Periodicals.
An online source of analytic data related to intellectual property litigation launched from Stanford University’s IP Litigation Clearinghouse. Features include daily alert emails and access to data and documents extracted and classified from PACER, US District Court websites, the PTO, and the ITC’s EDIS site. Academic users may register for complimentary access using their institutional university email address.
A resource for State and Federal cases, codes, administrative materials, business resources and a wealth of analytic content such as Matthew Bender titles. This password accessible resource also provides extensive news coverage, public records, and live on-line research assistance.
Focusing on the heavily regulated industries of securities, communications, finance, technology, and energy, Securities Mosaic, formerly known as Knowledge Mosaic, provides the latest industry, agency, federal court, and legislative news, as well as law firm memos from hundreds of leading firms on regulatory issues. Personalized "watchlists" may be set up to track specific topics for new developments.
Provides a full-color and full-page collection of newspapers from around the world. Includes over 1,000 titles from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the United States. A 60-day archive is also available to browse by country, language, and newspaper title, and to search full text of articles, photograph captions, and headlines.
The LLMC Digital resource makes available page images of legal and historical documents and scholarly works. Extensive collections of U.S. federal and state documents, Anglo-American case reporters, legal encyclopedias, and reference materials, and legal materials from several civil law jurisdictions are currently available. Additional materials from a 7,500 title and 90,000 volume microform backfile are being digitized at the rate of 10,000 volumes per year.
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises is a digital online archive of 22,000 legal treatises published in the United States and Great Britain between 1800 and 1926. The fully searchable database provides access to over 10 million individual page images from casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.
The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources is a fully searchable digital archive of 2,800 historical primary sources published between 1620 and 1970 held by the law libraries of Harvard University, Yale University, and the Library of Congress. Primary Sources contains constitutional conventions and compilations (reports, journals, proceedings, and debates, and supplementary documents published by the conventions including, manuals, rules of order, and information for the use of delegates); city charters (the texts of enacted and proposed charters and ordinances in American jurisdictions); law dictionaries; and early U.S. federal, territorial, and state codes.
The Making of Modern Law: Trials is a digital collection of more than 10,000 titles describing courtroom dramas published between 1600 and 1926. The two million pages of searchable content is derived from primary source documents located in the law libraries of Yale University, Harvard University, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York. Included in the collection are unofficially published trial accounts, official trial documents, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations.
MarketLine Advantage (formerly Datamonitor360)
Provides a wide range of business-related information, including SWOT analyses of more than 30,000 companies, national PESTLE analyses for emerging markets, and a wide range of industry profiles. Qualitative and quantitative data are supplemented by business news and opinion. Includes information on financial deals dating back to 1962.
Martindale-Hubbell online is the oldest and most established directory of lawyers practicing in the US. It also includes listings for lawyers practicing in several foreign nations.
A comprehensive work covering the central and essential topics in international law. The encyclopedia represents a new edition of the print Encyclopedia of Public International Law published between 1991 and 2001. Articles are written by legal scholars and practitioners from all over the world.
MetaLib is a federated search engine that allows for the simultaneous searching of thousands of reports, articles, and citations produced by the U.S. federal government. Basic, advanced, and expert searching are available.
NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization, and NBER researchers are the leading scholars in their fields. This searchable resource provides access to NBER Working Papers, articles from issues of the NBER Digest, and a catalog of available and forthcoming books. Specific NBER topical programs and working groups address topics such as as Law and Economics, Economics of National Security, and Market Microstructures.
The New York Times archive includes all articles published since the paper's first issue in 1851. The database has full-text and -image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article, and every issue in PDF format. In addition to news stories, it also includes editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, photos, and advertisements.
Newspaper Source provides selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts, and selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Online catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
The online library for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
This resource covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International covers 1972 to present; PAIS Archive includes the content from printed volumes published 1915-1976.
A collection of primary-source, full-text humanities databases whose titles comprise the complete works of individual authors.
Online maps of general interest.
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields.
Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Discover PLUS provides comprehensive access to PLI content published since 2008, including treatises, answer books, course handbooks, and exclusive access to seminar transcripts. Topical areas include corporate and securities law, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate. Individual chapters are available as downloadable PDFs, while forms, templates, and sample documents from across PLI's library can be individually retrieved and edited.
Free access to law school students, faculty and staff to model documents with drafting and negotiating tips, step-by-step checklists, and updates on the latest legal and market developments. Practice areas covered include corporate and securities, employee benefits and executive compensation, finance, and labor and employment. Sign up through the Practical Law website. Student users must provide their law school (the address ending with "utexas.edu") email address and graduation year. Professors and faculty submit name, law school email and title. Contact Matt Steinke with any questions.
Provides many features useful when compiling a federal legislative history, including finding aides, bill-tracking, indexing services, and selective full-text for numerous congressional and related publications. Full-text coverage includes published congressional hearings (1824-2013), unpublished congressional hearings (1824-latest available), committee prints (1830-current), the Congressional Record (1789-1997), CRS Reports (1916-current), and Executive Orders and Proclamations (1789-current).
Contains legislative histories and links to the related full-text Congressional documents of more than 18,000 federal laws enacted since 1929. The fully searchable PDFs include full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous publications that provide background information related to the making of the law.
Provides abstracts and some full texts of international articles in the professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines.
This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Full-text and bibliographic information for topics in science, technology, and medicine.
The electronic version of Science, with additional online-only features.
The Scientific American archive includes all articles published since 1948. The database has full-text and -image articles with digital reproductions of every page, every article, and every issue in PDF format. In addition to technical information on historic inventions and patents, it also includes editorials, letters to the editor, photos, and advertisements relating to innovations in science and industry.
This premier database provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of social work.
Provides citations and abstracts to articles, books, and conferences covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences.
The world's most extensive and complete archive of television news from major US national broadcast networks.
Continuing legal education courses and course materials from the State Bar of Texas. Instructions for accessing CLE materials.
Tax and financial research source for authoritative analysis on tax, financial accounting law. Provides access to publications from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Accounting Standards Board, as well as large number of treatises and news titles from other publishers.
Provides access to the current status of the Multilateral Treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, the United Nations Treaty Series (full text of UN treaties), and recently deposited multilateral treaties.
The serial set includes reports, documents, and journals of the US senate and house of representatives. Upon completion the resource will provide access to materials dated from 1817 to 1980; currently, the resource covers 1817-1841.
Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs from over 150,000 cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this resource provides full-text search capabilities to more than 350,000 documents, including appellant's and appellee's briefs, oral transcripts, and petitions for writ of certiorari.
Provides web access to Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index. Covers more than 8,400 journals.
An password-accessible legal research service providing access to statutes, case law materials, public records, and other legal resources, along with current news articles and business information. A very large number of secondary legal materials are available along with KeyCite citation checking and research assistance. A personal ID is required.
Westlaw Public Access
Westlaw Public Access, a comprehensive legal research database, is available for use by UT students and members of the public. Please inquire at the Library reference desk.
Provides access to the OCLC WorldCat database, including the holdings of the Tarlton Law Library and the University of Texas Libraries, through a single search box. Easy to navigate search results allow for refinements to be made based on a resource's format, language, and date of publication. Users affiliated with the Law School can request holds on materials held by the Law Library or can place interlibrary loan requests.