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The Law Library subscribes to several online databases that are useful in conducting legal research. Access to some databases is limited to Baylor law students and faculty. Unless otherwise noted below, the databases must be accessed through computers at the law school. For further assistance with these databases, please contact the Reference Librarian at 254.710.4587 or the circulation desk at 254.710.2168.

  • AudioCaseFiles (CVN Law School)
  • This database offers downloadable MP3 files of court opinions as well as streaming trial videos. Coverage includes cases on products liability, commercial law, and mergers and acquisitions. To register for the database, go to the registration link and select "a member" in step one and "school" in step two. Then select Baylor from the list and complete the form. Database users must register with their law school email addresses.
    *Database is accessible off-campus (limited to law school students and faculty).

  • BNA's Law School Professional Information Center
  • This resource contains information services and reports on various legal, regulatory, economic, and international subjects, including bankruptcy law, criminal law, international trade, health law, employment law, labor relations, taxation, and intellectual property.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • CCH IntelliConnect
  • This resource provides access to various CCH publications that cover topics such as bankruptcy, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and tax law.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
  • This site provides online exercises intended to assist law students with their coursework. Lessons cover first-year and advanced topics, including Civil Procedure, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Sales, and International Law. To access CALI, users must create their own CALI accounts. In order to complete the account registration process, please contact the circulation desk to obtain the Law School Authorization Code.
    *Database is accessible off-campus (limited to law school students and faculty).

  • CQ Press Political Reference Suite
  • This database contains articles from the CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Almanac, the Political Handbook of the World, the Supreme Court Yearbook, CQ's Historic Documents Series, and other related publications.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals
  • This database contains indexes for hundreds of recent articles appearing in law reviews, law journals, and other periodicals.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • Foreign Law Guide
  • This database contains foreign law information, including codes and legislation for various countries.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • GlobaLex
  • This website contains a comprehensive collection of legal research guides on international, comparative, and foreign law.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty.

  • Health Affairs
  • Health Affairs is a leading peer-reviewed journal on health policy and research.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty.

  • HeinOnline
  • This database contains PDF images of law journals, bar journals, federal government documents, state session laws, treaties, and other historical legal materials. The HeinOnline Law Journal Library contains full sets of journals dating back to their inception.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • IndexMaster
  • IndexMaster is a compilation of indices and tables of contents of more than 8,000 secondary legal titles from over 65 publishers. Titles in the system include casebooks, treatises, practice guides, and hornbooks.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • Internet Guide for the Legal Researcher, 3d.
  • This database contains legal research reference guides and resources. To access this database, please contact the circulation desk to obtain a user name and password.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • Law Library Microform Consortium
  • The Law Library Microform Consortium contains a digitized collection of historical legislative materials, federal cases, and administrative decisions.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty.

  • LawTRIO
  • LawTRIO is a searchable database of various bibliographic guides, including Legal Looseleafs in Print, Legal Newsletters in Print, and the Directory of Law-Related CD-ROMs.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN)
  • This website is designed to improve the distribution of research, particularly at the prepublication stage. It includes abstracts, working papers, and accepted papers from more than 40 journals covering major areas of law. Users may register by selecting "Subscribe to Networks and Journals." When registering, please enter your personal information and list "Baylor University - Law School" as the organization.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty.

  • LegalTrac
  • LegalTrac is an online index of legal periodicals published since 1980. The articles indexed in LegalTrac are identical to those in Current Law Index, which is shelved on the third floor of the Law Library.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • LexisNexis
  • *Database is accessible off-campus (limited to law school students and faculty).
    *Baylor University faculty and students may access LexisNexis Academic through Baylor University Libraries.

  • LoisLaw
  • This database provides access to federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations. Loislaw additionally contains a library of treatises and bar journals.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600 - 1926
  • This database contains treatises and related materials concerning Roman Law, Islamic Law, Jewish Law, Ancient Law, and international, foreign, and comparative law.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800 - 1926
  • This database provides digital PDF images of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources 1620-1926, 1763-1970
  • This database contains U.S. constitutional conventions and compilations, city charters, state codes, state administrative decisions, law dictionaries, and various published records of the original American Colonies.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • The Making of Modern Law: Trials 1600 - 1926
  • This database is a collection of court transcripts and trial accounts based on the holdings of the law libraries of Harvard, Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
  • This database provides access to companion materials for various manuals published by the NCLC. Topics covered in the materials include bankruptcy, credit discrimination, fair debt collection, and foreclosures.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • Oxford Constitutions of the World
  • This resource provides access to full-text versions of the constitutions of more than 200 countries, and an additional 200 subnational jurisdictions, which have been translated into English.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries

  • ProQuest Congressional
  • This database contains the full text of historical and current Congressional documents. Portions of the database have the same information as what is found in the Congressional Information Service legislative histories.
    *Database is accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through Baylor University Libraries.

  • RIA Checkpoint
  • This database provides electronic access to titles produced by the Research Institute of America, including various tax and business publications.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • Texas Lawyer
  • To access the archives of the Texas Lawyer, enter search queries into the "Quest" search block. It is not necessary to use the "sign in" link.
    *Access to Quest search is limited to law school students and faculty.
    *Publication is also accessible off-campus to all Baylor students and faculty through the Academic OneFile database at Baylor University Libraries.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs
  • This database contains records and briefs from cases brought before the U.S. Supreme Court from 1832-1978.
    *Access limited to law school students and faculty.

  • Westlaw
  • *Database is accessible off-campus (limited to law school students and faculty).

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254.710.2168
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