Library databases

Library cardholders can access a number of databases for no charge. Several are accessible via this website; others are available at your local law library. See details below.

Databases Available to All Cardholders From Your Home or Office:

  • HeinOnline: law journal articles, Federal Register, treaties, Statutes at Large and U.S. Supreme Court opinions.
  • Nolo Law Books: over 100 full-text self help Nolo law books, brought to you by Ebsco.
  • RetrieveLaw: full-text Massachusetts and Federal primary law.

Databases Available to Cardholders Within Massachusetts From Your Home or Office:

All of the above, plus:

  • Gale Databases . An entire suite of databases, including:
    • Academic OneFile : law reviews, ABA Journal and other ABA publications, and New York Times full text back to 1995.
    • General Business File : includes thousands of business journals, "directory listings for over 150,000 companies, as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries."
    • General Reference Center Gold : Consumer Reports, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, People, Vanity Fair and many more. Also includes more scholarly titles.
    • New York Times :1995-date.

Databases Available at Your Law Library:

  • Lexis: a research system providing the most expansive collection of online content available. See Lexis/Westlaw for details on individual locations.
  • Westlaw: an online legal research service encompassing over 40,000 databases. See Lexis/Westlaw for details on individual locations.
  • And more! Individual library databases differ, so contact your nearest law library for details on availability.

If you have questions, comments or corrections related to this webpage, please contact the law libraries' webperson. For questions about legal information, please contact our Reference Librarians.