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.
    • Business Collection : "provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications."
    • New York Times :1985-date.

Databases Available at Your Law Library:

  • Lexis: a research system providing the most expansive collection of online content available. It contains current statutes and laws, published case opinions from the 1770s to present and unpublished case opinions from 1980 to present.
  • Westlaw: an online legal research service encompassing over 40,000 databases of case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, newspaper and magazine articles, public records, law journals, reviews and treatises.

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