Legal Research Databases
The following databases are available to law school students, faculty, and staff. Some databases are limited by contract for the sole use of the law school community, or are restricted to access from within the law school facility. Most databases, however, can be used anywhere at Liberty University. These “Liberty access only” databases can also be used off-campus by any current Liberty student, faculty, or staff member through EZ Proxy.
In order to access the databases below, you will need to log into EZProxy using your Liberty username and password. If you are off campus, you should automatically be directed to the EZProxy login by clicking the links below.
An “index of indexes” to pre-1925 printed output in Anglo-American materials. Includes Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906) and Jones-Chipman Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1786-1922). Law school access only.
Our online law library catalog system. Locate books and other materials in the law library collection.
Comprehensive full text database system that integrates Bloomberg news, company, and financial data with primary and secondary legal research and business development tools. Provides access to dockets, case law, statutes, financial and corporate information and news. Law school access only; registration and password required.
Full text access to selected BNA titles. Subscription includes ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Responsibility, Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report, Criminal Law Reporter, Family Law Reporter, Labor and Employment Law Library, Securities Regulation & Law Reporter, and U.S. Law Week. Law school access only.
Interactive, self-paced exercises in every legal subject area. See law library reference staff for access.
Artificial intelligence (AI) based legal research platform
Full text database for federal and state taxation, accounting, and audits. Provides access to primary taxation sources, analysis, and daily news updates. Liberty access only.
Full text business-related research database. Libraries include Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Banking, Corporate Governance, Exchanges & SROs, Federal Energy Guidelines, Government Contracts, Human Resources, International Business, IP/IT, Mergers & Acquisitions, Law Practice, Products Liability & Safety, Securities, and Transportation Law. Liberty access only.
Full text access to a wide range of indexes and documents relating to federal legislative history. Contains Congressional Indexes from 1789 to present (including CIS Indexes and Abstracts) as well as full text of U.S. Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers from 1789-1969. Also includes Committee Prints, CRS Reports, transcripts of testimony, bill tracking, biographical information, voting records, and committee rosters, charters and schedules. Law School access only.
Congressional Quarterly magazine regarding government, commerce, and politics at the federal level. Covers most acts of Congress providing news and analysis. Liberty University only.
Weekly index to recently published legal articles in over 500 legal publications. Items organized within 100 relevant subject headings. Includes complete tables of contents for all journals indexed. Prepared by the Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington. Available four to six weeks before commercial indexes. See also Smart CILP. Liberty access only.
Offers downloadable audio files of court opinions, streaming trial videos, and litigation training videos. Register with law school email to obtain full access to all materials. Law school access only.
The Institutional Repository for Liberty University School of Law faculty. This digital repository bring together all School of Law faculty research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.
Current sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of the world. Provides the researcher with relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations whenever possible, indications of currency of the legal materials listed, and selected references to secondary sources in English. Liberty access only.
The Artemis Primary Sources combines major archives of 18th Century Collections Online, 19th Century Collections online, the Making of the Modern World, and Sabin Americana into one integrated research platform. Artemis provides extensive access to an array of materials such as newspapers, manuscripts, books, maps, early photographs, and documents. Liberty access only.
Retrospective database providing images and full text of law reviews and journals, U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1790, Federal Register 1936-1986, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. treaties and agreements, and classics in legal literature.
Liberty access only.
ILP Full Text cites articles from legal periodicals and indexes law books. ILP Full Text also includes full text coverage for selected periodicals. ILP Retro cumulates citations from print editions of Index to Legal Periodicals published between 1918–1981. Both databases can be searched simultaneously.
Periodical coverage in both of these bibliographic databases includes law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications. All areas of jurisprudence are covered, including court decisions, legislation, and original scholarship. Law school access only.
Provides access to official judgments, major and specialist report series and legislation from international jurisdictions. Jurisdictions include UK, Ireland, Australia, Caribbean islands, New Zealand, Canada, and EU law. Liberty access only.
This labor and employment publication includes three reporters: Employment Law Memo (ELM), the NLRB Law Memo, and the Arbitration Law Memo (ALM); access to the LawMemo, Inc. appellate database dating back to 1999; and access to LawMemo's custom alerts. Receive custom alerts based on jurisdiction(s) and/or topic(s). LawMemo provides labor and employment law-related (to include ERISA and employee benefits) cases from all state and federal courts, including the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Law school access only; registration and password required.
LSN facilitates the distribution of current law scholarship and research to legal, economics, and business scholars. Journal abstracts of working papers and articles accepted for publication can be searched on the LSN website and are also distributed via personal email. Faculty may subscribe here. Law school use only.
Provides indexing beginning in 1980 for approximately 875 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles. Liberty access only.
Comprehensive full text database system. Provides case law, statutes, regulations, Shepard’s Citations, treatises, periodicals, and news. Law school access only; password required.
A collection of eBooks published by LexisNexis, including Michie's Jur. of Va., U.S.C.S., Moore's Federal Practice, Corbin on Contracts. Sign in using your Liberty University login credentials. Law school access only.
Full-text electronic access to LLMC backfile of filmed materials, which includes historic legal literature and government documents. Law school access only.
Provides a collection of legal treatises, historical records and works from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Providing broad coverage, the collection enables detailed research on centuries of major events of legal history, from public policy and taxation to contract law, sustainable development concerns, and issues of war and peace. Liberty access only.
Full-text collection of Anglo-American legal treatises from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The collection comprises over 21,000 monographs and materials regarding British Commonwealth and American law, with 14,900 titles from the 19th century and 7,100 titles from 1900-1926. The collection includes casebooks, local practice manuals, books on legal form, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. The collection is of interest to scholars and patrons interested in domestic and international law, legal history, business and economics, politics and government, national defense, criminology, religion, education, labor and social welfare, and military justice. Liberty access only.
This collection complements the Making of Modern Law treatise collection. Based on holdings of the law libraries of Harvard, Yale, and the Library of the Bar of the City of New York, this collection comprises thousands of books, pamphlets, transcripts, and other unofficially published accounts of trials. Liberty access only.
Analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles address the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective. Liberty access only.
Peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Liberty access only.
Complete text of twenty National Consumer Law Center treatises, integrating pleadings, practice tips, and analysis of 50 states’ law. Topics include credit reporting, debt collection, consumer credit, foreclosures, mortgage servicing, and student loans. Liberty access only.
Tax and accounting internet research service. Provides access to RIA's U.S. Tax Reporter Library, Public Domain Library, All State Tax Guide, and TAPS Series, providing planning guidance for tax professionals representing closely held businesses. Also includes access to the following journals: Journal of Taxation, Corporate Taxation, and Practical Tax Strategies. Liberty access only.
Provides automated personalized e-mail delivery of CILP. After setting up a SmartCILP profile, individual subscribers receive an e-mail message each week that includes only the subscriber-selected subject headings and journals. See a law librarian for authorization code.
A collection of works from prestigious university presses. Books may be read online. Chapters may be downloaded in PDF. Liberty access only.
See description for Congressional Legislative History above
Full-text collection containing nearly 11 million pages of over 350,000 records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court during the period 1832-1978. Approximately 150,000 U.S. Supreme Court cases are featured, the majority consisting of those for which the Court did not give a full opinion. Liberty access only.
A comprehensive career resource containing downloadable e-books, industry research, career advice articles, information regarding law firms and companies, and message boards. Law school access only.
Comprehensive full text database system. Provides case law, statutes, regulations, KeyCite, treatises, periodicals, and news. Law school access only; password required.
A “catalog of catalogs” listing the holdings of participating libraries worldwide. Holdings include books, manuscripts websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings and videotapes. Liberty access only.