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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 in to 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.

Ad Fontes

Our online law library catalog system. Locate books and other materials in the law library collection.

The American Bench

Directory with biographical information for more than 20,000 judges in all levels of federal, state, and local courts with jurisdictional, structural, and geographical facts on the courts they serve, as provided by federal sources and by the individual states.

Bloomberg Law

The comprehensive full-text database system 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.

CALI Exercises

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 primary materials such as the Internal Revenue Code as well as editorial research materials, productivity tools, and news related to tax, accounting, finance, and trade. Liberty access only


EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books, and discovery services to libraries of all kinds. For more than 70 years, we’ve partnered with libraries to improve research with quality content and technology. Liberty access only

Vital Law (formerly known as Wolters Kluwer Cheetah)

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.

CQ Weekly

Congressional Quarterly magazine regarding government, commerce, and politics at the federal level. Covers most acts of Congress providing news and analysis. Liberty University only.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

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. Subscription ended in June of 2020.  Back issues are available.

CVN Law School (Courtroom View Network)

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.

Scholars Crossing (School of Law Faculty Publications)

The Institutional Repository for Liberty University School of Law faculty. This digital repository brings together all School of Law faculty research under one umbrella, with an aim to preserve and provide access to that research.

Eight Centuries (formerly 19th Century Masterfile)

Eight Centuries is an “index of indexes” aggregating vast scholarly indexes to journals, newspapers, books, documents, artwork, and images from the 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.

International Law

Global and comparative law collection providing users with the latest research from some of the world’s leading experts.
Subjects include: Antitrust & Competition Law, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Law, Company & Corporate Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional & Administrative Law, Crime & Corruption, Environment & Energy Law, European Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, International Economic Law & the WTO, International Investment Law, Labor & Employment Law, Law & Development, Law & Economics, Law in Asia, Legal Education & the Legal Profession, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Law, Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory, Private International Law, Public International Law, Regulation & Governance, Technology & Information Law.

Elgar Advanced Introductions
International Law

Clear and succinct introductions to major areas of law from a global and comparative perspective, written by the world’s leading scholars.

ElgarOnline Open Access eBooks

Films On Demand

With several hundred titles spanning criminal investigation, legal studies, criminology, and the justice system, this collection covers the basics and also digs deep into the intricacies of topics such as forensic science, homeland security, police training, the criminal mind, juvenile justice, cyber-crime, human rights, and more.

Foreign Law Guide

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.


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.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text and Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective (1918-1981)

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.


Law.com is the industry-leading media platform powering over 18 online U.S. national and regional award-winning legal publications that deliver news, rankings, reports, and strategy all designed with one purpose in mind: to give you the competitive intelligence to prepare for today and anticipate opportunities for future success. Campus Access Only

Law Memo

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.

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

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.

LexisNexis Digital Library (eBooks)

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 film materials, which includes historic legal literature and government documents. Law school access only.

The Making of Modern Law – Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926

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.

The Making of Modern Law – Treatises, 1800-1926

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.

The Making of Modern Law – Trials, 1600-1926

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.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

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.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law

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.

NCLC Digital Library (National Consumer Law Center)

The 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.

ProQuest Congressional

Congressional documents from 1789 to the present, including Congressional hearings as well as House and Senate publications

University Press Scholarship Online

A collection of works from prestigious university presses. Books may be read online. Chapters may be downloaded in PDF. Liberty access only.

U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, 1832-1978

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.

Vault Online Career Library

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.

West Academic Study Aids

West Academic Study Aids offers you easy online access to hundreds of study aids, treatises, and audio lectures to help you succeed in law school. Law school access only.

Aspen Learning Library (formerly known as Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library)

The Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library includes the complete collection of titles from the most popular study aids and also offers over 200 videos with coverage of 21-course areas. Each video covering a fundamental legal concept is written and presented by a law professor or legal practitioner, providing you with additional tools and resources that can be accessed 24/7 to succeed in today’s challenging law school environment.


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.

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