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Access to many of these sources may be limited to ASL faculty, staff, and students while on campus. If you have questions, please ask at our Reference Desk for assistance.

BNA Core Plus BNA Core Plus
Provides access to about 40 BNA titles, including ABA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, Criminal Law Reporter, Labor Relations Reporter, Tax Management Portfolios, and US Law Week. Must use a computer on campus.
CALI CALI
Supplemental legal instruction in over 25 subjects.
For the authorization code, ask at the Reference Desk.
Click here for a quick guide to using CALI.
AudioCaseFiles Courtroom View Network
Use Audio Casefiles to hear court opinions; MP3 files are available for instant listening or for download to an iPod or other music device. Watch the Courtroom View Network for video-based tips on trial strategies, as seen in real cases. Must use your ASL e-mail address to subscribe.
CQ Press Electronic Library CQ Press Electronic Library
Congressional information from Congressional Quarterly (CQ Press). Titles contain Guide to Congress and Supreme Court Yearbook.
Click here to access from off campus.
Environmental Law Reporter Environmental Law Reporter
Online source for environmental information.
For the password, ask at the Reference Desk.
FDsys FDsys
Important governmental information from the Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System (it used to be called "GPO Access").
FirstSearch FirstSearch
Find books and articles from other libraries.
Must use a computer on campus.
GaleNet GaleNet
Gale provides access to many resources, including Gale Virtual Reference Library, LegalTrac, and MLA International Bibliography. Must use a computer on campus.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides access to Gale's Encyclopedia of American Law, 3rd edition. Must use a computer on campus.
HeinOnline HeinOnline
Full-text access to many older law review articles, legal classics, federal administrative materials, and international materials.
Click here to access from off campus.
Justia Supreme Court Justia Supreme Court
Provides full opinions for all US Supreme Court cases.
Other links from Justia include Regulation Tracker for federal regulations and US Laws, which includes federal and state codes.
Legal Scholarship Network Legal Scholarship Network
Part of the Social Science Research Network. Offers articles, abstracts, and job listings in various fields. Browse articles or search for particular legal topics.
LegalTrac LegalTrac
Online searching of legal periodicals and newspapers.
Must use a computer on campus.
LexisNexis LexisNexis
The online version of LexisNexis.
Click to see Lexis information (including training) at ASL.
LexisNexis State Capital LexisNexis State Capital
State laws and proposed legislation from CIS.
Click here to access from off campus.
Literature Resource Center Literature Resource Center
Contains Scribner Writers Series Online and Twayne's Authors Online.
Full-text biographies and criticism for over 130,000 authors. Must use a computer on campus.
LLMC-Digital LLMC-Digital
Electronic access to thousands of legal research sources on microfiche.
Click here to access from off campus.
MEDLINEplus MEDLINEplus
Free online access to medical resources.
MLA International Bibliography MLA International Bibliography
Access to over 1.5 million bibliographic citations to journal articles, books, and dissertations.
Must use a computer on campus.
NetLibrary NetLibrary from EBSCOHost
Access to over 13,000 electronic books. Search by author, title, or keyword; you can also browse a list of NetLibrary books using our online catalog. Must use a computer on campus to create username and password, which can then be used on or off campus.
Click here for a quick guide to using NetLibrary.
Oxford Journals Oxford Journals
Access to Journal of Environmental Law and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.
Must use a computer on campus.
ProQuest Congressional ProQuest Congressional
Useful for searching for legislative information. Also provides access to the US Serial Set, a collection of thousands of legislative reports.
Click here to access from off campus.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Access citations to over 2.7 million dissertations and theses, with full-text access to about 1.2 million documents.
Must use a computer on campus.
United Nations Treaty Collection United Nations Treaty Collection
Updated treaties filed with the United Nations.
VersusLaw VersusLaw
Online legal statutes and cases.
Register here for access.
VIVA VIVA The Virtual Library of Virginia
Access to many non-legal databases. Databases include Factiva and OED.
Must use a computer on campus.
Westlaw Westlaw
The online version of Westlaw. Click for Westlaw information (including training) at ASL.

The following are databases to assist students with job placement.

The Internship Series Online The Internship Series Online
Find internships with over 8,000 contact names. For the password, ask at the Reference Desk.
Non-Traditional Legal Career Report Vermont Law School's Judicial Clerkship Guide
Find legal clerkships all over the country. You must scroll down to find the link to the Guide. For the password, ask at the Reference Desk.

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