Electronic Databases

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.

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.
CQ Press Electronic Library CQ Press Electronic Library
Congressional information from Congressional Quarterly (CQ Press). Provides access to older editions of Supreme Court Yearbook.
Must use a computer on campus.
FirstSearch FirstSearch
Find books and articles from other libraries.
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.
GovInfo GovInfo
Important governmental information from the Government Publishing Office’s Federal Digital System (it used to be called “FDSys” and “GPO Access” before that).
HeinOnline HeinOnline
Full-text access to many older law review articles, legal classics, federal administrative materials, and international materials.
Must use a computer on 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.
LexisNexis LexisNexis
The online version of LexisNexis.
Click to see Lexis information (including training) at ASL.
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.
Must use a computer on campus.
Free online access to medical resources.
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.
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.
Must use a computer on 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.
West Academic West Academic Study Aids
Online access to dozens of legal study guides.
Must use a computer on campus to create username and password, which can then be used on or off campus.
Westlaw Westlaw
The online version of Westlaw.
Click for Westlaw information (including training) at ASL.

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