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Law Databases

UB ONLY databases are restricted to current University at Buffalo faculty, staff, and students. Other individuals are welcome to visit the Law Library and conduct their research at library workstations.

LAW ONLY databases are restricted to current SUNY Buffalo Law School students, faculty, and librarians.

IN-HOUSE law databases can be accessed ONLY in the Law Library. For assistance please ask at the Reference Desk in the Law Library.

PUBLIC databases are freely available to the general public via the Internet.

All University Libraries Databases


AccessUN

A keyword searcheable database of publications issued by the United Nations. Contains leads to citations and selected full-text of documents and publications issued by the United Nations.   More info

IN-HOUSE

AILALink

Provides online access to laws, regulations, cases, forms, treatises, and practitioner handbooks in immigration law.    More info

IN-HOUSE

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School

Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy.

PUBLIC

Berkeley Electronic Press: Law (bepress)

Online journals published with Digital Commons.  More Info

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Bloomberg BNA - alpha by title

Bloomberg BNA is a collection of law related publications and alert services published by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). It includes both primary legal sources (laws, regulations, and cases) and analytical materials on a wide array of legal topics. Listed by title.    More info

IN-HOUSE

Bloomberg BNA - alpha by subject

Bloomberg BNA is a collection of law related publications and alert services published by the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). It includes both primary legal sources (laws, regulations, and cases) and analytical materials on a wide array of legal topics. Listed by subject.    More info

IN-HOUSE

Bloomberg Law (Law School)

Legal resources and business news, including Bloomberg BNA secondary resources, for law students and law faculty only.

LAW ONLY

Cambridge Histories Online

Covers such topics as: the history of the book, Latin America, ancient history, India, modern history, Europe, modern Britain, Africa, American literature, China, Iran, Islam, Japan, Judaism, law in America, the United States, the Bible, native peoples of the Americas, medieval history, Egypt, 18th century philosophy, food, and Greek and Roman warfare.   More info

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CCH/Wolters Kluwer Intelliconnect

The CCH/Wolters Kluwer Intelliconnect includes both primary legal sources (laws, regulations, and cases) and analytical materials.    More info

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CHRR - Canadian Human Rights Reporter

Decisions from Canadian boards of inquiry, tribunals and courts.   More info

IN-HOUSE

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

International affairs-related research.   More info

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Constitutions of the Countries of the World…

A keyword searchable database containing the full text of the constitutions and introductory and comparative notes of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies translated into English.    More info

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CourtroomView Network (CVN)

Provides downloadable MP3 files of court opinions, offering students and faculty an alternative way to learn case law. As a founding sponsor, UB students and faculty have unlimited access to the AudioCaseFiles database.    More info

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CQ Electronic Library

A keyword searchable database containing the full text of the constitutions and introductory and comparative notes of 192 countries and 144 territories and dependencies translated into English.    More info

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CRS (Congressional Research Service) Reports

a section of the Library of Congress that prepares background reports for Congress upon request    More info

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E&E Publications

This subscription provides access to E&E Daily, Greenwire, ClimateWire, Land Letter and E&ENews PM - a publication that strives to be an objective, timely, and comprehensive resource for professionals who track environment and energy policy news.    More info

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Early English Books Online

22 million digital page images of every work printed in the English language as well as works printed in Great Britain and its dependencies from 1473-1700 in any language   More info

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Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO)

The ECCO Law Module is an historical archive that traces the development of law in the British Empire. Reflecting this transformation were the many works published that summarized the laws, explained the court system, dramatized past and pending cases, guided attorneys, and theorized and commented on the application of legal standards. Among the thousands of publications included, researchers will find digital documents from the United Kingdom and from the Americas.    More info

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Federal Digital System - FDsys

database of documents published by Congress and executive agencies   More info

PUBLIC

Foreign Law Guide

Contains sources of codes and basic legislation in jurisdictions of the world. Leads to citations to sources of foreign law, foreign legislation, English translations of foreign codes and to selective secondary materials in English.    More info

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HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a searchable digital library of full-text collections of legal journals, texts, cases, statutes, regulations, presidential materials, treaties, as well as international and foreign legal journals, cases and materials. Content is in the original page-image (PDF) format, ensuring the authenticity of the original hardcopy document. Content includes historical and current materials.    More info

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Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Indexes approximately 450 legal journals published worldwide. Provides in-depth coverage of international, comparative, and foreign law in all languages except Arabic. Contains leads to citations from articles published in 450 worldwide legal journals and approximately 80 individually published collections of legal essays, Festschriften and congress reports. Citations only.    More info

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Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Indexes 760 legal journals (from 1981) and over 2,000 books (from 1994).Leads to law books and articles in law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications. Citations only.    More info

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Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective

This retrospective database indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction, annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes, and annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic will also be covered.    More info


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JSTOR

JSTOR (Journal STORage) presents the full text, in facsimile form, of the complete back files of important scholarly journals, generally from the first volume through issues published prior to the most recent three years. Current issues are not available. JSTOR is a consortium of approximately 1,800 participating academic institutions, including the University at Buffalo.   More info


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Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

distributes quality research, including working papers, related to law, economics, and business   More info


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LegalTrac

Citations with some abstracts or full-text articles to all major academic law reviews, law journals, specialty law and bar association journals and legal newspapers. Includes major academic law reviews, bar association journals, specialty journals and seven legal newspapers. Selected articles from journals and newspapers in allied disciplines such as criminology and accounting are also included. Citations and selected full-text articles.    More info


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LexisNexis Academic

Click on the Law Tab to search legal encyclopedias; law reviews and journals; American Law Reports; federal and state cases, statutes and regulations; and European Union law.    More info


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LexisNexis Congressional

see ProQuest Congressional   More Info


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LexisNexis Law School

LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of business information solutions to professionals in a variety of areas, including: legal, corporate, government, law enforcement, tax, accounting, academic, and risk and compliance assessment for Law students & Faculty only.

LAW ONLY

LLMC Digital

Contains 3 keyword searchable databases. The U.S. Federal Collection contains titles generated by U.S. Federal departments, agencies, commissions and other rule-making and enforcement agencies reporting to the President of the United States. The U.S. Federal- Judicial Collection contains titles generated by the U.S. Federal courts and their administrative agencies. The U.S. Federal-Legislative Collection contains titles generated by the U.S. Congress, its commissions and, agencies such as the General Accounting Office and the Library of Congress.    More info

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LoislawConnect

LoislawConnect includes both primary legal sources (laws, regulations, cases, and court rules) and an E-treatise collection. It also includes the GlobalCite citator and the LawWatch customized alert service.    More info

UB ONLY

Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, c. 1600-1926

A collection of legal treatises, historical records and written materials that covers subjects such as: legal history, foreign law, social sciences, economics, and political science.    More info

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Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970

A collection of foreign codes and laws. Includes materials from northern, central, and eastern European jurisdictions.    More info

UB ONLY

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926

A collection of British and American treatises, available in full-text.    More info

UB ONLY

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I & II, 1620-1970

A collection of published records of the American colonies, state constitutional conventions, city and state codes, charters, law dictionaries, digests, and other materials.    More info

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Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926

This database holds a collection of primary documents focused on court activities in America, the British Empire, and the world. Included are: Unofficial accounts of trials; Official trial documents; Briefs and arguments; Official records of legislative proceedings.    More info

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Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

This database holds a collection of records and briefs brought before the United States Supreme Court. Included are: Transcripts; Applications for review; Motions; Petitions; Supplements.    More info

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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online

This fully revised online Encyclopedia is written by over 650 scholars and practitioners from around the world and edited by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. This online resource includes more than 700 new topics central to international law, not covered in the previous print edition.    More info

IN-HOUSE

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

The NCLC Companion Websites contain the appendices of the corresponding book plus additional material. Search by keyword or browse the table of contents. NOTE: This database requires a username and password. It can be obtained at the Law Library reference desk or by consulting the back cover of the print counterparts.  More info

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Abstracts Database indexes articles and books dealing with all aspects of criminal justice and law enforcement including: courts, police, juvenile justice, and crime prevention. Cited documents include both United States and international research reports, journal articles, books and audio-visual materials.    More info

PUBLIC

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

reference tool on economics and other related disciplines   More info

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Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Close to 1,000 articles present historical and contemporary comparisons of the world’s legal systems, including the areas of private law, public law, and constitutional/higher law.    More info

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Oxford Scholarship Online (Law Collection)

A collection of Oxford University Press monographs available in e-book format. Publications range from the foundations of legal history and philosophy to analytic and comparative work on legal doctrine and empirical research on law in modern society. Full text.   More info

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PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

Provides on-line access to U.S. Appellate, District, and Bankruptcy court records and documents nationwide.    More info

IN-HOUSE

PAIS International Online

provides historical perspective on many of the 20th century's public and social policies.   More Info

UB ONLY

ProQuest Congressional

ProQuest Congressional, formerly LexisNexis Congressional and Congressional Universe, is a ProQuest product that indexes and provides selected full texts of Congressional publications, regulations, laws, legislative histories, and background information on members of Congress.    More info

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The Religion Case Reporter

Indexes court decisions relating to religious issues. Provides references to where the text of court cases can be located. The text of Federal statutes relating to religious issues is also included. Contains leads to published and nonpublished court cases.    More info

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RIA Checkpoint

A comprehensive collection of tax-related materials including Federal and state legislative statutes and codes, IRS rulings, regulations and procedures, Tax Court reported decisions, and selected journals. Also includes an international tax library, a state and local library and a pension and benefits library. An Archives file includes versions of the U.S. tax code from 1990 to date.    More info

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Serial Set Digital Collection and Serial Set Digital Collection Part II

see U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection   More Info

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Shepard's Citations (via LexisNexis Academic)

Citator for court decisions including published and unpublished opinions, selected administrative decisions, federal and state statutes, and law review articles. Use this service to determine whether your legal citations are still "good law."    More info

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Social Science Research Network - (SSRN)

Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research. SSRN is made up of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. University at Buffalo subscribes to the following networks: Accounting Research Network (ARN); Economics Research Network (ERN); Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN); Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)   More info

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Statistical Abstract of the United States

historical statistics and comprehensive essays placing the data in context from colonial times through the present.   More Info

PUBLIC

Thomas

Congressional and legislative information   More Info

PUBLIC

UNdata

UNdata is provided by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). This internet-based data service for the global user community brings UN statistical databases within easy reach of users through a single entry point from which users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN System. UNdata replaces the United Nations Common Database.    More info

PUBLIC

United Nations Common Database

See UNdata   More Info

PUBLIC

United Nations Treaty Collection

A collection of treaties and international agreements registered or filed and recorded with and published by the Secretariat since 1946, pursuant to Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations. Leads to full-text of treaties and international agreements. Also includes status of each treaty.    More info

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U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection

The Congressional Serial Set is a compilation of reports and documents published by Congress since 1817.    More info

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Westlaw for Law School

Legal, Business & News databases for Law students & Faculty only.

LAW ONLY

WorldCat

WorldCat is a mega-library catalog containing more than 60 million records contributed by 20,000 libraries around the world. It contains full bibliographic descriptions and cataloging information for the following types of materials: books, serials, manuscripts, sound recordings, audiovisual materials, maps, music scores, and computer-readable files (Note: the database does not include information on individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters).    More info

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