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

IN-HOUSE ONLY 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.

Bloomberg Law (Law School)

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


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.


Westlaw for Law School

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


LexisNexis Academic

Provides access to a wide range of news, legal, and business resources.   More info


LexisNexis Directory

Searchable Directory of Online Sources "Source Locator", a powerful new tool for retrieving targeted information about the more than 36,000 LexisNexis sources.


Legal Research by Jurisdiction

Bibliographies, databases & web links.


Legal Bibliographies (LibGuides)

Updated & enhanced bibliographies prepared by the Charles B. Sears Law Library



The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. A consortium of over 170 law schools which offers over 100 computer-based legal tutorials for use by law students at member institutions.


Databases by Subject

A complete list of Datases by Subject.


Databases by Title

A complete list of Datases by Title.


Archives Finding Aids

Use the University Libraries Finding Aids database to search and browse the finding aid guides to archival records, personal papers, and manuscripts in the Law Library Special Collections.


Other Catalogs

Links to catalogs for other libraries.