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*Note: The resources marked with an asterisk are available only on campus, or off campus with a CWSL network login and password. Individual databases may require their own IDs and passwords; see descriptions for details. Please contact a Reference Librarian on the first floor of the Library or at (619) 525-1419 for assistance. 


Westlaw / LexisNexis / Bloomberg Law

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Bloomberg Law*
Access through CWSL with your Bloomberg password*

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Access through CWSL with your LexisNexis password.*

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Access through CWSL with your Westlaw password.*


Other Comprehensive Sites

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American Law Institute (HeinOnline)*
Includes full runs of the Institute's Annual Reports, Proceedings, Annual Meeting Speeches, and the Institute's newsletter, The ALI Reporter, going back to 1923.*

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Bloomberg BNA Publications*
Electronic information services on a full range of legal, regulatory, economic, and international subjects.*

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CVN-Courtroom Connect/Audio Case Files*
Downloadable MP3 files of court opinions as well as streaming video of trials. Browse audio by course or casebook. Browse trial video by case name, practice area or jurisdiction. To access must register at site with CWSL e-mail address.*

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Fast Case*
Federal and state primary materials and federal filings.

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Legal Information Institute
Court opinions, constitutions & codes for the U.S. and states, from Cornell Law School.

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Legal Information Resource Center*
Full text consumer legal reference books, more than 225 full-text publications (including Nolo texts) and thousands of legal forms.*

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Court rules, dockets, official forms and other legal information from around the country.

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THOMAS (Library of Congress)
Current and archived Federal legislative information and documents, published by the Library of Congress. Database is free to the public.

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Database of primary legal materials. Register with VersusLaw to receive a password.

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WashLaw Web
A national index of legal information, from Washburn University School of Law.


Financial Research

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ABI World
Bankruptcy news, recent legislation and court rulings.


Other Subjects

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Actual Innocence Awareness Database
A listing of United States resources in the area of wrongful convictions. Includes popular media (such as newspaper articles and segments which aired on television news magazines), journal articles, books, reports, legislation and websites. Produced by the Tarlton Law Library.

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P.I. Buzz
Information useful for background checks, genealogy, skip-tracing and public records searching.

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Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center
Links to primary source law, recent legislation, commentary and news, from the Stanford University Libraries, Nolo Press and


Career and Field

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CEB OnLaw*
Electronic version of all CEB-California titles. Each title features table of contents, browsing and full text searching.*

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COS Papers Invited*
Multidisciplinary alerting service for researchers, scholars and students that are seeking opportunities to present and publish their research. Approximately 10,000 conferences are listed each year along with 1,200-1,500 special issues.*

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Legal information and commentary.

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Links to news, job-listing sites and legal information.

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Practical Law Company
Practice materials and commentary in the areas of Corporate & Securities, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Finance, Intellectual Property & Technology,
Labor & Employment, Antitrust, Commercial, Environmental, Litigation & ADR, Real Estate, Tax, from the perspective of law firms and in house attorneys. Free for law students and faculty, register at site.


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