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Research Databases: Legal Research

This guide provides alphabetical and topical listings of the various research databases available for use by the Valparaiso University School of Law community.

Legal Research

American Law Institute Library (HeinOnline)

Includes proceedings and reports of the American Law Institute, as well as drafts and final versions of the Restatements.

Bloomberg/BNA Premier Library

Bloomberg/BNA is a leading publisher of print and electronic news and information, reporting on developments in health care, business, labor relations, law, economics, taxation, environmental protection, safety, and other public policy and regulatory issues.

Bloomberg Law

Faculty/Student password required.


Computer-assisted legal instruction & exercises


An ebook collection spanning all subject areas.


Comprehensive, searchable, image-based (.pdf) collections of legal materials including most American law journals.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective

An index of over 750 legal periodicals published between 1918-1981 in the United States and other countries. For coverage from 1981 to the present, use LegalTrac.


Internet Guide for the Legal Researcher–Newsletter


Faculty/Student password required.

Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest

No login is required, but is only available while on the Law School network.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (HeinOnline)

A large archive of documents produced by the NCCUSL.

New York Legal Research Library (HeinOnline)

Historical and current resources for researching New York law.

Spinelli’s Law Librarian’s Reference Shelf (HeinOnline)

An interesting collection for law librarians and others interested in legal research.

Session Laws Library (HeinOnline)

An up-to-date collection of session laws for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.  Also included are session laws for Australia, the Bahamas, and Canada.

Subject Compilation of State Laws (HeinOnline)

An excellent resource for locating books, articles, and other resources that compare states’ laws on a particular subject.


Faculty/Student password required.