These are recommended legal research databases available across Duke University.
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2015
- LexisNexis Academic
Includes the full text of federal and state case law, codes, and regulations, as well as Shepard's Citations service (case law only) and the legal encyclopedia American Jurisprudence 2d. Selected international case law and legislation is also available.
Index and selected full text articles from approximately 3,000 legal periodicals and related journals, with coverage from 1980-present.
Provides historical PDF collections of primary legal materials (including the U.S. Code and federal and state session laws; Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, presidential publications, and executive agency decisions and publications; court opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, Canada, and the U.K.; world constitutions, and international treaties). Secondary legal materials include law reviews, bar association journals, classic legal treatises, and the ALI Restatements of the Law series.
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Indexes articles from more than 450 legal periodicals published worldwide from 1985-present, including journals, essay collections, festschrifts, and congress reports.
- Foreign Law Guide
Recommended starting point when researching the law of non-U.S. countries. Provides information about the legal systems of countries around the world, and citations/links to their legal publications.
- ProQuest Congressional
Access to key federal legislative history materials, including the U.S. Serial Set and the CIS Index. Selected full text includes House and Senate committee reports from 1817-1969/1995-present and congressional committee hearings from 1824-present.
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1994
Provides the full text of all the reports, documents and journals by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in PDF, from 1817-1994.
- The Making of Modern Law
Searchable full-text collections of American and British legal materials, including historical treatises, trial transcripts, primary sources of law, and U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs.
- Legal Databases & Links
Additional law-related electronic resources, recommended by the Goodson Law Library and organized by category.