Library Databases

For additional online resources, please consult the University Libraries' A-Z list of databases.

Resources identified by the icon have current awareness services associated with them. For information about signing up for current awareness services, please contact David McClure at or 895-2430.

Most, but not all, databases can be accessed by any patrons who visit the Library. For remote access to databases, law students and faculty should use the law school portal’s list of online databases.

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Database available to the UNLV community and to users on the UNLV campus.

Law School Bldg Only Database available to the Law School Community and to users in the Law School buildings.

Password Required Database available to Law School faculty, staff, and students only.


Academic Search Premier - Provides access to peer-reviewed articles from academic and professional journals and magazines covering almost every academic discipline.

Bloomberg BNA - Includes a wide variety of practitioner-oriented current information, as well as practice guides, analyses of recent developments, and primary authorities from state, federal, and foreign jurisdictions. Individual online libraries focus on professional responsibility, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, labor and employment, construction law, class actions, electronic commerce, environmental law, family law, health law, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and tax. Also includes U.S. Law Week.  Note: this database cannot be accessed through the BSL WiFi network.  If using the WiFi network, students and faculty should access BNA material through Bloomberg Law or MyBoydLaw.   

Bloomberg Law - Comprehensive legal and business research database including primary and secondary authorities, court documents, and current awareness materials.


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CALI - Provides online instructional aids, practice exams, study materials for law school course topics. Contact Lena Rieke (; 702-895-2401) for password information.

Cambridge Journals Online - Provides access to the full text of over 220 peer-reviewed academic journals covering a variety of disciplines. 

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online – Includes working papers, research projects, conferences proceedings, books, journals and policy briefs relating to international affairs.

Environment and Energy Daily - Covers legal, legislative, and regulatory developments in the areas of environmental and energy law.

Factiva - Provides full text access to Dow Jones publications, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and industry and company reports.

Fastcase - Includes federal and state primary authorities.  Fastcase is made available free of charge to members of the Nevada Bar.

FDSYS:  Federal Digital System - Provides full-text access to Congressional Record volumes from 140 (1994) to the present, United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, presidential papers, and a wide variety of federal legislative and administrative materials.

Federal Parks and Recreation - Highlights legal developments relating to the nation's park and recreation areas.


Google Scholar - Provides access to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and reports from many academic and technical fields.

Greenwire – Focuses on legal, legislative, and regulatory developments in the area of environmental law.

HeinOnline - Provides PDF versions of federal legislation and regulatory materials, state session laws, foreign and international law materials, law review articles (from the first issue), moot court competition materials, and more.

Index to Legal Periodicals, Retrospective (1908 - 1981) – Indexes nearly 900 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

JSTOR - Provides full text access to more than 700 peer-reviewed scholarly journals covering business, ecology, education, ethnic studies, history, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and sociology.


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Land Letter – Describes legal, legislative, and regulatory developments in the area of natural resource policy issues.

 Law360 – Practitioner-oriented resource that provides current legal news and analysis on specific practice areas, industries, and states.

 LawMemo – Provides email summaries and links to the full texts of recent cases and other decisions in employment and labor law.  Law students may sign up to receive email alerts at

 LexisNexis Academic / Nexis Uni - Provides access to United States (state and federal) case law and statutes, and also features in-depth coverage of U.S. news sources.

Password Required Lexis Advance– Provides comprehensive access to state and federal legal materials, as well as some foreign and international sources of law.  This database also includes secondary sources such as treatises, law review articles, legal newsletters, and forms.  

LLMC Digital – Includes historical state and federal materials.

Los Angeles Times – Includes full text coverage in PDF format from 1881-1990.

Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926 - Includes  pre-1926 treatises and similar monographs in international, comparative, and foreign law; Roman, Islamic, and Jewish law; and ancient law.

Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources – Includes historical legal codes, statutes, regulations, and commentaries on codes from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and other countries in northern Europe.

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926 - Contains constitutional conventions and compilations (reports, journals, proceedings, and debates, and supplementary documents published by the conventions including, manuals, rules of order, and information for the use of delegates); city charters (the texts of enacted and proposed charters and ordinances in American jurisdictions); law dictionaries; and early U.S. state codes.

Making of Modern Law: Treatises, 1800-1926 – Includes PDF images of the full text of 22,000 legal treatises on United States and British law published between 1800 and 1926.

Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 –Includes court cases from America, the British Empire and the world. This collection consists of more than 10,000 titles and nearly two million pages of fully searchable content from the law libraries of Harvard and Yale as well as The Library of the Bar of the City of New York.

Nevada Legal Research Guides – Includes links to research guides focusing on Nevada law.

Nevada Legislative Law Library - Includes the Nevada Revised Statutes, Nevada Administrative Code, Nevada Register, Nevada session laws, Nevada Supreme Court Opinions, court rules, and city charters.

New York Times - Includes full text coverage, and PDF images covering 1851-2010.

Oxford English Dictionary Online - Includes the full text of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Oxford Journals – Includes peer-reviewed journals covering the life sciences, mathematics and physical sciences, medicine, social sciences, humanities, and law.

PACER – Provides electronic access to case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. To retrieve individual documents, please contact a reference librarian (702-895-2420 or through the Ask a Librarian form).

PCL Map collection - Includes more than 250,000 maps covering all areas of the world from the University of Texas Libraries.

 PowerNotes – A browser extension designed for academic researching. PowerNotes allows you to highlight, categorize, and take notes on any website. PowerNotes organizes your research into an outline for you, saves links to all of your sources, and allows you to edit, recategorize, and filter your research by clicking or dragging and dropping. To get started, use your institutional email address to create an account at

 Practising Law Institute (PLI) -  Includes treatises, answer books, CLE materials, forms, and other resources relating to business, corporate, and securities law; litigation; tax; intellectual property; bankruptcy; and professional responsibility (among many other topics).  Materials are largely business-oriented and authored by practitioners.

Project Muse - Provides full text access to peer-reviewed journals in literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many other disciplines.

 ProQuest Congressional - Includes the full text of public laws and congressional reports, hearings, and other federal legislative history materials from 1789 to the present.

 ProQuest Indian Claims Insight - Allows researchers to search Indian claims content via keyword, full text, and docket number.  Content includes decisions, transcripts, docket books, journals of the Indian Claims Commission, a judicial panel for relations between the U.S. Government and Native American tribes; and related statutes and congressional publications.

 ProQuest Legislative Insight - Legislative Insight includes all congressional publications that pertain to an enacted law, 1929 to current and includes all bills, reports, hearings documents and signing statements.

 ProQuest Supreme Court Insight- Supreme Court Insight is a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs. 

 ProQuest U.K. Parliamentary Papers - Includes House of Commons Parliamentary Papers from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as bills, committee reports, reports of commissioners, accounts (statistical information), and other publications.  

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SSRN: Financial Economics Network – Provides access to scholarly articles in the areas of economics and finance.

SSRN: Legal Scholarship Network – Provides access to scholarly articles, primarily authored by law faculty.

 Statista – Statistics portal that provides statistics, third party studies, dossiers, industry reports, forecasts, and infographics on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources.  Statistics can be downloaded in a wide variety of formats, including PowerPoint slides, Excel spreadsheets, and image files.

Social Sciences Citation Index - Includes current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references for articles in more than 1,700 scholarly social sciences journals.  Now integrated in the Web of Science platform.

Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 - Contains the world's most comprehensive online collection of records and briefs brought before the nation's highest court by leading legal practitioners, including many future judges and associates of the court.

Password Required Tax Notes - Includes the current issue of Tax Notes, as well as an archive of historical issues dating back to 1972.  Also contains primary documents such as IRS letters and memoranda, court opinions, and more.  Users must create an account on a BSL computer with their UNLV email before accessing. Please contact David McClure (; 702-895-2430) for assistance.  

TracFed - Provides statistical and policy information on the federal government.

United Nations Treaty Collection - Includes the full text of multilateral instruments deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, covering a range of subject matters (e.g., human rights, disarmament, commodities, refugees, the environment, the law of the sea).

Value Line Research Center - Provides detailed market information on companies, stocks, mutual funds, options, convertible securities, and other publicly traded investment vehicles.

Westlaw – Provides comprehensive access to primary and secondary legal authorities from the United States and some foreign jurisdictions; includes international materials.

 Westlaw Study Aids – Provides access to nutshells, outlines, practice tests, and other study material published by West Academic or Thomson Reuters.

WorldCat - Provides integrated access to library catalogs from around the world.