Skip Navigation

Website Sections


General Legal

General Legal

Access to databases licensed by the VLS library for educational use for both on and off campus users. Off campus users will be prompted to log into the databases with VLS username and password.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report
Coverage from 1996–Present. Published weekly. Scope includes federal, state, and international coverage of competition and deceptive trade practices law.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction)
CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over 600 interactive, computer-based lessons covering 32 legal education subject areas.

Casemaker X
Students and faculty have access to Casemaker for their legal research, which includes CaseCheck+ (Casemaker's Shepard's/KeyCite like product) and CasemakerDigest (a case alert that provides a first look into the most recent decisions published by the appellate courts) at no cost. To register, click on "Sign Up Now". School email address must be used (ending in .edu). Once registered, an email is sent with a link to click to activate the account. Students will have access during the summer and for 3 months after they graduate. Once registered, you have access to 50 state libraries and the District of Columbia as well as a very robust federal library. Each state library at a minimum will have access to case law, state codes and constitution. You will have free access to Casemaker legal research plus Casemaker's Shepard's/KeyCite like product called CaseCheck+ and CasemakerDigest, a case alert product which provides a first look into the most recent decisions published by the appellate courts. CaseCheck+ is new in Casemaker and is not yet available in all states

Columbia International Affairs Online
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

Congressional Documents (Also known as ProQuest Congressional)
Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research.

Cornell Lii
The Legal Information Institute (LII) is a research and electronic publishing activity of the Cornell Law School.

Criminal Law Reporter (BNA)
Coverage from 1996. Published weekly. Scope includes coverage of federal and state court decisions, federal legislative activities, and administrative developments in criminal law.

CVN Law School Requires Personal Login
CVN Law School is the academic portal for Courtroom View Network. CVN Law School provides students and faculty with a next-generation legal learning platform by integrating text, audio, video, and rich media into an easily searchable and browsable database. CVN Law School is the home of audio opinions from AudioCaseFiles, real trial videos from CVN, and litigation training from The Video Training Library.

Family Law Reporter (BNA)
Family Law Reporter offers you the national perspective you need to practice family law effectively and profitably in today's complex and fast-changing state and federal legal environments.

Hein Online
HeinOnline, the place to find law review articles that precede coverage on Westlaw and Lexis, includes such valuable collections as: Legal Classics, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, Treaties and Agreements Library, U.S. Congressional Documents, Foreign & International Law Resources Database, World Trials, Session Laws and many more.

Labor Relations
Within this collection, you can search for any word or phrase in the text of opinions and/or in the editorial materials prepared by BNA. You also can combine words and phrases with any “field” searches, for example, with date, jurisdiction, judge, or case name. Cases included in your search results are arranged in tribunal order, highest to lowest, and in reverse chronological order (latest cases first) within each tribunal.

Legal Trac
LegalTrac provides indexing for approximately 875 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Each title included in LegalTrac is selected on the basis of criteria provided by a special advisory committee of the American Association of Law Libraries. LegalTrac also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and the U.S. Party/Case Index via the Internet. Please ask a librarian for assistance accessing information within PACER.

Proquest Congressional
Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research.

United States Law Week (BNA)
There's no more complete, authoritative way to keep up with the most significant cases and key legislative, regulatory, and pre-decisional developments, across the country, across all areas of the law. This database contains all issues published since June 24, 1997.


*These databases are licensed by the VLS library for educational use by members of the VLS community. Any problems with access should be brought to the attention of the Electronic Resources and Technology Librarian