LICENSED ELECTRONIC RESOURCES

RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO THE USE OF THESE RESOURCES - Most of the resources on this page are licensed for use by the Northeastern University School of Law community and are subject to legal restrictions. ***Please read the relevant license agreement for a database before you use it. Selected databases are accessible from home by law students, faculty, staff, and in some cases, alumni. Follow the instructions for Remote Access for those databases indicated with a remote access available and request a password from a reference librarian for those databases with a at the end of the database name. The databases without an icon must be used in the law library unless otherwise noted. If you need assistance, please consult a reference librarian.

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Snell Library's Subscription Databases
Search for information through Snell Library's electronic databases. Access restricted to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
TDNet E-Journal Finder
Find specific articles and electronic journals. This resource is only available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

 
remote access availableAmerican State Papers
Legislative and executive documents from the important period between 1789 and the beginning of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set in 1817. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
BNA's E-Alert's
The Law Library is pleased to announce that all Northeastern University School of Law faculty, students, and staff may individually register to receive BNA’s U.S. Law Week email service. BNA’s e-alert provides email highlights and reports to NUSL for BNA’s U.S. Law Week and BNA’s Supreme Court Today. The U.S. Law Week e-alert is sent every Tuesday. Supreme Court Today e-alerts track the latest developments in the current Supreme Court term. Please click the BNA link for self-registration email sign up.
remote access availableBNA Databases
Many Bureau of National Affairs ("BNA") databases are now available to all Northeastern University Law School students, faculty, and staff. BNA publications provide in-depth news and analysis of current events along with applicable statutes, administrative regulations and decisions, and cases. Please click on a database below to access the BNA resources available to NUSL. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
 
 
P Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
The CALI Library of Lessons is a collection of over one hundred interactive, computer-based lessons covering twenty-seven legal education subject areas. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
 
remote access availableChinaLawInfo.com (English version and Chinese version)
ChinaLawInfo.com is a full text database of English translations of primary law of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), with English language legal news, and certain other PRC secondary sources in English. The Law Library subscribes to the Laws & Regulations Database in English. Other databases are in Chinese including: Laws & Regulations Database (Chinese version); Cases Database (Chinese version); and Law Journals Database (Chinese version). By a single user license agreement, this resource is available only to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty and staff.
remote access availableCIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
CIAO includes working papers from university research institutes, papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, books, journals and policy briefs dealing with international relations. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
remote access availableConstitutions of the Countries of the World
Contains full-text for the constitutions of 192 countries. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff
remote access availableCurrent Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availableEnvironmental Law Reporter
By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. For access to ELR's "Guidance and Policy Documents" please request a password from a law library reference librarian.
remote access availableForeign Law Guide
This database designed to locate primary sources of legislation for over 190 foreign jurisdictions. It provides a brief introduction to the legal systems of each country, a list of codifications, gazettes and other sources of law. Also, it identifies any available English translations. Searchable by country, subject, or keyword. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.

remote access availableGov Search for Libraries
The most comprehensive and up-to-date government contact information available on the Internet. GovSearch has over 700,000 points of contact from the local, county, state, and federal levels, hundreds of organization chart systems, and news from 400 daily sources, all of which can be downloaded and printed. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availableHeinOnline
Hein Online provides full access to complete runs of more than 500 law journals. It also includes the Federal Register, treaties and related publications, U.S. Supreme Court materials, and U.S Attorney General Opinions. Other libraries include the Foreign and International Law Database, European Center for Minority Issues, English Reports, Legal Classics Library, and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium. The following databases are now available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Please click on a database below to access the HeinOnline databases available to NUSL.
  • Law Journal Library (provides access to hundreds of law journals from their inception in full pdf)
remote access availableIndex to Legal Peridocals
The Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP) databases allow you to search for citations to articles and some full-text articles in legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand during different time periods.
  • ILP Retrospective allows you to search for citations to articles in over 750 legal periodicals published from 1908 to 1981.
  • Please note this is not a full-text database.
  • ILP Full Text allows you to search for citations to articles in over 1000 legal journals and publications from 1981 to the present. It also provides links to the full text of over 200 legal periodicals from 1994 to the present.

You may search the ILP Retrospective and the ILP Full Text databases simultaneously or separately; simply check the box of the relevant database(s) on the search screen. By license agreement, these resources are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
remote access availableJSTOR
JSTOR provides access to the full text of articles in assorted journals in the areas of science, economics, education, engineering, history, mathematics, political science and law. Coverage is generally from the beginning of the journal's existence until about 2000, depending on the journal. By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
remote access availableLaw 360
Law360 is an enormous resource for lawyers, faculty, and students with more than 12,000 articles published each year. Law360 articles contain links to related court documents and a database of news articles with an advanced search tool and RSS feeds. Law 360’s tracking systems for dockets and filings list major developments in litigation, deal making and legislation before anyone else. Daily e-mail newsletters allow readers to quickly scan news about cases, companies, firms, and legislation. The Law Library subscribes to all twelve of Law360’s specific practice areas. By license agreement, these resources are available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff.
 
Law Library Microform Consortium's Digital Collection
This resource is available to the Northeastern University community. It is a searchable database of documents and decisions from Federal Legislative, Judicial and Executive bodies.
P LawMemo.com 
LawMemo.Com has a searchable Case Law Database that contains summaries and the full text of federal and state employment law cases. The database contains cases from 1998 to the present. Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Those who qualify may request a password from a law library reference librarian. Eligible students, faculty, and staff may also sign up to receive the following email advance sheets: Employment Law Memo, NLRB Law Memo, and National Arbitration Center Memo.
 
remote access availableLegalTrac
By license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty and staff. If you are on campus click here. If you are off campus click here.
P LEXISNEXIS
Access is restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
remote access availableLexisNexis Academic
By license agreement, this resource is available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availableLexisNexis Congressional Universe
This is the one stop shopping for modern legislative history indexing and documents. This is the online version of the print indexes, CIS indexing and abstracting of congressional publications, and the CIS Legislative Histories (1970-present). It also includes electronic full text of selected congressional reports, documents, prints, bills and the Congressional Record; prepared statements and selected question and answer transcripts from committee hearings (1988-present, full text hearings 2004 to present); bill tracking reports that follow bills through Congress and the text of bills; public laws and the United States Code Service; the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations; biographical and financial information and voting records of members; rosters, charters and schedules for committees and subcommittees. Lastly, this database also includes access to newspapers (Roll Call, Washington Post, The Hill) that follow political news. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availableLexisNexis Statistical Universe
Includes the Statistical Abstract and an index to over 100,000 statistical publications. By license agreement, this resource is available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
P LOISLAW
Access restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Authorized users may get the access code from a law library reference librarian.
remote access availableMassachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports decisions issued by all the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, as well as changes to court rules, verdict & settlement reports, bar-discipline notices and all other news vital to attorneys in the commonwealth. It also covers hundreds of rulings from state agencies and thousands of unpublished decisions from the Appeals Court. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availableMax Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
This is the premier comprehensive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law. Topics include history of public international law, as well as areas such as international criminal law, human rights, international economic law, and environmental law. This online resource includes more than 1700 topics written by international law scholars. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
P Mental & Physical Disability Law Online Services
The ABA's Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law mission is "to promote the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities and to promote their full and equal participation in the legal profession." By license agreement, the "Subscribers-Only" content throughout the Commission's private web pages are available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may get the access code from a law library reference librarian.
remote access availableNational Center on Poverty Law
Website of the National Center on Poverty Law, a non-profit organization. The Center carries out legal and policy research and provides legal services to low-income clients. The “Clearinghouse Review” area has scholarly articles in the area of Poverty Law and is the electronic version of their print journal. Materials such as cases and articles are also available. By license agreement, this resource is available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may get the password from a law library reference librarian.
remote access availableOxford Reports on International Law
Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL) is a database for all international law jurisprudence, providing researchers access to the widest possible range of international law jurisprudence. ORIL draws upon the expertise of leading scholars and local experts to provide high quality, timely, reports, analysis, and traslations where available. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availableSocial Law Library's On-line Databases
You do not need to reconfigure your browser to get remote access to this database. Includes administrative and court decisions, regulations, rules of court, statutes, constitution, and budget. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
P State House News Service (Massachusetts Legislature)
The State House News Service, an unofficial, commercial reporter group operating in the State House, covers public hearings on a selective basis. Reporters file debate notes on floor action from each chamber. In addition, reporters attend selected committee hearings and press conferences and file reports known as feature stories. The Service's "Advances" describe anticipated action in state government from the legislative and executive branches that week; the "Round-Ups" summarize the week's events. Please note that ONLY law school students, faculty, staff, and affiliated persons (clinics) may have access. Students on co-op, alums, and emeritus faculty do not have access, nor does anyone outside the law school. Authorized users may get the access code from a law library reference librarian.
P South African Law Reports (1947 - Present)
Includes leading judgments from all the South African superior courts as well as selected judgments from Zimbabwe and Namibia. Acces restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law Students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may get the access code from a law library reference librarian.
remote access availableTreaties and International Agreements Online (TIARA)
This database contains the current, comprehensive, and accurate text for more than 11,500 treaties and international agreements, including international tax treaties. Updated monthly, it is the most up-to-date source for U.S. treaties-even more timely than the official government publications. TIARA provides access to the full-text of all treaties that have been ratified by the US, major treaties still in the ratification process, and all tax treaties, even those to which the US is not a party. By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
 remote access availableU.S. Law Week
By license agreement, this resource is only available to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.
  • If you are in the law school building (Knowles and Cargill), please use this link to U.S. Law Week
  • If you are outside the law school building, please use this link to U.S. Law Week
U.S Congressional Serial Set 1817-1980
Important documents of the United States Congress including reports, journals (1817-1952), Senate executive documents, treaties (after 1978), committee reports, executive reports to congress, and more. By license agreement, this resource is available to Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
remote access availablevLex
vLex is an online legal research service based in Barcelona, Spain, that offers case law, legislation, and other legal materials for nearly 100 countries, with a particular focus on jurisdictions in Central America, South America, and Europe. The contents of vLex may be searched by keyword, or browsed by country. Information is presented in its original language, although translations are presented (if available) side-by-side with the original language of the document. Through a single-user license agreement, this resource is available to all Northeastern University students, faculty, and staff.
WESTLAW
Access restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff.  Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian.
P WESTLAW (Text-Only)
Access restricted by license to Northeastern University School of Law students, faculty, and staff. Authorized users may request a password from a law library reference librarian. This is a text based version of WESTLAW's commercial research website. Law students have full access to this site with their WESTLAW password.
 

Some of the documents listed here may be protected by copyright law. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 U.S. Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. The person linking to documents from this page is liable for any infringement.