A Virtual Reference Source of Internet Legal Resources
*The Law Links are sources available on the Internet. Some sources may require a subscription to access the full content of the source. The Law Library does not not provide access to subscription content through the Law Links. Subscription content may be available through the Law Library's databases.
Federal Information Gateways
Law by Subject
Major Legal Research Sites
Legal Journals, Law Reviews, and Legal Texts
General Search Engines
Specialized Search Engines
bepress Legal Repository - law-related research papers
Google Scholar - Google has added a new search function that will locate full-text legal opinions from federal and state courts. Users can type in case names, topics or keywords to find relevant cases. One can try an "advanced scholar" search that narrows searches to opinions in specific states. One can also specify whether they want to search for "all of the words," an exact phrase, or "at least one of the words." Case law goes back about 80 years for federal cases and more than 50 years for state cases. The opinions will have "cited by" and "related articles" links that lead to other opinions and articles that will help one understand the information. Please note, there is no citator service that flags when an opinion is overruled or called into question.
Lexis Web - legal resources
NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository - legal research papers from law schools in the New England Law Libraries Consortium
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations Union Catalog - abstracts and some full text of theses and dissertations
OAIster - scholarly resources in many disciplines