Law Links

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.

Massachusetts Materials
state-based resources

Federal Information Gateways
one-stop shopping for federal information

Federal Courts
links to court sites and opinions online

Federal Government
links to federal agency sites

International Law
starting place for international research

State Access
links to state pages, legislatures & court systems

Law by Subject
links to online legal information

Major Legal Research Sites
where to start looking

Legal News
legal news stories and papers

Legal Journals, Law Reviews, and Legal Texts 
online legal articles

Search Engines
options for searching the internet

Reference
quick sources of information


Search Engines

General Search Engines

Bing
DuckDuckGo
Exalead
Google
Yahoo
Hotbot

Meta Searchers - search multiple engines at the same time
Clusty
DogPile
MetaCrawler
SurfWax

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