Electronic resources can provide powerful research tools such as keyword searching.

LA Law Library offers access to electronic legal research tools.

For information on databases available remotely, from your home or office, click here.

Legal publications are increasingly available online. LA Law Library subscribes to these databases to provide library patrons with access to essential legal research tools. Electronic legal resources provide powerful research tools such as keyword searching, case cite validation and access to industry leading publications. Many resources also feature options to download or email materials.

Researching the law is easy using keyword searches: find cases involving landlords and tenants, personal injury or family law with references to analysis and explanations.

Extensive database access
  • Access to over 20 electronic legal resources (listed below), including industry leading services like Westlaw and Lexis Advance
  • Perform electronic legal research on California and Federal law as well as foreign and international law
Powerful and convenient research tools
  • Search legal materials such as case opinions, laws and analytical materials on most legal topics
  • Many services offer features such as emailing and downloading to save time and money
  • Off-site access to select databases such as Legal Information Reference Center and LA Law Library digital brief repository.
Expert guidance
  • Our Reference Librarians are always available to assist with building keyword searches or recommending research strategies
  • LA Law Library offers hand-on classes to provide in-depth instruction on using databases


California Bill Analysis

Full-text of state assembly and senate bills and bill analysis starting with the 1993-94 legislative session.

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California Briefs

LA Law Library online repository of California Supreme and Appellate court briefs

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Comprehensive access to CEB’s California practice books, with full-text search capabilities, citation links to primary law and downloadable forms

EBSCO Legal Information Research Center

Searchable full text database of Nolo Press publications

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Foreign Law Guide

Current sources for codes and basic legislation in foreign jurisdictions


Full text access to law journals, the Federal Register, CFR, U.S. Code, and U.S. Treaties

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

Index of articles and book reviews for foreign jurisdictions

LA Law Library Online Catalog

Search the Library’s comprehensive collection of California, federal, state, foreign and international materials

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Legal periodical index, including partial full text coverage

Lexis Advance

Coverage of state and federal cases and statutes, Matthew Bender California treatises, and Shepard’s

LLMC Digital

Collection of selected historical case opinions, legislative documents and California court briefs


Procedural guides for drafting and filing civil litigation documents in state and federal courts, includes links to applicable codes and rules

Wolters Kluwer – Cheetah

A comprehensive resource for access to Aspen treatises featuring the bankruptcy, family law, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, and property & construction law libraries.

Thomson Reuters Westlaw

New Westlaw search interface includes state and federal cases and statutes, jury verdicts, court filings, trial court documents, and secondary sources

XSpouse Child and spousal support calculator approved by the California Judicial Council

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