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19th Century Masterfile info

Coverage 1800 to 1900
Combination of indexes to nineteenth century journals and government publications. Includes Jones and Chipman's Index to Legal Periodical Literature (1786-1922), as well as other indexes to presidential papers, patents, & government publications. An English parliamentary history and index to debates is also included.

1L Survival Guide info

Coverage to present
A guide for beginning law students about the UW Law School, skills, courses, faculty, textbooks, studying, exams, library access, and technology.

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ABI/Inform info

Coverage 1971 to present
Index and abstracts of scholarly and trade business periodicals, including popular journals such as Forbes, Fortune, and Business Week.

Academic Search info

Coverage 1984 (updated daily)
Index to magazines and journals from every academic discipline. Many articles available in full-text.

Administrative Decisions & Other Actions (Univ. of VA) info

Coverage to present
Gateway to administrative actions outside the scope of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Federal Register.

Almanac of the Federal Judiciary info

Coverage (updated quarterly)
Providing balanced and responsible profiles, the Almanac of the Federal Judiciary provides information about all federal judges and key bankruptcy and magistrate judges. The database provides a comprehensive overview of each judge's background, publication history, noteworthy rulings and other pertinent information. Search each judge's profile for terms and export information as needed.

American Indian Experience info

Coverage to present
Hundreds of American Indian primary documents and images, including treaties, speeches, traditional tales, and captivity narratives with contextual annotation; a wealth of maps and photographs; and hundreds of vetted Web sites.

American Indian Law Collection (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1700s to present
Full-text legal materials by and about Native Americans. Includes federal law relating to tribes, such as relevant sections of the US Code and CFR, some legislative history, and administrative decisions. Selected law from the tribes is also available including constitutions, codes, by-laws. Also includes some scholarly works.

American Law Sources Online info

Coverage to present
A compilation of links to freely accessible sources of law for the US, Canada and Mexico. Also contains links to sources of commentary and practice aids.

Android Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students info

Android Apps for Legal Professionals

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to competition and deceptive trade practices law. Covers federal, state, and international law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Archive-it Congressional Research Reports info

Coverage 2008 to present
Selected reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the public policy research arm of the United States Congress. CRS Reports are issue reports that provide detailed reports to members of congress.


ArchivesUSA info

A compilation of information about primary source materials in manuscript and special collections in the United States. Offers detailed subject indexing of finding aids and contact information for repositories.

ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law info

Coverage 1997 to present
Designed to be used as a self-guided tour of relevant, quality, up-to-date online resources covering important areas of international law.

Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy info

Coverage Pre-18th Century to present
Digital documents relative to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy, and government. Links to supporting documents referred to in the body of the texts.

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Badgerlink info

Coverage 1980s to present (updated daily)
Full-text articles from general (including some legal) journals and newspapers.

Bankruptcy / Debtor-Creditor Proceedings info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Bankruptcy Law Reporter (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to state and federal bankruptcy law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Bar Journal Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1898 to present
Contains more than 100 state and local Bar Journals. You can search by article title, author, description, date, or across the full text of the articles.

Bibliography of Early American Law info

Coverage 1600s to 1860
Abstracts of American legal literature published in this country or abroad, from its beginnings to the end of 1860. It also includes works on foreign, comparative and international law published in America. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.

BillFinder info

Coverage Current calendar year to present (updated daily)
Index of state bills for the current calendar year. Includes bill tracking history and some full text bills.

Bills and Resolutions , US (ProQuest Congressional) info

Coverage 1789 to 2013
A full text collection of all versions of all US Bills (public and private) and Resolutions since 1789.  Each document is in PDF format and completely searchable.  All documents include the Congress Number, Bill Number, Version Date and Version Action. Bill Profile composite reports include sponsor information, publication citations and links to all versions of the bill.  To access the bills, click on "advanced search" on the left hand side of the screen, and select "Bills and Laws, 1789-Present" for your search. For additional information on Congressional Lawmaking, see Proquest Congressional or Proquest Legislative Insight.   

Bills, Resolutions (Thomas) info

Coverage 1989 to present (updated daily)
Full-text of U.S. Congressional bills, bill tracking, and resolutions.


Bloomberg BNA info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated weekly)
Formerly known as BNA Online, Bloomberg BNA is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance. Bloomberg BNA’s authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.

Bloomberg Law info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
In addition to company and market news, information and filings, Bloomberg Law offers cases, statutes and regulations, state and federal dockets (comparable to PACER), and many transactional documents and clauses.

Law School users may request access by completing the form at the Bloomberg Law Website.


Bluebook Abbreviations of Law Reviews & Legal Periodicals info

Coverage to present
Bluebook (A Uniform System of Citation) abbreviations for legal journals.

For additional abbreviations, see also Prince’s Bieber Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations and table 13 in the Bluebook.

Books Unbound info

Coverage to present (updated weekly)
Exclusive provider of online CLE Books from the State Bar of Wisconsin (the "brown binders").

Browzine info

The BrowZine app (available for IOS and Android tablets and phones) works by organizing the articles found in Open Access and subscription databases, uniting them into complete journals, then arranging these journals on a common newsstand. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

Business Source Premier info

Coverage 1984 to present (updated daily)
Index and some full text articles from business journals in areas such as management, economics, finance, banking and accounting.

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C-Span Video Library info

Coverage 1987 to present (updated daily)
Videos and transcripts of C-Span programs. Includes public affairs programming, Congressional proceedings, news conferences, BookTV non-fiction author talks and interviews, and more.

Canada Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Canada Supreme Court Reports (Hein Online) info

HeinOnline's Canada Supreme Court Reports contains the official bilingual series published under authority of the Supreme Court Act. This collection includes more than 9,400 cases which include background information, statutes and regulations, authors cited, analysis and the decision.

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations info

Coverage to present
Abbreviations for English language legal publications, from the British Isles, the Commonwealth and the United States, including those covering international and comparative law. Cardiff's is useful for interpreting legal citations.

CCH IntelliConnect (See IntelliConnect) info

Coverage 1939 to present (updated daily)
Full-text federal, state, and international tax information and materials. Includes legislation, reporters (Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Guide, U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter, state tax reporters, etc.), journals, treatises, and more. Also includes business and finance materials such as Federal Securities Law Reporter, Blue Sky Law Reporter, Trade Regulation Reporter, FERC Reporter and more. Registration required to access database. Funded in part by Corporate Practice Institute, Inc. Formerly known as CCH Internet Research Network and CCH Tax Research Network.


Century Journals Project (Chinese Journals) info

Coverage 1906 to 1993
Retrospective digital collection of 20th Century Chinese journals in full text. Includes a large selection of law journals from China.

Century of Lawmaking For a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents & Debates, 1774-1873 info

Coverage 1774 to 1875
Historical U.S. Congressional documents and debates, including the Congressional Record and its predecessors.

Chambers and Partners info

Coverage to present (updated annually)
The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary.


Checkpoint (Thomson Reuters) info

Coverage 1950s to present (updated daily)
Tax and accounting materials including the complete federal tax code, regulations, committee reports, and rulings. Also contains the Federal Tax Coordinator, U.S. Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Handbook, a news/current awareness section, as well as state tax cases, rulings, and legislation.

Chile Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

ChinaLawInfo info

Coverage 1949 to present (updated daily)
A nearly comprehensive collection of laws and regulations from China in Chinese. Coverage for cases is more selective. Also includes secondary legal information such as judicial explanations, research articles of legal studies, and more.

See also LawInfoChina - the English-language sister database to ChinaLawInfo.


Citation Guide: Interpreting, Managing & Creating Bluebook Legal Cites info

Coverage to present
Guide contains tips on using the Bluebook for legal citation. It includes citation samples of commonly used resources, style and abbreviation guides, and info on using citation managers to organize your research and automatically create cites.

Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations is the monst current version of the CFR. It is updated daily.


Code of Federal Regulations (FDsys) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated annually)
Codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.


Code of Federal Regulations (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1938 to 1985 (updated annually)
Comprehensive coverage of the CFR from its inception.


Code of Federal Regulations (LII) info

Coverage to present (updated annually)
This version of the CFR offers excellent search and navigation features as well as crossreferences to external sources such as the U.S. Code and Federal Register pages that update a CFR section.


Colonial and American Indian Treaties: A Collection info

Coverage 1629 to 1855
A collection of major treaties between Native Americans and the American colonies, and later the United States. Keyword search or browse by date, region (state or tribe), and title. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.


Communications Regulation (Pike and Fischer) info

See Telecommunications Law Resource Center (Pike and Fischer)

Compilation of Presidential Documents (FDsys) info

Coverage 1992 to present (updated daily)
The official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary. Contains both the daily and superceded weekly compilations.


Congress and the Courts (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1787 to present
Congress and the Courts, featuring William H. Manz’s Congress and the Courts: A Legislative History, brings together materials reflecting congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts and provides all relevant documents prepared by various Congresses relating to the purpose, formation, organization, and restructuring of the federal government.

Congress.gov info

Coverage 1973 to present
Congress.gov contains federal legislative information from the United States government. It is the new platform for legislation, the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, Senate and House Executive Communications and member profiles. As the Congress.gov project progresses, all of the information on Thomas.gov will be integrated into Congress.gov.

Congressional Bills (FDsys) info

Coverage 1993 to present (updated daily)
Full-text of U.S. Congressional bills and resolutions.


Congressional Committee Prints (FDsys) info

Coverage 1987 to present
Browse the current catalog of Congressional Committee Prints.


Congressional Committee Reports (Thomas) info

Coverage 1992 to present
U.S. Congressional committee reports.


Congressional Hearings (FDsys) info

Coverage 1985 to present (updated daily)
Selected hearings from U.S. Congressional committee hearings proceedings. Most hearings are published two months to two years after they are held. For older hearings, see ProQuest Congressional.


Congressional Hearings (ProQuest Congressional) info

Coverage 1824 to 2003 (updated daily)
Published and unpublished hearings from U.S. Congressional committee hearings proceedings. All hearings contain the full transcripts of the proceedings, including all oral statements, committee questions, and discussion. Published hearings also contain texts of related reports, statistical analyses, correspondence, exhibits, and articles presented by witnesses or inserted into the record by committee members and staff. For more recent hearings, see FDsys.


Congressional Record - Bound Edition (FDsys) info

Coverage 1998 to present (updated daily)
The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Note that this is the bound edition - Congressional Record citations may be to the daily edition. The primary ways in which the bound edition differs from the daily edition are continuous pagination; somewhat edited, revised, and rearranged text; and the dropping of the prefixes H, S, and E before page numbers.


Congressional Record - Daily Edition (FDsys) info

Coverage 1994 to present (updated daily)
The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Note that this is the daily edition - Congressional Record citations may be to the bound edition.


Congressional Record (ProQuest Congressional) info

Coverage 1789 to present (updated daily)
The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress back to 1789. Includes both daily and bound editions of the Congressional Record, as well as its predecessor titles: the Congressional Globe, the Register of Debates, and the Annals of Congress.


Congressional Record (Thomas) info

Coverage 1989 to present (updated daily)
The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. Note that this is the daily edition - See Fdsys for bound edition citations.


ConSource: The Constitutional Sources Project info

Coverage 18th Century
A collection of primary and secondary sources related to the formation and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Includes the Constitution and precedents, the Federalist Papers, James Madison's notes of the Constitutional Convention, the papers of George Washington, state constitutions and charters, ratification debates, and more.

Copyright Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Court Rules, Federal info

Coverage to present
Court rules for the federal courts of appeals, district, bankruptcy and other federal courts.

Court Rules, Wisconsin info

Coverage to present
Wisconsin Supreme Court and local circuit court rules by county.

Court Statistics Project info

Coverage 1998 to present (updated annually)
Collects and analyzes data relating to the work of state courts.

Criminal Justice Abstracts info

Coverage 1968 to present (updated quarterly)
Abstracts of journal articles, books, reports, dissertations, and unpublished papers on criminalogy and related disciplines.


Criminal Law & Procedure info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Criminal Law Reporter (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to federal and state criminal law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals info

Coverage Last four months (updated weekly)
Citations to newly published law journal articles covering all areas of United States law.

Current Law Journal Content info

Coverage 2000 to May-11 (updated daily)
Index of law journal tables of contents with links to full articles. Includes customized alerts by email and RSS. Updating of CLJC ceased in May 2011 but existing indexing will remain searchable.

Cyber Cemetery info

Coverage 1990 to present
Maintained by the University of North Texas and the Government Printing Office, this site archives government websites that are now defunct or ceased operation. The agencies archived are broad in scope and have most of their original links working.

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Dane County Legal Resource Center info

The DCLRC is a law library which provides a variety of legal information services to both the local legal community and the general public. It is located in the Dane County Courthouse.

Dane County Ordinances info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Full text of Dane County Ordinances.


Data-Planet Statistical Datasets info

Coverage 1930s to present
Formerly Proquest Statistical Datasets. Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Enables researchers to build statistical tables and charts from multiple sources in a single interface.

Dictionary of Law (Peter Collin Publishing) info

Coverage 2000
Provides basic vocabulary used in British and American law, with examples which show the words and phrases used in context.


Digital Commons Law Network info

Open source collection of institutional repositories from across the United States, including faculty scholarship, law review articles and conference proceedings. The network may be searched in specific areas of law, such as administrative law or constitutional law.

Divorce & Child Custody/Support Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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E & E Publishing info

Coverage (updated daily)
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E's five daily online publications are considered "must-reads" by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The subscription includes access to: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E&E Daily, Greenwire and E&ENews PM. Key areas covered by E&E's reporters and editors: U.S. federal legislation, U.S. environmental regulation and federal agencies, International and U.S. climate policy issues, Global energy resources and markets, Unconventional energy (fracking, deep water, etc.), Electric utilities, Alternative energy, Air and water issues, Hazardous and toxic substances, Public lands, Endangered species, Mining and agriculture, Technology.

Early American Case Law (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1894 to 1897
Contains the entire Federal Cases 30 book series (1894-1897) which contains more than 20,000 cases. Also included is the Trinity Series, which includes American Decisions, American Reports, and American State Reports.

Education (Legal Aspects) Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online info

Coverage 1700 to 1800
Significant English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom and in the British colonies during the eighteenth century. See "law" subject.

Electronic Commerce & Law Report (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to the digital economy.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Electronic Information System for International Law info

Coverage (updated daily)
Gateway to quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law.

Employment & Labor Law Guide info

Coverage to present
A guide to federal and Wisconsin materials on employment law, which pertains to the employer/employee relationship, and labor law, which covers the relationship between employers and labor unions.

Employment Discrimination Report (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to equal employment opportunity.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law info

Coverage 3rd ed.
The Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information on international law. Part of the Oxford Reference Online platform.

English Reports (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1220 to 1865
Exact page-images of the original bound reprint edition of the English Reports (containing more than 100,000 cases), together with the Indexes and Book of Charts.

Environment and Energy Publishing info

Coverage 2008 to present (updated daily)
Articles, video, and transcripts that provide daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets, nationally and internationally. Key areas include U.S. legislation, environmental regulation and federal agencies; climate policy issues; global energy resources and markets; alternative energy; air and water issues; hazardous and toxic substances; public lands; endangered species; mining and agriculture; and environmental and energy technology.

Environment Reporter-Current Reports (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to environmental law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Environmental Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Estate Planning, Wills & Probate info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

EUR-Lex (European Union, Commonwealth & Foreign Nations Law) info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated daily)
Selected case law and codes for the European Union, Australia, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Most documents are in English.

European Center for Minority Issues (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1997 to present
Reports and working papers from the European Center for Minority Issues. Also includes other publications on minority issues.

European Union Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

European Union Publications and Documents info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
European Union documents and other publications, including the Official Journal of the European Union, legal texts, treaties, statistics, historical records, and the latest EU-wide surveys and opinion polls. Includes documents of individual institutions, agencies and other bodies of the EU.

Executive Branch Documents (Proquest Congressional) info

Coverage 1789 to 1932
Collection of publications from the Executive Branch of the federal government listed in the 1909 Checklist created by the U.S. Superintendant of Documents as a summary of all publications issues by the government since 1789. Includes fully-searchable access to 200,000-plus documents not included in U.S. Serial Set collection, as well as an additional 200,000 document chosen from the 1910-1932 period.

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Family Law Reporter (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to federal and state family law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

FDsys (Federal Digital System) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Executive, legislative and judicial materials from the United States Government Printing Office. Includes the Federal Register, Congressional Record, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Budgets, Congressional bills, hearings, committee prints, and more. FDsys has replaced GPO Access.


Federal Agency Directory info

Coverage to present
Directory of Federal Government Agencies from LSU libraries, in partnership with GPO.

Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics info

Coverage 1998 to 2010
Information describing suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. Users can generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution/courts and incarcerations, and based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code.

Federal Legislative History info

Coverage to present
A guide to researching the legislative history of federal laws.

Federal Register (FDsys) info

Coverage 1994 to present (updated daily)
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.


Federal Register (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1938 to present (updated daily)
Comprehensive coverage of the Federal Register from its inception.


Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (Cornell) info

Coverage to present
These rules govern bankruptcy proceedings in federal courts.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (Cornell) info

Coverage to present
These rules govern the conduct of all civil actions brought in federal district courts. While they do not apply to suits in state courts, the rules of many states have been closely modeled on these provisions.

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure (Cornell) info

Coverage to present
These rules govern the conduct of all criminal proceedings brought in federal courts.

Federal Rules of Evidence (Cornell) info

Coverage to present
These rules govern the introduction of evidence in proceedings, both civil and criminal, in federal courts. While they do not apply to suits in state courts, the rules of many states have been closely modeled on these provisions.

Federal Tax Research Sources info

Coverage to present
This LibGuide lists UW Law Library resources useful in substantive federal tax research.

FindLaw Lawyer Directory info

Coverage to present
National lawyer and law firm directory.


FLARE (Foreign Law Research Group) Index to Treaties info

Coverage 1353 to present
Searchable database of basic information on 2000+ of the most significant multilateral treaties, conventions and agreements, along with a number of historically significant bilateral treaties. Information includes: the official, popular and alternative titles of the particular treaty; dates and place of conclusion; where the text of the treaty can be found in print publications; links to the text of treaties on the internet; and more.

Foreign & International Law Resources Database (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1973 to present
International law publications, including prominent Yearbooks from around the world and proceedings of the American Society of International Law. Also contains U.S. law digests on international law and judicial decisions of the Hague Permanent Court of International Justice.

Foreign Commercial Law info

Coverage to present
This is a guide to UW-Madison Law Library and electronic resources in foreign commercial law. The emphasis is on primary and secondary materials for research in materials from Europe, South Asia and South East Asia.

Foreign Law Guide: Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions Around the World info

Coverage (updated weekly)
By Reynolds & Flores, this guide contains concise descriptions of each country's legal system, the main sources of law, the nature of the legal literature, followed by a list of major laws and whether there is an English translation.

Foreign Relations of the Unted States (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1861 to 1976
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Before the current title was adopted, this series was formerly known as Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States and Foreign Relations of the United States: Diplomatic Papers.

FreeCourtDockets info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy court dockets, as well as dockets from the US Supreme Court, Court of Claims, and Court of International Trade.


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Gale NewsVault info

Coverage 1800s to present
Single search interface for newspapers in the Gale newspapers archives including: 17th-18th C. Burney Collection, 19th C. British Library Newspapers Pt. I, 19th C. U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Illustrated London News, Times (of London) Digital Archive, Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

Gargoyle, The info

Coverage 1969 to present (updated quarterly)
The Gargoyle is University of Wisconsin Law School's alumni newsletter.

GATT/WTO Guide info

Coverage to present
An guide to University of Wisconsin campus and electronic sources integral to legal research involving the World Trade Organization (WTO), and to a lesser extent, its predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).

Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project info

The Gender Jurisprudence and International Criminal Law Project is a collaborative project between the War Crimes Research Office and the Women and International Law Program. The centerpiece of the website is the Gender Jurisprudence Collections, a database containing more than 26,000 documents including judgments, decisions, and orders issued by international/ized criminal courts and tribunals, made easily searchable for issues relating to sexual and gender-based violence.

Germany Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Getting Items from other Libraries: Interlibrary Loan and Universal Borrowing info

Coverage to present
Guide to universal borrowing and interlibrary loan requesting at the UW Law Library.

Global Health and Human Rights Database info

Coverage to present
The Global Health and Human Rights Database is a free online database of law from around the world relating to health and human rights. The database offers an interactive, searchable, and fully indexed website of case law, national constitutions and international instruments.

Google Books info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Search engine for full text general and legal books. Books in the public domain are available in "full view" and free for download. For in-print books, Google limits the number of viewable pages.


Google Scholar info

Coverage 1776 to present (updated daily)
Search engine for federal and state court opinions, as well as scholarly articles, theses and books.

Government Documents Guide, U.S. (UW Law Library) info

Coverage to present
This is a selective list of major document titles or series currently received by the University of Wisconsin Law Library.

GPO Access info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
See FDsys - The Government Printing Office has transitioned their government information website from GPO Access to FDsys (Federal Digital System).


Guide to Law Online (GLIN) info

Coverage to present
Annotated directory to sources of information on government and law available online. Nations of the World section provides links sources of foreign law on the Internet.

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Hansard info

Coverage 1988 to present
Hansard is the official report of proceedings of both the U.K. House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is similar to the United States' Congressional Record. This collection the current Hansard.

Hansard Archive info

Coverage 1803 to 2004
Hansard is the official report of proceedings of both the U.K. House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is similar to the United States' Congressional Record. This collection contains a browsable archive from the 1st - 6th series from the early 19th Century to the early 21st Century.

Hansard's Index to Debates, House of Lords/Commons (19th Century Masterfile) info

Coverage 1803 to 1830
Hansard is the official report of proceedings of both the U.K. House of Commons and the House of Lords. It is similar to the United States' Congressional Record. This collection contains the 1st and 2nd series from the early 19th Century.

HathiTrust: A Shared Digital Repository info

Coverage to present
The digitized collection, Hathi Trust, includes the CIC libraries (Big Ten) and the University of California System. Full-text of works that are out of copyright or in the public domain are available for viewing or searching. The items are also in Google books but have greater availability and searchability.


Health Law info

Coverage to present
Guide to Health Law resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Health Law Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to health law. Contains BNA's Health Law Reporter.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Hein Online info

Coverage 1220 to present (updated daily)
Full-text legal periodicals, historical texts, foreign & international materials, and primary legal materials in PDF, including the Federal Register, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Reports & attorney general opinions, state session laws, and more.

Historical Resources for U.S. and State Law info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

History of Supreme Court Nominations (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
This library features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Browse by Justice option allows you to see relevant works related to that Justice including links to articles and a bibliography of other works, along with links to Scholarly Articles.

Hoovers info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Financial and business information from thousands of U.S. and foreign companies. Includes history, names of officers and board members, sales, assets, names of subsidiaries, competitors, and quarterly and annual financials.

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain) info

Coverage 1715 to 1900
Papers issued by the Great Britain House of Commons including bills; reports; accounts and papers; command papers; and supplementary material back to 1688.

Human Rights Law info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Hurst Collection (J. Willard) info

Coverage 1932 to 1997
The J. Willard Hurst Collection details the career of the man commonly identified as the father of modern American legal history. Hurst was a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he developed the field of American legal economic history through his scholarship and teaching. The collection includes Hurst's personal outlines and notes; course texts; publications; publication reviews; research notes; correspondence (incoming and outgoing); personnel records; photographs; audio recordings; and typewriter.

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i.lex: Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts info

Coverage late 1990s to present (updated daily)
An online database of selected U.S. court cases and related materials that address the interpretation and application of international law at the federal and state level. Most of the cases are available in full text. Summaries are provided in some cases. From The American Society of International Law.

Immigration Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1985 to present
Index to world-wide legal literature on all forms of foreign law. Covers foreign law, comparative law, and legal systems. Includes journal articles, reports, essays, yearbooks, and book reviews in a variety of languages.


Index to Law School Theses and Dissertations info

Coverage 1887 to 2006
Index to graduate theses and dissertations produced at American law schools, including UW-Madison. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2 and 4.

Index to legal Periodical Literature, Jones & Chipman (19th Century Masterfile) info

Coverage 1786 to 1922
Jones & Chipman was the first index that attempted to provide a comprehensive and systematic index to English language legal periodicals. It is available in Series 1 of the 19th Century Masterfile.


Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text & Retrospective info

Coverage 1908 to present
Index to legal periodicals, court decisions, legislation and more. Full text coverage for selected periodicals is also available. Law books are indexed beginning in 1993. Covers all areas of law from the United States and Commonwealth countries.


Index to United Nations Documents and Publications info

Coverage 1946 to 2006
Index to United Nations documents and publications. Includes some full-text materials. Subscription cancelled in 2006. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.


India Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.


Intellectual Property Law Collection (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1909 to present
Contains more than 100 legislative histories from 1909 to date, more than 270 books, Code of Federal Regulations Title 37, U.S. Code Titles 17 & 35, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, and the Trademark of Manual Examining Procedure.

Intellectual Property Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1929 to present (updated weekly)
Cases, statutes, regulations, manuals, news articles, and more relating to United States intellectual property law, including the United States Patent Quarterly. Contains BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

IntelliConnect (CCH) info

Coverage 1939 to present (updated daily)
Full-text federal, state, and international tax information and materials. Includes legislation, reporters (Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Guide, U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter, state tax reporters, etc.), journals, treatises, and more. Also includes business and finance materials such as Federal Securities Law Reporter, Blue Sky Law Reporter, Trade Regulation Reporter, FERC Reporter and more.

Formerly known as CCH Internet Research Network and CCH Tax Research Network.

To access database, you must first register for a user id and password and login on the first screen.

International Commercial Arbitration: A Research Guide info

Coverage to present
A guide to research resources in International Commercial Arbitration

International Constitutional Law (Berne University) info

Coverage to present
English texts and background materials about constitutions and other constitutional documents worldwide. Also includes access to the German Case Law Project (GLAW), in German, sometimes with a brief English translation. Features extensive links to national constitutional courts, and to other sources of legal (especially international and constitutional) law on the Internet.

International Court of Justice (United Nations) info

Coverage 1946 to present (updated daily)
Contains information about the Court, including its history, role, functioning, jurisdiction, finances, and biographical information on its judges, with photographs. Provides access to complete texts of the United Nations Charter, the Statute of the Court, and ICJ current press releases. Includes all cases brought before the Court.

International Documents Collection (Northwestern University) info

Coverage to present
Portal to hundreds of international organizations and regional intergovernmental organizations, as well as U.S. government agencies relevant to international law.

International Financial Statistics info

Coverage 1948 to present (updated monthly)
Statistics on international and domestic finance, and reports, for most countries of the world, current and historical data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts.

International Law Guide: Foreign, Comparative & Private info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.


International Law Guide: Public info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.


International Trade Reporter (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to United States trade and international business law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Introduction to Legal Materials: A Manual for Non-Law Librarians in Wisconsin info

Coverage to 2003
Guide to legal materials for non-lawyers published by the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin.

iPad Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students info

Guide to iPad Apps for Legal Professionals

Islamic Law info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

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JSTOR: Journal Storage Project info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
Selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, and other fields. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and ends about two to five years before the most recently published volume.

Judicial Statistics, Verdicts & Sentencing info

Coverage to present
Information on jury awards and verdicts, criminal sentencing, and court statistics.

JustCite info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
This citator allows the researcher to trace the history and update the status of cases, legislation, and journal articles from the UK, Ireland, and the EU (with limited coverage of other common law jurisdictions). It includes a visual map which allows the user to see the relationships between the relevant cases, statutes, articles, etc. Links to external full text sources are provided.

Justia Federal District Court Filings and Dockets info

Coverage Jan-04 to present (updated daily)
Case information from the U.S. Federal District Courts. Some cases also include opinions, orders, and other filings.


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KeyCite (Westlaw Patron Access) info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
Citation research service used to determine whether a case, statute, administrative decision, or federal regulation is good law and to find cases and other sources that cite it.

KeyCite on Westlaw Patron Access is only available on the three computers labeled "Law Library Workstation" on the fifth floor of the Law Library and selected computers at Memorial Library and the Business Library.

KluwerArbitration info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
Full-text primary and secondary materials and commentary in the field of arbitration. This includes Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), court decisions & arbitral awards, legislation, rules, conventions, commentary and news.

Kodeks info

Coverage 1991 to present (updated daily)
A Russian-language database of legislation from Russia, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the republics, regions and territories of the Russian Federation. Includes legislative acts issued by approximately 200 executive, legislative, and judicial branches of Russia.

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Labor & Employment Law Resource Center (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated weekly)
Cases, statutes, regulations, manuals, news articles, and more relating to United States labor and employment law.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Law Journal Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1788 to present (updated daily)
Legal periodicals in PDF beginning with the earliest volumes.


Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln info

Coverage 1836 to 1861
Original documents from Lincoln's law practice, including facts about cases and non-litigation activities handled by Lincoln and his law partners.

Law.com Dictionary info

Coverage 2007
An easy to use legal dictionary, with cross references for many terms.


Lawcite info

An international legal case citator. Given citations to cases and journal articles, one can locate citing reference with links in full text. The world-wide coverage enables a researcher to see where the case or journal article is being used in the world's courts. LawCite is sponserd by AustLII.

LawInfoChina info

Coverage 1949 to present (updated daily)
A nearly comprehensive collection of laws and regulations from China in English. Coverage for cases is selective.

See also ChinaLawInfo - the Chinese-language sister database to LawInfoChina.


Lawyer Locator (Martindale-Hubbell) info

Coverage to present
Directory of lawyers and law firms in the United States and internationally.


Lawyer's Reference Shelf info

Coverage to 1999 edition
Provides full-text access to the Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage 2d edition and The Oxford Dictionary of American Legal Quotations. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.


Lawyers' Manual of Professional Conduct (ABA/Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, opinions, and other supporting legal documents relating to legal ethics, malpractice and other issues concerning the legal profession.

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Legal Opinions and Manuals info

Coverage 1975 to present (updated annually)
Summaries of all League opinions and full-text opinions. Also includes several of the League's manuals and conference papers. CD-ROM database available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.

Legal Classics (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1500s to 1900s
Thousands of full text works from important legal scholars of the 16th- to early 20- centuries.

Legal Dockets Online info

Coverage to present
Portal featuring an extensive collection of links to free and fee-based (PACER) sources of court dockets for federal, state, and local courts. Other court documents (opinions, orders, etc) and criminal record databases are linked when available.


Legal Forms & Contracts info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Legal Information Institute (Cornell) info

Coverage (updated daily)
An open access resource with guides to understanding State and Federal Law. Includes links to legislation, state and federal codes and Wex, the legal encyclopedia.

LegalExplorer (State Bar of Wisconsin) info

Coverage to present
Legal information and educational resources.

Legislative Reference Bureau info

Coverage to present
The LRB's mission is to serve the Wisconsin Legislature and the public by providing nonpartisan legal, research, and library services.

LexisNexis Academic info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
Legal, news, reference, and business sources. Legal tab contains United States federal and state case law, codes, and regulations, as well as law reviews and legal news. Also includes foreign and international primary sources.

LexisNexis for Law Schools info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
Extensive collection of legal, news, reference, and business sources. Contains primary legal resources (cases, statutes, regulations, etc.) and secondary materials (journal articles, worldwide news, business sources, etc.).Non law school users may use LexisNexis Academic.

For assistance with passwords, see the LexisNexis & Westlaw IDs form. To receive a password, you must be an authorized user and affiliated with the Law School. Incoming Law Students will receive their ID at orientation. If you are an incoming law student and do not receive an ID, please fill out the ID form.

Library Catalog (University of Wisconsin) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Catalog of books, journals, and other materials owned by the UW-Madison Libraries. Includes free and licensed electronic resources.

Library Guide for Cite Checkers info

This guide presents resources and strategies to assist students with citation checking, emphasizing sources that provide pdf images of documents wherever possible.

Lincoln Collection Guide info

This guide serves as a basic catalog to the Lincoln Collection available at the UW Law Library.

LLMC Digital info

Coverage 1700s to present
Case law, legislation, regulations and other materials from the U.S. (federal, states, military, Native American), Canada, UK and other foreign countries. Coverage is especially good for older materials, although some newer content is available including California Records and Briefs.

Low-Cost Legal Resources in Dane County info

Coverage to present
Comprehensive listing of agencies in Dane County which offer low cost legal assistance programs.

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Madison (City of ) Ordinances info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Full text of Madison Ordinances.


Madison (City of) Legislative Information Center info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Legislative documents including legislative files, agendas, minutes, etc. for the City Council and its committees.

Making of Modern Law info

Coverage 1800 to 1926
Over 22,000 legal treatises from the 19th- and early 20th- century. Covers all aspects of American and British law and encompasses a range of analytical, theoretical and practical literature for research in American and British legal history.

Manupatra info

Coverage Late 19th Century to present (updated Daily)
A database of legal materials from India, including the full text of cases from the Supreme Court of India, the state High Courts, and courts during the colonial period. Also includes national and state legislation, bills from the central parliament, committee reports, and more.

Marquette University Law Library info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Catalog of books, journals, and other materials owned by Marquette University. Includes free and licensed resources.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Definitive encyclopedia covering the entirety of public international law.

Medical Research Law & Policy Report (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 2002 to present (updated semimonthly)
Tracks the most significant regulatory and legal developments in medical research.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Mental Health Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

MetaLib (GPO) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Simultaneously search muliptle government publication databases, including Fdsys, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, and the Library of Congress with a single search.


Mexico Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to Mexican legal materials (primarily federal) online and at the UW-Law Library. Sources are mainly in Spanish; annotations are given in English where deemed necessary.

Microforms Guide (UW Law Library ) info

Coverage to present
List of law library microforms by title.

Military and Government Collection (Ebsco Host) info

Coverage 1961 to present
Provides an index and some full-text journals and pamphlets containing current news pertaining to all branches of the military.

Milwaukee (City of) Legislative Research Center info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Legislative documents including legislative files, agendas, minutes, video, etc. for the Common Council and its boards and commissions.

Milwaukee (City of) Ordinances info

Coverage to present
Full text of Milwaukee City Charter and Code of Ordinances.


Milwaukee Legal Resource Center info

Coverage to present
MLRC serves the legal information needs of judges, attorneys, and the general public by providing reference and research assistance, training, and forms sales and distribution.

Mintel Reports info

Coverage 1998 to varies
European, UK-specific, and US consumer intelligence reports which analyze market sizes and trends, market segmentation, along with consumer attitudes and purchasing habits.

UW-Madison NetID required

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database info

Coverage 1970s to present
Abstracts of publications on criminal justice, including government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research as compiled by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Includes some links to full-text resources.

Customized e-mail delivery of new NCJRS publications is available at no charge with JUSTINFO.


National Law Journal info

Coverage 2001 to present (updated daily)
The National Law Journal provides timely legal information of national importance to attorneys including Federal Circuit Court decisions, verdicts, articles about critical legal issues, coverage of legislative issues, and legal news from the business and private sectors.

National Peoples Congresses (NPC) info

Coverage 1955 to present
The National People's Congress is the highest state body and the unicameral legislative house in the People's Republic of China. The database includes reports on the NPC such as: Deputy Lists, Agendas, Conference Updates, Documents and Reports, Resolutions and Statements, Leaders’ Activities, Selected Proposals, Suggestions of the Deputies, News Reports, Pictures, Press Conferences, Important Commentaries, Video Reports, etc.

Native American Law & Legal Sources info

Coverage to present
An introduction to legal materials available at the UW Law Library on Native Americans and other native peoples of the US, such as Native Alaskans and Hawaiians. Includes treaties, statutes, executive orders, court decisions, and administrative actions.

Negotiation & Alternate Dispute Resolution info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Newspaper Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Libraries and online.

Newspaper Source Plus info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated daily)
Articles from national, international, and Wisconsin newspapers, plus other news sources and news wires. The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Law Journal are all included.


Nineteenth Century Legal Treatises Index info

Coverage 1800 to 1900
Indexes works relevant to legal theory and history printed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century.

Nolo's Plain English Law Dictionary info

Coverage to present
A dictionary containing plain English definitions for hundreds of legal terms.


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OED Online (Oxford English Dictionary) info

Coverage to present (updated quarterly)
Contains the complete contents of the 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Office of Treaty Affairs (US Dept of State) info

Coverage Coverage varies
The U.S. Government Repository for U.S. Treaties and other international agreements. Includes Treaties in Force, the U.S. Treaties & Other International Acts series, and more.

Official Publications of India info

Official government document publications of India related to pre- and post-Independence South Asia. The Official Publications were most often defined by enumeration of holdings at the British Library's two major collections -- the Oriental and India Office Collections (formerly the India Office Library and Records) and the Official Publications Section of the former British Museum, now integrated into Social Policy Information Service at the British Library -- rather than by abstract statements of principle. Some titles were included under the rubric of "Official" even though they were not published by a government body, apparently because they supported the work of governance in the South Asian subcontinent.

One Source Global Business Browser info

Coverage Coverage varies (updated daily)
Intelligence on U.S. and Canadian firms as well as top international companies and subsidiaries and branches of multinational companies located in developing countries. Also includes information on executive decision makers, company and industry analysts’ reports and hundreds of industries.

Oxford Handbook Online info

Oxford Handbooks Online provides access to the full text of more than 160 titles published as part of the prestigious Oxford Handbooks series, plus specially commissioned keywords and abstracts. They are cataloged by title in our library catalog and also can be searched here as one database. Seven individual subject modules are available - Business & Management, Economics & Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, and Religion. NOT ALL HANDBOOKS ARE LICENSED.

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History info

Encyclopedia of legal history from ancient to modern times. Articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.

Oxford Reference Online - Law info

Coverage to present
Legal titles within Oxford Reference Online include The Oxford Companion to American Law, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, A Dictionary of Law, A Dictionary of Law Enforcement, The New Oxford Companion to Law, The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, and The Oxford Guide to United States Supreme Court Decisions

Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction info

Coverage 2000 to present
Contentious and advisory cases from the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of International Justice.

Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts info

Coverage 2000 to present
International case law from approximately 70 jurisdictions. Includes international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals.

Oyez info

Coverage 1955 to present
A multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States, providing the audio of oral arguments from cases before the Supreme Court.

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PAIS (Public Affairs) info

Coverage 1972 to present (updated daily)
An index to world-wide literature concerning public policy, social policy, and the social sciences. Includes journal articles, books, government documents, statistical compilations, committee reports, directories, and more.

Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Publications info

Coverage 1793 to Late 20th Century
A digitized and searchable collection of papers and articles by noted scholars on foreign and comparative law, with an emphasis on historical materials. Covers over 200 years worth of scholarship, and includes Szladits' Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law, one of the preeminent sources for locating articles in English dealing with non-common law legal systems.

Patent Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to intellectual property.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Peru Legal Research Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Philip Jessup Moot Court Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1960 to present
Journals on international law, as well as, the Philip Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium.

Practical Law Company (PLC) info

Coverage to present
Model transactional documents (with legal drafting and negotiating tips), step-by-step checklists, timelines, handy overviews of transactional practice areas and legal updates on the latest market developments.

Law School users may request access by completing the form at .


Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases, Supreme Court Briefs info

Coverage 2003 to present
United States Supreme Court briefs in since the 2003/04 term. Briefs are arranged by date and case name. Also includes full text of the periodical Preview of the United States Supreme Court Cases since 2007.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey info

Coverage 1674 to 1913
A fully searchable collection of criminal trials held at London's central criminal court including biographical details of the men and women executed at Tyburn. Contains all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913 and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772.

ProQuest Congressional info

Coverage 1789 to 2014 (updated daily)
Index and many full text publications of the United States Congress since 1789. Includes acts (laws), bills and resolutions, committee reports and documents, conference committee reports, hearings testimony, selective legislative histories, the Congressional Record (bound & daily editions), the Serial Set, Executive Branch Documents, and more.


ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune info

Coverage 1849 to 1990 (updated daily)
The Chicago Tribune and Chicago Daily Tribune in PDF format since its beginning year. More recent years are available through ProQuest Newspapers.


ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times info

Coverage 1881 to 1990 (updated daily)
The Los Angeles Times in PDF format since its beginning year. More recent years are available through ProQuest Newspapers.


ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Times info

Coverage 1851 to 2004 (updated daily)
The New York Times in PDF format since its beginning year. More recent years are available through ProQuest Newspapers.


ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Tribune info

Coverage 1841 to 1962 (updated daily)
Full-text, fully-searchable, coverage of the New York Tribune, and its merged successor newspaper the New York Herald Tribune


ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Wall Street Journal info

Coverage 1889 to 1996 (updated daily)
Full text, fully searchable, of all issues of the Wall Street Journal for 1889-1995.


ProQuest Legislative Insight info

Coverage 1789 to 2014 (updated daily)
A complete collection of full text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking useful for compiling a federal legislative history. PDFs include the public law, all bill versions, floor debate from the Congressional Record, committee reports, conference committee reports, hearings, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and other miscellaneous congressional publications. Note that only enacted laws are included. For bills which were not enacted, see ProQuest Congressional.


ProQuest Research Library info

Coverage 1988 (updated daily)
Index to and full text general interest and academic journals that cover the arts, business, education, health, humanities, psychology, sciences, and the social sciences. It contains periodicals covering multicultural and women's issues and international affairs.

ProQuest Statistical Datasets info

Coverage 1930s to present
See: Data-Planet Statistical Insights

ProQuest Statistical Insight info

Coverage 1950s to present
Index to and selected full-text U.S. statistical data. Includes contents of the American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS).

Public Library of Law info

Coverage 1790s to present (updated daily)
U.S. federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, constitutions and legal forms.

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Real Estate Transactions Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Reginfo.gov info

Coverage 1981 to present
Regulations from Federal agencies are tracked, categorized and made searchable on this government-funded site. Other tools include a reg map that lays out how regulations are processed, historical reports and regulatory plans.

Regulations.gov info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Regulations.gov is your source for information on the development of Federal regulations and other related documents issued by the U.S. government. Through this site, you can find, read, and comment on regulatory issues that are important to you. On Regulations.gov, you can find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. Federal government. You can also find:Final Regulations, Notices, Scientific and Technical Findings, Guidance, Adjudications, Comments Submitted by Others, and The Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan.

Research Sources in Public International Law info

Coverage to present
This guide lists the locations of many of the UW Law Library's most heavily used materials.

Researching Legal Topics Guide info

Coverage to present
This guide is created to help legal researchers locate and organize material for scholarly legal research & writing projects, law review articles, student notes & seminar papers. 

Resources by Title (UW Law Library) info

Coverage to present
This guide lists the locations of many of the UW Law Library's most heavily used materials.

Resources by Type (UW Law Library) info

Coverage to present
This guide lists the locations of many of the UW Law Library's most heavily used materials.

Revised Statutes of Canada (Hein Online) info

Complete coverage of all six revisions from the official printed volumes of the Revised Statutes of Canada in nearly 48,000 pages.

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Sample Business Contracts (FindLaw Corporate Counsel Center) info

Coverage to present
Sample contract language by industry, by type of contract, or company name.

Scottish Legal History (HeinOnline) info

Coverage 1936 to present
Official publications from the Stair Society including the Stair Society Main (Annual) Series and Supplementary Series.

Secondary Legal Sources info

This guide highlights a variety of secondary sources which are extremely useful in legal research.  Many of these titles, authored by well known legal scholars, are considered the definitive, go-to resource in an area of the law. Prosser on Torts, Collier on Bankruptcy and Corbin on Contracts are just a few examples in this legal classic genre.

Securities Law Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Securities Regulation & Law Report (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated daily)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to securities and futures trading, as well as accounting.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

Selden Society Publications and the History of Early English Law (Hein Online) info

Coverage Middle Ages to present
Primary publications from the Selden Society, including its annual series containing law reports dating back to the Middle Ages, and year books from the Ames Foundation.  Also includes English Reports, Statutes of the Realm, and other digests, abridgments, and modern encyclopedias that formed the foundation of English law.

Selected Recent Acquisitions info

Coverage Present (updated monthly)
New books, videos, and government documents received by the UW Law Library each month, arranged by legal subject.

Customized email delivery is also available through our Selected Recent Acquisitions Email Service.

Serial Set (ProQuest Congressional) info

Coverage 1789 to 2010 (updated daily)
Reports and documents either produced or ordered by Congress, as well as presidential communications and treaty materials. Contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. Includes the American State Papers, a collection of legislative and executive documents preceding the Serial Set. Also includes color and high resolution maps contained in the Serial Set.

Session Laws Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1700s to present
This Library contains exact replications of the official bound session laws of all 50 states since inception, as well as Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. It also includes the D.C. Register and the Session Laws of the U.S. Federal Government, as well as the entire back file of the Acts of Parliament of Canada and Acts of Parliament of Australia.

SourceOECD info

Coverage 1998 to present (updated daily)
Online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It includes 20 book collections by theme, 24 periodicals, the OECD statistical databases, and the OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.

SSRN (Social Science Research Network) info

Coverage 1990s to present (updated daily)
New and forthcoming scholarship in a number of disciplines, including law (as part of the Legal Scholarship Network division of SSRN).

Users may follow new faculty and staff scholarship by subscribing to SSRN's UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series.

State Attorney General Reports and Opinions (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1791 to present
State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States and the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice.

State Court Web Sites (National Center for State Courts) info

Coverage to present
Judicial branch links focusing on the administrative office of the courts, the court of last resort, any intermediate appellate courts, and each trial court level.

State Legislatures Internet Links (National Conference of State Legislatures) info

Coverage to present
Links to web sites of state legislatures and legislators with access to bills, constitutions, and issue reports.

State of Wisconsin Blue Book info

Coverage 1853 to present
Biennial almanac of Wisconsin government.

State of Wisconsin Collection info

The State of Wisconsin Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary materials: writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development.

State of Wisconsin Government Web Sites info

Directory of government web sites including State of Wisconsin agencies, courts and legislature. Also includes links to federal, local, Native American sites.

State of Wisconsin Online Directory info

Coverage to present
Official state employee directory includes phone numbers and email addresses.

State Papers Online: The Tudors, The Stuarts and Commonwealth info

Coverage 1509 to 1714
English government documents originating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This collection contains information on every facet of English government, including social and economic affairs, law and order, religious policy, crown possessions and intelligence gathering as well as Britain's international relations and foreign policy. Includes parts I, II, III and IV of the series.

State Reports Historical Archive (Hein Online) info

Coverage to present
State Reports: A Historical Archive provides a digital version of Hein’s State Reports Checklist along with linking to the full text of historical state reports.

State Statutes Historical Archive (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1717 to present
Includes more than 1,600 volumes and nearly 2,000,000 pages of historical superseded state statutes and offers a valuable source of information for legal researchers and scholars to understand the thinking and conditions of the creation of the historical statutes. Access superseded State Statutes for all fifty states. Each state is verified against Pimsleur’s Checklist of Basic American Legal Publications. Coverage goes as far back as 1717.

Statutes of the Realm (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1235 to 1713
A fully searchable collection of the UK Statute of the Realms from 1235-1713.

Statutes of the Republic of South Korea info

Coverage 1945 to present
Full-text of around 800 statutes from the Republic of Korea in English, along with amendment history and articles.
Free registration required.

Study Guides on Reserve info

Coverage to present
Comprehensive list of study guides and aids available on Circulation Reserve organized by subject. All the items are kept behind the circulation desk on the fifth floor of the law school library.

Subject Compilations of State Laws (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1979 to present (updated quarterly)
Index to articles, books, government documents, loose-leaf services, court opinions and Internet sites that compare state laws on hundreds of subjects.

Summaries of European Union Legislation info

Coverage to present
Fact sheets summarizing European Union legislation divided into 32 subject areas which are the Activities of the European Union. Includes summaries of existing measures, as well as a follow-up of legislative proposals in policies as diverse as External Relations and Employment and Social Affairs.

Supreme Court of the United States info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
This official Supreme Court site offers documents from the current term such as bench and slip opinions, dockets, calendar, and rules.

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Taxation & Economic Reform in America info

Coverage 1781 to 2011
United States regulations, laws and legislative histories relating to tax and to economic reform and stimulus plans.  Includes the Carlton Fox legislative history collection and the History of United States Tax Conventions (Manz).  Subscription includes parts I & II of the database.

Technology Transfer & Commercialization of Intellectual Property Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

Telecommunications Law Resource Center (Pike and Fischer) info

Coverage 1964 to present (updated daily)
Full-text collection of legal and regulatory developments in communications law. Includes FCC rules, communications-related cases, case digests, notices, statutes, news articles, FCC Record, FCC Daily Digest, and Telecom Law Report newsletter. Formerly known as Communications Regulation.

Thomas info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
See Congress.Gov


Trans-lex (Transnational law) info

Coverage to present
A research platform for international law. Contains domestic statutes, international conventions, model laws, restatements and materials relevant for research in transnational law and internation business law.

Treaties & Agreements Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1776 to present
Comprehensive collection of United States treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not-yet-officially published. Includes the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST) and the Treaties and International Acts Series (TIAS).


Twentieth Century Legal Treatises Index info

Coverage 1900 to 1926
Index to works relevant to legal theory and history printed in the United States and the United Kingdom during the early twentieth century.

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U.S. Attorney General Opinions (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1870 to present
Official opinions of the U.S. Attorney General. Includes both the "Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States" as well as, the "Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice."


U.S. Code (Cornell University's Legal Information Institute) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Generated from the most recent official version made available by the U.S. House of Representatives. Includes an update service.


U.S. Code (FDsys) info

Coverage 1994 to present (updated annually)
Published every six years, with an annual supplement.


U.S. Code (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1925 to present (updated annually)
Full text of the United States Code from the 1925-1926 edition through the present. With annual supplements.


U.S. Congressional Documents info

Coverage 1970s to 1998 (updated daily)
Selected full-text hearings and committee prints from the U.S. Congress.

U.S. Congressional Documents Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
This collection features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2012), as well as other important congressional material. Using the Daily-to-Bound Locator Tool, you can quickly find a page in the Bound volume from the Daily edition.

U.S. Courts info

Coverage to present
Clearinghouse of information from and about the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. Contains background information about the court, rules, publications, links to federal appellate and district court web sites, and links to federal appellate case law.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1919 to present
Contains the body of reported judicial opinions that are published by each agency. Notable titles include Decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (1934-Current); Federal Communications Commission Record (1986-Current); and Internal Revenue Cumulative Bulletin (1919-Current).

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
Selected federal legislative histories published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers. Also includes the index, "Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories."


U.S. Government Documents Guide info

Coverage to present
Guide to resources at the University of Wisconsin Law Library and online.

U.S. Law Week (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1997 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents covering significant cases and key legislative / regulatory developments.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

U.S. Presidential Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1897 to present
Includes Message and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and more.


U.S. Statutes at Large (FDsys) info

Coverage 1951 to present
The United States Statutes at Large contains both public and private laws published in numerical order.


U.S. Statutes at Large (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1789 to present
Complete coverage of the Statutes at Large, containing both public and private laws published in numerical order, and treaties to 1950.

U.S. Supreme Court Center (FindLaw) info

Coverage coverage varies (updated daily)
Collection of primary materials by and about the US Supreme Court.  Includes decisions since 1893 and orders, briefs, rules, court dockets and calendar since the October 1999 term.


U.S. Supreme Court Justices Guide info

Coverage to present
The guide contains biographical and jurisprudential information about each current US Supreme Court justice as well as materials about the Court as a whole.

U.S. Supreme Court Library (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1776 to present
Complete coverage of the supreme court opinions. Includes books, treatise and periodicals on the federal court.


UK Treaties Online info

Coverage 1892 to present
Index to treaties involving the United Kingdom. Contains selected links to the texts of Command Papers published in the Treaty Series

UN DATA info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
This search service from the United Nations Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs offers access to statistics and datasets from the UN system.

United Nations info

Coverage 1946 to present (updated daily)
The official site of the United Nations contains news and information about the UN and its bodies. The site is also the official portal to the UN Documentation system

United Nations Bibliographic Information System info

Coverage 1979 to present
From the UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Comprehensive official index to UN Documents and publications for 1979 forward, and earlier for selected major documents. Includes full text of UN resolutions, voting records, and agendas, plus speech citations for the main UN organs.

United Nations Documentation Research Guide info

Coverage 1946 to present
An overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the UN (e.g., reports, resolutions, meeting records, sales publications, press releases) and gives guidance on how to use them.

United Nations Legal Publications Global Search info

Coverage 1949 to present
Portal for simultaneous keyword searching across multiple types of UN publications, including International Law Commission documents (e.g. yearbooks), Proceedings of Diplomatic conferences, Summaries of ICJ judgments, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, Repertory of Practice of UN Organs, and the UN Juridical Yearbook.

United Nations Master Treaty Index on CD-ROM info

Coverage 1946 to present (updated semiannually)
Index to Category I and II treaties and other international agreements published in the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS). Also indexes treaties filed with the Secretariat but not yet published in the UNTS. The CD-ROM database is available on Law Library computer 1,2, and 4.


United Nations Official Documents System info

Coverage 1946 to present (updated daily)
All types of official United Nations documentation, beginning in 1993. ODS also provides access to the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.

United Nations Treaty Collection info

Coverage 1920 to present
United Nations bilateral and multilateral treaties in full text as published in the United Nations Treaty Series (UNTS). Contains some multilateral treaties not yet appearing in UNTS. Also includes the League of Nations Treaty Series. Treaties available in their authentic language(s), along with a translation into English and French, as appropriate.


Updated WERC Digest info

Coverage 1976 to 2013
Summaries of Wisconsin decisions involving the Municipal Employment Relations Act and State Employment Labor Relations Act. Aggregates the monthly issues of the Wisconsin Public Employment Decisions Digest from January 1976 through June 2001 and the monthly issues of the Updated WERC Digest from July 2001 through the final published edition in 2013. For full-text decisions from 1989 to the present, see Wisconsin Case Law and Administrative Decisions (State Bar of Wisconsin). The CD-ROM database is available on the Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.


USA Trade Online info

Coverage (updated daily)
Official source of current and cumulative U.S. export and import statistics. Uses the Harmonized System (HS) and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. This resource is only available in the Law Library. For access, please see a reference librarian.

USA.gov info

Coverage to present
The U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government information, as well as Native American Tribal government information.

UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series (SSRN) info

Coverage 1990s to present
New and forthcoming law school faculty and staff scholarship. Part of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN),


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VersusLaw info

Coverage 1886 to present
Full-text federal, state, and Native American tribal court opinions. Coverage varies according to resource.

Law school students, faculty and staff may request a VersusLaw ID.

Video Collection, Law-Related (UW Law Library) info

Coverage to present
Feature films, TV dramas, and documentaries available at the Law Library

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Water Law info

Subject Guide on UW and free legal resources about water law.

Westlaw CourtExpress info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Database of state and federal dockets. Search for dockets by jurdiction, keyword, nature of suit, party name, attorney or judge, date, and more. Set up alerts to monitor new cases or track filings in a specific case.

Westlaw for Law Schools info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Extensive collection of full-text legal, news, reference, and business sources. Contains primary legal resources (cases, statutes, regulations, etc.) and secondary materials (journal articles, worldwide news, business sources, etc.). Non law school users may use Westlaw Patron Access.

For assistance with passwords, see the LexisNexis & Westlaw IDs form. To receive a password, you must be an authorized user and affiliated with the Law School. Incoming Law Students will receive their ID at orientation. If you are an incoming law student and do not receive an ID, please fill out the ID form.

Westlaw Patron Access info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Extensive collection of full-text legal, news, reference, and business sources. Contains primary legal resources (cases, statutes, regulations, etc.) and secondary materials (journal articles, worldwide news, business sources, etc.). Content roughly equivalent to Westlaw for Law Schools.

Westlaw Patron Access is only available on the three computers labeled "Law Library Workstation" on the fifth floor of the Law Library and selected computers at Memorial Library and the Business Library.

Wex (Cornell) info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
A collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia.


White Collar Crime Report (Bloomberg BNA) info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated weekly)
Full-text articles, cases, and other supporting legal documents relating to fraud and other white collar crimes.

Customized email delivery is also available to UW Law School Faculty and Academic Staff through BNA Online Email Highlights.

WisBar Lawyer Directory info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Directory of Wisconsin Licensed attorneys.


WisBlawg (UW Law Library) info

Coverage 2004 to present (updated daily)
Blog offering legal research and Internet news & information with an emphasis on Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Acts info

Coverage 1969 to present
Acts passed by the Wisconsin Legislature since 1969. A table of statutes sections affected by Wisconsin acts since 1995 and Governor's Veto Messages are also available.

Wisconsin Administrative Code and Register info

Coverage 1996 to present (updated biweekly)
Agency rules appearing in the Administrative Code (current) and notices in the Administrative Register (since 1996). Beginning in April 2001 with Admin Register No. 542, superceded Admin Code chapters are also available allowing the user to reconstruct the Code as it existed on a specific date.

Wisconsin and U.S. Constitutions info

Coverage to present
Full-text of the Wisconsin Constitution, including pending constitutional amendments. Full-text of the U.S. Constitution.

Wisconsin Attorney General Opinions info

Coverage 1982 to present
Opinions of the Attorney General beginning with volume 71.


Wisconsin Bar Books info

Coverage to present (updated weekly)
See: Books Unbound

Wisconsin Bills info

Coverage 1995 to present (updated daily)
Wisconsin bills, acts, and resolutions, including bill histories and amendments.

Wisconsin Briefs info

Coverage 1992 to 2009
Briefs for Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals published and unpublished cases from 173 Wis.2d (November 1992) through 317 Wis.2d (approx. July 2009). See Wisconsin Court System Case Search for more recent cases.


Wisconsin Briefs Finding Guide info

Coverage 1858 to 1957
Index to the UW Law Library’s collection of briefs from Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases appearing in the Wisconsin Reports from 9 Wis. to 275 Wis.


Wisconsin Case Law and Administrative Decisions (State Bar of Wisconsin) info

Coverage 1989 to present (updated daily)
Wisconsin Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Tax Appeals, and WERC opinions and decisions.

Wisconsin Clearinghouse Rules info

Coverage 1991 to present
Proposed changes to agency rules reviewed by the Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse.

Wisconsin County Legal Resources info

Coverage to present
Information on law-related Wisconsin county agencies, legal assistance organizations, legal forms and guides, and county ordinances and court rules.

Wisconsin Court System info

Coverage 1995 to present
Official Wisconsin Courts site contains a variety of court documents, as well as general information about the court system and the current court term.  Includes Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals opinions from 1995-present and Wisconsin Supreme Court oral arguments from September 1997-present. 

Wisconsin Court System Case Search (CCAP & WSCCA) info

Coverage Coverage varies to present (updated daily)
Civil and criminal case information and status reports from Wisconsin circuit courts (CCAP), as well as from the Court of Appeals & Supreme Court (WSCCA). Case information includes case summaries, parties, and dockets (recorded events).  Also includes judgements and briefs for recent Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases.

Wisconsin Digital Archives info

Coverage 2000 to present
Collection of state publications in PDF format from about 2000 to the present. The documents made available through the Wisconsin Document Depository Program.

Wisconsin Eye info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Statewide public affairs broadcasting network. Includes Internet video of Wisconsin legislative sessions and meetings and Supreme Court oral arguments.

Wisconsin Jury Instructions info

An online database and collection of all three sets of Wisconsin Jury Instructions. The instructions are searchable and can be either printed or downloaded. For assistance with printing or dowloading, please ask a reference librarian.

Wisconsin Legal Information Sources Guide info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
A listing of online and print legal research resources available to attorneys In Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Legislative Drafting Records info

Coverage 1999/2000 to 2009/2010 (updated annually)
Written materials, letters, and memoranda given to or created by the legislative drafting attorney in the process of drafting a bill, resolution, or subsequent amendments. May provide some insight into the meaning of statutory language.

Wisconsin Legislative History info

Coverage to present
A guide to researching the legislative history of Wisconsin laws.

Wisconsin Municipal Records info

Coverage 1890s to present
Digital archive of municipal records from Wisconsin's towns, villages, cities and counties submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State. Records include incorporation papers, annexations, corporate boundaries, maps and litigation correspondence.

Wisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site info

Coverage 2005 to 60 days ago
A collection of more than 200 daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers. Newspapers are searchable and are included cover to cover in PDF format. Titles include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, Badger Herald, Daily Cardinal, Isthmus, and Madison Times, among others.

Wisconsin Ordinances & Codes info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
Wisconsin State Law Library links to local municipal and county ordinances from Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Public Documents info

Coverage 1852 to 1914
Annual and biennial reports of all important Wisconsin state agencies from 1852 through 1914. Also includes reports of various state officers, departments and institutions. WPD is a source for Wisconsin statistical tables, financial charts, vintage photographs, supplementary documents, maps, other graphics and research monographs on specific topics.

Wisconsin Public Employment Decisions Digest info

See Updated WERC Digest. The CD-ROM database is available on Law Library computers 1,2, and 4.

Wisconsin State Agencies info

Coverage to present
Official State directory of agency and departmental web sites.

Wisconsin State Law Library info

Coverage to present (updated daily)
Catalogs of the State Law Library, the Dane County Law Library, and the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center. Links to state, federal, and other legal resources on the Internet.

Wisconsin Statutes info

Coverage 1989 to present
Wisconsin Statutes from the Legislative Reference Bureau. Statutes are updated with the integration of acts from the current legislative session.

World Constitutions Illustrated (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1812 to present
Current constitutions for every country in the original language along with at least one English translation. Includes expert commentary, the complete set of the British and Foreign State Papers, and other significant Sources such as Country Studies, the World Fact Book, Annual Human Rights Reports Submitted to Congress by the U.S. Department of State, and much more. Each country is linked directly to relevant primary and secondary sources.

World Jurist info

Coverage 2012 to present
The World Jurist Newsletter provides updates and information on the World Jurist Association, membership, current and future events, and rule of law news and development from around the world. Volumes 7 through 50 are available in print at the law library and volumes 49 through 51 are available as PDFS online.

World Legal Information Institute info

Coverage to present
Case law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals, and other materials from foreign countries, the United States, and the 50 states.

World News Connection info

Coverage 2006 to present
World News Connection is a major source of English language translations of foreign media. New information is entered into WNC every government business day. Generally, this information is available within 24-72 hours from the time of original publication or broadcast. Compiled by the U.S. government from thousands of non-U.S. media sources, the information in WNC covers significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events. Most articles are full text.

World Trials Collection (Hein Online) info

Coverage 1700s to 1900s
Trial transcripts from some of history's most famous trials. Also includes texts that analyze and debate famous trials, as well as biographies of some of the greatest trial lawyers in history.

WorldCat Library Catalog info

Coverage to present
Catalog of millions of books, journals, and other materials owned by libraries around the world, including UW-Madison and the Library of Congress.

WorldTradeLaw.Net info

Coverage Coverage varies to present
A comprehensive database for researching WTO dispute settlement. Highlights include the WTO panel/appellate body reports and related documents, commentary, dispute settlement tables and statistics, and a case law index. Also available are the WTO negotiating materials, as well as texts and documents related to GATT, NAFTA, and the Uruguay and Tokyo Round Agreements. The database has a wide range of search options. Most documents are in PDF.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts info

Coverage 1975 to present
Index and abstracts of journals in political science and related fields, including international relations, law, public administration, and public policy.

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Zimmerman's Research Guide info

Coverage to present
The LexisNexis Librarian Relations Group provides this online legal encyclopedia of legal resources by topic.


see also: Congressional Committee Reports (Thomas), LexisNexis Academic, 19th Century Masterfile, Westlaw Patron Access