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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.

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.

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.

American Presidency Project info

Coverage 1789 to present
A collection of presidential papers, remarks, speeches, executives orders and more starting with George Washington up to the present day. Over 100,000 documents can be searched by year, keyword or president.

Android Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students info

Android Apps for Legal Professionals

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.


Badgerlink info

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

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.

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, 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.

Books Unbound info

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

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.

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.


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.


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 (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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.


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 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.


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.

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.

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).


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.


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.

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.


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.

iPad Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students info

Guide to iPad Apps for Legal Professionals

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.

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.


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.

Law Journal Library (Hein Online) info

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


Law360 info

Coverage (updated daily)
Daily legal news updates about litigation developments across the US and news about major transactions, hires and developments at the top US Law Firms. A useful source for news about the legal professions from Lexis.

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 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.

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.

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.


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 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.

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.

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.


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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 of Wisconsin Blue Book info

Coverage 1853 to present
Biennial almanac of Wisconsin government.

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.

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.

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.

Thomas info

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


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.

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. 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.


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.


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),


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

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.


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 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 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 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 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.



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