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Databases and other web-delivered information sources subscribed to by the University of Virginia and UVA Law libraries.
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If you know the name of the Law Library database you're looking for, type it here. For more non-legal databases, visit  See also UVA Libraries Databases.

Databases by Title: A to Z

For a complete list of cross-disciplinary databases available at UVA, visit the UVA Libraries A-Z list of databases.

  • Academic Search Complete  Icon
    Large general database of articles from scholarly journals and a few newspapers on many topics. Also includes reference books (World Almanac, American Heritage Dictionary), biographies, speeches and other primary source documents.
  • ALM Legal Intelligence  Icon
    LAW SCHOOL USE ONLY. Access via LawWeb.
    Surveys, rankings, and data about major law firms, the legal market, and corporate legal departments.
  • American Economic Association Journals  Icon
    Browse or search the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics.
  • Bloomberg Law  Icon
    A comprehensive legal research database from Bloomberg, including dockets, cases, statutes, financial and corporate information and news. UVA Law students and faculty have access via password. Register for access. *1Ls: Please contact Micheal Klepper for your activation code.* Contact BLAW rep Mike Poveromo ( with questions about the service.
  • BNA Newsletters and Services (via LawWeb)  
    All of BNA's newsletters and services are available to Law School users through LawWeb. Includes ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct, U.S.Law Week, Corporate Practice Library, Criminal Law Reporter, Family Law Reporter, Environment Reporter, Daily Report for Executives, Health Law Reporter, Intellectual Property Library, Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, International Trade Reporter, Labor & Employment Law Library, Securities Regulation & Law Report, Tax Management, and more.
  • Business Source Complete  Icon
    Topics such as marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Find articles plus financial data, books, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, market, industry, and country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
  • CALI  
    The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) offers interactive legal education lessons supporting an array of law school course subjects.
  • CCH OmniTax Library  Icon
    Federal, state and international tax research materials.
    - Federal: Standard Federal Tax Reporter, U.S. Master Tax Guide, IRS Publications, Internal Revenue Code, U.S. Tax Cases, Federal Estate and Gift Reporter, Internal Revenue Manual, and more.
    - State: 51 state (+D.C.) tax reporters, State Tax Guide, Multistate Corporation Income Tax Guide, Multistate Sales and Property Tax Guides, State Tax Review.
    - International: Tax Treaties Reporter.
  • CQ Press Electronic Library  Icon
    Access to CQ Weekly for news of congressional activity, as well as reference works such as Congress and the Nation (summarizing earlier Congresses) and Politics in America (information on members of Congress and their districts).
  • Datastream  Icon
    International economic and financial data in time series format. Includes debt and equity information, commodities, futures, options, exchange rates, interest rates, stock market indices and more. Contact a Law Librarian for access.
  • Dissertations and Theses: Full-Text  Icon
    Full text (PDF) of most US dissertations from 1997 on, many earlier works and some from outside the US plus some master's theses. Also lists all dissertations and theses from 1861 on from US universities and some works from Europe and Asia from 1637 on. Abstracts included after July, 1980. See also UVa Libraries' Finding Dissertations.
  • E&E News  Icon
    Environment and energy news. Includes Energy Wire, Climate Wire, E&E Daily, Greenwire, E&E News PM, E&ETV, and reports. Subscribe to email newsletters.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800  Icon
    Law and crime subject headings within this database.
  • Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819  
    Law and crime subject headings within this database.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO), 1475-1700  Icon
    Significant works published in English from 1475 to 1700. Numerous law subject headings.
  • ebrary: Law Books  
    Browse a growing collection of thousands of recent digitized law books from university presses and other scholarly publishers. Individual titles are listed in Virgo. The Law collection is featured, but you can browse to find books from other disciplines.
  • EconLit  Icon
    International coverage of economics in journal articles, books, dissertations, book reviews.
  • Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO), 1701-1800  Icon
    Searchable full text and page images for books, almanacs, broadsides, magazines, pamphlets, etc. in languages native to the British Isles and North America, and in English from the rest of the world. See also Early American Imprints.
  • Euromonitor Passport  Icon
    Monitors industry trends and provides strategic analysis, market size and market share for products across key countries.

    - Unique data sets developed specifically for each industry
    - Long historic and forecast data series
    - Analyst reports on the characteristics of each country
    - Regional trend comparisons
  • Factiva  Icon
    Company and business information from Dow Jones; articles from over 6,000 newspapers and periodicals plus news photographs. Select "News pages" to browse daily issues of recent newspapers from many countries; use "Search" to find older articles.
  • FirstSearch (OCLC)  Icon
    FirstSearch is an another option for searching WorldCat (to identify books and materials available from libraries worldwide) and journal indexes from OCLC. The menu allows simultaneous searching of multiple databases.
  • FiscalNote Prophecy (password req'd - see below )  Icon
    FiscalNote Prophecy allows you to search, track, and analyze state and federal legislation. It also uses its data store and analytic tools to predict passage of pending legislation.
    Passwords are issued to U.Va. students and faculty by FiscalNote upon request.
  • Foreign Law Guide  Icon
    Guide to finding sources of codes and legislation from countries around the world.
  • Google Scholar
    Though not a UVA subscription database, Google Scholar integrates "Find at UVA" links to articles accessed through UVA-subscribed databases like HeinOnline. Use this link to use Google Scholar from off-Grounds. The UVA-licensed resources you discover will be accessible through the EZProxy server. See our off-Grounds access FAQ for more information.
  • HeinOnline  
    Retrospective, full-text .pdf coverage of hundreds of legal periodicals, U.S. Supreme Court cases, the U.S. Statutes at Large, Congressional Record, hearings and other legislative history materials, Federal Register, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. treaties and agreements, Foreign and International Law, Israel Law Reports, English Reports, Hague Academy Recueil des Cours, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law collection, and the Virginia Law Weekly archive. Searchable by citation, author/title, and keyword.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States  Icon
    Quantitative historical data covering American population, work and welfare, economic structure, governance, and international relations from colonial times to the present.
  • ICPSR  Icon
    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Users may view documentation, download raw data, and search a bibliography of data-related literature. Free individual registration is required.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals  
    Multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in hundreds of legal journals, yearbooks, and collected works published worldwide, with coverage from 1985.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text, 1981-present  
    Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text indexes hundreds of journals from 1981-date, with full text coverage of selected journals beginning in 1995 and page-image PDFs for most of these titles 2001-date. See also Index to Legal Periodicals Retro, which provides index coverage from 1908-1981.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective, 1908-1981  
    Indexes hundreds of legal journals from the US and other English-speaking countries. For more recent journals, see Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text.
  • International Financial Statistics  Icon
    Thousands of time series covering more than 200 countries and areas. Includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages; exchange rate series; major Fund accounts series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS World Tables.
  • International Law Reports via Justis  Icon
    [Click "Continue to Justis" to access.]
    Provides coverage in English of all significant public international law cases back to 1919, from international courts, arbitrators and domestic courts.
  • JSTOR Academic Journals  Icon
    Retrospective coverage, similar to HeinOnline, for scholarly journals across multiple disciplines, including economics, history, philosophy, and political science.
  • Kluwer Arbitration  Icon
    Bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, case law, legislation for key jurisdictions, rules from major arbitral institutions; books, journals and looseleafs. From 1976 to present, with older foundational documents.
  • Kluwer Competition Law  Icon
    European Union competition law, including European Commission decisions and related documents, case law and national legislation; analytic content including books (e.g., Competition Law of Western Europe and the USA, and journals such as World Competition.
  • Kluwer International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL)  
    This series describes how each national legal system and supranational organization governs major fields of law, such as contracts, intellectual property, and labor law.
  • Law360 (via LawWeb)  Icon
    Covers major developments relevant to law practice: U.S. federal district courts litigation; lawsuits against the world’s largest companies; U.S. federal court opinions; class actions and multidistrict litigation; transactions involving the top 250 U.S. law firms; top law firm news; state, federal and international legislature initiatives.
    **Also available on-Grounds through the "Top News" section on the home page of Lexis Advance.**
  • LawMemo  Icon
    Law students and faculty may register to receive any or all of three reporters through email:
    - Employment Law Memo (three x per week)
    - NLRB Law Memo (weekly)
    - Arbitration Law Memo (monthly)
    by signing up online with your "" email address.
  • Leadership Directories Online ("Yellow Books") [access via LawWeb]  
    Searchable versions of the entire Yellow Books collection, including Judicial,Federal, Congressional, State, Municipal, Law Firms, Corporate, Financial, Government Affairs, Foreign Representatives, Associations, Nonprofits, and News Media. May be accessed only through the Leadership Directories link in the Library section in LawWeb.
  • LegalTrac  Icon
    InfoTrac’s index to hundreds of law-related periodicals, with coverage from 1980. Contains selected full-text articles.
  • Lexis / LexisAdvance  
    A comprehensive collection of legal and general databases, including cases, statutes, Shepard’s Citations, journal articles, and news. UVA Law students and faculty have access via password.
  • LexisNexis Academic  
    LN Academic offers news, business, medical, and legal information, including case law, Shepard's Citations, statutes, and law review articles.
  • LLMC Digital  Icon
    Retrospective legal sources. Includes a wide range of federal and state court reports, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. federal administrative decisions, English Reports (Full Reprint) and other British and Canadian court reports, and subject collections on British Empire studies, military law, and Native American legal documents.
  • Loislaw Treatise Libraries (LoislawConnect)  Icon
    Analyses, interpretations, practical guidance and tools including critical how-to guides, checklists, key legal forms, etc.
    Covers the following areas of law: Bankruptcy, Partnerships and Business Practice, Business Torts, Construction, Drunk Driving Defense, Elder Law, Employment, Employment Discrimination, Estate Planning, Evidence, Family Law, General Litigation, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Internet and E-Commerce, Law Practice Resources, Licensing, Limited Liability Company, Trial Practice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Real Estate, Remedies, Section 1983 Litigation.

  • Making of Modern Law, Legal Treatises, 1800-1926  Icon
    A searchable database of more than 21,000 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American legal works including casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, speeches and more.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL)  
    An updated, comprehensive work comprised of articles on essential topics in international law. Articles are written by legal scholars and practitioners and are reviewed by the members of the MPEPIL Advisory Board.
  • Mergent Online  Icon
    Information on over 35,000 current and former publicly traded companies, both from the US and from around the world. Company histories and over 200,000 annual reports in pdf, 30 years of stock prices, etc.
  • NAACP Papers  
    The NAACP's Major Campaigns: Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces. Collection will expand over time. See also microfiche at Alderman Library.
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    Please visit LawWeb for access information.
    Note that archival access to the New York Times is available UVA-wide through ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
  • OECD iLibrary  Icon
    Full text (in PDF format) of all books, reports, periodicals, and statistical databases published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
  • Oxford Constitutions of the World  Icon
    All of the world's constitutions with English translations, plus extensive expert commentary and supplementary materials, including foundation documents, historical constitutions, and amendment Acts/laws, and a collection of scholarly monographs. Search for topics across all nations. Older editions of the component work, Constitutions of the Countries of the World, are available in print through Alderman Library.
  • Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts  
    ILDC covers international law as applied in the domestic courts of around 70 jurisdictions. Base coverage is from 2000 to present, with older cases being added in reverse chronological order, and includes the most significant cases regardless of their date.
    Docket information for federal courts. May contain full text .pdf documents. Includes the U.S. Party Case Index for nationwide searches by specific party or nature of suit. Students may register for their own access; reference librarians will conduct searches upon request. Note: Bloomberg Law is the preferred source for dockets in most instances.
  • Plunkett Research  Icon
    Profiles of selected industries with trends, data and news along with reports on companies in the industry.
  • ProQuest Congressional  Icon
    Provides legislative history information and access to a wide range of congressional documents, including published and unpublished hearings, CRS reports, committee reports, and committee prints. If you're researching legislative history for a particular law, try ProQuest Legislative Insight.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers  Icon
    New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post.
  • ProQuest Legislative Insight  Icon
    Optimized for Firefox with Zotera plugin for bulk downloads. Federal legislative history service. Includes the Public Law, all versions of related bills, Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, prints, Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and additional background material.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight  Icon
    Formerly LexisNexis Statistical Insight, contains statistics produced by federal agencies, states, and intergovernmental organizations, including U.S. federal statistical publications (1973 - ), international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (1983 - ), and U.S. state government, business, and research institute statistical publications (1980 - ).
  • Special Ed Connection  
    Special Ed Connection provides daily news items, judicial and administrative decisions and rulings, and federal and state guidelines dealing with special education.
  • SSRN Legal Scholarship Network
    SSRN is a repository of pre-publication journal articles submitted by scholars worldwide. Most articles are available without cost. SSRN publishes subject matter abstracting eJournals by subscription. Law faculty may contact refdesk for information about subscribing.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States  Icon
    The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
  • Tax Analysts  
    Tax Notes Today, Tax Notes, State Tax Today, State Tax Notes, Worldwide Tax Daily, Tax Notes International, Worldwide Tax Treaties.
  • Trade Law Guide  Icon
    Research database for WTO documents, jurisprudence, and analysis.
  • Transnational Dispute Management  Icon
    TDM Journal and for individual countries, legal and regulatory documents that pertain to transnational disputes. We have access to the current 12 months only full-text. Search is open to all. Contact a Law Librarian if you're interested in full text access.
  • U.S. Law Week (BNA) [Access via LawWeb]  
    Weekly summary of federal and state court and administrative cases that establish new precedents, address new statutes, or contribute to emerging legal doctrines or Circuit splits. Archive from 1997 to present. Access information for U.Va. Law students and faculty is available on LawWeb.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832–1978  Icon
    Filings for more than 150,000 Supreme Court cases, including those for which the court never issued a full opinion. Document types include petitions, briefs, and transcripts, among others.
  • Web of Knowledge / Web of Science  Icon
    Includes Science Citation Index (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index (1981-), and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1981-) Daily updates make it a good source for very recent information. Citations include number of times the article has been cited.
  • Westlaw / WestlawNext  
    A comprehensive commercial site from ThomsonWest, including cases, statutes, KeyCite, journal articles, and news. UVA Law students and faculty have access via password.
  • Westlaw China  
    Provides laws, regulations, cases and articles in Chinese and English.
  • WorldCat (Library Catalogs Worldwide)  Icon
    Online listing with locations of books, videos, manuscripts, and other materials in thousands of libraries worldwide. Some UVa books are not included. UVa users will see full records and holdings; others will get brief information.
  • WRDS  Icon
    WRDS offers financial, economic, and marketing data, as well as these premium WRDS-enabled databases: AuditAnalytics, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CUSIP, Eventus, IBES, Risk Metrics, TAQ. Contact a Law Librarian for access.

About This Guide

The Law Library subscribes to a number of databases, listed here, that are not freely available to the public. Use of some databases is limited by contract to Law School faculty, staff and students, though most can be used anywhere at the University. “UVA only” databases can also be used off-Grounds by current University of Virginia students, faculty, and staff, though off-Grounds access must be enabled. 

See also alumni access to databases


New Databases

Students: BNA Bloomberg Law, Lexis, Westlaw, and CALI Password Registration


Activation codes for Bloomberg Law and CALI are available at the circulation desk or at the reference desk.

To get an activation code for Lexis, email Tanishka Cruz (

To get a Westlaw password, contact John McGlothlin ( 


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