Lexis and Westlaw: Lexis and Westlaw can be accessed by UDSL students and faculty. Passwords are needed to take advantage of the systems' capabilities.

For those without passwords, the library subscribes to LexisNexis Academic and LexisNexis Congressional. The latter can be accessed from within the library or from home. Home users must have an ID card from a college or university that is a member of OhioLINK. Users will be able to search for news, case law, business information, and the full text of U.S. Congressional bills, laws, and legislative histories using these two services.

Research Databases

The law library provides access to OhioLINK and a number of other databases. Some will require a password and others can only be accessed when connecting from a UD server (UD Only). Students and faculty can obtain passwords from a reference staff member, or they may have already been given to you. UDSL students and faculty can also gain access to most OhioLINK databases when using their own Internet provider.


Databases concerning Law, Legislation and Public Policy including the following:


Other databases available via Law Library subscriptions

  • Hein Online: Access to full text legal journals and law reviews (UD Only)
  • CALI Lessons: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; more than 270 interactive lessons and tutorials. Registration required; contact Susan Elliott at Please Note: CALI has banned all accounts affiliated with Hotmail email addresses. Users with such accounts can email CALI with an alternative email address or create a new account. Creating a new account will cause a user to lose all access to previous lesson information. Click here for details.
  • National Consumer Law Center

The following databases require no password when accessing on campus via the University of Dayton network connection. Students, faculty and staff can access the databases while off campus with a password; for password information, contact a reference librarian.