Lexis and Westlaw

UDSL students and faculty: Lexis and Westlaw can be accessed by UDSL students and faculty. Passwords are needed to take advantage of the systems' capabilities. Lexis and Westlaw can be accessed by UDSL students and faculty 24 hours a day from the Computer Training Center, computers in the Zimmerman Law Library and from home. 

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.

Major Legal 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.

  • Bloomberg BNA (UD Only):
    • Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) provides legal content and publishes daily, weekly and monthly updates on a variety of topics including: antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, corporate, criminal law, employee benefits, employment and labor, environment and safety, ethics, family law, health law, homeland security, intellectual property, international, international tax, litigation, product liability, securities and corporate responsibility, tax, trade and commerce.  University of Dayton users may register to receive email updates.
  • Bloomberg Law: (UD Only; password required):
    • Provides comprehensive access to up-to-date legal content as well as daily business news and market information.  Includes legal citator, cases, statutes, news, commentary and analysis, docket searching and transactional information.  Available to University of Dayton Law students, faculty and staff via individual password.
  • CALI Lessons: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; more than 270 interactive lessons and tutorials. Registration required; contact library staff.
    • 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. For more information, read the notice from CALI.
  • Electronic Journal Center: Full text articles dealing with politics, political science and law (via OhioLink)

  • Hein Online: (UD Only):
    • Online searchable, legal research collection includes Law Journal Library of U.S. and foreign titles providing comprehensive coverage, Congressional Record bound volumes, U.S. Reports, state statutes and session laws, legal classics, world famous trials, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, U.S. Treaties, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and various, specialized collections.
  • Making of Modern Law
  • National Consumer Law Center

  • Verdict Search (contact a Zimmerman Law Library Reference Librarian for access)

  • West Academic Study Aids (UD Only):
    • An online subscription based service that provides electronic access to hundreds of study aids and allows you to take notes, highlight, "mark up" your study aids and create a list of favorite study aids for easy access.

Internet Resources

Research Guides

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