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Library and Technology Center Research Databases

Legal Research Databases


  • Provides law students with a catalog of digitally recorded legal opinions that they may download and listen to on their iPod, computer or other MP3 device. Registration is open to Law Center students, faculty and staff.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Bermuda law reports

  • Full text of Bermuda case law from 1986-present. Includes cases cited, subsequent cases, legislation cited. Cases are printable as PDF documents.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law
  • Available within the Law Library to all users; off-site use restricted to NSU Law.

BNA Publications

  • Access the full-text of Bureau of National Affairs publications such as U.S. Law Week, Criminal Law Reporter, Computer Technology Law Report, the Benefits Practice Center, and the Intellectual Property Library
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

  • Contact a reference librarian for the Authorization Code to use CALI Lessons
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online

  • from Oceana
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Environmental Law Reporter

  • Search the Environmental Law Institute's publication and web site for complete coverage of environmental law; includes, statutes, regulations, cases, articles, and news
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Foreign Law Guide

  • "Current Sources of Codes and Basic Legislation in Jurisdictions of the World"
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Hein Online

  • Full text materials in Hein Online include:
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • American Bar Association Journals
  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • American Law Institute Library
  • Core U.S./Most-Cited Law Journals
  • Code of Federal Regulations 1938 - 2008
  • Criminal Justice Journals
  • English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1865)
  • European Center for Minority Issues
  • The Federal Register Library
  • Foreign & International Law Resources Database
  • Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
  • Intellectual Property Law Journal Library
  • International and Non-U.S. Law Journals
  • The Law Journal Library
  • Legal Classics
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
  • Most-Cited Law Journals
  • National Coference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
  • Philip C. Jessup Library
  • Session Laws Library
  • Subject Compilations of State Laws
  • Treaties and Agreements Library
  • United States Code
  • U.S. Attorney General Opinions
  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • Access: Restricted to NSU


  • Search the table of contents of many law treatises. Contact library staff for a login and password.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands: Expanded Edition

  • Online guide to doing business globally, with a worldwide edition and three regional editions covering Asia, Europe and Latin America.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU


  • Access the LexisNexis database
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law
  • Requires individual LexisNexis login and password.

LexisNexis Congressional

  • Search for federal bills, public laws, Congressional testimony, and other Congressional documents; includes CIS Indexes and U.S. Congressional Serial Set access
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

LLMC Digital

  • Search historical legal materials as digitized by the Law Library Microfilm Consortium
  • Access: Restricted to NSU


  • Contact the Library for access to this cost-effective legal research tool
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law
  • Available to NSU Law students, faculty, and staff. Register online. Please see a Law Librarian for the "special access code."

Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises

  • Provides full text search access to 21,000 works and nearly 10 million pages of legal history from the United States and Britain from 1800 - 1926. Works in the collection include casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU

Making of Modern Law: Trials 1620-1926

  • The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 is the result of a partnership between Gale and the Harvard and Yale law libraries. It also includes trials from the outstanding collection of the Library of the Association of Bar of the City of New York, as well as some from the British Library. These libraries have long collected not only published trial transcripts, but also popular printed accounts of sensational trials for murder, adultery and other scandalous crimes. Gale's online archive will grant researchers access to unofficially published accounts of trials, as well as briefs, arguments and other trial documents where these were printed as separate publications.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU

Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs

  • full-text; 1832-1978
  • Access: Restricted to NSU

Matthew Bender Online

  • Research full-text Matthew Bender national and Florida publications
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

RIA Checkpoint

  • Research federal tax resources
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law

U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

  • This retrospective resource provides access to records and and briefs of Supreme Court cases, beginning with its first term.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU


  • Offers a search interface to full text of Spanish legislation, and decisions of selected Spanish courts, the Court of Justice of the European Communities, and the European Court of Human Rights. Provides full text of the Boletín oficial del estado (BOE) from 1998 to the present, full text of Diario oficial de la Unión Europa (DOUE) and its predecessor, Diario oficial de las Comunidades Europeas, since 1968. Also provides links to Spain's boletines oficiales autonómicos, online access to selected Spanish legal journals, and to other Spanish and European legal information.
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law


  • Access the Westlaw database
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law
  • Requires individual WestLaw login and password.

  • - The Online Source for World Trade Law
  • Access: Restricted to NSU Law
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