Law Library databases for non-law students

Written by Marie Hamm, Regent University Law Library

Non-law students not only have access to the Law Library's physical collections, but to most of the electronic resources as well.
Did you know that many of the electronic resources in the Law Library’s extensive collections are available to all members of the University community?

While access to comprehensive electronic legal information products (most notably Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law) is limited to law faculty and students, the databases that are available to the University community include a wide a variety of primary and secondary U.S. materials and select international and foreign law materials.

Notable databases include:

  • Bloomberg BNA
    Expert analysis, news, and practice tools delivered by largest independent publisher of legal information.
  • CCH IntelliConnect Business & Finance Library
    Includes federal and state laws and regulations, case law, forms, manuals and news reports arranged in topical libraries of information. The Law Library’s subscription includes the Business & Finance Library as well as the Health & Human Services Library.
  • HeinOnline
    HeinOnline provides both searchable OCR full-text and PDF images of legal periodicals, the Federal Register, the U.S. Reports, and several notable collections of U.S. treaties and agreements.
  • LLMC Digital
    Offers a collection of digitized full-text images of legal works and U.S. government documents from the executive, judicial, and legislative branches.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    The Law Library’s ProQuestCongressional subscription includes the following modules: Congressional Hearings Digital Collection, Congressional Hearings Digital Prospective Collection, Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection, Congressional Research Digital Collection, and Serial Set Digital Collection, 1789-current.
  • Religion Case Reporter
    The online edition of the Religion Case Reporter is comprised of case digests, a cumulative index, and a cumulative table of statutes related to the area of religion.

Each of the above resources may be accessed on the Law Library Databases & Electronic Resources page. On-campus users may simply click the appropriate link. Off-campus users will be prompted for Regent login information.

If you have any questions about the resources and services provided by the Law Library, please contact a law librarian at lawref@regent.edu or at 757-352-4145.

 

Marie Hamm is Assistant Director for Collection Development in the Regent University Law Library and adjunct professor of legal writing and research in the School of Law.