Law Articles

Databases for Law articles and information

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jsl_logo= Jones School of Law Subscription

Academic Search Premier  avl_logo

Academic Search Premier has information in nearly every area of academic study and includes full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.

eBooks-Library (on campus access only)

eBooks-Library is one of the largest eBook repositories on the Web, especially for classic works. This library offers full-text access to 935 authors and composers, more than 5400 works, 15300 sub-titles and 512,000 pages. Subject areas include law, economics, finance, history, art, literature, and many more.

Hein Online  jsl_logo

Password required when off campus.

This database comes from the world’s largest distributor of legal periodicals. 80 million pages of material are presented as full-image periodical documents. Law Journal Library, European Center for Minority Issues, Federal Register Library, Legal Classics, Treatises and Agreements Library, US Attorney General Opinions, and the US Supreme Court Library are contributing agencies.

Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text and Retro  jsl_logo

This combination features the power of two databases. Retro covers 1908 to 1981 with indexing and abstracting. The full text product starts in 1982 and continues to the present, with actual full-text coverage starting in the mid-1990’s. WilsonWeb databases from Ebsco via the Jones School of Law.


The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. Faulkner University users have access to both the Arts & Sciences III and Arts & Sciences IV Collections.

LegalTrac  avl_logo

LegalTrac provides indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. The database also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

LexisNexis Academic

See Nexis Uni below for updated database. LexisNexis Academic provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications including national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. Also included are U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information as well as Shepard’s Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789.

LLMC Digital  jsl_logo

This screen searches the digital collection of the Law Library Microform Consortium, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving legal, historical, and government documents and providing easy access to thousands of them in digital and microform versions.

The Making of Modern Law  jsl_logo

The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. It provides access to critical legal history.

Nexis Uni

This is Lexis Nexis Academic upgraded. “Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790” retrieved from Lexis Nexis website.

ProQuest Congressional jsl_logo

ProQuest Congressional, a comprehensive resource, offers full-text of congressional bills, testimony, reports, documents, selected prints, and the Congressional Record for recent years, as well as the U.S. Code, the Federal Register, and the Code of Federal Regulations. It covers a wide variety of additional congressional information, including member biographical and committee assignment information, voting records, and financial data.

Also included is the Congressional Serial Set. The Serial Set, labeled Historical Full-Text in ProQuest Congressional, will include the American State Papers, House and Senate Reports, House and Senate Documents, selected Executive Branch documents, other documents that Congress ordered printed, as well as all maps, illustrations, photos, and lithographs found within the printed Serial Set. AFTER CLICKING ON THE ABOVE LINK, SCROLL DOWN TO “OTHER  ACCESS OPTIONS” AND BELOW THAT CLICK ON “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN”. IF ON A MOBILE DEVICE, YOU SHOULD SEE “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN” TO THE RIGHT OF LOGIN. NOW TYPE IN FAULKNER UNIVERSITY AND SEARCH. THEN CLICK ON FAULKNER UNIVERSITY LINK WHEN IT APPEARS. 

ProQuest Legislative Insight  jsl_logo

Provides legislative histories back to the 82d Congress, compiled by the staff of the Congressional Information Service, long considered the industry standard for information on the proceedings of Congress. AFTER CLICKING ON THE ABOVE LINK, SCROLL DOWN TO “OTHER  ACCESS OPTIONS” AND BELOW THAT CLICK ON “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN”. IF ON A MOBILE DEVICE, YOU SHOULD SEE “USE YOUR INSTITUTION’S LOCAL LOGIN” TO THE RIGHT OF LOGIN. NOW TYPE IN FAULKNER UNIVERSITY AND SEARCH. THEN CLICK ON FAULKNER UNIVERSITY LINK WHEN IT APPEARS.  


Access to a variety of resources on the ratification of the Federal Constitution including broadsides, pamphlets, newspaper articles, letters, and governmental records, as well as the papers of James Madison.

United Nations Treaty Collection

United Nations Treaty Collection contains the current status of over 500 multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General. Links to the full texts are provided.

Wiley Online Library

The totally revamped Wiley Online Library provides access to citations, abstracts and full text from journals published by John Wiley & Sons and Blackwell. The subjects covered include business, chemistry, computer science, earth & environmental science, education, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematics & statistics, medicine, physics & astronomy, polymers & material science, psychology, and the social sciences. It is truly international in scope, and Faulkner subscribes to a large group of these journals.