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ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals

This resource provides PDF access to over 100 publications by the American Bar Association.  Access is through HeinOnline.

The American Bench

Contains listings and information on federal, state, and local judges and courts.  Please see a reference librarian for the username and password. 

American Law Institute Library

Includes full text of the Restatements of the Law, ALI Annual Reports, Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings, and full text of the UCC and Model Penal Code.  Access is through HeinOnline

Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Library

This collection contains AALS publications such as: AALS Directory of Law Teachers, AALS Handbook, AALS Proceedings of the Annual Meeting, Clinical Law Review, and Journal of Legal Education.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Bloomberg Law

A comprehensive legal database which includes federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, news, and access to federal and state court dockets.   Access to Bloomberg Law is provided through individual username and password.


The website of the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction, including student lessons, podcasts, webinars, and more. Access to CALI is provided through individual username and password.


A free legal research and publishing platform that includes cases, statutes, and regulations, as well as annotations and citations written by the Casetext user community.

CCH Expert Treatise Library

Containing 12 titles, these tax-related treatises cover topics ranging from International Taxation to Estate Planning to Partnership Taxes.  Access is through the CCH Cheetah platform.

CCH Health & Human Resources School Internet Library

Includes current awareness tools and full text of primary law in the areas of U.S. employment law, employee benefits, food and drug regulation, health care administration, health law, labor law, medical device regulation, occupational safety, payroll administration, pension administration, and unemployment insurance. Also includes downloadable interactive forms on OSHA compliance, U.S. federal pension and benefits administration, and U.S. federal and state employment, human resources, and payroll functions.  Access is through the CCH Cheetah platform.

CCH Legal Professional School Internet Library

Provides full-text coverage of numerous topics including Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Banking, Construction Law, Corporate Governance, Federal Energy Guidelines, Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Securities, Transportation Law, and other business law topics.  Access is through the CCH Cheetah platform.

CCH Omnitax Library

Designed for tax professionals and organizations that need the most comprehensive and up-to-date tax information available, this database includes unlimited access to CCH’s federal and state tax libraries, plus an integrated daily tax news service and a suite of helpful productivity tools and practice aids. Access is through the CCH Cheetah platform.

The Chatham House Online Archive

Includes publications and archives of the London-based Chatham House, a leading center for policy research on international affairs.  Covering the years 1920-1979, this collection includes briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, and monographs.

Provides legislative information such as the text of bills and resolutions, full text of the Congressional Record, and treaties.

Early American Case Law

Contains the entire Federal Cases series (1894-1897), which contains more than 20,000 cases. Also included is the Trinity Series, which includes American Decisions, American Reports, and American State Reports.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Early American Imprints

This digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 180-year period, serving as a foundation set for the teaching and learning of early American history, religion, literature, economics, philosophy, science and more. This collection has over 37,000 holdings and 2.3 million page images available online.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

Provides access to digital images of 150,000 complete books published during the 18th Century, relevant to the fields of law, history, literature, religion, fine arts, science and more.  Also see the alternative interface Artemis Primary Sources that allows users to search across multiple databases and to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools.

English Reports

Contains English case law from the years 1220 through 1867.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

European Center for Minority Issues Library

The ECMI conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe. This library contains several publications of the ECMI, including ECMI Reports and Working Papers. Access is through HeinOnline.


Provides access to federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions.


The Federal Digital System provides free public access to full-text, official federal information, and federal information finding aids.

Foreign Law Guide

The Foreign Law Guide contains information on primary and secondary sources of foreign law, including full-text sources of foreign legislation in English translation.

Foreign Relations of the United States

This series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity from 1861 through 1980.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Gale Artemis Primary Sources

Provides full-text searching across  Gale databases, including  the “Eighteenth Century Collection Online” and “Making of Modern Law” databases.   Artemis also enables users to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of fully searchable electronic reference books from Gale.  The collection includes titles on law, history, education, political science, and more.

Government Honors and Internship Handbook

Contains information on federal, state, and local government internships, including application deadlines, applicant qualifications, and details on the selection process.   Please see a reference librarian for the username and password. 


A collection of legal titles containing over 70 million pages in PDF format.  Titles include the Law Journal Library, English Reports, American Law Institute Library, and many others.

History of International Law

Contains more than 1,000 titles and 800,000 pages dating back to 1690 on subjects such as: War & Peace, Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, and Hague Conferences and Conventions.  Access is through HeinOnline.

History of Supreme Court Nominations

Includes hundreds of articles, hearings, documents, and titles to create a historical database of some of the most influential Supreme Court Justices to serve in the United States.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Immigration Law and Policy in the U.S.

This collection is a compilation of the most important historical documents and legislation related to immigration in the United States as well as current hearings, debates and recent developments in immigration law.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

This multilingual index provides citations to articles and book reviews appearing in more than 500 legal journals published worldwide. It provides in-depth coverage of public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of all jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Intellectual Property Law Collection

Includes legislative histories, treatises, documents, and classics relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks.  Access is through HeinOnline.

International Chamber of Commerce Dispute Resolution Library

Provides access to arbitral awards and other relevant documents from the ICC publications archive.    Please see a reference librarian for the username and password.

Law Journal Library

Contains more than 1,900 law and law-related periodicals.  Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, keyword, or date.  Access is through HeinOnline.   


A resource for legal news in over thirty different practice areas and industries. 

Leadership Library

Provides background and contact information on leaders in government, business, nonprofit organizations, and news media.  Search by name, organization, or keyword. 

Legal Classics Library

Includes more than 4,500 classic legal texts. Access is through HeinOnline.


Provides indexing for more than 1,500 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and international legal journals, including more than 250 titles in full text.

Lexis Advance

A comprehensive legal database containing federal and state case law, statutes, administrative codes, magazine and newspaper articles, treatises, law journals, legal forms, and other information resources.  Access is provided through individual username and password.

Lexis-Nexis Digital Study Aids Library

A collection of popular study aids in e-book format, including the Question & Answers series, Understanding Series, and a variety of titles from the Carolina Academic Press.  Access is provided by entering your MyBelmont credentials.

Lexis-Nexis State Capital

A collection of legislative history material for all fifty states, including bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership, and newspapers of record.


The online database of the non-profit Law Library Microform Consortium, providing access to thousands of legal titles, including U.S., foreign, and international law.

Making of Modern Law:  Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926

A fully searchable database featuring international and foreign legal materials.  The Foreign Law component features foreign legal treatises, commentaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, and monographs from a variety of countries. The Comparative Law component features books that compare more than one legal system and includes Ancient, Roman, Jewish Law, and Islamic Law. The International Law component features works of some of the great legal theorists, including Gentili, Grotius, and Selden, among many others. Also see the alternative interface Artemis Primary Sources that allows users to search across multiple databases and to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools.

Making of Modern Law:  Legal Treatises, 1800-1926

A fully searchable database of more than 21,000 Anglo-American monographs including casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches. Treatises from major legal thinkers are included — Coke, Blackstone, Bentham, Maitland, Kent, Story, Holmes and more. The collection is derived from two reference sources for historical legal studies: the Nineteenth Century Legal Treatises and Twentieth Century Legal Treatises microfilm collections. Also see the alternative interface Artemis Primary Sources that allows users to search across multiple databases and to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools. 

Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I and II

A fully searchable digital archive that includes both The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources I, 1620-1926, as well as Primary Sources II, 1763-1970. Primary Sources I, 1620-1926, is a digital archive of the published records of the American colonies, documents published by state constitutional conventions, state codes, city charters, law dictionaries, digests and more. Primary Sources II, 1763-1970, supports far-reaching research in legal and social history, from the 18th century to the era following World War II and consists of United States state and territorial codes, municipal codes, and constitutional convention and compilations. Also see the alternative interface Artemis Primary Sources that allows users to search across multiple databases and to analyze content using frequency and term-relationship tools.

Making of Modern Law: Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978

Provides official court filings from the final years of the court’s fourth chief justice, John Marshall, through the first 10 years of the court’s 15th chief justice, Warren Earl Burger. Some cases consist of a few documents, while others may include dozens of documents. It includes famous briefs written by leading attorneys (many of whom later became judges and associates of the Court). It also contains briefs written by institutions, corporations, and advocacy groups, including the NAACP, the ACLU and The New York Times. The collection does not include the Court’s rulings, opinions or decisions, but focuses on the legal documents and records presented to the court.

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure

This manual is published to provide U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) examiners, applicants, attorneys, agents, and representatives of applicants with a reference work on the practices and procedures relative to the prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Medline Complete

Searchable citations for over 4,800 biomedical journals with full text available for more than 2,400 titles.  Access is provided through Bunch Library.

Nation’s Courts Online

A directory containing federal, state and county court listings, as well as biographical information on sitting and nominated federal judges.  Please see a reference librarian for the username and password.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

This collection provides access to the full text of all Model Acts drafted, recommended or endorsed by the Conference. It includes the NCCUSL Archive Publications, Handbook of the NCCUSL and Proceedings of the Annual Conference Meeting, as well as the transcripts of the discussions in the Committee of the whole of each Uniform and Model Act. Also included are the approved "successive drafts" of each Uniform and Model Act.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

National Law Journal

Provides legal news and analysis for attorneys.  For off-campus access, set up a personalized account.

National Moot Court Competition Library

Includes digital access to the records, briefs, and related organizational materials from the 1st to the most recent (1950-current) annual National Moot Court Competitions.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

National Survey of State Laws

Provides state-by-state comparisons of current state laws.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides full text access to differing points of view on current social issues. Includes viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.  Access is provided through Bunch Library. 

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf 

Titles include the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, Parry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 3rd ed., and the Encyclopedia of Human Rights.

Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law

Includes more than 50 publications from the prestigious Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law at Columbia Law School.  Includes the 22-volume set, A Bibliography on Foreign and Comparative Law. Access is through HeinOnline.

Pentagon Papers

Contains the complete United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.  Access is through HeinOnline.  

ProQuest Congressional

This database includes the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full text of public laws.  Searchable documents include House and Senate Committee Reports, Committee Hearings, Committee Prints, and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports.

ProQuest Legislative Insight

A database of legislative histories comprised of fully searchable PDFs of full-text publications generated in the course of congressional lawmaking. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law.

ProQuest Regulatory Insight

Includes compiled regulatory histories for administrative materials related to enacted federal laws.  This resource also provides indexing and full-text searching of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.

ProQuest Statistical Insight

A comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

A complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices and amicus briefs.  Coverage is from 1975 to the present year. 


The National Library of Medicine's database providing journal citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences. Comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.


A collection of online study aids including case briefs, practice exams, and videos.  Sign up for an individual account by using your Belmont email address.

Ravel Law

An innovative research platform for federal and state case law that uses data visualization to display search results.  Click on “Law Schools” to create a free educational account.

Religion and the Law

Includes titles on Canon Law, History of the Church and State, Religion and Freedom, Jewish Law, the Reformation Period, the Bible in Public Schools, and more.   The collection also includes the Christian Legal Society publications and rare historical bibles.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Session Laws Library

This library contains the session laws of all 50 U.S. states as well as Canada, Australia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the D.C. Register. All states are current within 60 days of the printed publication, and all states are available back to inception.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law 

This collection is comprised of legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

State Attorney General Reports and Opinions

This collection includes access to the State Attorney General Reports & Opinions for all fifty states as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Also includes access to the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice and the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States.  Access is through HeinOnline.

State Reports:  A Historical Archive

Provides a state-by-state guide to published court reports and how they relate to the National Reporter System, as well as providing links to the full text of historical state reports.  Access is through HeinOnline.

State Statutes: A Historical Archive

Includes superseded state statutes for all fifty states. Search the statutes by state, date, description and text.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Statutes of the Realm

Contains English statutory law from the years 1235-1713.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Subject Compilations of State Laws

Provides access to over 20,000 bibliographic records from the Subject Compilations Bibliography Series. Many records contain extensive annotations with links directly to articles and other documents residing in HeinOnline.

Tax Foundation Archive Publications

This collection provides access to the complete archive of the non-partisan Tax Foundation's publications, which contain information on taxation, fiscal policy, finance and more.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I & II

This historical archive contains more than 4,000 volumes and one million pages of legislative history materials and other documents. It includes the complete Carlton Fox Collection which contains nearly 42 years of historical legislation related to the internal revenue laws from 1909-1950. It includes more than 100 other legislative histories related to taxation, economic reform, and stimulus plans.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Part III: History of Bankruptcy

This library includes legislative histories, treatises, and documents related to bankruptcy law in America. It also includes classic books dating back to the late 1800s and links to scholarly articles that are related to the study of bankruptcy in America.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

Tennessee Attorneys Directory

An online directory with over 16,000 individual listings of Tennessee attorneys.

Tennessee Attorneys Memo

Provides summaries of all opinions rendered by the Tennessee Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals and Workers' Compensation Appeals Panels.

Tennessee Government Officials Directory

Contains contact information for over 14,000 Tennessee government officials.  Please see a reference librarian for the username and password.

United Nations Law Collection

This collection contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, and the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements.  Search by UNTS citation or keyword.  Access is through HeinOnline.      

United Nations Treaty Collection

This full text website contains numerous United Nations databases, including the United Nations Treaty Series.   

U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection

This collection includes the official opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States as well as the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice).   Access is through HeinOnline. 

U.S. Congressional Documents Library

This collection features the complete Congressional Record Bound version, as well as the daily version back to 1980. It also includes the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) Congressional Globe (1833-1873), and Congressional Hearings (1927-2012), as well as other important congressional material. Using the Daily-to-Bound Locator Tool, you can quickly find a page in the Bound volume from the Daily edition.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

Includes federal legislative histories published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers, as well as a finding aid for locating compiled legislative histories. Access is through HeinOnline.

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals Library

Featuring reports, decisions, and records, this library is a complete collection of the official case law of some of the United States' most important U.S. Federal Agencies.  Access is through HeinOnline.  

U.S. Presidential Library

This library includes such titles as Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the Presidents, CFR Title 3 (Presidents), Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, and other documents related to U.S. Presidents.  Access is through HeinOnline.   

U.S. Supreme Court Library

Includes complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes as well as preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Access is through HeinOnline.   

U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library

This library includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in-force, expired, or not yet officially published.  Access is through HeinOnline. 

West Study Aids Subscription

Provides online access to over 350 study aid titles including case briefs, outlines, overviews, and exam prep aids.


A comprehensive legal database containing federal and state case law, statutes, administrative codes, magazine and newspaper articles, treatises, law journals, legal forms and other information resources. Access to Westlaw is provided through individual username and password.

Wolters Kluwer Intellectual Property Virtual Library

This resource includes over 40 of Wolters Kluwer's most popular publications related to all aspects of IP law, including Trademark Law, Patent Law, Technology Law, Copyright Law, and Licensing. Access is through the CCH Cheetah platform.

Women and the Law

This collection brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to women's roles in society and the law. This unique collection of materials provides a platform to research the progression of women's roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. Also included are more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School's Feminism and Legal Theory Project which provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.  Access is through HeinOnline.

World Constitutions Illustrated

Includes the current constitution for every country in both its original language format and English translation.  Access is through HeinOnline.

World Trials Collection

Contains trial transcripts and trial-related resources, including complete sets of American State Trials, Howell's State Trials, and the Nuremburg Trials.  Access is through HeinOnline.

Other Digital Resources for Belmont Students

Resources available through the Lila D. Bunch Library include hundreds of databases in the physical and social sciences, language, and fine arts.