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Alumni Remote Access

  • HeinOnline (for USD Law School Alumni, authenticated for remote access)
    Provides access only to the Law Journal Library, a comprehensive, image-based collection of legal periodicals. Law school alumni interested in remote access to this database should send an email to llibrary@usd.edu with the following information: Name, Firm or Practice Name, Telephone Number, Email, and Law School Class information (Graduation Year). A user name and password will be sent by reply email, usually within 24 to 48 hours.

Most Frequently Used Legal Databases

  • Bloomberg Law  
      
    Bloomberg Law provides access to primary and secondary legal resources.
  • FastCase
    Fastcase contains federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions, and court rules.
  • HeinOnline (in Law School Use)
    Provides access to a comprehensive, image-based collection of legal periodicals. Each journal in the database begins from its inception. Also includes access to code of federal regulations, legal classics, treaties and agreements, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. statutes at large, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.
  • HeinOnline (authenticated for remote access)
    Provides access to a comprehensive, image-based collection of legal periodicals. Each journal in the database begins from its inception. Also includes access to code of federal regulations, legal classics, treaties and agreements, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. statutes at large, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    LexisNexis Academic is a collection of online databases: News, Business (plus corporate news and corporate financials), Legal, Medical, and Reference. LN Academic provides access to some of the resources available via Lexis Advance and LexisNexis Law School.
  • Lexis Advance / Lexis.com  
      
    Lexis Advance is the newest system from Lexis for Law Students and Legal Professionals, this research service provides access to a collection of databases available from LexisNexis, covering a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference databases. Lexis.com is the traditional system designed for law students and legal professionals. To access Lexis.com, sign in to Lexis Advance and then select the appropriate option.
  • Westlaw Classic/ WestlawNext  
      
    Westlaw and WestlawNext provide access to primary and secondary legal resources. WestlawNext is the next generation of Westlaw. It provides Google-like searching to facilitate access to legal resources.

Databases B

Databases C

Databases E

  • EBSCOHost
    EBSCOHost offers a broad range of full text and bibliographic databases designed for multidisciplinary research. Subject areas include: academic, biomedical, business, education, and government.

Databases F

  • FastCase
    Fastcase contains federal and state case law, statutes, regulations, constitutions, and court rules.
  • Federal Digital System (FDSys)
    The Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDSys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the United States Federal Government. It provides access to the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regualtions as well as about 50 other collections of documents.

Databases H

  • HeinOnline (authenticated for remote access)
    Provides access to a comprehensive, image-based collection of legal periodicals. Each journal in the database begins from its inception. Also includes access to code of federal regulations, legal classics, treaties and agreements, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. statutes at large, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.
  • HeinOnline (in Law School Use)
    Provides access to a comprehensive, image-based collection of legal periodicals. Each journal in the database begins from its inception. Also includes access to code of federal regulations, legal classics, treaties and agreements, U.S. Attorney General opinions, U.S. Federal Legislative History, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. statutes at large, and the U.S. Supreme Court Library.

Databases I

Databases J

  • JSTOR
    A digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. JSTOR provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, & Statistics.

Databases L

  • LexisNexis Academic
    LexisNexis Academic is a collection of online databases: News, Business (plus corporate news and corporate financials), Legal, Medical, and Reference. LN Academic provides access to some of the resources available via Lexis Advance and LexisNexis Law School.
  • Lexis Advance / Lexis.com  
      
    Lexis Advance is the newest system from Lexis for Law Students and Legal Professionals, this research service provides access to a collection of databases available from LexisNexis, covering a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference databases. Lexis.com is the traditional system designed for law students and legal professionals. To access Lexis.com, sign in to Lexis Advance and then select the appropriate option.

Databases M

Databases O

  • Oxford English Dictionary Online
    This online dictionary is intended to present in alphabetical series the words that have formed the English vocabulary from the time of the earliest records to the present day, with all the relevant facts concerning their form, sense-history, pronunciation, and etymology.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
    Contains both a historical and contemporary comparison of the world legal systems. An international and interdisciplinary reference work, the Encyclopedia covers legal history from ancient to modern times. Approximately 1,000 articles explore the traditions of Ancient Greek Law, Ancient Roman Law, Medieval Roman Law, Chinese Law, English Common Law, Islamic Law, United States Law, and the laws of such other regions as Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.

Databases P

  • Project Muse
    Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing full-text online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. MUSE provides full-text access to current content from over 400 titles representing nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers.
  • ProQuest Congressional
    Index of legislative information, including congressional publications from 1789 to the present, legislative histories for public laws dating back to 1970, testimony from congressional hearings, bill histories, the Congressional Record and Federal Register, Congressional Research Service reports, and information about congressional members and committees.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
    Provides abstract and full text access to dissertation and theses, including from SJD and LL.M. programs, from around the world. Select coverage from 1861 to the present day.

Databases R

Databases S

  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) was developed to support "the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research." The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 466,900 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 379,400 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
  • South Dakota Legislature
    The State of South Dakota provides access to bills and other resources from the current session as well as access to codified laws and session laws enacted in prior sessions.

Databases U

Databases W

  • Web of Science (via Web of Knowledge)
    Largest citation database in science, engineering, medicine and technology; also the social sciences, arts and humanities are represented. Citation analysis tools are available.
  • Westlaw Classic/ WestlawNext  
      
    Westlaw and WestlawNext provide access to primary and secondary legal resources. WestlawNext is the next generation of Westlaw. It provides Google-like searching to facilitate access to legal resources.
  • WorldCat / FirstSearch
    An international, multi-disciplinary catalog of books, Internet resources, audio visual materials, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings and other materials held by over 20,000 OCLC libraries. This resource may be used to request item from other libraries via interlibrary loan.
 

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