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Law Library Databases

Check the law library catalog, ATLAS, for books, journals and other materials

New Databases

Elgar Advanced Introductions Law Collection: Includes books designed to provide thoughtful introductions to major fields of Law. Written by leading scholars from around the world. 

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law : contains over 180 full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, including Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law.



General Databases

Bloomberg Law: integrates company and market information, proprietary news and comprehensive legal content—all searchable in one place. Available to Washburn Law students, staff, and faculty only (requires personal account).

Casemakerx: includes primary law from all 50 states, specific Kansas coverage includes Workers' Compensation decisions and Kansas Ethics Opinions.  Available to Washburn Law students, staff, and faculty only (must register)

Fastcase: includes primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to 1 U.S. 1, 1 F.2d 1, 1 F.Supp. 1, and 1 B.R. 1. Available only in the Law School building. 

Hein Online: provides image and text-based access to law journals, Federal Register, treaties and agreements, U.S. Supreme Court reports.The libraries in HeinOnline provide comprehensive coverage from the inception of each publication.

JSTOR: archive of over 1,000 academic journals covering the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and selected monographs. Washburn University, through Mabee Library, subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I-XI and Life Sciences Collections.

Lexis: provides an expansive collection of online legal content. Available to Washburn Law students, staff, and faculty only (requires personal account).

Lexis/Nexis Digital Library: offers access to Lexis treatises, practice guides, and study aids for law students, in eBook format.  Available to Washburn Law students, staff, and faculty (use firstname.lastname and your WUID number to log in)  Guest access is available at the law library.

Marcive: Search for U.S. Government Documents.

Versuslaw: A robust legal research portal containing federal, state, and tribal case law.   Available to Washburn Law students, faculty, and staff only. Register under Special Groups. 

Westlaw: provides an extensive collection of online legal content. Available to Washburn Law students, staff, and faculty only (requires personal account).


Access to our databases
These electronic indexes and databases are available to all users in the Washburn School of Law Library. Access outside of the law school building (remote access) is available to Washburn faculty and students. First and last name and WU number are required for access. Some resources require a faculty/student password, as indicated. Exceptions are noted for specific databases.