Bloomberg Law is a full-service legal research service that provides access to U.S. federal and state primary law, Bloomberg BNA commentary and analysis, news, company information, dockets, and more. Current Law School students and faculty are assigned individual passwords which permit full access to the site's content year-round (including during the summer months) and for six months after graduation, with no academic use restrictions.
CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) is a collection of interactive lessons authored by law professors and librarians. Hundreds of lessons, covering more than 28 legal subject areas, are included. To use CALI, you must obtain our Law School's "authorization code" from Joe Mitzenmacher, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian (email@example.com or x5-6844). Follow the "Not a registered user yet?" link on the CALI website, and use our authorization code to register for your own CALI username and password.
HeinOnline is a searchable full-text, image-based collection of retrospective legal materials divided into distinct "libraries," which include the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register Library, the Legal Classics Library, and more. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages, and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
LegalTrac is an online index for Anglo-American law review and journal articles published in major legal periodicals and related publications between 1980 and the present. Citations, with abstracts, to more than 800 legal publications, including legal newspapers and bar association journals, are available. Full-text is generally not included but is available for a small number of articles. Once you have ascertained the citations for articles relevant to your research, look for the full-text in another database, such as HeinOnline's Law Journal Library, or in print.
LexisNexis is a comprehensive legal research system consisting of innumerable legal and business-related databases, which are fully searchable. Primary and secondary materials, including case law, statutes, administrative materials, treatises and more are included. Consult the online directory for a complete list of holdings. Current Law School students and faculty are assigned individual passwords for legal research for educational purposes only.
The Law Library is now providing Loyola Law students with expanded access to West's Academic Study Aids Subscription. This service provides online access to hundreds of West publications, including all current Hornbooks, Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells, Black Letter Outlines, Flash Cards, Gilbert Law Summaries, and much more. By creating a free West Academic account, you can even highlight text or take notes online. You can search for individual titles in the collection by keyword, or browse by subject, material type, or series.
Westlaw is a comprehensive legal research system consisting of innumerable legal and business-related databases, which are fully searchable. Primary and secondary materials, including case law, statutes, administrative materials, treatises and more are included. Consult the online directory for a complete list of holdings. Current Law School students and faculty are assigned individual passwords for legal research for educational purposes only.
WorldCat, a database within the OCLC FirstSearch collection of research databases, is a catalog of library holdings in libraries around the world. It contains millions of records and is an excellent source for identifying books, articles and other materials that you would like to request through interlibrary loan.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Cheetah is the new Wolters Kluwer legal research platform. Cheetah promises to provide easy access to statutes, cases, administrative agency materials, and secondary source materials from the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking & Consumer Finance, Government Contracts, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities, and Corporate Law. The Cheetah platform is slated to replace CCH's IntelliConnect platform after 2017. For more information on using Cheetah, you can refer to the Cheetah Quick Start Card, available at https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/media/wk/lnb/pdf/training/cheetah/cheetah-quick-start-card.pdf.
Gale's Primary Sources platform allows users to search across multiple Gale databases, including Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, Making of Modern Law: Trials, U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs, and many other Gale collections for which the University Libraries provide access.
Global Arbitration Review is a practitioner-oriented resource on international arbitration news. Global Arbitration Review provides readers with breaking news updates, original annual reports and surveys, and in-depth features covering issues in international arbitration around the world, and includes both current and archival content.
Westlaw China provides online access to Chinese laws, regulations, and cases, along with Chines legal news, a legal glossary, and selected model contracts and legal journals. Materials are available in both English and Chinese, and the site is searchable by keyword or by subject. Access is IP/proxy based, so you can access the site from any on-campus computer, or from off campus with your valid Loyola ID and password. From the main page, click on the blue "Log in" button in the "Subscriber Area" box on the right side of the screen to proceed to the contents of the site.