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Research Guide for Foreign LL.M. Students and Visiting Scholars: Databases


The Loyola Law Library and the Loyola Libraries system subscribe to numerous commercial research databases. Most are available on campus in the LUC Libraries, and also remotely through the proxy server with an LUC login and password.  When accessing LUC databases remotely, click on the database's link, then input your LUC login and password when prompted. 


Newspapers may be extremely helpful when researching U.S. legal topics. Westlaw and LexisNexis both have good coverage of U.S. newspapers.  See also the subscription Access World News and Factiva databases for full-text access to newspapers.  For a complete list of newspapers available electronically, including the Chicago Tribune and New York Times, see the list posted on the LUC Libraries website

PowerPoint on Researching U.S. and Illinois Law (2019)

Subscription Databases (Law)

Most of the law-related databases listed below are available through the Law Library's website via the "A-Z Databases List" link.  

Subscription Databases (Non-Law)

For a complete list of interdisciplinary databases by topic, see the LUC Libraries page.

Subject Guide

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Dissertations & Theses

Often overlooked by academic legal researchers, dissertations and theses contain exhaustive research and extensive bibliographies.  The Proquest Dissertations & Theses database currently includes citations to over two million dissertations and theses from 1861 forward, and full-text access to over one million of these citations. The database's coverage is global, with numerous law-related papers available to download in PDF format.  Searches may be conducted in various fields, such as title, author, citation and abstract, and degree awarded.
For open-access dissertations and theses, see: