Use the E-Resources page to find databases, websites, repositories of e-books and e-journals, and other electronic resources.
Use the Website Links for Proxy Access
Most E-Resources linked through the Law Library's page can be used on- or off-campus. Off-campus users may need to login using their umich ID. Using the University or Law School VPN can also facilitate access.
Regardless, patrons must use the link on the Law Library's page to obtain access to subscription databases.
Search or Browse
If you know exactly what you are looking for, search for the exact title in the Search Bar on the left side of the page.
If you don't know the name (or existence) of an e-resource, use the "Browse E-Resources by..." section on the right side of the page. There are three different lists of e-resources to browse.
Certain major legal databases, including Westlaw and Lexis+, are not available to patrons outside the Michigan Law community. Bloomberg Law is also not available.
For research into federal and state case law, statutes, and regulations, use Nexis Uni. Formerly known as "Lexis Nexis Academic," Nexis Uni is a research-focused database which boasts the same coverage of primary law as Lexis+ and allows users to Shepardize cases (i.e., make sure they are still "good law"). Nexis Uni is available to the entire University of Michigan community, as well as anyone using the University of Michigan network.
Using Nexis Uni
Electronic versions of law reviews and other journals can be found by searching the Law Library Catalog by title of journal.
Why aren't online journals among the E-Resources?
E-Resources include the databases that house online journals, like HeinOnline, ProQuest, Cambridge Core, and ESBCO. For a list of the databases that house online journals, see our E-Journals List.
Do I have access to this database at all?
Access requirements are noted on the resource's online record, in the shaded box under the linked name. Examples of "Authorized Users" include the following:
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