The Law Library is the epicenter of legal research for Michigan Law. Our team of librarians and staff work to ensure that MLaw students have access to today's best legal research resources, including an ever-increasing number of electronic resources.
Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law
While you are a student at Michigan Law, you have access to the commercial legal databases Westlaw, Lexis Advance, and Bloomberg Law. While each of these databases include U.S. state and federal case law, statutes, and regulations, they each offer their own unique selection of secondary sources (like treatises and law journal articles), helpful tools (like case citators and data analysis), and additional material (like public records or court dockets).
Be sure to become familiar with each database--you never know what you'll need to use when you break out into legal practice.
Powerhouse Legal Databases
In addition to the Big Three, the Law Library provides access to many more databases you will return to again and again for your legal research. Some of the major ones are the following:
Take the Library Everywhere with Ebooks
The Law Library provides access to thousands of electronic titles, in addition to the print titles in our collection. You can find ebooks by searching the Law Library catalog or browsing one of dozens of ebook collections, like the following:
The Law Library catalog links to hundreds of electronic resources spanning dozens of topics and jurisdictions. Want to see what we have about treaties? Commercial law? France? Browse e-resources by Category, Subject, or Jurisdiction to see these resources at a glance.
Bloomberg Law provides access to the same federal docket filings as PACER, without needing your credit card information!
This guide was created and updated by Michigan Law Reference Librarians.
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