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FAMU Law Library: Databases


Some databases can only be accessed off-campus with usernames and passwords. Please contact a librarian if you need to do research in one of these databases.

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College of Law Databases

• Bloomberg BNA | Training Materials
Bloomberg Law hosts the Bureau of National Affairs, a collection of daily, weekly, and monthly newsletters on a host of legal topics. Students and faculty may create their own accounts to receive headlines from their selected newsletters via email.

The Center for Automated Legal Instruction (CALI) is a library of over 1,000  interactive legal tutorials written by law professors and geared towards law students. CALI also includes podcasts on various legal topics, designed to help students master particular concepts in law.

• Checkpoint | Training Materials
Thomson Reuters RIA Checkpoint is a comprehensive tax and accounting research service.

• Docketbird
Docketbird contains the docket lists for all federal courts, as well as selected documents such as petitions, responses, and motions. *Please see a librarian for the username and password.

• Environmental Law Reporter
Environmental law and policy research site with access to over 40 years of ELR analysis, extensive links to statutes, regulations and policies, a comprehensive subject matter index, and many other tools. *Please see a librarian for the username and password.

• Fastcase | Training Materials
Fastcase is a legal research database that contains the text of cases, statutes, and other primary sources of law, as well as legal forms, federal filings, and treatises formerly available on Loislaw.

• Florida Law Weekly
Florida Law Weekly contains selected published cases in Florida, covering federal cases (FLW Federal), state appellate and Supreme Court cases (FLW) and circuit and county trial court cases (FLW Supplement). It is the only source for published opinions for trial-level courts in Florida.

•Florida Supreme Court Briefs and Opinions
The Florida S.Ct. Records & Briefs Project is a cooperative project funded by all of the academic law libraries in Florida. The goal of the Project is to provide a full record of all Florida Supreme Court Records & Briefs dating from 1846.

• Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms holds a collection of Florida forms for a variety of legal matters and topics. Most forms can be downloaded by library users as PDF or Word documents.

• Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies is an electronic resource that focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care, and the impact of economic development on international relations.

• HeinOnline | Training Materials
A research service for current and historical law review articles, including law reviews not covered by Lexis or Westlaw, and for compiled legislative histories on selected topics. Hein also has subject-specific databases on Animal Law and International Law.

• Lexis-Nexis Courtroom Cast
LexisNexis Courtroom Cast is the home of AudioCaseFiles, offering downloadable MP3 files of edited judicial opinions, along with full text of the edited opinion, a brief fact summary, and the rule of law. Courtroom Cast Video offers the world's largest online library of courtroom video, with thousands of hours of trials, hearings, and oral arguments from around the nation.

 Lexis-Nexis Digital Library

All Lexis print titles held by the Library are available in electronic format to FAMU College of Law community members. This includes major subject treatises, such as Corbin on Contracts and Nimmer on Copyright, practice treatises, such as Moore’s Federal Practice, and Florida-specific subject and practice treatises.

The Digital Library also has a collection of study aid materials, including the Understanding series. For a full list of study aid and supplement titles, please use the link at the end of this list of databases. The links in the document will take you directly to the title you are interested in.

The Law Library Microform Consortium (LLMC) is a digital repository for historical legal documents. The content is word-searchable.


VitalLaw, formerly Cheetah, allows users to search materials and practice guides created by Wolters Kluwer.

• West Academic Study Aids
The West Academic Study Aid subscription allows access to electronic copies of variety of legal study aids including the Acing, Exam Pro, and Nutshell series.

• Westlaw Proview

Westlaw ProView allows access to a large number of West's ebook publications. Titles in the collection range from practice materials to specialized legal topic guides.

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