Overview of basic United States legal research. Originally written primarily for foreign law students, who are familiar with legal concepts but unfamiliar with U.S. legal materials, but useful also for the novice practitioner.
From Thomson Reuters, Westlaw contains a wide range of U.S., foreign and international law primary and secondary sources. Accessible by username and password only. Passwords may be obtained by Law School students, staff and faculty.
Bloomberg Law combines primary law of the U.S with much of the business content that Bloomberg is known for and secondary resources from BNA, another prominent legal publisher.
This product is from the well-known provider of business and financial news data and described as an "all inclusive tool providing in-depth legal analysis, filings, opinions, real-time and archival news, indexes, rankings, company and biographical information, research and streaming live trial coverage on a single, integrated desktop platform." Access is via the two dedicated Bloomberg terminals in the Wilson Reading Room or via a personal account.
BNA publishes current awareness newsletters in a wide range of legal subjects, and has case and secondary source libraries in, e.g., intellectual property and employment law. BNA's content is now provided through BloombergLaw - see above.
The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publishes newsletters covering current issues in a variety of areas of law. These newsletters are the online successors to BNA's looseleaf services and are heavily used in practice for staying current in particular subject areas. If you would like to subscribe to one or more of the following newsletters, please send an email to: BNAsubscribe@lib.uchicago.edu.
HeinOnline contains a wide range of primary and secondary law, including PDF files of all U.S. law reviews back to the first date of publication.
Searchable full text, page images, and PDF versions of law journal articles from the first issue to the present, plus the Federal Register from 1936 to 1980, U.S. Supreme Court opinions from 1754 to the present, and U.S. treaties from 1776 to the present.