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Databases and Research Tools for Maine Law Students and Faculty: Home

Key Research Databases

  • LexisNexis LogoLexisNexis (also known as Lexis+, this link opens in a new tab)
    Lexis+ is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world.
    Introduction to Lexis+ (Video, this link opens in a new tab)
    Lexis+Overview (Handout, this link opens in a new tab)
    *Registration code will be shared via email.

  • Thomson Reuters Westlaw LogoThomson Reuters Westlaw  (also known as Westlaw Edge , this link opens in a new tab)
    Westlaw has always been the standard for legal research because of its content, proprietary editorial enhancements like the West Key Number System and KeyCite, and market-leading technology. Also includes TWEN and Practical Law
    See Westlaw Edge for yourself (Video, this link opens in a new tab.)
    Quick tips for getting started (Handout, this link opens in a new tab.)
    *Registration codes for this service will be shared in your LRAC course.

Study Aid Platforms

 

  • Aspen Learning Library LogoAspen Learning Library
    Aspen Learning Library (link opens in a new tab) includes popular study aids, such as Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Glannon Guides and more
    User guides (link opens in new tab) for step-by-step instructions on signing in and navigating the digital library
    *IP authenticated, access through the MYLaw portal or using your Maine Law credentials.
     
  • CALI
    The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (link opens in a new tab). The organization is best known in law schools for CALI Lessons, online interactive tutorials in legal subjects, and CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (CALI Awards), given to the highest scorer in a law school course at many CALI member law schools.
    *Register using your maine.edu email address.
     
  • Lexis Digital Library
    The Lexis Digital Library (link opens in a new tab) includes on-demand access to our Lexis eBook collection. This includes study aids, such as the Understanding, Skills & Values, and Questions & Answers series.  This platform also includes treaties such as Immigration Law & Procedure, Collier on Bankruptcy, and Benedict on Admiralty.
    Getting started with LexisNexis Digital Library (Video, link opens in a new tab)
    *Log in using your law library barcode listed on your Maine Law ID.
     
  • West Academic LogoWest Academic
    The West Academic Study Aids Collection (link opens in a new tab) is provided by your law school library and offers you access to hundreds of trusted study aids, convenient audiobooks and lectures, and interactive practice questions to help you succeed in law school.
    *IP authenticated, access through the MYLaw portal or using your Maine Law credentials.

Subject Specific Database

  • BloombergLaw LogoBloomberg Law
    BloombergLaw (link opens in a new tab) Trusted legal content, detailed business information, and timely news available on one easy-to-use research platform.
    *Register using your maine.edu email address.
     
  • Foreign Law Guide via Brill
    Foreign Law Guide (link opens in a new tab)  is acclaimed by librarians, academics, and researchers alike, the Foreign Law Guide (FLG) is an essential database offering relevant information on sources of foreign law, including complete bibliographic citations to legislation, the existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources in one virtual destination. Broad in content and global in scope, the FLG is an indispensable resource for comparative law research and a fundamental tool for developing a foreign and comparative law collection. Approximately 190 jurisdictions are systemically covered and updated by a global team of experts.
    *IP authenticated, access through the MYLaw portal or using your Maine Law credentials.
     
  • HeinOnline
    HeinOnline (link opens in a new tab) is a premier online research platform that provides access to multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international resources, case law, and much more. With HeinOnline, users can access more than 3,000 scholarly law review and bar journals that examine more than a thousand topics, all dating back to the first issue ever published. In addition, HeinOnline includes comprehensive coverage of U.S. government publications and extensive international resources.

    *IP authenticated, access through the MYLaw portal or using your Maine Law credentials.

  • Practising Law Institute (PLI) Plus
    PLI PLUS (link opens in a new tab) includes comprehensive research materials from treatises, answer books, course handbooks, forms, and CLE program transcripts covering 25 practice areas. Including Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Immigration, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Tax, and so much more.
    Law School Flyer: (link opens in a new tab) This handout content that matches law school courses and links to each title on PLI PLUS.
    Getting Started with PLI PLUS Video: (link opens in a new tab) This tutorial highlights key features and two ways to access content.
    *IP authenticated, access through the MYLaw portal or using your Maine Law credentials.
     
  • Vital Law
    Vital Law (link opens in a new tab) is powered by Wolters Kluwer's world-class analysis, VitalLaw's intuitive research platform gives you the depth you need for the actionable insights you want. Select treatises and content available. Including: Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Federal & State Tax Content, COVID- 19 Resources, Cybersecurity & Privacy, Elder & Estates Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Property & Construction Law.
    Video Trainings (link opens in a new tab)
    *IP authenticated, access through the MYLaw portal or using your Maine Law credentials.

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The resources listed in this guide are available only to current faculty, students, and staff of Maine Law.

Many of these resources are also linked by subject area in other LawGuides

and/or are available by title in the Library Catalog (link opens in a new tab).

If you have any questions about accessing these resources please contact lawref@maine.edu