Electronic Resources

On campus, using WMU-Cooley PCs or network (including wireless), many of these databases do not require you to enter your name and student number or access code as they are IP-recognized for immediate log in.

Off campus, to access the following databases, you are required to enter your full name and your student number or for faculty and staff, your access code.

Please note that, per licensing agreements with vendors, the use of some services is limited to certain groups. If you have any questions, or are seeking information contained within a source you cannot access, please contact any Reference Desk or 1-866-REF-DESK for assistance.

Electronic Resources

Description

Restrictions

On Campus - Includes all library patrons present in the library, or WMU-Cooley users on a WMU-Cooley network.

Remote - Includes WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff using personal PC's outside of the WMU-Cooley network.

Bloomberg Law

Full-text, searchable access to primary and secondary authority (including BNA titles) from all Federal and 50-State jurisdictions, as well as many of the corporate, financial, and practice resources long associated with Bloomberg.

LIMITED - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

LIMITED - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

BNA Premier

BNA Premier allows users to search the full-text of BNA publications, including current awareness materials, in an array of legal areas, including Securities, Corporate Law, Employment/Labor, Environment, Criminal Law, Ethics, and Taxation. BNA materials are highly valued for their analysis and timeliness by practitioners and scholar.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

CCH IntelliConnect

The CCH IntelliConnect provides access to Tax & Accounting and Intellectual Property libraries.

LIMITED to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

LIMITED - Available WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Access to many titles both legal and non legal.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

Fastcase

Fastcase is a full-text legal research database that contains Federal and State primary sources as well as forms, newspapers, and court filings.

ALL LIBRARY USERSV via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

FDsys (GPO)

Free electronic access to government information databases.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via any personal Internet connection, WMU-Cooley network, or Library PC.

YES - Unrestricted Access. Available to any user via any Internet connection.

FirstSearch

Access to full-text articles via ArticleFirst and Legal Periodicals. This service also provides access to library catalogs providing information on which library holds a title.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Certain features and databases only available on WMU-Cooley's campus network.

GPO – 
Catalog of US government publications

Indexes print and electronic government information products created by federal agencies.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via any personal Internet connection, WMU-Cooley network, or Library PC.

YES - Unrestricted Access. Available to any user via any Internet connection.

HeinOnline

Provides full-text access to more than 2,200 law and law related law reviews and journals.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

ICLE

Access ICLE's online law library of over 50 Michigan specific treatises and guides.

LIMITED to WMU-Cooley Clinic students, Clinic faculty, and Clinic staff, as well as WMU-Cooley students and faculty in approved courses via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

LIMITED – Remote access available to WMU-Cooley Clinic students, Clinic faculty, and Clinic staff, as well as WMU-Cooley students and faculty in approved courses via password.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) is a multilingual subject index to articles and book reviews published in over 500 journals and law reviews worldwide. IFLP is a prominent source for identifying articles and book reviews on public international law, foreign and comparative law, and the laws of all foreign jurisdictions.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

Index to Legal Periodicals (ILP)

Conduct an index search of over 1000 legal periodicals and books, many available in full text or linked to the library's catalog.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

LLMC Digital

Contains an extensive collection of digitized historical legal literature and government documents including Canadian Colonial legal titles and United States Federal Judicial, Administrative and Legislative documents.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

SSRN / Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)

Working/forthcoming paper abstracts with full-text or contact-info. Part of searchable Social Science Research network (SSRN).

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

Legal Trac (formerly LRI)

Conduct an index search of over 700 legal journals, many available in the library.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

Lexis

Access to cases, statutes, law reviews, and other legal and non-legal materials.

LIMITED to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

LIMITED - Available WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

Making of Modern Law, The

This database enables researchers to conduct full text searches of nearly 10 million pages of legal history found in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century legal treatises.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

MeL Databases

Access to reference sources and full text articles from magazines and newspapers.

LIMITED to Michigan residents. All  WMU-Cooley Michigan Library users via library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

LIMITED to Michigan residents. Available to WMU-Cooley Michigan students, faculty, and staff via library sign-in.

PLI Discover Plus

Online full-text access to Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) well-regarded treatises, course handbooks, legal forms and other content useful to legal, financial and accounting professionals.

ON CAMPUS: YES - All library users via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

ProQuest Congressional

Federal legislative history materials

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

RIA Checkpoint

Access to a variety of RIA tax products. It offers a wide range of tax resources, including federal and state tax laws, cases, regulations, legislation, treatises, articles, and related news.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in or individual password accounts. Contact a reference librarian for details.

Ulrichsweb.com

Bibliographic and access information for serials published throughout the world, covering all subjects. Entries provide pricing, subscription and distribution details as well as publisher, editor contacts.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Available to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via Library sign-in.

Westlaw

Access to cases, statutes, law reviews, and other legal and non-legal materials

LIMITED to WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

LIMITED - Available WMU-Cooley students, faculty, and staff via password. Contact a reference librarian for details.

WestlawNext Patron Access

Full-text, searchable access to primary and secondary authority from all federal and 50-state jurisdictions, and some current awareness sources. Content limited to materials subscribed to by library, and may not include all materials available through standard law school Westlaw product. Users must agree to license before accessing content.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library OPAC terminals only. Users may be subject to time limits consistent with demand and the needs of individual library locations.

NO - Access limited to Library OPAC terminals only.

WorldCat Discovery

Access to full-text articles via ArticleFirst and Legal Periodicals. This service also provides access to library catalogs providing information on which library holds a title.

ALL LIBRARY USERS via Library PC or WMU-Cooley network.

YES - Certain features and databases only available on WMU-Cooley's campus network.

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