Answered By: Alice West Last Updated: Jun 28, 2016 Views: 10
A list of legal and law-related databases is available at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/research/databases/index.html. For new research tools, such as CaseMaker, LoisLaw, or Ravel, please consult our guide on Alternate Legal Research Tools.
Access to most legal databases is limited to current Harvard affiliates. Some resources, such as LexisNexis and Westlaw, are limited to the Harvard Law School community, except when working on-site.
On-site: Most databases can be accessed from the HLSL without a password using any library computer. Westlaw and Bloomberg are accessed via dedicated terminals located at the HLSL across the Reference Desk on the 4th floor.
If you are using your personal electronic device, connecting through Harvard University network (but not Harvard Guest network) is equivalent to working off a library computer or being logged in to Hollis and will provide you access to such databases as ProQuest Congressional, HeinOnline, Jstor, and others without a password.
Off-site: Remote access is limited to current Harvard affiliates. Alumni/ae, please see the Alumni Off-Site Database Access guide.
Tutorials on how to use selected legal and law-related databases are available at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/research/tutorials/index.html.
The complete list of databases provided by the Harvard University Library is listed on its E-Research page.