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California and State-Specific Law

HeinOnline (SLS Database)

The Modern Link to Legal History...Hein-On-Line contains full text of many law journals dating back to the 1800's. Users may browse by journal name, author or article, and full-text searching is also available. Numerous other valuable products are also available (such as Bar Journals, the Code of Federal Regulations, English Reports (Full Reprint, 1220-1867), Federal Register Library, Foreign Relations of the United States, Israel Law Reports, Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Pentagon Papers, Subject Compilations of State Laws (1960-2010), Treaties and Agreements Library, United States Code, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Supreme Court Library). Access to Hein-On-Line is limited to the Stanford University community.  For off-campus access use: HeinOnline EZPROXY

CEB OnLAW (SLS Database – IP Authenticated)

The OnLAW database from California’s Continuing Education of the Bar provides access to more than 125 of CEB’s California practice guides. OnLAW’s “libraries” organize the CEB guides by practice area, namely: business law; criminal law; estate planning; family law; litigation; and real property law. Access is limited to the Stanford Law School community. Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

LexisNexis State Capital (SLS Database)

Provides access to bills, laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership and newspapers of record for all the states.  Available through students’ LexisNexis account. 

LexisNexis CourtLink (SLS Database)

CourtLink (see here for information) is Lexis/Nexis' U.S. federal [see PACER] and state court docket product, comprehensively capturing the documents that are filed during the course of lawsuits. CourtLink is accessible, after logging in to LexisNexis (i.e., Lexis.com), via the following pathway:

LEXIS/NEXIS > Legal > Court Records, Briefs and Filings > Court Records > Litigant, Attorney, & Judge Strategic Profiles

On Lexis Advance:

Select "Browse Sources" on the top right corner. Then, on the Browse Search page, you will see a tab for "Courtlink."

Access is limited to the Stanford Law School community. Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

*STANFORD LAW SCHOOL COMMUNITY MEMBERS: PLEASE LOG IN HERE, USING YOUR CUSTOM USERNAME AND PASSWORD FOR LEXISNEXIS AND THEN PROCEED VIA THE ABOVE-MENTIONED PATHWAY TO "Litigant, Attorney, & Judge Strategic Profiles," WHERE YOU CAN ENTER QUERIES IN THE SEARCHBOX*

Bloomberg Law (SLS Database)

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 either of the two dedicated Bloomberg terminals on the first floor of the law library or, more conveniently, using a Bloomberg Law" (BLAW) account on any computer connected to the Internet/World Wide Web. Stanford Law School students, staff and faculty may go here to apply for an account. Please inquire at the Reference Desk.

California State Legislature

Provides links and/or access to California State Assembly and Senate bills and journals, and other legislative research sources.

Georgetown Law Library’s California Research In-Depth & Santa Clara Law Library’s California Legal Research Guide

Comprehensive yet succinct guides to all aspects of legal research in California.

Findlaw & Justia

Access to opinions from and information about state courts. Searchable and browsable.

State Statutes

A directory of official state, county, and city government websites, leading to links to individual state legislative websites.

National Conference of State Legislatures

Bipartisan organization providing research and assistance with developing state legislation. Offers 50-state surveys of current and emerging law on a variety of issues.

California Courts

Court websites provide access to several years worth of recent opinions, briefs, and case documents.

SCOCAL

Provides California Supreme Court opinions from 1934 to the present along with annotations, briefs, documents and related news.