General Nationwide Law Library

Select Free Sites

All Law (Link to many legal Internet sites)

Casetext (free case searching with case law collections from the 1920’s)

Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (Broad Federal ans state legal issue coverage)

DRAGNET: Search of Free Legal Databases

Duke Univ. School of Law Library (including Reference Resources and Research Guides)

FDsys (inter alia: authenticated U.S. government documents – U.S.C., Fed. Register, Congressional Record, Court Opinions)


Georgetown University Law Center (library catalog, Research Guides, and much more)

Google Scholar (option to search thousands of specialty journal articles and court opinions) (worldwide legal directories)

Justia (Searchable Federal court cases back to 1920’s and more)

Laws Online (Directory of legal professionals)

Leagle (Federal case law and state higher court opinion research)

Lectric Law Library Reference Room (Primers on many topics)

Legal Engine Search (search engine) (free legal information publication on the Web with hundreds of articles)

Open Jurist (browse Federal reporters, U.S.C.)

Public Library of Law ( – case searching, legal links & other resources; registration required)

RECAP online archive and free extension for Firefox and Chrome that improves the experience of using PACER, the electronic public access system for the U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts (official info on Federal judges, rules, forms, court links, and more)

WashLaw – Washburn University School of Law

Washington University Law – Research Guides

Yale Law School LibraryAvalon Project of historical documents

Select Commercial Sites

BloombergLaw – Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (online courses – membership only access)

Court Case Finder (criminal and civil records from nationwide)

Docket Alarm (searches and exports Federal Court opinions & docket materials)

Fastcase (Federal & state case law & statute searching with unique identifiers)

HeinOnline (case law powered by Fastcase, U.S.C., Fed. Register, Congressional Record, law journals, and more)

LexisNexis (Large volume of Federal & State legal materials, news, public records, & secondary source files)

Lex Machina (legal research analytics on IP litigation)

NationalLawLibrary ( – Federal & state case law, statutes)

PACER (official U.S. court dockets & documents, court links, case locator, court map/site links)

PacerPro (U.S. court docket search & retrieval)

Ravel Law (text, analytic case mapping, and analyses- some parts free)

Regulationscan (Federal & state regulations) (Federal & state case law, and more)

WestlawNext (Large volume of Federal & State legal materials, news, public records, & secondary source files)

Last updated on December 4, 2017