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This guide will help you find law-related materials at the WSU library and beyond.

Worcester State Resources

Online Resources (WSU users only)

NexisUni: includes information and full text on state, federal and international cases, and law journal article reviews. 

HeinOnlineIncludes law journals, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and the Code of Regulations as well as case law and treaties. 

ProQuest: Includes academic articles and government documents related to political science, public policy and government. 

Print Materials

Massachusetts Decisions (Call number range: Ref KF 135 .N61 M32 Vol. 1-4 to Ref KF 135 .N61 M3251 vol. 197-200)

General Laws Annotated (Call Number range: Ref KFM 2406 .A35 Constit. Pt. 1 to Ref KFM 2406 .A35a Index 2016 P-z)

West’s Massachusetts Decisions (2010-2017)

The Library's Reference shelves also includes law-related materials including encyclopedias and dictionaries. Look in the call number range Ref KF

Discovery Service

Other Online Resources

Glossary of Legal Terms: From the United States Courts at U.S.  

Blue Book Quick GuideQuick style guide available by creating a free personal account. 

Caselaw Access Project: Harvard Law School's tool featuring over 40 million pages of U.S. court decisions, transforming them into a dataset covering almost 6.5 million individual cases (Beta version with some complicated requirements). 

Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute : Includes a variety of federal and state legal information including the U.S. Code, Federal Rules, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.), state laws, a legal encyclopedia, as well as analysis of legal topics. 

Georgetown Law Library Treatise Finder: Lists of the top treatises in 100 legal topics. 

Google Scholar:Type the citation of case name into the box and click the case law button. 

Library of Congress Legal Research Guide: A handy guide for navigating different legal topics. 

Office of the Law Revision Counsel United States CodeConsolidated codified version of the United States Code including general and permanent laws of the U.S. searchable by subject. 

OyezContains summaries of key U.S. Supreme Court cases. 

Washington University LawProvides information and tools useful for law students. 

Links to federal and state courts

Federal Courts: Explore the federal court system here including information about jurisdiction and decisions. 

Library of Congress Law LibraryIncludes online resources about courts and decisions as well as a research guide. 

Massachusetts Courts: Explore the state court system including information about jurisdictions and decisions. 

Massachusetts Decisions: Connect to recent and cases in Massachusetts. 

Worcester Law Library and regional resources

Worcester Law Library: a public law library that provides free access to databases including Westlaw and Lexis, print materials, and help with legal research. Located at 184 Main St. in downtown Worcester, hours are 8:00 - 4:00 Monday-Friday. 

Worcester ARC. Obtain an ARC card to browse materials or borrow from 23 public and University libraries across Worcester County. Use the link to learn more.