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Subscription Databases

Below is an alphabetical listing of subscription databases relevant to the study of law.  For a full listing of UMKC databases, visit the MERLIN Articles and Databases page. UMKC students, faculty, and staff may access the University Libraries' databases, online journals, and e-books from off campus (off campus access). Guests must visit one of the UMKC libraries to access most of these databases.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Host)

A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes 400 monographs, educational, public policy and scientific reports, conference proceedings and indexing of several national newspapers.

Bloomberg BNA

BNA publishes print and electronic news, analysis, and reference products, providing intensive coverage of legal and regulatory developments for professionals in business and government. With over one hundred reporters, weeklys and daylies, BNA includes the ABA Lawyers Manual on Professional Conduct, BioTech Watch, the Criminal Law Reporter, Digital Discovery & e-Evidence, Family Law Reporter, Health Law Reporter, Securities Regulation Law Report, and US Law Week.

Bloomberg Law

Includes Bloomberg BNA as well as its own flagship law services platform that competes with Lexis and Westlaw.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction)

CALI, produced by the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, consists of computer-mediated legal instruction.

CCH IntelliConnect

CCH publishes electronic news, analysis and in-depth coverage in accounting, business, health care, securities, tax and other regulated industries.

Congressional Quarterly Almanac

The legislative activities of the U.S. impact politics, economics, business, environmental and social activities in the national (state & local) and international arena. Comprehensive roll call votes for all major legislation. Authoritative coverage of the people, elections, legislation, and controversies in the U.S. Congress. Accessible, in-depth review and analysis of legislation and policy for each year.

Congressional Quarterly Researcher Online

CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist...provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Congressional Quarterly Weekly (October 1, 1983 - present)

The weekly journal for the CQ Researcher

Early English Books Online

Contains full-text digital page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 - from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments helps alleviate the time and costs of consulting foreign attorneys or government agencies for information regarding the specific procedures of individual nations and their policies towards enforcement of foreign judgments.


European Union law and other public EU documents, authentic electronic Official Journal of the EU - in  24 languages.

Gale Digital Collections

Includes, The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926; Eighteenth Century Collections Online; The Making of the Modern Law Trials, 1600-1926; U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978; The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources; and State Papers Online (16th and 17th British state papers).


Provides full access to complete runs of more than 500 law journals. It also includes the Federal Register, treaties and related publications, U.S. Supreme Court materials, U.S. Attorney General Opinions, and International materials.


A great way to find secondary legal titles. It compiled thousands of titles from large and small legal publishers, put them into one convenient, searchable location and provided the actual index and tables of content to assist researchers in locating on-point titles.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

ICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.

International Foundation for Art Research Journal (IFAR)


Contains full-text articles from selected journals in a broad range of disciplines, including African-American studies, art, ecology, economics, education, history, law, literature, music, general science, sociology, and statistics.

Journal of Law and Economics

Journal of Legal Studies

Kansas City Business Journal

Offers access to a comprehensive coverage of business news in Kansas City.

LLMC Digital (Law Library Microfilm Consortium)
Digital images of books and serials focusing primarily on U.S. and Canadian law. Includes U.S. federal documents from the legislative, executive and judicial branches; Canadian federal and provincial documents; and other publications.

LexisNexis Academic

Lexis Nexis Academic covers worldwide news sources, broadcast transcripts, foreign language publications, business and company information and data, law reviews and legal sources and biographical sources.

LexisNexis for Law Schools (limited access)

Flagship service that provides the full text of court decisions, statutory provisions, administrative materials, law review articles, Supreme Court briefs, and other legal and business materials.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford)

A comprehensive online resource containing peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by an incomparable team of over 800 scholars and practitioners, published in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and updated throughout the year, this major reference work is essential for anyone researching or teaching international law.

Mergent Online

Mergent Online provides public company data for 15,000 domestic and foreign public companies. Inactive companies are retained in the database. Mergent Online features historical daily pricing and charts. It also contains bond portraits and industry reports. There are 70+ searchable stock indexes. the database is also searchable by NAICS and SIC codes.


MOspace is an online repository for scholarly work and resources created by faculty, staff and students at the University of Missouri. MOspace makes created knowledge and research products from UM available to the wider community of researchers and students and assures preservation of these materials for the future.

The New York Times Archives (1851-present)


Contains America's Historical Newspapers; Latin American Newspapers; American State Papers, 1789-1838, and the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980 (including the Serial Set Maps)

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reports on International Law

Contains two modules: Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law (IHRL) covers international decisions on human rights from a variety of global and regional courts - and - Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction (ICGJ) aims to provide all ORIL users with comprehensive coverage of decisions from the most important and general international courts.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

Database contains thirty market leading works on public international law from over 100 different authors.

ProQuest Congressional

Provides full text, abstracts and indexing for historical and current congressional publications. Also includes legislative histories; member biographies; committee assignments; voting records; financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources such as hearing transcripts, committee reports, bills, the Federal Register, the current Code of Federal Regulations, and more (coverage varies).

RIA Checkpoint

Tax, financial and accounting information. Flagship service that competes with CCH.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks, including the Legal Research Network (LSN). It is a repository of pre- and post-print scholarly articles. It competes with BePress.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Provided by NewsBank, it contains the US Serial Set for legislative history from 1817-1980.

U.S. Statistical Abstract

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

University of Missouri Digital Library

Includes the Nazi Nuremberg photos collection, the Leon E. Bloch Sir Edward Coke Collection, and many other items digitized by the University of Missouri.

Westlaw (limited access)

Flagship service that provides the full text of court decisions, statutory provisions, administrative materials, law review articles, Supreme Court briefs, and other legal and business materials.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

This database provides fast and convenient access to the dissertations and theses available in OCLC member libraries. Many theses are available electronically, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution. It contains all dissertations, theses, and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members including UMKC, on All subjects.

WorldCat (FirstSearch) 

(Check with a librarian before requesting materials).  Records (citations) of materials from 60,000 worldwide libraries from 112 countries. Dates of materials range from centuries to recent items--a span of thousands of years! WorldCat includes records for books, videos, serial publications, articles, recorded books and music, electronic books, sheet music, genealogical references, cultural artifacts, digital objects, Web sites and much more.

Worldtradelaw's Dispute Settlement Commentary (DSC) service is a comprehensive legal research tool for WTO dispute settlement. Features include summary/analysis of all reports/arbitrations; up-to-date keyword index; and a database of dispute settlement tables/statistics.

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