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

Bloomberg BNA

BNA publishes over one hundred daily and weekly reports of news, analysis, and reference products, providing intensive coverage of legal and regulatory developments for professionals in all sectors of business and government.

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. Congress. Comprehensive roll call votes for all major legislation. Authoritative coverage of the people, elections and controversies in the U.S. Congress. In-depth review and analysis of legislation and policy

Congressional Quarterly Researcher Online

CQ Researcher provides unbiased coverage of a wide range of domestic and international issues. Each report provides researchers with an overview; background and chronology; a current assessment; tables and maps; pro/con statements and bibliographies.

Congressional Quarterly Weekly (October 1, 1983 - present)

The weekly journal for the CQ Researcher

Early English Books Online

Full-text images of virtually every work printed in the UK, British North America and in English printed elsewhere 1473-1700 ; from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through Shakespeare and the English Civil War.


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

Gale Digital Collections

Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926; Eighteenth Century Collections Online; Making of the Modern Law Trials, 1600-1926; U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978; Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources; and, 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.


Compiles thousands of secondary titles from large and small legal publishers into one convenient, searchable location and provides 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)


International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL)

From Kluwer Law International, expert country-by-country analysis of the law on the following topics: Civil Procedure; Commercial and Economic Law; Constitutional Law; Contracts; Corporations & Partnerships; Criminal Law; Enforcement of Foreign Judgments; Family and Succession Law; Insurance Law; Intellectual Property; Migration; Private International Law; Property & Trust; and Torts. Click on the country link listed under "National Monographs" to access the full text for each country.


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.

Kluwer Law International

Online platform for journals and looseleafs/manuals.

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)

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.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford)

A comprehensive resource of peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law. Written and edited by scholars and practitioners and regularly updated, this work is essential for anyone researching or teaching international law.

Mergent Online

Public company data for 15,000 domestic and foreign public companies including inactive companies. Features include historical daily pricing and charts, bond portraits and industry reports, and 70+ searchable stock indexes. Searchable by NAICS and SIC codes.


A repository for scholarly work by University of Missouri faculty, staff and students. MOspace makes created knowledge and research products available to researchers 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

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law covers decisions from global and regional courts. Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction provides comprehensive coverage of the most important and general international courts.

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

Thirty market leading works on public international law from over 100 different authors.

ProQuest Congressional

Full text and abstracts for historical and current congressional publications. Includes legislative histories; biographies; committee assignments; voting records; financial data; and full text of hearing transcripts, committee reports, bills, Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations.

RIA Checkpoint

Tax, financial and accounting information from Thomson Reuters

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Set of several specialized research networks, including the Legal Research Network (LSN). It is a repository of pre- and post-print scholarly articles.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

Legislative history from 1817-1980.

U.S. Statistical Abstract

The 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

Access to dissertations and theses in OCLC member libraries. Many 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.

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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