State Library of Pennsylvania Law Library
The State Law Library has an extensive law collection consisting of the laws, regulations, and higher court decisions of the U.S. government and all fifty states. The laws and administrative codes of all fifty states are available in the State Capitol Universe database. This collection is especially strong in current and historical Pennsylvania law materials, and includes Pennsylvania appellate court records and briefs, legal treatises and periodicals, and Pennsylvania county court reports.
Individuals may access the legal research database Westlaw in the Law Library. The Hein Online database provides access to full-text legal journals, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and international treaties. The law collection is located in Room 116 of the Forum Building.
|Federal and State Sources|
|Law Portals & Directories|
|State Library Law Databases|
- Congressional Search (LexisNexis)
- Hein Online
- Legal Collection (EBSCO)
- Custom Journals
- LegalTrac (Gale)
- LexisNexis (Legal) *
- Major Acts of Congress (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
- Public Documents
- State Capitol Universe (LexisNexis)
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set. 1817-1980 (Readex)
State government employees may access the law databases at the database page, with the exception of LexisNexis and WestLaw, which can only be used in the law library.
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