This is a guide to the most often used legal research databases. For even more legal databases, consult the law school's A-Z list. For additional topical databases, consult the Kelvin Smith Library's A-Z List
Fastcase is a research platform providing comprehensive federal and state primary materials, can connect to law review articles on HeinOnline, and provides selected treatises formerly available on Loislaw. It employs a powerful ranking algorithm.
The Foreign Law Guide is perhaps the single most important resource for beginning inquiries into foreign law and foreign legal jurisdictions. Covers over 190 jurisdictions. Provides audio YouTube tutorial. Important for foreign and comparative law.
Foreign Primary Sources consists of historical legal codes, statutes, regulations and commentaries on codes from the UK, the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, and other northern European countries. It was sourced from the law libraries of Yale, Harvard and George Washington University.
FCIL provides extensive online access to foreign and international legal literature including pre-1926 treatises and monographs in the following areas: International Law, Foreign Law, Comparative Law, Roman Law, Islamic Law, Jewish Law and Ancient Law.