The Law Library provides the resources necessary to support the curricular and scholarly activities of students and faculty of the Law School. It offers a comprehensive collection of primary legal materials from all jurisdictions in the United States, a growing collection of international and comparative legal materials, indexing tools, and an extensive array of secondary materials. Access to multidisciplinary resources is available both within the Law Library and through resources provided through Marquette's Raynor Memorial Libraries.
MARQCAT, the Marquette University Libraries Online Catalog, is available on the Law Library website. Users may restrict the collection to the Law Library or search all Marquette materials by selecting Entire Collection from the drop down menu. In addition to providing author, title and subject access to the libraries' collections, the catalog permits users to conduct substantial library business over the Internet, such as viewing their check-out records and renewing material.
To access certain databases remotely (either away from your office or via wireless laptop in Eckstein Hall), you may need to use your Marqnet credentials (the username and password you use for eMarq/CheckMarq and the Law School website) or the Virtual Private Network (VPN). Learn more about wireless access and VPN.
Refer to the Research Links page of the Law Library website to access a more complete list of databases and state, federal and international legal research websites. The databases and subscriptions described here capture select services of interest to faculty. In addition, law school faculty have access to Bloomberg, Lexis and Westlaw. Please contact your library liaison or the Faculty Services Librarian, Elana Olson (81696), with questions.
BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) publishes legal and regulatory news and analysis in a variety of topical areas. BNA publications summarize recent cases, provide analysis, discuss trends and offer alerts to readers of potential developments. Please contact your liaison or a reference librarian to facilitate off-campus use of these resources.
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) provides hundreds of interactive exercises to assist law students in the study of law. Please contact the Reference Desk (83837) or your liaison for password information.
CCH (Commerce Clearinghouse) Intelliconnect is a searchable, full-text database providing access to a variety of the CCH publications and practice aids, as well as to legislation and regulations at both the state and federal levels. Access is available to members of the Marquette community and those conducting research on campus.
This popular and very useful database offers a full image collection of over one thousand law journals in PDF format, generally beginning with the first published volume of the title. HeinOnline also offers an expanding list of other materials, including a full image collection of the Federal Register from 1936 forward, a collection of United States Supreme Court materials and a Treaties and Agreements library. Access is available to members of the Marquette community and those conducting research on campus.
JSTOR provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Access is restricted to members of the Marquette Community (VPN required off campus).
LoisLaw offers a full-text collection of federal and state cases, statutes, rules and regulations. Access is available to members of the Marquette community and those conducting research on campus. Please contact your library liaison for login information from off campus.
PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is a fee-based electronic public access service for obtaining case and docket information from the United States Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case index. Further information is available from the PACER web page of the U.S. Courts website. Marquette University Law Library provides access only to faculty members. Please contact your library liaison or Elana Olson (81696) for further information.
ProQuest supplies Marquette libraries with thousands of journals and newspapers in a variety of disciplines. Database contents varies by title, with some materials in full text, some in full image, and some databases serving as electronic indexes to print resources. Access is available to members of the Marquette community and those conducting research on campus.
Proquest Congressional provides the CIS index for congressional publications from 1817 to present, full-text of recent Congressional publications and abstracts for earlier materials, bill tracking reports, legislative histories, federal regulations, and committee information. Through the CIS index, researchers can search laws by subject, citation, committee, witness, or other document numbers assigned during the legislative process.