Public Access to On-Site Subscriptions

In addition to its print collection, Eckstein Law Library offers public, on-site access to a variety of online subscription databases. Some databases are available to the public via the wired public reference computers in Eckstein Hall only. Please note that wired public reference computers require login with a username and password available from a reference librarian during reference service hours. Other databases are available within Eckstein Hall on a researcher’s private device (phone, laptop, etc.) through the MU_Guest Wi-Fi as well as through the wired public reference computers. None of the law library’s subscription databases are available to the public or to law library card holders remotely (off-site). 

The lists below identify which databases are available via wired computers only and which are also available via guest Wi-Fi on personal devices. Each list is organized alphabetically by title and offers a short description of each database. The database titles are conveniently hyperlinked.

Available in Eckstein Law Library via WIRED public reference computers only.  

  • Books Unbound
    • The online version of the Wisconsin Bar PINNACLE books including the "brown binders," Wisconsin Business Advisor series, and the Wisconsin Judicial Benchbooks.  Librarian must log each patron into the database. 
  • Fastcase 
    • Contains federal and WI state cases, statutes and regulations as well as Wisconsin Jury Instructions.  Librarian must log each patron into the database.   (Law students should access Fastcase from the link on this page.)
  • Law360
    • Offers newsletter coverage of litigation in 44 practice areas and of over 20,000 companies, firms and industries as well as expert analysis written by attorneys at top law firms.  Newsletters may link to court documents not yet available elsewhere. 
  • Nexis Uni
    • Offers primary and secondary legal materials, including full-text articles related to business, law, government, and medical topics from newspapers, journals, magazines, and wire services.
  • Vital Law
    • Offers CCH's tax library of materials as well as other subject area libraries including banking, corporate governance, intellectual property, labor and employment, and securities law.

Available in Eckstein via MU_Guest Wi-Fi on a personal device OR via wired public reference computers.

  • Foreign Law Guide
    • Offers legal research guides for over 190 foreign jurisdictions, providing background on foreign legal systems, sources of law, and the availability of English language translations of primary sources of law and secondary materials. 
  • HeinOnline 
    • Offers a variety of legal research materials. The HEIN Law Journals Library offers journal articles in pdf format. Also includes a variety of federal and international materials in searchable format.
  • ICLR:  Incorporated Council for Law Reporting for England & Wales 
    • Contains the opinions of the Appellate and Superior courts of England and Wales.
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals 
    • Indexes over 300,000 articles and book reviews from worldwide legal journals, covering public and private international law, comparative and foreign law, and the law of jurisdictions other than the United States, the UK, Canada, and Australia. 
  • JSTOR 
    • Contains almost 400 journals covering business, ecology, economics, finance, management, history, mathematics, political science, population studies, language, literature and science. Articles available in full text and searchable.
  • JustisOne
    • Offers comprehensive coverage of UK case law.  Includes JustCite, a citator service for UK and EU case law and legislation. 
  • LegalTrac 
    • Indexes all major law reviews (1980 to present). Includes some legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
  • Legislative Insight
    • Compiled legislative histories with Public Law text, all versions of enacted and related bills, Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and prints, as well as CRS reports and other documents.  Coverage from 1929. 
  • The Making of Modern Law – MOML
    • Offers 19th and early 20th century Anglo-American legal treatises. 
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
    • Provides updated and searchable access to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) entries in print. 
  • National Consumer Law Center Digital Library 
    • Includes Consumer Litigation, Credit & Banking, Debtor Rights, and Deception & Warranties collections of materials.
  • Newsbank / Access World News 
    • Over 4,000 full-text newspapers and other sources including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1/22/90-Current), New York Times (1985-Current), and Wisconsin Law Journal (4/4/01-Current).
  • Practising Law Institute 
    • Materials related to PLI’s CLE courses.  Includes PLI treatises, course handbooks, answer books, and associated forms as well as full transcripts of many CLE courses.  
  • ProQuest
    • Index, abstracts, and select full-text articles of a variety of magazines and journals both general interest and scholarly. 
  • ProQuest Congressional
    • Provides the CIS index for congressional publications from 1817 to present, full text of recent documents, abstracts for earlier materials, bill tracking reports, legislative histories, federal regulations, and committee information.