The Law Library has a number of scholarly resources available for visitors to Yale Law School. Many of our databases are accessible through library computer terminals to users without Yale credentials. Additionally, our print collection, online research guides and library staff are available to all visitors to the Law Library.
Please see below for a list of resources to help you with your research needs while visiting YLS.
Yale Law Library:
Morris – this is the law library catalog: http://morris.law.yale.edu/
Legal Databases A - Z list: http://library.law.yale.edu/z-database-list
Foreign and International legal research (research guides, databases, etc):
- Contact information for the librarians in the F&I department
- Foreign & International Law Resources
- Country-by-Country Guide
- How to conduct foreign legal research at Yale
LexisNexis Academic: http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/
Yale University Library (YUL):
Yale University Library homepage: http://web.library.yale.edu/
QuickSearch (Beta): http://search.library.yale.edu/
Orbis, is the library catalog for the entire University (except law): http://orbis.library.yale.edu
On the University Library homepage you can search for databases, articles,as well as online journals and periodicals. Additionally there are a number of subject specific research guides written by Yale University librarians.
Reference librarians answer reference and research questions, provide instruction, consult with you on research projects, as well as demonstrate particular research tools. To schedule an appointment with a reference librarian or to ask a reference question, just contact the Reference Desk.
- In person – L3 Reading Room Reference Desk
- Telephone - 203-432-1606
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Webpage: http://library.law.yale.edu/research-help-0
Top Legal Databases: (Accessible from the Law Library homepage)
- Hein Online
- Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (Legal Source)
- Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
- ProQuest Congressional
Top Non-Legal Databases: (Accessible from the University Library homepage)