This is a comprehensive list of databases and other electronic resources, selected by the Librarians, to assist you in conducting various types of legal research.
The most frequently-used databases
California Legislative InformationThis link opens in a new windowThis website provides access to the official California Codes and bills. Bill information goes back to 1993. Other legislative publications starting with the 2017 session are also available including the Daily File, Senate and Assembly histories, and the Legislative Index.
California State Assembly Historical MaterialsThis link opens in a new windowThe Clerk's website provides PDF archives of the California State Assembly Journals (1849-2011), California State Assembly Final Histories (1881-2009), and Statutes and Amendments to the Code (1850-2008).
CEB ProThis link opens in a new windowLegal research database with federal and state primary authority, a citator, secondary sources, practice guides, and CLE and non-CLE learning programs. Access is restricted to current Fowler School of Law students. To get a student authorization code to set up a CEB Pro account, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law 360This link opens in a new windowNews service for lawyers covering litigation developments, major lawsuits, court decisions, class action developments and large law firm transactions.
Leatherby Non-Legal DatabasesThis link opens in a new windowLeatherby Libraries provide access to a large number of non-legal databases across a number of subjects. Resources include: newspapers, journals, e-books, dissertations, streaming audio & video, and primary sources.
New or Updated Resources
The following databases are newly acquired or recently updated.
Court ListenerThis link opens in a new windowCourtListener is a free legal research website containing millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts. It also includes an archive of court data including opinions, oral arguments, judges, judicial financial records, and federal filings.
Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)This link opens in a new windowTRAC is a non-partisan data gathering, data research and data distribution organization, which provides comprehensive information about staffing, spending, and enforcement activities of the federal government.