Online Databases

Database Quick Links


Already know which databases you need?  Use these Quick Links to access the databases or scroll down to learn more about what they do. See the database user guides to learn how to search. 

These databases are available in the library.  You must have an Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library card to log in from your home, office or mobile device. 

Legal Databases

EBSCO Legal Information Reference Center

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Legal Information Reference Center is a database designed to help the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive, full-text access to popular “everyday law” reference books and NOLO publications, plus thousands of downloadable federal and state legal forms. 

     EBSCO Database User Guides

This database is also available in the library. You must have an Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library card to use this product from your home, office or mobile device.


EBSCO Legal Source

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EBSCO Legal Source is a scholarly database of full-text articles on current issues, studies and  trends in law and criminal justice.  Database content is useful for attorneys, paralegals, educators, college students, and others involved with these two fields. 

      EBSCO Database User Guides


West Academic

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Specially designed for both the legal practitioner and layperson alike, West Academic Reference Collection provides full-text access to the Nutshell Series introducing over 150 areas of the law, plus the Hornbook & Concise Hornbook Series of authoritative starting points for legal research.

      West Academic Database User Guide

This database is also available in the library. You must have an Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library card to use this product from your home, office or mobile device.


HeinOnline

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HeinOnline provides access to full-text content from law journals, U.S. Congressional documents, U.S. Federal legislative history, U.S. Supreme Court cases, the Federal Register, U.S. Attorney opinions, foreign treaties and other international agreements. HeinOnline is available on all PCs in the Library.

      HeinOnline Database User Guides

This database is also available in the library. You must have an Adams-Pratt Oakland County Law Library card to use this product from your home, office or mobile device. This service is being made possible by a grant through the Oakland County Bar Foundation.


Westlaw

Westlaw provides access to comprehensive, full-text content from state and federal case law, state and federal statutes, administrative codes, law journals, treatises, and legal forms. WestlawNext is available on selected PCs in the Library; please ask at the Information Desk.

      Westlaw Database User Guides

This database is available in the library.


Fastcase® 

Fastcase® sorts and analyzes users’ search results so that the most authoritative cases are at the “top of the list.” Fastcase® simultaneously reports how often those top cases were cited along with an interactive, visual mapping of the rankings. Full-text content covers primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage from the 1880s to the present. Fastcase® is available on all PCs in the Library; please ask at the Information Desk.

      Fastcase Database User Guides

This database is available in the library.