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Library Resources for Stanford Law School Students

Legal Databases

As a SLS student, you have access to many Legal Databases, including Bloomberg Law, HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw.  Please contact the reference desk at if you need an account for Westlaw, Lexis Advance, or Bloomberg Law. 

Non-Legal Databases

Below are just some of the non-legal research resources available to you through Stanford libraries.  Please contact us ( if you have any research questions or are looking for specific types of source.

    • Includes a broad variety of historical, humanities, and social science articles, as well as music, information sciences, and more
  • Gale
    • Historical archives of several major newspapers, the Gale Directory Library, and the Women's Studies Archive are just a few of the resources available through Gale
  • Graduate School of Business Business Databases
    • Contains an extensive array of research databases across all disciplines.
    • Collection of academic journal articles, books and some primary sources (best for social science research)
  • ProQuest
    • Similar to Gale in its breadth of resources; includes business resources, environmental science, historical newspapers, and sociology resources, among many others

Please see our Summer Research Training Videos guide and Researching the Law in the United States for LLM Students for more information on using both legal and non-legal resources.



SearchWorks is Stanford University Libraries' online catalog.  Use SearchWorks to search for books, journals, and databases.  

To locate materials using the SearchWorks catalog, click on "Advanced search":

Next, enter pertinent information into the Advanced search page:


Interlibrary Loans

If a resource cannot be obtained through Stanford University Libraries, then please complete and submit an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.