The library provides access to electronic databases for patrons using the public computers available in the library.
Due to licensing restrictions, the Texas State Law Library's electronic databases are only available for use in the library, on the library's public access computers.
Aspen Treatise Libraries
This collection of electronic treatises, available through Loislaw, consists of over 20 digital libraries. In particular, some of the libraries available include:
- Aspen/CCH bankruptcy law library
- Business practice law library
- Business torts law library
- Construction law library
- Elder law library
- Employment law library
- Estate Planning law library
- Family law library
- Mauet trial practice library
- Real estate law library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides access to selected e-books. The following titles are available:
- The Bill of Rights
- The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America
- National Survey of State Laws
- Veterans' Benefits: A Guide to State Programs
- West's Encyclopedia of American Law
Provides full-text access to many legal journals, periodicals, government documents, and other legal titles. Some of the titles included are the U.S. Statutes at Large (1789 to present), Federal Register (1936 to present), Code of Federal Regulations, United States Code, English Reports (1220-1865), and U. S. Reports (1754-2004).
New! Library patrons with iPhones and iPads are now able to download the HeinOnline App to access HeinOnline while away from the library! This app requires that you first connect to HeinOnline while physically at the Texas State Law Library in order to authorize access. Once this authentication is made, patrons are allowed access to HeinOnline via the app for 30 days without needing to be at the library physically. Read more about the HeinOnline App and how to set it up at the HeinOnline Web site!
- Law Journal Library
- American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
- Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
- Canada Supreme Court Reports
- Code of Federal Regulations
- Cataloging Online
- English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1867)
- European Center for Minority Issues
- Federal Register Library
- Legal Classics
- Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
- Pentagon Papers
- Subject Compilations of State Laws (1960-2010)
- Treaties and Agreements Library
- Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
- United States Code
- U.S. Attorney General Opinions
- U.S. Congressional Documents
- U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
- U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
- U.S. Presidential Library
- U.S. Statutes at Large
- U.S. Supreme Court Library
Legal Information Reference Center
This database contains hundreds of "plain English" legal reference books from the publisher Nolo as well as thousands of state-specific legal forms which can be searched by state or area of law.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender Online
Features electronic versions of some of the practice materials published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender. Some of the titles included are:
- Texas Litigation Guide
- Texas Transaction Guide
- Texas Criminal Practice Guide
- Employment in Texas
Loislaw includes several sources for primary law including cases, statutes and acts, administrative rules and regulations, and court rules. Loislaw also has online treatise libraries (see "Aspen Treatise Libraries" above).
Shepard's on Lexis.com
Allows Shepardizing of cases online from Lexis.
The TexShare Database Program is a project of the Texas State Library and Archives. Electronic database resources are provided to over 700 public, academic, and libraries of clinical medicine throughout the state. It includes full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and many other sources.
Westlaw provides access to several databases covering primary and secondary law resources for all fifty states and federal jurisdictions. Some of the databases included are Texas Statutes, Texas Cases, Texas Administrative Code, Texas Law Journals, and Federal Cases.