Research Tools & Resources

Research resources at the Law Library encompass our reference librarians, our collections, and of course our databases and other online systems.

Access our:

Career Guides
Librarian-authored guides to choosing a career in an area of practice.

Databases and Journals
Every law database we subscribe to.  See the non-law database list for resources from all other disciplines.

Journal Finder
Do we have access to that journal? Find out which years and what format we subscribe to with this tool.

Legal Reference Sources
Selected legal encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, and more.

proxyThis! Bookmarklet
Right-click and bookmark or favorite → this link ←. When you find an article or resource online and you didn't arrive there through a link from a W&M libraries webpage, open your bookmarks and select proxyThis! to be prompted for your username and password, if W&M has proxy access to the database.

Research Guides
How to research particular legal topics.

Research Resources for Visitors

Links to WestlawNext Patron Access and LexisNexis Academic, guides to performing basic legal research, and more.

A discovery tool that searches across many W&M databases and the online catalog.

Tutorials & Videos
How to use our catalog, find law review articles, update a case, and other aspects of legal research.