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Legal Research Databases

ALI-CLE (ALI-ABA) Knowledge Portal

Access CLE coursebook chapters, book chapters, forms, and periodical articles from ALI publications.  Access restricted to ACLL patrons using an ACLL computer.  Please ask at the ACLL Circulation desk for login information.

Bloomberg BNA 

(Complete access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty. ACLL users have access to the BNA Labor and Employment Library Tax Management Portfolios). 

Bloomberg Law (BLAW)

Access is restricted to Duquesne University law students and law faculty.  Click on the "Register for a Law School Account" link to create your account.  If you have questions, please ask a DCLI librarian.

CCH Library - Intelliconnect

CCH's Intelliconnect platform provides access to the following libraries:

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation

  • Business & Finance

  • Corporate Governance

  • Corporation Law

  • Federal Securities

  • Heath & Human Resources (TotalConnect)
  • Omnitax

  • Healthlaw & Compliance

  • Labor E-Library

Access is restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty - from a DCLI computer

To access CCH Intelliconnect you must first create a login account:

  1. From a computer in the DCLI library navigate to http://intelliconnect.cch.com
  2. Select the "Click here to create a User ID" link
  3. Complete the required fields and select the "Submit" button.
  4. Press the "Login In to CCH" button.


ebrary provides access to almost 2500 ebooks with more coming soon!  All titles are cataloged in SOLCAT for easy retrieval.  Access limited to Duquesne University community. 


Free access to select local municipal codes is available via eCode360 by General Code.  ACLL patrons also have in library access to the subscription version of eCode360 which allows for more advanced searching and provides access to ordinances not yet incorporated into the code.  Please ask at the ACLL Circulation desk for login information.

Environment & Energy Daily and Greenwire (E&E Publications)

E&E is a suite of five daily, online publications (E&E Daily, Greenwire, EnergyWire, ClimateWire, and E&E News PM) that cover energy and environmental policy issues.  Also included is E&E TV which features video webcasts with energy and environmental policy leaders.  Access limited to DU Law School users.


HeinOnline provides a number of search and browse features for over two hundred law reviews and the Federal Register, providing the exact page image of legal journals.  Journal holdings typically begin from a journal's inception to its most current volume.  ACLL users are limited to in library access. List of Subscribed Libraries

The Legal Directory

The Legal Directory is a directory of attorneys and law firms in Philadelphia as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Please ask at the DCLI Circulation Desk for the username and password.

Legal Scholarship Network

LSN provides a wide selection of abstracts from journals, working papers, and articles accepted for publication as well as selected full-text papers and articles.  It is searchable by using author, keyword, journal or topic.


LegalTrac offers indexing for over 800 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications.  Titles with full-text holdings may be identified by searching SOLCAT by title.
Note: When you are finished searching, please logout as there are a limited number of simultaneous users permitted.


LexisAdvance is a full-text legal information retrieval system. Full access is restricted to Duquesne University Law Students. Allegheny County Law Library access is limited to: PENNSYLVANIA court cases, statutes (legislative materials), administrative materials, Pennsylvania journals and law reviews, and Pennsylvania secondary materials. ACLL users may also access to FEDERAL materials includes: cases, statutes (congressional materials), and administrative materials. Additionally, appellate cases, statutes and administrative codes from all 50 states are available to ACLL users. ACLL users also have access to SHEPARD's CITATIONS for the entire database.


Ever-expanding full-text legal title database. Currently, LLMC-Digital features federal administrative agency decisions. Available to  Allegheny County Law Library card holders.


Loislaw provides access to case law, statutes and acts, administrative rules and regulations, and court rules for federal and state jurisdictions.  Loislaw also provides access to secondary law materials including treatises, bar publications and forms and checklists.

Access LoisLaw via a Library Computer
 (no-login required at DCLI or ACLL).

Remote/Laptop Access to LoisLaw (DU Law Student ID login or ACLL Library Card required)

Making of Modern Law

Making of Modern Law is a comprehensive full-text collection of over 21,000 legal works published during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Palawlibrary.com - Please see SmartLitigator

Pennsylvania Legislative Services. Capitol Toolbox

In-depth coverage of Pennsylvania legislative, regulatory and executive actions. Includes bill tracking, current Pennsylvania House and Senate calendars, voting records, and other current awareness services. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for login/password. Access is restricted to Duquesne University students.

RIA Checkpoint

RIA Checkpoint is a source for tax and accounting research products. It combines popular RIA and WG&L titles into an integrated online service. Researchers have access to U.S. Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Coordinator 2d, RIA Citator 2d, and a variety of other additional titles.
Access restricted to Duquesne University users. 
NOTE: If you see an error concerning a security certificate, please click the "Continue to this website" link (Internet Explorer) or the "I understand the risks" link (Firefox) to continue to the resource.  If you prefer, you can use this non-proxied link on any DCLI computer.

SmartLitigator (formerly Palawlibrary.com)

SmartLitigator provides access to several key Pennsylvania legal research sources. Coverage includes Pennsylvania District & County Reports (1977-present), selected Pennsylvania county opinions not published in the D&C, Pennsylvania Law Weekly: Digests of Recent Opinions (1994-present), Philadelphia City Solicitor opinions, and Pennsylvania court rules.

In library use only.  For easiest access, please use a DCLI library computer.  DCLI laptop users and ACLL patrons, please ask at the Circulation Desk for login/password.


WestLawNext is a full-text legal information retrieval system. Full access is restricted to Duquesne University Law Students. Allegheny County Law Library access is limited to: PENNSYLVANIA court cases, statutes (Legislative materials) and administrative materials, Pennsylvania law journals and law reviews, and certain Pennsylvania secondary materials, as well as FEDERAL court cases (U.S. Supreme Court and PA Federal Cases) and statutory (congressional) materials. ACLL access also includes KEYCITE for the entire database.