Databases for Legal Research


HeinOnline is an electronic resource covering four centuries of legal materials. The database also includes documents pertaining to history, political science, business, public policy, government, and criminal justice. HeinOnline offerings include:

  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (1938-Present)
  • Federal Register (1936-Present)
  • United States Code (1925-2006)
  • United States Statutes at Large (1789-2008)
  • Wyoming Session Laws (1869-Present)

Access is available at the State Law Library as well as at participating Wyoming county libraries. To determine if your county library participates see: Click Here

Free Full-Text Online ABA Law Review/Law Journal Search Engine

This free resource searches the full-text of over 400 online law reviews and law journals, as well as document repositories of academic papers and related publications.

Westlaw and WestlawNext

These databases are available for in-library use through our public access computers. Our subscription provides primary source materials and major West secondary source materials.


The Law Library has a subscription to Shepard’s Citations Service for in-library use at one of our public access computers.

WYLD Databases

  • ProQuest Congressional

    Historic and current congressional information, including the full text of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and the full text of public laws.

  • In-depth coverage of today's most important issues.

  • Cochrane Medical Library LINK DOESN'T WORK

    Evidence-based medicine databases, including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

  • EBSCOHost

    Indexes for academic, general interest, business, and health magazines with many full text articles.

  • Business and Company Resource Center

    Detailed company and industry news such as company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, and company histories.

  • Environmental Studies and Policy

    Multiple viewpoints of this field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, and corporate interests.

  • General Business File ASAP

    Information on company performance and activity, industry events and trends, management, economics, and politics.

  • LegalTrac

    Index of major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals.

  • Small Business Resource Center

    Information on how to start, finance, or manage your small business.

LexisNexis & LoisLaw

The Law Library does not have public access to either LexisNexis or Loislaw. Users desiring to use these databases via the State Law Library terminal must be subscribers and have their own passwords to log onto these systems.