Joel A. Katz Law Library
1505 W. Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

Phone: 865-974-7419

American Lawyer

News and features about the legal profession including the people and management issues shaping the legal field.

Bloomberg BNA

Full-text, searchable access to on-line versions of numerous Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) publications, including Bankruptcy Law Reporter, Corporate Law Daily, Daily Labor Report, Labor Relations Reporter, Environment Reporter, ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, Health Law Reporter, Tax Management Portfolios, U.S. Law Week, and Securities Law Daily.

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Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides electronic access to legal materials along with news and company information. This service also provides access to federal and selected state court dockets and filings, in addition to a full complement of BNA online resources.

UT Law only (password required)

Commerce Clearing House Tax Research Network/IntelliConnect

IntelliConnect, formerly CCH Tax Research NetWork, is a database of documents related to taxation in the United States. Publications may be found by clicking on the Browse button on the top left, and then expanding the “Explanations, Treatises & Guidebooks” or the “Laws, Regulations and Other Primary Sources” sections. Tax reporters for all fifty states are included, as well as the text of the Internal Revenue Code, federal regulations, IRS letter rulings, and the Standard Federal Income Tax Reporter, provide an interpretive description of current tax law.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Provides news reports and editorials on all facets of higher education in the United States, Canada, and abroad.

CQ Supreme Court Yearbook

Information about topics of decisions, how the justices voted, rulings that overturned previous rulings, and case summaries by topic.

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Current Index to Legal Periodicals

CILP provides early indexing under 100 subject headings to law school reviews and other selected legal journals. Also includes full tables of contents of covered journals.

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Fastcase provides students with access to a full collection of cases, statutes, admin regs and constitutions, as well as most court rules and attorney general opinions.

Foreign Law Guide

Organized by country and provides detailed information (and links where available) on how and where to find codes, legislation, and, to a lesser extent, court decisions and administrative materials from jurisdictions around the world. Each country’s entry includes a brief description of its form of government and its legal history, together with detailed narrative on locating that country’s law, both by type of law (e.g. statutes, case opinions) and by subject (e.g. tax, environmental law). Also includes an alphabetical listing of major international treaties and conventions with helpful links and information on finding treaties in print.

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Provides PDFs of full runs of law journals. Also includes the Federal Register, archival editions of the Code of Federal Regulations, treaties and agreements, state and federal session laws, the English Reports (full reprint), United States Supreme Court decisions, opinions of the United States Attorney General, American Law Institute materials, an archive of foreign and international legal resources, and much more.

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Index to Legal Periodicals

Provides access to databases of full-text legal articles and indexed citations to legal articles and texts. Indexed materials include law reviews, bar association journals, university publications, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications.  Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective covers 1908 – 1981. Many of the indexed citations to articles and texts also have links to locate the full text of the materials in UT ’s print and electronic collections.

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Law360 provides current news and expert analysis of major litigation developments in U.S. federal district courts. Also included in its analysis are important lawsuits filed by the world’s top companies, significant U.S. federal court opinions, developments in class actions, transactions involving the top 250 U.S. law firms, and major initiatives made by state, federal, and international legislatures. Law360 content is also accessible via Lexis Advance.

Leadership Connect

Contains fourteen leadership directory yellow books including the Congressional yellow book, Federal yellow book, and Judicial yellow book.

LexisNexis Advance

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The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926

Provides digital images on every page of 22,000 legal treatises on US and British law published from 1800 through 1926. Full-text searching on more than 10 million pages provides researchers access to critical legal history.

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Oxford Scholarship Online: Law Collection

Search or browse the full text of hundreds of law monographs published by Oxford University Press.

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Oxford Journals: Law

Search or browse the full text of journals currently published by Oxford University Press.

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ProQuest Bills and Resolutions

Now searches the full text of bills, laws, bill tracking reports, and legislative histories, and searches the abstracts, titles, indexing information, and other bibliographic data for Congressional publications.

ProQuest Congressional

Includes bills & laws (1789 – present), committee prints, committee reports, committee hearings, House and Senate Documents, and the Congressional Record (all 1817 – present). Also includes Congressional Research Service reports, federal regulations, political news, and more.

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ProQuest Congressional Research Digital Collection (CRDC)

Full-text legislative policy reports from the Congressional Research Service. Select “Advanced Search,” then the check the box for CRS Reports.

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ProQuest Legislative Insight

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ProQuest Regulatory Insight

Regulatory histories for individual federal statutes and Executive Orders that compile pertinent Federal Register articles into a research-friendly workspace.

ProQuest Supreme Court Insight

Supreme Court Insight Provides compilations of briefs, dockets, joint appendixes, oral arguments, opinions and other documents for Supreme Court cases. Precise filtering options allow you to customize each case history to meet your research needs.

ProQuest U.S. Serial Set, 1789 to Present

Select “Advanced Search” and select the Serial Set check box under document types to “Search within” this collection. Search by document number, legislative number, or any combination of full text, subject descriptor, or bibliographic information. Includes more than 50,000 historical maps.

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RIA Checkpoint

RIA’s online tax and accounting databases. Includes access to Federal Tax Coordinator, Federal Tax Handbook, United States Tax Reporter, RIA Tax Watch, Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, federal tax cases, Estate Planning Library, and more.

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Social Science Research Network (SSRN) 

Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), is a division of SSRN. SSRN allows authors to upload papers without charge, and any paper an author uploads to SSRN is downloadable for free worldwide. SSRN also provides free subscriptions to all of our abstracting journals to users in developing countries on request. The vast majority of downloads of papers from the SSRN eLibrary are free.

Available to all web users

Supreme Court Records and Briefs

Searchable, full-text collection of records and briefs from United States Supreme Court cases from 1832 to 1978. Records and briefs from later cases are also available on microfiche; see a reference librarian for assistance in using the microfiche collection.

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Tennessee Government Officials Directory

This resource contains indexed and searchable contact information for more than 10,000 Tennessee government officials, including state legislative, judicial, administrative, and executive employees, federal officials based in Tennessee, and county and municipal officials.

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UT Libraries Databases

Listed by topic and alphabetically and searchable by title.

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West Academic Study Aids

West Academic Study Aids subscription provides students with online access to more than 470 study aids including case briefs, outlines, overviews and exam prep titles offers you convenient online access to hundreds of popular study aids to help you anytime during the semester. Authored by noted law professors, the subscription offers up-to-date information, advice, and tips for virtually every course you take.

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Public Access Westlaw (“WestPac”)

WestPac includes case law, statutes, and regulations from all fifty states; federal case law, statutes (United States Code Annotated), and regulations (Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register); major secondary sources such as Black’s Law Dictionary, American Jurisprudence, and American Law Reports; Tennessee practice materials; Tennessee and general legal forms; and Tennessee legal journals and law reviews. Also includes access to KeyCite, a citation service that allows researchers to determine whether their case or statute is still “good law.”

Available on College of Law Library public-access computers