Legal Databases Available At ACLL – Westlaw

Legal databases available at ACLL

Alameda County Law Library provides free public access to a number of databases used for legal research.

This week, we highlight – Westlaw

Westlaw is a popular database here at ACLL.  Popular but expensive.  Budgetary limitations force ACLL to limit the library’s subscription to only two “seats”, or access for two users, at any one time.  Weekday mornings are quiet here and access is usually available.

In addition to cases, statutes, and regulations for the United States and all 50 individual states, Westlaw provides digital access to many valuable secondary sources – including:

  • Rutter Guides Practice Guides including Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, California & Ninth Circuit Edition
  • Miller & Starr California Real Estate
  • Federal Practice & Procedure (Wright & Miller)
  • Legal encyclopedias such as American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence and California Jurisprudence
  • Words & Phrases
  • and many other legal subject specific titles, example – Architects and Engineers by Acret & Perrochet

Users can email or download to a USB drive most documents from Westlaw.  Under our subscription, there is a limit to the number of documents that can be delivered per session and per day at ACLL.

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