Databases & ebooks

E-Resources

 

With a focus on core California legal material, electronic resources available in the Law Library may help you find answers to your legal questions. The following are available for use by the public for free, certain legal databases are only available inside the library.  Staff can assist you in locating material, however, law library staff is prohibited from interpreting or providing legal advice.

Westlaw Edge
Westlaw Edge

The new Westlaw Edge search interface includes federal and all 50 states cases, statutes, regulations, KeyCite®, and the Rutter Group and Witkin Library titles. Self-Paced Online Training Courses are available on how to use Westlaw Patron Access.  The license is limited to one session at a time, if you receive an error about the license in use, please try again later.  In-library computers only.

For Tulare County residents outside the Law Library to access Westlaw Classic, Thomson Reuters continues to commit to working with the library during COVID-19 by providing free access to our patrons. To obtain a user name and password, call Westlaw directly at (800) 937-8529 (available 24 hours/day).  Select "technical support" and once you are connected with a representative, tell them that you are a patron of the "Tulare County Public Law Library" and that you are requesting a temporary password to Westlaw Patron Access.  A user name and password will be issued to you for up to 20 hours of Westlaw and Practical Law over 14 days.

Lexis Advance
Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance covers California cases, statutes, regulations, and law reviews. Shepard’s® citation service and a variety of Matthew Bender practice guides are included. The license is limited to one session at a time, if you receive an error about the license in use, please try again later.  In-library computers only.

OnLAW
OnLAW

Comprehensive access to CEB’s California practice books with legal commentary and analysis and full-text search capabilities. All citations of California cases and codes in the text are linked to the primary law. Attorney drafted forms are fully integrated with clauses accompanied by explanations and directions.  In-library computers and wifi only.

LexisNexis Digital Library
LexisNexis Digital Library

The LexisNexis Digital Library provides anytime access to a collection of MatthewBender treatises, forms and other essential eBook content to enhance your research.  In-library computers and wifi only.  All library users inside the library can simply logon as Guest and view the content they need.

For Tulare County residents outside the Law Library to access the LexisNexis Digital Library, you can borrow eBooks remotely at any time and the content will be easily available on the device of your choice, just download the app and register with the Law Library today!

Fastcase
Fastcase

Fastcase is a nationwide electronic legal database with access to state and federal case law including federal bankruptcy, tax courts, U.S. Supreme Court, federal district and courts of appeal cases as well as federal and state statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions.  Please note that our subscription includes primary law only. In-library computers and wifi only.

For Tulare County residents outside the Law Library to access Fastcase, click here and enter user name: Tularecounty, password: fastcase

National Consumer Law Center
National Consumer Law Center

The National Consumer Law Center is a nonprofit focused on consumer justice and economic security for low-income, the elderly, and other disadvantaged people. It publishes a comprehensive set of legal treatises, considered by many to be the preeminent source on consumer law.  These treatises are available in the NCLC Digital Library. Many of the titles include sample letters and legal documents you can use to protect your rights.  In-library computers only.

Nolo
Nolo

EBSCO’s Legal Information Research Center provides more than 310 searchable full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.  Written in plain English, these do-it-yourself legal books, many by Nolo, provide step-by-step and informational guides for those handling their own legal matters. In-library computers and wifi only.

For Tulare County residents outside the Law Library to access EBSCO, click here and enter user name: ca, password: tulare