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May 9, 2010

Love Your Library Card: Articles Online

Use our Library Catalog to retrieve articles from any of the more than 8,000 electronic full text journals available. Our Articles and Journals page opens up access to even more articles and online books. The best part? Research from your own office, at home, or wherever and whenever you're searching the web!

Legal Databases

HeinOnline Law Journal Library: an archive of law reviews, Federal legislation, codes, regulations, and even legal treatises and government documents. HeinOnline boasts a number of additional databases, including Legal Classics, English Reports, and US Attorney General Opinions. 
See our tutorial: Find and Print a Law Review on HeinOnline

LegalTrac: a searchable index of law reviews, bar journals, and legal newspapers, covering articles since around 1980.

We recommend: Search our catalog for the journal or newspaper title to see what is available online and in print.

Journals and News

In partnership with Wisconsin's BadgerLink, we also provide access to a number of other article databases. We highlight the following on our Articles & Journals page:
Check out BadgerLink for much more!

Log In From Home or Work

Use your library card to log into HeinOnline or LegalTrac from home or work. If you have questions, please ask a librarian.

Be sure to watch our tutorial:  Accessing HeinOnline From Your Office or Home Computer

You can also use your library card to access BadgerLink databases, though you might already be able to use them with another Wisconsin public library card, or over a Wisconsin internet service provider's network.

Wisconsin State Law Library cards are unique to our libraries. If you already have a card from your public library or another law library, you'll need one of our cards in order to borrow books from any of our three locations, or to take advantage of remote access to great databases, like LegalTrac and HeinOnline.

If you're eligible for a free library card, visit any one of our three locations to register in person - it takes just a few minutes. Or, to receive your card by mail, simply fill out our online application. To find out if you are eligible for a library card, check our borrower page.

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