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Research Databases & Tools (In Library Access & Remote Access)

In Library Use
The Social Law Library provides the following research links for access from workstations within the library only.
Anytime Anywhere Access (including at SLL)
The Social Law Library provides the following research links for remote access.


LexisNexis database access is available for free to paying members while at Social Law Library.

To access Shepard's Citations CLICK HERE.

Fastcase offers a comprehensive law library of all federal cases back to 1 U.S. 1 (1790), 1 F.2d 1 (1925), 1 F.Supp. 1 (1924), 1 B.R. 1 (1979), and state appellate cases for all fifty states back to 1950 (or earlier), as well as federal and state statutes and codes of administrative regulations.

MassTrac, The Massachusetts Comprehensive Bill Tracking System

SJC, Mass Appeals Court, Business Litigation Session of the Superior Court, Housing Courts: Boston, Southeast, Northeast, Worcester, Land Court, Massachusetts General Laws, CMR, Massachusetts Rules of Court, U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, State Constitution

National Consumer Law Center Companion Websites

Available for remote access by Subscription or in at the library with your SLL membership.

Appellate Tax Board, Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Board of Bar Overseers, Board of Registration in Medicine, Contributory Retirement Appeals Board, Civil Service Commission, Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Industrial Accidents, Division of Insurance, Department of Telecommunications (DPU), Energy Facilities Siting Board, Housing Appeals Committee, Labor Relations Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Office of the Attorney General, State Ethics Commission

LLMC-Digital provides over 105,000 volumes of historical law and governance-related materials from selected U.S. federal, U.S. state, foreign and international jurisdictions. All content is scanned and indexed as PDFs.

Most titles in the HeinOnline collection are also available in print at the Social Law Library. Search individual titles in the Library's online catalog for current information. Articles from current issues are available via Document Delivery.
*Licensing restrictions limit remote access to HeinOnline to firms with fewer than 50 lawyers nationally with either main or branch offices in Massachusetts.


The Massachusetts Register is the bi-weekly official publication in which state agencies announce and print new regulations. It also includes new executive orders of the Governor.

* Patrons will be required to see Reference staff for log-in assistance.

A fully searchable, web-based immigration law library filled with practical guidance and authoritative resources key to the practice of immigration law.

State House News Service
Daily and archived coverage of the House and Senate sessions. Articles, profiles, summaries, forecasts, and background information on virtually every aspect of Massachusetts government, politics and regulatory affairs.

Includes indexes, abstracts and many full texts articles from a wide range of journals, newspapers and reference books including ones on business, education, health care, politics, social sciences, physical sciences and technology.

150+ ebooks on a broad range of legal and business topics, including Antitrust, Banking & Financial, Business Entities, Commercial Law, Communications and Media Law, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Commercial Real Estate, Securities and Corporate Law, Taxation, White Collar Crime and more

* This resource is available to all patrons in the Library. Licensing restrictions limit remote access to Law Journal Press to firms with fewer than 50 attorneys.


Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.




A legal periodicals index with searchable access to over 800,000 + articles.


Older Editions of Nolo Material

ProQuest Congressional
(formerly LexisNexis Congressional)

In Library and Remote Use (with SLL username & password): ProQuest Congressional


ProQuest Microfilm

Contains full page images of the National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal. Coverage begins in 2009.

In Library and Remote Use (with SLL username & password): ProQuest Microfilm

Proquest Northeast Newsstand


Social Law Library Online Catalog

Borrow or Renew Items Online


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The Social Law Library can provide anything in the collection and beyond in print or electronic format. Receive orders by mail, fax, messenger service, or e-mail.


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