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The Law Library of Louisiana provides free access to all of the databases below in the Supreme Court building at 400 Royal Street. The databases can be accessed via our catalog.

Don't hesitate to contact the library at library@lasc.org or 504-310-2400 if you need further assistance.

 

FastCase

Free access to federal and state primary law materials including statutes and cases.

FREE ACCESS: Click here and enter login "lalibrary" and password "fastcase" (no quotation marks) to access FREE FastCase.

 

 

Gale Legal Forms

Search Louisiana-specific forms covering many popular legal topics. Although we make these forms available to the general public, the library staff is prohibited from choosing or suggesting particular forms for use.  Furthermore, library staff cannot help patrons fill out the forms as we are not practicing attorneys.

FREE ACCESS WITH A PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD: http://lalibcon.state.lib.la.us.

 

HeinOnline

Find full-text law review articles, Louisiana Acts, the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations from their inception to the present, session laws from all fifty U.S. states, treaties and agreements, U.S. Attorney General opinions from 1791 through 1982, U.S. Congressional documents, U.S. Presidential Library, U.S. Supreme Court Library, and state historical statutes.

CANNOT BE ACCESSED OUTSIDE THE LAW LIBRARY BUILDING BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY.

 

Lexis

Free access to federal and state statutes (present and historical to 1991) and cases, jury instructions, court rules, regulatory codes, state Attorney General opinions, treatises, and the Shepard’s Citations Service.

FREE ACCESS: Click here and enter your information for your FREE temporary access to Lexis+. Your access will be unlimited for 7 days. The email address you use to sign up cannot have been used for free trials in the past.

 

LexisNexis Digital Library

Free access to thousands of volumes of Matthew Bender Elite legal treatises, statutes, and popular deskbooks, including Louisiana-specific volumes, in easy-to-use eBook formats.

 

FREE ACCESS: For access to the Lexis Digital Library, contact the library at library@lasc.org to have a FREE account created for you.

 

Louisiana Historical Newspapers

Explore full-text articles in historical Louisiana newspapers like The Times-Picayune, The Daily Picayune, The Advocate, and other Louisiana newspapers from 1790-1989.

CANNOT BE ACCESSED OUTSIDE THE LAW LIBRARY BUILDING BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY.

                                                                            

19th Century U.S. Historical Newspapers

Pre-1900 full text articles in historical U.S. newspapers.

CANNOT BE ACCESSED OUTSIDE THE LAW LIBRARY BUILDING BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY.

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Thomson Reuters Westlaw Edge

Free access to federal and state statutes (present and historical to 1987) and cases, jury instructions, court rules, regulatory codes, state Attorney General opinions, treatises, KeyCite citation service, and many pleading and practice forms.

FREE ACCESS: Click here and enter your information for your FREE temporary access to Westlaw Edge. If you are not a lawyer, your Organization Type is "Pro Se." Your access will be unlimited for 7 days. The email address you use to sign up cannot have been used for free trials in the past.

 

  Wolters Kluwer VitalLaw

Free access to state and federal law and regulations and Wolters Kluwer Practical Law, including "smart charts" (multi-jurisdictional surveys and topical answer entries) and guide books.

CANNOT BE ACCESSED OUTSIDE THE LAW LIBRARY BUILDING BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY.