Legal databases

Get free public access to databases, both inside the library and remotely.

Available at the library

Bloomberg Law

Expert analysis, timely legal news, and more. Access at the library's Bloomberg Law terminal (Public Access Computer #5).

CEB OnLAW

California-specific practice guides, forms, continuing education resources, and more. Access on library computers.

 

Check out our How to Use CEB OnLAW guide.

Fastcase

Primary legal research including case law, court rules, law review articles, and more. Access from anywhere.

Log-in info: Enter User Name = SFLawLibrary & Password = fastcase

 

Check out our How to Use Fastcase guide.

HeinOnline

Full text of journals, statutes and regulations, legislative history, and more. Access on library computers.

Lexis Advance

All federal and state case law, including unreported cases, statutes, forms, and more. Access on library computers.

Lexis Plus

Includes a state survey tool, national database of briefs and court documents, and more. Ask a librarian to use at the library.

LexisNexis Digital Library

Browse ebooks on a range of legal topics through the San Francisco Law Library. Access from anywhere.

 

Check out our How to Use the LexisNexis Digital Library guide.

Nolo Legal Information Source

Legal information for non-lawyers, with full-text publications and forms. Access from anywhere.

 

Check out our How to Use Nolo guide.

Trellis

Research state court trial materials for over 40 states, including dockets, pleadings and motions, jury verdicts, and judicial analytics. Locate examples of complaints and motions from state trial courts, including San Francisco Superior Court. Use the Motions & Issues Directory to learn about types of motions and civil procedure. Learn more about researching with Trellis. Access from anywhere.

 

For remote access credentials, please send an email request to sfll.reference@sfgov.org.

 

Watch a training tutorial on our YouTube channel.

 

FAQ about Trellis access via the SFLL.

Westlaw

Case law, citation analysis, briefs, jury verdicts, court dockets, and more. Access on library computers.

DissoMaster

Software program that calculates support orders for family law practitioners or courts. Available on public computers at the library. Look for it on the desktop.

Essential Forms

Fill out, print, or save legal forms with this software program. Available on public computers at the library. Look for it on the desktop.

Available remotely and at the library

Fastcase

Fastcase

Primary legal research including case law, court rules, law review articles, and more. Access from anywhere.

Log-in info: Enter User Name = SFLawLibrary & Password = fastcase

Check out our How to Use Fastcase guide.

LexisNexis Digital Library

LexisNexis Digital Library

Browse ebooks on a range of legal topics through the San Francisco Law Library. Access from anywhere.

Check out our How to Use the LexisNexis Digital Library guide.

Nolo Legal Information Source

Nolo Legal Information Source

Legal information for non-lawyers, with full-text publications and forms. Access from anywhere.

Check out our How to Use Nolo guide.

Trellis

Trellis

Research state court trial materials for over 40 states, including dockets, pleadings and motions, jury verdicts, and judicial analytics. Locate examples of complaints and motions from state trial courts, including San Francisco Superior Court. Use the Motions & Issues Directory to learn about types of motions and civil procedure. Learn more about researching with Trellis. 
Access from anywhere.

For remote access credentials, please send an email request to sfll.reference@sfgov.org.

Watch a training tutorial on our YouTube channel.

FAQ about Trellis access via the SFLL.

Access these databases remotely and at the library.

Database of the month: LexisNexis Digital Library

The LexisNexis Digital Library provides free remote access to our LexisNexis eBooks. This includes a wide range of California and general legal topics. Patrons can check out up to 10 eBooks at a time for up to 7 days.

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Get free public access to databases at the San Francisco Law Library. Both inside the library and remotely.