professor of the practice of law
university of Denver Sturm College of LaW

Einstein's three rules of work:
   Out of clutter find simplicity.
   From discord make harmony.
   In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein -

Library Catalog: to find Books and Treatises

  • Search by Keyword
  • Advanced Search to Search By Title​

Library Databases/Indexes

  • Databases > A-Z Electronic Resources
  • Advanced Search: advanced searching by keyword, title, or author
  • Key Word Search: a broad search
  • Title Search: a narrower search
  • Off Campus: need DU credentials

To Find Books and Treatises

  • WorldCat – a worldwide library catalog
  • EBSCO e-Book Collection - thousands of e-books
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - e-books on topics such as biography, business, education, history, law, and social science

To Find Law Reviews, Bar Journals, and working papers

  • Legal Trac – Cites to articles published in all major law reviews, law journals, and legal newspapers. Some full text
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books - Cites to articles from 1908. Some full text
  • Hein-On-Line - Full text journal articles
  • Legal Scholarship Network - scholarly working papers and articles


  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law - over 5,000 legal topics

Practice Materials

  • Bloomberg BNA - Looseleafs, treatises, reports, journals and newsletters. BNA by Subject

To Find News Articles and Journal Articles from other disciplines

  • Newspaper Source
  • Academic Search Premier - Scholarly publications
  • Business Source Premier - Business publications
  • Regional Business News - Regional business publications

To Find Federal Statutes, Current Legislative Information, and Legislative History Documents

  • ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional) – Comprehensive Legislative Information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. Congressional Publications
    • Bills, Laws & Regulations – full text of proposed legislation and its status in the legislative process.
    • Members & Committees – information about current members and congressional committees

Library Databases

Debra Austin, JD, PhD