Research

Services

Databases

The Law Library provides access to specialized legal research databases, including (among others): HeinOnline, Bloomberg BNA Premier, CCH IntelliConnect, Making of Modern Law collections, ProQuest Congressional, and ProQuest Legislative Insight. There are several databases providing access to foreign law, including coverage for the United Kingdom, former and current Commonwealth jurisdictions, France, Germany, Russia, China, and selected countries in Africa and the Middle East. The Law Library also provides access to many international law databases, including coverage of international case law reporters, the United Nations, the Hague Conference, the European Union, the World Trade Organization, and hundreds of non-governmental organizations too.

Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw are available to law students, full-time faculty members, and staff members. Law students can obtain a Lexis Advance ID or Westlaw password by contacting Ted Potter, at 319-335-9017 or ted-potter@uiowa.edu. Law students, faculty, and staff may request a Bloomberg Law account at https://www.bloomberglaw.com/activate.

Proceed to a list of Databases.


E-Journal Finder

The Law Library subscribes to thousands of online journals. The E-Journal Finder is a research tool that permits researchers to locate online journals by title, ISSN, vendor, and category. Proceed to the E-Journal Finder.

Research Guides

Research Guides are available for several dozen legal topics and provide information on items available in print and online at the Law Library. Research guides are available for all first year classes, as well as for several areas of the law, including among other topics: environmental law, intellectual property, and elder law. Research guides are also available for all 50 states, the federal judicial, executive, and legislative branches of the U.S. government, U.S. territories, and selected foreign countries. International and comparative legal research guides are also available for several topics. A complete list of research guides is available at Law Library Research Guides.


Ask a Law Librarian

Please feel free to contact any of our reference librarians with your research questions. Reference librarians are available at the Reference Desk or in their offices. Please feel free to visit us, email or call us with your research questions.

Librarian Office Email Telephone
Ellen Jones Law Library 374 ellen-jones@uiowa.edu 319-335-6829
Amy Koopmann Law Library 376 amy-koopmann@uiowa.edu 319-335-9823
Noëlle Sinclair Law Library 328 noelle-sinclair@uiowa.edu 319-335-9007
Ted Potter Law Library 238 ted-potter@uiowa.edu 319-335-9017
Druet Cameron Klugh Law Library 324 druet-klugh@uiowa.edu 319-335-9038
Don Ford Law Library 322 donald-ford@uiowa.edu 319-335-9068
Katherine Hall Law Library 234 katherine-l-hall@uiowa.edu 319-335-9016