Computer Access to Online Legal Research

Computer Access to Online Legal Research

The Law Library offers, free of charge, access to WESTLAW, LEXIS/NEXIS, and basic internet. We also offer basic instruction on how to use these computer databases. The library has six computer terminals for online research and word processing.

We have recently installed Wi-Fi Service for patrons using personal laptops. See a staff member for assistance.

Databases available at the Law Library include:

· 50-State Case Law, Statutes, Court Rules and Administrative Codes

· Federal Case Law, Statutes & Court Rules

· Federal Regulations (CFR & Federal Register)

· Pennsylvania Texts, Periodicals & Legal Forms

· Goodrich-Amram, 2nd, PA Jurisprudence & Standard PA Practice

· Jury Verdicts

· Law Reviews & Legal Newspapers

· Restatements

· Attorney-Judge-Expert Witness Materials

· Keycite to Update All Documents

· Records and Briefs for selected PA, Third Circuit, and Federal Court Cases.

· PA Pleadings, Motions & Memoranda Plus (Selected PA State Federal, and Trial Court pleadings, motions, memoranda)

· Jury Instructions for selected Pennsylvania cases

· PA E forms (PA official court & agency forms for local County, State and Federal Courts and Agencies)

· PA PastStat Locator (PA Historical statutory versions)

· PA State Dockets (Dockets for Pennsylvania State and Federal courts and selected Trial courts)

· PA State Trial Court Orders (Selected state trial court Orders, including rulings on motions and final decisions).

· Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms

· Pennsylvania Transaction Guide-Legal Forms

· Pennsylvania Civil Practice

· Pennsylvania Statutes, Court Rules, Statutes & Administrative Code

· Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia

· Pennsylvania Forms

· Pennsylvania Suggested Standard Civil & Criminal Jury Instructions

Patrons are NOT allowed to use their own online passwords, as that will remove and replace the Library's existing online passwords. There is no “remote” online access for LEXIS/NEXIS or WESTLAW. Searches can be conducted at the Law Library from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Patrons are required to sign in before using a terminal. Searches and usage of computer terminals are conducted under library staff supervision and are governed by the rules and regulations of the Law Library.

With some exceptions, patrons can e-mail results of searches to themselves, print copies of search results for $.25 per page or buy flash drives from the Library at $15.00 per drive. The Law Library reserves the right to limit the amount of time a user spends on a terminal during high-use periods.