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These databases may be accessed off-campus. You will need the number printed above the barcode on the back of your Widener ID. 

Full Text Finder

Search the A to Z list to find titles of online journals, newspapers, books, and databases available through the Widener libraries.

Widener Law Commonwealth students and faculty can also use many of the databases available from the Wolfgram Library on the main campus of Widener University.

CALI Lessons

See reference librarian for authorization code. 


Online tax research. The first time you use Checkpoint, you must go to from any computer on the Widener network and register for a password. Once you have a password, you can use Checkpoint from anywhere by using this URL:

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Real-time news and deep insights, plus the essential tools, and career opportunities covering colleges and universities.

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
Weekly index of recently published law review articles.

EBSCO Research Databases

Scholarly, business, health, and other journals. Also includes newspapers and general magazines.

EBSCO Discovery Service

Search the Widener Law Commonwealth Law Library catalog.

Environmental Law Reporter

Federal and state environmental material, including cases, statutes, and regulations. See reference librarian for password. 


Includes ArticleFirst and ECO: indexes to general, non-legal periodicals. Indexes only, no full-text.


Full-text legal journals in pdf format. Usually covers each journal back to the first volume.

Also includes European Center for Minority Issues, Federal Register Library, Code of Federal Regulations, Legal Classics, Philip C. Jessup Library, Session Laws, Treaties and Agreements Library, US Attorney General Opinions, US Federal Legislative History Library, US Presidential Library, US Statutes at Large, and US Supreme Court Library.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Index to law reviews, journals, and books. Some full-text available.


JSTOR is an online collection of journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Law Library Microform Consortium

Older federal executive, judicial, and legislative documents available online.


Index to legal journals and newspapers, includes selected full-text articles.

LegalTrac replaces Legal Resource Index.


Requires a username and password, which is supplied to Widener Law students and faculty.

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)

Containing over 20 NCLC consumer law treatises often referred to as the “bibles of consumer law,” both by consumer attorneys and those representing creditors and merchants. See reference librarian for password.

Nexis Uni formerly Lexis-Nexis Academic

Access to LexisNexis for undergraduate and other non-law students. 

Pennsylvania State Supreme Court Records and Briefs Index

ProQuest Congressional

Publications and information from the US Congress. Includes bills, laws, reports, Congressional Record, legislative histories and news.

Study Aids

Learn about the library's digital and print collection of study aids available to students and faculty.

Tax Notes

Including code and regulations, Treasury Decisions, IRS guidance (including revenue rulings and revenue procedures), Private rulings (including letter rulings and TAMs), court opinions and documents, and public comments on proposed regulations. Additionally, we subscribe to more research options within the Tax Notes platform. See reference librarian for password.

Transnational Environmental Law
A peer-reviewed journal for the study of environmental law and governance beyond the state. TEL has a broad disciplinary focus open to scholarly contributions covering a wide range of environmental issues and the evolving dynamics between environmental law and other legal disciplines.

United Nations Treaty Collection

Includes the United Nations Treaty Series, which includes over 158,000 records of bilateral and multilateral treaties. Also includes the League of Nations Treaty Series.


Requires a username and password, which is supplied to Widener Law students and faculty.


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