Library Databases

Access with your library card

Digital Law Library - Access the Law Library's electronic materials online.


Montana Digital Law Collection - Access the State Law Library's collection of ebooks with your library card.

Indian Law Portal - Access to Montana Indian historical laws and constitutions.

GovInfo.Gov - Access to U.S. Government information.

Montana Supreme court cases database - Provides access to Montana Supreme Courts opinions and briefs from 1972 to present.

Montana Memory Project - Images collected from around the state of Montana, including resources from the State Law Library.

Digital Public Library of America - Provides access to the digital collections of libraries across the US.

US Patent and Trademark Office - This website provides access to the USPTO's Trademark and Patent databases.

American Society of International Law resource guides - Site provides a number of guides to aid in the researching of International law.

Library of Congress Indigenous Law Portal - Provides links to and legal resources from indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere.

Library of Congress Databases and eResources - Page lists the electronic resources available (many for free) from or through the US Library of Congress.

Canadian Legal Information Institute Databases - Contains primary legal and legislative materials for Canada.

Resources for State Network Users

HeinOnline - HeinOnline contains over 1,800 law-related education journals, fully searchable, all Congressional Records, U.S. Reports, Federal Registers, CFRs, and access to federal and state caselaw provided by Fastcase. Hein Online Quick Guide.

Election Law Journal - Full online access for volumes 1-17 (2002-2018) and limited access from volume 18 to current.

Research Databases and Individual Academic Journals - (via the State Library)

Electronic resources for in-library use

Lexis Advance - Includes case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes and decisions for the federal system and all 50 states. Use Shepards's to verify and check citations.

Montana Federal Reports - A reporter of civil opinions and bench judgments from the U.S. District Courts of Montana. 

Pacer - An electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator.

Westlaw Next - Includes case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes and decisions for the federal system and all 50 states.