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Missouri Bar

Free online legal research coming soon!  Free subscription to fastcase for Missouri Bar members.

Resources and Service at UMKC Law Library

Annual Fee $50.00
Regular Request (24 Hours) $10.00 per item plus per page charges
Same Day Request (5 Hours) $15.00 per item plus per charges, 5 items
Rush Request (3 Hours) $20.00 per items plus per page charges, 3 items
Per Page Charges $0.15 for printing, $0.25 for microfilm, $1.00 fax (per page)
Mail Charge $2.50 per item
Express Mail $2.50 per item plus carrier charges
Retrieve and Hold Item (no copies) $5.00 per item
Verification Service $10.00 minimum, plus $5.00 per add. quarter hour
Inter-library Loan Services $10.00 plus any charges from lending library
Subscription Databases Description Available to Walk-In Patrons

Academic Universe (LexisNexis)

Scaled-down version of Lexis.  Both content and features are limited.

ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct
BioTech Watch
Criminal Law Reporter
Electronic Commerce & Law Report
Family Law Reporter®
Intellectual Property Library
Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal®
Securities Regulation & Law Report
U.S. Law Week®
Great for current awareness on limited topics.

Congressional Publications (LexisNexis)

(Bill, Laws, Legislative History & Regulations, Committee Prints, CRS Reports)

For federal legislative history  abstract service with full text documents back to 1980.  See U.S. Congressional Serials Set for Senate and House Reports.  Complete access to all committee prints and CRS reports.
Use Eighteenth Century Collections Online to access the digital images of every page of 150,000 books. With full-text searching of approximately 26 million pages.


Official legal database for the European Union.

GPO Access Home Page.

The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.

GPO Monthly Catalog 

Subscription catalog of all U.S. government publications.

HeinOnline Logo


Law Reviews (back to their inception, Federal Register, and Legal Treatises) 

Index Master Home Logo

Compilation of secondary legal sources, providing index and table of contents.

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Subscription abstract service.

LLMC Collections

Digital Law Library Consortium


Collection of legal literature and government documents.  Approximately 8,000 titles formerly on microfilm.  


Subscription abstract service. (Index to Legal Periodical Literature)

LexisNexis (TM)

(access limited to law students, faculty, and staff)

Collection of legal treatises from the 19th and early 20th century (22,000 titles)

Checkpoint Logo Authoritative Tax & Accounting Information

State, federal tax and pension service.

Statistical Universe (LexisNexis)

Statistical abstract and tables service.

[U.S. Congressional Serial Set] 1817-1980

Collection of all federal committee reports from 1817 to 1980 (eventually)
Westlaw logo


Access limited to law students, faculty, and staff


Westlaw logo

Westpac limited access (KeyCite, Reporters, Statutes, Digests and some Treatises).  Located on terminals outside computer lab.


World Cat 

World's largest union catalog. Patrons should first check our online catalogs MERLIN and MOBIUS. Also see a law librarian prior to ordering materials.

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