Search Collections

  • Summon

    Summon is a powerful, yet simple search tool that allows you to discover the breadth of Temple Libraries’ collections. Whether you need to find books, scholarly articles, films, music, dissertations, archival material or other library sources, Summon has you covered.

    Search Summon

  • Diamond: Library Catalog

    Search for books, journals, multimedia materials and select electronic books and resources in the Temple University Libraries collection.

    Search Temple’s Online Catalog

Electronic Resources

Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete is an upgrade from Academic Search Premier. Academic Search Complete provides full text scholarly publications and full text journals for academic areas of study.
  • CCH Internet Research Network/IntelliConnect
    News and research resources covering federal legal issues.
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah is a legal research database that provides access to primary and secondary resources in a broad range of topics including tax law, corporate law, and legal compliance.
  • Google Scholar
    Search scholarly works and link to full-text resources in Temple’s digital collections.
  • Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement
    The Handbook of WTO/GATT Dispute Settlement is an important resource for research in trade law. It contains WTO/GATT reports, including updated summaries of over 300 WTO/GATT Panel, Appellate Body, or arbitrator reports. It cross-references the reports by keyword, article, country, subject, panelist, and member.
  • HeinOnline
    A clearinghouse of page-image, full-text legal journals, classic treatises, world constitutions, ALI Restatements of the Law, session laws, and much more.
  • JSTOR
    Back issues of periodicals across all disciplines in page-image format.
  • LLMC Digital
    Digitized legal and government documents from around the world.
  • Mango Languages
    Mango Languages is an online language-learning tool. It provides access to online learning courses focused on conversational fluency for over sixty languages.Note: To access Mango Languages, users must create a personal profile, which they must do so from within the Law School building. Once a profile has been created, users may access Mango Languages remotely.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Law Collection
    Oxford Handbooks Online provides online, updated access to the law collection of the Oxford Handbooks. These handbooks contain review essays by leading scholars that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic and make an argument about the future direction of the debate. The online law collection includes handbooks on comparative constitutional law, comparative law, corporate law and governance, criminal law, empirical legal research, European Union law, financial regulation, international adjudication, international environmental law, international human rights law, international investment law, international law in armed conflict, international trade law, islamic law, jurisprudence and philosophy of law, legal studies, history of international law, law of the sea, the U.S. Constitution, the use of force in international law, and U.S. health care law.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
    Digital monographs from Oxford University Press.
  • PLI Discover PLUS
    PLI Discover PLUS is a practice-focused resource which provides access to the Practicing Law Institute’s treatises, course handbooks, answer books, and legal forms in the areas of accounting, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, communications/telecommunications law, corporate and securities, employment, energy, environmental, estates and trusts, ethics/professional responsibility, family law, health care, insurance, intellectual property, international law, litigation, municipal law, pro bono, professional skills, real estate, and tax.Note: At this time, PLI Discover PLUS is only available for use on-site in the Law School building.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    A clearinghouse for law and economics pre-pub articles.

  • ChinaLawInfo (Chinese language)
  • LawInfoChina (English language)
  • Foreign Law Guide
    Brief descriptions of the world’s legal systems, including the major legal publications from each country.
  • Hague Academy
    Course materials from the Hague Academy of International Law.
  • International Law & World Order
    International Law & World Order gathers legal primary sources of the post-WWII global order. The collection provides access to international legal materials affecting the foundations of world public order over the past 70 years; the laws of war; human rights; international trade, investment, and development; and environmental protection.
  • International Maritime Boundaries
    International Maritime Boundaries Online is a reference for international state practice on maritime boundary delimitation, and it is used and referenced by practitioners of international law. The content from the complete six-volume set is organized by region, complete with maps and keyword search functionality.
  • Justis
    UK cases and laws in page-image format back to the 12th Century.
  • LLMC Digital
    Digitized legal and government documents from around the world.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
    Covering international, trade and environmental law.
  • Oxford Reports in International Law
    Public international law case reports from 65 jurisdictions around the world.
  • United Nations Treaty Collection
    Research treaty text and status.

  • CCH Tax Research Network/IntelliConnect
    Primary sources, news and commentary for tax research.
  • Checkpoint
    Checkpoint is a database which provides access to a variety of tax and accounting research resources.  It includes access to the Federal Tax Coordinator and Checkpoint Catalyst, a new product focused on practical guidance for the resolution of tax questions.Note: At this time, Checkpoint is only available for use on-site in the Law School building unless a user has a login & password for remote access.  Please contact tulawlib@temple.edu to request remote access credentials.
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah is a legal research database that provides access to primary and secondary resources in a broad range of topics including tax law, corporate law, and legal compliance.
  • Tax Analysts Web Services
    Note: Users must register. Click Sign In from an on-campus Temple computer, and enter your Temple email. Then select Register Here under ‘New Temple University School of Law User?’
    Tax Analysts Web Services provides access to the Tax Analysts’ Federal Research Library and includes access to Tax Notes Today as well as Federal Tax Baedeker.

For more electronic resources from the University Library, click here.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials not available in Temple Law Library or Temple’s Paley Library may be obtained through interlibrary loan. Students are asked to search and use other Temple libraries before making requests.

  • Who may use interlibrary loan?
    Currently enrolled law students, law faculty and staff may use interlibrary loan.
  • What materials can be obtained?
    Books, copies of journal articles, government documents and other materials can be borrowed. Requests for rare books, reserve or reference books, bound law reviews, looseleafs or multi-volume sets may be refused. Microform material can be borrowed for copying.
  • Will it cost?
    There is no cost involved in requesting interlibrary loan articles.
  • How long does it take?
    It can take 1-6 weeks. The student will be informed by email when the item is received.
    Journal articles and book chapters generally arrive within 5-7 working days. You will receive a PDF of the article through your Temple email account. Books generally take about the same time but this depends on its availability from our consortial partners.
  • What is the loan period?
    The lending library determines the loan period, which can be a week to a month. The borrower is responsible to the lending library for overdue fines and must abide by its rules and policies.
  • How do I make an interlibrary loan request?
    Click here to submit a request.

Non-Temple organizations interested in borrowing directly from the law library may contact (215) 204-1195

Stack Map and Collection Directory

The OPEN STACKS contain:

Location Contents
3rd Floor
  • Reference Desk
  • Pennsylvania statutes and code
  • National Reporter System
  • Shepard’s
  • Federal Practice Digest
  • Annotated U.S. Codes
  • Legal encyclopedias
  • ALR
  • Copy machines
  • Network printers
  • Computer Lab
3A
  • Periodicals A-M
  • Periodical indexes
4th Floor
  • U.S. Code,
  • CFR
  • Tax and Labor alcoves
  • Lexis printers
  • Group study room
  • Microforms
  • UN Doc Index
4A
  • Periodicals N-Z
5th Floor
  • Regional reports and digests
  • State materials — Alabama–Maine
5A
  • State materials — Maryland–Wyoming,
  • Pennsylvania materials, including D&C Reporters
6A
  • International and Commonwealth materials
  • Customs Court Decennial Digests
7A
  • Microfiche

Contact the Library

Information Desk: (215) 204-5819
Research Help: (215) 204-7891
Email: tulawlib@temple.edu