Research Databases (ACLL)

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Go To A-Z Database List 

(This list includes both subscription databases and selected open access resources as well as resource descriptions and links to tutorials and help guides. Select "Allegheny County Law User" from Database Types for resources that are available to ACLL patrons.)

 A-Z Database List


 Bloomberg BNA 

ACLL users have access to the  BNA Labor and Employment Center and the Tax and Accounting Center. (remote access not enabled.)


CCH - Intelliconnect (Omnitax)

Access from an ACLL computer using Intelliconnect. (Alternatively, the Intelliconnect Login/Password page may be used by patrons who wish to create and use their own CCH user ID and password).


eCode360 (Muncipal Codes)

Free access to select local municipal codes is available via eCode360 by General Code.  ACLL patrons also have in library access to the subscription version of eCode360 which allows for more advanced searching and provides access to ordinances not yet incorporated into the code.  Please ask at the ACLL Circulation desk for login information.



Fastcase gives access to federal law, state law in all 50 states, and special courts including the Board of Tax Appeals and U.S. Customs Court. Loislaw treatises are also included.  An ACLL Borrower's card is required for login at ACLL and/or remotely. Access is limited to ACLL Borrower's Card holders at firms with 60 or fewer lawyers. 


(Remote access is limited to ACLL's Borrower's Card holders at firms with 60 or fewer lawyers.)

HeinOnline provides a number of search and browse features for over two hundred law reviews and the Federal Register, providing the exact page image of legal journals.  Journal holdings typically begin from a journal's inception to its most current volume. The ACLL's subscription includes the basic package plus U.S. State Package, Bar Journal Library, and the ABA Library.



LegalTrac offers indexing for over 800 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications.  (Remote-access available)

Note: When you are finished searching, please logout as there are a limited number of simultaneous users permitted.



Lexis Advance is a full-text legal information retrieval system. Allegheny County Law Library access is limited to: PENNSYLVANIA court cases, statutes (legislative materials), administrative materials, Pennsylvania journals and law reviews, and Pennsylvania secondary materials. ACLL users may also access to FEDERAL materials includes: cases, statutes (congressional materials), and administrative materials. Additionally, appellate cases, statutes and administrative codes from all 50 states are available to ACLL users. ACLL users also have access to SHEPARD's CITATIONS for the entire database.



Ever-expanding full-text legal title database. Currently, LLMC-Digital features federal administrative agency decisions. (Remote-access available)


Making of Modern Law

Making of Modern Law is a comprehensive full-text collection of over 21,000 legal works published during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (Remote-access available)



Westlaw is a full-text legal information retrieval system. Allegheny County Law Library access includes: PENNSYLVANIA court cases, statutes (Legislative materials) and administrative materials, Pennsylvania law journals and law reviews, and certain Pennsylvania secondary materials, as well as FEDERAL court cases (U.S. Supreme Court and PA Federal Cases) and statutory (congressional) materials. Keycite, Analytical Plus, Litigation, Practical Law and the NRS images are also available.