Access to some of these resources is restricted to the Suffolk Law School community or requires individual passwords (e.g., WestlawLexis, and Bloomberg Law). Others, like FDsysThomas and other federal and state web sites, provide a wealth of free, comprehensive information and full-text documents.

For free access to federal legislative information such as bills, committee reports, public and private laws, and the Congressional Record use Thomas or FDsys. For free access to the Federal RegisterCode of Federal Regulations,Compilation of Presidential Documents, the United States Code and many more government documents use FDsys. For in-depth federal legislative history research, use Congressional.

The Massachusetts Legal Research Guide provides links to Massachusetts judicial, legislative, and executive branch documents.

When you're beginning your research, the "Law About ..." pages on these two free Web sites can be a good place to start:

For a complete list of the law library's subscription databases, go to Law School Research Databases.