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WESTLAW Campus Research

This guide describe access to a selection of legal materials available through the Libraries' subscription to Westlaw Next. To access the database you must visit one of the Libraries across the Penn State System.

Connect to Westlaw Campus Research

Westlaw Campus is available to all Penn State faculty, staff and students for both on campus and remote access.  It can be accessed through the link below, Library Research Guides, or from the Databases A-Z listing.

NOTE:  if you are having difficulty accessing Westlaw remotely please install and use the VPN.  Choose LIAS-VPN to connect

About Westlaw Campus

Westlaw Campus has a broad selection of federal and state statutes, regulations, and case law and replaces many of the the print subscriptions previously available in the University Libraries University Park collections. It is designed for the academic market and is not the full Westlaw database available to law schools.

Highlights of the collection include

  • Secondary sources
    • American Jurisprudence
    • American Law Reports
    • West's Pennsylvania Practice
    • Goodrich Amram (forms)
    • Select PA law journals
  • Statutes
    • Current Statutes from all 50 sates
    • PA Legislative Service (recently passed acts not yet included in Purdon's)
    • PA Court Rules (Civil and Evidence)
    • U.S. Code Annotated
    • U.S. Code Congressional and Administrative News -- statutes with corresponding congressional reports.
  • Regulations
    • PA Code
    • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Case law 
    • Federal case law -- a comprehensive collection
    • State cases from all 50 states including all PA state case decisions (Supreme Court, Commonwealth Court, Superior Court, Court of Common Pleas
    • PA administrative decisions (e.g. Attorney General)