The Zief Law Library subscribes to a wide variety of online databases, legal research systems, practice guides, newsletters, and more that are useful for legal research. This guide lists these resources by topic and alphabetically. See below for information on who may use these resources.
(For non-legal online research sources available at USF, see Gleeson Library's Databases page. Gleeson's page is organized both by subject and alphabetically.)
Licenses with vendors govern who may have access to these resources.
Unless otherwise noted, these resources are available by remote access and on the USF campus to current USF students, faculty and staff. Also, in most cases, anyone who is entitled to use the Zief Law Library may use these online materials while they are in the Zief Library.
By agreement with the publisher, Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) materials may be used only by current law school students, faculty, and staff.
Licenses for some of our digital resources are more restrictive. These types of licenses are:
For use only on the University of San Francisco campus. Noted as USF campus only.
For use in the two law school buildings, Kendrick Hall and the Zief Law Library. Noted as USF campus — law school only.
For use only in the Zief Law Library. Noted as Zief Law Library only.
Finally, some resources require special passwords, as noted in the descriptions of those resources.
Most of the Zief Library digital legal research databases are available by remote access to current USF students, faculty, and staff. For remote access instructions, use this link: