Online Reference

          This is a list of selected online reference materials including legal dictionaries, encyclopedias, and directories. Some resources on this page are subscription databases that require a Hastings ID barcode number for off-campus access. Lexis and Westlaw require individual IDs and passwords for both Reference Services Areaoff-campus and on-campus access. Information concerning passwords and ID barcode numbers for students, faculty, and staff is available at the Reference Desk (416-565-4751).


          Black's Law Dictionary [Westlaw]

          A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage [Lexis]


          American Jurisprudence 2d [Westlaw] [Lexis]

          Corpus Juris Secundum [Westlaw]

          California Jurisprudence [Westlaw]


          Bieber's Dictionary of Legal Abbreviations [Lexis]

          Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations [free]


          Almanac of the Federal Judiciary [Westlaw] (biographical information on currently serving federal judges)

          Directory of Corporate Counsel [Westlaw] (biographical records of legal counsel for corporations and nonprofit organizations)

          Legislative Directory - 50 States & Congress [Westlaw] (comprehensive directory of members and committees of state legislatures and Congress)

          Martindale-Hubbell Directory - United States Listings [Lexis] [free] (listings for U.S. attorneys, firms, and corporate legal departments)

          West's Legal Directory - California [Westlaw] (profiles of California law firms and biographical records of California attorneys)

          California Materials:

          Witkin's California Treatises [Westlaw] [Lexis] (full text of California Summary Law, California Procedure, California Evidence, and California Criminal Law)

          The Rutter Group California Practice Guides [Westlaw] (multibase includes full text of all 25 Rutter Group publications)

          CEB Combined Publications [CEB OnLaw] [Lexis] (California practice guides, reporters, and Action Guides published by Continuing Education of the Bar)

          California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated [Lexis]

          Federal Materials:

          American Law Reports [Westlaw] [Lexis]

          Moore's Federal Practice - Civil [Lexis]

          Moore's Federal Practice - Criminal [Lexis]

          Wright & Miller Federal Practice & Procedure [Westlaw]

          Fifty-State Surveys:

          50 State Surveys [Westlaw]

          50 State Surveys, Legislation, & Regulations [Lexis]

          Subject Compilations of State Laws [HeinOnline]