The Maryland State Law Library has an extensive collection of legal databases. All databases below are available from the public computers. A selected number of database are available via the Library's WiFi connection.
Online Legal Research
WestlawNext Access via Library WiFi and public computers.* Limited seats.
Search for primary legal materials. Includes U.S. case law, codes and regulations. * Use link off the Patron Start page for access via public computers. Link above will not work.
Lexis Access via Library WiFi and public computers. Limited seats.
Search for primary legal materials. Includes U.S. case law, codes and regulations.
Search the Library's Catalog for books, ebooks, journals, ejounals, government publications, task force reports available at the Maryland State Law Library.
Library policy prevents library staff from recommending forms; however, staff can assist with using the web sites and databases below or finding print forms from our extensive collection of form books.
Maryland Legal Forms from the Maryland People's Law Library Availability: Universal Access
Links to the most commonly used forms from Maryland's District and Circuit Courts, Office of Register of Wills, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
Please note: All forms in "Maryland Legal Forms" are provided without any warranty, express or implied, as to their legal effect and completeness. The library staff suggests consulting the Maryland Rules
when submitting forms to the court. Please use at your own risk. See Disclaimer and liability limitation.
Consumer Law Pleadings from National Consumer Law Center Availability: Library public computers and WiFi
Includes MS Word and PDF files of over 1300 sample pleadings. A index to this extensive listing of pleadings is available at the reference desk at KF 1610.C.65 and online. Collection includes: demand letters, complaints, document requests, depositions, motions.
Newspaper Archive Availability: Library public computers and WiFi
Database of full-image content for hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers, from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date. Included is the Annapolis Capital from 1887 through 2 years prior to the current year.
Maryland Task Force Reports Universal Access
Search and browse an expanding list of Maryland "task force" reports.
Maryland Rules Committee Meeting Minutes Universal Access
Search and browse Maryland Rules Committee Meeting Minutes from 1947-2007.
Maryland Legal Publications and Newsletters Universal Access
Search newsletters, client alerts, articles and other publications on the web sites of Maryland's largest law firms.
Oxford English Dictionary Online Availability: Library public computers, WiFi, Md. Judiciary Staff
To cite the OED, click on the "cite" link top right. The Chicago citation format provides the info needed for Bluebook Rule 15.9 Electronic Media and Online Sources.
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios Availability: Selected library computers. See library staff.
Subscription includes: Tax Management Portfolios, US Income Portfolios, Estates Gifts & Trusts Portfolios w/ Journal, Foreign Income Portfolios w/ International Journal, Daily Tax Report Highlights, Federal and State Forms Weekly Report.
Staff may impose 15 minute time restrictions if people are waiting to use the public computer computers.
Maryland State Law Library
Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Blvd. Annapolis, MD. 21401
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