Distance Learner Research Tools


To our distance learning insurance LL.M students: This web page was created to give you "one-stop shopping" and enable you to conduct online library research with the same ease as LL.M students on campus. We hope you find this site helpful. Please feel free to contact our insurance law librarian, Ms. Yan Hong, if you have any questions by e-mail. Or call Ms. Hong at 860-570-5284. Her office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Please also call the Reference Desk at 860-570-5068 or chat online with a reference librarian when the Reference Desk is open.

Important Databases for Your Research

Lexis (password required. E-mail Ms. Hong if you haven't got your Lexis password)

Westlaw (password required. Please e-mail Ms. Hong if you haven't got your Westlaw password)

InSource Full text of state and federal insurance statutes and regulations, along with insurance-related advisory publications.

Hein Online Archival database of full page images from legal journals (from the first issue published to a few years before present); the U.S. Federal Register from 1936 to 1980; U.S. Reports from 1754 to the present; and U.S. Treaties from 1776-1984.

JSTOR provides digitized backfiles of core scholarly journals in many academic fields, beginning with the first issue up to a "moving wall" of 2 to 5 years.

KLUWER ONLINE: Several hundred journal publications from the Kluwer imprints with full images of articles from various dates in the 1990s.

ProQuest Databases links to a variety of databases provided by ProQuest, including ABI/Inform, Hoover's Company Capsules and Profiles, and iConn Newsstand.

INFOTRAC Indexes and abstracts over 1600 magazines and journals in all fields of the sciences, social sciences, communication sciences, and humanities since 1980, and reproduces the full text for over 600 titles.

NBER Working Papers Full text of working papers published by researchers for the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Making of Modern Law Provides digital images of more than 21,000 American and British legal treatises from the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes full text and keyword searching.

E-Journal Locator Looking for full-text journal articles, and not sure whether we have electronic access to it? Try E-Journal Locator

There are many other databases you can use for research purposes. To get a full picture of what we have, please go to the Research Databases site on the Law School Library webpage. If you have any questions on accessing those databases or how to search those databases, please feel free to contact Ms. Hong.