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Wisconsin Legal Information Sources Guide

This guide compiles information about sources of authoritative legal information for Wisconsin attorneys, emphasizing reliable sources of free and low-cost information.

Sources

Access

Source

Contents

Coverage

Additional Information

Fastcase

http://www.wisbar.org/fastcase

Federal & State Admin. Codes

Current

Find by citation, keyword search or browse

Legislative Reference Bureau

http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code.htm

Wisconsin Admin. Code & Register

Code 2001→
Register 1996→

Find by citation, keyword search or browse

American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!)

http://www.lawsource.com/also/

Federal & State Admin. Codes & Registers

Current

Contains links to resources from other providers

FDsys

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectiontab.action

CFR, Federal Register etc.

CFR 1996→
Federal Register 1994→

Very reliable

with card

Hein Online

Available in library  - and-

From anywhere with WSLL library card to firms with less than 25 attorneys

CFR, Federal Register

CFR 1938→
Federal Register 1936→

For a WSLL library card, contact 1-800-322-9755 or wsll.ref@
wicourts.gov


Shepards Public Access Service

Available only on library computers

Federal & State Admin. Codes & Registers

Varies

Retrieve by citation only

Westlaw Public/Patron Access

Available in library

Federal & State Admin. Codes & Registers

Varies

Find by citation or keyword search

Loislaw.com

Available in library -or-

http://www.loislaw.com

Federal & State Admin. Codes & Registers

(MPL = WI only)

Varies

Coverage good, fairly economical

-or-

Free to law students

 

VersusLaw

http://www.versuslaw.com

Law student program
http://www.versuslaw.com/lawschool/lawschoolinfo.aspx

CFR

Current

Browse or keyword / popular name search

LexisNexis

http://www.lexisnexis.com

Choose package for your needs

Varies

Coverage & cost varies by package

Westlaw

http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com

Choose package for your needs

Varies

Coverage & cost varies by package

Access Types

Free to WisBar Members

Free for Everyone

Free to Wisconsinites

By Paid Subscription - Low Priced

By Paid Subscription - Mid Priced

By Paid Subscription - High Priced

 

 Free at Dane County Law Library

Free at Marquette University Law Library

Free at Milwaukee County Law Library

Free at Milwaukee Public Library

Free at University of Wisconsin Law Library

Free at Wisconsin State Law Library