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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Legal Research

View this library guide on any mobile device!  This web page will be optimized for your mobile device.

Click on on the icon in the LINK column to download or connect to the site.

Link  Cost Description



Black's Law Dictionary

The 9th Edition is the most comprehensive law dictionary ever published. It contains more than 45,000 terms, alternate spellings or equivalent expressions for more than 5,300 terms, and West key numbers.

Must have Bloomberg account to use.

Bloomberg Law App

The Bloomberg Law app delivers the news and analysis you need to stay on top of the developments impacting your work – no matter where you are. Get timely, personalized updates from trusted Bloomberg BNA and Bloomberg News sources and track business opportunities for existing and prospective clients.  Android version available.

Free to Ohio State Bar Members.


Log into Casemaker using your Ohio State Bar username and password.  After you login, click the Mobile Application link on the left side of the screen.  You must follow the onscreen instructions, including filling out the online form, to receive your reference code for Casemaker Mobile.  The code number will display on the browser screen and you will receive and email with the number.  You need this reference code number to login on the mobile app so save it.  Next, download the app from either the iTunes store or from the Google Play Store.  Login with your email address and your new reference code number.

Free- cases & statutes

Subscription for everything else. 

Fastcase’s libraries include primary law from all 50 states, as well as deep federal coverage going back to to the first volumes. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions.  Fastcase’s libraries are searchable by keyword (or “Boolean” search), natural language search, or citation lookup.  Must register to use. A few states, like Ohio, are not included due to copyright restrictions.  Fastcase website. Fastcase app for iPad. Includes an android version.



ISCOTUSnow provides free, up-to-date information and media about the cases currently before the Supreme Court of the United Statesand those cases decided in the preceding term.  ISCOTUSnow offers easy-to-grasp abstracts for every case granted review, timely updates with immediate access to oral argument audio, timely access to the court's opinions, transcripts aligned with audio for immediate playback, and the ability to create and share audio clips for repurposing in other documents, email, and social media.  Available for all iOS and Android platforms.

Must have a Lexis account to use.

Lexis Advance 

Nothing to download.  Device detection automatically launches the mobile version.


Must have a Lexis account to use.

Lexis Advance

Apps for iPhone and iPad.


PocketJustice  (from OYEZ, Inc.)

Over 650 abstracts, voting data, and audio-transcripts for cases decided from Oct. 1955 to current. By   PocketJustice website.

Must have a Westlaw account to use.


Nothing to download. Device detection automatically launches mobile version.


For iPad. Free to download. 

Must have a Westlaw 
account to use.


WestlawNext for iPad

All the same WestlawNext features, customized for the iPad.  Run searches with WestSearch and filter the results; add notes and highlighting to documents; access research history, favorites, and frequently used content; browse content, and organize folders .



Codes, Constitutions, Statutes & Rules


Link Cost Description


CALI's eLangdell® Press offers free legal casebooks, supplements, and chapters. eLangdell content has a nonrestrictive license that allows for free digital and e-book downloads, cheap printing, and easy editing.  The books come in .epub format, which is compatible with iPads, Nooks, and Android devices.  This collection also includes federal rules.



Constitution for iPhone & iPod Touch

Constitution for iPad

Includes biographical information for the signers of the original document.


Constitution of the United States with audio, from West.

$.99 The US Constitution + 49 other famous US Documents for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Now you can read all of the famous Documents in American History. By Apptures.

$ 2.99

Subscription to PACER needed.

Federal Courts App

With access to PACER, the federal rules of civil, criminal, bankruptcy, and appellate procedure, federal rules of evidence, local rules for every federal court in the country, and more, the Federal Courts app is a must have for all practitioners. Android version.


LawLibe is a free app that comes preloaded with the U.S. Constitution. Then you can download additional legal content directly into the app, including the U.S. Code, Code of Federal Regulations,  some State Statutes, the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, and more!  Ohio Revised Code is not yet available.  The additional content costs $.99 each.


LawStack comes preloaded with the following: US Constitution, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. website.



Take the Federal Register with you wherever you go! With the OpenRegs app for the iPhone and iPod Touch you can find recently issued notices of final and proposed rulemaking. Browse by agency or comment periods closing soon or recently opened. You can mark individual regulations with a star and then easily view a list of all your starred regs. Regulations can also be emailed to a friend or to yourself for later reference.


Real Time Congress

Have key updates, schedules, and key policy documents delivered to your iPhone the moment they are released by Congress and the White House.


U.S. Code  (By Shawn Bayern)

The entire United States Code, loaded onto your iPhone or iPod Touch so that you can access all federal statutes without using the internet.  Search, browse, or use legal citations to find the sections you're looking for. Keep bookmarks, scroll through each chapter of the code as if it's a book, and email code sections to yourself or others.


U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation (By Library of Congress)

The U.S. Constitution: Analysis and Interpretation app is a mobile version of the "Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation", a comprehensive analytical legal treatise prepared by attorneys of the Congressional Research Service at the direction of the United States Senate.


Legal News


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ABA Journal App

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch users can read our breaking legal news, updated as it happens throughout every business day, plus our in-depth monthly magazine articles, wherever you are.    More information here.


The American Lawyer

The nation’s leading legal monthly magazine now accessible through iPhone and iPad app.


Legal News Reader grabs the top stories from the best legal news sites and delivers them to your iPhone.


White House

This Official White House app delivers the latest news from the blog and newsroom, featured videos and photos, and live video streaming of White House events with the President.  More apps from the government can be found here

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