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Library E-Resources



Gale Criminal Justice Collection

Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users have access to hundreds of full-text journals.


Web Resources (Massachusetts)

Massachusetts General Laws

Available in the library's Reference collection and online.


Massachusetts Laws by Subject and Name



Breaks down specific MA laws in the most frequently asked about subject areas.


Massachusetts Legal Forms


Mass Legal Help

Find practical, easy to understand information about your legal rights in Massachusetts.


Massachusetts Legal Services

Find extensive legal materials about laws affecting low-income residents in MA.


Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries

Massachusetts City & Town By-Laws





Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries


Massachusetts Trial Court Libraries

A system of 17 libraries throughout Massachusetts, they are funded through the state budget and there are no charges for the services provided.


  • Provides free access to legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis.

  • Will e-mail cases and articles directly to you.

  • Provides expert legal reference skills to streamline your research.

  • Allows you to request or renew books through their online library catalog.


Nearest location:


Lowell Law Library

360 Gorham St


Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


Web Resources (General Law)

American Association of Law Libraries - Public Library Toolkit

A toolkit meant to help public librarians understand the process of legal research, effectively develop and use the information located within their libraries, utilize information located outside their libraries, with the end goal of helping the patron locate the legal information they need. There are also state-specific toolkits and includes Massachusetts.


Good source for family law information. Includes resources for each individual state.

FindLaw Lawyer Dictionary

Search for lawyers based on legal issue, location, language, methods of acceptable payment, and law firm vs. single lawyer.


FindLaw Forms and Contracts

Access to sample business contracts that you can browse easily by topic, industry, or company, as well as state and federal court forms.


Guide to Online Law (Library of Congress)

Annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. Includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.


How to Research a Legal Problem

A guide for non-lawyers, created by the the American Association of Law Libraries.


Internet Legal Research Group Legal Forms

The ILRG lists compilations of forms from various legal sites. All available for no fee.


Legal Information Institute

Comprehensive set of legal resources from the Cornell University Law School.


Legal Zoom

Documentation service helps users prepare a wide range of legal documents such as wills, living trusts, incorporation papers, immigration filings, and more.


NOLO Legal Articles and FAQs

Top publisher of popular legal guides gives quick answers to common legal questions.


United States Code of Law

Official compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal laws of the U.S.


U.S. Copyright Law

Find info on online registration and publications including informational circulars, application forms for copyright registration, and links to the copyright law.


U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

Searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1893. Browsable by year and U.S Reports volume number, and searchable by citation, case title, and full text.







Please note that while our website does contain a small number of outside curated links (primarily to local, governmental, and non-profit sites covering subjects of interest to our patrons), we regret that we are unable to spend the time to fully evaluate unsolicited links that are sent to us for inclusion on our site; therefore we do not act on these recommendations.

Updated 5/24/2023. J.R.

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