Our Legal Database Collection

The Humboldt County Law Library provides print and computer-based legal resources to the bench, bar, and public free of charge. We are funded entirely by portions of superior court civil filing fees.  Click here to read more about California law libraries.  

Electronic Legal Databases (Ceb OnLAW, Lexis Advance, WestlawNext, Nolo e-books) are available via the law library’s public computer terminals and can be accessed during our regular business hours. We also feature a 24/7 remote login option for our Nolo Press publications via this website.

CEB OnLAW provides online step-by-step legal guidance, legal analysis, and user-friendly legal forms. The OnLAW User Guide can be found here. For access to helpful online instructional videos, please choose from the following: Search / Search Results / Browse. A complete list of CEB OnLAW titles can be found here.

Lexis Advance provides computer assisted legal research. Our subscription includes primary sources (court decisions, legislation, regulations) and secondary sources (encyclopedias, treaties, law review articles, practice manuals).

WestlawNext provides a user-friendly Google-esque search platform for accessing legal encyclopedias, legal treaties, law review articles, and legal practice manuals with forms.​​ Our subscription includes secondary sources only. ​

​Nolo Press by EBSCO is an online e-book system written specifically for use by non-attorneys and self-represented litigants. It offers necessary tools, forms, and detailed "how-to" instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. More than 200 full-text publications are made available for public use 24/7 (internet access is required). For more information, please see their Publication List  and User Guide or read Nolo e-books now for free.