Collection Highlight: Intellectual Property Law Databases

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Get your research started with the Intellectual Property Law Subject Guide, by Hadas Livnat & Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere.

Databases at UC Hastings

Bloomberg BNA Intellectual Property Law Resource Center
Searchable database of Intellectual Property Law resources.

Intellectual Property Law Collection (HeinOnline)
“Millions of pages of legislative histories, treatises, documents, classics, and more relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks, this collection allows researchers to search across all intellectual property law materials in one database.”

Westlaw Next Intellectual Property Center
Search a combination of primary and secondary sources on intellectual property law available on Westlaw.


HeinOnline Periodicals: Intellectual Property: Enter your keywords in the Search Box on the left-hand side to search all the IP periodicals.

Westlaw Next Intellectual Property- Secondary Sources: Search texts of treatises, ALRs and law review journal articles on IP law.

San Francisco Public Library Resources
Available to San Francisco Public Library cardholders. Below are some helpful databases:

Academic OneFile
A collection of journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. Among its full-text coverage, it includes full-text of the New York Times back to 1985. Updated daily.

Full text academic journals going back to 1838.

eBook Collection
Thousands of electronic books covering business, technology and other non-fiction subjects.

Free Databases

Google Books: Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Patents
Free text of books scanned by Google. May contain either the entire text of the book, or sample pages to assist you to determine a book’s content.

World Catalog
For specific topics, enter keywords in the basic search field, such as “Intellectual Property” or “Tradmarks”. Click a books’ record and enter your zip code to find nearby libraries that hold the book.