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  • Links to the U.S. Code, federal court opinions, Congressional bills, the Code of Federal Regulations, and much more.

United States Code

  • Search and browse the general and permanent laws of the United States.

  • The official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

Law Library of Congress 

Online Sunshine

  • The official website of the Florida Legislature.


eCFR (to locate agencies--federal & state)

Florida Administrative Register & Florida Administrative Code

Other States' Laws

Legal Information Institute
American Law Sources Online



Federal Court Finder
U.S. Supreme Court  

United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Florida District & Bankruptcy Courts  (opinions/orders archives vary)

Florida Judiciary
Florida Supreme Court   (opinions back to 1999)
Florida District Courts

Florida Circuit Courts (trial courts)

Florida County Courts (trial courts)

Other Free Case Law Resources

  • PDFs, also some text with hyperlinked cites
  • Coverage:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: since 1759  (oldest cases in U.S. Reports were from various Pennsylvania courts)
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals:  since 1949
    • U.S. District Courts:  consistently since 2005, but some go back further
    • States: varies widely


  • Coverage:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: since 1893 
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals:  since 1995
    • States: since 1997

Google Scholar

  • hyperlinked cites
  • Coverage:
    • U.S. Supreme Court: since 1791  
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals:  since 1923
    • U.S. District Courts:  since 1923
    • States: since 1950

Court Rules/Ethics Rules/Forms

Florida Rules
ABA Center for Professional Responsibility
Rocket Lawyer

Other Interesting Case/Court Related Resources

Oyez (U.S. Supreme Court oral argument audio) 
Gavel to Gavel (Florida Supreme Court oral argument video)

Public Records Search Systems  

Less Expensive Subscription Services

FastCase  ($$, but free for Barry students and Florida Bar Association members)   Barry students should use the link from the Law Library Databases page at
VersusLaw   ($$, but free for law students—see VersusLaw website for details)

Other Subscription Services

Bloomberg Law

Hein Online   Barry students should use the link from the Law Library Databases page at

ProQuest   Barry students should use the link from the Law Library Databases page at

Barry Research Databases

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Friday - Saturday

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Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Law Library hours change during finals, in between semesters, and on holidays.

Visit the Hours page for changes to the schedule.

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