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Alaska Law - Electronic Access

Alaska Legislative History

The library has prepared legislative research handouts for the Anchorage Adobe Acrobat PDF logo, Fairbanks Adobe Acrobat PDF logo, and Juneau Adobe Acrobat PDF logo law libraries. Not all resources are available electronically, so be prepared to use print and microform resources as necessary. If you are not in one of those three locations, use the Anchorage handout and contact Anchorage Reference staff for assistance. The Legislative Reference Library also provides a Guide to Alaska Legislative History Materials on their website.

Some legislative history materials are available online:

Folio Infobases
Bills
House and Senate journals
Committee minutes
Session laws
1983 - current
1987 - current
1982 - current
1981 - current
BASIS (1993 - current)
Bills
House and Senate journals
Committee minutes
Session laws

Information About How to Research Legislative History Online Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

Contact Susan Falk, State Law Librarian, for additional help with legislative history research.

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Court System Website - www.courts.alaska.gov

The Alaska Court System website is managed by library staff and provides links to many primary Alaska legal materials as well as links to other state and federal resources and international resources. Contact library staff at library@akcourts.us if you have questions or comments about the court system website.

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Public Access Westlaw & WestlawNext

The law library offers free Westlaw and WestlawNext via law library computers in the following court locations:

Anchorage
Barrow
Dillingham
Fairbanks
Homer
Juneau
Kenai
Ketchikan

Kodiak
Kotzebue
Nome
Palmer
Petersburg
Sitka
Valdez
Wrangell

Use Westlaw or WestlawNext to:

Available databases include:

  • Alaska materials including cases, briefs, statutes, rules, administrative code, attorney general opinions and Bar Association ethics opinions
  • All federal and state cases
  • All federal and state statutes, including historical
  • All federal and all available state regulations
  • All state and federal court rules
  • U.S. Supreme Court briefs and oral argument transcripts
  • Journals and law reviews
  • Treatises
  • American Law Reports (A.L.R.) 2d-6th and Fed
  • Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.)
  • American Jurisprudence (Am. Jur.) 2d
  • Am. Jur. Legal Forms
  • Am. Jur. Pleading& Practice Forms
  • Restatements
  • Uniform Laws Annotated (U.L.A.)
  • Jury Verdicts
  • Westlaw Bulletins (a current awareness tool)

Research Assistance: Westlaw & WestlawNext Reference Attorney hotline: 1-800-REF-ATTY

If you need assistance with Westlaw or WestlawNext, please email library@akcourts.us or contact library staff.

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HeinOnline

HeinOnline is an image-based database that contains hundreds of legal periodicals; federal materials such as the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and the Statutes at Large; and state materials like session laws and subject compilations of state laws from all 50 states. All content consists of scanned images of the original printed editions. This allows you to view the content as it originally appeared in print complete with page numbers and pictures.

Most collections on HeinOnline provide coverage back to inception, which means you can find and search the entire run of most publications, though the most recent editions are sometimes unavailable due to licensing restrictions.

HeinOnline is available at all Alaska State Court Law Library locations. Court staff may access HeinOnline using any court computer.

If you need assistance with HeinOnline, please email library@akcourts.us or contact library staff.

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Legal Periodicals

Legal periodicals are available on all library computers on HeinOnline and on Westlaw & WestlawNext. Most journal coverage on HeinOnline begins with v.1; Westlaw and WestlawNext coverage generally starts with the mid-1980s. Periodicals are available on HeinOnline in the Law Journal Library. On Westlaw, choose the database Journals & Law Reviews. On WestlawNext, search the database Law Reviews & Journals.

Law Journal Library One Box Citation Widget (for use on law library or court computers only)




Legal journals are also available on the internet through the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center search engine. Non-legal periodicals are available online for Alaska Residents on the Digital Pipeline, provided by the State Library.

If you can't locate a specific article online, email library@akcourts.us or contact library staff.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Provides access to full-text legal reference books published by Nolo Press, and thousands of legal forms. Available at all Alaska State Court Law Library locations. Court staff may access the Legal Information Reference Center using any court computer.

Subjects Covered:

Please email library@akcourts.us or contact library staff if you need assistance.

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Online Tax Resources

Court staff may access the CCH Intelliconnect using any court computer.

Please email library@akcourts.us or contact library staff if you need assistance.

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Rev. 8 July 2014
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