Schmid Law Library of the University of Nebraska College of Law and Klutznick Law Library of the Creighton University School of Law serve as the two comprehensive law libraries in Nebraska. Researchers engaged in in-depth legal research may find it necessary to visit one of these libraries. We recommend that they contact the libraries to inquire about collections and services.
Nebraska Constitution - Nebraska Legislature
The University of Nebraska at Omaha does not have a law school, so Criss Library's legal holdings are limited to a few key reference works. We own the U.S. Statutes at Large and U.S. Code; and the Laws of Nebraska and Nebraska Revised Statutes. We also have the United States Reports, Nebraska Reports, and Nebraska Appellate Reports. In addition we keep the current year of the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register. These series are all shelved in the Reference collection, and you may click their titles to link to the catalog records and find the call numbers.
While the library has only a modest legal collection, we do subscribe to four commercial databases, which taken together are roughly equivalent to the reference and journal holdings of a law library: Lexis-Nexis Academic, WestlawNext, HeinOnline, and Legal Information Reference Center. These databases encompass codes and statutes for the U.S. government and all fifty states; published decisions of the U.S. courts and the courts of all fifty states; and articles published in over 700 law review journals. The Legal Information Reference Center focuses on consumer-level information, including the very popular NOLO Press legal reference guides. Anyone may visit the library to search the databases, but off-campus access is restricted by license to currently-enrolled UNO students.