Library E-Resources

Note: For home access to the library's e-resources, you will need your Minuteman Library card number to log in.

Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, paralegal, or for a career in Homeland Security, this collection rises to the challenge. Users have access to hundreds of full-text journals.

Expanded Academic ASAP
Provides a combination of indexing, images, abstracts, and full text for almost 200 scholarly legal journals.

Library Collection Resources

Reference Collection
Black's Law Dictionary (Ref 340 Black)
NOLO's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law (Ref 349 Nolo)
The Library's Legal Answer Book (Ref 344.73 Minow)

Circulating Collection
Business Contracts (346.7302 Plimpton)
The Criminal Law Handbook (345.7305 Bergman)
Every Tenant's Legal Guide (346.730434 Portman)
The 21st Century Family Legal Guide (349.73 Mierzwa)
101 Law Forms for Personal Use (347.7355 Warner)

Web Resources (Massachusetts)

Forum for answers to your legal questions along with an archive of previously answered questions. Also has a "Find Lawyers in MA" feature to match you with a lawyer based on your legal issue.

Available in the library's Reference collection and online.

Breaks down specific Massachusetts laws in the most frequently asked about subject areas.

Massachusetts Legal Forms

Mass Legal Help
Find practical, easy to understand information about your legal rights in Massachusetts.

Find extensive legal materials about laws affecting low-income residents in Massachusetts.

The best starting place for Massachusetts legal research.

Massachusetts City and Town By-Laws

Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries

A system of 17 libraries throughout Massachusetts, they are funded through the state budget and there are no charges for the services provided:
  • Provides free access to legal databases such as Westlaw and Lexis.
  • Will e-mail cases and articles directly to you.
  • Provides expert legal reference skills to streamline your research.
  • Allows you to request or renew books through their online library catalog.

Nearest Location:

            Lowell Law Library

            360 Gorham St.


            Open Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


Web Resources

Good source for family law information. Includes resources for each individual state.

The oldest online law dictionary (since 1992). Authoritative and plain language. Provided free of charge by lawyer Lloyd Duhaime.

Search for lawyers based on legal issue, location, language, methods of acceptable payment, and law firm vs. single lawyer.

Includes court forms for federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts. The state forms collection contains court forms for state courts.

Annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. Includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

A guide for non-lawyers, created by the American Association of Law Libraries.

The ILRG lists compilations of forms from various legal sites. All available for no fee.

Comprehensive set of legal resources from Cornell University Law School.

Documentation services helps users prepare a wide range of legal documents such as wills, living trusts, incorporation papers, immigration filings, and more.

Top publisher of popular legal guides gives quick answers to common legal questions.

Official compilation and codification of the general and permanent federal laws of the U.S.

Find info on online registration and publications including informational circulars, application forms for copyright registration, and links to the copyright law.

Searchable database of the Supreme Court decisions since 1893. Browsable by year and U.S. Reports volume number, and searchable by citation, case title, and full text.