Legal Databases

The San Joaquin County Law Library provides patrons with several web-based legal research databases, including the Legal Information Reference Center, VerdictSearch, OnLAW (CEB), and Lexis Advance. Except for the Legal Information Reference Center these services are not available remotely. Patrons must visit the library to access them.

This database provides access to a large collection of Nolo self-help books in PDF format. Access the database from home by clicking on “EBSCO” and sign in with the username and password provided below.

Username: Sjclaw

Password: Research2022*

Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance is a comprehensive research database, that includes access to Federal and State primary authority as well as California secondary resources and law reviews. Lexis Advance also provides access to Shepard’s, a citator service.


VerdictSearch is a database used for evaluating damages, finding expert witnesses, analyzing settlement offers, and projecting trial outcomes.


OnLAW is a digital library that provides access to dozens of up-to-date CEB practice guides and Action Guides.


DissoMaster is a support calculation software for California cases.

LexisNexis Digital Library

The San Joaquin County Law Library LexisNexis Digital Library (LNDL) provides free remote access to a collection of e-books from LexisNexis, Matthew Bender and James Publishing as well as the United States Code Service. Researchers can check out up to five books for seven days.

  • Residents of San Joaquin County may request LNDL access by visiting the Law Library in person and presenting a current photo ID card with a county address.
  • Current San Joaquin County employees may request LNDL access by emailing the Law Library at from their County email address.
  • Attorneys with borrowing privileges at the Law Library must have an email address registered with the Law Library in order to access LNDL.

To access the LNDL click on the button below and enter your email address and the password “sjcll.”

San Joaquin County and Court employees log in using “employee access” option. All others log in with “public access“.