Legal Databases

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


DissoMaster is a support calculation software for California cases.

Bell’s Compendium

Bell’s Compendium is a fast way to find California, 9th Circuit and United States Supreme Court cases on Searches, Seizures & Bugging.

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: Research2023*

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.

List of California secondary sources available in Lexis Advance

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“.


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


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