The Martin County Library System provides access to two legal databases. 

  • Legal Information Reference Center: This database provides practical legal information for the layperson on many common legal topics, as well as many common personal legal forms.
    • Access: This database is available 24/7 with your library card.
  • Westlaw: Westlaw provides access to case law as well as statutes and regulations for both federal and state government. See below for more details.
    • Access: Visit any Martin County Library location during open hours.

Statutes and Codes

  • U.S. Code Annotated
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • Federal Register
  • Federal Proposed & Enacted Legislation 
  • Federal Administrative Decisions & Guidance
  • Annotated Florida Statutes
  • Florida Administrative Code
  • Florida Administrative Decisions & Guidance

Case Law

  • Federal Cases (F2d, F3d, Supreme Court cases) 
  • State Cases from all 50 States (Southeast Reporter, Southern Reporter, etc.)

Secondary Sources

  • American Law Reports
  • American Jurisprudence
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • Florida Jurisprudence
  • Florida Practice series
  • Law Reviews and Journals

Court Rules

  • Federal Rules (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence)
  • Florida Rules (FL Rules of Civil Procedure, FL Rules of Criminal Procedure, etc.)


  • Various Federal and Florida court forms