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Federal Employers' Liability Act: Legal Research Databases

Legal Research Databases

Legal Research Databases:  Students and practitioners who have password access to the popular commercial legal research databases Lexis+, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law may use these resources for research regarding the FELA. 


With whatever database is being used, remember to examine the source description information each database usually provides to learn what a particular electronic resource contains, and tips on how to efficiently access that information.  In any of these popular commercial systems, searches for material on state and federal case law, tort law, personal injury matters, and labor and employment law can prove fruitful to the FELA researcher.  Some selected sources for FELA research within the individual databases are suggested here.


Lexis Advance

Some suggested sources for FELA research in Lexis+ are:


Federal Litigation Guide


Moore’s Federal Practice—Civil


Personal Injury:  Actions, Defenses, Damages



Some suggested sources for FELA research in Westlaw are:


            U.S. Supreme Court Cases


            Labor & Employment Cases


            Litigating Tort Cases


Bloomberg Law

Some suggested resources for FELA research in Bloomberg Law include:

Occupational Safety & Health Reporter

Workplace Law Report


Other resources include:


Books & Treatises:

Bloomberg BNA:

The Railway Labor Act