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Health Policy & Health Law Research Guide: Home

A guide to information resources relevant to health law & health policy research. Includes scholarly sources available through UIC libraries, focused on the Law Library

Resource Information

With the exception of Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, and Lexis, all other resources are available to the overall UIC community. These three resources require individual passwords and present UIC Law enrollment.

Overall Health Policy and Law Starting Points

Likely you will start with individual user password based research with Westlaw or Lexis, but these are also great law-based sources:

Nexis Uni

A different interface of Lexis, you can use this database for the basics of legal research, including cases, law review articles, and news 


Lots of useful historical government documents and law review articles.

All Bloomberg links below require individual user password logins. Those enrolled in UIC Law classes can get an account here.

Bloomberg State Law Chart Builders

For related Health Policy topics within the Chart Builder, look at Health Care, as well as Labor & Employment 

Bloomberg Health Practice Center

Includes ability to see everything Bloomberg has related to each state

Bloomberg Federal Health Regulation Tracker

Bloomberg State Health Legislation & Regulation Tracker

Bloomberg Health Law & Business News


Overall Health Policy Research Starting Points


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960s to present.

Web of Science

A resource for finding literature across a variety of disciplines.

Google Scholar

Accessing Google Scholar through this guide will provide direct links to UIC's full text journal subscriptions

Public Health Law Center

Law & policy information at the local, state, national, & international level. 

National Academy for State Health Policy

National Conference of State Legislatures

Overview of state legislation, including health concerns.

Sources Related to National Legislation

Search the full text of Congressional bills, debates, and committee reports. is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information.

Congressional Record

Official record of the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress.

CRS Reports from Congress

These reports are gold if you can find one on your topic. 

CQ : Congressional Quarterly Researcher

Provides snapshots of current affairs

Sources Related to Illinois State Legislation

Illinois General Assembly

Best starting point for Illinois legislative history. Be aware: Compiled statutes on this site updated less frequently than paid services. 

Sources Related to Local Legislation

City of Chicago Municipal Code

The Municipal Code is a published compilation of City laws.

City of Chicago Minutes and Agendas

The Journal of the Proceedings serves as the official record of City Council meetings and reflects all legislative actions.