Top 5 Legal Databases You Should Be Using As A Lawyer

In today’s digital age, access to reliable legal information is essential for law students and lawyers in order to stay ahead in their practice. Using reputed legal databases can enhance their research capabilities, streamline their workflow, and stay informed about the latest developments in the legal field. 

Here are the Top 5 legal databases that every lawyer must utilize: 


About the Database: Manupatra is the Largest Indian database for Online Legal Research. It covers all Indian case laws from the Supreme Court, All High Courts, All Tribunals, as well as courts around the world. It is the largest content aggregator of Indian and international legal documents. Printouts of Judgements from Manupatra along with Manu Citation are accepted by courts and cited in the judgements pronounced.


Subscription Fee: Rs.8250/- (Annual Fee)

SCC Online

About the Database: SCC Online is India’s premier online legal research solutions provider. It uses the finest of technological innovations pioneering in law information databases for making law easily accessible through an electronic medium. The legal information database and search program is a proven source for quick retrieval of case-law, statute law, notifications and other legal materials. It provides the most reliable, comprehensive and up to date legal information.

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Website: SCC Online® | The Surest Way To Legal Research

Subscription Fee: SCC Online Web Edition Platinum Rs.29,500 + GST (Annual Fee)


About the Database: HeinOnline is a premier online research platform, offering over 215 million pages of various materials like magazines, government documents, international resources, and legal cases. Everything is in PDF format and fully searchable. It’s affordable and gives researchers access to reliable digital content without needing to pay for multiple databases.


Subscription Fee: HeinOnline Platinum Add on Rs. 15000 (Annual Fee)

Lexis Nexis

About the Database: LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.


Subscription Fee: Rs. 29,950 + GST (Annual Fee)


About the Database: Drawing on 200 years of expertise, Westlaw is a premier online legal research service, delivering unmatched speed and accuracy. Its dynamic and continuously expanding content includes case law, legislation, news, legal journals, commentary, current awareness alerts, and region-specific legal materials. It provides the most relevant legal information at your fingertips.

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Website: Fee: ­­­­Westlaw Edge Premium for General Counsels – $629.00 /month


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