May Resource of the Month - PLI Plus

PLI is written in red, capitalized, bold letters. Plus is written in smaller, capitalized, black letters.

For the May Resource of the Month, we are featuring PLI Plus: a research database for legal practitioners.

What is PLI Plus?

PLI Plus is a legal research database that provides access to the secondary sources published by Practising Law Institute (PLI) Press, including treatises, course handbooks, and transcripts from the Continuing Legal Education programs offered by PLI. These resources are designed for legal practitioners, so these secondary sources are useful for clinical work as well as for law students during their summer associateship or in preparation for entering the profession. The secondary sources contained are kept up to date by PLI Press. The sources cover a wide range of practice areas, as well as topics about the business of law such as project management.

The types of secondary sources available on PLI Plus are:

  • Answer Books: Guidance in a Q&A format.
  • Course Handbooks: Compilation of material prepared by faculty to accompany PLI programs.
  • Forms & Checklists: Useful, practical, downloadable, and customizable tools.
  • Periodicals: Articles offering coverage and commentary on timely issues.
  • Transcripts: Word-for-word transcriptions of PLI Programs
  • Treatises: Authoritative, extensive, and practical coverage of an area of law.

How do I access PLI Plus?

You can access PLI Plus from the Law Databases webpage, or you can search for it in Database Finder.

How do I use PLI Plus?

For a demonstration of how to use PLI Plus, please see this training video from the Practising Law Institute. If you have questions, please feel free to request a research consultation or contact us at Ask a Law Librarian.