Summer Database Access

| April 29, 2014

   You may continue to use the legal content and news you have as a law student all summer long.  Use Lexis Advance® for any purpose – including work* you perform at a law firm, corporation or government agency. Use your Lexis Advance ID all summer long for: Any purpose at all All legal content and […]

Summer Access: Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

| April 23, 2013

BLOOMBERG LAW: Returning students have unrestricted access over the summer. Graduating students will continue to have unrestricted access for 6 months after graduation. If you have not already signed up for Bloomberg Law, go to and “Register for a Law School Account.” LEXIS ADVANCE: Returning students have unrestricted access over the summer. Graduating students […]

From the Library of Congress …

| September 20, 2012

The Library of Congress announced a new free, fact-based Legislative Information site yesterday,, which will eventually replace Thomas.

Summer Access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

| May 15, 2012

Be sure to extend your Law School LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords if you require access over the summer. Bloomberg Law is also now available to all law students and your password may be used over the summer without an educational purpose restriction.  Bloomberg Law access and help is available at   To obtain an account, […]

Heading out to buy the new IPad?

| March 9, 2012

If so, you might consider the following free apps: With HeinOnline’s iPad/iPhone app, you can read an account of Susan B Anthony’s trial on the charge of illegal voting in the Presidential election of November 1872 (from the World Trials Library); check the Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board (in the Federal […]

New Database — Legislative Insight!

| February 14, 2012

We’ve purchased a new database: Legislative Insight.  This database picks up where ProQuest Congressional leaves off … Also by ProQuest, Legislative Insight contains over 18,000 federal legislative histories with digital full text publications covering laws from 1929 to present.  For federal laws between 1969 and current, coverage will be similar. However, Legislative Insight provides legislative histories […]

American Indian Law Collection … new on HeinOnline

| November 8, 2011

American Indian Law Collection With more than 700 unique titles and 350,000 pages dedicated to American Indian Law, this collection includes an expansive archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. This library also features rare compilations edited by Felix S. Cohen that have never before been accessible […]

New on HeinOnline

| October 10, 2011

We’ve added a new Library to our HeinOnline Subscription:  Spinelli’s Law Librarian’s Reference Shelf.  As it sounds, the collection is intended for law librarians and it was put together by Dick Spinelli, a long time William S. Hein associate and friend to many a law librarian. The collection, though, contains interesting material for all. For […]

A Pirate’s Life For Me

| September 19, 2011

Shiver me timbers!  It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Capt. Jack Sparrow makes a pirate’s life look fun, but most pirates were not as lucky as him.  If caught, most pirates were hung immediately.  Usually only the most notorious ones were captured and brought to trial.  For a historical look at piracy and the […]

Westlaw/Lexis Password Problems?

| August 24, 2011

Forgot your Westlaw and/or Lexis password? Are you a transfer student or a new LLM? Here’s what to do: Have account but forgot user name or password: Westlaw: call 1-800-westlaw Lexis: call 1-800-45-lexis Do not already have account: Westlaw: contact student rep (hours posted on 2nd floor outside the library restrooms) or our Account Manager, […]

Summer Access to Lexis & Westlaw

| May 18, 2011

Do you need access to your Law School LexisNexis and Westlaw passwords over the summer?  If so, you must (1) qualify and (2) make a request. Here’s how: Lexis: Go to and fill out the required information.  Your use must be for academic purposes which under the Lexis policy include, but are not limited […]

IP Law: Newest Member of the HeinOnline Family

| December 9, 2010

The Intellectual Property Law Collection joins HeinOnline’s newest collection of libraries with a “google-like” approach to researching.  Enter one search and it runs across all the IP resources.  Narrow your set of results using the faceted options on the left.  The database of 100+ legislative histories, books, and IP related primary law and will continue […]

Today is Constitution Day

| September 17, 2010

Take a few minutes to celebrate View a “Video Short” from the National Archives. “Acting Chief of Reference at the National Archives Trevor Plante … takes viewers inside the National Archives vaults to see some of his favorite rarely-displayed documents.” Which of our nation’s founders are you most like? Take a quiz to find out. […]

Westlaw Next

| September 7, 2010

I hope you are all enjoying Westlaw Next … which you are now able to access via your normal Westlaw OnePass user name and password. If you go to and sign in, you should see something like this: Across the top of your screen (blue background with white letters) you should have a choice […]

Required Reading: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

| July 27, 2010

If you’re interested in learning more about the Dodd-Frank Act, there’s some library resources to help you. Check out CCH’s new title, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Law, Explanation and Analysis.  Available through our CCH Intelliconnect database, this publication walks the reader through the entire Dodd-Frank Act.  Useful commentary is included as […]

It’s Here!

| July 27, 2010

WestlawNext is now accessible from the home ( page and using your Westlaw OnePass password.  You should see a familiar looking page … with the blue band across the top and that ability to choose TWEN, Research, etc. Now you have the choice to click on Home (where my cursor is sitting),  Westlaw (traditional), WestlawNext, […]

Dungeons, Slavery, Executions No More

| July 20, 2010

Discover the history of U.S. bankruptcy laws in Part III of HeinOnline’s Taxation and Economic Reform library: the History of Bankruptcy.  This new database contains legislative histories of bankruptcy laws in America, other related documents and direct linking to relevant law review articles. Check it out:

Madonna in Malawi

| June 4, 2010

Ok, so this isn’t such new news but then again the tabloids probably did not include the full text and reasoning of the court in Madonna’s case before the Supreme Court of Appeals in Malawi. [1] Nor did they report on our library’s newest database, Oxford Reports on International Law.   Follow the link in the […]

WEXIS Alternatives?

| May 25, 2010

Have you heard of Loislaw?  Fastcase?  Casemaker? Each is a lower cost alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that appears to be a survivor in the legal research arena.  You may be thinking, “why do we care?  We have free access to Westlaw and Lexis.” Here’s why you care: Our access to Westlaw and Lexis is […]

Westlaw Changes

| May 5, 2010

At the end of this month you will no longer be able to sign on to Westlaw using your original password.  You must update it to a ‘OnePass’ user name and password. You should receive a prompt when you try to sign on to Westlaw and you can also get step by step instructions. What […]


| April 1, 2010

Did you notice the new CCH platform? All of our electronic CCH titles are now available via one direct link ( No more trying to figure out whether you need to enter the tax library or the human resources library or the business library.  And no more email address necessary before searching.