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Overview

Each full time faculty member, and adjunt member, is entitled to an individual password to access the databases of Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw.  This individual password enables the faculty member to search these databases from anywhere in the US.

Training and help with ongoing searches is available from our reference librarians.

If you are having trouble with your log on information, or need to request access to Bloomberg, Lexis, or Westlaw, please contact Ed Sonnenberg.

 

Current Awareness Services

SmartCILP is an automated personalized email delivery of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals, which is compiled by the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library.  If you wish to subscribe to the electronic version of CILP, you will receive a weekly email message that focuses only on the subject headings and journal tables of contents you have selcted from a SmartCILP user profile which you fill out when you subscribe.  The SmartCILP profiles can be changed each week, giving you the ability to tailor the delivery of CILP to your changing needs.  If you wish to subscribe to SmartCILP, please contact Patricia Fox to obtain a user profile. 

There are current awareness clipping services available through Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw.

You can subscribe to free BNA email updates here by using BNA's customization feature.

Also, all titles cataloged during a respective month are listed in the montly acquisitions list.  This list is emailed to you or can be found here.

 

Bloomberg

Bloomberg Law has an extensive Help center accessible through the main page after you log on.  It is in the upper right hand corner, near your name and the logout options.

 

Lexis

**  Lexis Advance will have a new user interface coming mid September 2014.  **


Lexis Advance has an extensive Help center accessible through the main page after you log on.  It is in the upper right hand corner, between settings and the logout options.

 

Westlaw

WestlawNext has an extensive Help center accessible through the main page after you log on.  It is located at the bottom of the page between getting started and the Live Chat options.

TWEN User Home page is here.

 

Tips

As you may recall, Westlaw is no longer supporting the stand alone Westlaw printers found in the computer lab and in the library.  These printers are no longer operational.  All Westlaw print jobs will need to be sent to an attached printer should users want a hard copy of a case, statute, etc.  Printing costs will be born by the user.  Any cites that you have on your TWEN pages that are linked to Westlaw will incur a printing charge for the student should she/he choose to print out the cite(s).

To circumvent these printing charges Lexis, which still provides free printing, has come up with a way of linking cites on your TWEN course pages to Lexis.  The information on how to do this is what is contained in the attached letter.  Our Lexis rep., Tim Broms, is available to assist, should you wish to take advantage of this option.

 

Co-Director & Reference/Technical Services Librarian

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