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Professional Responsibility Research Guide: Getting Started

Accessing Databases From Off Campus

Some of the databases linked in this Guide are subscription databases. Access to these subscription databases is available to current Widener students, faculty and staff only. Access is available to these individuals on the Widener campus and remotely from off campus.

Lexis & Westlaw - all Widener JD, MJ and LMM students have an individual Lexis & Westlaw password. If you have trouble with your password please contact Lexis or Westlaw.

IntelliConnect - Before using IntelliConnect you must register for a username and password. Please contact Janet Lindenmuth ( for instructions on registering for IntelliConnect.

Other databases - When using other databases off campus you may be prompted for your name and library barcode number. The library barcode number is the long number in small type printed on the back of your Widener ID.

Finding Books

Finding Books on Professional Responsibility in the Library

Materials in the Widener University Libraries are classed according to the Library of Congress classification schedule.  When performing a subject search in the online library catalog (, use the subject headings "Professional Ethics" and "Legal Ethics" to find materials in the Widener libraries on Professional Responsibility. 

You can also perform a keyword search using the words “Professional Responsibility” or "Ethics". A keyword search is a broader search and you will likely receive more hits than if you performed a subject specific search.

In addition to searching the catalog, you can also physically browse the library shelves in the call number range KF 299- KF 318.

A list of specific titles can be found in the "Secondary Sources" section of this guide.

InterLibrary Loan

Obtaining Books and Articles through InterLibrary Loan

 If none of the Widener libraries owns the book or article you need, you may request it through Interlibrary loan.  ILLiad is the Interlibrary loan service used by Widener.  Please note that you must register for ILLiad before you can request materials through InterLibrary Loan.  To register, click on the Interlibrary Loan link listed under the “Library Services” section on the Library’s homepage at .

Next, click on Interlibrary Loan Form, select the campus on which you are located, and click on "First Tiime Users."   If you are a registered user of ILLiad simply enter your username and password to continue.

Once you have registered, fill in as much of the request form as possible. The more information you provide, the better.

Most photocopies will be delivered electronically. You will be notified via your Widener e-mail account with a link to your article which will be in .pdf format.

All interlibrary loan items, except copied articles, must be returned to the Information Desk by the due date.