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Commonwealth Law School Digital Study Aids

Access to hundreds of study aids through West Academic, LexisNexis Digital Library, and Wolters Kluwer platforms.

LexisNexis Digital Library

All Widener Law Commonwealth students and faculty have unlimited and simultaneous online access to 160+ LexisNexis Digital Library Study Aids Subscription.  Study Aid Series in the online collection include: Understanding, Questions and Answers, Skills and Values, Mastering, and more…

Featured Series

The LexisNexis Understanding Series, a collection of user-friendly student treatises on a variety of topics, includes more than 50 individual titles. The concise, yet comprehensive, analysis contained in each Understanding title provides a foundation for true understanding of the subject and facilitates more than mere rote learning.

Each Understanding title is designed to provide a solid grounding in the subject covered and to help the reader succeed in gaining a mastery of the subject. The appendix in Understanding Law School contains some very useful reference material, including a chapter on the Basic Concepts of American Jurisprudence from American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide, a unique book that provides an overview of American legal institutions and sources of law, and presents a guide to the interrelationships between and among those institutions and legal authorities.

Accessing the Online Collection

Access to the LexisNexis Digital Library for 1L Students will be available the first week of classes during the fall semester.

  1. Go to your LexisNexis Digital Library page
  2. Sign in with your school’s credentials:
    • User ID -  Widener email address
    • Password/PIN -  Widener photo ID number (first 7 digits)

Online Reading Tools

For most eBooks, choose from three platforms:  OverDrive Read for in-browser reading, or EPUB or Kindle to read using your eReader device or app.

Choose Read Now powered by OverDrive Read, is our preferred reader. This feature in our Download Center allows you to read a LexisNexis® eBook instantly in your Web browser without the need of downloading or special software. Read Now can be used on any modern browsers like Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge.

Choose epub files if you plan to read your LexisNexis eBook on:

  • Apple products such as iPad or iPhone
  • Barnes & Noble NOOK
  • Adobe Digital Editions

Choose Mobi files if you plan to read yoru eBook on Amazon Kindle

For Offline reading, just download your eBook to your PC, laptop or mobile device.

Getting Started with LexisNexis eBooks