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Widener Law Commonwealth Online Study Aids

Access to hundreds of study aids through West Academic, LexisNexis Digital Library, and Aspen Learning Library 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…

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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:

If you encounter this screen


  1. Widener email address
  2. ID number = first 7 digits on the front of your photo ID (University ID Number)

If you encounter this screen

Enter widenerlawcw as the library code

Offline Reading Tools

  • The LexisNexis Digital Library app will be available in the GooglePlay™ store and Apple® App Store.
  • Users should enter the following Library Code as they complete their app profile: widenerlawcw
  • Click for additional app information.

If you have previously used the OverDrive app you will be prompted to switch to the Libby app, due to the eventual retirement of the OverDrive app.