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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.

Aspen Learning Library

(Formerly known as Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library)

All Widener Law Commonwealth students and faculty have unlimited and simultaneous online access to 180+ Aspen Learning Library.  Study Aid Series in the online collection include: Academic Success, Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel Law Outlines, Examples & Explanations, Friedman's Practice, Glannon Guides, Inside Series, Jumpstart and some bar exam study guides.

Featured Series

A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) Series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis.

Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester:

  • Clear explanations of each class topic in a conversational, funny style.
  • Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding and again at exam time to help you review.
  • It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks and suits any class on a given topic.

The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

Accessing the Online Collection

Check that your school’s name appears at the top of the page after “You are logged into.” You have to first log in to the subscription before you can enter your personalized login. It’s a two-step process. 

If you need assistance signing up for or accessing a sub-login, please contact a librarian. 

Access to the Aspen Learning Library for 1L Students will be available after the first week of classes during the fall semester. 

  1. Go to library card login page
  2. Choose your institution from the drop-down list
  3. Add a 1 to the end of the first part of your Widener email and enter as your library card number i.e. jmdoe1
    • Some students might need to try adding 20 at the end of the first part of your Widener email, instead of 1
  4. You can personalize your experience by creating a “sub-login.” Once you are logged in to your institution, click "To Personalize Login or Create Account" to create a sub-login
  5. Click "Sign Up"
  6. Fill out the form to create a sub-login
    • In order to highlight and take notes, etc., you must create a sub-login account 

Offline Reading Tools

Reading an eBook

Whether you have an Android or Apple phone or tablet, Mac or PC, there's an app for that.

You can download the app of your choice here.

Find each app user guide here.

Important note for users who previously had IPC Reader installed previously, please follow these additional instructions before downloading the new app:

The app IPC Reader is no longer required to read offline. Prior to downloading the new Aspen Learning Library app, follow the instructions to remove the IPC Reader.

PC or Mac: Delete the IPC Reader from your desktop completely by going into “add or remove programs,” and then searching for IPC Reader, and clicking “uninstall.”

iPhone or iPad: Long press the app and delete.

Android phone or tablet: Go to "Manage Apps & Devices," then select “manage”. Tap on the app and hit “uninstall”.

Once they’re uninstalled, you can download the Aspen Learning Library.

PC users: You will download an .exe file, and run the install when prompted.

To download a title, open the app and find the book you want within the app. Simply click on the title or the download button to then download it. You no longer need to download the title while on the web browser and then click “open with IPC Reader”.