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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.

Wolters Kluwer

All Widener Law Commonwealth students and faculty have unlimited and simultaneous online access to 180+ Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library Subscription.  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. 

  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
  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 

Online Reading Tools

Reading an eBook

Read online or download for offline reading using the options on the product page.

Online Reading

Click View PDF or View ePub to read anywhere using any browser.

Offline Reading: How to Download

Before you can start reading offline, you will need to download and install the iPublishCentral Reader app. Please click on the “Download App” button in the upper right corner of your screen, once you have logged in. It is available for Mac, PC, iPad or Android devices.

  • Install Version 5.1.8 (or higher)
  • Once the reader is installed, go back to the product page, and click the download arrow.
  • Click the downloaded file (it might be at the bottom of your browser or in your Downloads folder), and the book will automatically load in the reader.

Note: You don’t need to click “Login” in the reader. Your books will open automatically. Remember to personalize your login so that you can save notes, highlights, and bookmarks.

File Formats

On your laptop, you will receive a PDF version of the ebook in online or offline mode. On a mobile device, you will receive an ePub version so the text will reflow based on the size of your device. Your notes and highlights will sync whether you’re reading online or offline, but only within the same file format