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Student Toolkit

Everything you need to know about using the law library.

Westlaw

Westlaw is an online legal research system that offers a full range of U.S. legal information, including case law, statutory law, administrative law, as well as secondary sources, such as treatises, law reviews, legal encyclopedias, and practice materials.

Westlaw also provides access to TWEN, which is a course management system used in some courses. 

How Do I Access Westlaw?

Every incoming student is given a Westlaw password before or during orientation.  If you did not receive a password, or lost your password, please contact a Reference Librarian

You must register your password at: 

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance with Westlaw?

Contact the law school's Westlaw Representative Holly Rush at holly.rush@tr.com.  Students can also contact Westlaw directly at (800) 306-9378 or by email at west.academic@thomson.com.

Lexis

Lexis is an online legal research system that offers extensive coverage of U.S. legal materials, including cases, statutes, administrative materials, treatises, law review articles, practice materials, and other information.

How Do I Access Lexis?

Every new student is given a Lexis access code before or during orientation.  If you did not receive an access code, or lost your access code, please contact a Reference Librarian.

You must register before accessing Lexis Advance:

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance With LexisNexis?

Contact our LexisNexis representative, Meredith Shuman Casale at meredith.shuman@lexisnexis.com, or contact LexisNexis customer support at 1-800-45-Lexis.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law is another comprehensive legal research system. In addition to primary law, Bloomberg Law is particularly useful for its court dockets and news content.

How Do I Access Bloomberg Law?

Every new student is given a Bloomberg Law access code before or during orientation.  If you did not receive an access code, or lost your access code, please contact a Reference Librarian.

You must register before accessing Bloomberg Law:

Whom Do I Contact for Assistance With Bloomberg Law?

Contact Bloomberg Law customer support at 888-560-2529.

Other Research Databases

The Law Library provides access to numerous databases to support your research and learning needs. To see a full list: