Help with GWR Papers

The library can help you with GWR papers in two ways:

1. Meet with a librarian: Stop by the reference desk, or make an appointment. If you make an appointment, you can tell us what you are working on, so we can pull sources ahead of time. Or, you can ask questions via email or phone. Contact Sue Altmeyer,, (330) 972-7764, Kyle Passmore,, 330-972-6352 or Sarah Starnes,, (330) 972-5291.

2. Use online library guides: Library guides link to resources on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other databases and various web sites.  There are guides specific to: International Human RightsInternational Patent Law, Patent Law and Post-Conviction Remedies, as well as a general GWR Papers guide.

The librarians can help you with both research and Bluebook citation form.

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Lexis Loves You Event – Feb. 13

On Tuesday, February 11, 2018, join your Lexis reps in the Akron Law Atrium for the “Lexis Loves You” event!  There will be treats and a raffle.  To get in the raffle, students will have to have completed Professional Research Certification and/or completed either Tip of the Week 3 (this week) or Tip of the Week 4 (next week).  Students can have multiple entries. There will be ten winners who will choose one of ten balloons, which will have pieces of paper with prizes inside. The prizes will be Starbucks cards, Lexis points and one larger prize.

Please contact our Lexis rep, Jennifer Durkin, with any questions.   (

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Free Outlining Software for Akron Law Students

GavelNote is now available to Akron Law Students for free! GavelNote was created specifically for law students (by law school graduates) to eliminate the drudgery of outlining your courses.

Capturing, compiling, and organizing your class notes, case briefs, statutes, and black letter law into a useful outline is a very time-consuming process. GavelNote offers you a way to automate that process, eliminating busywork and freeing up more time for actual studying.  Sharing notes is easy with GavelNote’s sophisticated sharing feature that lets you decide what to share and who to share it with. Plus GavelNote stores your notes safely in the cloud. For more information about the benefits of GavelNote, visit:

Register now for your own personal account at: You must register with your UA email address.

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West Academic Study Aids App Now Available

Access the West Academic study aids on your mobile device without an Internet connection. Find the West Academic Library app in the Google Play Store or Apple App store.  The app will ask you for a email address and password.

You must first go to and create a personal account to get a password.  From this link, you will also need to pull up the study aid you want to see on your mobile device and put a check in the box “Available Offline”.

The ability to download audio books coming in March 2018.

More information on the West Academic Study Aid is here.

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Winter Grads: Post-Graduation Access for Lexis, Westlaw, etc.

You still have access to these great databases for some time after graduation!


  • Access: Winter graduates have access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through July 31, 2018. This ID also grants  access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Winter graduates have until January 31, 2018 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
  • Graduate Home Page: In February, the winter graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from the current view to the graduate view. This new view will provide helpful information for your career and job search. It will also award you a graduation gift of your choice of several LexisNexis products.
  • Aspire Program:  Graduates conducting verifiable 501(c)(3) public interest work may sign up for the Lexis ASPIRE Program for extended access to some items.  Please contact our Lexis Account Representative, Jennifer Durkin, at, if you have any questions.


You have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation. Your “Grad Elite” access gives you 60-hours of usage on Westlaw per-month to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use it in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for your bar exam.

In addition, you get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1-hour a month. Extend access by logging into

If you have any questions, please contact the Account Manager, Samuel Berbano (

Bloomberg Law

Graduates automatically keep full access to Bloomberg Law through their individual account for six months following graduation.  Please contact our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager, Terry Stedman,, if you have any questions.

Other databases:

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