Lexis Ebook Training Session -Pizza and up to 500 Points!

This Wednesday, October 11th a special guest speaker, Anders Brooks will be visiting Akron.  He is a Digital Media Consultant for Lexis and will be giving a live demonstration of the LexisNexis Digital Library (Akron Law Digital) which is available to all students for free through the Akron Library website. Akron Law Digital contains many Lexis study aids, including the Questions and Answers and Understanding Series, plus many other resources. Everyone who attends can earn 400 Lexis Points plus the first 20 students who log in and borrow an eBook at the event or within a week, will earn an additional 100 Lexis Reward Points.

Plus, there will be pizza.

The presentation will take place at 12:20 pm in Room 281. It will end by 12:45pm.  YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND AND BRING YOUR LAPTOP.  To register, log onto www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool and click on the “trainings at your schools” to find the registration link.  Register soon, space is limited.

Come learn more about these great resources, have some lunch and earn some points too!  If you have questions or need anything Lexis-related, just email me or call/text Jennifer Durkin (our Lexis Rep.)  at 216-744-3690.

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Help from the Library for 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, saltmeyer@uakron.edu, (330) 972-7764, or Kyle Passmore, passmore@uakron.edu, 330-972-6352.

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: Family LawInternational Law . Prosecution FunctionReal Estate Financing Law and Sports Law, as well as a general GWR Papers guide.

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Bar Takers: Snacks & Kcups in the Library Today

The library has bagels, munchkins, granola bars, Smartfood popcorn and Kcup coffee available for bar takers TODAY.

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The Library at the Law School is Open!

In case you didn’t hear, the library at the law school is open!  We have lots of quiet study space, although most of the study rooms are not open yet.  If you want a sneak peek of the newly renovated library, take a look at the library’s Facebook page.

Students and faculty have 24/7 keycard access to the law building and the library.

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Post-Graduation Use of Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw

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

LexisNexis

  • Access: Spring graduates have access to Lexis Advance via their law school IDs through December 31, 2017. This ID also grants  access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
  • LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Spring graduates have until June 30, 2017 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.  Redeem Points.
  • Graduate Home Page: In July, the spring 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 jennifer.durkin@lexisnexis.com, if you have any questions.

Westlaw

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 these products 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 www.lawschool.westlaw.com

If you have any questions, please contact the Account Manager, Samuel Berbano (samuel.berbano@thomsonreuters.com)

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, tstedman@bna.com, if you have any questions.

Other databases:

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