Summer Database Access for Continuing Students

Access to Lexis+ will continue during the summer.  As long as you are registered for Lexis+ you do not have to do anything to continue using Lexis+ this summer.  You may use Lexis+ for work or school during the summer.  In the fall, usage reverts back to academic use only.

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw® and Practical Law over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

Summer coursework
Research assistant assignments
Law Review or Journal research
Moot Court research
Non-Profit work
Clinical work
Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager Peter Lippmann at

Bloomberg Law

Access to Bloomberg Law continues over the summer.  You may use your Bloomberg Law password for any purpose during the summer as well as year-round.  The court dockets and transactional resources may be particularly useful to those working at law firms over the summer. Be aware of the per-person limits of 15,000 pages for dockets.

Other databases accessible over the summer:

Database Access for Spring 2022 Graduates

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


Lexis+ IDs: Spring graduates have access to Lexis+ via their law school IDs through December 31, 2022, except for public records. This ID also grants access to the Graduate Home Page (detailed below).
LexisNexis Rewards Point Expiration: Like previous years, spring graduates have until June 30, 2022 to redeem their LexisNexis Rewards points.
Graduate Home Page: On July 10, 2022, the spring graduates’ view of the Law School Home Page will switch from their current view to the graduate view. This new view will provide helpful information for their careers and job search. Grads will also be able to select a “Graduate Gift.”
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 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 Knowledge Center eLearnings and Tutorials on Westlaw for 18-months after graduation. Once you know what your plans are, or if you need a refresher, don’t forget to use the Knowledge Center eLearnings to becoming a pro at research!

1) Go to; Log in; Use the drop-down menu by your name to go to Grad Elite Status
2) Or Click on this link:

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager Peter Lippmann at

If you come in person to the University of Akron Law Library there is free Westlaw Patron Access.

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 and access:

Free Fastcase App for iPhone or Android
For free databases on the Internet, see United States Federal Law – Free Sources and Ohio Law – Free Sources.
Free Westlaw Patron Access when you come in person to the University of Akron Law Library (coming soon).


Ohiolink Service Pause and Delivery Company Change

Because of issues with Ohiolink deliveries, Ohiolink is changing back to the delivery company they used prior to July 2021. As part of the transition process back to the prior delivery company, there will be a pause in Ohiolink delivery services.

  • Between now and March 10, please request any needed items as early as possible because we anticipate that there will be delays. Akron Law librarians would be very happy to discuss your needs and help you look for alternate formats or other ways to secure materials, such as using Inter-Library Loan, which does not rely on this intrastate delivery service.
  • From March 11 through the end of spring term, you will not be able to request material through the OhioLINK Central Catalog. This is necessary to avoid a backlog of materials in the system during the transition.

Please contact the library with any questions, at, (330) 972-7330 (circ desk).