New: Interactive Quizzes on West Academic Study Aids

Test your knowledge with interactive, multiple-choice quizzes available in the popular Exam Pro® Series on the West Academic Study Aid Database.  Written by leading law professors, interactive quizzes are available as part of most Exam Pro Objective titles.  You can immediately see the right answer along with an informative explanation of why it is the best answer. 

When you go to:

Exam Pro on Business Associations, Objective
Exam Pro on Contracts, Objective
Exam Pro on Torts (Objective)

Click on the Take Quiz link on the righthand side, in the grey box that contains the title of the study aid. Questions to other Exam Pro titles will be added soon.

Contact the library staff if you have questions.

Free Microsoft Office, including Word

Just in case you don’t have Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc.) and you want it, you can get it through the University for free.

To download office you can visit and select sign in on the top right hand corner. Use your zips. E-mail to login. When you have logged in you should be able to download office 365. If you have questions about the Office 365 account you could call and ask IT at (330) 972-6888. Or, you could ask at the law school IT desk.

Resources for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues

Check out our new Substance Abuse and Mental Health library guide! As most of you know, mental health and substance abuse are important topics among lawyers and law students. It is for that reason that every law student is required to attend at least one hour of substance abuse lecture. (Akron offers one free lecture once per semester for your convenience.) We at the library have also created a guide on the topic offering a collection of resources, including screening tools, counseling contacts, articles, books, blogs, and websites. If you or someone you know is struggling, take it seriously and seek help. The library guide is not intended to diagnose or treat illness or addiction, but to connect you with people and resources that can. Let’s have a great semester, and be sure to take care of yourselves!

Stress Relief in the Library!


Congrats on making it to finals!  The library knows how stressful this time of year can be and we have some things to hopefully help alleviate some of that stress.

Please stop by the circulation desk in the library every day during finals (not just on Wednesdays!) for fun games, earplugs, and healthy and unhealthy snacks (such as fruit, candy, cookies, coffee, and tea)!

The library has also invested in some study aids (examples include the Q&A and Understanding series) that aren’t limited to the 24 hour check-out period like OASP materials.

Please stop by anytime to take advantage of what we have to offer and de-stress a little.

Good luck and enjoy your summer!

-The Library

Summer Access to Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg for Continuing Students

Summer Access to Lexis 

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 Advance this summer.  You may use Lexis for work or school during the summer.  In the fall, usage reverts back to academic use only.

Summer Access to Westlaw 

You can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw, Practical Law, and the Practice Ready solutions, 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 your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager.

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.

Other databases accessible over the summer:

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