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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Cheetah is the new Wolters Kluwer legal research platform. Cheetah promises to provide easy access to statutes, cases, administrative agency materials, and secondary source materials from the following practice areas: Antitrust, Banking & Consumer Finance, Government Contracts, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Products Liability & Insurance, Securities, and Corporate Law. The Cheetah platform is slated to replace CCH's IntelliConnect platform after 2017. For more information on using Cheetah, you can refer to the Cheetah Quick Start Card, available at https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/media/wk/lnb/pdf/training/cheetah/cheetah-quick-start-card.pdf.
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The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law provides a high level of analytic coverage of constitutional law topics in a comparative context. The encyclopedia articles, modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, address a range of topics, defining and covering the basis and foundations of state formation and constitutional law, as well as analyzing and explaining underlying legal concepts.
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The National Consumer Law Center's consumer law treatises are often referred to as the “bibles of consumer law”. The NCLC's Digital Library provides full text, searchable access to the contents of all 20 NCLC consumer law treatises, each of which includes practical guidance, sample pleadings, and primary source material.
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PowerNotes is a productivity tool that allows you to gather, organize, and track legal research easily and efficiently. With PowerNotes, you can capture excerpts from any online resources, including Lexis and Westlaw, and then save, highlight, or annotate this content. You can also use PowerNotes to build and edit an outline as you research.

Access to PowerNotes is restricted to the Law School community. To get started using PowerNotes, please install the Google Chrome extension and then register for an account using your Loyola Law School email.
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PLI PLUS is an ebook platform that provides access to treatises, course handbooks, and answer books on a variety of topics from the Practising Law Institute (PLI), a highly-respected non-profit continuing legal education organization. You can search the collection by keyword, book or chapter title, author, or subject. You can even create a free PLI account (using your LUC email address) to save favorite titles and to highlight and annotate content.
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ProQuest's Supreme Court Insight provides a complete online collection of full opinions from Supreme Court argued cases, including per curiam decisions, dockets, oral arguments, joint appendices, and amicus briefs, with all documents available as fully-searchable PDF files. Coverage goes back as far as 1975. Supreme Court Insight is a companion product to and offers links from case-specific records to Legislative Insight and Regulatory Insight. Access is available on campus, or off campus with a valid Loyola ID and password.

For more detailed information on how to search Supreme Court Insight, ProQuest has assembled a user’s guide, found at http://proquest.libguides.com/supremecourtinsight/.
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Vault is a subscription service which provides tools for researching, finding, and evaluating employers in the legal industry. Career resources available in Vault include: law firm rankings and profiles, practice area Q&As, industry and career guides, résumé and interview tips, and legal career blogs. Vault access is available only to members of the Loyola Chicago Law School community.
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Westlaw China provides online access to Chinese laws, regulations, and cases, along with Chines legal news, a legal glossary, and selected model contracts and legal journals. Materials are available in both English and Chinese, and the site is searchable by keyword or by subject. Access is IP/proxy based, so you can access the site from any on-campus computer, or from off campus with your valid Loyola ID and password. From the main page, click on the blue "Log in" button in the "Subscriber Area" box on the right side of the screen to proceed to the contents of the site.
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The Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library provides online access to hundreds of Wolters Kluwer publications, including the popular Examples & Explanations series, Emanuel Law Outlines, and Casenote Legal Briefs. You can personalize your experience with your LUC email account to highlight text, take notes, add bookmarks, and save your favorite titles for easy retrieval, as well as download titles and read them while offline. You can search for individual titles in the WK Online Study Aid Library by keyword, or browse by subject or series.
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