The Aspen Learning Library (formerly known as the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library) provides online access to hundreds of 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 by keyword, or browse by subject or series.
A user guide for Aspen Learning Library is available at https://www.aspenpublishing.com/File%20Library/Unassigned/ASPEN-A.L.L.-UserGuide_WebBrowser.pdf.
Bloomberg Law is a full-service legal research service that provides access to U.S. federal and state primary law, Bloomberg BNA commentary and analysis, news, company information, dockets, and more. Current Law School students and faculty are assigned individual passwords which permit full access to the site's content year-round (including during the summer months) and for six months after graduation, with no academic use restrictions.
CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) is a collection of interactive lessons authored by law professors and librarians. Over 1,000 lessons, covering more than 40 different legal subject areas, are included. To use CALI, you must obtain our Law School's "authorization code" from Joe Mitzenmacher, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian (email@example.com or x5-6844). Follow the "Not a registered user yet?" link on the CALI website, and use our authorization code to register for your own CALI username and password.
HeinOnline is a searchable full-text, image-based collection of retrospective legal materials divided into distinct "libraries," which include the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register Library, the Legal Classics Library, and more. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages, and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
LexisNexis is a comprehensive legal research system consisting of innumerable legal and business-related databases, which are fully searchable. Primary and secondary materials, including case law, statutes, administrative materials, treatises and more are included. Consult the online directory for a complete list of holdings. Current Law School students and faculty are assigned individual passwords for legal research for educational purposes only.
The LexisNexis Digital Library provides current Loyola Law students with access to the latest e-book versions of Lexis study aids, including titles from the Understanding series, the Mastering series, and the Questions & Answers series. A current Loyola Law School ID and password is necessary to access the Digital Library and also allows you to customize your experience by saving favorite titles and highlighting and annotating content. You can search for individual titles in the LexisNexis Digital Library by keyword, or browse by subject or series.
The Loyola Library catalog allows you to search for books, direct links to online journal articles (including articles in HeinOnline), and direct links to treatises in Westlaw and Lexis. You can also use the catalog to find materials that have been placed on course reserve, and to request books from the other Loyola Libraries.
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 or the Firefox extension and then register for an account using your Loyola Law School email address.
The Procertas Legal Technology Assessment (LTA) is a series of training modules and assessments designed to help legal professionals become more proficient at using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat. The Law Library is providing access to the LTA for all Loyola Law School students, faculty, and staff. Individual login credentials are required for access to Procertas; to set up your own Procertas account, please contact Joe Mitzenmacher, Reference and Electronic Services Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org or x5-6844).
Vault Law is a subscription service which provides tools for researching, finding, and evaluating employers in the legal industry. Career resources available in Vault Law include: law firm rankings and profiles, practice area Q&As, industry and career guides, résumé and interview tips, and legal career blogs. Vault Law access is available only to members of the Loyola Chicago Law School community by creating a personal account with your current LUC email. To create your account, go to https://luclaw.vault.com/ and follow the prompts.
The Law Library is now providing Loyola Law students with expanded access to West's Academic Study Aids Subscription. This service provides online access to hundreds of West publications, including all current Hornbooks, Concise Hornbooks, Nutshells, Black Letter Outlines, Flash Cards, Gilbert Law Summaries, and much more. By creating a free West Academic account, you can even highlight text or take notes online. You can search for individual titles in the collection by keyword, or browse by subject, material type, or series.
Westlaw is a comprehensive legal research system consisting of innumerable legal and business-related databases, which are fully searchable. Primary and secondary materials, including case law, statutes, administrative materials, treatises and more are included. Consult the online directory for a complete list of holdings. Current Law School students and faculty are assigned individual passwords for legal research for educational purposes only.
WorldCat, a database within the OCLC FirstSearch collection of research databases, is a catalog of library holdings in libraries around the world. It contains millions of records and is an excellent source for identifying books, articles and other materials that you would like to request through interlibrary loan.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
The commons theory, first articulated by Elinor Ostrom, is increasingly used as a framework to understand and rethink the management and governance of many kinds of shared resources. These resources can include natural and digital properties, cultural goods, knowledge and intellectual property, and housing and urban infrastructure, among many others. In a world of increasing scarcity and demand - from individuals, states, and markets - it is imperative to understand how best to induce cooperation among users of these resources in ways that advance sustainability, affordability, equity, and justice. This volume reflects this multifaceted and multidisciplinary field from a variety of perspectives, offering new applications and extensions of the commons theory, which is as diverse as the scholars who study it and is still developing in exciting ways.
HeinOnline’s Civil Rights and Social Justice collection brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States. This collection contains hearings and committee prints, legislative histories for landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, allowing users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time, as well as how these legal protections can go further still. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
HeinOnline's Judges and the Judiciary: Exploring America's Court System Collection focuses on the structure, creation, actions of, and oversight of the courts, both state and federal. This collection includes, among many other items: documents relating to congressional concern with the composition and structure of Article III Courts; discussions of philosophical issues concerning the judiciary, such as the removal of judges and judicial ethics; the complete archive of publications from the Federal Judicial Center (the education and research agency for the federal courts); and legislative histories on the laws that created and govern the federal courts. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages, and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
HeinOnline's Labor and Employment: The American Worker collection contains primary and secondary sources on the American workplace, from the labor rights movement in the 19th century to the struggles of today. This collection includes content related to the establishment of a minimum wage and the 40-hour workweek, hazards faced by workers in the workplace and the safeguards in place to protect them, efforts to make the workplace equitable for all, and much more. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
The Open Society Justice Initiative, part of the Open Society Foundations, was established in 2003 to provide expert legal support for its broader mission and values through strategic human rights litigation and other legal work. In this HeinOnline collection, you can find their reports, handbooks, briefing papers, legal and policy submissions, and fact sheets exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice. Documents can be viewed as high quality scanned images of the original print pages and can be printed or downloaded and saved as PDF files.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of EU Law provides original, high-level analysis of European Union law by specialized distinguished contributors. Articles from this encyclopedia address a focused range of subjects that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of European Union law.