Summer Access to Legal Research Databases

Summer Access to Legal Research Databases

Got questions about using your Bloomberg, Lexis, or Westlaw accounts over the summer?  Here’s what you need to know about using each of the legal research databases.

BLOOMBERG LAW
If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your HLS Bloomberg accounts over the summer. Need an account? Just sign up with your HLS email address.

LEXISNEXIS & LEXIS ADVANCE

No registration for summer access is required if you already have a registered Lexis Advance ID.

Students will have unlimited access to be used for academic, as well as Summer Associate, Internship and Clerkship purposes. If you aren’t registered on Lexis Advance yet, you will need to be in order to access Lexis.com as well as Lexis Advance to conduct legal research. Graduating 3Ls will have the same unlimited access to Lexis Advance through July 31st, 2013.

For questions and assistance, please contact our Lexis rep, Karen Gray.

WESTLAW
Current students (rising 1Ls and 2Ls) may extend the access on their student Westlaw passwords for the summer if you are:

  • taking summer law school classes
  • currently a member of a law review/journal and working on law review projects during the summer
  • working for a law school professor
  • working on moot court projects
  • doing an unpaid private (non-government) intern/externship or pro bono work required for graduation

Law school student passwords may not be used for government offices or agencies, law firms, corporations or other purposes unrelated to law school academic work.

To extend your password for summer access, click on the “Need Your Westlaw Password This Summer?” link on the lawschool.westlaw.com page. If you have any questions on the summer access extension, please contact our Westlaw rep, Kimberly Kenneally.

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about summer access, or any research-related questions over the summer, you can always contact the library. Our full contact details are available at Ask a Librarian.

And of course you also have full access over the summer to most other library resources at Harvard simply using your HUID and PIN. So if you need JSTOR, HeinOnline, Academic Search Premier or the like, you’re all set!

About: Meg Kribble

Research Librarian & Outreach Coordinator at the HLS Library.
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