Summer 2015 Access to Legal Research Databases and More

Summer 2015 Access to Legal Research Databases and More

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.

For questions and assistance, please contact our Bloomberg rep, Eric Malinowski.

LEXIS 
Your law school ID will let you access Lexis Advance all summer for:

  • Academic, professional, and non-profit research
  • All legal content and news you have as a law student
  • Unlimited hours per week

You do not have to register for this access. Your law school ID will remain active all summer for the above purposes. Summer access begins on the date your classes end through the date your classes begin in the fall. Normal law school terms of service apply outside of these dates.

For questions and assistance, please contact our Lexis rep, Aaron Eberle.

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

  • working for a law review or journal
  • working as a research assistant for a law professor
  • doing moot court work
  • taking summer law school classes, or completing papers or other academic projects for spring semester
  • doing an unpaid private non-profit (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, go to lawschool.westlaw.com and click on the “Extend Your Password for the Summer” announcement on the right side of the page.

For questions and assistance, please contact our Westlaw rep, Kimberly Kenneally.

OTHER DATABASES
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 most other databases, you’re all set!

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.

About: Meg Kribble

Research Librarian & Outreach Coordinator at the HLS Library.
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