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Brooklyn Law School Library in a Nutshell: Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw

This guide is a brief introduction to and overview of the Brooklyn Law School Library. Described here are the services, resources, facilities and staff of the Library.

Legal Research Databases

While at Brooklyn Law School students have access to the three primary legal research databases:  Bloomberg, Lexis and Westlaw. First year students, accelerated J.D. students, and LL.M. students receive registration information about all three databases during their orientation sessions. Information about these databases is below.  If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact Linda Holmes, Associate Law Librarian, linda.holmes@brooklaw.edu, 718-780-7974 or the Reference Desk, askthelibrary@brooklaw.edu, 718-780-7567.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law contains cases, statutes, treatises, dockets, and transaction documents, as well as information about companies and people.  Students have access to Bloomberg Law until six months after graduation. Our Bloomberg Law School Relationship Manager holds training and update sessions throughout the academic year. 

There is also a Bloomberg terminal in the cellar in the international collection area which provides real-time financial market data, as well as news and information about companies and people. To access this terminal, please obtain the username and password from the reference desk.

Lexis Advance

Lexis Advance contains federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, as well as law reviews and a wealth of non-legal information. First year students receive their Lexis registration information in their library orientation sessions and then training through their legal writing classes.  Our LexisNexis Account Executive holds training and review sessions throughout the academic year. 

Lexis provides free printing to students. Their are two Lexis printers in the library.  One Lexis printer is in the cellar in the main collection area and the other one is on the 3rd floor in room 336.

WestlawNext

WestlawNext contains federal and state cases, statutes, regulations, as well as law reviews and a wealth of non-legal information. First year students receive their Westlaw registration information in their library orientation sessions and then training through their legal writing classes.  Our Westlaw Account Manager holds training and review sessions throughout the academic year.