Even if you are not in the library or even if library staff is not in the library, you can still get help. Email, call, text or chat with us - our contact information is below.
Lexis' Digital Library Platform
A few study aid series are available for free through the end of the semester through Lexis' Digital Library Platform. They are the Understanding Series, CAP Questions and Answers, and CAP Mastering Series. See links below. Lexis recommends Chrome over other browsers when using the platform. Sign on to the platform with your BLS username and password.
West Academic Study Aids
If you already have a West Academic account, please sign-in at subscription.westacademic.com and verify your BLS email address.
Personalize your experience by creating a West Academic account.
Creating a West Academic account allows you to take notes, highlight, save favorites, download titles for offline access, and more.
1. Go to subscription.westacademic.com
2. Click 'Create an Account' in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
3. Setup your account, sign-in and verify your BLS email address
Once your account is properly set-up, you can log-in independently from the BLS network. If you are off-campus, you will need to implement the proxy instructions.
Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library
The Wolters Kluwer library is available from now through July 1, 2020. Due to the shift from on-campus to remote learning, you can now access all thirty-eight of Wolters Kluwer’s popular Examples & Explanations titles, as well as other world-class study aids, through an online subscription available at ebooks.aspenlaw.com. The Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library includes the complete collection of titles from the most popular study aids:
If you are running into difficulty using the ebook platform, follow along with a Youtube tutorial.
To access, you will need to be on-campus or to have implemented the proxy instructions in a browser.
An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know
This video library is now freely accessible to students through May 31, 2020. To obtain access to the videos, law students can create a CasebookConnect account here. The authors provided sign up instructions here.
Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources (other than Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg Law):
To access many of the Library's online resources, you need to first install the proxy server in one of your web browsers. Instructions on how to do this can be found at: https://www.brooklaw.edu/en/Library/Proxy-Server. Once the proxy server is installed, use that browser to access Library databases.
For username and password problems with Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg, contact:
BLS Library Database List: For off campus access implement the proxy instructions
SARA BLS Library Catalog: For access to BLS e-books and other electronic resources
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, certain databases are offering additional scholarly content for free to subscribing libraries. Those databases are listed below. Remember to first implement the proxy instructions if accessing these databases from off campus.
RedShelf is offering free e-books until May 25, 2020. Limit is 7 books per user.
American Economic Association Journals are now open access until June 30, 2020.