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1L Resources, Tips and Tools: How Can I Access Digital Study Aids?

This guide describes print and digital resources to help 1Ls succeed at Brooklyn Law School.

Digital Collection of Study Aids: Aspen Learning Library

BLS students can access/search a digital collection of many study aids in Aspen Learning Library.  In BLS Library's SARA catalog record, click: ACCESS ONLINE VERSION - (ASPEN)

Tip: Remote access to Aspen Learning Library requires implementation of the BLS proxy server instructions for one web browser.  Librarians recommend implementing the BLS proxy instructions for Firefox.

Tip from Aspen: If a BLS researcher has trouble accessing the full text of a study aid through the "Read Online" link in Aspen Learning Library, try clearing your web browser's cache.  At the bottom of this guide box are instructions to clear your Firefox browser cache.

Tip from Aspen: If you implement the BLS proxy instructions for Safari: Before using the reader view, please turn off the "Prevent cross-site tracking" setting in your browser.  See: Safari > Settings > Privacy tab > Website tracking > Disable the "Prevent cross-site tracking" option. 

Tip: A BLS student who wishes to add notes/highlights to a study guide can register to create a personal account on Aspen Learning Library's home page.  This home page also links to Aspen's Quick Start Guide, which discusses app access to Aspen Learning Library.  A student who merely wishes to read a study guide can click Aspen's "Read Online" option. 

Aspen Learning Library includes titles in these series: Emanuel Law Outlines/Emanuel CrunchTime; Examples & Explanations; Friedman's Practice; Glannon Guides; Inside Series; & In Other Words Audio & Video Series.  (Publication dates vary.)  Click the link below to view Aspen's descriptions of these series and a chart comparing key features of each series.