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Loyola is continuing online operations while we prepare for reopening safely in the fall. Coronavirus resources

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Covid 19 Print Alternative Resources

Many students have relied upon the law library's reserve copy of their casebook for their assigned reading. With campus visits disuaded in the name of social distancing, we have requested temporary, online access to these casebooks. A number of publishers have responded by making their online versions available to students.

Each publisher has different rules, below. If you do not know the publisher of your casebook please contact a reference librarian and we will look it up for you.

Bluebook

The makers of the Bluebook have worked with Loyola students and are offering a secured user key (valid for 60 days) for each student to utilize the Online Bluebook while we are having remote classes. To receive your user key please email Library Director Brian Barnes, bcbarnes@loyno.edu, from your Loyno email address and have Bluebook in your subject line. Requests will be fulfilled within 24 hours.

West Academic Study Aid Library (Hornbooks, Nutshells, Acing Series, Gilberts)

To access the West Academic Study Aid Subscription please create a personalized account using your @my.loyno.edu email account here. Once you are logged in you should be able to access the Study Aid library. This is a trial subscription that we may continue after we resume on campus classes.

LexisNexis Digital Library Trial

You now have virtual access to the LexisNexis Digital Library Trial Site for your library needs.  This service gives you access to a collection of treatises, practice guides, study guides and more in eBook format.  It’s easy to use and available at any time, day or night during this 59 day trial period.  Follow the steps below to access this virtual library:

A LexisNexis Digital Library app is also available for Android and iOS.  Simply download the app and enter lndltrial as the organization code, then sign in with your email address.

The LexisNexis Digital Library is easy to use, but basic training guides (such as the Getting Started Guide) and instructional videos (all 3 minutes or less!) are available on the LexisNexis Digital Library Support & Training site.

Aspen and Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is providing temporary access to their casebooks (and more! see our E&E and Study Aids tab, above) through the VitalSource Helps Program. Follow these instructions to create your Bookshelf account. Downloads are limited to 7 Bookshelf titles per student. This access will expire on May 25, 2020.

  1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  2. Create a Bookshelf account, or login if already have one.
    Note: you must use your @my.loyno.edu provided email address
  3. Once logged in, click the Explore tab in the upper-left of the screen

You may also download Bookshelf apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, Mac, and PC.

Questions? See Bookshelf's FAQ and their Getting Started sites.

Carolina Academic Press

Carolina Academic Press is also providing temporary access to their casebooks and guides through the VitalSource Helps Program. Follow these instructions to create your Bookshelf account. Downloads are limited to 7 Bookshelf titles per student.

  1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  2. Create a Bookshelf account, or login if already have one. 
    Note: you must use your @my.loyno.edu email address
  3. Once logged in, click the Explore tab in the upper-left of the screen

You may also download Bookshelf apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, Mac, and PC.

Questions? See Bookshelf's FAQ and their Getting Started sites.

Foundations and West Academic Casebooks

If you have your print casebook, the publisher asks us to emphasize that you please do not seek access to the online version. This is meant for students who share a casebook, do not have access to the library copy, etc. They are not prepared to handle the volume of calls if all students seek online access.

  1. You must first have a West Academic account (this not Westlaw; similar names, different companies). If you do not have account, create an account here, https://eproducts.westacademic.com/
  2. Call or email West Academic and ask to set up your individual ebook. Call 877.888.1330 (ext.4) or email support@westacademic.com
  3. No proof of prior purchase is required

Cambridge University Press

Students in the United States are able to access free e-book versions of Cambridge University Press textbooks through VitalSource: https://press.vitalsource.com/vitalsource-helps