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Call Home First: Library & Research Resources

Created for use in the 2021 Professional Development Workshops

Summer Use of Various Sourcces

Summer Use:

While the great majority of resources accessed via the Mendik Library are freely available for use by students over the summer, Lexis and Westlaw are the exception to this general rule.

  • Lexis and Westlaw: Make sure to review the Lexis and Westlaw policies on summer use. (For Students >> Summer Use of Bloomberg Law, Lexis, Westlaw & more.
  • Bloomberg Law and Fastcase are alternatives that allow full summer access.  Google Scholar is a free alternative that searches a comprehensive database of federal and state case law. It’s a great starting point when cost is an issue.
    • Have you tried Bloomberg Law yet? To obtain a username and password, go to; leave the Activation Code field blank. You must use your NYLS email account.
    • The Bloomberg Practice Centers provide legal commentary and current awareness news in more than a dozen general areas of law, including Corporate, Labor & Employment, Trademarks & Copyright, Patents & Trade Secrets, Tax, and many more. (Log on to Bloomberg Law and click the Browse menu in the upper left corner.)
    • Fastcase is a great lower cost alternative to Lexis and Westlaw, and it has a mobile search app. 
May 5, 2022