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Summer and Post-Grad Access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and CEB

Posted Jun 21, 2021

UC Davis students may use many law school database accounts over the summer and after graduation. Here are the policies:

Lexis

Summer Access:

Students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis+ ID this summer. This includes workplace-related research, though students should check with their employer. Many employers prefer summer associates use an employer-issued Lexis ID. No special registration is required for summer access. Students should sign into their existing Lexis accounts.

After Graduation:

Spring graduates will be able to continue using their law school Lexis ID through December 31, 2021. No registration is required. Graduates can sign into Lexis+ as usual. You will have the same world-class legal and news content enjoyed in law school, excluding public records.

 

Westlaw

Summer Access:

Students may use Westlaw for educational purposes, such as research assistant assignments, law journals, law school clinics, externships, and other unpaid positions. Westlaw accounts may not be used for paid positions.

After Graduation:

Graduating law students have access to Westlaw for six months after graduation. Your "Grad Elite" access gives you 60 hours per month of usage to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills. While you cannot use your Westlaw access in situations when you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages you to use these tools to build your knowledge of the law and prepare for the bar exam.

To sign up:

Go to this link: https://lawschool.thomsonreuters.com/grad-elite-status/

If the link does not work:

  1. Sign on at www.lawschool.tr.com
  2. Click on your name (top right corner)
  3. Click “Grad Elite Status” (see image below)
  4. Click “Extend My Access After Graduation”

 

Bloomberg Law

Summer Access:

Current students have unlimited access during the summer and can use the platform for any purpose.

After Graduation:

Bloomberg Law provides graduates with unlimited access for six months following graduation. For Spring 2021 grads, access will continue through November 30, 2021.

 

CEB

Summer Access:

Use of CEB is unrestricted over the summer.

After Graduation:

Graduates with a CEB account will keep their access for 18 months after graduation. Students must sign up for CEB accounts while still in law school to obtain graduate access. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. CEB practice materials are frequently used in California and cover a wide range of subject areas.

To sign up for a personal CEB account contact lawlibref@ucdavis.edu for a registration code.


Coming this Summer: New Library Search Will Unify the UC System

Posted Feb 25, 2021

Finding and borrowing materials from libraries across the UC system is about to get easier!

This summer, the libraries on all 10 University of California campuses will be connected through UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system. In addition, here at UC Davis, the ability to search the collections of the Mabie Law Library will be integrated for the first time.

UC Library Search will allow you to:

  • Search for library resources here at UC Davis, both in the main Library and the Mabie Law Library;
  • Search the collections of all 10 UC libraries, using the same search tool, to locate the full text of millions of additional print and online books, journal articles, and other content; and
  • Borrow and renew materials from any library in the UC system using a single sign-on.

The new UC Library Search system will replace Melvyl as the UC-wide library catalog search tool. However, the look-and-feel of the new system will be familiar to UC Davis Library users, since UC Library Search is being built using the same software that the main library already uses for its catalog. 

The expected launch date for UC Library Search is July 27. To minimize inconvenience to our community, there will be no interruption of library services as we transition to the new system.

Stay tuned to find out more about UC Library Search in the coming months. In the meantime, visit the UC’s webpage about the project for additional information.


How to Reach a Librarian

Posted Nov 20, 2020

Reference assistance

Reference librarians are available for remote assistance Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Librarians may be reached as follows:

In addition, UC Davis law students may make reference appointments via Zoom. Schedule an appointment at calendly.com/lawlibref.

Circulation assistance

Contact Circulation by email at mabiell@law.ucdavis.edu