Category Archives: WestlawNext

May Graduates & Access to the Library, Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw

Access to the Library You will continue to have access to the library, until the end of the July bar exam, with your SONITROL card. You will be able to use the library’s study rooms, check out materials, and print … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

  Did you know that the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly is available, in full text, via WestlawNext? Coverage is from 2001 to the present.  Published weekly, the publisher embargoes published material from WestlawNext for 7 days.  After that, it is available … Continue reading

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Need to Update Your WestlawNext OnePass Password

  WestlawNext is requiring everyone to update their WestlawNext password.  While the user name does not have to be updated, the password must be updated if it has not been changed since October 7, 2014. The password has to be 8 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th Edition

  On Friday, May 9th, Thomson Reuters released the 10th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary.  Edited again by Bryan Garner, the print version weighs 6.5 pounds and contains 7,500 new entries.  According to a Law Technology News article, changes include … Continue reading

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Moving From Classic Westlaw to WestlawNext

 On July 1, 2014, Classic Westlaw will no longer be available.  Everyone must move to WestlawNext.  What if you have procrastinated and now need a crash course?  Check out West’s User Guides here.  A power point, Making the Move to WestlawNext, … Continue reading

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Apps for Lawyers and Law Students?

  The librarians recently completed a guide about mobile apps for law students and lawyers.  Apps for legal research and news resources such as Casemaker, FastCase, Hein Online, LexisAdvance, and WestlawNext are reviewed and linked.  Practitioner tools and apps such … Continue reading

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Using WestlawNext Efficiently

A lot changed when Thompson Reuters made the move to one big, friendly search bar and Westlaw was transmogrified into WestlawNext. Here are a few WestlawNext tips that can decrease your research costs and increase your research efficiency. In Westlaw … Continue reading

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