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Study Aids

A Study Aid is a secondary source that covers a specific type of law. They give explanations, analysis, and overviews of topics, making them particularly useful for students. 

Study Aids Online: West Academic Collection

Widener Law Commonwealth's library is pleased to announce that starting January 1, 2018, all Widener Law Commonwealth students, faculty and staff will have unlimited online access to 500+ West Academic Study Aids Subscription.  Study Aid Series in the online collection include:

Acing
Black Letter Outlines
Concepts and Insights
Concise Hornbook Series
Exam Pro
Gilbert Law Summaries
Nutshells
Sum & Substance Audio
and more...

Accessing the Online Collection

  1. Go to the West Academic Study Aids Subscription website from any wired computer on campus, library or computer lab computer.
  2. Create an account using your Widener email address. 
  3. After your account is created, you can sign in to your account anytime, anywhere.
Study Aids Online: LEXISNEXIS DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTION

Widener Law Commonwealth's library is pleased to announce that starting April 16, 2018, all Widener Law Commonwealth students and faculty will have unlimited and simultaneous online access to 160+ LexisNexis Digital Library Study Aids Subscription.  Study Aid Series in the online collection include:

Understanding
Questions and Answers
Skills and Values
Mastering
and more…

We will also unlimited and simultaneous use of Courtroom Cast for all students and faculty.

Accessing the Online Collection

Access to the LexisNexis Digital Library for 1L Students will be available the first week of classes during the fall semester.

  1. Go to your LexisNexis Digital Library page
  2. Sign in with your school’s credentials:
    1. User ID Widener email address
    2. Password/PIN    Widener photo ID number (first 7 digits)

For most eBooks, choose from three platforms:  OverDrive Read for in-browser reading, or EPUB or Kindle to read using your eReader device or app.

Study Aids in Print

Widener Law Commonwealth's library houses study aids in the Library Lobby.  Study Aids in print may be checked out for three days and are renewable for an additional loan period unless there is a hold on the item.  Study Aid Series in the print collection include:

Examples & Explanations
Hornbooks
Nutshells
Sum & Substance CDs
Understanding 
Bar exam preparation materials
Books on Legal Writing
Guides on preparing for and writing law school exams
and more...