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Featured Resource: Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library

The WK Online Study Aids Library is available to Villanova Law school students, faculty, and staff and requires your VU login for access. The Study Aids library provides full-text, online ebook access to Wolters Kluwer materials. Create a personal account once on the site to make notes, bookmark sections, highlight text etc. The WK Online Library offers many different study aids including: Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel CrunchTime and Law Outlines, Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, the Inside Series and many more. For help getting started, see the user guides on the Study Aids libguide.

 

Welcome Class of 2024 (and Welcome Back Returning Students!)

 

New for Fall 2021:

  • All students entering the library must show their Wildcard IDs. You also need your Wildcard to swipe into the law school building and coffee bar areas on evenings and weekends.

  • Browse the shelves and pick out your own books for checkout or use the Law Library Book Concierge ServiceRequested items will be checked out to you and placed in our 24/7 self-service pickup area on the first floor of the law library. QR codes/links to the request form are posted throughout the library too. NOTE: items in the Reserve and Reserve Study collections may not be requested using the Concierge Service-ask for them at the Circulation Desk.

  • Need an even quieter place to study? The Lower Level and its study rooms are once again open to students!
     
  • Our Study Aids and supplements have returned to their spot on the first floor by the Reference Desk. Browse the shelves or ask at the Circulation desk for newer editions. Study Aids, except for those on Study Reserve, can also be requested using the Book Concierge Service. Have you seen the new pages on the Study Aids guide customized for 1L and required/recommended upper level classes?

  • Check out our ebook collection of study aids available in the Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Library. Personalize your account so you can take notes and highlight the Examples and Explanations, Crunchtime Outlines or whatever resource you'd like!  

  • Have you tried CALI lessons? CALI now offers interactive Law School Success tutorials. Don't have a CALI account? Contact Lori Corso

  • Items on Reserve may now be checked out for 4 hours at a time and must be used within the library only.

  • Carrels and tables have returned to first come, first served but you can still reserve a study room for your group. Study rooms in the library and in the classroom wing are to be used by groups of 2 or more students for a maximum of 2 hours per day. 

  • We've renewed our Procertas subscription--up your tech game and expand your resume by completing training modules for specific legal tasks in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Adobe/PDFs (you even earn badges for LinkedIn!)

 

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Thought bubble image listing the names of the HeinOnline databases contained in this section
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice Collection:
    Includes publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and other documents covering civil rights in the United States.

  • COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present:  This database includes information on past pandemics as well as the COVID-19 crisis. It includes federal government reports, hearings, and more. Content that is COVID-19 specific is organized into specific areas of focus: Economic Impact, Global Impact, Health Care Impact, and Societal Impact, with a separate subcollection exclusive to Past Pandemics.

  • Executive Privilege: This database includes primary materials from all three branches of government as well as secondary sources exploring the use of executive privilege in the past through today.

  • History of Supreme Court Nominations: This collection features the full text of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Use the Browse by Justice option to link directly to relevant content, articles, and bibliography as applicable to each justice.
  • UNC Press Law Publications: Provides access to more than 400 titles from this publisher, browseable by title, subject, date or author. Titles offer historical and current coverage of a range of social justice issues including racial injustice, civil rights and immigration as well as biographies of influential laweyrs, judges and social reformers,