Friday, July 1, 2016

National Survey of State Laws

The Andruss Library recently purchased the 7th edition of the National Survey of State Laws for the print Reference Collection, and as a 'perk' the publisher is providing online access to it. Like all our databases, it can only be accessed via the library website, > Databases A-Z & By Subject, 'N'...

The online version provides the same content from the current 7th edition, as well as from the 6th and 5th editions, giving an overview of controversial legal topics in the U.S. and enabling users to make state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. Browse eight major legal categories, or browse laws by topic. For help, view this guide.

Legal research databases

Access to Westlaw Campus Research has been discontinued, effective 7/1/2016. Electronic resources are periodically evaluated in terms of their fit for the curriculum, usage, and cost, and the library's recent analysis of Westlaw Campus Research determined that access to Lexis-Nexis Academic: Legal Research was sufficient for the BU curriculum. 
To access Lexis-Nexis Academic: Legal Research, go to the library website > Databases A-Z & By Subject, and select 'L', scrolling until you reach the database. You may search for Federal and State Cases, Federal and State Statutes and Regulations, Landmark Cases, Legal Reference, Law Reviews, Patent Search, & Shepard's® Citations (click on 'Search by Subject or Topic' to view the different options for searching).

As always, if you have a question about library databases and resources, Ask A Librarian.