Most law students are familiar with using Westlaw and LexisNexis for legal research projects. Both of these competitors offer enormous amounts of legal information, are developing ever-more user-friendly search formats, help you confirm that your citations are good law, and contain a wealth of secondary sources.
As great as these products are, they are not the only game in town. The Law Library offers members of the Law School community subscription access to a number of other online legal research resources. These specialized databases can help you get a new perspective on an area of law, find primary authorities, and keep current on legal news.
Our collection includes access to legal research tools from Bloomberg BNA (formerly the Bureau of National Affairs). Bloomberg BNA offers online databases and publications tailored to serve the interests of lawyers and researchers working in dozens of areas of law, including labor and employment, corporate practice, health care, criminal law, tax, banking, and intellectual property. In addition to reporting developments in legislation, regulation, and case law, Bloomberg BNA’s specialized collections also offer searchable full text of many cases, statutes, and regulations, practice guides, electronic treatises, and legal news and analysis from notable practitioners and other experts. These tools are an excellent way to learn about different areas of the law, develop topics for research papers and note-writing, and keep current in your practice.
We encourage you to take a look through our Bloomberg BNA collection. As always, don’t hesitate to ask a librarian if you’d like more information.
Written by Genevieve Tung.