Lexis and Westlaw

UDSL students and faculty: Lexis and Westlaw can be accessed by UDSL students and faculty. Passwords are needed to take advantage of the systems' capabilities. Lexis and Westlaw can be accessed by UDSL students and faculty 24 hours a day from the Computer Training Center, computers in the Zimmerman Law Library and from home. 

Those without passwords: The library subscribes to LexisNexis Academic and LexisNexis Congressional. The latter can be accessed from within the library or from home. Home users must have an ID card from a college or university that is a member of OhioLINK. Users will be able to search for news, case law, business information, and the full text of U.S. Congressional bills, laws, and legislative histories using these two services.

Lexis Sites

  • Courtroom Cast: Courtroom Cast provides access to downloadable MP3 files of edited judicial opinions; these are the judicial opinions most commonly assigned to law students and are organized by subject, by many popular casebooks and are searchable by case name.  Courtroom Cast also provides a video library of actual library proceedings (October 2006 - 30 days from the conclusion of the live event).  And finally, Courtroom Cast provides training libraries organized by law school course.  Once students access Courtroom Cast via this link, they will be able to set up their own account using their University of Dayton e-mail.
  • Nexis Uni (ID number required for home users)
  • Lexis Advance (Password Required)
  • LexisNexis Congressional (ID number required for home users)
  • Lexis Nexis Digital Library (UDSL students & faculty)
  • LexisNexis for Law Schools

 Westlaw Sites

Major Legal Databases

The law library provides access to OhioLINK and a number of other databases. Some will require a password and others can only be accessed when connecting from a UD server (UD Only). Students and faculty can obtain passwords from a reference staff member, or they may have already been given to you. UDSL students and faculty can also gain access to most OhioLINK databases when using their own Internet provider.

  • Bloomberg BNA (UD Only):
    • Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) provides legal content and publishes daily, weekly and monthly updates on a variety of topics including: antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, corporate, criminal law, employee benefits, employment and labor, environment and safety, ethics, family law, health law, homeland security, intellectual property, international, international tax, litigation, product liability, securities and corporate responsibility, tax, trade and commerce.  University of Dayton users may register to receive email updates.
  • Bloomberg Law: (UD Only; password required):
    • Provides comprehensive access to up-to-date legal content as well as daily business news and market information.  Includes legal citator, cases, statutes, news, commentary and analysis, docket searching and transactional information.  Available to University of Dayton Law students, faculty and staff via individual password.
  • CALI Lessons: Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction; more than 270 interactive lessons and tutorials. Registration required; contact library staff.
    • Please Note: CALI has banned all accounts affiliated with Hotmail email addresses. Users with such accounts can email CALI with an alternative email address or create a new account. Creating a new account will cause a user to lose all access to previous lesson information. For more information, read the notice from CALI.
  • Electronic Journal Center: Full text articles dealing with politics, political science and law (via OhioLink)

  • Hein Online: (UD Only):
    • Online searchable, legal research collection includes Law Journal Library of U.S. and foreign titles providing comprehensive coverage, Congressional Record bound volumes, U.S. Reports, state statutes and session laws, legal classics, world famous trials, the United Nations and League of Nations Treaty Series, U.S. Treaties, the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations and various, specialized collections.
  • LLMC (Law Library Microform Consortium)(UD Only):  LLMC is a non-profit cooperative of libraries dedicated to the twin goals of preserving legal titles and government documents, while making copies inexpensively available digitally.

  • Making of Modern Law
  • National Consumer Law Center - this link will take you to the page; you may have to click the "login" in button in the upper right corner. ISP validation for UD Campus users.

  • Quimbee (must create account using your "" email):  Provides access to a searchable database of case briefs, video lessons, practice exams with model answer and a bank of multiple-choice exam questions

  • Verdict Search (contact a Zimmerman Law Library Reference Librarian for access)

  • West Academic Study Aids (UD Only):
    • An online subscription based service that provides electronic access to hundreds of study aids and allows you to take notes, highlight, "mark up" your study aids and create a list of favorite study aids for easy access.

    • Personalize your experience by creating a West Academic account.
      Creating a West Academic account allows you to take notes, highlight, save favorites, download titles for
      offline access, and more.
      1. Go to
      2. Click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
      3. Please use your school email address
      4. Setup your account and verify your email address
      Once your account is properly set-up, you can log-in independently from your school’s network.
      For Guest Access
      When you are on campus, simply click the study aids link on your library homepage or go to
      When you are off campus, access is available by signing into your school network (proxy server or VPN)

      Need help? Contact West Academic Technical Support at 877-888-1330, select option #4 or email
  • Wolters Kluwer Study Aids
Zimmerman Law Library

Susan Newhart Elliott
Professor & Director of Zimmerman Law Library

Maureen Anderson
Professor & Assistant Director for Public Services

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