Role of the Law Library
The law library understands the importance for faculty members to stay current in the areas of law in which they specialize. The law library staff can assist you in determining the best strategy to fit your needs, including source selection, frequency, delivery method, etc. Please contact your liaison to discuss your needs.
Research Service Alerts - Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg
The law library frequently sets up Alerts for faculty members via WestlawNext. If you are interested in exploring the Alerts function, the library staff can offer training on Alerts. To get started on your own in WestlawNext, click on Alerts in the upper right corner, and then Create New Alert.
Similar functions are available in Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law. In addition, Bloomberg Law offers a docket tracking function, for up to date information regarding pending litigation. Please contact your liaison with any questions about Bloomberg Law or to request additional training.
Updates from Other Sources
There are many other updating services that the library can assist you with setting up, including:
SmartCILP is a service offered via the Gallagher Law Library at the University of Washington, which provides e-mail updates to the Current Index of Legal Periodicals, based on personalized profiles. Options are available to customize personal profiles based on Topic Headings, Subject Headings, and Journal Title. SmartCILP is a fee-based service. Accordingly, faculty members are encouraged to contact a their liaison regarding setting up a profile, as an authorization code is required. To view the options available, click here to jump to the SmartCILP user profile options page.
LSN (Legal Scholarship Network) E-Journals
LSN is also a fee-based service, and is affiliated with SSRN. The E-Journals provide email notifications of newly received SSRN papers on a variety of different topics. To the view the options available, click here. As with SmartCILP, faculty members are encouraged to contact their liaison regarding setting up subscriptions.