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Paralegal Studies Resources: Getting Started

Core Databases

The following core databases cover Legal subjects, and are only available to students in the Paralegal program. Contact your instructor to receive the accounts.

The following databases cover Legal subjects, and are available on the Library website

Search LexisNexis Academic

Search Legal Cases on LexisNexis Academic
 

To search a specific field, use CITE() for citations and NAME() for party name.
For example, to search for Roe v. Wade, search NAME(Roe) AND NAME(Wade).

Search News on LexisNexis Academic
 

To search a specific field, use HLEAD() for headlines and lead paragraphs.
You can also use PUBLICATION() for newspapers and DATE() for dates.

Search Company Dossiers on LexisNexis Academic
 

Enter a company name in the search box. This search only returns Company Dossier snapshots.
For other Dossier functionality like "Create a Company List", click on the tabs post-search.

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Library databases require user authentication.

  • ID: 9-digit NU ID Number
  • Password: 6-digit birth date  (MMDDYY)

What's New!

Apr. 25: This week is Money Smart Week, so we'll be holding a series of events in the Library to help you get smart with your money. Find out more and RSVP here!

Apr. 18: Researching hot topics and recent issues? Check out CQ Researcher! This databases offers in-depth, investigative reports on many important issues. Learn more here.

Apr. 15: The Library will remain open tomorrow on Easter Sunday for our normal hours of operation. You might even spot a bunny or two (in the parking lot, anyway). Feel free to stop by! Library staff will be accepting any sweets that come our way.

Mar. 28: We've just released the Spring 2017 edition of the Library Times. You'll find some of the latest news, updates, and more from the Library. We hope you like it! Pick up a paper copy in the Library, or check out the digital version here.

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