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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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Other Guides & Resources

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Library databases require user authentication.

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

What's New!

May 10: The Library authentication issue has now been resolved. Apologies for any problems this might have caused. Moving forward, we strongly recommend using SSO as your primary method of logging in.

May 7: Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, so we put together an online display of the latest books focused on teaching and learning! Current and future educators, take a look here.

Apr. 26: Want to increase engagement and bring new energy to your presentations? Our latest blog post covers some of our favorite online, collaborative tools. Give them a try!

Apr. 21: Check out our new tutorial on how you can search for news in the Nexis Uni database (which is replacing LexisNexis).

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