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

What's New!

Jan. 14: Just a reminder to all that the Library will be closed on Monday, 1/16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan. 12: Great news everyone! You now have access to APA Style Central through the Library. In addition to containing an electronic version of the APA manual, you will also find sample papers, templates, quick guides, and tutorials. Papers written in APA Style Central can be checked for common APA errors. Please note that you will need to create a personal account to manage your own papers and references. Check it out here!

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