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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!

Jun. 24: We've posted a new story to our blog for Library Inked, a project that highlights proud library users with tattoos. Read it and watch the interview here!

Jun. 19: Congratulations to all of our graduates! It's such an amazing and rewarding day when we finally get to see you walk. Check out this awesome view of Commencement from the press box!

Jun. 10: JSTOR, one of our favorite databases for arts and sciences, has a cool new beta feature called Text Analyzer. Simply upload a document to find related articles and books! Give it a try here.

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