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Law School Digital Study Guides: Law School Digital Study Guides

Description of online digital and e-book study guides suitable for law school courses.

About this guide

In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 publishers are providing resources to UIC JMLS students so they can continue their studies remotely. Please let the library know what resources you find most helpful and give us any other feedback you have.

LexisNexis Digital Library - Study Guide Collection (Trial until May 27, 2020)

Lexis Lexis is providing the UIC John Marshall community  trial access to the NexisLexis Digital Library. After the trial ends the UIC JMLS Library will subscribe subscribe to the Q&A Series, Understanding Series, and selected other titles.

The trial LexisNexis Digital Library includes numerous Carolina Academic Press (CAP) study guides such as:

 

The Understanding Series, e.g., Understanding Torts - Concise treatises on various legal areas of law

The Q&A series -  Sample multiple choice and short answer exam questions with detailed explanatory answers

The Mastering Series - Checklist oriented study guides providing roadmaps to various legal subjects

The Skills and Values Series - Books linking legal concepts to practical application in simulated attorney client interactions

CAP casebooks, Mathew Bender titles,  and other Study Guides

 

image of Undertand Torts treatiseimage of Q&A Contracts Book study guideImage of Matering Criminal Law study guideimage of Q&A Constitional Law study guide

Study guides in the LexisNexis Digital Library are versions of the study guides published in print by Carolina Academic Press. The books can be downloaded and read offline with the LexisNexis Digital Library App available in the Apple or Google Play app stores. The digital books can  also be annotated with saved notes and highlighting.

To download and install one of the Apps on a portable device please contact the library (library@jmls.edu) and ask for the Organization Code.

Nota bene : Annotations and highlighting will not be saved after May 27. Print out the annotations if you want to save them after May 27.

Wolter Kluwer Online Study Guide (available until June 30, 2020)

Wolter Kluwer is providing the UIC JMLS community access to the Wolter Kluwer Online Study Library until June 30, 2020.

The Study Library consists of numerous digital versions of titles published by Wolter Kluwer/Aspen. These include:

Emanuel Law Outlines series - Black letter law covering material from most casebooks with topic summaries

Emanuel Crunchtime series - Capsule summaries of legal topics, flowcharts, and sample exams with accompanying answers

Examples and Explanations series - This series sets out hypothetical fact patterns. It then poses questions about the fact patterns and follows with detailed and integrated answers as the fact patterns are developed.

Glannon Guides - Detailed explanations of legal concepts with analysis of possible answers to common questions

Inside Series - The series consists of visually oriented study guides. They include roadmaps, charts, diagrams, and checklists to organize topics

The Wolter Kluwer Online Study Library also includes treaties as well as audio and video study aids

 

Image of Glannon Guide to Contracts study guideimage of Emanuel Cruchtime guide to civil procedureimage of Emanuel Law Outline for evidence study guideimage Inside Civil Procedure study guide

 

Students can access the Wolter Kluwer Online Study Library by using the UIC JMLS institutional id at https://ebooks.aspenlaw.com . After entering the portal students can register for Individual account logins. Please contact the library (library@jmls.edu)  for the UIC JMLS institutional id.

Resources on the  Wolter Kluwer Online Study Library can also be used off-line on portable devices after downloading the IPublish Reader Central app. Once registered, users can save personal annotations and highlighting made on the study guides.

Nota bene : Annotations and highlighting will not be saved after June 30. Print out the annotations if you want to save them after June 30.

Request a Research Appointment

Need more help? Reference librarians are available to meet with JMLS students in one-on-one sessions (or in small groups) to discuss research strategies, recommend relevant resources or review specific topics of legal research. 

Contact library@jmls.edu with the subject you're researching and when you would like to meet. A librarian will get back to you to set up an appointment. We ask that you request your appointment at least 2 days in advance, but remember that you can always stop by the reference desk for immediate help with a quick research question.