[Eril-l] FW: alternative to WestLaw or Lexis?

van Sickle, Jennifer Jennifer.vanSickle at trincoll.edu
Wed Dec 5 09:03:35 PST 2018

We are very happy with  HeinOnline.  They're an excellent value for the content we get, and it's definitely student-friendly.  We also have Lexis-Nexis/Nexis UNI, which is very heavily used.

Jennifer L. van Sickle M.L.S.
Science and Electronic Resources Librarian
Trinity College Library
300 Summit St.
Hartford, CT USA 06106


Jennifer.vansickle at trincoll.edu

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of Wardzala, Susan
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:21 AM
To: Beth M. Johns <bmjohns at SVSU.edu>; ERIL-L <eril-l at lists.eril-l.org>
Subject: Re: [Eril-l] alternative to WestLaw or Lexis?

Hi Beth,

I am not sure if this is geared enough to undergrads, but I really like HeinOnline for legal/government sources.


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From: "Beth M. Johns" <bmjohns at SVSU.edu<mailto:bmjohns at SVSU.edu>>
Date: 12/5/18 8:10 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: ERIL-L <eril-l at lists.eril-l.org<mailto:eril-l at lists.eril-l.org>>
Subject: [Eril-l] alternative to WestLaw or Lexis?

Hi -- this is a long shot since legal materials tend to be rather unique, but I thought I'd try.

Is there an alternative to WestLaw or Lexis that really focuses on undergraduates who are probably not going to law school for the most part?

The reason I ask is that I am really tired of dealing with arrogance at WestLaw. We briefly had access to Lexis a few years ago and encountered the same arrogance. They are really very focused on law schools and law firms and not particularly interested in undergraduate education. That's my feeling anyway.

I'm just trying to see what is out there -- with maybe somewhat comparable content.


Beth M. Johns, MLIS

E-Resources Librarian

Saginaw Valley State University

Melvin J. Zahnow Library
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