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

Bobbi-Jean Ludwig ludwigbj at unk.edu
Thu Dec 6 08:18:13 PST 2018


I definitely have to second, or third HeinOnline.  At my previous university, we cancelled LexisNexis when it was switching to NexisUNI and replaced it with HeinOnline.  At my current place, we've added it, but are probably not yet at the point where can cancel NexisUNI, even though I would love to!

HeinOnline is definitely more user-friendly than NexisUNI, and they are great to work with!

Bobbi-Jean Ludwig, MLIS
Coordinator for Library Technology Services & E-Resources Librarian
Calvin T. Ryan Library - University of Nebraska - Kearney
2508 11th Avenue
Kearney, NE  68849-2240
email:  ludwigbj at unk.edu  phone: 308-865-8585

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of van Sickle, Jennifer
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 11:04 AM
To: eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Subject: [Eril-l] FW: alternative to WestLaw or Lexis?

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<mailto:Jennifer.vansickle at trincoll.edu>

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org<mailto: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<mailto:bmjohns at SVSU.edu>>; ERIL-L <eril-l at lists.eril-l.org<mailto: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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