Services for Law Part-Time Faculty: Alerting Services

LexisNexis and Westlaw may be used to create automated searches with results delivered based on a schedule and format that you choose.  The instructions and tutorials listed below detail how to set up alerts in these services.  Please contact a reference librarian for assistance with these or other alerting services.
Lexis Advance: Alerts and Shepard’s Alert
WestlawNext: WestClip and Keycite Alert
Current Law Reviews, compiled by the Pappas Law Library, contains the contents pages of scholarly law reviews and journals received during the previous week.  Each article is linked to its web-accessible PDF.   
In addition, Current Index to Legal Periodicals is published weekly by the University of Washington and serves as an advance sheet to the Index to Legal Periodicals.  You can have this delivered weekly using a Westlaw Alert.  
Legal news from Bloomberg BNA, Intelliconnect (CCH), and Law360 are available via weekday or weekly email alerts.  Your librarian liaison can assist you with setting up these alerting services.
Bloomberg BNA email notifications:  Daily and weekly alerts covering 20 major topical areas.  By signing up to receive these alerts using your BU email address, you will receive highlights that easily link back to full text results accessible via your BU email login.
Tracker News (CCH) via IntelliConnect: Provides email alerts in various topical areas covering business and finance, health law, labor and employment, tax and more.  First time BU IntelliConnect users will need to create an account. 
Law360 email alerts:  Provides weekday alerts in the areas of appellate practice, bankruptcy, competition, contracts, corporate finance, employment, energy, environmental law, financial services, health, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, products liability, securities, technology and top general news. 
RSS feeds may be used to follow blogs of interest or to receive alerts from Law360 or TrackerNews via IntelliConnect.  Contact the legal information librarians (lawlib@bu.edu, 617-353-3151 ask for reference) for assistance in setting up alerting services and RSS feeds.
Our page on Finding News and Keeping Current as a Lawyer provides more information about using RSS feeds for these services as well as RSS feeds for federal legal information.   Updated: August 2014