Services for Law Faculty: Electronic Resources

Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg Law * Other Databases * B.U. Catalog *eJournals * CALI Lessons * Research Guides

Steven Ellis (, x8-6748 ) provides faculty support for Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law, such as assisting with custom logins, adding a shortcut to the services to your computer, and troubleshooting any access or printing issues. 

Licensed Databases

The library licenses resources from hundreds of providers.  The majority of these resources may be accessed locally or remotely by using the customized links on the library web pages and authenticating using your BU login name and Kerberos password.

An alphabetical list of databases and subject guides to electronic resources provide access to products licensed by the law school.  For non-legal materials, the University library maintains a similar alphabetical list of databases at their website.   Subject access to materials in non-law academic disciplines is best accomplished using BU library research guides.

B.U. Catalog

The University’s library catalog  may be used to identify materials in the law library collection and at other campus libraries. 

Electronic Journals

The University licenses over 45,000 electronic journals, many in PDF format.  Approximately 4000 of these e-journals are law-related.  Most e-journals may be accessed from any location using your BU login name and Kerberos password.

CALI Lessons

As a member of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, the library offers the complete CALI library of research exercises to complement classroom instruction.  Please contact the reference desk for the faculty authorization code.

Pappas Law Library Research Guides

The legal information librarians have compiled online guides for topical legal research. For a complete listing see research guides.

updated: August 2013