This Week in the Law Library …

This week in the Law Library we’re wrapping up exams with a last look at our exam study aids; looking ahead to summer and graduate Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law access; watching Ohio Supreme Court oral arguments; and celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.

Law Library Exam Study Resources

Selected Subject Specific Study Aid Resources for Spring 2021 Exams

Looking for a specific study aid for subjects being tested for this semester? You can find our study aids by type or by subject on the Exam Study Guide. Also, take a look at some of our other blog posts:

Selected Subject Specific Study Aids for the First Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Selected Subject Specific Study Aids for the Second Week of Spring 2021 Exams

Looking for tips on taking and preparing for exams? Check out our past blog posts:

Study Aids to Help You with Different Exam Formats & Study Aids for Exam Review

Study Tips & Law Library Resources for Outlining

Accessing Law Library Study Aids


If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian.

Lexis OverDrive

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

West Academic

To create an account, click the Create an Account link at the top right corner of the Study Aids Subscription page. Use your UC email as the email address. Once you have filled in the required information to set up an account, you will need to verify your email address (they will send you a confirmation email that you will need answer to verify the email address — be sure and check your junk mail). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through

Wolters Kluwer

The Wolters Kluwer study aids are impacted by the change to access e-resources. If you access them from our website or one of our guides you don’t need to do anything. If you have linked to study aids from this particular collection, you will need to change the link by January. The old link will work through December.

Video on using WK study aids

Access to Lexis, Westlaw, & Bloomberg Law for Summer or After Graduation

Summer 2021 Access


If you’re already registered for Lexis, you don’t need to do anything else to get Summer Access. Access is unlimited for any purpose.


You can use Westlaw over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

  • Summer coursework
  • Research assistant assignments
  • Law Review or Journal research
  • Moot Court research
  • Non-Profit work
  • Clinical work
  • Externship sponsored by the school

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

If your workplace has a Bloomberg Law account, you are expected to use that, but there are no restrictions on your student Bloomberg accounts over the summer.

Post Graduation Access


When you graduate, you’ll automatically have seamless Lexis+ access for 6 months, excluding public records. Continue to use your law school username and password while you prepare for the bar exam and employment. Plus, access exclusive resources and a Rewards program for graduates.

Lexis Aspire Program

Any graduating student who has verifiable employment with a non-profit organization can apply via Lexis ASPIRE program for 12 months of free Lexis access. Students can visit for details on either of these offers.You’ll also have access to exclusive resources related to the transition from law school to employment and a Graduate Rewards Program.


May 2021 Graduates will see grad access info when they sign on to the Westlaw Law School Portal. Access is “normal” until May 31st. Starting June 1-Nov 30th graduates will have 60 hours of usage per month for 6 months. Direct link to extend for grad access is

All graduates will also automatically retain access to a number of job searching databases for 18-months following graduation for 1-hour a month. Please contact the Westlaw Representative for more information.

B-Law (Bloomberg Law)

2021 Graduating students will have unlimited and unrestricted Bloomberg access until Nov. 30, 2021.


May Is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This month we’re celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month! After decades of celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week, Congress finally passed Public Law 102-450 which annually designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

5 Resources to Learn More About Asian American and Pacific Islanders in/and the Law:

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