Casebooks, Bluebooks, & Study Aids

Although the Law Library facility is closed, librarians working remotely are still available to help you. Reference librarians are available from 9am-5pm every weekday. To contact them, please email lawref@wfu.edu, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We know that many students do not have their casebooks with them. To help with this, we have arranged with the major casebook publishers to provide e-book or online access to casebooks and study aids for the rest of this term. Publisher-specific instructions can be found below. If you have questions or problems accessing this material, please email lawref@wfu.edu.

Wolters Kluwer and Aspen – also includes WK study aids such as the E&E series

Wolters Kluwer is providing temporary access to their casebooks through the VitalSource Helps Program. Follow these instructions to create your Bookshelf account. Downloads are limited to 7 Bookshelf titles per student. This access will expire on May 25, 2020.

  1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  2. Create a Bookshelf account, or login if already have one.
    Note: you must use your @wfu.edu email address
  3. Once logged in, click the Explore tab in the upper-left of the screen
  4. You may also download Bookshelf apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, Mac, and PC.Questions? See Bookshelf’s FAQ and their Getting Started sites.
  5. Contact Wolters Kluwer at 1-800-234-1660 if you have trouble finding your casebook through Vital Source.

Study Aids

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library is available from now through July 1, 2020.

  1. Go to http://go.libproxy.wakehealth.edu/login?url=http://ebooks.aspenlaw.com
  2. Log in with your Wake Forest username and password
  3. Start browsing or search for a title
  4. You can register to create an account in order to save bookmarks, notes and highlights.

West Academic

  1. You must first have a West Academic account (this not Westlaw; similar names, different companies). You may already have an individual account through our West Academic Study Aids subscription (you needed one in order to download a study aid), in which case use that account. If not, create an account here, https://eproducts.westacademic.com/
  2. Contact West Academic and ask to set up your individual ebook. Call 877.888.1330
  3. No proof of prior purchase is required

Study Aids

Students have been granted access to West Study Aids through the end of the semester.

  1. Go to http://go.libproxy.wakehealth.edu/login?url=https://subscription.westacademic.com/
  2. Log in with your Wake Forest username and password
  3. Start browsing or search for a title
  4. To create a West Academic account click ‘Create an Account’ in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts
  5. Set up your account, sign-in and verify your law school email address.

Carolina Academic Press

Carolina Academic Press is also providing temporary access to their casebooks and selected supplements and guides through the VitalSource Helps Program. Follow these instructions to create your Bookshelf account. Downloads are limited to 7 Bookshelf titles per student.

  1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
  2. Create a Bookshelf account, or login if already have one. Note: you must use your @wfu.edu email address
  3. Once logged in, click the Explore tab in the upper-left of the screen
  4. You may also download Bookshelf apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, Mac, and PC.Questions? See Bookshelf’s FAQ and their Getting Started sites.

LexisNexis Law Publishing

Lexis Publishing is offering some title-by-title access to individuals when contacted directly. Individual students must call 1-800-833-9844 to see if they are eligible. We will update this information if this process changes.

The Bluebook

The editors of the Bluebook have made the online version of the Bluebook available to any law student who does not already have their own physical or online copy. This emergency access will last for 60 days. Every first-year student has received an email containing a registration key. (There are a limited number of keys available for upper-level students, please email lawref@wfu.edu to request one.)

Here is how to set up your 60-day subscription to the Bluebook Online:

  1. Go to http://www.legalbluebook.com/, then enter your key where it says “Bluebook Key Redemption”
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up a username (unique and active email address) and password.

The key is only used once; to set up account access. From that point forward, you access your account with your username and password (you may have to first log out and then log back in). The subscription will remain active for 60 days from the date you redeem the key on the website.

CALI

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is providing temporary access to their library of over 1,000 interactive legal tutorials written by law professors and geared towards law students.

1Ls , 2Ls and new faculty:
In order to register, go to the CALI website, www.cali.org and click “Register” at the top right of the page. Proceed to create your unique username and password. You will be asked to provide an authorization code. Our code is WAKEFOstu226.

3Ls and Faculty who had passwords:
If you are a 3L or faculty member who was at the law school in 2017 you should have a CALI login. You can retrieve your password using “forgot password”. First, go to www.cali.org. Click the link at the top right to “Login”. Your username was, and still is, your email address. Input your username and click “forgot password”. You’ll receive an email with instructions for resetting your password. If prompts for a school code enter “WAKEFOfac226″.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is currently offering free access to Cambridge Core Reference materials through May. This package includes legal textbooks and reference titles. Note that not all titles on the site are accessible. Available titles will have a green check mark next to “Access.”

  1. Log in to the WFU VPN client with Cisco AnyConnect. If you need instructions for installing and using VPN go to: https://helpdesk.law.wfu.edu/support/solutions/articles/4000137988-using-remote-access-vpn
  2. When you’re connected to the VPN go to https://www.cambridge.org/core/browse-subjects.
  3. Search for a title or browse by subject. Look for titles with a green “Access” designation.