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Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law Training

Tips, information and videos to help you get started

Welcome

Welcome

This guide contains registration tips for the Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law legal research databases, as well as vendor-provided materials and information about training sessions as they become available. 

This guide is intended for Harvard Law School students only.  Faculty, staff and other Harvard affiliates should contact research@law.harvard.edu for assistance. 

Incoming 1Ls, Transfers, LLMs and SJDs:   Please look for an email from the library (sent by Research Librarian Catherine Biondo) during the week of August 23, 2021 containing your personal database registration codes.  The email will be sent to the HLS email address you have on file with the Registrar's office.  If you do not see it, please first check spam, and then email research@law.harvard.edu. 

General Tips for Registration

  • Always use your HLS email address to register for databases, as well as to sign up for tours and classes on the Research Training Calendar.  Your HLS email address identifies you to the vendor as an HLS student, and helps expedite registration. And, it's where Zoom links for training classes are sent.
  • Take note of the usernames and passwords you create.  The library does not have access to your usernames and passwords.  If you forget them, you will need to contact the vendors directly.
  • Phone numbers are usually optional.  If you are prompted to enter one on a registration form in order to complete your registration, but you do not have a 10-digit number, you may enter 999-999-9999.

Training Sessions

Training Sessions

Introductory and ongoing vendor training sessions will be posted here and on our Research Training Calendar as they become available. Click on the links there, or under "Upcoming Events" below, to sign up.

At this time, no sessions will take place on the HLS campus.  All sessions will be conducted online.   

NOTE:  Training sessions may be geared toward a particular group (such as 1Ls) or focus on a particular topic, but anyone (LLMs, Transfers, etc) may attend.

Lexis

Lexis Registration

To register for Lexis, go to https://register.lexisnexis.com/.  

Enter your name and HLS student email address on the first page, along with the HLS registration code you received in your library email. On the second page, please be sure to select the radio button for “Student,” and then select your appropriate program term (e.g. 3 years).  Check out the attached flyer for further information.

Once you’ve registered your Lexis+ ID, you can start using Lexis+ right away for legal research at https://plus.lexis.com or start at the Lexis lawschool homepage at www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool to find links specifically for HLS law students. Information about how to reach your HLS Lexis student reps, and links to orientation and training sessions, will also appear on the lawschool homepage.

For further assistance, contact our Lexis account representative, Stacy Sanchez: stacy.sanchez@lexisnexis.com

1Ls ONLY:  Visit the Lexis 1L Thrive page and order your free 1L Thrive Crate with welcome gifts.  Check out the attached flyer for more information.

Class Prep Resources

Exam Prep Resources

Legal Memo Research

Westlaw

Westlaw Registration

To register for Westlaw, go to https://lawschool.thomsonreuters.com/register/.  Check out the video below for further tips, or click on the attachment below for a quick QR code.  

For further assistance, please contact our account representative, Mark Frongillo:  mark.frongillo@thomsonreuters.com

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law Registration

To register for Bloomberg Law, go to https://profile.bna.com/bloomberglaw-activate/.  

For further assistance, please contact our account representative, Warda Khan:  wkhan@bloombergindustry.com. 

Getting Help

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Email: research@law.harvard.edu

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