Using the West Study Aids Collection

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Did you know that the law library provides access to more than 500 online study aids to Carolina Law students and faculty? Well, we do! We provide access for the law school community to the online West Study Aids collection which includes study aids from most areas of the law.

Starting this academic year, there are some changes to the way you find and use these study aid e-books. First, you can view the entire collection from any law library computer by visiting this URL. If you are using the eduroam wifi connection or are accessing the study aids from any other computer, you will be prompted to enter your Onyen and password and will then be granted access to the entire collection.

If you are interested in adding notes or annotations to a particular resource, you’ll need to create a separate login ID from within the West Academic site. The process for doing this is pretty straightforward and can usually be completed in under five minutes.

You can also access individual titles from the study aids collection using the UNC Libraries catalog search. You can visit the law library website or to access the catalog, where you’ll be able to enter the title of the study aid you’re looking for. For instance, let’s say you’re looking for “Torts in a Nutshell” – just type in the title to the catalog search box and then open the catalog record page for the e-book. Clicking on the link next to the words “Online Access” will take you directly to the resource within the study aids collection.

Of course, we have many of these titles available in print form for in-library use -- shelves are located in between the Circulation and Reference desks. If you run into any problems accessing the digital study aids collections, please contact our Electronic Resources Librarian, Donna Nixon (

Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. August 25, 2016 9:23 AM
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