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Bloomberg, Lexis, and Westlaw Tutorials

Resources for the top commercial legal databases

Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg BNA)

Once you've signed on to Bloomberg Law, you can access their tutorial videos in the Bloomberg Law Help Center.

Once in the Help Center, navigate to Videos using the left hand column. The most useful videos for beginning users can be found in the Getting Started Videos, Court Opinions and Legislative tabs.

Sample Lessons on Bloomberg Law 

  • What can I search on Bloomberg Law?
  • How Do I Select Sources?
  • How Can I Retrieve an Opinion with Citation or Name?
  • How Do I Search the U.S. Code?

Running time: 2:08 minutes

Created/updated: March 2019
Last reviewed: March 2019

Lexis (LexisAdvance)

To access all of the LexisAdvance Tutorials, you will not have to enter your Lexis password.

Examples of Lexis Tutorials

  • Getting Started with LexisAdvance
  • Overview of the Shepard's Citation Services
  • Working with Search Results
  • Searching
  • Using LexisAdvance Alerts

Westlaw

To access all of the Westlaw Tutorials, you will have to register with your Westlaw password and e-mail address.

Sample Lessons on Westlaw

  • What's New on Westlaw
  • Getting Started on Westlaw
  • Finding Documents by Title or Citation
  • Find and Print
  • Searching with Terms and Connectors
  • Searching with Natural Language
  • Searching with KeySearch

In addition, Westlaw makes all of their User Guides available online as well. These guides provide detailed instructions on General Research Topics, as well as Advanced Legal Research, TWEN and specific Practice Areas.

Running time: 1:30 minutes

Created/updated: April 2019
Last reviewed: April 2019