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Legal Writing


ASU Library One Search
Users who are logged in through ASURITE may save their searches with all filters by clicking on the pushpin graphic titled "Save query" at the top of the search results. Then, by clicking on another pushpin icon at the top of the screen to the left of the chat button, users may see their favorites, including a tab for saved searches. In this tab, users may click the bell icon to receive email notifications of changes to their search results, including new titles, or they may click on the RSS icon (to the left of the bell icon) to receive notifications in their RSS feed.

CILP (Current Index to Legal Periodicals)
This resource available on HeinOnline lists new articles in law journals each week, arranging the titles by subject matter, so researchers can find the very latest commentary in their fields. The SmartCILP feature enables users to subscribe to alerts to keep them informed of the newest articles in particular publications or subjects.

Google Scholar 
This free, public resource gathering academic materials provides alerts based on researchers' search terms. To set an alert, click on the three lines at the top left of the page and then click on alerts. Then click Create Alert and set search terms that will be the focus of materials delivered to your email. 

Researchers logged into their MyEBSCO pages to set up emailed search alerts in EbscoHost databases. From a search results page, readers can find "E-mail Alert" by clicking the share link.

Researchers may create search alerts to be notified when new articles match their search criteria. To set an alert, run a search and click on Set up Alert from the results page. Researchers may select how frequently they receive email alerts.

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint
Researchers may opt in to receiving articles tracking tax and regulatory changes. 

Science Direct/Elsevier
Researchers may save search alerts by clicking on the "save search alert" icon on any search results page. 

This vast collection of materials including academic publications provides Electronic Table of Contents alerts and the Current Index to Legal Periodicals to help researchers keep track of new academic writing. To follow your eTOC alerts, login to or create a My Hein account by clicking here, toward the top center of the page. When you are logged in, you can navigate to any of the specific publications that HeinOnline collects, including the Law Journal Library shown here. If we navigate to Arizona State Law Journal and click on it, there is a button here to Create eTOC alert and get new content from the ASLJ delivered to My Hein. You can also click the button next to it to get new content delivered to your RSS feed.

Users can track particular authors in HeinOnline by navigating to an author’s page from search results and clicking on the bell icon at the top right of the screen. There, users can choose to receive notifications when an author adds new content, when an article cites the author’s content, or when a case cites the author’s content.

This resource dedicated to hosting early drafts of academic articles provides subscriptions to journals and research networks dedicated to particular subject matter, including law, to which individual researchers with active SSRN accounts may subscribe to receive notifications. Be aware that not all subscriptions will be free.

Legal News

ASU users can access while on campus as well as through their Lexis accounts.

Law360 readers may sign up for newsletter alerts of new articles within each Law360 section or materials pertaining to particular law firms by clicking on bell icons and following the prompts. Content may also be delivered via RSS feeds. 

All Bloomberg Law resources require a Bloomberg Law password for access.

Bloomberg Law News 
The Subscription & Alert Management page enables researchers to subscribe to curated newsletters on a variety of subject areas within law and business. 

  • Bloomberg also enables users to create alerts based on a researcher's search terms by clicking on "create alert" from a search results page.

Trackers from Bloomberg Law provide summaries and commentary on actions affecting fields such as corporate & securities law and health law.

All Lexis resources require a Lexis password for acces.

Lexis News and Legal News enable users to set alerts based on their search terms, which produce future articles containing the same or similar language.

All Westlaw resources require a Westlaw password for access.

Daily Briefings
From Westlaw's Home, choose Secondary Sources, then Legal Newspapers & Newsletters. Navigate to the "W" section for various Westlaw Daily Briefings.

Westlaw Today
This resource enables researchers to set up email notifications for subject categories of their choice. Scroll down the home page to find the "Subscribe to receive daily email notifications" box. Click on "Manage subscription." Then enter your email and click on the check boxes to select the content you wish to receive. You can also follow companies and choose whether to receive news and/or docket information. It also supports RSS feeds.

Bulletins & Topical Highlights
From Westlaw's Home, choose Secondary Sources, then Legal Newspapers & Newsletters. There, under the box to the right titled Tools & Resources, click on Westlaw Bulletins & Topical Highlights.