The Ross-Blakley Law Library staff is available to help you whether you are on campus or far from Phoenix. You can reach us at the following phone numbers:
Reference assistance is available via phone and electronically through the Email a Librarian service. Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students are encouraged to continue making appointments with our reference librarians to discuss legal research and resources. We can conduct our meetings over the phone or via Zoom.
Some textbook publishers are offering free eBook access to their textbooks to support students who have purchased the physical print version of a book but are unable to get to it because of school closures, travel restrictions, or quarantine. Please check the spine of your book to determine its publisher and then follow the directions below if you would like to request a free digital copy of your textbook.
Wolters Kluwer, Aspen, Carolina Academic Press, and Others:
Students can gain immediate access to eBooks (including textbooks) by making an account on Vital Source. Vital Source also has study guides and books from other publishers so it’s worth checking if you need digital access to a book and can’t find it through ASU libraries or the Law Library's digital Study Aids.
Navigate here: https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/signin
You should not be charged anything, asked for a credit card, or asked to put in any sensitive information. Just create an account and you’ve got your books.
West Academic (including Foundation Press):
West Academic is providing complimentary access to their Assessment Platform and also providing complimentary access to eBook textbooks.
Follow the steps listed below in order to activate your Complimentary eBooks access:
West Academic has also given free access to their Assessment Platform – please follow the directions on this Google Document.
This is a new, premium study-aid for students that covers all 1L subjects (and many 2/3L subjects). It gives you access to digital MBE’s practice, practice essays (with annotated answers), etc. It’s a useful tool to practice testing. Access to this will end on June 1, 2020.
Lexis bases its access to free digital textbooks on a title-by-title decision. To determine if your book qualifies, call 800-833-9844.
As a member of the ASU community you have access to a tremendous number of resources for digital information. We encourage you to utilize these tools to support your learning while classes are being taught through online platforms.
The ASU Library Catalog provides access to over one million eBooks.
Electronic Study Aids
The resources listed below are a great place to get subject-specific information, sample multiple choice questions, and practice essay prompts for all your classes.
Legal Research Guides
As always, the Law Library's subject-specific research guides can be accessed remotely. Some of the most well-utilized guides are listed below, and the full list of guides can be accessed here.
The Law Library provides access to a number of legal databases in addition to Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg. The databases listed below are excellent resources for historical and current legal information.
Interdisciplinary Research Databases
ASU Library offers a myriad of subscription databases covering all academic disciplines, including the sciences, journalism, humanities, gender studies, and sustainability. Content ranges from ancient texts to modern documentaries and cutting-edge scholarship.