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Study! Outline! Exams!

Covers of various study aid books

Need a little perspective on a complex issue in torts or contracts or evidence? Hit a thorny topic while working on your outlines and need some help fleshing it out? Need a little help practicing for exams? The library provides a variety of study resources that can help. 

The library’s collection provides RWU law students 24/7/365 access to the eBook collections of three major providers of study resources: Lexis DigitalWest Academic, and Wolters Kluwer. Many of the titles are also available in print on Reserve in the library.

Perspective & Explanation

As you review your class materials and what has been covered in class, the resources listed below are excellent sources for those extra bits a guidance and information that can make the difference in placing the content in context and filling any gaps in your notes. There are different series from each publisher. Each has a different style. By using the collection from the library, you can find the resource that meshes best with the mix of how each class was taught and your own learning style.

Useful series to add perspective and provide additional explanation on topics are:

Lexis Digital Library: Understanding series, Mastering series

West Academic Study Aids: Concepts and Insights series, Concise Hornbooks, Hornbooks, Law Stories, Short & Happy Guides, and Sum & Substance Audio 

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids: Glannon Guides, Inside series, Jumpstart series

Exam Practice

As exams approach, you may also be looking for resources which have aspects that provide assistance with preparing for exams. These are some of the series that you may find useful:

RWU Digital Library: Questions & Answers series 

West Academic Study Aids: Acing series, Exam Pro series 

Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids: Examples & Explanations, Friedman’s Practice Series

Of course, don’t forget that you can always reach out to the Academic Success team for assistance also if you need help.

Study Aids Guides

To find out which titles are available for specific law school classes, visit the Library’s Study Aids page. If you need more help figuring out which study aid might best fit your needs, reach out to your law librarians at Ask a Librarian!

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