Student Newsletter for May, 2017

Using the Law Library during Finals

May 01, 2017

As finals begin for the College of Law and approach for the rest of the university, the Law Library may be busier than usual.  If other students are talking loudly or otherwise disturbing you, please report the issue to the Circulation Desk.  In turn, please be considerate of those around you.

Summer and Graduate Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw

May 01, 2017

Summer Access for Continuing Students

Bloomberg Law and Lexis Advance offer continued summer access to students for both academic and work purposes.  Summer access to Westlaw, however, is offered in more limited circumstances and must be requested.  Please follow the hyperlinks for more details on summer access to each of these systems.

Graduate Access

Bloomberg Law

Spring 2017 graduates may use their Bloomberg Law IDs for up to six months after graduation. Graduates do not need to register for this access.


Lexis Advance

Spring 2017 graduates will have access to Lexis Advance until 12/31/2017. Graduates do not need to register for this access.

Lexis Rewards points for spring graduates will expire on June 30, 2017. In July, graduates can select a graduation gift from Lexis when logging into their Lexis account at These gifts include a six month subscription to one of the following:

  • Lexis Practice Advisor
  • Law360
  • Lexis for Microsoft Office

ASPIRE for Non-Profit Work

Any spring graduate going into non-profit work may apply for a LexisNexis ASPIRE ID, which lasts for 12 months beyond graduation. Spring grads can go to for more information on how to apply. Please note all applicants will need a letter on the non-profit’s letterhead confirming employment.


Graduating students may apply for post-graduation access to Westlaw. This access is for 60 hours per month, from June through November of the graduation year, regardless of when the extension is granted.

To apply for post-graduation access to Westlaw, please log into Westlaw, and then complete the Grad Survey, available from the main page.

Law Library Material Due Date

May 01, 2017

Law Library materials are due back May 1. You may renew materials in person at the Circulation Desk or online by signing in with your HawkID and password and visiting your library account. Please visit the Circulation Desk with any questions.

Research Questions this Summer

May 01, 2017

As you begin your summer positions, remember that the Law Library is here to help. If you have research questions this summer, please feel free to call the Law Library’s reference line at (319) 335-9005.  While the reference librarians cannot do your research for you, they can discuss strategies and recommend resources to use in your research.

Please also see our Prepare to Practice Research Guide for suggestions on approaching your summer research assignments.

Law Library Summer Hours

May 01, 2017

Summer hours begin Friday, May 12.

Day Time
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Memorial Day (May 29) CLOSED
Independence Day (July 4) CLOSED

Bloomberg Law Changes

May 01, 2017

Bloomberg Law has recently introduced a number of changes. These changes include a new homepage design and new search options. For a brief overview of these changes, please view this video.  

New Bloomberg Law Interface

New Kluwer IP Law Interface

May 01, 2017

Kluwer IP Law has launched a redesigned interface, which includes changes to its search filtering options. For more information on Kluwer IP Law and these changes, please visit this page.

New Kluwer IP Law Interface

New Electronic Resources

May 01, 2017

The Law Library recently acquired access to two additional CCH IntelliConnect libraries.

Estate Planning and Drafting

  • This library includes:
    • Tax Rates and Tables
    • Estate Planning by A. James Casner and Jeffrey N. Pennell
    • Price on Contemporary Estate Planning by John R. Price and Samuel A. Donaldson
    • The Complete Estate Planning Sourcebook by David A. Handler and Deborah V. Dunn
    • Multistate and Multinational Estate Planning by Jeffrey A. Schoenblum
    • Multistate Guide to Estate Planning by Jeffrey A. Schoenblum

Trust and Estate Administration

  • This library includes:
    • Income Taxation of Fiduciaries & Beneficiaries by Byrle M. Abbin
    • Federal Income Taxation of Estates, Trusts, & Beneficiaries by M. Carr Ferguson, James J. Freeland, and Mark L. Ascher
    • Loring and Rounds: A Trustee’s Handbook by Charles E. Rounds, Jr., and Charles E. Rounds, III

You may access these libraries by going to CCH IntelliConnect and clicking on “Library View” in the upper right-hand corner of the “Browse” box.

CCH Intelliconnect Browse Menu Library View Option

At the Library View, select “Financial and Estate Planning.”

CCH Intelliconnect Select Financial and Estate Planning