New Online Databases Available
There have been two additions to the library databases made over the summer. Library faculty, staff, and students now have access to Bloomberg Law, and the Practical Law Company.
Bloomberg Law, in looking to be a competitor with Lexis and Westlaw, has created a comprehensive legal database with both primary and secondary materials. All state and federal administrative, case, and statutory law is available through Bloomberg, as well as impressive court docket information. Cases are updated through what Bloomberg calls their BCite Analysis. The primary content is supplemented by a solid collection of secondary sources arranged by practice areas, including: banking, bankruptcy, intellectual property, health and securities. A representative from Bloomberg will be providing training on their database during the upcoming school year.
The second new database addition is the Practical Law Company. This legal database focuses on checklists and forms as they relate primarily to contract drafting, corporate, labor and intellectual property matters.