Westlaw Campus Research added to Temple Libraries’ Suite of Online Resources – Access to LexisNexis Academic to be Discontinued

Westlaw Campus Research, a highly regarded legal research platform, is now available to the Temple community. In addition to the legal information at the core of the service, Westlaw Campus Research provides substantial news and business-related content – all available to search or browse via a user-friendly interface.

As of July 1, 2017, concurrent with adding Westlaw Campus Research, the Libraries’ will cease providing access to LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis Academic has long been a leading source of legal information and news, but usage at Temple has dropped considerably over the years, while subscription costs have not. The addition of Westlaw allows the Libraries’ to provide an industry-standard legal research solution in a cost-effective manner. The Temple community will continue to have access to a large complement of news sources via the Libraries’ subscription to Proquest Global Newsstream, in addition to the news content found in Westlaw. Further enhancements to the Libraries’ news resources are also in the works.

E-Resources Update

I am pleased to announce the following:

New Access (see the “New” page for links)

1) Consumer Health Complete – this is a “freebie” we have access to as a benefit of our membership in AccessPA

2) Sage eReference – 45 reference works from Sage Publications

3) Wiley Interscience – We now have access to over 400 current journals via Wiley Interscience in the STM fields and the Social Sciences. Generally, we have access to all Wiley titles that Wiley was publishing online as of 2004 ( i.e. we generally do not have access to titles Wiley started in 2005 or later or that transferred to Wiley from another publisher in 2005 or later).  For those titles we have access to, our backfile coverage generally extends to 1996 (as long as the title has a history that goes back that far).  Prior to this we had online access to approximately 110 Wiley titles.  You can browse our titles in Journal Finder by choosing Vendor in the Quick Search drop-down and searching for Wiley.

Additional Content (see the “New” page for links and titles)

1) Oxford Reference Online – 11 new titles

2) xreferplus – 11 new titles

New Trial (see the “ Trials” page for link)

Blackwell Reference Online

New and Updated E-Resources

We now have access to C19: The Nineteenth Century Index.  It is more or less replacing 19th Century Masterfile.

We also now have access to the full-text of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (19th Century).

Our access to ABI/INFORM has moved from FirstSearch directly to Proquest.

Finally, we have moved our access to FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals from Silverplatter to Chadwyck-Healey.  Access on Silverplatter will end 2/15/07.