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.

OCLC Resources Will Be Unavailable On 1/3/15

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours).

This downtime will impact the following Temple resources:
ContentDM (SCRC digital collections)
ILLiad (interlibrary loan)
FirstSearch databases:

ArticleFirst
Clase and Periodica (ClasePeriodica)
GPO Monthly Catalog
MEDLINE (available from several providers)
PapersFirst
ProceedingsFirst
WorldCat