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Remote Access to Law Library Services

This guide provides information on library services provided to the USC Gould community during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Electronic Casebooks

Some publishers are providing limited access to electronic versions of casebooks:

  • Carolina Academic Press: Carolina Academic Press titles are available on VItalSource. Follow the same instructions as Wolters Kluwer/Aspen (see below).
  • LexisNexis: Lexis is making title-by-title decisions on what they will provide. Students can call 800-833-9844 to ask if their casebook is eligible. If you are unsuccessful, please contact Diana Jaque, djaque@law.usc.edu.
  • West Academic/Foundation Press: To obtain a West Academic ecasebook, please create a West Academic Study Aids account using your law email here (you may need to authenticate with your USC login credentials first). After you have created an account, call 1-877-888-1330 option 4 to obtain ecasebook access.Tell the representative you are a USC law student and the USC Law Library has a study aids subscription. If there is a problem, please contact Diana Jaque, djaque@law.usc.edu.
  • Wolters Kluwer and Aspen:

    Wolters Kluwer is providing temporary access to their casebooks and more, through the VitalSource Helps Program. Follow these instructions to create your account and download your textbook(s). Students are limited to 7 booksThis access will expire on May 25, 2020.

    1. Go to https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com
    2. Create a VitalSource account, or sign in, if you already have one.
      Important: you must use your @lawmail.usc.edu (or @law.usc.edu) email address.
    3. Once logged in, enter the title and author of your textbook in the search box near the upper-right corner, as shown below.

    Important: Enter as much information about the book as possible, to get better search results. Some of the more relevant results may not appear at the top of the list, so keep scrolling to find your textbook.

    You may also download Bookshelf apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, Chromebook, Mac, and PC.

    Questions? See VitalSource’s FAQ and their Getting Started sites.

Remember that the Law Library already has access to West Academic and Wolters Kluwer online study aids. Access via Online Resources.

Other publishers may make their publications available electronically. We will update this list as publishers make those sources available.