The student news site of California State University, Chico

The Orion

Chico State legal database is set to change

Marc+Langston+informs+students+about+the+changes+within+the+legal+database+that+Chico+State+now+offers.+Photo+credit%3A+Jacqueline+Morales
Marc Langston informs students about the changes within the legal database that Chico State now offers. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Marc Langston informs students about the changes within the legal database that Chico State now offers. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Marc Langston informs students about the changes within the legal database that Chico State now offers. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Jacqueline Morales

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Access to the legal information database LexisNexis Academic will end June 1.

LexisNexis has been used for legal information through Meriam Library for eight years. It is paid by the chancellor’s office and will soon end its contract with the Chico State campus.

“It hasn’t always been a popular resource because it has been difficult to use, and they really haven’t made any changes,” said Marc Langston, head of Collection Management and Tech Services Department. “It’s an important database and has been over the years, but we are using different resources now that meet the same needs.”

WestlawNext and America’s News remain as a resource to the campus in access to legal information.

WestlawNext offers access to full text of federal and state court cases, laws and regulations, legal periodicals, encyclopedias, European Union legal documents, legal guides and information for pre-law students.

America’s News provides comprehensive news sources and information at the local, state, regional and national levels.

Both resources are currently available online to students meeting the same needs as the LexisNexis database.

“LexisNexis was a well known product. It just wasn’t a well performing data base overall. It has linking issues from the database. WestlawNext and America’s News should serve our campus’ needs,” said Jodi Shepard, head of Collection Access and Management.

Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion on Twitter.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Administration

    Sonoma State to reopen campus after fires

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    Butte County opens an assistance center for wildfire victims

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    Chico State provides support for those affected by California wildfire’s

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    The Cherokee and Honey fires are contained

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    Campus dining services poised to exceed real food goal

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    Religious studies degree now offered online

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    Woman assaulted and robbed near campus

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    Man left bleeding after fist fight

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Breaking News

    All use of open fire is suspended in Butte County

  • Chico State legal database is set to change

    Administration

    Fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha pleads guilty to vandalism charges

The student news site of California State University, Chico
Chico State legal database is set to change