Using Library Resources Over the Summer

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Finals are wrapping up and the weather is finally warming up – summer is here. No matter what you are doing this summer, the library is here to help you.

We have shortened hours, but are still available by phone, email, or chat to answer research questions.

We also have online research guides if you don’t know where to begin with your research project. They cover a variety of subjects, including free and low cost resources, Connecticut law, legislative histories, lists of major treatises, and many more. Keep reading for information about access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and other electronic resources:

Returning Students

You have full access to Lexis, Bloomberg, Hein, and other library electronic resources. You will also retain your borrowing privileges and are welcome to contact the reference librarians for research help. You will have access to Westlaw for up to 180 hours per month for non-commercial use only.

Graduating Students

Alumni are always welcome to use the library and seek research help from the reference librarians. You will retain access to Lexis and Bloomberg Law for six months, and you can register for Westlaw’s Grad Elite program, which provides 60 hours per month of Westlaw for six months for non-commercial uses. You will be prompted to register for Grad Elite when you log into your Westlaw account.

If you stay in the area as you begin your legal careers, remember that the majority of our electronic resources can be accessed by any patron from within the library. Additionally, we have an extensive collection of Connecticut law materials and practice-based materials that you may find helpful.

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Anne Rajotte
Reference Librarian,UConn Law

Anne provides general and in-depth reference services, including research assistance and instruction, in all areas of the law.  She oversees the library’s faculty research service, including hiring, training, and supervising the library’s research assistants.  She holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.  While in law school, Anne was the editor-in-chief of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, and she has also served as a judicial clerk for the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court and a civil litigator with a law firm in Connecticut.