Study aids (sometimes referred to as study guides or supplements) are created to help students in a variety of ways, including:
The Taggart Law Library carries titles in the following series to help with understanding content in specific subject areas (e.g., torts, constitutional law, etc,). To see all the titles we carry in a particular series, click on the links below. You can also search for a particular title by doing a keyword search using the subject and series you are looking for (e.g. "torts AND nutshell”).
While these publications provide less detail than treatises and casebooks, study aids can be a valuable introduction to an unfamiliar area of the law. The library has a few study aids on reserve, while older editions are available in the stacks. Above is a sample of the study aids we have available for checkout; use the catalog to search by title or keyword to find others.
The library also has access to online study aids through resources like WestAcademic, CALI, and Lexis Digital Library. If you have not already set up your ONU accounts with these resources, please go to our Registration Guide, found here, for a step-by-step walk-through.
The West Academic Study Aids Collection is provided by your law school library and offers you access to hundreds of trusted study aids, convenient audiobooks and lectures, and interactive practice questions to help you succeed in law school.
|Study Aids Series Guide
|High Court Case Summaries®;
|Concise Hornbook Series™
|Concepts and Insights
|Black Letter Outlines®
|Gilbert® Law Summaries
|Short & Happy Guides®
|Law Stories Series
|Exam Pro Series®
|Law School Legends Audio Series
|Sum & Substance Audio Series
With your ONU credentials, you can now access the LexisNexis Digital Library! This Library includes the “Understanding” series, “Mastering” series, “A Student’s Guide” series, and the “Questions & Answers” series. Lexis Digital Library offers a personalized home page and allows you to create your own tags, make annotations, and many other features.
Training guides on how to get started with Lexis Digitial Library can be found here: New Training Guides
The Law Library is a member of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction), a non-profit consortium. CALI provides member schools with FREE access to over 900 interactive lessons on a wide variety of law school course topics. These lessons are a great way to supplement your course readings and test yourself on comprehension of course material. Access to these lessons requires registration at the CALI website--www.cali.org. Please see a librarian for the ONU authorization code for CALI.
CALI Lessons can be accessed in a variety of ways. Here are some links to help you get started:
CALI also provides member schools with FREE access to a multitude of podcasts on a variety of topics which can be found here.
Lawdibles are 10 minute audio recordings of law professors answering a very specific question you will likely encounter in law school. But unlike a lot of study materials you find in law school, CALI has magically found a way to keep Lawdibles straightforward and easy-to-understand, yet accurate and complete, in a tidy 10 minute package. These can be Found here.
Learn Leo - Free case briefing software that allows for highlighting, annotation, and other case-organizing capabilities.