Resource Spotlight: Study Aids

Welcome new students and welcome back returning students! The Pritzker Legal Research Center has expanded our collection of study aids to help you prepare for class and ace your exams.

WK Online Study Aid LibraryA new resource at Northwestern Law this year is the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. Titles available in this collection include the popular Examples & Explanations series,  Emanuel Law Outlines, Glannon Guides, Casenote Legal Briefs and more.  Study Aids are available for all the the 1L courses, as well as upper-level subjects such as Business Organizations, Federal Jurisdiction, Secured Transactions and Professional Responsibility.

Students also have access to the comparable West Study Aids Subscription.  Titles available online include Nutshells, Concise Hornbooks, Exam Pro, High Court Case Summaries, the Acing Series and Gilbert Law Summaries.  If you are an auditory learner, try the Law School Legends audio series or the Sum & Substance audio series which contain recorded lectures summarizing black letter law on a variety of subjects.  The subscription also includes electronic flashcards to test your knowledge for class and exam preparation.

QuimbeeAnother new subscription study aid service this year is Quimbee.  Quimbee includes video lessons, multiple-choice practice questions and practice exams. Northwestern Law students, faculty and staff can register with their law school email address.

CALI also provides access to interactive video tutorials and podcasts on a range of 1L and upper-level subjects.  Law students and faculty need to have a CALI authentication code to create an account. Contact the reference desk ( to obtain an authorization code.

Finally, the library has a collection of print study aids located behind the reference desk, by the computer terminals. The collection is arranged by subject and students are invited to step behind the desk and browse the titles. It contains guides from a number of publishers and series such as Examples & Explanations, Nutshells, and Hornbooks. Items in the Study Aids Reserve Collection can be checked out for 24 hours.

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