The library recently subscribed to PLI Plus, which provides access to treatises and answer books, forms, course handbooks, and transcripts from PLI’s seminars. PLI Plus is an excellent resource for transactional law research, but also contains useful materials for those who are litigation-focused.
Practising Law Institute is a non-profit continuing legal education organization. If you are starting off your research by consulting a secondary source (as any law librarian would recommend), keep PLI Plus in mind as an additional resource to consult, especially because PLI content is no longer available through Bloomberg Law.
PLI Plus allows you to browse for content or run keyword searches to find relevant content. If you browse for content, you may filter the results by format, date, practice area, and author in the left sidebar. You can download PDF copies of chapters in course handbooks, treatises, and answer books by clicking on the PDF icon.
Previous editions of answer books and treatises are available through PLI Plus, but the database will indicate when you are looking at an older edition in case you really meant to take a look at the most recent edition. You can also verify that you are looking at the most recent edition by clicking on the “Related Items” tab, which provides a list of all editions available for that title.
Looking for sample agreements and clauses? Search for transactional forms by conducting keyword searches across all available forms, then take advantage of the advanced search options to search by form title, book title, date, practice area, or form type while at it.
You can download forms in rich text format (RTF) so you can easily edit them in Word. This is not at all an unprecedented feature available in a database that provides access to forms, but always incredibly useful!