Remote Access to Materials

Students have remote access to a number of library resources when they are not physically on-campus. To access library resources, it is best to use the methods outlined below or to look for resources using the Maloney Library Search. You may be asked to authenticate using your Fordham credentials before accessing materials. 

Study Aids

West Study Aids

West Study Aids are available electronically from West Academic through the end of the spring semester. Study aids include electronic versions of Hornbooks, Concepts & Insights books, Nutshells, as well as other series. 

To access the study aids, visit https://subscription-westacademic-com.fls.idm.oclc.org. Authenticate using your Access IT ID credentials (your usual LawNet login).

You can also access the study aids electronically via the Maloney Library catalog by searching “West Academic Study Aids” or the title of the series you are interested in.

Lexis Study Aids

Fordham Law students now have access to LexisNexis Digital Library, until May 21st, 2020. This service gives you access to a collection of treatises, practice guides, study guides and more in eBook format. Follow the steps below to access this virtual library:

App

A LexisNexis Digital Library app is also available for Android and iOS.  Simply download the app and enter lndltrial as the organization code, then sign in with your email address.

Training Guides

The LexisNexis Digital Library is easy to use, but basic training guides (such as the Getting Started Guide) and instructional videos (all 3 minutes or less!) are available on the LexisNexis Digital Library Support & Training site.

Wolters Kluwer Study Aids

All students at Fordham School of Law have free digital access to the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library from now through July 1, 2020. Fordham Law Students can now access all thirty-eight of Wolters Kluwer’s popular Examples & Explanations titles, as well as other world-class study aids, including Emanuels Law Outlines, and the Academic Success series.

To access the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library, click https://fls.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://ebooks.aspenlaw.com. Authenticate using your Access IT ID credentials (your usual my.fordham/LawNet login).

It is not necessary to register for a personal account to access the study aids. Just enter your keywords (e.g. contracts) into the search box.

Note: you can register for a personal account to add bookmarks, notes, and highlights and to add custom shelves and favorites. Once you are in the Study Aids platform, click on Register to create your own account.

For more information, watch this video.

Casebooks

West Casebooks

West casebooks are available as downloadable eBooks. To access the casebooks, contact West at (877) 888-1330 and speak with a customer service representative.

If you have trouble reaching a customer service representative over the phone, try emailing them at support@westacademic.com.

Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Casebooks

Wolters Kluwer is partnering with VitalSource to provide free digital e-textbooks for students who lost access to their purchased book or library resources due to a shift from in-person to online classes.

VitalSource Helps Access Instructions:

    1. To get started, students should visit bookshelf.vitalsource.com and log-in or create a Bookshelf account with their institution-provided email address (@law.fordham.edu).
    2. Here are instructions on creating a Bookshelf account for both students and instructors.
    3. Once students create an account with an institution-provided email address, they should log in and click on the “Explore” tab in the upper left corner of the screen. This tab provides access to the freely available e-textbooks.

For a complete list of VitalSource frequently asked questions regarding access to the VitalSource Helps Program, please visit their site to learn more.

Please note that at this time, student downloads are limited to 7 titles and trial access will expire on Monday, May 25th, 2020.

LexisNexis/Carolina Academic Press

Lexis has a number of its casebooks online through the LexisNexis Digital Library. To access them, please see the instructions in the Lexis Study Aids section above. Once you have signed into the platform, do a search for “casebook”.

Bluebook Online

On March 23, 2020, Carlie McCarthy of the Maloney Library (cmccarthy@law.fordham.edu) sent each Fordham law student an individual access key allowing free access for 60 days to the official online Bluebook at https://www.legalbluebook.com. If you can not find your key or were not sent one, please email Carlie or refdesk@law.fordham.edu.

To redeem the key (and set up an account), enter it at https://www.legalbluebook.com where it says “Bluebook Key Redemption” and follow the on-screen instructions to set up a username (unique and active email address) and password. You only use the key once. From that point forward, you access your account with your username and password.

The subscription is active 60 days from the date you redeem this key on the website. After you set up your account you might need to log out and then log back in again to view site contents.

Databases

The Maloney Library offers many databases on diverse topics. You can find a database in the catalog or via our Databases List that organizes the databases by subject or by title. For more databases, you can visit the University’s Database List.

eBooks

To search for eBooks, search the Maloney Library catalog using keywords, title, author, and/or publisher. Some eBooks listed in our catalog must be requested and approved. If you see a pop up window to request a specific book, please fill it out.

We will work diligently to approve eBook requests. If you have trouble accessing an eBook, please consult our eBook Guide.

Lexis eBooks

Lexis has a number of its treatises online through the LexisNexis Digital Library. To access them, please see the instructions in the Lexis Study Aids section above.

Journal List

This list contains Maloney Library’s journals and selected law-related University journals along with online access information including the dates of publication that are available online. If you are unable to find a particular journal here, please visit the University’s Journal List.

Free NYTimes.com Account

Visit https://tinyurl.com/maloneynytimes and follow the instructions.

NOTE that you MUST register using your @law.fordham.edu email address.

If you need assistance please contact the Reference Desk (refdesk@law.fordham.edu).