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Northern Illinois University
College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Law Library Resources & Services for Remote Study


Aspen Learning Library (formerly Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library): Access to hundreds of resources including Examples & Explanations titles and Glannon Guides among others. You can set up an optional personal account to highlight, take notes and add bookmarks to titles. To access:

  1. Click on the link above
  2. From the Choose Institution list, select "Northern Illinois University"
  3. In the Library Card area enter your Z-ID (students) or A-ID with a 1 (one) at the end (faculty)
  4. Click Login

LexisNexis Digital Library

LexisNexis Digital Library: Access to the Understanding... series of study aids as well as  a variety of Lexis and Matthew Bender titles (treatises, form books, and primary materials like USCS and court rules). Use your Z-ID to log in.

The LexisNexis Digital Library app allows you to download materials for offline reading on your phone or tablet.


HeinOnline offers a rich selection of e-books in many of its databases. Their Libguides series describes collections in more detail and lets you view information about them alphabetically or by subject area. 


CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction): Over 1,000 interactive legal tutorials written by law professors and geared towards law students, open and free casebooks and tools, and a variety of online instructional tools for law faculty.

To register, you'll need to enter a one-time code to verify your affiliation with the College of Law; email or your Legal Research professor to obtain it.

E-books @ NIU

To limit your search to e-books, first do a search in HuskieSearch as usual (All Fields, Title, Subject, etc.)

  1. When your search results display, scroll down the page until you see Availability in the left hand column.
  2. Click on Available online then click Apply Filters.
  3. Scroll down the page until you see Resource Type in the left hand column.
  4. Click Books then click Apply Filters.


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