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West Academic Study Aids

About Available Titles and Series

FIU Law Library provides access to West Academic Study Aids subscription, providing access to popular and recommended legal education support series from Foundation and West Academic presses:

  • Nutshell Series
  • Short & Happy Guides
  • Sum & Substance Audio
  • Global Issues
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Your West Academic Study Aids library provides easy filtering of titles by subject and series, those written by FIU Law faculty, as well as recommended titles for:

  • Academic Success
  • 1L Year
  • 2L, 3L and Upper Levels
  • Career Success

You can customize your West Academic Study Aid Library by clicking "Create an Account" and following the prompts to customize your experience and save titles to your personal library.

Offline Access Instructions

The West Academic Library App allows you to download, read and annotate up to 30 titles without internet connectivity. You can download the West Academic Library App for iOS or Android, or your Desktop, by following these steps:

  1. Access West Academic Study Aids at https://libguides.law.fiu.edu/westacademicstudyaids 
  2. Navigate to "The West Academic Library App" to Study Anywhere on any device: https://subscription.westacademic.com/read-offline 
  3. Follow the steps to download the app appropriate for your device.
  4. Sign in using your West Academic My Account information.

How to Create an Account

Follow these steps to Create an Account in West Academic Study Aids:

  1. Go to https://libguides.law.fiu.edu/westacademicstudyaids 
  2. Select your status at FIU Law from the radio bullet list.
  3. Fill in the contact form with your @fiu.edu email address as your username. West Academic requires that you use your @fiu.edu email address to Create an Account.
  4. Follow the prompts and authenticate your username by acknowledging the verification email from West Academic.

Once created, your West Academic account is universal across West Academic platforms. 

West Academic Troubleshooting

Off Campus Access Authentication

If you are trying to access West Academic Study Aids off-campus, and are not automatically authenticated, please open a new browser window or tab and click on "Off Campus Access" from the FIU Law Library home page. Login with your @fiu.edu credentials to identify your off campus browser with FIU access authentication.

West Academic Account Troubleshooting

Once created, your West Academic account is universal across West Academic platforms. If you find that you are not being authenticated as an FIU Law user, follow these steps to properly associate your West Academic account:

  1. Go https://libguides.law.fiu.edu/westacademicstudyaids
  2. Sign in.
  3. In the top right, click "Hello [FirstName] [LastName]" and select "My Account" from the drop-down list that appears.
  4. On the My Account page, in the "My School/Organization" section, enter your @fiu.edu email. If you already provided your email address and you see a message that email verification is pending, click to resend the verification email.
  5. Check your email and click the link in the email from West Academic. The email link opens a page where you sign in, and access is turned on.

Lexis Digital Libraries

About Available Titles and Series

FIU Law Library provides access to Lexis Digital Libraries, providing access to primary law, as well as popular and recommended legal education and practitioner support series from Lexis Nexis, The Florida Bar and Carolina Academic presses:

  • Understanding
  • Q&A
  • Mastering
  • Courtroom Manuals
  • Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education
  • Multivolume Sets and Treatises
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Your Lexis Digital Library provides easy filtering of titles by subject and series, as well as recommended titles for:

  • Study Supplements
  • Academic Success

Your Lexis Digital Library is tied to your FIU credentials. Your Account enables you to check out and annotate titles. For detailed instructions on accessing and using Lexis Digital Library titles, please review these documents, and Ask a Law Librarian for your app access code:

 

eBook Reading and App Offline Access Instructions

All Lexis Digital Library access instructions can be found in the Help section on the top right of the Digital Library top navigation menu.

To download ebooks and audiobooks for annotation and offline use these instructions:

 

If you were familiar with the Classic Site, OverDrive lending is no longer necessary through Lexis Digital Library. See "Classic Site" instructions for more information on utilizing the Classic Site.

Account Information

Your Lexis Digital Library Account is tied to your FIU credentials. When logging into Lexis Digital Libraries, you must enter your @fiu.edu email and associated password to access Lexis Digital Libray.

Once logged in, your Account details are listed in the Account menu, where you can manage your books, annotations, reading queue, and tags.

If you need Help, you can access Lexis Digital Library and OverDrive access instructions using the Account menu toggle:

or learn how to Get Started through the link under your ebook library:

Training and Troubleshooting

Using Your Digital Library

Lexis Digital Library is powered by OverDrive. eBooks checked out via Digital Library have unique checkout restrictions and policies.

Help Portal

Access Help content from the My Account toggle menu:

Offline Reading Code

For offline reading, you will need FIU Law's unique code to use Lexis Digital Library ebook apps. Ask a Law Librarian for your code.

Lexis Digital Library Training

LexisNexis provides a wide variety of assistance for Digital Library through the Help section. The print or PDF Getting Started step-by-step guide is enhanced online through the Getting Started portal:

Additionally, you can learn how to use Lexis Digital Library by searching by topic in the Using LexisNexis Digital Library portal or browsing through topics such as finding titles, ebook and audiobook features, and managing tags:

Troubleshooting

Still having trouble accessing Digital Library ebooks or audiobooks? Receiving an error message? You can Troubleshoot issues through the Troubleshooting portal:

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Contact

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