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1L Survival Guide: Bloomberg, Lexis & Westlaw

Resources for successfully completing your 1L coursework and exams.

Bloomberg Law

Lexis Advance

Westlaw

Getting a document

In Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw, you can quickly pull up a document in the big main search bar by using brief citations.

Examples of citations for Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw

  • ca civ sec 1565
  • 4 USC sec 1
  • 514 U.S. 673
  • 60 Cal 2d 92
  • 104 Harv L Rev 22

Note: These citations are not the same as Bluebook-style citations. For example, brief citations for online systems don't need to be in the correct case, nor do they need perfect punctuation. See below for more examples of citations for Lexis and Westlaw.