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Last Updated: Nov 15, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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ABA Journal
Free eNewsletter daily or weekly. You must create a free account.

From the Bloomberg Law Homepage, click on News & Law Reports and select BNA Law Reports. On the right side, click on MANAGE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS for BNA Law Reports. Within each category, you can select specific topics.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
There are several free email newsletters available when you set up a free account. Not all of the links to the articles will be available in full text. To see the full text, see a librarian who will be able to log you in under the school's "single seat" password. The available newsletters include:

  • The Weekly Briefing (weekly updates on the most popular stories from the online edition),
  • This Week (weekly update of the top stories in the print edition), and
  • Wired Campus (daily updates on the use of technology in higher education).

FDLI SmartBrief
Daily updates in food and drug regulations and is free.

Justia Court Updates
These are free updates by Court (daily) or by Practice Area (weekly).

LexisAdvance Alerts
To set up LexisAdvance Alerts, follow the directions in the help files.

PLI SmartBrief
Court and Corporate legal news in a free, daily eNewsletter.

Adding an SSRN email Newsletter Subscription
To sign up for SSRN newsletters, go to the Library’s Subscription Database Page select SSRN (Legal Research Network), sign up for a free account and sign in. Select “Subscriptions” on the left, then “Click Here” under “Legal Scholarship Network.” Expand the “LSN Subject Matter eJournals” menu and then select the subscriptions you want. As FCSL is a subscriber, the Orange links (paid subscriptions) are free for students and faculty.


Free eNewsletters, including the weekly BlawgWorld with links to the best blawg posts from the prior 10 days.

WestlawNext Alerts
To set  up WestlawNext Alerts, follow the directions on the Legal Solutions Blog post.

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