Library Corner: Bloomberg Law Launch

by Catherine Dunn, Head of Reference Services

UConn School of Law Library is pleased to launch access to Bloomberg Law, a legal research database by Bloomberg, the business and financial market news giant. Bloomberg Law adds primary legal content, advanced search features, and practice-driven commentary and analysis to the business content that put it on the map. Some key features include:

  • Dockets/Court Filings: Bloomberg Law provides unparalleled access to federal and state dockets and available court briefs/filings, including overlaying the PACER system with a much more sophisticated search engine.
  • Practice Centers: The latest news developments and other resources for particular practice areas all in one place. Practice centers are available for several highly regulated areas of the law, including antitrust, banking & finance, bankruptcy, corporate/mergers & acquisitions, employee benefits, health, intellectual property, labor & employment, securities, and tax.
  • BNA Content: Bloomberg purchased legal publisher BNA in 2011 and is now the exclusive access point for its sophisticated news publications. One such example, U.S. Law Week, details the most significant case opinions in a given week, along with important legislative and regulatory developments.

Like WestlawNext and Lexis Advance, Bloomberg Law requires an individual login and password. If you haven’t already signed up for access credentials using the instructions set forth in the formal, school-wide launch email, you can do so by going to https://www.bloomberglaw.com/activate. Note that you do not need an activation code to sign up for Bloomberg Law. Instead, skip that box and enter the remaining information.

Note that you must use your UConn email address to register for Bloomberg Law. Personal email addresses, such as Gmail or Yahoo, will not work. Once you’ve submitted your registration, there will be a several hour delay while Bloomberg verifies that you are an appropriate user. As a final step, you will receive an email message with login credentials, and you will need to click the link in the email to verify your registration. You will also have an opportunity to change your password at this point.

If you have any questions, please stop by the information desk in the law library and ask a reference librarian. We are happy to help! Also, stay tuned because UConn’s Bloomberg Law account representative, Turquoise Young, will be on campus to provide training in November.

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