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Print Study Aids

The law library has a number of study aids to help you with course and exam preparation. These study aids in print format can be found in the library's Closed Reserve room in the Study Aids section. The Closed Reserve room can be accessed during the library desk hours of operation.

The law library also has online subscriptions to several publishers, see info below for online access to study aids.

Digital Resources

The Law Library currently subscribes to the following study aids online subscriptions:

  • Lexis Study Aids in the SCU Digital Library
  • Wolters Kluwer Aspen Learning Library
  • Westlaw Academic Study Aids

Directions for accessing each vendor's resources are set forth in this guide.

If you have problems accessing these materials please contact the Law Librarians at

Lexis Study Aids & Casebooks (Q&A, Understanding Series + more)

Access Casebooks and Study Aids with the SCU Digital Library. To access the digital library, click HERE and follow the prompts to sign-in.  You can also click on the below links to directly access the collections of Casebooks and Study Aids.



  • Mastering Series
  • Questions & Answers
  • Skills & Values
  • Understanding Series

For easy reading offline, be sure to download the LexisNexis Digital Library app from either the Google Play™ store or Apple® Store.

Use library code: SCU

If you have any questions or would like a quick overview of the digital library, please reach out to your LexisNexis Digital Media Consultant, Andrea Roberts, at or 562.306.8620.  Access a quick “Getting Started Guide” here that discusses the features and functions of the digital library.

Wolters Kluwer Aspen Learning Library (Emmanuel, E&E, + more)

In partnership with Wolters Kluwer Legal, we are providing all students with free digital access to the Aspen Learning Library. This includes access to all thirty-eight of Wolters Kluwer’s popular Examples and Explanations titles, as well as other world-class study aids. 

With the Aspen Learning Library, no matter where you are, you have well-known study resources at your fingertips. The Aspen Learning Library includes the complete collection of titles from the most popular study aids:

  • Examples and Explanations series
  • Emanuel Law Outlines
  • Emanuel CrunchTime series
  • Glannon Guides
  • Casenote Legal Briefs
  • Academic Success series
  • Inside Series
  • Friedman’s Practice Series
  • And more . . .

In addition to our leading study aid content, the Aspen Learning Library also offers over 200 videos with coverage of 21 course areas. Each video covering a fundamental legal concept is written and presented by a law professor or legal practitioner, providing you with additional tools and resources that can be accessed 24/7 to succeed in today’s challenging law school environment.

To access the Aspen Learning Library, visit:

On Campus:

Off Campus (Click on the Connect to the Aspen Learning Library Online link and use your SCU Google Apps login info when prompted)

Westlaw Academic Study Aids (Gilberts, ExamPro + more)

Access to West Academic study aids first requires patrons to create a West Academic account (if you do not already have one).  You must use your email address when setting up your Academic account. If you are just setting up your West Academic account you must receive your confirmation email that you have a West Academic account before continuing. Creating a West Academic account allows you to take notes, highlight, save favorites, download titles for offline access, and more.

After setting up your Academic account you will need to sign-in at and verify your school email address. You will then receive a second email confirming your account has been accepted. This second email may take several hours to arrive.  You will not have access to any publications on the Westlaw site until you receive the second confirmation email. Once your account is properly set-up, you can login independently from your school's network.