I’m sure you know the extensive financial services on the web from Bloomberg. But do you know about Bloomberg Law, which is positioning itself to be a direct competitor to Westlaw and Lexis? Bloomberg Law (BL) integrates comprehensive legal content, company and market information, and proprietary news all in one place. One of the features that many of us are finding especially useful is access to PACER, with full text dockets from the federal courts, as well as a courier service for a fee for documents not accessible in PACER. BL also has a legal citator system, BCite, which is invaluable for comprehensive research. Cornell law students have BL passwords, and you can, too.
Our BL rep, Pamela Haahr, will be here this Thursday morning, December 15, and is setting appointments to meet with faculty who want to get started with Bloomberg Law. Contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment and request a BL password. Even if you are satisfied with Westlaw or Lexis for your own research, Bloomberg Law is worth experiencing in the world of legal information.
Associate Law Librarian