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Highlights of Selected Databases

West Academic

The Law Library provides access to the West Academic study aids database. Please note that West Academic is a subscription database and off-campus access requires a login with NCCU username and password.

This guide provides resources for you to start to explore the West Academic Study Aids database. 

Check out the Library's Study Aids page to find out more about the West Academic Study Aids database. Provided below are selected lists of titles in the West Academic Study Aids collections including:

  • Nutshells ;

  • Short and Happy Guides ;

  • Gilbert Law Summaries ;

  • Glannon Guides ; and

  • Sum and Substance Audio.


Watch the videos below to review what the West Academic Study Aids Collection has to offer and how to use the database.

Selected Series of West Academic Study Aids

"[T]he Nutshell Series provides understandable, dependable introductions to a field of law or legal topic."--Publisher's description.

Browse below to find selected Nutshell Series titles for 1Ls.

Short & Happy Guides "[e]xplain legal principles, practices and policies in terms you can grasp quickly."--Publisher's description.

Browse below to find selected titles in the Short & Happy Guides Series for 1Ls.

Gilbert Law Summaries provide "[a] detailed outline of the law with a capsule summary and sample questions and answers."--Publisher's description

Browse below to find selected titles in the Gilbert Law Summaries Series for 1Ls.

The Sum and Substance Audio Series provides "dynamic lectures from top law professors."--Publisher's description.

Browse below to find selected titles in the Sum and Substance Audio Series for 1Ls.