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Summer Access 2021

Summer Use Policies for Research Databases

Remember that you have access to all of the NCCU Law Library databases and Shepherd Library Databases using your NCCU Credentials. Included below is a list of some of the more commonly used databases.

If you receive the following message on or off-campus, you must enter your NCCU login credentials to access the database.


Students will automatically have free unlimited use of their law school Lexis+ ID this summer. This includes workplace related research though students should check with their employer. Many firms prefer summer associates use a firm issued Lexis Id. No registration required for summer access, students sign in as usual


Summer Policy
Students can use Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw™ and Practical Law, over the summer for non-commercial research. You can turn to these resources to gain understanding and build confidence in your research skills, but you cannot use them in situations where you are billing a client. Examples of permissible uses for your academic password include the following:

•Summer course work
•Research assistant assignments
•Law Review or Journal research
•Moot Court research
•Non-Profit work
•Clinical work
•Externship sponsored by the school

You do not have to do anything to gain access to these tools over the summer. If you have any questions, please contact your Thomson Reuters Academic Account Manager.

Summer Research Assignment Tips and Strategies

These three LibGuides provide valuable advice on researching during summer employment.  These guides also give good advice about how to succeed in your internship.

Practical Law

Bar Association Resources

Administrative Law Links

Students commonly encounter administrative regulations during summer internships or paid work.  Regulations can be tricky because few courses deal with administrative regulations in depth.  If you find yourself tasked with trekking through the weeds to find an administrative regulation, look to the Administrative Law Research Guide.  This guide covers Federal Administrative Regulations and North Carolina Administrative Regulations.