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Database Overview

Introduction

This guide provides an overview of some commonly used databases and electronic resources beyond Westlaw and Lexis Advance.

NOTE: For help with Westlaw, Lexis Advance, or Bloomberg Law passwords, please contact Tsegaye Beru. For help with other database issues, please contact Julie Tedjeske.

Lists of Databases

Westlaw Edge

The Westlaw interface has been switched over to Westlaw Edge. Beyond the new blue interface, Westlaw Edge introduces a number of additional features, including the following:
 
  • Litigation analytics for both state and federal courts;
  • An enhanced version of KeyCite that identifies cases that may no longer be good law, even if they have not been expressly overturned;
  • A tool for creating a redline-like comparison of any two versions of a statute; and 
  • An enhanced artificial intelligence function that can suggest answers to specific queries.
 
For more information, please watch this series of introductory videos. The LawSites blog also has a nice overview of the new platform. In addition, Finally, for those who have an interest in legal research technology, Thomson Reuters is presenting the Insights from the Edge Podcast, which discusses general technological trends in the context of the launch of Westlaw Edge.