Answered By: Juan Jimenez
Last Updated: May 27, 2017     Views: 142

You have to be on campus to use Westlaw Next (WLN) Campus Research, or be logged in from home with an FIU ID via the E-Z Proxy / Off Campus Access feature.

1) From the law library home page:

     Click on the "FIU Libraries" blue link in the lower left column.

     Select the "Research Tools" tab on the top, then the A-Z list from the dropdown menu. That will take you to the A to Z database listing for the FIU (non-law) library.

     Click on the "W", to bring up the alphabetical listing for databases that begin with W.

     "Westlaw Next Campus Research" will be a screen and a half down, more or less.

2) From the FIU library's home page:

     Select the "Research Tools" tab on the top.

     Select the second drop down item, "A-Z List".

     Click on "W" and then "Westlaw Next Campus Research".

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The two paths outlined above both take you to the same location. The steps listed are just the quickest/fewest clicks required actions to get there from either home page.
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WLN Search Help

There are two links near the bottom of the Westlaw Next Campus landing page. If you click on the "Campus Help Guide" a relatively thorough 36 page pdf opens. If you click on the ? Help link you are taken to a help Center page, and can either a) access the 36 page pdf mentioned above, or b) choose shorter document specific search methods  or. c) select/view short videos.

I recommend you choose the documents option first. If your question is not treated, or the explanation doesn't answer your question fully, then see if there is a related video. Download and save the PDF for reading at length and searching later or if neither the documents nor the videos were helpful.

Please note that you may be able to access those help pages without being logged in to the campus network, allowing you to review that help information from home before coming back to the library.

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