Thomson Reuters Retiring Westlaw Classic in 2015

Classic NextThomson Reuters has announced that it will retire the Westlaw Classic platform on August 31, 2015.

Library patrons can currently access both Westlaw Classic and WestlawNext on research computers at the Main and Branch libraries. WestlawNext is a more user-friendly search tool than Westlaw Classic, offering a simplified, Google-style interface and “intuitive” search engine that transforms plain language searches into relevant results.

The library’s WestlawNext subscription includes access to state and federal primary legal materials, Rutter Group practice guides, transactional forms and several legal encyclopedias. Content retrieved from WestlawNext can be printed, saved to a USB drive, or emailed free of charge.

To help library users make the transition from Westlaw Classic to WestlawNext, the library will offer MCLE programs on using WestlawNext in the coming year.


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