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Secondary Sources

Legal Newspapers

Legal Newspapers

There are national as well as state based legal newspapers.

Lexis: This database is a great source of information for legal news.  On Lexis, go to click “Legal News.”  From here you can use the search box or pick a publisher, state, or practice area.  If you are looking for a state legal newspaper, this is the best place to begin.

Westlaw: To access Westlaw’s news click the drop down arrow at the top left next to “Westlaw Edge” then click on “Westlaw Today.” From here you can look at featured articles, use the search function or click practice areas to look at a specific subject.

Bloomberg: Bloomberg offers a comprehensive selection of legal news. To access, from the main page click on "News & Analysis" beneath the search bar, then click "News Home" in the "Bloomberg Law News" section of the drop down.

National Law Journal: This is a leading source of national news. It is published weekly, and includes articles that address case law trends. You can find it on Gould Library’s Database page database. Click “N” then choose “National Law Journal” from the list.

New York Law JournalThis is the leading legal periodical in New York State and the largest selling legal daily newspaper in the United States.  It covers national as well as state issues. It is delivered in paper to the Gould Law Library everyday and is available at the reference desk. It is also available in Gould Library’s database page. Click “N” then choose “New York Law Journal” from the list.