Social Law is excited to offer our members access to a variety of different eBooks! Below is a brief description of the different platforms that provide books virtually to our members. You will need to use your Social Law Library login to access these materials.
Trying to figure out where to get a specific title? Search our catalog or contact the Reference Department at (617) 226-1520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LexisNexis (including Matthew Bender)
Lexis has partnered with the leading eBook platform, OverDrive, to provide convenient access to their publications. On the platform, you will find over 2,500 volumes of Lexis titles including materials from 27 states, the LexisNexis Practice Guide series, and major treatise sets such as Nimmer on Copyright, Collier on Bankruptcy, Moore’s Federal Practice, and more. To circulate these eBooks, you need to have a Proprietor listed on your account - if you can check out print books, you can check out these eBooks! Please email email@example.com for more details. For more details on using the eBooks and Overdrive, please click here. To login directly to the Overdrive platform, click here.
The rest of these eBook collections can be accessed on the Research Database page. Below is a summary of what you will find on each platform.
West Academic Offers three different levels of study: Nutshells, Hornbooks, and Concise Hornbooks. The Nutshell series includes over 100 titles, offering well-rounded summaries of different practice areas and legal topics. Traditional Hornbooks offer in-depth analysis on over fifty areas of law. Looking for something in between? Concise Hornbooks provide comprehensive coverage and a more practice-oriented approach.
NOLO Books and Forms
NOLO books are a useful resource for patrons with varying levels of legal expertise because they often explain issues in plain language and provide simple forms. This database of fully searchable PDFs provides legal forms and subject specific materials in areas such as business and corporations, family law, immigration, financial planning, intellectual property, real estate, wills, and estate planning.
Law Journal Press Books
Law Journal Press publishes niche treatises on a range of legal and business topics. The 50+ books are fully searchable, and users can download sections and chapters as PDFs. The LJP database is available to accounts with fewer than 50 attorneys.
If you are experiencing any technical problems or have issues accessing content please contact the Circulation Desk at (617) 226-1500.