Published on June 1, 2020  

As the summer 2020 term begins, the physical location of the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, although the building is not open, it is important to remember that online law library resources are still available to Cumberland Law students and faculty. The following are a few of the ways that you can utilize those resources.

Visit the Online Library

The Online Library is the law library’s collection of databases. Here, you can find links to databases such as Bloomberg, HeinOnline, Lexis, Westlaw, and many others. (Access to the databases requires an appropriate username and password). 

Consult Online Study Aids

Currently, Cumberland School of Law students have access to LexisNexis Study Aids, West Academic Study Aids, and the Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aid Library. (Some of the study aids may be available only on a temporary basis. Contact a Librarian to learn about any limitations on access).  

Explore the Catalog

It is important to remember that some e-resources can be located through use of the online catalog. (In catalog search results, electronic resources are labeled with an “e” in a red circle). 

Read the Blog

Check It Out is the blog of Cumberland School of Law’s Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library. You can read it to keep up with the latest updates concerning law library resources and other library news. 

Contact a Librarian

Reference Librarians, Ed Craig (elcraig@samford.edu) and Leigh Jones (ljones17@samford.edu) are available to answer your questions about the law library and its resources. Also, you can chat with us through AskUs

Remember that we are here if you need us!