Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
UC Logo
Libraries | Ask the Libraries

LLM Survival Guide

This guide provides vital information on law library services for LL.M. students.


You can find books for your classes on CatalystThe Law Library as a general rule does not collect textbooks. Check UCLID, the online catalog, to see what is available.

You can purchase textbooks locally at UC Bookstores or DuBois Book Store. Some students also purchase textbooks online.

TWEN, LexisNexis Webcourses, Blackboard

What Are Canvas, TWEN, and LexisNexis Webcourses?

Many of your professors will be using TWEN (The West Education Network) or Canvas as an online course component to law school classes. Lexis does have a product called Webcourses (a LexisNexis version of Blackboard) but that is rarely used. In order to access TWEN or the Lexis Webcourses, you will first need to register for Lexis and Westlaw and create usernames and passwords using the Lexis and Westlaw activation codes that will be distributed in your Introduction to Law packets. 

The University of Cincinnati officially supports Canvas. Use your central authentication credentials to access a course on Canvas.

Help for Canvas, TWEN, and LexisNexis Webcourses

Canvas Help


Westlaw Account Manager

Sue Moore Sue Moore
Email Sue


Westlaw Student Representative


Introduction to TWEN Video

Student's Guide to TWEN (PDF)

Accessing TWEN & Adding a Course

TWEN Help 1-800-486-4876 (Available 24/7)

Lexis Help

Lexis Customer Support
  • 800-45-53947
Lexis Representative

Picture of Ashley RussellAshley Russell
Email Ashley
(937) 546-5932

University of Cincinnati Libraries

PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033

Phone: 513-556-1424

Contact Us | Staff Directory

University of Cincinnati

Alerts | Clery and HEOA Notice | Notice of Non-Discrimination | eAccessibility Concern | Privacy Statement | Copyright Information

© 2019 University of Cincinnati