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Exam Study Guide

Did you know the Law Library can help you prepare for law school exams? Consult this guide for our exam preparation resources.

Let the Law Library Help with Exams!

Circulation DeskMost law students find taking exams very stressful! This guide is intended to introduce you to the many ways that the Law Library can assist you in studying for exams. We can't take your exams for you but we can help you succeed!

In addition to our Library resources, 1-Ls and LLM students should be sure and participate in the Structured Study Groups offered by the Academic Success Program. Second and third year students can contact the Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs for additional exam preparation help. Masters of Legal Studies students should contact their instructors.

About Our Study Aids

Study aids can be an important tool to help you succeed in law school. Remember that not all study aids are created equal and that the different types of study aids serve different purposes. This page lists the various study aids that the Law Library has purchased for your use. The majority of our print study aids have been moved from closed reserves to the Reference 2 Collection area. We have also  purchased subscriptions to online study aids through West Academic, Lexis OverDrive, Wolters Kluwer, and CALI. West Academic, Lexis Overdrive, and Wolters Kluwer all offer some version of off-line access. You will need to download their respective apps to use this feature.

West Academic

To create an account, click the Create an Account link at the top right corner of the Study Aids Subscription page. Use your UC email as the email address. Once you have filled in the required information to set up an account, you will need to verify your email address (they will send you a confirmation email that you will need answer to verify the email address -- be sure and check your junk mail). Once you have created an account and logged in, you can use the links below to access individual study aids or you can access all study aids through To access study aids even when offline, use the app. Accessing West Academic Study Aids Offline.

LexisNexis Digital Library (Lexis OverDrive)

If accessing study aids from Lexis OverDrive, you will need to login using your UC credentials.

Aspen Learning Library (formerly Wolters Kluwer)

If accessing study aids from the Aspen Learning Library subscription, you will need to login using your UC credentials.


If using CALI, you will need to create an account (if you have not already done so) using a Cincinnati Law authorization code. You can obtain this code from a reference librarian. 

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