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Services Available to Alumni: Services Available to Alumni

Alumni Database Access

HeinOnline Law Journal Database

WCL’s Pence Law Library is the first law school in the country to offer its alumni access to HeinOnline’s Law Journal database. This database has more than 1,700 law and law-related journals with a broad range of coverage. Alumni can search the database by keyword, article title, author, subject, and/or state or country published. Articles can be downloaded in a searchable PDF format. Alumni access to HeinOnline is available through the CareerLink home page that can be accessed using a personal login and password. To request a CareerLink account, send an e-mail to careerdevelopment@wcl.american.edu including your full name, date of graduation, degree program, and your primary e-mail address (which will become your CareerLink username). Registration may take up to two business days.        

Other Pence Databases

In addition to HeinOnline, WCL alumni have access to several interdisciplinary article databases, including JSTOR, Project Muse, and Academic Search Premier. To access these databases, alumni should e-mail alumni@american.edu. They can arrange access to the AU alumni online community

Remote Access

Due to license restrictions, WCL cannot offer remote access to other subscription-based databases to graduates, but Pence staff members welcome and encourage the use of the library’s website and catalog at http://library.wcl.american.edu/.  The new Encore catalog interface allows alumni to search the library’s collections to access content from many places, including articles from HeinOnline.  

Recent Graduates

Recent Graduates have access to Lexis & Westlaw for extended periods after graduation. 

Starting with May 2017 WCL graduates, access is available to Lexis and Westlaw for 6 months and 18 months respectively. 

Contact reference@wcl.american.edu for more information. 

Reference Assistance

Reference librarians are happy to assist graduates with research at their firms and offices to provide assistance with complicated research projects related to legislative history, regulatory issues, international and foreign law, and other topics. To contact a reference librarian, email reflib@wcl.american.edu

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