The law library's subscriptions to Westlaw and LexisNexis for law schools do not support IP authentication. As a result, law school affiliates will always need to log in with their Westlaw or LexisNexis passwords.
If you would like to create a link to a specific Westlaw or LexisNexis document, database, or search, follow the steps below. URLs generated will direct users to a log-in screen, and once logged in will re-direct to the selected resource.
Links to Practice Area dashboards:
Links to databases:
Links to documents:
Within Cheetah – when viewing a document, copy the Browser address
Linking to e-resources through UMN's proxy server allows users to access those resources from an off-campus location. By using these links, users can authenticate with their UMN Internet ID, ensuring that only authorized users access our subscription content. Create links to campus e-resources for TWEN, class presentations or materials, or for sending links directly to faculty and students. The steps required are different for resources available to the entire university community v. resources available only to the law school community. No sure what steps to follow? Consult the UMN Law Library's list of electronic resources to determine if your electronic resource is provided to the greater University community or is specific to the law school. You can also follow this tutorial on creating persistent links.
UMN E-Resources (Most Resources)
1. Take the URL you would like to link to and place http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.
Example: A U.S. Congressional Committee Print, located in LexisNexis Congressional.
2. If #1 does not work and/or your URL contains an ampersand (&), encode your starter URL before adding the proxy prefix. Visit http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/, paste your URL in the box, and click "Encode."
Example: HeinOnline Congressional Record Collection
UMN Law-Only Resources
1. Take the URL you would like to link to and place http://ezproxy.law.umn.edu/login?url= before this URL. No encoding is necessary.
Example: U.S. Law Week (BNA)
Web addresses to content provided by the UMN Law Library or greater University Libraries do not need formatting if you locate the address in the library catalog or on our list of electronic resources.
If you locate an address elsewhere, such as a link to a direct article listed within a database, this link may need formatting to ensure you can access the article off campus. Whether or not you will need to add proxy information to a link depends on the individual database. If the link provided does not appear to contain proxy information, please follow the steps above.
If you encounter a link to a document while searching the web but cannot see the full text, check to see if the library already subscribes to this content to locate and generate a working link. See our Tips and Tricks page for more information on how to do this within your browser, or use the "Finding E-Resources" links to the left to begin searching.