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The Boston College Law Library can help keep you informed of legal developments through our legal news and analysis resources. Through the BC University Libraries, you can remain current on general news and conduct historical new research. Many of these resources also allow you to set up automated email alerts. Access and learn more about specific resources below. 

Legal News Database


How to Subscribe

Law360 Law360 covers a wide range of legal practice areas and industries and allows you to subscribe to daily email alerts on topics of interest. Identify a newsletter you are interested in receiving and select the "Newsletter" icon which will prompt you to enter your email address and give you the opportunity to subscribe to additional topics.
Bloomberg Law News & Analysis News and analysis from Bloomberg Law covering legal practices, including tax, ethics, securities and banking. Bloomberg Law users can subscribe to newsletters of interest. Once you have identified a newsletter of interest, select the "Subscribe to newsletter" icon and then click "Save". For more information on locating Bloomberg legal newsletters and subscribing there is more information here.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Reports on decisions, legal developments and other news pertaining to legal practice in Massachusetts. Available through Westlaw subscription. You can set up an alert to be notified of stories of interest through Westlaw's Alert feature. To watch a short video on how to set up an Alert, click here.
Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) CILP indexes by subject heading, the most recent issues of  American law journals. SmartCILP is a current awareness tool, providing tailored alerts delivered via email as a personalized supplement to the weekly CILP issue. All SmartCILP notifications include direct full-text linking to the article on HeinOnline. For information on setting up a SmartCILP alert, click here.
CQ Weekly (Congressional Quarterly) CQ Weekly and CQ Weekly Index (Congressional Quarterly) provide information about Congress including analysis and status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity. (BC Access) You can set up a customized alert for congressional floor action or articles at this webpage.