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Charles B. Sears Law Library University at Buffalo School of Law

Legal Current Awareness Services

Berkeley Electronic Press Journals: Law and Bepress Law Repository

  • Register for account to receive email alerts
  • Search in both Journals (Journals link from top bar) and the Law Repository
  • To create an alert, click on "Notify Me" link


  • To receive email headlines and alerts when BNA titles included in our subscription are updated, register and choose BNA titles from initial screen with "BNA at State University of New York" banner.
  • Login to save and retrieve searches.
  • Login to customize on-screen displays.
  • After a search is performed, use "Search History" link to save searches.
  • Use "Saved History" link to return to prior searches.

CCH Internet Research Network

  • For email alerts, use Preference link at the top of the screen, and register using the "Tracker Email Options" tab.
  • Then use "Set Tracker Searches" tab to specify CCH database and indicate search terms desired.
  • After a search is performed, use "Add to Favorite Searches" link to save searches.
  • To save search results, use "Add to Research Folders" link.

CQ Electronic Library (Congressional Quarterly)

  • Click on "Your Profile" on left hand side and create a profile.
  • Click on Home at top of screen and perform search
  • When searching CQ Weekly and CQ Researcher, click on "Save Email Alert" to receive alerts

Current Law Journal Content (Washington and Lee Law School)

  • To establish a user profile and set up an email alert, click "create" in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You will receive an "ID" and a "private ID" to use to modify or cancel an alert.
  • Enter your email address
  • Construct a search
  • Set preferences; for example, sort journal titles alphabetically or by rank
  • Check the box following "You wish to receive a weekly search result e-mail"
  • Click "submit"


  • NO Alert Service available
  • To save searches and bookmarks, use "Create an Account" link from HeinOnline homepage
  • Once you have an account, perform a search, browse to the bottom of the articles retrieved, select from the pulldown menu "Save to MyHein Search Queries" and click on "Save."
  • To save a bookmark, view article, and click on "Save/Bookmark" at top of screen. Click on "Save to MYHein Bookmarks."
  • To view and retrieve saved queries, click "MyHein" tab and click on "Saved Searches" or "Saved Bookmarks."

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

  • Sign-on to database, click on "MYWILSONWEB" at top of screen, and register for new account.
  • Perform search and view list of articles retrieved. Click on "Create Alert" and follow instructions.

Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Part of Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

  • Register as a new user in the top left hand side of SSRN’s homepage and sign in.
  • From "User Home" click on "Subscriptions," browse to Legal Scholarship Network and click on "Click Here" to subscribe to journals in LSN. You will receive email notices of new articles posted in your chosen journals.
  • Use "Search eLibrary" to perform a keyword search and add articles to "My Briefcase"


  • Perform a search. To receive an email alert on new articles added on the same search, click on the "Create a Search Alert" link in upper right hand corner of the search.

Lexis Advance (Law School only)

  • Sign on to Lexis
  • To set up an Alert, select a source, execute your search, then click the "Save as Alert" link on the results page.


  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals' personalized periodical awareness tool.
  • Contact Reference Desk to set up your profile.
  • Also available on Westlaw (to search use "Locate")


  • Sign on to Westlaw and click the Westlaw Research tab.
  • To create an alert, click on "Alert Center"
  • Choose type of Alert desired, click on "Create," and add search terms, database desired, etc.