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Chase Law Faculty - Support For Research & Scholarship

Current Awareness

Staying Current

Staying current is a big part of faculty scholarship, and the library can help!  Alerts or electronic clipping services generate emails when new items that meet your search criteria are entered into the database where the alert is set up.  You can set the frequency of the emails so that you get the updated information when you need it.  Here is a sampling of the most popular current awareness services.

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Scholarship Alerts

Bloomberg Law Alerts

Bloomberg Law offers an alerting service that enables you to keep apprised of recent legal developments.  The alerting service ranges from broad business/legal news to notifications of specific dockets filings or Edgar filings.  The alerts are delivered via email and can be set up hourly, daily or weekly.

You can set-up an email alert after conducting a search.  The "Create Search Alert" feature is at the bottom of the screen.

You can manage your alerts using the "Saved Searches & Alerts" link located in the black bar at the top of each page.


BNA EMAIL Updates are weekly summaries of BNA reports and news. The emails link to full text of the reports/news.

First time users must set-up an Account Profile [provide your name and NKU email address]. Select the BNA titles of interest, those you want email updates for and save your choices.

To Unsubscribe: You can log-in and deselect your choices using the same website.

Lexis Advance Alerts

Use LexisAdvance Alerts to follow just about any topic on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.  You can set-up an alert to receive new articles from a single publication or group of publications; and to be notified of changes to your case or citing authorities using the Shepards Alert tools. 

Westlawt Alerts

Westlaw Alerts offers the following alert options.

  • WestClip – Be alerted when new documents meet your specific search criteria.
  • KeyCite Alert – Get immediate notification of updates and changes to KeyCite information.
  • Docket Alert – Know when new cases are filed that meet your criteria for jurisdiction, case type, party, attorney, and more.
  • Docket Track – Receive prompt, automatic notification of additions and changes to dockets.
  • Publication Alert – Receive the latest documents from a particular publication as soon as they are published on WestlawNext.


Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a free monitoring or updating service which generates email updates of the latest Google results.
Cut and paste your search into the search query box. Choose your settings such as how often you want to run the search and the delivery address or email address.  Google Alerts allow you to monitor a developing news story, keep current on a client, or check the status of a pending court case.

Law 360 Alerts

Law 360 is a daily news source which covers a full range of legal issues.  Each article is linked to other relevant stories and, in many cases, legal texts and court documents pertaining to the case discussed.  Law360 organizes news by practice area, industry, legal industry, and region. You can sign-up for daily e-mail newsletters which are organized by practice area, industry, or region.  You can set-up alerts for pending cases or track a company, federal agency, industry, or law firm.
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