Current awareness services are available to help members of the Law School community stay current in their areas of interest. They are provided as email alerts and/or RSS feeds by most eJournals and many online newspapers and databases to which the library subscribes.

  1. Journal Alerts
  2. BNA Email Alerts
  3. CILP (Current Index to Legal Periodicals)
  4. Law Review Title Pages
  5. Legal Scholarship Repository
  6. Lexis Eclipse
  7. National Law Journal
  8. New York Law Journal
  9. ResearchNow
  10. SmartCILP
  11. Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
  12. US Law Week
  13. WestClip

Journal Alerts

Most online journals provide email alerts and/or RSS feeds. See Keeping Current on the Law for information.

BNA Email Alerts

BNA provides over 100 different email alerts to law faculty and students in all subjectsUS Law Week, antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, criminal, environmental, family law, international trade, labor, taxation, to name a few.

Set up an email alert

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

CILP provides timely topical access to approximately 500 law school reviews and other selected legal journals under 100 subject headings. It is not an email alerting service, but a web service that updates weekly and displays Tables of Contents for issues received by the University of Washington Law Library that week.

You can view CILP in HTML, Microsoft Word, or .pdf format. The HTML version places a Lexis and Westlaw link next to each article citation (you will be prompted for your password), so you can easily view the article.

CILP has an email alerting component, called SmartCilp (see below).

Law Review Title Pages

Go to Law Review Title Pages
Once a week, the title pages of all law reviews/journals that have been received by the Library are scanned. These title pages are posted on the Law Library website. Faculty are notified when the new pages are available. Photocopies of the title pages can also be sent to your office. If you would like to be added to the routing list for this service, contact Meredith Rossi (

National Law Journal

For email delivery of the National Law Journal, send an email to requesting delivery.

New York Law Journal

For email delivery of the New York Law Journal, send an email to requesting delivery.


ResearchNow allows you to Search or Browse through the quasi-open access Berkeley Electronic Press journals, plus a wealth of unrestricted working paper series, preprints monographs, and other content from institutional and subject-matter repositories hosted by bepress, including New York University Law and Economics Working Papers and New York University Public Law and Legal Theory Working Papers.


SmartCILP is the weekly email service of CILP (see above). Students and faculty can create a profile based on three criteria:

  1. Topic Headings
  2. Subject Headings
  3. Journal Titles 

Before creating your profile at the SmartCILP website, you must obtain a SmartCILP authorization code from the Law Library's Password List.

Contact Liz Evans at or 212-998-6319 for help with this service.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Legal Scholarship
  • Management Research

Users can receive email alerts when new papers are distributed in the networks, and they can also go to the SSRN website and download abstracts and papers. The web-based resources include information on over 77,000 recent research papers and over 52,000 .pdf files.

Go to the Social Science Research Network to subscribe.

WestClip and ECLIPSE

WestClip and ECLIPSE are Westlaw's and Lexis's alerting services for law reviews, cases, legislation, news, etc. Any search of their databases can be saved and searched for future research sessions.