• Study Aids Subscription

    What is Study Aids Subscription?

    • An online subscription based service that provides electronic access to hundreds of study aids.

    • You can take notes, highlight and "mark up" your study aids.

    • You can create a list of "favorite" study aids for easy access.

    How do I access Study Aids Subscription?

    If your law school library provides you with access to Study Aids Subscription, you typically access Study Aids Subscription through your library’s web portal (you can ask your school librarian for help). If you purchase Study Aids Subscription at the West Academic store (store.westacademic.com), you enjoy access upon completing the purchase.

    What content is available?

    Study aids from West Academic Publishing, Foundation Press and Gilbert. Content includes:

    • Overviews—provides an overview of a subject area; helps reinforce class discussion and professor lectures.

    • Outlines—helps you organize and understand legal rules and concepts covered in class.

    • Case Briefs—helps you identify and understand the key takeaways from the cases you read in your casebook.

      • NOTE REGARDING CASE BRIEF MATERIAL: Some schools have purchased an "institutional" Study Aids subscription for its students and have opted to exclude case brief materials from the institutional subscription. In this situation, these students will not have access to case briefing materials as part of their subscription.

    • Hornbooks/Treatises—makes great reference guides, citing landmark cases, statutes, and articles.

    • Exam Prep—helps you prepare for exam questions and contains answers and explanations.

    • Career Guides—start planning now for your legal career and get help with all aspects of your job search.

    • Academic Success—get the most of law school with these titles.

    • Audio lectures—listen to audio lectures anywhere and at your convenience.

    Note: If the Study Aids Subscription is provided by your law school, the content available will vary based on the subscription level purchased by the school.

    What subscription terms available?

    Subscription lengths are as follows:

    • 3 Months

    • 6 Months

    • 9 Months

    • 12 Months

    • Month-to-Month—Your Month-to-Month subscription will automatically renew and bill your credit card each month. You may cancel at any time.

    My school purchased Study Aids Subscription for its students. How is this subscription different from an individually purchased subscription?

    "Institutional" Study Aids Subscription and an individually purchased subscription enjoy the same functionality but may vary in content. Schools that purchased institutional subscriptions for its students have selected between three options for content. The study aids available will depend on the subscription option purchased by the school.

    Can I review Study Aids Subscription content before I purchase a subscription?

    Yes. You can use the browse and search functionality to peruse the Study Aids Subscription library. However, you cannot read the books until you purchase a subscription. If you have subscribed to Study Aids Subscription you can also activate a free trial offer located at store.westacademic.com/studyaidsub/.

    Can I cancel my subscription?

    Dissatisfied customers can request a refund. If a cancellation request is granted, users will be granted a pro-rated refund. They will be required to pay for the balance of the current month, and will have access for the balance of the current month. To cancel your subscription, please contact Customer Service at 1-877-888-1330.

    How will I be billed for the Study Aids Subscription and when does the billing start?

    A credit card must be used to purchase the Study Aids Subscription and a one- time payment is billed to the card covering the length of the subscription. The subscription access starts at the time of the purchase.

    Can I stop and restart my subscription?

    We are unable to freeze your subscription. Once activated, the subscription will run the length of the term that was selected at the time of purchase.

    Will my notes still be there if I end my subscription and start up again at a later date?

    Yes. Your notes and other mark-up will be there if you re-subscribe at a future date using the same credentials.

    Can I print material?

    Yes. You can print unlimited pages from the browser view of a book. Or, if you open the eReader that supports highlighting and note taking, you can print 150 print pages per month from that eReader (a month is defined as 30 days, starting on the day access begins). Once monthly allotment is reached you are allowed to print one page at a time until the next print allotment is granted, or you can return to unlimited printing from the browser view.

    • NOTE FOR CHROME USERS: Due to an incompatibility with Chrome’s version of Flash, we highly recommend using a browser other than Chrome (i.e. Firefox or IE) for best printing results.

    **Faculty are allowed unlimited printing**

    Can I copy and paste material?


    Can I add notes and highlights?

    Yes. You have two options:

    • Copy as much book text as you want from the browser into your own document, then add notes or highlights.

    • From the browser view of a book, click the Add Notes or Highlights button, then add notes or highlights from the Tools tab of the eReader that opens.

    Can I view the books on an eReader device, such as a Kindle™ or Nook?


    Can these products be viewed on a mobile device, such as an iPad® or iPhone®?

    Yes. These products can be viewed on any device with an internet connection, including mobile devices. However, you cannot take notes, make highlights, or view flash cards on mobile devices.

    What other formats are the study aids available in? Do you have downloadable formats?

    West Academic offers study aids in a variety of eBook formats including downloadable eBooks available on store.westacademic.com. EBook formats for Kindle, iBooks or Google Play are also available and can be found by visiting their sites.