Email Alerts

Law faculty and students may find the following services helpful for staying up-to-date on new scholarship, case law, and other legal development.  use the hyperlinks to visit the homepages, and sign up for the alert services.


Journal Alerts through HeinOnline


There are over 30 different online journals through HeinOnline for which patrons can set up eTOC alerts.  Click here for more information.










LegalTrac Search Alerts allow you to create email alerts / RSS feeds alerts for the serches run in LegalTrac.  Email alerts can be sent daily, weekly or monthly. 


After running a search in LegalTrac, create an alert by clicking on "Create Search Alert" link under the Tools menu in the sidebar on the right side of the page.  This will open a new window for you to select the frequency of the alerts, the format, and the ability to subscribe to the RSS feed.  Search LegalTrac here

BNA Email Alerts


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

Sign Up Now for Email Alerts




















Lexis Eclipse


ECLIPSE is a search you save to run automatically at user specified intervals. Users can also specify the way they receive their results.
To save an ECLIPSE search:


1. Choose a database.

2. Run a “Terms and Connectors” search. ECLIPSE searches     

    cannot be created for Natural Language searches.

3. When you have the results you want, click the “Save As

    ECLIPSE” link on the top of the screen.

4. Name your search.

5. Choose the update frequency.

6. Choose the way your results are delivered: online only (you

    access the results when you sign on to Lexis), printer

    (results, cite only or full text, sent to faculty support printer

    directly), email (results, cite only or full text, sent to your


7. You can choose to be notified by email when new results are available.


Click here for more information about Lexis ECLIPSE.

CCH Tracker Newsletters


To access the CCH Tax Research Network database, users will first have to sign on with their University of Mississippi WebID Login (For more WebID information, please visit UM Online Services).


Users will then need to create a username and password to access the CCH Tax Research Network database. If you need further assistance, please contact the Service Desk at (662) 915-6812.


Once a username and password have been created, log-in here.  On the bottom right of the screen, under Downloads, click on "Sign up for Free Email Newsletters."  Scroll down to the "CCH Journals and Newsletters" box and click Sign Up Now for Email Alerts

Recent Additions to the Grisham Law Library Collection


Go to the "Library Services" tab on the main library website and select the monthly listings from the far right side column under "New Acquisitions."










Case Alert Services


The Cert Pool


Expert Analysis of Noteworthy Federal Circuit Cases





Social Science Research Network (SSRN)


Users can receive email alerts when new papers are distributed in the networks, as well as going to the SSRN website and downloading abstracts and papers. The web-based resources include information on over 77,000 recent research papers and over 52,000 PDF files.

Go to Social Science Research Network Instructions to subscribe.

CILP (Current Index to Legal Periodicals) / Smart 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, MS 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).


Smart CILP

Smart CILP  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 by contacting a reference librarian - 601-915-6812 or



Westclip is Westlaw's  alerting service for law reviews, cases, legislation, news, etc.  Any search of its databases can be saved and searched for future research sessions.  Click here to learn how to use WestClip and here for a .pdf of more information.



















Google Alerts


Have Google send you email updates concerning areas of interest to you.  Simply type in a search query and select the specifications.  Get started here.


Westlaw E-Newsletters


Choose from among several types of e-newsletters that will be sent to your email account quarterly, monthly, bi-monthly, bi-weekly, or daily depending on the e-newsletter chosen.

Click here to sign up.