Tuesday, October 6, 2020

NCLC Digital Library Now Available

The Goodson Law Library has recently subscribed to the National Consumer Law Center's NCLC Digital Library. This campus-wide database includes full-text access to 22 e-book titles on consumer law topics, including: debtor rights, mortgages & foreclosures, credit & banking, deception & warranties, and consumer litigation. A how-to guide for consumers on Surviving Debt is also included in this subscription.

The Quick Start Guide contains tips and tricks for searching and browsing the digital library. Recent updates to online editions as well as significant law changes in the last six months are marked with blue or red flags, respectively. As the guide cautions, the database's search features differ from research services like Lexis and Westlaw, but it is possible to develop proximity searches and exclude unwanted words using the NCLC search syntax. A separate "Advanced Pleadings Search" link is available to limit results only to sample documents included with publications.

For more information about the history of the NCLC, check out the Our Story section of their website. For assistance with using the new NCLC Digital Library database or with locating other consumer law resources, be sure to Ask a Librarian.