May 20, 2022

UW Libraries to Replace Nexis Uni with Westlaw Campus Research

UW Libraries is replacing Nexis Uni with Westlaw Campus Research.  Access to Nexis Uni will end on June 30, 2022. The UW Libraries is facing a difficult budget situation that requires a thorough review of all resources to determine which resources efficiently and best suit the needs of the UW community, including students, faculty, staff, visiting researchers, and the public.

UW Librarians reviewed the content in Nexis Uni, considered the accessibility of the interface, the decline in usage, the significant subscription cost, and determined that campus legal, news, and business research needs are better met with different resources.

If you have saved documents to a personal account with Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic), export them before June 30 or they will be lost. Export options include saving the documents as PDFs or in Word; uploading them to Dropbox or Google Docs, or emailing or printing them.

Westlaw Campus Research has superior browsing and point & click navigation, making it far easier to use than Nexis Uni.  It has robust content and research tools that better support user needs. Due to the lower cost of Westlaw Campus Research, UW Libraries will be able to invest the savings into other library resources.

Replacement Resource Guide:

If you used Nexis Uni for… Now use…
News Sources Global Newsstream, US Newsstream, Access World News, or Factiva
Legal Research Westlaw Campus Research, Hein Online, or LegalTrac
Business Information Factiva for business news, D&B Hoovers for company information

If there is information you need that is not available in these resources, please contact your liaison librarian or use Interlibrary Loan for document delivery.

If you have questions about these library resources, please submit a message through our Ask Us email form or contact your liaison librarian.