The Wisconsin State Law Library has recently purchased a subscription to WestPack which is a version of Westlaw designed for public use in libraries. It is available on four computers near the library’s reference desk. Contents of the subscription are summarized on the WSLL’s Electronic Resources page.
Heidi Yelk, Reference/Electronic Services Librarian at the WSLL, had this to say about WestPack:
Full-text case law searching is not new to the library since we’ve offered that through Loislaw.com for the last few years. I think what is exciting about having WestPack is the deeper scope of the databases and that we now provide full text searching of several popular treatises (McQuillians, Couch on Insurance, Wright & Miller and more). In addition, there’s access to several forms databases. This is very useful for both our attorney customers and our pro-se customers.
There will be a free WestPack training session at the WSLL on Wednesday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org). And, in celebration of National Library Week, they will also be showcasing WestPack on Thursday, April 14th with drop in demos from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.