Current Awareness

Subscription databases including HeinOnline, Lexis, and Westlaw, and freely available websites such as offer alerts and notification features. Additional current awareness services include:

Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

CILP is a current awareness service providing tables of contents to hundreds of law reviews and legal journals organized within more than one hundred subject headings. It comes as an e-mail to faculty who request it. Contact Elana Olson (81696) or your library liaison for assistance with CILP.


SmartCILP is an automated personalized e-mail delivery of CILP available to full-time faculty of the law school. It allows the researcher to choose law journals from which to receive tables of contents, as well as to create a personal profile from various subject headings by which to receive notices of articles within the chosen subject. SmartCILP profiles can be changed, allowing subscribers to tailor the delivery of CILP to their changing research needs. Contact Elana Olson  (81696) or your library liaison for assistance with SmartCILP.

Bloomberg Law Newsletters 

Our subscription to Bloomberg Law includes numerous newsletters and alerts across practice areas and topics to which you and your students can subscribe. Sign up for or manage your subscriptions by signing into Bloomberg Law and accessing "Subscribe to Newsletters." 

Wisconsin Legislative Notification Service

The Wisconsin Legislative Notification System offers a means to follow legislation by receiving daily or weekly emails for specific legislative activities. Choose items by Proposal, Committee, Author, or Subject and select the activities for which you would like to receive notifications. More information and free registration are available at the WI Legislative Notification Service webpage.