Monday, August 15, 2011

3 Passwords

You are requested to create usernames and passwords during orientation. You will end up with three usernames/passwords.

1. Login to Hofstra University's portal: you are given a username and password and asked to change the password. You will be asked to change your password from time to time.

2. Lexis password: a Lexis card with an access code is in the 1L Library orientation packet. You must create a Lexis username and password. Instructions on using the access code to create your username/password are on the card. A few faculty do use Lexis web courses but it is also necessary when you are taught Lexis and Westlaw.

3. Westlaw password: you should have received the Westlaw password in the mail earlier this system. Instructions on how to create your unique username/password are on the card. Many professors use TWEN in their classes so access is required for this as well as for legal research.

It is a good idea to hold onto the Lexis card with the access code and the Westlaw card with the password. You may forget your unique username/password and the information on these cards assist with re-setting both.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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