Current Awareness Resources

Patrons are encouraged to select the services they would find useful, and then use the hyperlinks to visit the homepages to sign up for the alert services.  These are only a sample of alert services that are available to faculty members and law students, please contact the Faculty Services Librarian if you would like to discuss other options available for specific topics.

American Lawyer

  • The American Lawyer, the nation's leading monthly magazine for lawyers, covers the business of the most successful law firms across.

American Society of International Law

  •  ASIL provides electeronic subscriptions to three of its publications: International Judicial MonitorASIL Insights and International Law in Brief .

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • The only major daily newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia. Free with user registration.

Bloomberg Law

  • Bloomberg Law has an alerts managerA tool designed to help you manage alerts across news, dockets, opinions, legislation, regulations and more, making it easy for you to stay on top of critical developments. Subscribe to any of its many e-mail newsletters on a wide variety of topics (former BNA).

CCH Tracker Newsletters

  • After creation of a user account from a Law School computer (not wireless), members of the Law School may choose to subscribed to a wide variety of business, human resources, and tax newsletters through CCH IntelliConnect.  To keep your account active, please note that patrons should login to their CCH user account from a Law School computer at least every six months.

Checkpoint (RIA)

  • Checkpoint provides convenient access to corporate and tax information, and is widely popular within law firms. While email alerts are available, for this source the easier route would be to establish RSS feeds for their publications.

Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Authoritative source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty and administration.

Congressional Quarterly Weekly

  • CQ Weekly reports on the activity of Congress completely and accurately every week.

Cyber Crime Newsletter

  • Cyber Crime Newsletter is a joint publication of the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law and the National Association of Attorneys General. The newsletter describes currrent developments, including timely articles, legislative action, corporate initiatives, and court cases.

Daily Report

  • The Daily Report is the primary source for news about the courts and the business and profession of law for lawyers in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. This is accessible from Law School computers or by researchers using the Law School's wireless internet.

Federal Register

  • The online version of the Federal Register permits researchers to set up alerts on certain topics or by search terms.


  • Search, track, and analyze federal and state legislation and rulemaking. To create an account, register here using your email address.


  • Patrons of the Law Library can log into MY GAVEL. Any search run in the catalog may then be saved, with an option for monthly runs that will search for new additions to the Law Library's collection that match the user-defined parameters.


  • GovTrack follows the status of legislation and the activities of your senators and representatives. After free regisration, the user can sign up for email alerts that notify about changes in legislation of interest. For these alerts, GovTrack draws its information from THOMAS and other official sites, such as the Senate and House homepages.


  • "JURIST is the world's only law school-based comprehensive legal news and research service. Its professionally-trained staff of law faculty and law students report and research the latest legal developments in real time for members of the legal community and the public at large.


  • Comprehensive legal news service; includes lawsuit filings, litigation, settlements, verdicts and court news

Law Library of Congress

  • In addition to collecting a number of the THOMAS resources that are available for RSS and email alerts (such as the Top Ten Bills of the Week, daily reports from both the House and Senate, as well as lists of bills presented to the President for signature), from this page the Law Library of Congress offers both its own blog, In Custodia Legis, and the Global Legal Monitor, which offers "News of legal developments from around the world, drawn from the Global Legal Information Network [GLIN, to which this library subscribes], official national legal publications,and reliable press sources."


  • Any search in Lexis can be saved and run by the database on a schedule that suits the user's needs. Simply click "Save as Alert" prompt at the top of the page of search results.


  • Lexicology is an innovative web-based service that provides law departments and firms with a depth of free practical know-how that would be impossible to produce internally.

National Law Journal

  • Recent court decisions, jury verdicts, expert practitioner columns, as well as reports focusing on emerging trends.

New York Times

  • The Law Library has an institutional subscription available for Faculty Members and law students.  You will need to initially register your account from a Law School computer (or the Law School's wireless internet) – After that you can access unlimited New York Times articles from anywhere after logging in.


  • This Blog dedicated to the Supreme Court provides links to dockets, breaking news and insights to the issues affecting the Supreme Court.

Smart CILP

  • SmartCILP is a fee-based service that provides automated personalized e-mail delivery of the Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP).  Contact the Faculty Services Librarian in order to gain access to this service or to modify your existing account.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

  • SSRN allows for rapid dissemination of new scholarship. Most emails are free after registration with the service. Of the over 200 titles distributed by SSRN, only some of the subject matter journals are fee-based. RSS feeds are able to follow the latest postings of a specific author. 


  • Selected legal content from approximately 140 countries. To create alerts, perform a search and save the results as a personalized alerts.


  • Any Westlaw search can be saved and run on a schedule to suit the patron's needs. From a results page, click "Create WestClip Alert."