The Online Library is an intuitive online version of the authoritative content you’ve come to expect from LJP and National Underwriter.
The Online Library provides easy access to dependable information and easy-to-use tools to organize and annotate your research in digital editions. The Online Library bookshelf helps you manage and navigate any title you own in online or in eBook format. All online titles offer fully searchable text and indexes.
When you own more than one title, you can perform your online searches across multiple titles. As you're reading online, you can create folders, save searches, annotate, highlight, and bookmark information using customization features unique to the Online Library. Useful in conjunction with print editions, the Online Library is an innovative, dynamic platform for online research.
The LJP Online Library is your home for digital versions of your trusted LJP professional and legal resources. LJP, a division of ALM Media, LLC, offers titles in over 30 practice areas and 9 specific regions, written by authors who are among the nation’s most highly regarded members of the profession.
The National Underwriter Online Library is your home for digital versions of your trusted National Underwriter resources. National Underwriter, a division of ALM Media, LLC, has been the first in line with the targeted tax, insurance, and financial planning information you need to make critical business decisions and best advise clients. Boasting nearly a century of expert experience, our reputable editors are dedicated to putting accurate and relevant information right at your fingertips.
To get started on the NU Online Library, you must first purchase the eBook + Online option on our e-commerce site, NU Resource Center. Once you complete your eBook + Online purchase, the book will automatically be added to 'My Bookshelf' on the NU Online Library. Simply log in to the NU Online Library with your existing NU Resource Center username and password.
The My Bookshelf tab is your personal homepage, providing one-click access to any digital books you own.
The My Activities tab displays all the collections from your research. You will find all of your bookmarks, highlights, notes, and folders you’ve created that are associated with the book.
To view, edit, or delete bookmarks:
To view, edit, or delete highlights:
To view, edit, or delete notes:
To view, edit, or delete folders:
Go to My Bookshelf, and select a book by clicking on the book title or book cover. Using the navigation panel on the left side, you can choose to view your bookmarks, highlights, notes and folders.
The My eBooks section is a listing of the books available to you in .epub format. From this tab, you can access the most up-to-date versions of your eBooks, which can also be downloaded.
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My Wishlist lets you save books you may wish to purchase. To add a book, click the Add to Wishlist link. To view your Wishlist, click My Wishlist at the top of any page.
The Online Library allows you to save specific searches to help you easily find topics you frequently search for. Simply click the Save this Search button from any search results page to store a search for future use. To rerun that search at any time, click My Saved Searches, which is listed below the search box at the top of all site pages.
This is a catalog listing of all available books in the Online Library. If you select a book that is not already in your bookshelf, you will be directed to an e-commerce product page for purchase.
To Export a section of your book, click the Export icon at the top of the reading window, check the specific section(s) that you want to export, and select your desired format: DOC, PDF, RTF or TXT.
To Print a selection, click the Print icon at the top of the reading window. You then have the choice to Print Current Section, Print Multiple Sections or Print Selected Text. In order to Print Selected Text, use your mouse to highlight the paragraph(s) you wish to print and select Print Selected Text from the Print menu.
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Once you’re logged in, simply click the title from within the My Bookshelf tab.
Find content via the Navigation panel.
Navigate a book via the Index.
Find updates to material quickly and easily using the What’s New? tab.
The Search at the top of any page limits your search to title, author, keyword, ISBN or catalog book number and will return search results that will display book titles only. The Advanced Search lets you search content within the books and allows you to refine your search in several effective ways.
In the Search box at the top of the page, type in the title, author, keyword or ISBN and click Search. This simple search retrieves all book titles associated with your search terms, including those that are not already in My Bookshelf.
Select the Advanced Search option to the right of the Search box at the top of the page. Once you enter your search term, you’ll see that Advanced Search helps you by suggesting auto-complete search terms that you can select from. With Advanced Search, you can filter your search in several helpful ways:
Once you’ve executed a search, the results are organized by book; the books with the most results will be listed first.
The below chart, which is also available on the Advanced Search page, provides detailed examples of complex search types.
Returns all cases containing the word disclosure.
terms joined with AND
(disclosure AND inadvertent)(disclosure & inadvertent)
Using AND narrows your search. This search returns only cases that contain both terms.
excluding terms preceded by NOT or a -hyphen
disclosure NOT inadvertent disclosure -inadvertent
Excluding terms preceded by NOT or a -hyphen will narrow your search if any results contain the word you are excluding. This search returns cases that contain the word disclosure, but excludes any that also contain the word inadvertent.
terms joined with OR
(disclosure OR discovery)
Using OR broadens your search. This search returns all cases that contain the word disclosure in addition to all that contain the word discovery.
(disclosure OR discovery) AND inadvertent
Use ( ) to define which terms will be searched first. This search expands the results to locate all cases that contain disclosure in addition to all that contain discovery, and then limits that pool to only those which also contain the word inadvertent.
Using quotation marks limits your search more than using AND. This search returns only those cases that contain those words in this exact order.
disclosure [email protected]
The “@10” operator returns results that contain disclosure and inadvertent within 10 words of each other. Using proximity search will return fewer results than using AND, and more results than searching for an exact phrase. Use a smaller or larger number to contact or expand the results found by the search.
Typing the asterisk character in place of a word ending returns results containing the word stem you type followed by any word ending. The example search returns results containing the words disclosure, disclosures, disclosing, discloses, disclosed, etc....
My Account is where you can manage your account for your Online Library and other ALM publications or web products you currently subscribe to. Click here for the full list of ALM publications and web products.
Need something beyond an individual account for your company, firm, or team? A group account subscription allows your team to access one larger account. No matter where your team lives, practices, or travels, they can have instant access to a high-quality online reading experience. With access to two centralized online libraries, we make team management simple and efficient. Whether your team employs 3 employees or 1,000 -- LJP and National Underwriter offers flexible custom subscriptions for everyone.
A group account subscription offers you and your team access to all the books you need to succeed. Key features include:
Note that each member of your team will need to create their own individual account within the group account subscription to perform activities such as bookmarking, highlighting, taking notes, and creating folders. This is to prevent saving personalized activities on your team’s group account subscription.
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Each member of your team will need to create their own individual account within the group account subscription to perform activities such as bookmarking, highlighting, taking notes, and creating folders. This is to prevent saving personalized activities on your team’s group account subscription.
‘Access on the Go’ allows each member of your team to create their own individual account within the group account subscription to perform activities such as bookmarking, highlighting, taking notes, and creating folders. This is to prevent saving personalized activities on your team’s group account subscription. Learn more
Separate from online versions of books, eBooks are digital, downloadable versions of books in an .epub file format. eBooks can be downloaded and read on your desktop or a variety of popular tablet and mobile devices; you must have an eBook reader in order to view your eBook. Once downloaded, access to the Internet is not required to read them. Internet access is required to access hyperlinks and other materials referenced in the books.
eBooks are digital, downloadable versions of books in an .epub file format. eBooks can be downloaded and read on your desktop or a variety of popular tablet and mobile devices; you must have an eBook reader in order to view your eBook. Once downloaded, access to the Internet is not required to read them. Internet access is required to access hyperlinks to cases, statutes and other materials referenced in the books.
Online books are hosted directly on the Online Library. You must have internet access in order to read them. You can highlight, take notes, and bookmark directly in your online books on the Online Library.
The file format used is EPUB 2.0. EPUB is a free and open eBook standard established by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. See http://idpf.org/epub
For Barnes & Noble NOOK users, see our troubleshooting section for more information and support links.
Use of other party’s applications/tools are subject to their terms and conditions. Use of such third party’s applications is at your own risk.
ALM eBooks are not available for Kindle at this time. Kindle Fire users may install unsupported ePub reading applications. In order to do this, Kindle Fire users need to open the Kindle Fire’s settings menu, select Device, then turn on “allow installation of applications from unknown sources”. Users can then download an ePub reader application directly from any manufacturer’s website. See our recommended application list for Android devices.
Once downloaded, the eBook will not expire.
For LJP and National Underwriter books: when the content is updated, you will be notified when the new edition is available if you have selected to be notified of book updates under My Account . Click the Online Library Alerts tab.
For LJP, regional books: when the content is updated, you will be notified with the shipment of the new edition, or via invoice for eBook only customers. Regional books will only be available on the LJP site for 24 months after publication.
With the exception of group accounts, use of an ALM eBook is for the personal use of the buyer only and is subject to the Terms and conditions which is incorporated into the eBook.
In order to make our products easily accessible across a variety of devices and eBook reader applications, ALM eBooks have adopted a Digital Rights Management (DRM) policy known as “Social DRM” as opposed to imposing a more restrictive policy. Your name appearing on the book indicates that you are the sole owner of the book and will abide by the terms and conditions.
Once you have completed your eBook purchase using the shopping cart service provided by either www.lawcatalog.com or www.nationalunderwriter.com you will receive an email with a link to download the .epub file. Simply click the link and download the eBook file.
You can also download the eBook directly from My eBooks.
We recommend that you download the eBook file directly to the device they intend to use to read it. If an eBook application is already installed, the eBook will automatically open. If the file is downloaded to the device which does not have an eBook eReader, the book will not open until an application is installed. Please see our troubleshooting section for more information about downloading eBook reader applications.
Sign In to your Online Library account with the username and password you used when you purchased the book. Click on the My eBooks link. From here, you will see a list of eBooks you have purchased and options to email or download the eBook. You will have seven days to retrieve your eBook. If you do not retrieve your eBook within this timeframe, you can regenerate the email with the download link. Please note that you must have an eBook reader in order to open and read your downloaded book.
If you do not receive an email with the eBook download link within 5 minutes, please check your spam filter/folder. If the email is not in your spam folder, you can re-download the book or Contact Us for assistance.
You will have seven days to retrieve your eBook. If you do not retrieve your eBook within this timeframe, you will simply need to regenerate the email with the download link. See the next section for details.
There is no limit to the number of times the book can be re-downloaded. Once you purchase the book it is yours to keep. Please see our eBook terms and conditions policy which is included in the front matter of the eBook as well as on our website.
There is no limit to the number of devices where the book can be downloaded for personal use. Please see our eBook terms and conditions policy which is included in the front matter of the eBook as well as on our website.
Results will vary depending on the device, eBook reader and personal library software you use. We recommend checking the FAQ and user groups for your device and eBook reader.
If you do intend to transfer notes and annotations, we recommend Adobe Digital Editions.
See the website for system requirements and instructions for your machine and OS. http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/systemreqs/
To Install Digital Editions: Navigate to http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
You will be required to create an Adobe ID in order to use this free service, the Adobe ID enables you to transfer items protected by digital rights management (DRM) between multiple computers or devices and restore them after a data loss or system reinstallation.
To learn more about Adobe ID, see https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/index.cfm
To download the Aldiko reader: http://www.aldiko.com/
iBooks is an eBook application manufactured by Apple Inc. for their operating system and devices. iBooks is not pre-loaded onto devices; users may install iBooks free of charge from the iTunes App Store.
Barnes & Noble NOOK
NOOK can read ALM eBooks you have transferred onto the device using a USB connection from your PC or Mac®. For support, please see the Nook support page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/NOOK-Support/379003184
NOOK offers a variety of free applications for sharing content across devices, see the NOOK application page for details. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/free-nook-apps/379003593
Automatic updates are for the Law Journal Press Online Library only. These updates ensure that your digital editions are always the most current and save you the time and effort of inserting new pages and discarding old ones.
Primary source material is integrated into all relevant LJP Online Library books and access is conveniently located at the end of a chapter topic.
Click the case name or statute link.The case or statute will open in a separate reading window, enabling you to retain your place in your book while accessing cases and statutes.
Click the print button in the top right corner of the reading window to print the case or statute.
Please Note: our database of primary source material is ever changing and there may be some cases or other specialized authorities that are not yet available. You may encounter links where you receive a message “The case is not currently available, click here for Google Search.” We have decided to include these cases as live links so that if and when the cases do become available, users can get to them right away instead of waiting for the next release for the links to work. The Google search offered is pre-populated with the case details in order to speed up your research.
Yes. While simply reading the eBook does not require internet access, internet access is required to access the cases and statutes.
To access this primary source material, click the case name or statute link, which will look like a hyperlink. The application may ask you if you wish to leave the application in order to open the case using another application. The case or statute will open in a separate Internet browser application. You will need to return to your eBook reading application to resume reading the book.
Tools for toggling between internet browsers and eBook readers on tablet devices may vary. For example, using the iPad, you can double click the home button to quickly move from one open application to another open application. We recommend checking the FAQ and user groups for your device and eBook reader to discover navigation tips and tricks.
Open the LJP bound book. The binder has a ring in the center. Lift the ring and pull straight up. Hold the pages down with the other hand while lifting up.
If your binder is faulty, please Contact Us. Please be sure to include the name of the title; the address the binder should be mailed; and your account number if you know it.
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Requests for the replacement of a significant number of pages may incur replacement and shipping fees. Requests for replacement copies should be sent to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the name of the title; the pages requested; the address the pages should be mailed; and your account number if you know it.
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