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Study Aids for First Year Courses

Database Instructions

The ebook study aid databases allow for downloading, printing, cut and paste, highlighting, bookmarking and taking notes.  See below for some "how-tos".

Aspen Learning Library fka Wolters Kluwer

Aspen Learning Library  


  1. Go to
  2. If you are off campus, you can access this through the VPN or enter your UANet Id and password to access.

Notes, Bookmarks and Highlights: You must create a subaccount to save your highlights and notes.

  1. Log into Aspen Learning Library  using your library card number, which is your UANet ID.
  2. Once you are logged in, on the righthand side there is a blue-green box on the right that says "Register".  Click Register to set up a personal account.

Make sure you are logged into your both the school's account and your personal subaccount.  The top of the page will say your school's name AND your username.

Printing:  You can print up to 30% of the book if you’re signed in with your sub-login.  


Access and download books via Android, Apple, Mac or PC App. You can download the app of your choice here.

Find each app user guide here.


West Academic

West Academic Study Aids

Highlights & Notes, Cut and Paste
You must create an account to add notes and highlights.  Click on Create Account in the upper right. Then, be sure you are signed into your account.  

Go to the book you want, go to Book Browse and click on a section. Then click on the blue box on the right that says Open in Redshelf eReader.  See the slide show below.

You can print unlimited pages from the browser view of a book. In the eReader that supports highlighting and note taking, you can print up to 25% of any book.

Student Inquiries
If you have questions or need technical support:
Call: 1-877-888-1330 (option 4) 


How to Access Red Shelf Version of West Academic Study Aids

Sign in to your West Academic Account

Search for the book you want

Go to Browse Book and pull up a section of the text

Click on Open EShelf eReader - blue box in the upper right

You are in the Ereader. You can highlight and add notes - just go to some text...

Highlight and Add Notes

Spaced Repetition

Training Video by Gabe Teninbaum, creator of Spaced Repetition


If you want to turn off certain subtopics in a Space Repetition Topic, such as Criminal Law, here is how to do it:

Go to “My Stack”
Click on the words “Emanuel Law in a Flash for Criminal Law”
Click on the red button on the right that says Manage Topic.  See screenshot below.
You get a pop up where you can turn on/off specific subtopics.  See screenshot below.




Adding Existing Cards to a Custom Deck:

1. Create a Custom Deck:

  • Click on My Stack (on the left)
  • Click the box near the top right that says New Custom Deck.
  • Fill in the information to create the custom deck.
  • You can type in your own flash cards from there.

2. Add existing cards to a Custom Deck

Method One: When you are studying the cards and see a card you want to save, click on Save Card To in the lower left.

Method Two: 

  • Click on My Stack (on the left)
  • For a particular deck, click on "Cards in this deck" below the name of the deck (e.g. Emanuel Law in a Flash for Criminal Law).
  • A table pops up listing all the cards.  Click on Save Card to for the desired cards.