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TMLL provides access to both Bloomberg Law and the Bloomberg BNA Library to members of the law school community. BNA Law Reports allow you to stay current in a variety of topics and practice areas.  You can have e-mail notifications sent directly to your inbox for your favorite BNA Reports.  Please see the "Manage E-Mail Notifications" tab for more details.

*Select content from this guide was used with permission from Howard E. Bailey, content created and developed by Jan Stone at the University of Memphis Law School Law Library.


Getting Started

To request a Bloomberg password, please complete the Bloomberg Law Registration form ( or contact a Librarian. Use your official University of Maryland e-mail address to register. After registration, you will receive an e-mail address with your access information.

1.  Once you have activated your account, you are ready to use Bloomberg Law.  You can access Bloomberg Law by going to the Law Library web page and select  Databases.

2.  Next, select Bloomberg Law from the list of databases.

3.   Use the username and password you created to log into Bloomberg Law.


Practice Centers

Practice Centers allow you to access all primary and secondary sources available on Bloomberg Law in one place.  Practice Centers include information in the following areas: Antitrust; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy; Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; Employee Benefits; Health, Intellectual Property; Labor & Employment; and Securities.  To browse and access practice centers from the Bloomberg BNA Library go to our database list and choose "Bloomberg BNA Databases"

To access the Practice Centers in Bloomberg Law, select the Practice Centers tab and then choose the area of law you are interested in.  You can also make one of these Practice Centers your Homepage on Bloomberg Law.


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Bloomberg Law has created a Help Center with tutorials on how to use Bloomberg Law to your best advantage.  Click here to access the Help Center.  Also, they have a 24/7 Help Desk 888-560-BLAW (2529).


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