How do I access past Western New England University School of Law exams and articles/documents on Electronic Course Reserves?
Watch a tutorial on finding past exams!
Past exams can be accessed easily via our catalog, WILDPAC.
- Open the Law Library's catalog, WILDPAC.
- Go to Course Reserves tab.
- Type professor's last name or select Course Name tab and type name of course.
- Select a document and click the appropriate link.
- At the patron identification screen, enter your user name, Law Library patron barcode (located on the back of your College ID), and your PIN.
- It takes a few seconds to load a PDF file. You can change the document’s size by using the PDF toolbar’s pull down percentage size. Navigational page tools are at the bottom of PDF files. Be sure to print from the printer icon within the PDF file, not from the print command in the toolbar.
What if I don't have a PIN number?
If it is your first time accessing Electronic Course Reserves or databases via the catalog, you will need to create a PIN for authentication purposes. A PIN must include a minimum of six alpha-numeric characters.
- After entering your name and Law Library patron barcode on the patron identification screen, leave the PIN field blank and click the Submit button.
- You will be asked to reenter your name and Law Library patron barcode, and to create a PIN and enter it twice.
- You may also create your PIN by clicking on My WILDPAC on WILDPAC's main menu screen and completing the instructions in step 2 above.
- If at anytime you forget your PIN, simply consult a Librarian or Circulation staff member and ask to have your old PIN deleted so you can enter a new one, or use the Forgot your PIN? link.
- PINs are encoded in your Law Library patron record so that no one but you will know what it is.
Who can access exams or electronic documents/How secure are the documents?
Only authorized users designated by the Law Library are able to access exams and other electronic documents on Electronic Course Reserves. This includes currently enrolled law students and law faculty, administrators, staff and adjuncts. The list of authorized users will be reviewed, changed or deleted, as necessary and appropriate.
Please contact the Head of Access Services at 782-1484, or a Circulation staff member at 782-1457.