IntelliConnect and your legal research

Brooklyn Law School Library’s second session of its Spring Lunch and Learn covered CCH IntelliConnect.  View the presentation by Harold O’Grady, Reference Librarian and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law here.

What is IntelliConnect? It is a an integrated library subscription service that provided access to CCH’s world-class content on tax, securities and other business related law sources  that includes both primary law material such as current and pending statutes, regulations and cases as well as secondary sources such as explanations, news and current awareness and treatises.

How can you access IntelliConnect? On the BLS Library home page, click on “library.” In the “Quick Links” pull down menu, click on CCH Services to begin research. You can also use the link for CCH IntelliConnect. While on campus, create your user ID (preferably using your Brooklaw email address or another one) which will be your IntelliConnect ID. Please complete all fields. Your password must be between 6 and 32 characters. Any combination of letters, numbers or symbols may be used but spaces are not allowed. Your user ID and password are not case sensitive.

Is CCH IntelliConnect available off campus? After registering on campus, you can log in to CCH IntelliConnect, but you must consult the proxy instructions for off-campus access. Proxy instructions are available on the BLS Library web page under E-Resources. To access CCH IntelliConnect off campus, enter your email address and password.

Which Operating systems and browsers for CCH IntelliConnect? CCH IntelliConnect is optimized for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser. Using a PC and Internet Explorer is the preferred operating system. CCH IntelliConnect can be used on a MAC ONLY on Firefox. It does not support Safari and using Google Chrome is not recommended.

What is the Content of CCH IntelliConnect? The product covers a number of legal specialties including antitrust, banking, corporate governance, health care law, intellectual property, employment, securities, and tax law, and other topics. It is designed for specialized legal researchers and practitioners in highly regulated areas of law. Features include a Topic Navigator, a great way to find multiple sources in IntelliConnect on your topic; Practice Tools, which allows users to build Smart Charts for comparisons of laws and regulations across multiple jurisdictions;  a Citator function; a Client Letter Toolkit, a useful resource for practitioners.

Are there links to video tutorials about IntelliConnect?

  • WK tutorials are available at this link which includes the Tracker News Tutorial and the instructions for Viewing Trackers.
  • The Smart Charts video is at this link
  • A video on the December 2010 enhancements is available here.
  • The IntelliConnect Participant Training Guide is here.