10th Circuit’s New Website

Government websites are a mixed bag.  Some are quite modern, while others look like they're stuck in the '90s.  The information on these…


Westlaw or Lexis?

One of the questions students frequently ask me is whether they should use Westlaw or Lexis.  My answer is the always frustrating "both."…


Citations to Old Cases

Last week I blogged about the HeinOnline/Fastcase partnership.  One of the things I've noticed as I've been looking at the cases provided…


Cases in HeinOnline

A recent partnership between HeinOnline and Fastcase now provides access to cases within HeinOnline.  Until now, HeinOnline users have only…


National Law Journal

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the electronic version of the National Law Journal, a legal news source.  The National Law…


vLex for Foreign Law

Each year a number of our students do research on the laws of foreign countries.  Finding these laws can be challenging, especially if you…


Paper Topics

Welcome back!  It's a new year and a fresh start.  I had a question at the reference desk yesterday about where to look for topics for…


Legal Research From The Bar

We talk a lot about Westlaw and Lexis in our legal research classes, but there are a number of other low-cost/free legal research resources…


Downloading on HeinOnline

I noticed the other day that HeinOnline changed their printer icon for a download icon.  This makes a lot of sense because the articles…


Encyclopedia of Public International Law

If you're interested in learning more about public international law, the library's subscription to the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public…


BYU Law Review Archive

The Brigham Young University Law Review and the Howard W. Hunter Law Library have recently partnered to provide full-text access to all…


Annotations in WestlawNext

In our first year legal research class, we've recently discussed statutory research.  An annotated code is an extremely useful tool when…


Immigration Law & Policy

Immigration law and policy is always a hot topic in the U.S.  In order to provide additional resources for research in the area of…


Hosanna-Tabor Oral Argument

Yesterday the Law School was pleased to host Hannah Clayson Smith as she delivered the Honored Alumni Lecture.  Her lecture focused on…


Audio Cases

Law students and lawyers read a lot.  First years are experiencing that fact for the first time this week.  We hope it's going well.  While…


Foreign & Comparative Law Collection

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the Parker School of Foreign & Comparative Law Collection on HeinOnline.  This collection…


Opposition to Working Late

A few weeks ago I was doing some legislative history research in the 1868 Congressional Globe - the precursor to today's Congressional…


Farewell Westlaw Printers

As we've mentioned before, Westlaw has decided to discontinue student printing and remove its Westlaw printers from the law school.  While…


Lexis.com Passwords Deactivated

Since Lexis Advance debuted, Lexis users have had separate passwords for Lexis.com and Lexis Advance--which has been a pain.  In order to…


Westlaw China

The Law Library has recently subscribed to Westlaw China, Westlaw's online legal database of Chinese law.  Westlaw China contains…


Federal Register 2.0

A few weeks ago I wrote about one of my favorite government websites - regulations.gov.  Another one of my favorites also has to do with…


Finding Treatises on Lexis Advance

As students head out to work this summer we see fewer and fewer around the library.  But, that doesn't mean we're not busy helping with…


FCC’s Indecency Policy

A few weeks back I saw a Deseret News article that caught my eye for a couple of reasons.  First, I'm a parent and the article reported on…


Historical State Statutes

HeinOnline is a great place to go for historical legal materials.  Hein has recently added to its impressive collection by making available…