How to Access TWEN

If your professor is using TWEN as their course management tool this semester, watch this screencast on YouTube to make sure you are able…


Welcome, Class of 2020!

The Law Library is happy to welcome the class of 2020 to the law school! We’re excited that you’re here with us and want you to know that…


Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Ed.

The 17th Edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has just been released and BYU Law students and faculty have access to the newest edition…


Research Help

The new semester is well under way and many of our students are already starting the process of thinking about research papers. If you're…


Finals Help

We do our best to help our students out during finals time.  Here are some resources and services we hope will make this time a little less…


Need Help? Ask The Reference Desk

Are you a 1L working through one of your weekly research assignments? Are you doing research for your substantial writing? Do you have…


Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. Reboot

ProQuest’s Statistical Abstracts of the U.S. is getting a makeover! The cleaner, more intuitive interface will go live June 1st ProQuest…


Key Numbers in WestlawNext

When WestlawNext originally launched a number of years ago, I found it interesting that Topics and Key Numbers were less visible than they…


Legal Info. Overload

Researchers deal with a consistent problem these days - legal information overload.  The sheer amount of legal information can be…


Foreign and Int’l Law Research

While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and…


Hein Search Tip Update

When customers speak, Hein listens and acts--quickly.  I recently received an email from HeinOnline's Vice President of Production…


Local Gov’t Law Research

While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be…


Hein Search Tip

I love HeinOnline.  It's a must-have for all academic legal research.  With that said, there are still a few minor things I've learned to…


Tax Research

Researching tax law can be tough.  We're lucky enough here to have a law librarian, Dennis Sears, who is a tax research expert.  To help…


Low-Cost Legal Research

As school was coming to an end I blogged about student access to Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg for the summer.  While the access to Lexis and…


Armed Conflicts Database

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the International Institute for Strategic Studies' Armed Conflicts Database.  This database…


Summer Help

The Write-On is winding down and externships and jobs will soon be starting up.  Just because you'll be gone for the summer doesn't mean…


WL/LX/BL Summer Access

Finals are over!  Congrats!  Now that "summer" is here, it's time to answer a question that I get often throughout the school year.  Can…


Get Ready for Finals

It's hard to believe finals are already here.  As always, the library has a number of resources and services to help you get ready for…


Lexis Advance Enhancements

A couple of weeks ago, Lexis released some changes to Lexis Advance.  I wanted to run through a couple of them that I thought might be…


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…


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…