Treatises on Lexis

Often one of the best places to start legal research is with a legal treatise.  This is especially true for law students who have less…


Explore Content – Lexis Advance

Yesterday Lexis Advance released its Explore Content feature which allows researchers to browse sources by subject or by jurisdiction.…


Lexis Advance Revision

Lexis is currently working on an update to Lexis Advance that will bring some big changes to how the interface looks and add some nice…


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…


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."…


No Westlaw Printers

As summer comes to an end it's time for us to get you caught back up on what you missed while you've been away.  One of the things we…


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…


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…


Westlaw Printers

As we announced earlier this school year, Westlaw will be removing its printers this summer.  We're still figuring out an exact date, but…


Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Summer Access

The last legal research classes of the semester will be held today.  While that's likely welcome news for many, it means that the next…


Lexis Advance This Summer

Lexis has just announced that law students will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance this summer.  That means you can use Lexis Advance…


Lexis Advance

By now most of our students should be aware of Lexis Advance, Lexis's newest iteration and competitor to WestlawNext.  In an attempt to get…


The Citator Gap

Using Shepard's or KeyCite to make sure the cases you rely upon are good law is an essential part of the research process.  These citators,…


Westlaw/Lexis Summer Access

Many of you have asked about access to Westlaw and Lexis over the summer.  Each company's rules regarding use of your student account this…


Unethical Requests for Westlaw/Lexis Usage

In a recent opinion the Utah State Bar's Ethics Advisory Committee was faced with the issue of whether it was a violation of the ethics…


Lexis Advance Beta Info

All BYU law students and faculty should now have access to Lexis Advance Beta.  I blogged about Lexis Advance near the start of school, but…


CaseMap

One of the most important things about legal research is taking notes and staying organized.  It really doesn't matter how you do it, the…


1L Westlaw and Lexis Trainings

It's nice to have everyone back after our lack-of-power induced holiday on Friday and Labor day yesterday.  We hope you're getting back to…


Lexis Advance

A new semester is about to begin, so it's time to take a look at changes in legal research.  The biggest change is the new version of…


50 State Surveys

One of the most daunting and painful research projects asked of research assistants is the 50 state survey.  In short, this requires you…


Legal Research in Foreign Countries

We know that many of our students will be doing externships overseas this summer.  Unfortunately, many of the resources you've learned…


Westlaw, Lexis Summer 2011 Access

Contrary to popular belief, Westlaw and LexisNexis are not free in law school.  The Law Library pays annual subscription fees so that…