Congressional Hearings Access

In September, Stephen Colbert made news when he testified at a Congressional Hearing about farm laborers.  While that hearing may not be…


Google Scholar Legal Opinions by Court

It's been over a year now since Google Scholar's addition of free, searchable legal opinions. This is a great option for law students and…


Fastcase

The Law Library has recently acquired access to Fastcase, a low-cost alternative to Westlaw and LexisNexis. As attorneys look to cut costs,…


New Look for Lexis

If you've logged on to LexisNexis today, you've noticed it looks a bit different. A white background has been added to give it a cleaner…


Free and Low-Cost Legal Research

In law school we focus a lot on Westlaw and LexisNexis, and with good reason. They are the leading legal research systems available.…


Loislaw

Loislaw is a low-cost alternative to Westlaw and Lexis. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles as those two, it does provide…


Westlaw/Lexis Summer Access

As everyone gets set to head out to jobs and externships a question I've heard a lot is whether your Westlaw or Lexis student accounts can…


HeinOnline Faceted Searching

We've talked here in the past about searching HeinOnline (see here and here). It takes some getting used to if you're coming from Google,…


LegalTrac

Have you ever been frustrated by too much information when searching legal journals on Westlaw and Lexis? Full-text searching is wonderful,…


Academic Research Class

Do you have to write a research paper or two this semester? Do you want some help? Come discover some of the resources that can help you…


Bar Journals

The Law Library's HeinOnline subscription now contains a collection of 55 Bar Journals that may be useful to you in your research. Like…


Google Scholar & the Law

The legal research blogosphere was full of discussion today about Google Scholar's addition of free legal content. Here's the announcement…


Study Aids – Finals Prep

The Law Library has a number of print study aids that can be quite useful to you as you study for finals. Many of these books provide…


Searching HeinOnline

HeinOnline is one of our favorite resources here in the Law Library. It offers PDF versions of many great legal resources. While many…


New Shepard’s Signal

LexisNexis has recently released a new Shepard's Signal for statutes. The red encircled exclamation point you may encounter when…


CaseMap Training

Organizing your research is an important part of the research process. You need a good way to keep track of all the cases, statutes, etc.,…


2L Legal Research Survey

We appreciate all of the 2Ls who participated in the Legal Research Survey sent to you by your research professors. We had 84 responses.…


LexisNexis Headnotes

Headnotes, found at the beginning of cases in both Westlaw and LexisNexis, are a valuable research tool. Because of their long life and…


Choosing a Paper Topic

One of the things I talked about in the Academic Legal Research training today was choosing a topic for a case note or seminar paper. There…


Academic Legal Research Training

Writing a case note or comment? Need to get started on a seminar paper? Can't find the right topic? Research for an academic paper can be a…


LexisNexis Related Content

The CM Law Library blog points out that LexisNexis has just released its "Related Content" feature, which appears to be the competitor to…


Casemaker v. Fastcase

I've blogged before about alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw for legal research. Two alternatives, Casemaker and Fastcase, are provided as…


Treatises

Today a colleague and I had a lunch meeting with a group of attorneys in Salt Lake to discuss legal research. One of them kept pointing out…


ASPIRE

 LexisNexis has recently announced its new Associates Serving Public Interests Research Program that supports 2009 graduates pursuing…