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…


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…


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…


UT Supreme Court Visit

Tomorrow the Law School will host the Utah Supreme Court as they hear two cases in the Moot Court Room.  This is a fantastic opportunity…


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…


Foreign & Comparative Law Collection

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


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…


Summer Research Success

One week of finals down, a few more days to go.  Good luck to everyone studying hard!  Don't forget that the Law Library has a number of…


Litigation Practice Materials

When you think about legal research, it's likely things like cases, statutes, and regulations come to mind.  That's good because that's…


Picking Paper Topics

About this time of year we begin getting requests for help developing topics for papers.  While we have several different resources that…


Unpublished Hearings

The word "unpublished" can often be misleading in today's legal research environment.  These days documents that are "unpublished" are now…


History of SCOTUS Nominations

Nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States are always a hot topic - especially in law school.  With President Obama's reelection…


Congressional Bills, 1789-2013

From grade school we learn about bills and how they become law.  Some bills die, some are amended, some become law.  No matter what…


Welcome Back and New Search Bar

Welcome back!  We hope you enjoyed your time off.  I certainly did--enough so that I was nonexistent on this blog over the break.  As you…


Utah Recodifications

From to time to time the Utah legislature reorganizes and renumbers certain titles in the Utah Code.  This process is known as…


Google Books to Library Books

Searching Google Books can often be an important part of research as it allows researchers to search the full-text of many books.  However,…


Google Scholar Legal Documents

Earlier this week I retweeted a blog post on Internet for Lawyers detailing a change to Google Scholar and how it affects case law…


Where to Start Researching?

One of the common questions you'll face when receiving a new legal research assignment is "Where should I start?"  There's a number of…


Library Catalog Enhancements

The Law Library catalog is the place to go to find books (both print and electronic) in our collection.  Recently a few more features were…