Category Archives: Electronic Resources

New Library Website

Today we’re happy to announce the launch of our new website!  A lot of hard work has gone into the new design, especially by our webmaster Laurie Urquiaga.  Please test it out and let us know if there’s anything you find that isn’t working.  While most of the content on the page has remained the [...]

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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 improvements.  Unfortunately, the new release won’t be available until September (which will make things a bit tricky for those of us that would like to use Lexis Advance in our [...]

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New CALI Website

CALI (“The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction”) has recently released a revamped version of its website (along with a whole new color scheme).  CALI still offers its great interactive tutorials that are excellent for students trying to master their classes.  They are now up to 950 different lessons in 35 legal subject areas.  (I don’t [...]

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Hein Search Tip Update

When customers speak, Hein listens and acts–quickly.  I recently received an email from HeinOnline’s Vice President of Production Development, Shane Marmion, addressing some of the concerns I raised in a recent blog post regarding searching in HeinOnline.  He said that Hein had tweaked their code so that the “Turn to Page #” links within “View [...]

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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 work around to make my research experience better.  One of these is the functionality of “view all matching text pages.”  Let me explain. When researchers run a search in HeinOnline’s law [...]

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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 tax law researchers, Prof. Sears has created and maintains a Taxation Law Subject Guide that is extremely helpful.  It points researchers to a variety of print and electronic sources in [...]

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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 Bloomberg is wide open, some of you may not have access to Westlaw this summer.  Some of you may also be in firms that don’t use any of the more expensive legal [...]

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Armed Conflicts Database

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Armed Conflicts Database.  This database monitors current conflicts worldwide, “focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.” Currently there are 41 armed conflicts occurring across the world.  This [...]

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Digital Collections

100,000 downloads.  That was the milestone our digital repository hit last week.  Pretty impressive if you ask us.  The Howard W. Hunter Law Library Digital Collections, which debuted at the end of last summer, provides free access to a number of documents, including the complete archive of the Brigham Young University Law Review, the Journal of [...]

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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 students use Westlaw or Lexis during their summer work?  The answer is that it depends.  Each legal research vendor has its own policies on what summer accounts can be used for [...]

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