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HeinOnline Alumni Access

The Howard W. Hunter Law Library is excited to announce that it can now offer BYU Law Alums access to HeinOnline’s law journal database.  This database contains PDF versions of over 1,900 law reviews and journals, with coverage of each beginning with the first issue published.  While the majority of our online resources are restricted [...]

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New York Times Access

BYU Law students and faculty can wave goodbye to the 10 article monthly limit on the New York Times website.  The Law Library has recently entered into an agreement to provide unlimited access to nytimes.com for students, faculty, and staff.  The agreement also provides access to the NY Times smartphone apps. A recent New York [...]

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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 useful to you.  The first is the ability to select a source from the search bar.  When Lexis Advance was first released, there was no good way to select [...]

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Life in the Law

Life in the Law, a BYU Law School publication, has recently been digitized and made available electronically by the BYU Law Library.  The three volumes of Life in the Law “contain prized collections of exceptional essays by thoughtful men and women who have examined things that matter most in both their professional and private lives. [...]

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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.”  Why?  The fact is that you simply don’t have much control over which you’ll be using in practice, so you should get to know both systems in law school.  It’s true that [...]

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National Law Journal

The Law Library has recently subscribed to the electronic version of the National Law Journal, a legal news source.  The National Law Journal is a great place to stay current on what’s going on in the law and in legal education.  BYU Law students and faculty can get access to the National Law Journal by [...]

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Journal of Public Law Archive

The Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law and the Howard W. Hunter Law Library have recently partnered to provide full-text access to all issues of the Journal back to its inception in 1986.  Issues can be browsed by date allowing users to see the most recent issue in 2013, the first issue in 1986, [...]

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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 don’t speak the language.  To help, we’re always looking to expand our access to foreign law and have recently subscribed to a new database that does just that.  vLex is a great [...]

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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 research papers.  This is a great question that many of you may have to deal with this semester, so let’s discuss. Picking a paper topic is often one of [...]

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Judge Elrod’s Visit

The Law School was fortunate to hear today from the Honorable Jennifer W. Elrod of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Her lecture was titled “State Courts: The Immediate and Visible Guardians of Life and Property.”  In discussing the state courts, Judge Elrod mentioned Judge Friendly’s historical study of bias (or [...]

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