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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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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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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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