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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Summer Help

The Write-On is winding down and externships and jobs will soon be starting up.  Just because you'll be gone for the summer doesn't mean the library will abandon you.  This is the time …

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 …

Citations to Old Cases

Last week I blogged about the HeinOnline/Fastcase partnership.  One of the things I've noticed as I've been looking at the cases provided by Fastcase in HeinOnline is that Hein's ScholarCheck (its version of …

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 …

Annotations in WestlawNext

In our first year legal research class, we've recently discussed statutory research.  An annotated code is an extremely useful tool when doing statutory research because it provides references to cases and secondary sources …