Tag Archives: legal research

Electronic Access to Casebooks and the Bluebook

Updated: More Publishers Added! Given the Covid-19 emergency, publishers of law school casebooks and texts have agreed to make many casebooks available electronically to our students for free. The Law Library is working out the details of remote access with … Continue reading

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Remote Library Services During Shutdown

Chicago-Kent Law Library is closed to onsite access starting Tuesday, March 17. The library staff will be available to assist with research questions and questions about accessing library resources remotely. Faculty and students can email us at refreq@kentlaw.iit.edu with research … Continue reading

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Students Ask and Staff Respond: Chicago-Kent 2019 Staff Team Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the Chicago-Kent Technology Instruction Team on winning the 2019 IIT Staff Team Excellence Award for “Innovative Contribution to Support Excellence in Teaching and Research”! Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian Emily Barney, Technology Training & Marketing Librarian Dawn Young, Director … Continue reading

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NEW: Free Electronic Study Aids for Chicago-Kent Students

The Chicago-Kent Law Library now offers free electronic access to West Academic Study Aids (WASA). No need to come to the reading room or check out older editions to use Nutshells or Hornbooks now! You’ll also find a wide range … Continue reading

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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for Students

NOTE: With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin & Chicago Lawyer have temporarily removed their paywalls to allow free access to content. Click on the links to access these publications. Did you know the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin offers free … Continue reading

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Changes to Bloomberg Law and Westlaw

Have you recently logged in to Bloomberg Law or Westlaw, only to find that your favorite tool or resource is not where you left it? Good news–you’re not losing your mind! Westlaw and Bloomberg Law have recently undergone significant face … Continue reading

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New Tools in Legal Research: Ravel Law Judge Analytics

Ravel Law is a free tool for legal research (like Google Scholar and Casetext). Ravel Law has added a feature not found in most legal research resources – analytics. Ravel’s Judge Analytics data provides detailed information about how individual judges think and rule on particular matters. This tool recently won an award for best new product of the year. Continue reading

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Three Secret Weapons

You can ask a research librarian a seemingly impossible question and get an answer in minutes.  How?  Well, practice and the ability to remember questions I’ve answered before.  But there’s something else.  Librarians have secret weapons, and today I’m lifting … Continue reading

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New Bluebook: a call for honest and accurate citation

The 20th edition of the Bluebook was just released about a month ago.  There are several excellent overviews on the differences between the 19th and 20th edition from the Pace Law Library Blog (which includes a link to a chart breaking … Continue reading

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Librarians in the Classroom

Research librarians at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law played key roles in an intensive, seven-day intersession course in January designed to simulate real-life, collaborative work at a busy law firm. The course, Problem Solving Skills for Lawyers, was taught … Continue reading

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