Tag Archives: legal research

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: For Fall 2019, We’ve been in contact with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and they’re working on a new subscription sign up process. We’ll update this post when we get a notification that the updated process is ready. Did … 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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Librarians in the Classroom – Teaching problem-solving research skills to law students

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. Continue reading

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New Databases from the Library

The Library has added two new databases that students will want to acquaint themselves with as they prepare to look for jobs and get ready to practice: Law360 and Fastcase. Law360 is a collection of subject-specific legal news databases that covers a … Continue reading

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