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WestlawNext is available on your iPad device. The iPad offers cutting-edge capabilities, greater portability than a laptop, and a large, high-resolution multi-touch display that makes it highly suitable for legal research. The WestlawNext iPad app makes it possible to conduct and organize your research wherever you take your iPad, allowing you the freedom to go anywhere and still have the power of WestlawNext right at your fingertips.

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Improve Your Research Skills and Earn One Credit!

Fact Based Research is a course under the Law Practice Information Literacy umbrella and covers non-legal research skills that are critical to today's legal practice. Students learn practice ready skills not covered in Legal Skills or other research courses and the course guides students in learning information literacy beyond Westlaw/Lexis. Topics include:

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Westlaw Next Top Tips for 2012: Five Quick Tips for Saving Time

FIVE QUICK TIPS FOR SAVING TIME We understand that your time is incredibly valuable to you, so follow these simple tips to leverage WestlawNext® features that save time and help you research more efficiently Quickly Locate Publications and Databases Finding a specific publication is as easy as typing its name into the search box. When you enter the first few letters of what you're looking for, you'll see a list of publications to choose from. This also works with database identifiers (you might be familiar with them if you used

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Lexis Advance

Behold: LexisNexis Advance!

Initial impressions: cleaner, more Westlaw-Next-y, iLexisNexis, colorful, and organized.

Lexis has emailed passwords to students directly (a different password than the one used for and training is coming during the Spring 2012 semester. More details here.

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Building Legal Research Capacity using the Open Web

Professor Cavicchi to teach the Graduate Students how to bridge the gap to the open web in a post Lexis and Westlaw world.

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HeinOnline App for iPhone & iPad

HeinOnline now has an app for iPhones and iPads! Just like Angry Birds, only with full text PDFs of journals, legislative history, treatises and more instead of smug pigs in helmets. Oh and there's millions of pages of text instead of birds launched from a slingshot.

More information on the app here, and check out all the Hein libraries here.

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Almost 200 students attend patent searching classes this Fall

It was a banner Fall for the Patent Certificate Program. Close to 200 students attended training sessions offerend by Professor Cavicchi, Lexis, Westlaw and Thomson Innovation. Several students have earned the certificate. The series will continue in the Spring.

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Two Spring Research Courses Available!

This Spring semester the library is offering two 1-credit mini courses. Each course meets for 8 weeks on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00. Factual Research meets during the first half of the semester while Advanced Legal Research meets during the second half. Take one or both!

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Museum Law Tools & Strategies: Capacitizing Yourself as a Professional

Professor Peter McGovern's Museum Law class will premier Professor Cavicchi's research pathfinder, Museum Law Tools & Strategies: Capacitizing Yourself as a Professional in class this Wednesday. The presentation covers all aspects of law and fact research including Web 2.0 and social media tools.

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Review: West's Topic and Keynumber System Online

If only points of law in cases were organized together in a giant index online. But they are! The West Digest System (and a similar system on LexisNexis) is part of the electronic toolbox available to a researcher.

If you last used the digest in the fall of 1L, have a quick look at this handout. You may be surprised at how helpful it can be online.

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