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:
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 westlaw.com).
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Law Library does not receive exams that the Professors have elected not to release to the library. Some professors release their exams through alternative methods, such as online sites they have set up.