Lexis Learn

Want to learn how to use Lexis Advance? Wondering how to find statutes and related cases for your brief? Need a refresher on how to find secondary sources? Lexis Learn can help. Lexis Learn is a new interactive learning platform that aims to help students learn and practice basic research techniques. It consists of seven modules, each roughly 10 to 15 minutes in length. The modules are interactive so you practice the skills you’re learning as you watch the accompanying video. Though Lexis Learn focuses on using Lexis Advance, the skills taught are applicable to research in general.

To access Lexis Learn sign into Lexis at http://lexis.com/lawschool. Once you are on the Lexis homepage, select Lexis Learn in the column on the left side of the screen. If you have any questions please contact a reference librarian.

E-Resource Spotlight: Casetext

Casetext is a new free legal resource tool that combines research and analysis with   networking capabilities.  Founded and run by a team of attorneys and engineers, Casetext aims to make the law more accessible and more understandable by providing a community where people can easily interact and discuss the law.  The databases’s crowdsourcing approach to research has been discussed in a variety of articles and blogs, including this ABA Journal article.

Legal Research: Searching for primary sources is simple and straight forward.  You can search by case name, citation, keyword or phrase.  A quick glance to the Quick Facts section provides the holding, summary and key facts of a case.  Save cases, statutes, and regulations with bookmarks and easily return to where you left off.

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Organizing your legal research using Clipboard

When conducting legal research online, have you ever wished for a way to organize hyperlinks to relevant information all in one place — without having to save or print an endless amount of materials? Clipboard may be for you! Clipboard is an online service that allows users to collect snippets of interesting website content all in one place. (It’s similar to Pinterest, but offers more comprehensive privacy settings.)

Click here to read more about Clipboard