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Key Numbers in WestlawNext

When WestlawNext originally launched a number of years ago, I found it interesting that Topics and Key Numbers were less visible than they had been in Westlaw Classic.  It’s not that Topics and Key Numbers were gone–in fact, I would say they play an even greater role in WestlawNext because of their incorporation into the [...]

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WL/LX/BL Summer Access

Finals are over!  Congrats!  Now that “summer” is here, it’s time to answer a question that I get often throughout the school year.  Can students use Westlaw or Lexis during their summer work?  The answer is that it depends.  Each legal research vendor has its own policies on what summer accounts can be used for [...]

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End of Westlaw Classic

Westlaw recently announced that they will be retiring Westlaw Classic for law school accounts on July 1, 2014.  WestlawNext will then be the only Westlaw platform available to the law school community.  This timetable applies only to law school accounts, so it’s still possible that students and new graduates will see Westlaw Classic at their [...]

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Westlaw or Lexis?

One of the questions students frequently ask me is whether they should use Westlaw or Lexis.  My answer is the always frustrating “both.”  Why?  The fact is that you simply don’t have much control over which you’ll be using in practice, so you should get to know both systems in law school.  It’s true that [...]

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Annotations in WestlawNext

In our first year legal research class, we’ve recently discussed statutory research.  An annotated code is an extremely useful tool when doing statutory research because it provides references to cases and secondary sources that examine the code section you’re researching.  Annotations can save a lot of time and provide a researcher with a lot of [...]

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No Westlaw Printers

As summer comes to an end it’s time for us to get you caught back up on what you missed while you’ve been away.  One of the things we announced early on in the summer is that Westlaw has discontinued its student printing program and has removed all of its printers from the law school.  [...]

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Farewell Westlaw Printers

As we’ve mentioned before, Westlaw has decided to discontinue student printing and remove its Westlaw printers from the law school.  While we do not yet have a specific date for their removal, it will be sometime shortly after June 30.  So, that means this week is likely our last with the Westlaw printers.  As you [...]

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Westlaw China

The Law Library has recently subscribed to Westlaw China, Westlaw’s online legal database of Chinese law.  Westlaw China contains comprehensive laws, regulations, and cases, as well as selected model contracts and legal journals.  Westlaw China also offers subject-based searching through Case Headnotes, which are compiled by West editors.  The database contains both English and Chinese [...]

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Westlaw Printers

As we announced earlier this school year, Westlaw will be removing its printers this summer.  We’re still figuring out an exact date, but it will be around June 30.  We wanted to give you a heads up now so that you can plan for the next few months while we still have the printers and [...]

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Lexis/Westlaw/Bloomberg Summer Access

The last legal research classes of the semester will be held today.  While that’s likely welcome news for many, it means that the next research you’ll do is for your jobs and externships this summer.  Here is some information on the access you’ll have to the major legal databases. Lexis Advance – Lexis recently announced that [...]

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