Category Archives: Legal Studies

Get ready for Westlaw Next

I attended a webinar last month which gave a preview of the next version of Westlaw. Some new features will include: –a single search box –no longer need to select a database; results will be broken down by cases, statutes, … Continue reading

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Helpful Browse Options in Lexis-Nexis Academic

Lexis-Nexis Academic has made the contents of some resources browseable which many users will find extremely helpful. For example, log into the database and click on “US Legal” on the left. Then click on “Federal Statutes, Codes & Regulations”. On … Continue reading

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List of Landmark Cases Available in Lexis-Nexis Academic

Lexis-Nexis Academic now includes a selection of landmark cases listed by topic (e.g. abortion, capital punishment, etc.). To access the list, log into the database and click on “US Legal” on the left. What is the oldest landmark case listed? … Continue reading

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Search form changes in Lexis-Nexis Academic

Most of the frequently used search forms in the database have changed to resemble those of standard article databases. For example, to search for cases on sobriety checkpoints and the Fourth Amendment, first click on “US Legal” on the left … Continue reading

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New Interface for Lexis-Nexis Academic

The new interface for Lexis-Nexis Academic went live for Webster University today. I will mention a few of the obvious changes in the next few posts to this blog. Meanwhile, Webster faculty, staff, and students may access the database as … Continue reading

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Google Scholar adds legal opinions

Google Scholar has added access to U.S. federal and state cases. More information is available at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/finding-laws-that-govern-us.html. Google Scholar, which aims to search for academic and research information on the Internet, is available at http://scholar.google.com.

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Helpful online encyclopedias

A number of online law-related encyclopedias are accessible to Webster U. faculty and students. Titles include the Encyclopedia of Psychology & Law, Encyclopedia of Education Law, and West’s Encyclopedia of American Law. To access these encyclopedias, go to the library’s … Continue reading

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Changes to Westlaw Passwords

Faculty, students, and staff who have a Westlaw password will need to make the switch to “One-Pass” sign-on. This means that you will need to go to the Westlaw site and create a new username and password to use in … Continue reading

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