Category Archives: Legal Studies
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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