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Research for Legal Practice, Prof. Wherry


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Advanced Tools & Techniques Materials

Librarian Andy Lang will cover advanced tools and techniques for legal research on Tuesday, September 21st, in McDonough 141. Please view the two lectures on Terms and Connectors (Boolean) Searching and the one secondary source lecture on Legal Encyclopedias before attending this class. These videos introduce the concept of using terms and connectors to take control of your searching. The optional Secondary Sources Research Tutorial covers treatises, law reviews, encyclopedias, ALRs, Restatements, and news stories.

For your reference, links are also provided to the search connector guides provided by Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and Westlaw. 

Adv. Tools & Techniques Slides from In-Class Presentation

Terms and Connectors (Boolean) Searching

Running time: 3:55 minutes

Created/updated: August 2017
Last reviewed: May 2018

Running time: 3:33 minutes

Created/updated: August 2017
Last reviewed: May 2018

Secondary Sources

Running time: 3:25 minutes

Created/updated: August 2017
Last reviewed: May 2018

OPTIONAL: Secondary Sources Research Tutorial

Secondary Sources Research Tutorial