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Preparing for class on August 31st

You have a library class on August 31, 2017 for statutory research. To prepare, please watch the video lectures below.  You will need to bring a laptop to class.  Please make sure you are registered for Westlaw and can log in for class.

Video Lectures: Statutory Research

Statutory Law Research Lectures:

The following tutorials will prepare you for your class on learning how to research statutory law.

Running time: 3:01

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Video Lectures: Introduction to Secondary Sources and Advanced Searching

Secondary Source Lectures:

The following lectures will prepare you to use secondary sources, which are frequently key to successful legal research.

Running time: 3:23

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Running time: 4:12

Advanced Terms and Connectors (Boolean) Searching:

This video lecture will prepare you for starting to use the advanced technique of Boolean searching.

Running time: 3:31

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