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Preparing for class on September 18

You have a library class on September 18, 2017 at 11:10am (Section 30) and 12:10am (Section 31) for case law research (McDonough 141). This class is mandatory and will run for 55 minutes. To prepare, please watch the case law video lectures below You will need to bring a laptop to class.

The videos on secondary sources and advanced searching would be helpful, but are not required.

Watch These Videos Before Class

Secondary Source Lectures:

The following lectures will prepare you for your class on case law, which will include material on using secondary sources.

Running time: 3:31

Case Law Research Lectures:

The following lectures will prepare you for your class on learning how to research case law.

Running time: 5:34

Running time: 2:01

Running time: 4:58

Running time: 4:04

Running time: 5:52

Optional Video: Advanced Boolean Searching

Advanced Terms and Connectors (Boolean) Searching:

This video lecture will prepare you for successfully implementing the advanced technique of Boolean searching.

Running time: 3:43

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When you begin a video and hover your cursor over the video window, you are offered several options:

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  2. Search (searches the captions, can take you directly to the point in the video where a specific word is mentioned)
  3. Playback speed (faster or slower)
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