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Research for Legal Practice, Prof. Abrams

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Advanced Tools & Techniques Materials

Librarian Andy Lang will discuss Advanced Tools and Techniques during class on October 19th. Please view the two lectures on Terms and Connectors (Boolean) Searching and the two secondary sources lectures 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. 

Terms and Connectors (Boolean) Searching

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Additional Secondary Sources

The following videos describe two additional kinds of secondary sources: legal encyclopedias and treatises.

Running time: 3:31

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OPTIONAL: Secondary Sources Research Tutorial

Secondary Sources Research Tutorial