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Research for Legal Practice; Prof. Bonneau

Welcome

Welcome to Research Resources for 1Ls. Here you'll find links to videos assigned by Professor Bonneau, handouts and exercises, and additional help for your research questions.

Schedule of Spring Research Classes

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Update 10/13/16: Terms & Connectors Searching

The Terms & Connectors Handout on the research portal has been updated to reflect a change just announced by Lexis Advance. 

The change is in the processing order when more than one connector is used. While the change makes the processing orders of Lexis Advance and Westlaw very similar, students are encouraged to continue using () to control processing order. 

If you have any questions, please contact Cattleya Concepcion at cmc462@law.georgetown.edu.

Update 10/4/16: Terms & Connectors Searching

The Terms & Connectors Handout on the research portal has been updated. The updated version reflects a change in how spaces are treated by Westlaw and Lexis Advance. Westlaw implies an OR connector from spaces in a terms and connectors search, and Lexis treats consecutive search terms containing spaces as phrases.

For example, for the search "equal protection" /p (jury juror), Westlaw reads "equal protection" /p (jury OR juror), and Lexis reads "equal protection" /p "jury juror". This is a good reminder that because algorithms can change without notice, it is best to construct searches that are as directed as possible with all of the connectors that you intend.

If you have any questions, please contact Cattleya Concepcion at cmc462@law.georgetown.edu.

Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

Passwords for Westlaw and Lexis were emailed to your Georgetown account during orientation. If you didn't receive this email, please contact us by chat or emailYou will need these passwords for your Legal Practice class.

All Georgetown Law students may also register for a Bloomberg Law account here. You do not need to enter an activation code, but you must use your Georgetown email address to register.

Lexis printers are located on the 4th floor of Williams in Room 435A-B and in Wolff Room 4011. You may print to these printers from the Lexis Advance database for free.

For more information, see our page on Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law at Georgetown.

Your Librarian

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Contact:
Williams, Room 204E
202-661-6655

Contact the Westlaw Representative

Contact our Westlaw representative, Denise Stewart, at denise.stewart@thomsonreuters.com.

Contact the Lexis Representative

Contact our Lexis representative, Adonica Black, at adonica.black@lexisnexis.com.

Contact the Bloomberg Law Representative

Contact our Bloomberg Law representative, Liana Rizzi, at lrizzi@bna.com.