Researching Help

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foundingfather
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Researching Help

Postby foundingfather » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:23 pm

Are there any good guides online for getting better at researching using Westlaw or Lexis?

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Re: Researching Help

Postby BVest » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:56 pm

Go to their trainings on campus. Follow them on FB to get alerts about research videos. Or just seek out their research videos (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/LexisNexis ... ols/videos).

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Re: Researching Help

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:21 am

Could also throw yourself upon the mercy of the legal librarians. At NU, at least, they are super nice people.

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Re: Researching Help

Postby foundingfather » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:10 pm

BVest wrote:Go to their trainings on campus. Follow them on FB to get alerts about research videos. Or just seek out their research videos (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/LexisNexis ... ols/videos).


some of these are mandatory at my school and I never really get anything out of them but...

rinkrat19 wrote:Could also throw yourself upon the mercy of the legal librarians. At NU, at least, they are super nice people.


I may actually go to the librarians at school! totally forgot about that

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Re: Researching Help

Postby splitsplat » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:36 pm

foundingfather wrote:Are there any good guides online for getting better at researching using Westlaw or Lexis?


assuming you are have student access, lexis and westlaw both have hotlines you can call where they will walk you through exactly how to search for a specific thing

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Re: Researching Help

Postby foundingfather » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:07 pm

did not know this, thanks! going to the librarians at school today, if that doesn't work i'll call westlaw

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Re: Researching Help

Postby foundingfather » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:52 pm

i would highly suggest asking your school librarians for help, and in turn checking out hard copies of materials




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