Posts Tagged ‘legal research’

  • Learning New Research Systems

    The Library makes many different research platforms available to students–Blackboard, Casemaker, Lexis, Hein Online and Westlaw—to name just a few. Take advantage of your free access during law school and learn to use these platforms. On each system, look for tutorials, help screens and videos to help you get the most out of them. Read more...
  • Researching Indian and Tribal Law

    Reference Librarian Kelly Kunsch recently published an article on researching Indian and Tribal Law in the American Indian Law Journal. He cleverly titled it “A Legal Practitioner’s Guide to Indian and Tribal Law Research. Read more...
  • Human Trafficking Research

    The Polaris Project offers a broad selection of resources for various actors within the anti-human trafficking movement. The site includes statistics, statutes, and pending legislation. Read more...
  • Featured Database: LLMC Digital

    Are you looking for images of historical documents from national and state archives? The LLMC Digital database presently has scanned images of historical legal materials, including cases, statutes, reports, treatises, and dictionaries.  Check out this database on our Databases page. Read more...
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice

    Many law graduates venture out into the real world in a small or solo practice.  This guide helps you with the basics, like how to start your own law library, keeping a business plan, and deciding where you want to locate your office.  Even if you’re just thinking about starting out solo or small, this […] Read more...
  • Researching Legal Careers

    The Researching Legal Careers guide http://lawlibguides.seattleu.edu/careers points to resources about general career planning and covers career specialties such as elder law or tax law.  You can also learn about business etiquette and how to interview successfully. Read more...
  • Featured Database: Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)

    Are you looking for the most recent articles in a particular area of the law?  The Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) is an index of recently published legal periodicals that is maintained by the UW Law Library.  The CILP index is updated on a weekly basis and it includes an archive that stretches back […] Read more...
  • Links to Government Research Resources

    From THOMAS to FedWorld, here’s every link you’ll ever need to do governmental research online for free. The Federal Government puts most of this information online at no charge; this research guide tells you where to find it. Read more...
  • Finding Law Review Articles

    Want to find law reviews that offer commentary on socially relevant topics and insights on secondary sources that might help make your research even better?  Trying to locate journal articles so old they don’t show up on Westlaw or Lexis?  This research guide gives you step by step instructions on how to find useful law […] Read more...
  • Writing a Paper this Semester?

    Here are some common questions and answers: How do I go about selecting my paper topic? Current awareness sources like topical newsletters (e.g. BNA reports) and legal newspapers (e.g. National Law Journal) are very useful. See also our Journal Staff Legal Research Guide for Tools for Finding a Topic.  You may also want to check […] Read more...