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Resource Spotlight: Duo Mobile app

The authentication process that you’re used to for CAESAR is now a part of accessing library resources.  This extra layer of security is great for our users because when just one password on campus is compromised, the entire university can

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Librarian Liaisons Connect Faculty with Remote Teaching Resources

Our librarians are available to support faculty members with designing remote classes for the fall. From our experience teaching courses, giving guest lectures, and supporting faculty teaching, we have gained expertise with several tools and teaching techniques. We invite you

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Graduate and Summer Access to Online Resources: Resource Spotlight

With the semester over, a common question students have is how they can get access to Westlaw and Lexis.  With the coronavirus pandemic upending everything, it’s fair to ask whether it’s upending access to your legal research tools as well. 

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Resource Spotlight: Native American Treaties from HeinOnline

Too often, a library, a legal research vendor, or even Google will digitize something, put it somewhere online, and call it accessible.  But anyone who has ever struggled to find something online knows that simply existing somewhere on the internet

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Resource Spotlight: Citation trails in NUSearch

Legal researchers are highly attuned to the importance of knowing if and how an authority has been cited.  It’s the idea behind Shepard’s and KeyCite.  The importance of determining whether something is still good based on how it has been

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How to have a standout summer

It’s not too soon to start thinking about how to make the most of the summer. Are you ready to show off your research skills?  Are you sure?  Take one hour to have some pizza and come away feeling truly

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Resource Spotlight: Hein’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library and Proquest Congressional

Some research tasks involving legislative materials are relatively straightforward.  You need to find a certain document, what librarians call a “known item.”  You need a particular Senate Bill or a public law and maybe you even have the citation or

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Resource Spotlight: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

The best researchers know that you can spend your time advancing your own good ideas if you leverage the work of others.  So let’s say you have some good ideas about gun control or you want to have good ideas about

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Resource Spotlight: IICLE Smart Books – Your Best Friend in Illinois

Some of you may find yourself intensively researching Illinois law for the first time this summer.  You may have already discovered that the Land of Lincoln in general, and the City of Big Shoulders in particular, have some legal quirks

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