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Resource Spotlight: PLI Plus

The library recently subscribed to PLI Plus, which provides access to treatises and answer books, forms, course handbooks, and transcripts from PLI’s seminars. PLI Plus is an excellent resource for transactional law research, but also contains useful materials for those

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Resource Spotlight: Perma.cc

Ever heard of link rot? Or reference rot? If you’ve used the internet, you’re guaranteed to have encountered it whether or not you’ve heard of it by name. Link rot happens when a URL no longer works, instead displaying the

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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: Foreign Law Guide

Looking for a place to start when researching the law and legal system of a country outside the United States?  Start your research with Foreign Law Guide. Under the general editorship of Marci Hoffman, associate director at the University of

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PowerNotes: a tool to organize your research

Northwestern Law students, faculty and staff now have access to PowerNotes.  This tool helps you organize your research and keep track of your sources. Organize Research Sources: With PowerNotes, you can gather information from any online resource.  You highlight the

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Legal Analytics Tools Available Through the PLRC

Did you know that the Pritzker Legal Research Center provides access to numerous legal analytics tools?  Researchers can use these tools to, among other things, (1) learn more about the writing and decision patterns of judges, (2) review the litigation

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Resource Spotlight: Course Reserves

The Reserves section is located behind the PLRC circulation desk. It contains items of varying type and origin: monographs from the PLRC, monographs from the main library and other campus libraries, periodicals, reporters, statutes, personal copies of books supplied by

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Resource Spotlight: Restatements, Principles of Law, and More ALI Treatises @ Your Fingertips

With origins dating back to 1923, The American Law Institute (ALI)’s mission is “to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and

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Resource Spotlight: Westlaw China

Need to do some research involving Chinese law, or wish to keep up with developments in Chinese law?  Please check out Westlaw China!  This resource from Thomson Reuters aims to be a comprehensive database of and about Chinese law, with

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Resource Spotlight: CQ Supreme Court Collection

Do you want to do some empirical research on the U.S. Supreme Court, but don’t know where to start?  Do you want to know the seminal cases is particular fields of Supreme Court jurisprudence?  For these answers and others, try

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