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Resource Spotlight: Impeachment Library & 25th Amendment Archive

“He has betrayed his countrymen, that he might perpetuate his power, and has sacrificed their interests, that he might swell his authority.” Sound familiar? You might think you’d heard Nancy Pelosi say it yesterday, but it’s actually a quote from

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Resource Spotlight: HeinOnline’s Subject Compilation of State Laws

For research assistants and summer law firm associates, a frequent, yet intimidating, request goes something like this: “Can you figure out what the law is on Topic X in every state?”  As a reference librarian, one of the most satisfying

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The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution – Digital Edition

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution is an online version of original documents dealing with the Constitution’s ratification and published on the Rotunda platform of the The University of Virginia Press. It is part of the American

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Resource Spotlight: CQ Voting and Elections Collections

With only one week to go until the extraordinarily contentious 2020 general election, CQ Voting and Elections Collections (CQ VEC) allows curious minds to easily dig into key aspects of past American elections. CQ VEC pulls together local and national

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Resource Spotlight: Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

Thanks to Northwestern University Libraries we have access to a new database, Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954, Sources from the American Jewish Historical Society, New York. The database contains full-color, full-text searchable digitized primary source materials on the history of

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Resource Spotlight: Extra! Extra!: Access to News Articles

If you hit a paywall when trying to access a news article, we have many electronic resources where you can likely access the full-text article instead. For current articles from the Wall Street Journal, use this link to access the

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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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Resource Spotlight: Sports Market Analytics

Coinciding with the exciting news that Major League Baseball will be returning in July, I would like to provide a brief overview of Sports Market Analytics, a unique resource for sports fans and researchers interested in the business and economic

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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: PitchBook

Analytic tools have cropped up in many different fields, and while we normally focus on legal information resources, I’d like to highlight a business data platform recently licensed by NU: PitchBook*. PitchBook tracks startups, public and private equity markets, including

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