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Resource Spotlight: American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990

Gale’s American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1990 is a digital library containing more than 2 million pages of records, including bills, briefs, correspondence, court documents, legal case files, memorandums, etc.. It covers numerous topics, including the first “Red Scare” following

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Resource Spotlight: Locating & Using 50-State Surveys

A 50-state survey is a specialized secondary source that compares laws on a particular topic across all 50 states.  They might be as lengthy as a book treatment or as slim as a list of states with simple citations to

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Resource Spotlight: International Encyclopaedia of Laws

Are you interested in foreign and international law and searching for an authoritative, peer-reviewed resource?  If so, consider using International Encyclopaedia of Laws, one of the many online resources available through the Pritzker Legal Research Center. International Encyclopaedia of Laws

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Resource Spotlight: Leadership Connect

This month’s featured resource is the Leadership Connect database. It was previously known as Leadership Library and many of you may be familiar with it by the nickname given to its print counterpart, the Yellow Books.  The directories in Leadership

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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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