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Resource Spotlight: Lexis Context

For today’s litigators, analytics platforms are a useful tool, offering strategic guidance and a potential competitive advantage.  One such platform, available to members of the Northwestern Law community, is Lexis Context, accessible through Lexis Advance. In this post, we’ll walk

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Resource Spotlight: SCOTUS Research

The Pritzker Legal Research Center has created a new LibGuide: Supreme Court of the United States Research. The new guide includes links to and information about both primary and secondary resources for Supreme Court research, including opinions, dockets, oral arguments,

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Resource Spotlight: Thomson Reuters ProView

Have you ever encountered a message on Westlaw Edge indicating that you do not have access to the full text of a particular treatise because it is outside of our subscription? Before you resign yourself to looking for a different

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HistoryMakers Digital Archive: The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection

In recognition of Black History Month, this February we are spotlighting a unique digital repository of video oral histories that captures an admirable depth and variety of African American heritage. Billed as “The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History

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New Year, New Look for Westlaw

If you’ve used Westlaw this semester, you’ve likely noticed some major changes, or perhaps thought you’d accessed the wrong database!  Indeed, as of January 2019, all law students now have access to Westlaw Edge, the latest iteration of Thomson Reuters’

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Resource Spotlight: Subscript Law

Subscript Law is a free nonprofit legal news website that provides summaries of Supreme Court cases featuring easy to understand infographics.  Subscript Law contains summaries of cases from the courts October 2017 and 2018 terms, as well as explainers for

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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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