Posts Tagged "research"

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The Importance of Treatises

I feel a little like I’m giving away a trade secret or exposing myself for a fraud with this one. Recently a patron asked me to identify a property owner’s liability when an invited guest causes injury to another invited […]

New Database on Slavery in HeinOnline

HeinOnline has added a new database and Law Library subscribers can access it for free – many from off-site! Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law is a large, comprehensive collection of legal material on slavery from […]

Research, it’s kind of our thing.

We are not attorneys. We didn’t go to Law School (well, Lauren did), we didn’t pass the Bar (well, Lauren did) and we can’t practice the law (well, Lauren can). But we can research. Oh buddy can we research. We […]

Database spotlight: Fastcase

While Fastcase assures us that Fastcase 6 will be around “as long as it needs to be”, Fastcase 7 is such an improvement, I’m not sure why you would still want to use Fastcase 6. 6 was useful and many […]

WESTward Expansion

This year the Law Library significantly expanded the materials available to our subscribers through Westlaw. What is included in these new materials? I’m glad you asked… State and Federal cases from all Circuit Courts Codes, Laws, Cases, Forms, Regulations, Statutes, […]

West’s KeyRules: Because some things should be easy

As someone who is relatively new to legal research, anytime I find a tool that is straight-forward and easy to use, I want to shout about it from the roof-tops. Never have I met an area of research so bewilderingly […]

Hidden Treasure: HeinOnline

HeinOnline is one of those resources that just keeps on giving. Along with the usual collection of searchable cases, statutes, regulations and academic law reviews that we have come to expect from legal databases, HeinOnline goes even further to offer […]

Upcoming CLE: Online Legal Research

Get the Most Out of Your Law Library Subscription! Join us as Reference Librarian Laura Dixon-Caldwell shares tips and tricks for online legal research. She will showcase Hamilton Law Library’s remote access databases such as Fastcase, HeinOnline, EBSCO, CCH IntelliConnect […]

Immigration Law: a resource guide

With the signing of President Trump’s executive order “Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits to Nationals of Countries of Particular Concern”, immigration law and permanent resident rights have topped the list of issues of concern for many […]