Improve your Bloomberg,Lexis and Westlaw skills

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • September 8, 2017

New to Bloomberg, Lexis or Westlaw?  Want to improve your existing skills?  In practice these databases cost big $$$, so learn how to use them efficiently while still in school.  Here are links to help you with specific skills on …

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Lexis Advance: Show Me How Series

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • April 6, 2016

Lexis Advance is a great legal database with many features and search options.  If you want to get a basic overview of Lexis Advance, then view their short 1-3 minute how to tips for key features.  The videos are done …

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Lexis Advance Tips: How to locate New York Law Journal (NYLJ) Cases on Lexis Advance

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 1, 2015

This is a question that we often get at the Reference desk since NYLJ is a popular source for faculty, students and attorneys.  If
you are trying to locate NYLJ cases in Lexis Advance, try the following tip:

Type:
NYLJ

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Lexis Advance Tips: How to locate a Matthew Bender Treatise for a specialty area

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 25, 2015

If you are researching a particular area of the law and are interested in finding Matthew Bender treatises, try the following tip:

Type the source name in the search box, i.e. Collier
on Bankruptcy
choose the blue Table of Contents

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Interactive Tutorials on Lexis Advance

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 18, 2015

Are you looking to enhance your
research skills on Lexis Advance?  Try Lexis Advance’s new comprehensive and interactive tutorials. Tutorial subjects include secondary sources, case law, legislative history and more.  The tutorials include short quizzes to refresh learned material. To …

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Historic Computer Experiences

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • July 26, 2014

Those studying for the Bar exam need a break, and it’s summer for everyone, so enjoy this slide show revealing the dramatic changes in web design since nine of the most popular websites–including Google, Facebook, and the New York Times–were …

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Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw Summer access reminder

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • June 20, 2014

Any Law student may use access Lexis Advance or Bloomberg Law during the Summer for any purpose. Graduates, you have access to Bloomberg for 6 months after graduation.  For Lexis, graduates may register for an additional 6 months access …

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Lexis Case Law Games for Exam Preparation

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • November 17, 2013

Lexis recently re-released Case
Law Game by popular demand.  The game is designed to help law students spot and analyze issues
in preparation for exams.
This free fun tool allows students to compete against their friends and
compare scores against …

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Lexis Access

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • July 6, 2011

If you sign into Lexis and don’t see all of the content that you are used to seeing, click on “change menu,” and select “LEXIS-NEXIS Law School Menu.” (Although this says “charge per search,” that is incorrect, Hofstra Law users …

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Searching Outside Your Contract: WestlawNext Example

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 10, 2011

Attention WestlawNext users:

While we pay for access to a lot of content on WestlawNext here at Hofstra, it is common for a law firm to pay for access to specific content (often content relevant to the firm’s practice areas), …

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