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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Online Resources: Obituaries on Westlaw

  • By Hofstra Law Librarians
  • June 8, 2016

There are many great sources for doing searches on people, businesses, corporations etc.  Public records are a great starting point for finding information on people both alive and dead.  Westlaw has recently added abstracts of online obituaries to their Public …

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Say farewell to Westlaw Classic

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • June 13, 2014

Starting July 1, Westlaw Classic will no longer be available on your law school password.  If you have not embraced WestlawNext already, here are a few resources to help you make the transition:

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Thomson Reuters News & Insight

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

Thomson Reuters, the company that brings you Westlaw and WestlawNext as well as Reuters worldwide news services, has a new web site combining Reuters legal and business news with commentary and related source documents from Westlaw. Thomson Reuters News &

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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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Appellate Advocacy Students

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 3, 2011

Just a reminder for Appellate Advocacy students. If you have not had Lexis and Westlaw training for Appellate Advocacy yet, it may be mandatory for your class. There are separate classes for Lexis and Westlaw (if your professor is making …

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Lexis and Westlaw Training for Appellate Advocacy

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • January 20, 2011

Appellate Advocacy students:

To register for Lexis and Westlaw training sessions, go to lexisnexis.com/lawschool and lawschool.westlaw.com.

For Westlaw, go to http://lawschool.westlaw.com, log in, click on “training,” then “on-campus trainings,” and then “in-person at my law school.” For Lexis, …

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Cats on Westlaw

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • December 15, 2010

This video, made by an Arizona Law student, makes for a good study break.

It is a cautionary tale about avoiding extra charges on Westlaw and Lexis. No word from PETA yet.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat…

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Who You Gonna Call?

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • March 29, 2010

West’s Reference Attorneys have now been around for 25 years. Reference Attorneys are the people who answer Westlaw’s 1-800 helpline, and almost every law student or attorney needs to call them at one point or another. Librarians use their services …

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Westlaw Points for Haiti

  • By webdev@hofstra.edu
  • February 15, 2010

On Jan. 17, we pointed out that students can donate Lexis points to the Red Cross to assist with the relief effort in Haiti. Well, this can also be done with Westlaw points–donating to the Red Cross is an option …

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