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2 Legal Research Seminars on TWEN

image of superhero womanTwo of the Law Library Legal Research Seminars are now available for C|M|Law students on the Westlaw TWEN platform:

* Starting Research with Secondary Sources (12.5 points) –  Why recreate the wheel?  Secondary sources can help you get a leg up on your legal research.  This Seminar examines key secondary sources, and explores best practices for their use.

* Bluebooking (25 points) –  You and The Bluebook can be friends.  Learn to effectively use it for faster legal drafting. This Seminar explains how to apply citation & style rules, and abbreviation & jurisdiction tables.

To “attend” an online Seminar, simply connect to TWEN and add the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars Course to your TWEN Course list.  Then connect to the C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars Course, and view a Seminar.  To earn Seminar points, you need to correctly answering 3/4 of the questions on that Seminar‘s quiz, and you can take the quiz multiple times.  Additional Seminars will be added to the TWEN C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars Course throughout this Fall 2017 semester.

You know you can always ask us questions, but, obviously, live Seminars have the advantage of you being able to ask questions in real time as you work on research exercises.  Also, no Quizzes at live Seminars, and we have a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card after each live Seminar!

Here are the remaining live Law Library Legal Research Seminars this Fall 2017 semester:

  • Westlaw Overview – October 12, 4:30pm-5pm [1L geared; see description immediately below.]
  • Lexis Advance Overview – October 26, 4:30pm-5pm – Leap beyond Google and harness the power of these two legal research giants. You’ll practice big box & pre-filtered searching, and see how to print/download/email search results.
  • Shepard’s – November 2, 4:30pm-5pm [See description immediately below.]
  • KeyCite – November 9, 4:30pm-5pm – Why is a red stop sign different from a yellow flag, and what should you do when you see either one? You’ll examine components of reports in Shepard’s (on Nov 2) and KeyCite (on Nov 9), and discover the power of these legal citator services.  [Lexis Advance – Shepard’s;  Westlaw – KeyCite.]

These Seminars will be added to the TWEN C|M|Law Library Legal Research Seminars Course approximately two weeks after the Seminar‘s live date.

Questions?  Contact Laura Ray, Outreach & Instructional Services Librarian, 216-687-6880, l.ray@csuohio.edu.