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Free Research Tools: New AI Brief Analyzer

There’s a new free online tool for analyzing briefs called EVA. The AI-based product by ROSS Intelligence debuted at Legaltech/Legalweek New York. Legalweek is an event dedicated to business and technology in the legal field, featuring workshops, conferences, and a tradeshow.

After completing the free registration, users can upload briefs to the EVA website. EVA will check the cases cited in the brief to determine if they are still good law, similar to Shepard’s and KeyCite. EVA can also locate additional cases analogous to a cited case, or that use comparable language.

EVA is very similar to another AI-based product called CARA, by Casetext, which was launched in 2017. The creators of CARA even proposed a digital duel at Legalweek, challenging EVA to a live head-to-head comparison.

For the tech-inclined, find more coverage of Legalweek at Legaltechnology.com, Law.com, and Above the Law.

SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats Available

SAGE Publishing offers two interesting databases that Cleveland State Students can access from the Michael Schwartz (main) Library’s list of databases.

U.S. Political Stats is a data download and visualization tool covering all three branches of the United States government. It brings together content from sources like CQ Roll Call and CQ Press and provides a wealth of information on election returns, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, plus presidential performance and economic indicators. The graphs and other visualizations are great tools for any researcher.

SAGE Stats is a data download and visualization database hosting social science data about U.S. States, counties, cities, and metropolitan statistical areas from more than 150 different government and non-government sources. It spans topics like employment, crime, religion, and education. The data series are standardized, allowing users to easily find, compare, visualize and export.

CSU Alerts for Weather and Other Important Information

With the closing of the University last Friday and Saturday, we thought it would be a good time to remind people about Cleveland State Alerts. All students and staff can sign up for the alert notifications through CampusNet. Notification can be sent via voice message (mobile and/or land-line), text message, or email; choose one or all of the above.

Check Out Our Pinterest Boards

Are you looking for tips for interviewing and writing your resume? Or maybe you are wondering what to wear to the office for your new internship. Check out the Law Library’s Pinterest boards.

We also have boards highlighting new books and movies available in our collection, and a board about things to do and see around Cleveland.

Stressed out? Try some of the exercises, breathing techniques, and healthy recipes on our Work-Life Balance board.

How Do I Do That in Microsoft Office?

A question that come up sometimes is “how do I do something in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel?”  Well you might be surprised to find there are a lot of free, short tutorials available online.  For example, when I ran a google search for “Microsoft word 2010 table of authorities”, I received a number of short, easy to follow videos on the topic.  A google search for “Microsoft word table of authorities”  also brought back a handy instructional guide from the Fortney Law Group (this guide is for the 2007 version but the steps are the same for Word’s 2010 and 2013 versions).  Similar searches when looking to do something in the other Microsoft Office Suite products should work for you as well.