Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Research Refreshers Available Online

If you missed any of the Law Library’s “Research Refresher” workshops last month, visit the new Library Workshops & Instruction archive (http://www.law.duke.edu/lib/workshops/). Slides are available in PPT and PDF; most classes also include a link to listen in MP3 format. Available classes include Cases (which also features a downloadable, narrated version), Free & Low-Cost Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw, and Putting It All Together: Taking a Research Assignment from Start to Finish.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Legal Materials in PDF Research Guide

The 2007-2008 renovation project will require the majority of the Law Library’s print collection to be placed into storage. To help law review cite-checkers and other legal researchers obtain original pagination in electronic sources, the reference staff has prepared a new Research Guide to Finding Legal Materials in PDF (http://www.law.duke.edu/lib/researchguides/legal_materials). The guide includes tips and tricks for locating books, articles, cases, court documents, legislative history materials, and international law documents in PDF.