8th National Legal Research Teach-In

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Compiled and edited by

Kristin B. Gerdy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Legal Research Guides....................................................... ........................................................................1

Electronic Legal Research for Beginners........................................................3

Learn WestLaw & Lexis/Nexis Essentials!
(Or, What They Will Tell You Maybe Only if You Ask).....................................9

KeyCite: Westlaw's New Citator.....................................................................17

WestLaw's "Field Searching" Capability.........................................................21

Legal Research Strategies.............................................................................27

Rod Borlase, JD, MLS, Head, Public Services, & Adjunct Professor, Advanced Legal Research, University of Houston Law Center & Library

Law Library Orientation Checklist...............................................................................................................31

Kimberly Gazzo, Law Librarian, Paul, Frank & Collins, Inc., President, Vermont Law Librarians

Online Statistical Sources in Litigation: Instruction for Law School Litigation Students.....................33

Katherine Lamothe, JD, MLS candidate, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, Circulation Assistant, D´┐ŻAmour Library/Western New England College, Springfield, MA

LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe: A Quick Tutorial..................................................................................47

Sharon Blackburn, Associate Law Librarian, Texas Tech University School of Law Library

Purdon's Training Manual............................................................................................................................53

Margaret J. Ross, Information Center Manager, McNees, Wallace & Nurick

Hands on Internet Legal Research: An Introduction................................................................................75

Christine M. Herz, Reference/Internet Librarian, and Connie Smith, Head of Collection Services, Jenkins Law Library

Shepard's Training Script............................................................................................................................89

Corrin Gee-Alvarado, MLS, JD, Regional Information Managers, Lexis Publishing Librarian Relations Group

Sighting in on Hardware: Introductory Training Module for the Library and Networked Information Systems Department...................................................................................................................................................97

David Armond, Information Technology and Database Librarian, Howard W. Hunter Law Library, Brigham Young University

Electronically Formatting Your Research Lesson One: Formatting Briefs............................................115

David Armond, Information Technology and Database Librarian, Howard W. Hunter Law Library, Brigham Young University