Tag Archives: Fastcase

Assistance for Libraries, Librarians, (and others) Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

by Brandon Wright Adler In the aftermath of Hurricane’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and even the current wildfires of Northern California, some of us may be wondering if there is any way that we can assist those in need. Particularly … Continue reading

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Fastcase Leads the Pack Again – Android App to be Released Tomorrow

By now, all of you probably know that I have just as much love for my Android phone as for my iPad.  I even posted in January about all of the things that I could do with my Motorola Atrix … Continue reading

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North Carolina Fastcase/Casemaker Switcheroo and Its Consequences

A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing my news feed in Facebook, liking pictures of new babies and The Oatmeal’s How to Pet a Kitty, when a Fastcase post caught my eye (yes, I do actually have work related … Continue reading

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Pondering Changes

There have been a lot of changes and upcoming changes in the legal information realm lately: Bloomberg purchased BNA. Thomson Reuters (West) has announced that they are selling their legal publishing division. Reed Elsevier may or may not be looking … Continue reading

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OCU Law Library’s first Cool Tools Cafe

Inspired by CS-SIS’s annual meeting program, this month as a part of our Legal Research Certificate program, the law libraryput on our own Cool Tools Café for OCU Law students.  It was fun to prepare and present theseinstructional sessions. Each of our reference … Continue reading

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Citators Unite: A Brief Analysis of Google Scholar and Fastcase’s Citators vs. Westlaw and Lexis

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks doing a lot of guest teaching, particularly in our legal skills classes. The beginning of the semester should probably come with a warning label for new librarians–Caution: even with careful planning, you may … Continue reading

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