Tag Archives: Google Scholar

What is this thing called “Public”?

by Erik Y. Adams Recently at my library, we were asked to provide case citation hyperlinks to a “public” web site. The citations were in a brief being filed for an arbitration, in Microsoft Word, and we were told that the … Continue reading

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Keeping tabs on your virtual resume

My smartphone is beeping and chirping every few moments. My laptop and iPad are engaging in inappropriate behavior. More importantly my online research and scholarship pages (IUPUI ScholarWorks, SSRN) and professional sites (Faculty Bio, LinkedIn) are out of date! Teaching, professional … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from your Google Search

The 2012 Ross-Blakley Law Library student survey revealed that 57% of the student body at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law begins their research by conducting a Google search. Truthfully, I also frequently use Google to conduct my own research. It … Continue reading

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Serving Undergraduates

Recently, I have had the opportunity to do a couple of legal research / law library introduction sessions for some undergraduate classes. Undergraduates are an interesting user group. They don’t have the Wexis access of law students, and they don’t … 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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