Tag Archives: Lexis

Red v. Blue: The Single Provider Dilemma

by Erik Adams Recently, in the never ending quest to cut costs, many law firms have gone “single provider”: ending a subscription to Lexis while keeping Westlaw, or the other way around. The pitch made by the vendors is that … Continue reading

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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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Westlaw Classic Post Mortem

by Erik Y. Adams Requiescat in pace, Westlaw Classic. As of August 10, 2015, Westlaw Classic is “mostly dead,” and no chocolate covered miracle is going to bring it back. I thought it would be instructive to provide a perspective from the … Continue reading

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Thinking About Process Over Platform in Research

This semester, I’ve struggled with whether I need to show different research platforms when I teach research. In the past, I’ve shown the different options available; lately, I have a bias I need to which I must admit.  For the … Continue reading

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No, you can’t use your student Lexis account for work! (Well, except for when you can.)

Did everyone read the email a couple of weeks ago?  The one from Lexis on March 7th?  Did your students read it? We have a problem every year explaining what students can use their Lexis and Westlaw accounts for in … 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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