Tag Archives: Westlaw

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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T-4 weeks. And counting.

The librarian in me was fascinated to note that there does not seem to be consensus on what the T stands for in T-(whatever). Might be time, might be test, or might be takeoff. There is an X- as well, … 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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Paperless libraries, desk-less librarians

I recently took a much needed week and a half vacation to study for finals.  During my absence from the conscious world, there were some interesting developments in our profession. As reported here, LexisNexis has partnered with Overdrive to create … Continue reading

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