Category Archives: Reference Tools

Bouvier’s Law Dictionary back in print

I thought that the venerable Bouvier’s Law Dictionary was no longer being published, but in fact there is that there is a new edition called The Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary, which I just added to the Dictionaries entry.   Thanks to Alison Perry at Hawley Troxell … Continue reading

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Document delivery on steroids

Most document delivery services work out of a particular library (think NYPL Premium Services or the Document Supply Center at the British Library), but I just added a new company to the Document Delivery Services entry called Documentis (formerly BioDox) … Continue reading

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Green Book Is Officially Online

Big thanks to Barbara Tanzer at K&L Gates LLP for passing on the link to The Green Book Online, the official directory of all the city, state and Federal agencies located in New York City.  The Green Book has been … Continue reading

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21st Century news monitoring services

A number of companies now provide sophisticated systems that automatically collect and distribute news on selected topics.   I added the ones I know about — like Lexis Publisher and Ozmosis — to the News – Newspapers & Magazines – Clipping … Continue reading

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Back door tip for defining legal terms

If you aren’t having any luck finding the definition of a legal term, one out-of-the box option is to search the relevant caselaw database on Westlaw using the Words and Phrases field (“wp”).  For example, searching “wp(contributory-negligence)” in the database of California cases would … Continue reading

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Garner’s recommended for understanding and explaining legal terms

Yesterday I looked through Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage for the first time and promptly added it to the “Legal” section of the Dictionaries entry.   I recommend Garner’s as the next place to look after Black’s if you need to understand or demonstrate the meaning or … Continue reading

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New legal research guide with a global perspective

Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook (DJØF Publishing, 2011) puts a global spin on the traditional legal research guide, making it a rare and welcome addition to the Legal Research Guides entry, as well as the entries for Russia, … Continue reading

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