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Category: New Tools and Databases

LexisNexis & West Academic Study Aids e-Books Now Available to Case Law Students

The Law Library is now offering the LexisNexis Study Aids and the West Academic Study Aids. These are available to CWRU Law Students via links from the Law Library’s web page. LexisNexis Study Aids LexisNexis Study Aids prefers the following internet browsers: Apple Safari; Google Chrome; Internet Explorer 10 (or higher); or Mozilla Firefox. 1. …Read the Rest

Health Matrix Journal on Scholarly Commons

The current issue, Volume 26, Issue 1 (2016) of Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine, is now available electronically. All Case Western Reserve student scholarly journals are available on Scholarly Commons on the CWRU Law School Scholarly Commons Research and Scholarship webpage. The culmination of a year-long Judge Ben C. Green Law Library project, Volume …Read the Rest

Volume 66 Issue 1 of the Law Review Available on the Law School’s Repository

The full text of latest issue of The Case Western Reserve Law Review is available on the law school’s repository. Volume 66 Issue 1 contains articles about the empirical doctrine, corporate law, Jacob & Youngs v. Kent, and special education. Also, included are notes by Kathleen Harvey and Sara Smoter, and a comment by Alex Brown. …Read the Rest

Lex Machina & Lexis Machinations

On November 23, 2015, Lexis announced that it had acquired Lex Machina (and its entire staff), which had been marketing itself for $30-$35 million. The sale price was not disclosed. The Law Library recently added the free resources available from Lex Machina to our CWRU Law Library Research Databases list. Law schools can access the …Read the Rest

Kanopy: New Streaming Service Available on Campus

Kelvin Smith Library recently added Kanopy Streaming Service to the campus wide access databases. Kanopy provides many documentary films that CWRU faculty use frequently in classes. What is special about Kanopy is that faculty can embed films into their Blackboard courses, show them in class, and opt to create playlists of clips. We can all watch …Read the Rest

Ravel Law & Ravel Judge Analytics

Ravel Law uses data visualization to help legal researchers decide which cases to choose more effectively than consulting a traditional list of cases. The service does not take the place of Shepards, Keycite or other citation systems, but it enhances the users ability to see the relationships between cases and the development of trends over time. …Read the Rest