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Library Webinar Archives: Government and Legal Research Webinars

Introduction to Government Websites

This webinar is designed for students from all fields and program levels interested in learning the basics of finding government documents online. Topics covered include defining government documents, learning when/why we need government documents, and, most importantly, learning where to look for government documents. We will look at resources that cover all three branches of government, as well as others that are more specific.

Video: Introduction to Government Websites (YouTube)

Recorded January 2018 (49 min 34 sec)
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How to Find Case Law and Legal Research

In this webinar, students will be introduced to legal research. We will define key legal terminology, identify when we might need legal documents, and discuss general obstacles that we encounter when doing legal research. Students will learn how to search for case law and other legal documents in the Gale OneFile: LegalTrac and Nexis Uni databases, as well as Google Scholar and select government websites. We will discuss how to access both primary and secondary legal documents, and how to optimize searches in each database.

Video: Finding Case Law and Legal Documents (YouTube)

Recorded September 2018 (44 min 10 sec)
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Come to your Census: Demystifying and Accessing Census Data

Video: Come to your Census Demystifying and Accessing Census Data (YouTube)

Recorded Jan 2019 (40 min 03 sec)
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