Library Blog

The weekly library blog contains news, research resources, and information about library events. To view archived copies of library newsletters and blogs from 1996 to present, visit Docs@RWU.

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    Librarians Consult Library Guides

    You will too if you are wise. Library guides are—well, guides to researching specific topics or, in the case of law guides, specific areas of law. They are a collection of resources recommended by the

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    Textbook Reserve

    Selected textbooks are available on reserve. If you haven’t used our program already, check it out ! Textbooks for required courses and a few larger bar tested electives, like business organizations

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    Welcome Back!

    We hope you enjoyed your break and ready for a fresh start with the spring semester. There are many ways in which the RWU School of Law Library can help you have a successful semester. Our staff are

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    Home, Hoping for Snow

    Happy holidays and winter break from us at the Legal Beagle! And most of all, congrats on finishing your finals! You did such an amazing job and worked incredibly hard. We hope you have plenty of R &

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    Coping with Stress

    As much as we love holidays, we know that this can also be a very stressful time of year. It can be an especially challenging time for law students, who must focus on finishing assignments and

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    Study Aids: Introducing the GPS Collection

    As the semester winds towards its conclusion, the librarians want to remind you that the Law Library is not just a quiet haven for study; it's a treasure trove of resources waiting to be explored. In

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    Halloween Happenings

    Happy Halloween! Welcome to the season of tricks, treats, and ghouls galore. If you want to get in the spirit, Roger Williams hosts The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular or there is the Factory of Terror

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    Law Student Mental Health Day

    To say law school is stressful is an understatement. Some studies suggest that lawyers and law students experience depression at a higher rate than the general population. The American Bar Association

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    Getting Started—Directed Research

    So, it’s time to write your directed research paper. You may be wondering how to get started. First thing first. You must select a topic. There are considerations to keep in mind as you go about your



    The law library is pleased to announce the return of ResearchFest on Wednesday, August 30th from 10am–3pm. Please join us for this digital resource showcase, where our amazing resources beyond Lexis