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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    Basics of Boolean for Legal Research

    Sometimes when the law librarians mention Boolean searching in legal research classes they get confused and scared looks. If they rephrase it and say terms and connectors searching they get some

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    Jump Start Your Law School Studies

    Merriam-Webster dictionary says that “jump start” means to bring fresh or renewed energy to something. That is a great way of thinking about the start (or return) to school! As summer is winding down

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    Food Trucks

    Food trucks have quickly become an integral part of the American culinary landscape, moving from being just a delicious late-night food option to a summertime essential. The state of Rhode Island is

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    Delicious Doughboys!

    You will find the treat of deep fried dough throughout the world, including the United States. It is often found at carnivals, amusement parks, and county fairs. The size and shape vary, and it goes

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    N.Y. System

    Our state has its own lexicon when it comes to wieners and there are definitely some rules you MUST learn to be a real Rhode Islander: Never, ever call a wiener a hot dog. A wiener may have hot dog

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    Coffee What?

    In our last post we talked all about the Rhode Island summer phenom, Del’s Lemonade. In this post, we are talking all about an equally Rhode Island local food, coffee milk. According to a HuffPost

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    Summer Sunshine and Lemonade

    According to Inc. , “For such a small state, Rhode Island has a lot of weird food: New York System wieners, Johnnycakes, and our official state drink, coffee milk.” But we also have Del’s Lemonade,

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    Congrats, Graduates!

    It is almost here! That day you have been waiting for since the first day of orientation: graduation day. 3Ls, you have come a long way and the Law Library extends a big Congratulations! to you all.

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    Summer Access to Materials

    Need to do research this summer? Have no fear, Bloomberg Law, Lexis, and Westlaw offer summer access to continuing students! Our LawGuide, Bloomberg/Lexis/Westlaw @ RWU Law: Summer Access , explains