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ResearchFest: Fill Your Research Toolbox!

Wooden chest with e-resource logos

Wednesday, August 28
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Law Library – Bristol Campus

Efficient, effective research is one of the most valuable skills you can develop for your professional career. Legal Practice courses introduce all law students to the leading legal research platforms, Lexis and Westlaw, but these are just two of many tools available. A professional selects the best tool to use for each project from the full assortment of tools available.

ResearchFest provides an opportunity for students and faculty to discover several alternative research platforms and resources to add to their toolbox of research resources.  During the event, you can visit informally with representatives for these resources as they show you how to use their tools for legal research.  

Resources represented include: 

  • Bloomberg BNA, the third major legal research platform; 
  • Fastcase, one of the largest online legal research libraries;
  • Lexis Digital Library, the service by LexisNexis and OverDrive® that offers access to the largest collection of authoritative legal eBook content on all major mobile devices and desktop platforms;
  • ProQuest, a key source for locating Congressional materials; 
  • Social Law Library, one of the largest and most respected membership based, legal-research institutions in the country;
  • Proview by Thomson Reuters, the eBooks collection from Thomson Reuters (the folks who bring you Westlaw); 
  • Rhode Island State Law Library, the library serving the reference and research needs of the bench, bar, and public (when you are Providence, it is available for your research needs); and,
  • Roger Williams University Library, librarians from the University Library will be there to explain and demonstrate how to access a variety of campus-wide resource subscriptions provided by the University Library.

You may even grab a slice of pizza and see demos from the Law Library’s librarians on tools for law study, career research, tax research, and current awareness. You don’t want to miss it!

Participation allows you to sign up for prizes and giveaways!

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