Saturday 26 May 2018

Zotero bibliographies in Bluebook format

New! ZoteroBib is a new free, tool from the makers of Zotero. It’s like EasyBib but quicker, more powerful, and sans the obnoxious ads. As you’re researching, just enter in your url, isbn, doi, etc., and click cite. It automatically grabs the citation and adds it to your list in just one click. Like Zotero, it supports Bluebook and many other citation styles. And ZoteroBib works on any device.

hat tip: Karen Shephard and Bonnie Shucha

Friday 11 May 2018

smartphone travel tips

If you're travelling this summer, the NY Times has a helpful article about what you need to do before you leave to prepare for travelling with a smartphone. They include a checklist

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Graduate access to Lexis and Westlaw

Here is the information for students who are graduating.
LexisNexis Graduate program
Lexis has created this program for recent law school graduates, who can sign in as usual with their Lexis IDs and passwords. On July 1, graduates will see changes on the LexisNexis Law School Home Page. Graduates have:
 • Access to the top legal news from around the web and Law360®
• Career tips to help  build your resume, interview smarter, and network
• Resources to sharpen research skills and start a practice
• A valuable graduate gift to help  start their careers.
Graduates have free access to Lexis Advance through December 31, 2018.
 BTW—Be sure to redeem  LexisNexis Rewards points before they expire on June 30, 2018.
And please note, there is a way to redeem your Lexis points and use them towards your hotel for the bar exam should you choose to.

Graduates have access to Thomson Reuters products, including Westlaw and Practical Law, for six-months after graduation.  “Grad Elite” access gives  60-hours of usage on these products per month to gain understanding and build confidence in  research skills. While it can't be used in situations where you are billing a client, Thomson Reuters encourages grads to use these tools to build  knowledge of the law and prepare for the bar exam. In addition, graduates get access to job searching databases on Westlaw and TWEN for 18-months after graduation for 1-hour a month. Students must extend access by logging into .

Tuesday 8 May 2018

New Law Deans

Tax Prof Blog reports that there have been 18 new Deans of law schools appointed recently, and that 61% of them are women, including Pitt Law's Amy Wildermuth. The numbers come from the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Visualizing census data: upcoming workshop

On Friday, May 11, Andrew Batt of the UCONN-based State Data Center will lead a streaming workshop on visualizing Census data (both American Community Survey data and National Historical Geographic Information System data) with the Tableau Public software app. Tableau Public is free for PC or Mac. The streaming service is being offered through FDLP Academy. You can access login 15 minutes before the webinar starts (appx. 10:15am EST) at this link. The workshop is expected to run for about 90 minutes. You can see some of the visualizations that the presenter has created for Connecticut here.