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When I started working for CALI, I swore that this, my personal blog, would not become a series of advertisements for CALI products – I have a blog over on CALI Classcaster to do stuff like that.  However, I am making an exception just this once BECAUSE THIS IS IMPORTANT.

I have been admittedly

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Introducing the Law Student Guide to Free Legal Research

Here’s a couple things I believe:

  1. There are several providers of free legal information out there that are reliable enough to recommend to my patrons to use.
  2. Librarians need to collaborate and communicate more with information vendors – all information vendors…Wexis, ILS providers, independents and non-profits.
  3. Most legal research educational materials suck.  They’re dry and the publisher bias contained within some is almost laughable.
  4. Legal information vendors use tactics to get law students hooked on their products that would make a drug dealer blush.

So, when Tom Bruce emailed me a few weeks ago and asked if I’d be interested in creating a Free Law Research Guide aimed at law students, I jumped at the chance.  Without further ado, I present to you The Law Student Guide to Free Legal Research.

Although

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Practicing Safe Researching

Photo Credit Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/topekalibrary/3727452909/

Photo Credit Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/topekalibrary/3727452909/

I recently finished my last bibliographic instruction session at UK. (When you are leaving a job, every “last” seems to take on special significance…My last Bibliogrpahic Instruction session. My last coffee run to the student union. My last  creepy public patron..*sniff* the memories…but

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