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Exploring NC Legislative History Materials Online: Bill Tracking

State legislative history research can be a daunting task even for the most experienced legal researcher. Luckily, North Carolina makes many legislative history materials freely available online, which saves legal researchers both time and money. This blog post will be the first in a series highlighting some of the online resources available to those interested in researching the legislative history of North Carolina law.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. March 14, 2019 1:21 PM
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Citation Management Software for Seminar Papers

It’s that time in the semester when you have to start drafting seminar papers. Maybe you have already begun your research, or perhaps you are using your time over spring break to dig in. Either way, a citation management software could help your research stay organized. This post takes a look at Mendeley and Zotero, two free citation management tools.
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Posted by Allison Symulevich on Mon. March 11, 2019 4:23 PM
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How to Cite a Concurrence In or Dissent From a Denial of Certiorari

The Bluebook does not provide clear guidance on how to cite every authority that law students or legal practitioners need or wish to use in their papers, memos, and briefs. Sometimes, researchers will toil in vain looking for a particular rule or example to cover a less common type of source, only to find that there is no answer. They have stared into the abyss and the abyss has merely stared back! So what do you do now?


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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. February 28, 2019 1:30 PM
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Get Ready for the MPRE with the Law Library’s Resources

For 2Ls and 3Ls who have taken professional responsibility, the March Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is right around the corner! Whether it’s your first or your fifth time tackling the exam, the law library has some resources to help you prepare.
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Posted by Jasmine Plott on Mon. February 25, 2019 9:40 AM
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Locating Historical Legal Materials: Three Databases to Try

Tracking down historical legal materials can be difficult, but there are a number of online sources available to aid your research.

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Posted by Emily E. Roscoe on Fri. February 22, 2019 3:45 PM
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New Privacy Law Research Guide Provides Access to Rapidly Evolving Legal Trends

Privacy law in the United States is frequently described as a “patchwork” of state and federal law, as there is currently no comprehensive federal law governing privacy. A new Privacy Law Research Guide will help researchers navigate the complexities of this rapidly-evolving patchwork of laws in our increasingly technology-driven world. 


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Posted by Sara M. Farnsworth on Wed. February 20, 2019 11:00 AM
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Using HeinOnline's Advanced Search Features: Keyword Search Builder & "More Like This"

In an effort to make legal scholarship more discoverable for researchers, HeinOnline introduced two new tools: (1) Keyword Search Builder and (2) More Like This. These tools are available in the Advanced Search features of the Law Journal Library, the ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals, and the Bar Journals Library.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. February 4, 2019 3:03 PM
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New Book: Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know

UNC law professor Michael J. Gerhardt published a new book in 2018: Impeachment: What Everyone Needs to Know. Given the current attention paid to the subject of impeachment, Prof. Gerhardt’s book must count among the most well-timed volumes in Oxford University Press’ “What Everyone Needs to Know” series.
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Posted by Nick Sexton on Fri. December 14, 2018 11:09 AM
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New Book: The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina

The Law Library is pleased to announce that a new book, The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from our Invisible Citizens, has been added to the collection.
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Posted by Jasmine Plott on Tue. December 11, 2018 3:40 PM
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