Blog Posts: Melissa M. Hyland

Melissa M. Hyland

Preparing for the Interview: Using Legal Analytics to Research Law Firms & Attorneys

Despite the sudden chill in the temperatures, things are just starting to warm up for Carolina Law students seeking summer employment. 1Ls, in particular, will soon enter their first season of OCIs (“on-campus interviews”), and the law library is here to help with recommended resources for putting your best foot forward when interviewing with a potential future employer!
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. January 27, 2020 10:00 AM
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Provincial Statutes of Canada - New HeinOnline Collection

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library recently added a new collection to its HeinOnline subscription – the Provincial Statutes of Canada. The collection contains both historical and current public and private acts passed by the Canadian provincial governments.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. December 2, 2019 8:00 AM
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A Little Thanksgiving Day Trivia via Legislative History Records

The law library wishes all UNC Law students, faculty, and staff a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you want to really impress your friends and family over dinner this year, trying using these federal legislative history materials to highlight a few lesser-known facts about this beloved holiday.


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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. November 25, 2019 9:00 AM
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Tales from the Rare Book Collection: An Early Legal History of Witchcraft and Conjuration, as Told Through British Statutes

It’s nearly Halloween, and that means another opportunity to highlight some of the spookier gems in the law library’s Rare Book Collection.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. October 28, 2019 11:00 AM
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Develop Your Tech Knowledge: LinkedIn Learning for UNC Law Faculty & Students

Are you one of those people who loves learning new things? Do you wish you had a better understanding of the advanced features in the Microsoft Office programs? LinkedIn Learning provides UNC Law faculty and students with access to hundreds of course modules and thousands of video tutorials on a variety of technology skills and software programs.


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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Mon. September 30, 2019 2:15 PM
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Exploring NC Legislative Materials Online: Committee Materials

In my last blog post, we looked at the various bill tracking features on theNorth Carolina General Assembly’s (“NCGA”) website. Ideally, the legislative history research process tracks a bill as it makes its way through the legislative process, and that means our next stop is researching legislative committee materials. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Wed. April 17, 2019 10:25 AM
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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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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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1L Crash Course: Selecting Study Aids

Exam season is quickly approaching, and for 1Ls that means creating outlines and selecting study aids for the first time. Use this blog post as your starting place for selecting the study aids that will work best for you.

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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. November 20, 2018 10:32 AM
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Court Records & Briefs Research: Using Bloomberg Law's Docket Key

Bloomberg Law's Docket Key service can make your federal court records and briefs research more efficient by helping you quickly locate major filings related to your legal research area of interest.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Wed. November 14, 2018 11:52 AM
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