Blog Posts: Melissa M. Hyland

Melissa M. Hyland

Locating Circuit Splits: Some Tips and Tricks

Struggling to find a topic for a legal research paper? Not sure where to find potential topics for law journal notes or comments? You might consider giving a circuit split a try!
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Fri. September 22, 2017 1:28 PM
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GPO Updates the Digitized Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1941-2007

On August 2, 2017, the Government Printing Office announced the release of a digitized version of the Congressional Record (Bound Edition) from 1941-1950, which is available for free viewing here. This latest addition supplements previous releases of the Congressional Record begun earlier this year and provides users with access to the digitized Congressional Record from 1941-2001, 2005-2007. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. August 3, 2017 8:28 AM
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Navigating Lexis Advance's Search Term Maps

When researching cases in Lexis Advance, you might have noticed that your search results just got a bit more colorful. Lexis Advance’s new Search Term Maps tool utilizes data visualization to help you browse through search results and also navigate through cases based upon your keyword searches. 
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. January 19, 2017 2:34 PM
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Enhanced Access to Legal Periodicals through Law.com

UNC Law students and faculty now have access to a variety of current awareness legal periodicals via Law.com .
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. June 2, 2016 1:41 PM
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Litigation Analytics Tool Offered by Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law’s Litigation Analytics, which is currently in beta testing, provides law students and practitioners with the ability to research the federal litigation histories of major companies, identifies the law firms representing those companies in the majority of their federal litigation needs, and also provides researchers with another means for locating dockets when the only known information is the parties involved.
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Tue. February 23, 2016 1:14 PM
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Where Can You Find North Carolina Criminal Records?

The North Carolina Supreme Court's recent decision in LexisNexis Risk Data Mgmt. Inc. v. N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts limited the ability of private third parties (like LexisNexis) from obtaining access to North Carolina's electronic criminal records system for free. This blog post examines that opinion and highlights some of the ways that the UNC Law community can obtain these types of court records.


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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Fri. September 11, 2015 1:15 PM
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