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Keywords – April 13, 2023

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Welcome back to Law Library land. It’s been more than one week since you looked at me, (me being Keywords, your weekly law library newsletter), cocked your head to the side and said, “That’s a very helpful law library tip.” It’s a good thing we’re back with the latest round of law library tips. Read on.  

The Presenter

Being a law student can be taxing. But do you know what can help you feel less taxed? Picturing your post-law school life. Just like Barbie, Barbie, or Barbie, you can be anything you want to be after you graduate: President, a Supreme Court Justice, or a tax lawyer. If the world of tax law tickles your fancy, come to our “Top Tips for Tax Law Research” Law Library workshop next Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 in 276 MTH.  Led by Professor Alison Shea, this 45-minute workshop will provide tips on how to understand and find the type of documents used in tax law. This workshop will be everything. Everything else is just Ken.  

The Guide

Legal research can be tough. Research librarians are even tougher. So use us and our legal research guides to your advantage. Looking for free online resources to use when researching foreign and international law? There’s a guide for that. Want a guide that explains how to research books and articles for your seminar paper or note? There’s a guide for that too. Want to help us research librarians make our research guides work better for you? Take this 8-question survey to let us know how we can best improve our research guides. Sign up to share what you really think about research guides for a chance to receive a Copper Horse gift card. Because when law student life gets tough, the tough get coffee.

The Editor

Already feeling taxed by your legal research assignments 4 days returned from spring break?  Take a reset this weekend and join the Cornell University and Tompkins County Public Libraries in the 2023 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. You can channel your legal research energy by writing an entry, adding a footnote, or looking up information for your fellow editors. Unfamiliar with editing Wikipedia? Familiarize yourself with this handy research guide. Yes, there’s a guide for that too.

We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, save the date for our top tips for tax law research workshop, and tell us your thoughts on legal research.

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