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Keywords – October 27, 2022

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

It’s almost Halloween in Ithaca, which means dark and spooky things are happening…and no, we don’t just mean prepping for exams, worrying about exams, and taking the exams you’ve been prepping for and worrying about. Here with some tips on how to get you through this most frightful time of year is your weekly law library newsletter, Keywords. Keep calm and read on.

Spooky Studying!

Ghosts and ghouls of every age, would you like to see something strange? Legend has it that hidden deep within the recesses of the law library reserves resides a most practical resource for all those who have embarked on the quest to unlock the mysteries of law school examinations: print study aids.  If current editions of selected print study aids are what you seek, then let your search direct you to the circulation desk. Request one and let it put a spell on you. And your studying. (Also available online.)

Burning the Midnight Oil?

Dear reader, pay close attention, for midnight (or is it 3am) is swiftly approaching and that assignment isn’t going to write itself. You could bone up on your legal analysis skills by reading convoluted legal filings such as The Onion’s impressively logical and lucid Supreme Court amicus brief. You could also schedule an in-depth consultation with a research librarian or get help with analysis strategies with an Academic Peer Advisor. The night may be dark and full of terrors, but with our help, your legal writing and research don’t have to be.

A Tale of OAs and OERs

Imagine this: the midnight hour is close at hand and law students trawl the land in search of open access (aka legally free) textbooks. There’s a few days left in this year’s Open Access Week to bone up on the open access and open education resources currently available to you and anyone else on the worthwhile quest of unlocking the mysteries of the law.


We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, remember to get your flu shot because being a healthy law student is scary enough.

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