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Keywords – September 29, 2022

KEYWORDS: Law Library Weekly Newsletter

Salutations. ‘Tis Keywords, the only weekly law library newsletter with tips on how to gain access to the invaluable resources you need. Just call us the Library of Congress. Ok, so we may not have James Madison’s crystal flute in our archives, but then again, you’re not Lizzo. Here are some of the resources the Law Library has carefully curated just for you.

Internal Database Subscriptions

Ok, so we have established that we are not the Library of Congress. Regardless, we have a veritable cornucopia of ways for you to be positively bedeviled with legal resources et cetera.  Need to analyze the analytics of court data? Use your Lex Machina account. Want to delve into the biographical background of more than 20,000 local, state, and federal judges? Check out American Bench. Looking for a genie to grant you three wishes? Well, we may not be experts in thaumaturgy, but we should be able to help you at the circ and reference desk.

Your Personal Belongings

As the Cornell Law Library, we pride ourselves on having the resources you need, the materials you never knew you needed, and that one thing that you have been looking for since you lost it in the Law Library. If you have lost any of your belongings at any point during the semester, we suggest checking the Law Library lost & found again as items previously believed to have disappeared have recently reappeared. Ask at the circulation desk to see if your possessions are among the recently returned.

External Legal Resources

As your favorite Law Library, you know we host the largest collection of legal resources on campus. But, were you aware that the Law Library of Congress holds the largest legal resource collection in the world? That’s like, at least three times bigger than Cornell. So, if you’re looking for a little distraction from your studies, take a few minutes to peruse their offerings including their topical legal research guide for National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s at least three times more worthy than wasting time relaxing with Instagram.


We will be back next week with a new edition of Keywords. In the meantime, take some time to learn more about National Hispanic Heritage Month. TikTok can wait.

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