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Thursdays @ 3: 2021

The Law Library presents a series of short research videos dropping every Thursday at 3 p.m.

2021 Series

The Law Library will be presenting a series of short research workshops on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. Please see the descriptions below for more details and for the Zoom link for each virtual presentation. Contact with any questions.


March 11 - All About Researching Dockets

Do you need to find out information on a pending case? Do you need to find a sample of a brief, motion, or other court filing? If so, you should attend this virtual presentation on researching court dockets. In this workshop, you will learn about the different resources available for finding and accessing dockets and court documents.


March 18 - The Data Advantage: A “Brief” Look at Litigation Analytics and Brief Analysis on Lexis+

Brief Analysis and Litigation Analytics, two new data-centered modules on Lexis+, can help researchers learn insights about key information they may be missing. Whether it’s the brief you’re working on, or the court you’re stepping into, use these two tools to dig deeper and prepare more efficiently. Join Alex Peck, Loyola’s LexisNexis representative, for a live, virtual demonstration of these two new tools from Lexis and Lexis+.


March 25 - Pick up your Productivity with Procertas

The Procertas Legal Tech Assessment (LTA) is a platform that offers tutorials and assessments on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat. To help Loyola Law students achieve proficiency in using these core productivity tools before getting out into practice, the Law Library is providing access to the LTA. If you are interested in learning more about why use of these technology tools matters to legal employers, please join us for a virtual presentation on the importance of technological competence and the LTA’s role in building your skill sets.


April 8 - Effective Use of Online Study Aids and Exam Prep Resources for Finals

The Law Library provides access to hundreds of online resources designed to help students study for class and prepare for final exams. These resources include commercial outlines and problem-based study aids for more than 30 law school subjects as well as resources specifically designed to help students master the art of taking law school exams. In this Thursdays at 3 virtual presentation, Law Librarian Tom Keefe will provide a brief overview of the variety of study aids and other resources available to students online and some strategies for using them to prepare for final exams.


April 15 - Advanced Research Tips & Tricks

Sharpen your research skills by using better Boolean searches, fields, and filters. With these techniques you will focus your search and spend less time looking through irrelevant hits in your search results. Please join us for this virtual presentation by Reference Librarian Nan Norton.



April 22 - Business and Company Research

Do you know the difference between a 10-K and a 10-Q? Do you know how to locate a sample Illinois general partnership agreement? If not, join us for an online workshop on business and company research. Summer associates and new attorneys are frequently asked to conduct business intelligence research and locate business forms. In this workshop, you will learn a variety of skills, including how to use Bloomberg Law’s business research tools and the IICLE Online Library to identify Illinois business forms.


Subject Guide

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Patricia Scott
Director, Law Library & Clinical Professor of Law

Philip H. Corboy Law Center

25 E. Pearson St.

Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 915-8515