Tag Archives: Research

Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Arguments and Court Records and Briefs 1 LEU

Part 2 of this webinar will introduce participants to federal and state judicial dockets.  Participants will learn what a docket is and about the different types of documents that are generated throughout the life of a court case.  We will also discuss how to find court briefs and oral arguments using both commercial and free resources.

Date recorded: 02/13/20

Format:  Archived YouTube Format

Presenter:  Jennifer Morgan, Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University

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Researching the Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Pt. 1: An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law – 1 LEU

Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence.  Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana.  We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar.  Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries.

Date Recorded: 2/6/20

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:  Kimberly Mattioli, Jerome Hall Library, Indiana University

Using iga.in.gov – 1 TLEU

This webinar will show participants how to use the freely available information on the Indiana General Assembly’s website. Topics covered will include bill tracking and finding Indiana statutes and regulations.

Date Recorded: 9/20/18

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kim Mattioli, Student Services Librarian, Jerome Hall Law Library, Indiana University Maurer School of Law


Legal Research Basics for Librarians – 1 TLEU

This webinar will help you answer legal research questions from patrons and will also help you assist patrons who are doing their own legal research. Starting with an overview of different types of legal authority we will distinguish between primary and secondary authority. Then we will look at strategies and tools for finding state and federal statutes, regulations, and case law. Paying special attention to Indiana materials we will demonstrate how to use a variety of free websites to conduct legal research on-line. We conclude with tips for how to stick to conducting legal research and avoid providing legal advice.

Date Recorded: 3/29/18

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Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter:   Cheri Harris / Indiana State Library

 

 


From Cradle to Coffin: Vital Records Research in Indiana – 1 LEU


Birth and death information forms the core of genealogical research. But finding that information can be difficult, particularly if your ancestor lived in the time period before mandatory government-issued vital records. In “From Cradle to Coffin,” we will explore the many different record types that include birth and death information and provide research tips on how to find these records.

Date Recorded: 8/2/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jamie Dunn / Indiana State Library

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Using Newspapers in Your Research – 1 LEU

a stack of newspapersIn this program, we will explore how to use newspapers more effectively to research family history.  Using newspaper columns, obituaries, death notices, and articles, you can better piece together family ties during times when other types of records did not exist. Newspaper digitization is a new technology that we will discuss, as well. The Indiana State Library has the world’s largest collection of Indiana newspapers. If you would like to find out how to utilize this vast collection to help with your research, plan to attend this webinar.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leigh Anne Johnson / Indiana State Library

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Fake News – 1 LEU

 

Image of text that says Fake NewsWhat makes fake news fake? As a society, we have been bombarded with the idea that the news we consume every day is fabricated, but the truth is far more complicated than that. Join Indiana University East librarian KT Lowe as she discusses the identifiable traits of fake news, offers tips on how to tackle fake news claims and demonstrates what makes real news real.

Date Recorded: 3/1/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: KT Lowe / Indiana University East


Indiana’s State Data Center: Access the Data You Need! – 1 TLEU

logo for the Indiana State Data CenterWhat do you need Indiana’s State Data Center for? Demographic data for your next grant proposal, raw data to compare this year’s statewide economy to last year’s, fun facts to share with  your students and patrons, and much more. Learn how to request data, how to partner with us, and receive an overview of the services we provide to you.

Date Recorded: 6/17/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Katie Springer / Indiana State Library