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Library Training - Columbia Human Rights Law Review - Preemption Training

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dana neacsu

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Transcript of Library Training - Columbia Human Rights Law Review - Preemption Training

For additional questions:
ask a librarian:

Mon. - Th. 10am - 8pm
Fri. 10am - 5pm
Sat. 12-6pm
Sun. 12-6pm

ask me: edn13@columbia.edu

Tips on finding if your topic has been preempted
CU Libraries' collection (Remember CLIO)
online databases
Index Search Strategies

Generating search times that may be used in an index
General and Broad
Use synonyms (Thesaurus)
Single terms (search engines not that sophisticated)
No need to use terms and connectors (Boolean) strategy

Full Text Sources
Use “Advanced Search” features as much as possible

Try to apply as many filters in advance as possible
WLN Secondary sources >> law reviews & journals >> advanced search
Lexis Content type >> secondary sources >> run search and filter by law reviews and journals

Different search strategies for different databases
Field searching (author, etc.)

Google Scholar
Go and create your profile and sign up for alerts in your area of scholarly interest
Library Training - Columbia Human Rights Law Review
Reserach strategy
Library vs. Google
Library vs. Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg
Full text vs. index searching

Your article argues that events in Darfur cannot be called genocide.

Dana Neacsu, edn13@columbia.edu
Spring 2015

Legal & Interdisciplinary databases
Jstor; Project Muse; Ebsco
Working Papers
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
BePress Digital Commons Selected works and legal repository
NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books (both current and retrospective)


Index to Legal Periodicals

HeinOnline Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
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