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  • SIU Law Library: Glossary of Legal Research Terms
    court and should never be cited Headnotes in West reporters include references to West s topic and key number system and the headnote paragraphs are reproduced in West digests West headnotes also appear on Westlaw and LexisNexis has its own headnote system Hearing in the context of legislative history a hearing is a proceeding of a committee or subcommittee of Congress usually open to the public to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation conduct an investigation or oversee a program In the context of administrative law a hearing can refer to a similar proceeding by an agency considering proposed regulations The term can also refer to a quasi judicial proceeding heard by an agency or administrative law judge History in citators refers to what happened to the cited case itself For history of legislation see legislative history Holding a determination of a matter of law necessary to a judicial decision Compare to finding of fact Interim annotation service supplemental pamphlets to an annotated code issued between pocket parts Interim annotation service pamphlets include additional annotations organized by code section Also called later case service Contrast with advance legislative service Judicial decision a ruling order judgment or other determination by a court after considering the facts in the case before it and applying the law to those facts Appellate courts usually issue written opinions to explain their decisions Judicial review a court s power to refuse to enforce an unconstitutional law It is part of the system of checks and balances Judicial review should be distinguished from appellate review which refers to an appellate court s power to reverse decisions of lower courts Jurisdiction power of a nation and of the smaller governmental units within a nation territory within which a government may exercise its authority For example the United States and each state are jurisdictions Also the power of a court to decide a particular case KeyCite see citator Later case service supplemental pamphlets to an annotated code issued between pocket parts Later case service pamphlets include changes to the code and additional annotations organized like the code they supplement Also called interim annotation service Contrast with advance legislative service Law synonym of statute Public bills that pass Congress and become law are called Public Laws numbered in the order in which they became law The term Law can also be used to refer to the legal order or the aggregate of statutes common law and administrative law Legislation process by which a legislature makes Laws The term can also refer to the statutes that are enacted by the legislative process Legislative history documents produced by the legislature as it makes Laws e g bills conference reports committee reports debates and hearings Legislative service see advance legislative service Mandatory authority authority that a court deciding a case must apply law that is binding on the court Whether an authority is binding depends on which jurisdiction s law applies and within that jurisdiction s law which has the highest authority

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  • SIU Law Library: Archive of Research Tips
    briefs and other court documents on Westlaw Shepard s links to LexisNexis annotated statutes Westlaw s Graphical KeyCite A visual representation of the appellate history of a case CALR TIP Printing from Online Treatises How to print only part of a long treatise section or other document retrieved from LexisNexis or Westlaw Use IDEN to Find Databases on Westlaw Searching this database can help you find the right database for your research Using the Table of Contents on LexisNexis How the LexisNexis TOC lets you see your statute in context retrieve related sections and search just a part of the statutory code Using the Table of Contents on Westlaw How the Westlaw TOC lets you see your statute in context retrieve related sections and display or print a full chapter of the statutory code Other Specific Research Tools and Resources Use an Index Indexes can save you time and frustration when you are looking for a good article Oyez Project a great resource for Supreme Court watchers Guide to Foreign and International Legal Citation published by the N Y U Journal of International Law and Politics Finding Definitions in Cases Using Words and Phrases in print and on Westlaw Open CRS Network Congressional Research Reports for the People a project of the Center for Democracy Technology in cooperation with several organizations and collectors of Congressional Research Service reports Open CRS provides access to CRS reports already in the public domain Citations for Frequently Cited Treaties The University of Minnesota s topically arranged list of frequently cited treaties and other international agreements includes for each treaty the full citation available sources of hard copy and links to the EISIL database when possible Secret Resource in the Law Library HeinOnline provides online access to law journals the Federal Register U S Attorney General Opinions Treaties and Agreements and U S Supreme Court cases online usually back to first volume of publication Exact page reproductions including charts graphs photos and other images that online systems frequently leave out make it an excellent resource for law journal cite checks GovTrack us a non governmental site for tracking legislation and Congressional activity IICLE Publications and SmartBooks Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education IICLE materials online access restricted by license HowStuffWorks At the How Stuff Works website you can Learn How almost Everything Works Using LexisNexis Congressional federal legislative history database access restricted by license Congressional Research Service Reports in depth reports and other documents at the request of and for the use of members of Congress RSS XML News Site Feeds What RSS Feeds Can Do For You a series of research tips for lawyers and other legal researchers on using RSS feeds to monitor government and legal information on the web more efficiently part 1 introduction part 2 legal news sites and blogs part 3 federal government information in general part 4 state government information part 5 resources for specialized practice areas Subscribing to RSS Feeds instructions on subscribing to RSS feeds in general

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/tipsarchive.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law Library: Why and How to Use Secondary Sources
    Listen to Why and How to Use Secondary Sources Duration of audio 16 5 minutes You can follow along with the transcript The times in the outline below indicate the point in the recording when that topic begins Secondary About the Law 0 29 Advantages to starting your research with a secondary source 1 40 Other advantages to using secondary sources 2 18 Different secondary sources are better for different purposes 2 54 Types of secondary sources 3 11 chart from Laurel Currie Oates and Anne Enquist Just Research 21 Aspen 2005 Law reviews law journals and other legal periodical articles 3 52 Online indexes LegalTrac and WilsonWeb 4 28 law library home page 4 41 Subscription Electronic Resources 5 07 Print indexes Current Law Index and Index to Legal Periodicals 7 05 SIU Law Reference Collection 7 33 Other resources 7 40 law library home page 8 16 Subscription Electronic Resources 8 25 SIU Law Journal Collection 8 44 Treatises 8 51 Types of treatises 9 04 Resources for treatises 10 26 law library home page 10 36 Subscription Electronic Resources 10 52 Encyclopedias 11 30 American Law Reports 12 12 ALR annotations 12 20 ALR series and sets

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/secondary_review.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law Library: Introduction to Practice Aids
    minutes You can follow along with the transcript The times in the outline below indicate the point in the recording when that topic begins General comments 0 53 Need Trial Practice Tips Browse the Stacks of Your Local Law Library Illinois Trial Practice Weblog Mar 1 2006 Types of practice aids 3 26 Legal or transactional forms 3 37 Am Jur Legal Forms on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KF 170 A542 West s Legal Forms on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KF 170 M58 Litigation or practice forms 4 24 Illinois Civil Practice Forms on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KFI 1730 A65 C55 American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KF 8836 A45 Bender s Forms of Discovery on LexisNexis and in the SIU law library at KF 8900 A3 B4 Trial practice resources 5 14 Causes of Action on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KF8863 S53 1993 Am Jur Trials on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KF 8915 A74 Am Jur Proof of Facts on Westlaw and in the SIU law library at KF8935

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/practice.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law Library: Using LegalTrac to Find Legal Articles
    will be taken to a list of Subjects containing your search words with the number of references found for each Click on buttons to view a list of articles on a subject to see related subjects or to narrow your search results by topical subdivision Both the Relevance Search and the Keyword Search retrieve citations to articles by matching words that occur in the titles citations and abstracts of the articles themselves Your results from a Relevance Search will display with the best matches first Your results from a Keyword Search will be displayed from newest to oldest With an Advanced Search you can search for articles by using one or more indexes such as author subject and title using drop down menus and search boxes Journal Search allows you to retrieve a list of all available articles for a specific journal issue displayed in page number order Enter search terms in the entry box and click on Search A list of article citations that match your search terms is displayed For some articles you can view abstracts or full text of the article You can mark items of interest by clicking on the check box to the left of each Once you finish marking your entries click on View Mark List in the left column To print your marked entries click on Print or E mail in the left column To reformat the marked articles for printing from your Internet browser use the radio buttons to restrict the contents you want to print to the citation abstract or full text of the article if available When you click on Submit Print Request the browser will display a printer friendly version of the items in your Mark List and pop up a Print window To save your marked entries as

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/legaltrac.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law Library: Using WilsonWeb to Find Legal Articles
    left to choose the connectors AND OR or NOT Use the drop down menus on the right to specify how each word or phrase will be searched using Wilson s All Smart Search algorithm in the indexed fields as a Keyword search of the indexed fields and abstracts or in a Specific Field such as Author or Title of the article Court Cases field includes the name of any case an article is about Statute field lists any specific statutes that the article is about not in Retro Statute Jurisdiction is the state or country in which a statute was enacted not in Retro The Advanced Search screen also provides the following options a drop down menu to specify a sort order by date by a particular field or by relevance radio buttons to limit by date drop down menus to limit by document type and physical description check boxes to limit to full text page image PDF or peer reviewed items not in Retro If you are searching ILP Full Text you can check the Expand box to also search within the full text of the articles for extra results not in Retro In Browse enter a term and select a field from the drop down menu to go to the point in that alphabetical list where your term appears This is a helpful tool if you are unsure of the spelling of your term or if you want to see the various subdivisions of a subject Search the Thesaurus to find suggested subject headings and related terms The results screen displays your search term or a related term in a hierarchy of broader and narrower terms Click on the highlighted words retrieved to start a system search Click on a blue term to stay within the Thesaurus and can view other possible subjects After entering terms in the search box and choosing any available options click on Start to run your search A list of article and book citations that match your search will be displayed Across the top of the screen is a yellow area in which you will see a summary of your search results as well as icons on which you can click to limit your results to full text PDF or peer reviewed items There is also a Revise Search button in the bottom taskbar To the left of each citation in the list small icons indicate whether the article is available in full text or PDF Click on the icons to go to the full text or PDF document Most citations will display the WilsonLink icon to the left whether or not there is a full text or PDF icon If you click on the WilsonLink icon the search engine will search for full text copies of the article outside of WilsonWeb If you click on a title in the citation list you will see the full bibliographic display for each article or book Click on any of the links in the full

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/wilsonweb.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law Library: Current Sources for Federal Court Decisions
    by circuit Dist Court Cases by state U S Court Links can select by type of court location Federal Rules Decisions 1938 to date F R D Bankruptcy Court Bankruptcy Reporter 1979 to date B R Bankruptcy Cases by circuit Bankruptcy Courts US Bankruptcy Court Cases U S Court Links can select by type of court location INTERMEDIATE APPELLATE Courts of Appeals e g 7th Cir D C Cir formerly Circuit Courts of Appeals Federal Reporter 1891 to date F F 2d F 3d US Courts of Appeals Cases Courts of Appeals Cases by circuit US Courts of Appeals Cases Combined Circuit Court Cases by circuit U S Court Links can select by type of court location Federal Appendix 2001 to date F App x US Courts of Appeals Cases Unreported HIGHEST APPELLATE Supreme Court United States Reports 1790 to date U S Supreme Court Reporter 1882 to date S Ct United States Supreme Court Reports Lawyers Edition 1790 to date L Ed L Ed 2d All US Supreme Court Cases US Supreme Court Cases Lawyers Edition Supreme Court of the United States 1991 present HeinOnline vol 1 present subscription electronic resource select most specific database possible that will satisfy

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/casesources.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • SIU Law Library: Using LexisNexis and Westlaw to Find Cases by Subject
    database possible that will satisfy research needs Step 2 Select key terms for the research issue use Thesaurus Westlaw or Suggest Terms for My Search Lexis to come up with alternatives Remember to use singular form of a word retrieves both singular plural including irregular plurals and possessives use quotes cautiously use hyphens good will retrieves good will good will and goodwill on Westlaw use periods in acronyms I R S retrieves I R S I R S and IRS on Westlaw Consider alternative endings for terms use root expander at end of root term to retrieve word with any ending Step 3 Select connectors to use between individual terms the most effective connectors for searching in full text documents are usually p within paragraph and s within sentence Others include and within same document or either term or both s and p for phrases Westlaw requires quotation marks Lexis does not Step 4 Consider limiting search to part of document Use appropriate fields on Westlaw or segments on Lexis Step 5 Consider whether a date restriction is appropriate can limit to cases before or after a specified date or between two specified dates case use preset options e g

    Original URL path: http://www.law.siu.edu/lawlib/guides/cases_subject.htm (2016-02-12)
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