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Bloomberg Law provides a dedicated Environmental and Safety Practice Center as well as access to primary and secondary sources of law as well as various business, tax, and other materials. The system has built into it several tools that can assist researchers in staying organized. The help page contains links to tutorials and guides on the various tools if you need extra help getting started with them. Bloomberg Law is available to law school users only.
CCH Intelliconnect provides a focus on legal topics in business, tax, securities, and regulations. The database contains several tools to help researchers organize and save their searches but also can help create datasets and track news specific to practice areas of interest to help increase workflow. Toward the bottom of the home page, users who need help getting started with CCH's tools can view "Take a Tour!" and "Quick Reference" for guidance on different tools that are available. CCH Intelliconnect is available to all VU campus users.
HeinOnline hosts one of the more comprehensive collections of original source material in the Vanderbilt Law Collection. Every document available through Hein is a scanned PDF of the original. The Law Journal Library contains more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date.
Beyond journals, HeinOnline offers a large breadth of U.S. and state government resources as well as international and foreign items. Its historical libraries are unique additions to our collection. New collections are periodically made available through HeinOnline, so check back for updates.
For researchers who are new to Lexis or need some guidance using the system, the Help page is a great resource and is easy to navigate, providing links that lead directly to information about research questions. Lexis Advance is available to law users only.
Opposing Viewpoints by Gale covers today’s hottest social issues, including Renewable Energy. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
In addition to the engaging, streamlined interface and media-rich topic pages, the product's unprecedented collection of content and curriculum-focused tools that help students explore issues from all perspectives include:
Pro/con viewpoint essays
More than 300 primary source documents
Biographies of social activists and reformers
Statistical tables, charts and graphs
Images and a link to Google Image Search
Podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs
A national and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content that allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline
Toward the bottom of the main page, researchers can locate the Help page for Westlaw. Clicking on that link will suspend charges for the ongoing research session and lead users to a comprehensive help document. You can access this document if you are seeking assistance on how to use research folders, set up custom pages, or use any of the other tools available that help organize your research. WestlawNext is available to law users only.
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