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Practice Materials and Cost-Effective Alternatives to Westlaw Precision and Lexis+

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To-Do Items

Before Week 1, Class 2 of Module 4, review and watch the following:

  • Watch (below):
    • Databases I: Massachusetts resources
    • Databases II Overview
    • A Discussion About Cost-Effective Legal Research in the Real World with Suffolk Law Alums and a 3L 
    • ChatGPT: Citation Issues and Quizzes
  • Review (below):
    • The descriptions of the "Research Databases" on this page
  • Optional:

During class we will be working on the following hypo: Practice Materials & Cost-Effective Alternatives to Westlaw and Lexis

After class (optional) you may wish to review the PowerPoint slides

Video Overviews of Databases

Research Databases