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Law Database Tutorials

Recommended videos and written instructions for commonly-used law databases.

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Getting Started with Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law (BLAW) is particularly useful for:

  • news and current awareness
  • finding sample documents for commercial/business transactions
  • gaining access to dockets

BLAW also contains statutory and case law, but it has fewer features than Lexis+ or Westlaw for navigating and expanding upon primary law research.

Learning the Basics of BLAW

Learning to Use the Search Bar

See this short video to learn how to run searches, pull up documents, and navigate to pages on BLAW. (5:38)

Document Workflow Tools

Learn about all of the ways you can print, email, save and organize documents in BLAW. (4:08)

Boolean Searching

Learn how to maximize the precision of your searches using boolean connectors on BLAW. (10:06)