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There is a quote from an old science fiction movie of some renowned, let's see if you can place it.  "This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." Have you ever wished you knew someone with superpower ...

Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Help Me

There is a quote from an old science fiction movie of some renowned, let's see if you can place it.  This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. Have you ever wished you knew someone with superpowers ...

Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Help Me

There is a quote from an old science fiction movie of some renowned, let's see if you can place it.  This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. Have you ever wished you knew someone with superpowers ...

Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Help Me

There is a quote from an old science fiction movie of some renowned, let's see if you can place it.  This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. Have you ever wished you knew someone with superpowers ...

Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Help Me

There is a quote from an old science fiction movie of some renowned, let's see if you can place it.  This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. Have you ever wished you knew someone with superpowers ...

Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Help Me

There is a quote from an old science fiction movie of some renowned, let's see if you can place it.  This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope. Have you ever wished you had a friend with superpowers ...

Posted Mar 2, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Recent A.L.R. Annotations - get your research going

The American Law Reports (A.L.R.) are a great place to start your research.  First appearing in 1919, the title's focused articles have offered expert guidance on legions of legal topics to generations of lawyers for over a century now. E ...

Posted Feb 23, 2021 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Survey Says...

Are you stuck looking for a topic for an upcoming Note or paper?  State comparison surveys, or 50 state surveys, are a popular method for exploring how laws on a specific topic vary across the country.  50 state surveys can be cumberso ...

Posted Feb 19, 2021 by Elizabeth Manriquez

World Treaty Library: You May Not Need to Venture Anywhere Else ...

Looking for a 19th century treaty between the United States and China? Or perhaps an Obscure treaty between Great Britain and Prussia in the late 18th Century? You may want to check out HeinOnline's World Treaty Library .  If ther ...

Posted Feb 10, 2021 by Sunil Rao,

UW Law Library Celebrates Black History Month (This Month, and Every Month!)

“Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.”  Now more than ever, it is important for us to celebrate the accomplishments o ...

Posted Feb 4, 2021 by Emma E Babler

PowerNotes - updates and improvements to a great notetaking and organization tool

There are plenty of new things with the start of the 2021 spring semester. That means changes in the Library (as Jenny Zook detailed in her post last week ), but also improvements to one of the Law Library's favorite tools: PowerNotes! If y ...

Posted Jan 27, 2021 by Kristopher Turner

Welcome Back Students to Spring Semester: Library Changes & Tips

Welcome law students, as the spring semester begins, the Law Library is here to help you with your research.  For reference help, you can contact a librarian three ways: Email - asklawref@law.wisc.edu Chat In-person by appointmen ...

Posted Jan 21, 2021 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

"Now is the Winter of Our Discontent"

"Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York," is a line from Shakespeare's play, Richard III, that you may have read during an English literature lesson. That line is meant to remind us that, although we h ...

Posted Dec 17, 2020 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian


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