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September 14, 2009

LegalTrac: New Look, New Tools

LegalTrac, a legal research database made available to library card holders and at library workstations, has undergone a redesign this month.

LegalTrac provides access to citations and full text from major legal publications. Search major law reviews, legal newspapers, international publications, law specialty publications, business & general interest, and bar association journals.

While elements such as the subject and publication browse, and advanced search are still prominently located at the top of the screen, more significant additions have been made to the home page and search results.

The quick search now provides immediate options to limit your results to full text, peer-reviewed publications, and documents with images.

The customizable home page features RSS feeds from searches of LegalTrac’s content. Creating an individual user profile allows for modification of the always-updating RSS feeds. A user account also allows for naming and saving any search, setting journal or email alerts, and customizing the new interface.

Search results now include featured multimedia, including videos and pictures. A new set of tools allows you to listen to articles online, or download an mp3 of any full text article for later use.

Finally, the page is crowned with prominent links to get back to the Wisconsin State Law Library’s website, as well as help tutorials and a dictionary link.

Explore the new LegalTrac today! This database is available to Wisconsin State Law Library cardholders. Don’t have a card? Sign up for a card online.

And be sure to Ask a Librarian if you have any questions.

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