Westlaw and LexisNexis changing with the times

The New York Times reported yesterday that Westlaw and LexisNexis will undergo some major changes in order to accommodate a younger class of lawyers who have cut their teeth on search interfaces provided Google and Microsoft.

I confirmed all of this with the LexisNexis rep yesterday but am still waiting to hear back from Westlaw. According to the article, Westlaw will introduce its changes on Feb. 1; LexisNexis has yet to specify a date.

This presents a wonderful opportunity for us to offer everyone in Green Hall the chance to go through some training and brush up on research skills! We will present at least two group trainings: one for faculty and staff and another for students. For those who need specialized training, we can arrange small-group sessions or even one-on-one training as your scheduling permits.

No times have been set up, but I will let you know as soon as we have something scheduled. And, as always, contact me if you have any questions!

W. Blake Wilson
Instructional Librarian