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Boost Your Legal Research Efficiency: Exploring the New & Valuable Features of IFLP

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Join us for a webinar on Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP), hosted in HeinOnline, and learn about AALL's premier product firsthand from the editorial staff of IFLP. In addition to the existing features, this webinar will introduce a brand new feature called IFLP Alerts, which allows users to create customized email alerts pertaining to indexed content of interest (Topics, Regions, Country Subjects, Journals, and Languages).

In today's world, with the internet providing us with easy access to information, it's not always easy to find reliable and relevant information for our research. That's where IFLP comes in - a valuable tool for quickly retrieving the resources you need. The index provides results that match your keyword search in the title, abstract, or author, ensuring that you find articles relevant to your research, rather than articles that merely mention your search term one or two times. With fewer yet higher quality results yielded from an index, you can spend less time searching, and more time learning.

IFLP is a must-have resource for law and academic librarians, law firms, corporations, and more. It offers fully-searchable indexing from 1985 forward, a multilingual index with 26 languages covered, and full-text linking to more than 80,000 articles and book reviews. You also get access to the digitized version of the entire print Index dating back to 1960, ISSN and ISBN linking to your local library catalog or WorldCat, and OpenURL linking to resources at your library.

In this webinar, you will get an in-depth understanding of the product, its features, and how it can help you in your research. You will also get an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the editorial staff of IFLP. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn more about this valuable resource. 

Don't subscribe? No problem! Free trials to IFLP will be made available to any interested attendees following the session. 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Law firm librarians, academic librarians, foreign & comparative law professors, law students, legal researchers 

TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Attendees will learn how to use the new IFLP Alerts feature to create customized email alerts pertaining to indexed content of interest, such as Topics, Regions, Country Subjects, Journals, and Languages, and how it can save time and effort in finding relevant and reliable information for your research.
  2. Attendees will understand the importance of using an index for legal and academic research, and how it can help you find articles that are more relevant to your research, rather than articles that may simply mention their search term one or two times. 
  3. During this session, the editors will show attendees how to navigate the index for practical use so you can take your research to the next level.

SPEAKERS:

  • Marci Hoffman, Berkeley Law Library
  • Charles Bjork, Georgetown Law
  • Jennifer Allison, Manuscript Spa 

COORDINATOR:

  • Ben Boron, HeinOnline

MODERATOR:

  • Kevin Durkin-Ortiz, Berkeley Law Library

AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Research + AnalysisInformation Management

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CANCELLATION AND OTHER POLICIES

No refunds will be given for any purchased live AALL webinar. This applies to non-AALL members only; live AALL webinars are free for AALL members.

All webinars feature live captioning services. Please contact AALL at elearning@aall.org by April 26, 2023 if you have additional accessibility requests. 

SPEAKERS

Marci Hoffman is the Law Library Director at Berkeley Law.  Ms. Hoffman is also a Lecturer in Resident at Berkeley Law where she teaches the international and foreign legal research seminar, the J.S.D. legal scholarship seminar, and many research classes for other seminars, clinics, research centers, and more.  Ms. Hoffman returned to Berkeley Law in 2003 after working as the international and foreign law librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library and Georgetown Law Library. Ms. Hoffman is the author of several books and articles on international, foreign and comparative legal research and related issues.  She is the General Editor of the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (AALL) and the Foreign Law Guide (Brill) database.  Ms. Hoffman is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Society of International Law, and the International Association of Law Libraries and she has held various leadership within these organizations.  

Charles Bjork joined the Georgetown University Law Library as an International and Foreign Law Reference Librarian in 2014 after earning his master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in 2013.  He serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center, where he co-teaches the two-credit course Research Skills in International and Comparative Law.  He also provides research instruction for the Global Law Scholars Program and for various seminar courses, including Comparative Tax Law, European Union Law, the International Environmental Law Practicum, the Jewish Law seminar, and U.S. and International Customs Law. Mr. Bjork is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the American Society of International Law, and the International Association of Law Libraries.  He also serves on the Board of Advisers for the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals.  Prior to entering the field of law librarianship, Mr. Bjork spent nearly two decades in private law practice in Chicago.  He has a B.A. in political science (with a minor in Russian studies) from the University of Illinois (1990) and a J.D. from Northwestern University (1993).  He remains a member of the Illinois bar, but is now inactive.

Jennifer Allison Jennifer Allison holds a JD from Pepperdine Law School, an MLIS from San Jose State University, and an LLM in German law from the University of W├╝rzburg in Germany.  She worked as an academic law librarian for more than 15 years, including 10 years as an FCIL librarian at the Harvard Law School Library.  Jennifer recently left academia to start her own business, Manuscript Spa, in which she provides pre-publication research and editing services for scholarly books and journal articles.

MODERATOR

Kevin Durkin-Ortiz: Bio coming soon!

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05/10/2023 at 11:00 AM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/11/2023
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