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PowerNotes demos March 7 & 8

  • PowerNotes is a Chrome browser extension that lets you copy and paste blocks of text into an outline format. The citation information for the block is automatically saved.
  • PowerNotes can be useful for generating outlines for class or study, or for writing assignments.
  • Sign up for an account with your NIU email address and you’ll be able to create multiple projects/outlines free of charge.
  • The Law Library will be hosting drop-in demos of PowerNotes on Wednesday March 7 and Thursday March 8 from 11:45 am until 12:45 p.m. in the library lobby. Stop by to take a look!

New NIU streaming video service includes legal topics

The on-demand, streaming service Kanopy is now available through NIU Libraries and provides access to thousands of documentaries, feature and independent films, and training videos from a variety of subject areas, including the arts, business, education, health, social sciences and much more. Kanopy is accessible from both on and off-campus by an unlimited number of simultaneous viewers. Films can be streamed from any computer or from a mobile device by downloading the Kanopy app.

You can browse through a list of videos on various legal topics or search and browse the entire site at

ALERT - Law Library closing at 3 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 11

Due to the campus-wide closure announced by the University, the Law Library will be closing at 3 p.m. today.

Tentative Spring Semester Hours

The tentative hours for Spring semester 2018 have been posted to our Hours page. We'll provide an update prior to the start of Spring semester.

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