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Pre-Law LEAP - Spring 1150 Engar: The Role of Law in Society: Library Session #4

LEAP Information Literacy Assessment

LEAP and Library Partnership for Online and Hybrid Development

The purpose of this research study is to incorporate new technology including online and hybrid teaching into the LEAP/library partnership, evaluate the information literacy skills of students in LEAP courses, and use the results to revise our LEAP curriculum and improve the LEAP/library partnership. We are doing this study because LEAP has strongly contributed to the retention and graduation rates of undergraduates at the University of Utah, and the libraries have played a strong partnership role, and we would like to formally assess LEAP students’ critical thinking and information literacy skills and use that assessment to strengthen the LEAP/library partnership

Sample questions: 

Attention Students! To take the SAILS information literacy test, login here.

If you finish the assessment early, read How to Read a Legal Opinion by Orrin S. Kerr. 

Writing Guides

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    MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the law. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

EndNote Web

Everyone at the University of Utah is eligible for an account on EndNote Web. You can either access it at The very first time you login you will need to be at the University of Utah IP address (on campus).

Research Resources

How to Read a Legal Opinion by Orrin S. Kerr

Subject Specialist

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Rebekah Cummings
J Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East
Digital Matters Lab
Skype Contact: @RebekahCummings

LEAP Professor

Dr. Ann Engar

Sill 146


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