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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

I don’t know about you, but I have a zillion (only a slight exaggeration) passwords.  There have been some great tips on the technology side of this blog and at for using password generators and technology assisted password management.

Today’s Tip: use the same userid and password formula for both Westlaw and Quicklaw. It is not your banking information [don’t use your banking password for anything else], you aren’t going to change it frequently, and if you do change one, change both. Keep it simple

As a side, I keep a private Outlook contact with my research and social media login and passwords – not the actual passwords but a reminder of the formula I used to create them. The contact is not labeled “passwords”, but it is available on my desktop and my connected to the office mobile devices for those moments when I have a brain blank.

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