13. February 2013 18:36
Having trouble locating articles for your research project? Not sure how to focus your search? Wondering about library hours and services?
You can get help in real time no matter where you are--at home, coffee shop or study room with your backpack, laptop and notes scattered around you.
To access chat: Go to the "Ask a Librarian" on the Library’s website and type in your question in the Chat box. A research librarian will help you.
Monday- Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
View the Chat Research Policy and FAQ.
11. February 2013 14:10
Since some Professors like to have an initial outline of the article by week 4 and the first draft by week 9 and most of the known universe has not heard of let alone written an ABA required AWR paper before law school, the AWR Liaison Program created the Getting Started on Your AWR Workshop.
This extremely popular workshop takes the mystery out of writing a paper that “must include significant legal research, original thinking and analysis.” Yes, an AWR seems like a huge undertaking, but it is not if you break it down into manageable chunks.
So, join us and explore the pre-research process for a scholarly paper and setting personal research deadlines and discover the wonderful world of research resources beyond Google, Westlaw, and Lexis.
Remember, one of the keys to a well written AWR is “do[ing] your research with an open mind. Be willing to make whatever claims your research and your thinking lead you to, and even be willing to change or refine the problem itself.” (Prof. Volokh)
For more keys to a successful AWR attend the Getting Started on Your AWR Workshop and consult Writing A Student Article. Prof. Volokh provides a mini how to manual on writing a scholarly paper.
Eugene Volokh, Writing A Student Article, 48 J. Legal Educ. 247, 249 (1998)
2.3.3 Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR). (Phoenix School of Law Student Handbook)
5. February 2013 19:00
Need Non-legal background information for your paper?
Try Research Library!
Recent searches for PSL students yielded results on: internet gaming and tribes, carbon dioxide emissions, blood alcohol content and Cuba’s new rules on buying and selling real property!
ProQuest Research Library can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s Website under Library Databases.
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,000 titles - over 3,500 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
4. February 2013 15:57
Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this Spring? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? How about learning to use some new legal apps for your mobile device that can help with your studies?
Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Tuesday, February 5th from 12-1pm. The workshop will take place in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in classroom 1337. Please feel free to bring you lunch!
We hope you can join us! To learn more about other workshops we'll be offering this semester, take a look at the library workshops page to view a list of workshops, with descriptions, and a link to the workshop calendar.
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1. February 2013 13:52
February has arrived and so has a new selection of books, ebooks, and DVDs! Visit the library on the 14th floor or check out our NEW ARRIVALS online.
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