6. August 2012 13:13
The beginning of a new and promising semester is fast approaching. With that we have put up two new book displays. Check them out!
One of them celebrates Friendship Day:
The other display celebrates Constitution Day!
6. August 2012 11:55
The library added
70 NEW* items to the collection in July- check it out!
*new (n, ny)adj. new·er, new·est
1. Having been made or come into being only a short time ago; recent: a new law.
a. Still fresh: a new coat of paint.
b. Never used or worn before now: a new car; a new hat.
3. Just found, discovered, or learned: new information.
4. Not previously experienced or encountered; novel or unfamiliar: ideas new to her.
5. Different from the former or the old: the new morality.
6. Recently obtained or acquired: new political power; new money.
7. Additional; further: new sources of energy.
8. Recently arrived or established in a place, position, or relationship: new neighbors; a new president.
9. Changed for the better; rejuvenated: The nap has made a new person of me.
10. Being the later or latest in a sequence: a new edition.
Look for the symbol next to ebook titles in the catalog
31. July 2012 15:47
Reading my RSS feeds, I came across an interesting topic, which is timely: lawyers and marketing at the Olympics. This one blog post, led me on a quick adventure (seriously like 5 minutes), and I ended up pondering- could someone use this topic for their AWR paper? Anyone? Bueller? Here's what happened:
First I saw this blog post and thought what an interesting job for a lawyer: Olympic Lawyers Shadow Torch's Every Move to Prevent 'Ambush Marketing' (Legal Blog Watch).
Later I saw another blog post on a related note, marketing at the Olympics... and breaking the rules? See, Headphone Maker Beats Marketing Rules at Olympics (CNET.com) followed by a friendly reminder: U.K. Olympic Athletes Banned From Wearing Beats (CNET.com).
Curious about this topic, I Googled "lawyers marketing olympics" and found a law journal article from 1996! See, 3 Vill. Sports & Ent. L.J. 423 (1996) Ambushing the Olympic Games; Davis, Robert N., This article is in the HeinOnline database, and from there I wondered if anyone has written on the subject of ambush marketing since 1996... so I used their ScholarCheck feature. This showed me that there were several articles written since then (2003, 2005), but perhaps an update to these articles is in order?
Image from HeinOnline
In summary, I used an RSS feed of legal blogs to give me current news, which sparked an interest in a topic, which got me to use the HeinOnline database to search law journal articles, which showed me that this topic is in need of another updated article! A great process to find a topic and begin your research for your AWR paper.
What are you writing for your AWR? Do you need help with your research? Check out our AWR Liaison Librarian Program! Or just visit us at the Legal Research Help Desk in the Law Library on the 14th floor! Email us or call us at (602) 682-6898!
25. July 2012 15:02
The Phoenix Law Library is pleased to announce the new addition of the American Indian Law Collection to the HeinOnline database!
This collection includes an archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. View a list of titles in the collection here.
Don’t forget, two simple steps for off-campus access:
- Choose the database link from our library databases webpage: www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarydatabases
- Enter your first and last name, and law library barcode number (located on the back of your PhoenixLaw ID badge).
Please feel free to contact the law library for any assistance!
25. July 2012 08:09
Saw this neat blog post today, titled "What I Bring to Court" from the Lawyerist.com. It discusses going paperless to court.
The Lawyerist blog has lots of great posts on legal technology, as well as starting your own firm/hanging up your own shingle. Check it out!
Image from Sean MacEntree via Flickr.com