Library Workshops for the Week of April 16-20, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 13. April 2012 12:40

Are you working or interning this summer and looking for some free alternatives to Lexis & Westlaw? Are you having trouble navigating the Bluebook and creating proper legal citations for your AWR or other scholarly paper?

Well look no further because this week the Law Library is offering three different workshops to help you with your legal research.

 

 **Snacks will be provided!**


Beyond Westlaw & Lexis - Learn about the unique array of research databases PSL subscribes to and how to search them effectively to enhance your research. This workshop will also touch on some of the key free resources for legal information.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

 Bluebook Q&A - This session is run by you. Come to us with any questions you have about Bluebooking and we'll do our best to help you find the answer.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

 FastCase – Discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research. FastCase provides access to a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources.**Access is free for all members of the State Bar of Arizona.**

·   Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 7:40-8:30pm – 13th floor computer lab

 

 

Library Workshops for the Week of March 5-9, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 2. March 2012 09:50

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Want to learn how to organize your research using your web browser? Are you overwhelmed by Westlaw & Lexis and looking for some alternative research tools?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

FireFox Add-ons - Learn how to enhance your FireFox web browser to help when conducting legal research.

  • Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Beyond Westlaw & Lexis - Learn about the unique array of research databases PSL subscribes to and how to search them effectively to enhance your research. This workshop will also touch on some of the key free resources for legal information.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:40-8:30pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

 

BNA Table Day Monday 12/5 & Tuesday 12/6

by Sarah Prosory 2. December 2011 16:47

Learn How our School’s BNA Resources Can Help You
• Find Paper Topics.
• Find Topics for Law Review or Journals.
• Monitor legal trends and topics.
• Prepare for class discussion.
• Research the status and impact of specific cases and legislation.
• Prepare for interviews.

Stop by the BNA table to learn about BNA resources currently available to our school. Sign up for an email update from one of our BNA’s current reports to receive a free water bottle and get a chance to win an iPad™!

Monday December 5th 10am-1pm 4041 Building D

Tuesday December 6th 10am-1pm ONC 18th Floor

Two Trial Databases From BNA

by Sarah Prosory 25. February 2011 11:25

Hi all! Happy Friday!

The Law Library would like your feedback on two databases we have on a trial period from BNA: the Internet Law Resource Center and the Telecommunications Law Resource Center. We only have these on trial for 15 days beginning today, so be sure to test them out soon!

The Internet Law Resource Center covers major topics such as: consumer protection laws, copyright and trademark issues, cryptography, database protection, electronic signatures, domain name disputes, network security, online marketing, privacy, taxation, internet governance, and more!

The Telecommunications Law Resource Center covers major topics such as: broadcasting, wireless communications, cable TV, broadband regulation, retransmission consent, media ownership, satellite services, net neutrality, and more!

Please visit the Law Library's Database Trial Subscriptions wiki to access the trials. You will need to log-in to Juristec to view the wiki (only faculty, staff, and students of PSL can access this).

Thanks! Have a great weekend!

SRU Workshop: Legal Research Using BNA- This Thursday!

by Sarah Prosory 23. February 2011 12:00

SRU Workshop: Legal Research Using BNA

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP here

2nd Floor Computer Lab (2nd floor of the tower)

Speaker:  Stefanie Blasdell – Law School Account Manager

Stefanie Blasdell is a Law School Account Manager responsible for all product consulting, account management activities and professional development training for over 100 Law Schools throughout the United States.  She also develops and conducts numerous training programs for law school  faculty, staff and students.  As a Representative of BNA with over 14 years of experience working in the field of legal publishing and legal information technology, Stefanie’s goal is to help you achieve better legal research results through the use of targeted BNA resources.

PROGRAM OUTLINE
I. Overview of BNA Law School Program
-Who is BNA? Why use BNA?
-BNA Law School Professional Information Center
-Subscriptions available to your school
-Using BNA in your classroom
-Registering for e-mail highlights

II. New BNA Platform for Current Awareness Reports
-Most popular products in law schools
-Identifying hot topics
-Tracking circuit splits
-Using indexes to expedite research
-Monitoring a specific topic or case

III. Using BNA as a Research Tool – Advanced Research
-Effective use of BNA case & reference libraries:
1. Ethics
2. Labor & Employment
3. Tax
4. Intellectual Property

Hope to see you there!

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