AWR TIP: The" Key" to Library Databases

by Alison Ewing 20. February 2013 15:23

Tried Googling HeinOnline or ProQuest and can’t get in? Want to search FastCase but don’t have the password it requests?

The BEST way to access those and all the other fabulous library databases for your AWR paper is to go to the Library’s website  and click on the drop down menu below Library Databases.

When you go through the library’s website and are on campus you won’t have to enter a username and  password (unless it’s a database like Lexis or Westlaw where you have been issued an individual password, those databases have an * in the list). If you are off campus, you will be asked for your full name (Joe Smith) and library barcode number (the long number on the back of your library card below the barcode).

AWR Tip: ProQuest Research Library

by Alison Ewing 5. February 2013 19:00

AWR Tip

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.

 

 

Lance and the Law

by Alison Ewing 22. January 2013 15:40

 

Lance Armstrong’s wealth is estimated to be $100 million but after his confession in Oprah’s interview that will probably need to be recalculated. Read more about the real and potential lawsuits involving Armstrong in this NPR article.

Interested in learning more about Lance Armstrong’s legal woes and his career?  Take a look at ProQuest eLibrary for news articles, transcripts, and pictures. Don’t forget that WestlawNext and Lexis  also have legal and general news files.  Or, for assistance finding other authoritative news sources stop by the Legal Research Help Desk.

 

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Popcorn, Ice Cream, iPads, Oh My!

by Sarah Prosory 5. September 2012 08:17

Yum! Yum!

The Law Library invites all current students to join us for an Open House on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th anytime from Noon to 7:00 PM!

Visit us to learn about:

  • databases other than Westlaw and LexisNexis (HeinOnline! ProQuest eLibrary!)
  • new iPads available for check-out and other accessories (cell phone chargers, anyone?)
  • legal research help desk- what we can do for you!
  • how to use your smartphone to learn more about our collection of books and databases

Be sure to get a "lawyerly" picture taken... you know the kind, with law books in the background! Oh, and did we mention all this was for FREE?

Swing by, we'd love to see you!

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.

 

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