Library Events for the Week of February 28th-March 4th, 2011

by Sarah Prosory 28. February 2011 11:13

 

Can you believe it is already March?!

Join us this week to brush up your Bluebooking skills, and learn the best approaches for Arizona Legal Research! Also, come get some popcorn on Wednesday in the Loft!

All workshops are in the Computer Lab in the Law Library & last approx. an hour. Click on the links below to RSVP, or just show up!

Monday, February 28th:

 Tuesday, March 1st:

 Wednesday, March 2nd:

 Thursday, March 3rd:

 Friday, March 4th:

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP at http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarycalendar. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

We hope to see you there!!

New Resources in Westlaw- Tribal Materials!

by Sarah Prosory 17. February 2011 16:45

The Law Library has recently acquired new resources within Westlaw, Tribal Materials! There are three ways you can access the Tribal Law material:

1. Add the Native American Law tab.

Choose the "Add a Tab" link from the upper right-hand corner within Westlaw.

 

Then select "Add Westlaw Tabs"

 

Under Topical, check the box next to "Native American Law"

and click on the button at the bottom, "Add to My Tab Set"

 

You should then see the Native American Law tab added across the top, at the end of your tabs. 

2. Find the Tribal Materials in the Directory.

 Click on the Directory link at the top of the page. Then select the link for the Tribal Materials.

 

3. Use WestlawNext to search for Tribal resources.

Simply begin typing what you're looking for in the search box, and WestlawNext might suggest something for you!

 

Questions? Contact the Reference desk at (602) 682-6898. Or email us

(All images belong to Thomson Reuters.)

WestlawNext Available to All in January 2011

by Sarah Prosory 17. December 2010 09:57

When you return to Phoenix Law in 2011, ready to start the new year fresh, don't be caught off guard by the change from Westlaw to WestlawNext! You will still have access to "classic" Westlaw, but now the option to use WestlawNext will be available. Also, some searches in Westlaw will send you to WestlawNext. We want you to be prepared! So here's the scoop!

How to access WestlawNext:

Log-in to Westlaw as you normally would, but then choose WestlawNext at the very top of the screen:

 

Also, if you conduct your searches using the Legal Research Center (in the middle of the page after you login), your results will automatically be retrieved using WestlawNext:

 

PLEASE NOTE: Currently you cannot print to the Westlaw printer using WestlawNext!

Choose another printer in the meantime. 

View this PDF for tips on how to get around the printing issue.

What does WestlawNext look like?

 

With a single search box, you don't have to select a database to begin a search. No need to truncate words or use connectors either, but you can if you like. The single search box doesn't mind. Just type in what you're looking for and select a jurisdiction. 

The results will be returned by relevancy and sorted into categories for ease of use.

Wait! I like to limit and use terms & connectors!

The single search box allows you to enter terms & connectors if you'd like, and you still have the option of limiting your search ahead of time:

Also, the Advanced Search feature...

...will help you build a Boolean Terms & Connectors query:

So... test it out! Get familiar with the interface so you can be an efficient researcher!

Need help?

  • Don't hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance with the new interface! Email us or call us at 602.682.6898. Visit the reference desk in the law library during the hours librarians are available for reference.
  • There are trainings and user guides online that are extremely helpful. Once you've signed into Westlaw under the Home tab choose either "User Guides" or "Training" and follow the prompts to WestlawNext.

Enjoy your holidays, and look forward to the changes in January! Smile

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