Research Shows Flashcards as Best Learning Technique

by Sarah Prosory 15. January 2013 10:54

Law school is all about studying. Reading and studying.

This article from Time magazine caught my eye, as it discusses the best learning techniques for retaining information. Surprisingly, reading and highlighting are mentioned as not being as effective as using flashcards! The article goes on to explain how taking practice tests and using flashcards are great because, "[r]esearch shows that the mere act of calling information to mind strengthens that knowledge and aids in future retrieval."

Be sure to check out the Law Library's flashcards, located in the Academic Success collection. They can be checked out for 4 hours, no renewals.
Search the Law Library Catalog to find the flashcard set that is right for you!

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Accessibility to Electronic Resources Via QR Codes

by Lidia Koelbel 14. June 2012 11:21

What in the name of everything that


is legal are these odd looking


pictures all over my law library?!

These are signs containing QR codes which you can scan with a smart

phone or iPad.


Scanning these codes will link you directly to the electronic book's record

in the Library catalog.


All that is left to do is log into your library record and enjoy the

electronic book right there on your mobile device.


If you do not have a mobile device, you can still access these titles by

following the link printed below the QR code or searching the catalog by



Are cases on Regional Reporters also available electroncially?  It seems

the library only has the Pacific Reporter as far as Regional Reporters.

Yes!  Those cases are conveniently available electronically through

Westlaw and Lexis.  If you are in the Library, you can scan these QR codes

and you will be linked to the Regional Reporters record on the catalog.


Have questions and do not want to walk all the way to the Circulation or

Reference areas?  Scan these barcodes and chat with a Librarian. 

Unfortunately, chat will not work on iProducts because you need Flash. 

Flash and iProducts just don't get along.


Let us get with the times.  Electronic Resources are here and now!!

New Library Catalog, Encore!

by Sarah Prosory 14. February 2012 11:11

The Law Library is pleased to announce our new library catalog, Encore! Check out the video:

 If you are unable to see the video above, visit the Law Library's YouTube channel to watch the video.

Our new catalog has many awesome features:

  • Obtain article results, because you are able to search multiple databases at once.
  • New faceted fields to narrow your search on the left-hand side of screen, similar to other websites like
  • Save items to a list to reference later.
  • And much more!

Come watch a 15 minute demonstration of the new catalog, offered on Wednesday February 15th and Thursday February 16th every hour on the 1/2 hour between Noon and 7pm in the Computer Lab on the 13th floor. I've heard there will be ice cream....

Library Workshops for the Week of February 13-17, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 9. February 2012 18:02

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Interested in learning how to navigate the important legal research resources available to you? Need to get a better understanding of how Congress passes a bill into law and where to find the law?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. ***A light meal will be provided at each workshop!***

Library Basics (using the online catalog and research databases to find the information you need)

  • Monday, February 13, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012 -  12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1701*
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 5:00 - 5:50 pm - Classroom #1821*

Understanding Statutes

  • Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1843*
  • Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:00 - 12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*

*Please note that these are recent room changes.

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.



November 2011 Book Display

by Lidia Koelbel 1. November 2011 16:19

The latest book display at the Law Library just went up today.  It is a collection of materials that should help with your AWR.  Additionally, there is a posting to a Workshop the Library will be holding on November 11 on how to do research beyond Westlaw and Lexis.

You can RSVP for the workshop here:


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