September 2011 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 6. September 2011 21:19

The Law Library has taken down the popular Feminism Book Display that was up for most of the summer.  In its place we now have the Animal Law Display.  Check out an image of the display below:

Generally, the Library has three displays at any given time.  The second display is the Banned Books Display.

 

Lastly, the Library has a display entitled New Arrivals.  This display features the artwork for the newest arrivals.  Actual books are found in the general collection.  You can find the call number for the book you are interested in reading by searching the Library catalog on the PhoenixLaw website.  Use the catalog enough times and you will become an expert at deciphering the set up of the Library of Congress Cataloguing system.

Lexis and Westlaw E-Treatises Now Available

by PSL Law Library 20. July 2011 15:26

 

I am happy announce that Lexis and Westlaw E-Treatises are now available in the Law Library Catalog.  You no longer have to sign into LexisNexis or Westlaw to find out if the treatise you want is available on the database.   Conduct a search in the catalog on a subject like criminal law.  One of your results will direct you to Criminal Law Advocacy.  Open the record, select the link, sign onto LexisNexis and you will be directed to a search screen for Criminal Law Advocacy, which also includes the table of contents.  If you already happen to be signed into LexisNexis you will automatically be directed to Criminal Law Advocacy from the catalog record.  These steps can also be used for Westlaw titles. 

 

 

Resources in the Catalog

by PSL Law Library 29. April 2011 11:28

Most people think of the catalog as a place to find out where books are located.  A title search is conducted and the location and call number is found.  Once this information is gathered the patron steps away from the catalog and perhaps misses an opportunity to discover more materials on a given subject.  In addition to books, CDs & DVDs the catalog contains records to ebooks, microfiche, useful websites and databases.

I located several ebooks on Torts by opening the catalog, selecting the subject tab and conducting a search for Torts.  A subject search of Environmental Law gave me a list of 522 subjects that contain information on Environmental Law.  When I selected Environmental Law Alabama Electronic Information Resources, from the list, I discovered two websites dealing with this subject matter.  Selecting Environmental Law Antarctic Regions, from the list, lead me to several pieces of microfiche.  These searches were quick and easy to run and allowed me to discover more materials than if I had browsed the shelves.

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Final Library Loot of the Spring 2011 Semester!

by Sarah Prosory 26. April 2011 08:36

Hello everyone! Are you ready for the final Library Loot of the Spring 2011 semester? We're ending how we began, with a scavenger hunt! This time it will be a bit tricky! There are 3 Golden Tickets you must find.

Instructions: For this scavenger hunt, you need to locate the first Golden Ticket that is within or near the answer from the clue given below. The first Golden Ticket will have the clue to the second Golden Ticket, and the second Golden Ticket will have the clue to the final Golden Ticket. You will need to include the library location and call number on ALL 3 of the Golden Tickets before taking the them to the Circulation Desk to claim your prize.

Here you go...the first clue:

Where in the library can you find the book, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation? Please list call number, location, and most current edition on the Golden Ticket.

This puzzle has been solved!

THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1.    Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2.    All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3.    One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4.    Contest rules are subject to change at any time.

Good luck, and thanks to all who played Library Loot this semester!

Library Loot April 19th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 18. April 2011 15:27

The FINAL Library Loot puzzle of the semester!! Can you solve it?

This week's puzzle is a tough one... we're totally serious. The winner gets one $10 gift card.

Instructions: For this word search puzzle, you will need to use your legal research skills to determine the answer. Open the PDF document below to view the word search puzzle. Please print the document and circle the correct answers. The first person to turn in the correctly filled out word search puzzle to the Circulation Desk is the winner.

Here you go...

Classic Legal Films Word Search.pdf (1.17 mb)

This puzzle has been solved!!

(Unable to view the PDF file above? Click here to download Adobe Reader for free!)

THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1.    Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2.    All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3.    One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4.    Contest rules are subject to change at any time.

Good luck!

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