The Catalog: Narrowing With Facets

by PSL Law Library 27. March 2013 14:33

 

 

Conducting a search in the catalog can produce an overwhelming amount of results.  The good news is that these results can be narrowed by selecting facets.  Facets are located on the left side of the screen and allow the user to narrow by areas such as format, location and publication date.  These are just three of the many facets you can select.  A user can narrow by one or more facets at the same time.  I ran a search on adoption which returned 228 results.  I decided to narrow my results by electronic format and records that had my search term in the subject.  I now have 14 results, which is much more manageable.  Next time you conduct a search in the catalog use facets to find more pertinent results.

The Catalog Isn't Just for Call Numbers

by PSL Law Library 28. February 2013 15:10

 

 

Most patrons think of the Catalog as a resource to find a call number for a book located on a shelf.  While this is still the case the Catalog has so much more to offer.  A simple search on Adoption produced records with links to resources in databases like Lexis, HeinOnline, and Westlaw.  Records for additional electronic formats include websites that are both useful and credible.  Over 50,000 articles were located; an advanced search should be done to narrow results.  Finally, five eBooks and over 60 print books were found. 

The next time you begin a research project you may want to start with the Catalog.  You never know what you’ll find! 

(Image from Catalog)

Need Someone To Talk To? Chat With A Librarian!

by Alison Ewing 13. February 2013 18:36

Having trouble locating articles for your research project? Not sure how to focus your search? Wondering about library hours and services?

You can get help in real time no matter where you are--at home, coffee shop or study room with your backpack, laptop and notes scattered around you.

To access chat: Go to the "Ask a Librarian" on the Library’s website and type in your question in the Chat box. A research librarian will help you.   

Chat Hours

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Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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October '12 Book Displays

by Lidia Koelbel 7. October 2012 17:47

The Phoenix School of Law Library has put up two new book displays.

One display celebrates Banned Books Week:

 

The other displays several materials to help with your Advanced Writing Requirement:

 

Introducing the Library Bar Access Program Membership

by Lidia Koelbel 22. August 2012 14:00

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