Database of the Month: HeinOnline

by PSL Law Library 11. August 2010 08:53

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HeinOnline is an image-based but fully searchable collection of legal publications provided by the William S. Hein & Co., Inc. Most popular is their Law Journal Library which consists of PDF articles from most major law reviews and law journals. Approximately 650 law reviews and journals are included, beginning with the inception date of each publication. Other collections include: US Supreme Court Library, Code of Federal Regulations/Federal Register Library, National Moot Court Competition, and lots more! Visit our library databases page for more information!

Recently, HeinOnline has added a new feature to their database system! They now have a "Did you mean?" spell-check feature.

Hein has added several new features lately, and they announce them on their blog. Read the HeinOnline blog here. You can also visit the many other web 2.0 places HeinOnline has available, such as their Training & Support wiki, Twitter, Facebook, How-To Videos on YouTube, and more!

Happy searching!

IRC Hours Change- Closed Saturday 7/31/10

by PSL Law Library 30. July 2010 03:26

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A quick reminder that the IRC will be closed on Saturday, July 31st 2010. Normal hours resume on Sunday August 1st 2010 (but no reference hours).

Other upcoming IRC hours changes:

  • Saturday August 7th. 2010: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (no reference hours)
  • Sunday August 8th, 2010: CLOSED
  • Monday - Friday, August 9th - 13th, 2010: 8:00AM - 8:00PM (no reference after 5pm)

As always, you can visit our website to view the IRC hours at:

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Federal Register Act 75th Anniversary and Website Re-launch

by PSL Law Library 29. July 2010 07:44

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In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Federal Register Act, the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) have re-launched their jointly administered Federal Register website. While the website is in its beta testing phase, they are welcoming comments and suggestions for improvements.

One thing to note is that this is not the official legal edition of the Federal Register. According to their legal status and disclaimer, the beta website "... does not replace the official print version or the official electronic version on GPO's Federal Digital System (" The legal disclaimer goes on to state that " will remain an unofficial informational resource until the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register (ACFR) issues a regulation granting it official legal status."

Be sure to check out this excellent-looking website, and enjoy the open access to government information! Read proposed rules and submit a formal comment!

Good Luck to the July 2010 Bar Sitters!

by PSL Law Library 27. July 2010 16:10

Good luck to all the bar exam test takers!



ADA's 20th Anniversary

by PSL Law Library 26. July 2010 00:44

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Today, July 26th, 2010 is the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are some resources to check out in honor of this highly important act:


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