Easier Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education Online

by Sarah Prosory 30. June 2011 13:41

Hi all!

The Law Library is pleased to announce a new service for you as part of our subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education online!

You can now go straight to the Chronicle's website when you're off campus and view premium content (with the gold key). All you have to do is create a free account with the Chronicle, using your @phoenixlaw.edu or @student.phoenixlaw.edu email address.

The Chronicle has really great articles all about higher education. My personal favorites have to do with technology in higher education. With the account you create, you can sign up for email newsletters (from their various blogs) to be delivered to your email inbox daily. I currently subscribe to the daily Wired Campus newsletter. I also enjoy reading the ProfHacker blog.

Alternatively, you can visit our databases page or our homepage database drop-down menu (below the catalog search box) to select the Chronicle of Higher Education. If you're off campus and go to the Chronicle's website through the law library's website, you'll be asked to enter your name and library barcode number, just like for our other databases.

We hope this new service is easier for you to access the Chronicle off campus! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have!

Enjoy your summer... Cool

New Database: LLMC Digital

by Sarah Prosory 20. June 2011 15:52

We now have access to LLMC Digital (Law Library Microform Consortium). This database includes many old, rare, and valuable legal titles. LLMC is a non-profit consortium of law libraries that digitizes old books. Basically it provides digitized books so we don’t need to store/find the old books that fall apart!

View the Blackstone's Commentaries provided by Yale, or the Constitution & By-laws of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community from 1941! There are several Native American constitutions and charters, rare Canon and Civil Law titles, and numerous international legal materials.

Check it out here!

Also find it on the databases webpage or from the drop-down menu on the Law Library’s homepage. As with all our library databases, if you're on campus you'll go right to the database. If you're off campus, you'll be asked to log-in with your name and library barcode!

Happy Birthday, Footnotes!

by Sarah Prosory 17. June 2011 11:38

We cannot forget, blawgs have birthdays too! :)

A year ago on June 11th 2010, this blawg began! It didn't have a name, and at the time the law library was still the Information Resources Center. So much has changed in just a year!

There have been 212 posts to the blawg over the course of one year. Let's toast to 212 more blawg posts, and a fantastic summer!

Free Public Access to Court Opinions?

by Sarah Prosory 13. May 2011 13:36

An article today from the legal blog Justia called, On PACER and FDSys, points to a recent press release from the US Courts website that describes a pilot project of 12 courts that will provide free public access to court opinions through FDSys (the search engine for government documents). The article also has an excellent explanation of what you can search for on PACER, and discusses how PACER is not exactly free.

The pilot project does not include any courts in Arizona, but hey, at least they're trying!

Those who have taken my SRU workshop on FireFox Legal Add-ons will be especially interested in this development, and how it could effect RECAP!

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2010 Census Demographic Profiles for Arizona Released

by Sarah Prosory 13. May 2011 09:37

The U.S. Census Bureau released Arizona's demographic profile yesterday, as well as a few other states. Here is a brief summary of Arizona's stats:


  • The median age was 35.9.
  • The average household size was 2.63 people per household.
  • Among the state's occupied housing units, 66.0 percent were owned, compared with 34.0 percent that were rented.

Check out this interactive map to see population statistics from the 2010 Census for Arizona. 

Want more statistics from the U.S. government? Visit the American FactFinder website or the 2011 Statistical Abstract provded by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Hat tip goes to our own PSL Librarian, Ted McClure, as well as the legal blog BeSpacific.

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