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.
7. July 2011 09:00
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30. June 2011 13:41
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...
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!
3. June 2011 09:17
Arizona Session Laws are now available on HeinOnline from inception (1864) through 2009. For Session Laws from 1997 through the current or most recent session, see the Arizona State Legislature web site.