American Indian Law Collection on HeinOnline!

by Sarah Prosory 25. July 2012 15:02

 

The Phoenix Law Library is pleased to announce the new addition of the American Indian Law Collection to the HeinOnline database!

This collection includes an archive of treaties, federal statutes and regulations, federal case law, tribal codes, constitutions, and jurisprudence. View a list of titles in the collection here.

Don’t forget, two simple steps for off-campus access:

  1. Choose the database link from our library databases webpage: www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarydatabases
  2. Enter your first and last name, and law library barcode number (located on the back of your PhoenixLaw ID badge).

Please feel free to contact the law library for any assistance!

 

Fastcase Announces Free Advance Sheets for EBooks

by Ted McClure 25. June 2012 10:07

Fastcase is putting fresh spin on the old idea of providing advanced sheets of court opinions for Kindle, Android and Nook. Furthermore, Fastcase is providing these eBook Advance Sheets for free.Each book publishes one month’s judicial opinions (designated as published and unpublished) for specific states or courts

  • Available for iPad, Kindle, Android, Nook, and other e-readers
  • 40 volumes published this week, approximately 300 more by the end of the month
  • Advance sheets for each state, federal circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court
  • Volumes begin with summaries of opinions included
  • Fully searchable, with highlights, annotations, bookmarks, and other key features
  • Free, and licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA license.

If you are a student, faculty member, or staff member at Phoenix School of Law, or a member of the Arizona State Bar, you have access to Fastcase.

Accessibility to Electronic Resources Via QR Codes

by Lidia Koelbel 14. June 2012 11:21

What in the name of everything that

 

is legal are these odd looking

 

pictures all over my law library?!

These are signs containing QR codes which you can scan with a smart

phone or iPad.

 

Scanning these codes will link you directly to the electronic book's record

in the Library catalog.

 

All that is left to do is log into your library record and enjoy the

electronic book right there on your mobile device.

 

If you do not have a mobile device, you can still access these titles by

following the link printed below the QR code or searching the catalog by

title.

 

Are cases on Regional Reporters also available electroncially?  It seems

the library only has the Pacific Reporter as far as Regional Reporters.

Yes!  Those cases are conveniently available electronically through

Westlaw and Lexis.  If you are in the Library, you can scan these QR codes

and you will be linked to the Regional Reporters record on the catalog.

 

Have questions and do not want to walk all the way to the Circulation or

Reference areas?  Scan these barcodes and chat with a Librarian. 

Unfortunately, chat will not work on iProducts because you need Flash. 

Flash and iProducts just don't get along.

 

Let us get with the times.  Electronic Resources are here and now!!

Think Like a Lawyer - Lexis Workshops - Thursday, April 26, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 24. April 2012 10:32

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Interning or clerking this summer and need some tips on how to conduct cost-effective research? Want to learn about some key litigation resources using Lexis Advance to help you read, prepare and draft legal briefs, pleadings and motions?

Please join our LexisNexis representative Ted Ashton this Thursday, April 26, 2012 for training.

  • 12-1pm in Classroom 1937
  • 5-6pm in Classroom 1743

Please bring any questions you might have!

 

Library Workshops for the Week of April 16-20, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 13. April 2012 12:40

Are you working or interning this summer and looking for some free alternatives to Lexis & Westlaw? Are you having trouble navigating the Bluebook and creating proper legal citations for your AWR or other scholarly paper?

Well look no further because this week the Law Library is offering three different workshops to help you with your legal research.

 

 **Snacks will be provided!**


Beyond Westlaw & Lexis - Learn about the unique array of research databases PSL subscribes to and how to search them effectively to enhance your research. This workshop will also touch on some of the key free resources for legal information.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

 Bluebook Q&A - This session is run by you. Come to us with any questions you have about Bluebooking and we'll do our best to help you find the answer.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

 FastCase – Discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research. FastCase provides access to a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources.**Access is free for all members of the State Bar of Arizona.**

·   Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 7:40-8:30pm – 13th floor computer lab

 

 

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