Secondary Sources Workshops - April 11 & 12, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 10. April 2012 16:52

Need to review how to use secondary sources to learn a subject's background and generate search terms? Want to learn where to find key secondary sources online and in the library?

This week the Law Library is offering secondary sources workshops on two separate occasions. Please bring any questions you have!

**Snacks will be provided!**

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

 

 

Did you know ...

by Ted McClure 4. April 2012 14:28

That YOU can have FREE access to a bunch of research databases from other libraries?

The Phoenix Public Library offers library cards to residents anywhere in Maricopa County, not just Phoenix. Databases available remotely include, but are not limited to, CQ Press Electronic Library (Congressional Quarterly), Hoover's Company Records, Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, ProQuest Digital Microfilm (newspapers), Wall Street Journal 1984-Present, MasterFILE Premier, and Gale Virtual Reference. It also has eJournal Index, which takes you to the database that has the journal you seek so you don't have to check several, and Summon ("Search Full-Text Articles" link) for searching across databases. See http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/pageView.jsp?id=9091.

The Maricopa County Superior Court Law Library has in-library access to LoisLaw (if you are a student planning to practice in a state that has bought LoisLaw like the Arizona State Bar bought FastCase), and remote access to HeinOnline and LegalTrac, inter alia. See http://lawlibrary.maricopa.gov/screens/webaccessman.html. "We function like a public library in that anyone with two forms of identification with matching addresses (one being a photo id) can receive a card. So, for example, a driver's license and a utility bill or voter registration card would suffice. We provide cards to both Maricopa County residents and non-residents without a fee. There is a library card application that needs to be completed." Jennifer Murray, Librarian.

The Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records offers remote access to a variety of databases to anyone with an Arizona zip code. Resources include Academic Search Complete, the Arizona Republic and Arizona Daily Star, Bibliography of Native North Americans, Business Source Complete, ERIC (education), and major newspapers, inter alia. See http://www.lib.az.us/azlibrary/resources_all.aspx.

The price is right—your tax dollars have already paid for it!

Bluebook & Citators Workshops: April 3 & 4, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 30. March 2012 08:00

 

             

 

Need to better understand how The Bluebook is organized so that you can properly cite cases and statutes, use parentheticals, and Id? Have questions about using KeyCite and Shepard's to determine if your case is good law and to find other materials on point?


This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops. **Snacks will be provided!**

Bluebook Basics - Geared toward the practitioner, this workshop will help you construct citations for your court pleadings and motions.

  • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Citators Q&A - This is an informal workshop. You are encouraged to bring your questions about Shepard’s and KeyCite.

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

 

AWR Workshops During the Week of March 26-30, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 23. March 2012 10:02

Research and Bluebooking for scholarly writing is the focus this week, as the Law Library presents the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) workshop! This workshop is designed for students who are currently working on an AWR, or those who want to learn more about the research process before deciding on a topic.

This week the Law Library is offering AWR workshops on three separate occasions. Please bring any questions you have!

**Snacks will be provided!**

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:00-12:50pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library offers workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

Library Workshops for the Week of March 5-9, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 2. March 2012 09:50

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Want to learn how to organize your research using your web browser? Are you overwhelmed by Westlaw & Lexis and looking for some alternative research tools?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

FireFox Add-ons - Learn how to enhance your FireFox web browser to help when conducting legal research.

  • Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

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, March 6, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:40-8:30pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering workshops on many different topics throughout the semester. Take a look at our library workshops page to view a list of descriptions and a link to the workshop calendar.

 

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