28. October 2011 16:30
Are you writing an AWR? Are you having trouble finding everything you need in Westlaw and Lexis? By now, you have probably already exhausted Westlaw and Lexis in your AWR research.
Come to this workshop to learn about all of the other sources that are available through the library website. Bring your questions! Half of this fifty minute workshop will be a demonstration of research databases, and the other half devoted to answering your specific questions!
See you Friday, November 11th from 12:00 – 12:50pm in the law library computer lab.
10. October 2011 12:07
Your professors may have recommended CALI lessons within your TWEN courses. Many students have noted some issues when using CALI from TWEN. The thing to remember is that you need to login to CALI once you arrive at the CALI website to access the lesson. TWEN does not have the same login as CALI. TWEN does not share who you are with CALI. So you need to follow 3 simple steps:
1. Within your TWEN course, choose the CALI lesson you'd like to take:
2. Login to CALI. (Don't have a CALI account? You'll need the student code found here. Please call or email the reference desk if you need help: 602-682-6898 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Once you login, you'll see the green play button. Choose the button to access the lesson.
22. July 2011 15:29
A former law librarian has taken up the task of posting legislative research information for each of the 50 states to her blog, a project she calls 50 States in 50 Weeks. Each week is another state, in alphabetical order of course! Week three was her post on Arizona legislative research. This is the 9th week and her post is on Florida legislative research.
Hat tip to Harvard Law School Library's Et Seq. blog for leading us to this great resource!
Some Friday fun..the states in alphabetical order! That reminds me of the song, Fifty Nifty United States! How many of you can sing the 50 States song? Get to about 45 seconds on the video below, where they begin: "Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas..."
7. July 2011 09:00
Want to gain a competitive edge with how to use WestlawNext efficiently?
Thomson Reuters is offering a service, WestlawNext Tip of the Week. Subcribe to get a weekly research tip. The description from Thomson Reuters (West):
"Subscribe today and begin each week with a quick, practical research tip on using the world’s most advanced legal research system. When you sign up, you’ll receive a weekly research tip that addresses a common question, shows you how to use a specific feature, or informs you about new content and enhancements. With each tip, you’ll get valuable knowledge that will help you maximize your efficiency and gain a competitive edge in delivering better answers, faster.
These complimentary tips are delivered directly to your email inbox. Anyone is eligible to sign up – simply provide us with your name, email address and the name of your organization. It’s that easy!
Interested in seeing past tips? Please check out the archive and browse prior tips by topic or date."
Hat-tip to the West Librarian Relations Update. Image belongs to Thomson Reuters.
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...