WestlawNext Tip of the Week

by Sarah Prosory 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.

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

Final Library Loot Winner for the Spring 2011 Semester!

by Sarah Prosory 2. May 2011 12:35

 

Congratulations to Paul Omerza for winning the final Library Loot puzzle of the semester! Paul won a giftcard to McDonald's and a candy bar for solving the longest scavenger hunt to date!

Thanks for playing Paul! And thank you to all of our winners! Here's a recap:

Library Loot Winner April 12 & 19

Library Loot Winner April 5th

Library Loot Winners March 22nd & 29th

Library Loot March 15th Winner

Library Loot March 1st Winner

Library Loot February 22nd Winner

Library Loot February 15th Winner

Library Loot February 8th Winner

Library Loot February 1st Winner

 

Be sure to watch for more Library Loot puzzles in the Fall 2011 semester, as Library Loot is taking a summer hiatus... Good luck on your finals and enjoy your summer!

Law Library Events for the Week of April 11th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 11. April 2011 13:33

Hello everyone!

The last workshops of the semester! Keep chugging along, diligent students... the semester is coming to a close, but you can stay strong!

This week the Law Library presents 4 different workshops. All will be held in the computer lab on the 2nd floor within the library, and last approximately an hour. Click on the links below to RSVP, or just show up!

Monday 4/11/11:
    1pm, SRU Westlaw & Lexis Q & A

Tuesday 4/12/11:
    Noon, Free Online Sources
   
Thursday 4/14/11:
    3pm, SRU Westlaw & Lexis Q & A   

    7:40pm, Westlaw Cost Effective Searching (no RSVP available)

Friday 4/15/11:
    Noon, FireFox Legal Add-ons

Please visit our workshop calendar to view more workshops: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarycalendar.

For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email. Have a great week!

Library Loot March 29, 2011

by Sarah Prosory 29. March 2011 09:00

Happy Tuesday everyone! Here's this week's Library Loot puzzle... a crossword all about Secondary Sources! Can you solve it? Winner gets to choose one $10 gift card from the Library Loot treasure chest! :)

Instructions: For this crossword puzzle, you will need to use your legal research skills to determine the answer. Open the PDF document below to view the crossword puzzle. Please print the document and fill in the squares with the correct answers. The first person to turn in the correctly filled out crossword puzzle to the Circulation Desk is the winner.

Here you go...

Secondary Sources Crossword 3-29-11.pdf (199.69 kb)

This puzzle has been solved!

(Unable to view the PDF file above? Click here to download Adobe Reader for free!)

THE FINE PRINT: Library Loot Puzzle Rules
1.    Puzzles may be completed by current Phoenix School of Law students only.
2.    All library staff members are exempt from participating.
3.    One prize will be given to the first person to complete the puzzle with the correct answer. Even if  more than one person worked towards getting the correct answer, only one prize will be given for the puzzle completed correctly.
4.    Contest rules are subject to change at any time.

Good luck!

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