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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17. June 2011 12:37
On the Legal Talk Network podcast, on-line legal education is examined with special focus on Concord Law in California. The pros and cons of this topic are interesting to many involved in legal education. Lawyer2lawyer
29. April 2011 11:28
Most people think of the catalog as a place to find out where books are located. A title search is conducted and the location and call number is found. Once this information is gathered the patron steps away from the catalog and perhaps misses an opportunity to discover more materials on a given subject. In addition to books, CDs & DVDs the catalog contains records to ebooks, microfiche, useful websites and databases.
I located several ebooks on Torts by opening the catalog, selecting the subject tab and conducting a search for Torts. A subject search of Environmental Law gave me a list of 522 subjects that contain information on Environmental Law. When I selected Environmental Law Alabama Electronic Information Resources, from the list, I discovered two websites dealing with this subject matter. Selecting Environmental Law Antarctic Regions, from the list, lead me to several pieces of microfiche. These searches were quick and easy to run and allowed me to discover more materials than if I had browsed the shelves.
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