AWR Tip: ProQuest Research Library

by Alison Ewing 5. February 2013 19:00

AWR Tip

Need Non-legal background information for your paper?

 Try  Research Library! 

Recent searches for PSL students yielded results on: internet gaming and tribes, carbon dioxide emissions, blood alcohol content and Cuba’s new rules on buying and selling real property! 

ProQuest Research Library can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s Website under Library Databases.

From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,000 titles - over 3,500 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

 

 

Sharpen your Westlaw, Lexis, or FastCase Research Skills

by Kristin Moye 10. January 2013 09:42

Do you need to sharpen your Westlaw, Lexis, or FastCase skills? Each of these databases has a variety of training options.  Here are some highlights:

Earn a WestlawNext certification that you can put on your resume by going here and logging in with your One Pass information. WestlawNext certifications are available in two different subject areas, Research More Efficiently and Research More Productively.  Earning a certificate requires completing lessons online and earning at least a 70% on an accompanying quiz.

If you would rather watch a video to learn more about researching, visit the Lexis YouTube channel.

If you are planning to become a member of the State Bar of Arizona, a benefit of membership includes access to FastCase.  Show future employers that you took the initiative to become proficient in FastCase by completing training like webinars and tutorials.  

Of course, PhoenixLaw students can always get one-on-one training from a librarian including at the Legal Research Helpdesk, by phone, email, appointment, or chat!

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Research Assistance in the Student Lounge - 20th Floor

by Michelle Vallance 7. January 2013 14:28

Are you enrolled in a seminar course during intersession? Need some help with research strategy and navigating the myriad resources available to you? Don’t feel like traveling to the Law Library?


Well look no further – the PSL Law Library is introducing “Roving” Research Assistance in the student lounge on the 20th floor this week and next. A Librarian outfitted with an iPad, loaded with legal research apps, will be available to answer any questions you may have about conducting research for your topic.


Research assistance in the student lounge will be available from 12-1pm and from 4-5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/8 & 1/9 and again on 1/15 & 1/16. Please feel free to stop by and chat with us!


Speaking of iPads, did you know that the Law Library owns several iPads that you can check out? That’s right! Just visit the Circulation desk during regular hours and we’ll get you all set up!

Popcorn, Ice Cream, iPads, Oh My!

by Sarah Prosory 5. September 2012 08:17

Yum! Yum!

The Law Library invites all current students to join us for an Open House on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th anytime from Noon to 7:00 PM!

Visit us to learn about:

  • databases other than Westlaw and LexisNexis (HeinOnline! ProQuest eLibrary!)
  • new iPads available for check-out and other accessories (cell phone chargers, anyone?)
  • legal research help desk- what we can do for you!
  • how to use your smartphone to learn more about our collection of books and databases

Be sure to get a "lawyerly" picture taken... you know the kind, with law books in the background! Oh, and did we mention all this was for FREE?

Swing by, we'd love to see you!

Library Open House - Coming Soon!

by Michelle Vallance 31. August 2012 16:25

The Law Library cordially invites all current students to our second bi-annual Open House event!

Stop by the Law Library anytime between noon and 7pm on Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th and learn all about the exciting resources and services we have to offer!

Some items of interest: there will be live demonstrations of key subscription databases and we'll also be featuring our newly circulating iPads.

Look out for sweet treats and a chance to have your photo taken in front of the Law Reporters!

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