Library Workshops for the Week of April 16-20, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 13. April 2012 12:40

Are you working or interning this summer and looking for some free alternatives to Lexis & Westlaw? Are you having trouble navigating the Bluebook and creating proper legal citations for your AWR or other scholarly paper?

Well look no further because this week the Law Library is offering three different workshops to help you with your legal research.

 

 **Snacks will be provided!**


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, April 17, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

 Bluebook Q&A - This session is run by you. Come to us with any questions you have about Bluebooking and we'll do our best to help you find the answer.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

 FastCase – Discover an affordable alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that firms use to conduct research. FastCase provides access to a variety of legal resources including cases, statutes, and secondary sources.**Access is free for all members of the State Bar of Arizona.**

·   Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 7:40-8:30pm – 13th floor computer lab

 

 

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.

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