Two Trial Databases From BNA

by Sarah Prosory 25. February 2011 11:25

Hi all! Happy Friday!

The Law Library would like your feedback on two databases we have on a trial period from BNA: the Internet Law Resource Center and the Telecommunications Law Resource Center. We only have these on trial for 15 days beginning today, so be sure to test them out soon!

The Internet Law Resource Center covers major topics such as: consumer protection laws, copyright and trademark issues, cryptography, database protection, electronic signatures, domain name disputes, network security, online marketing, privacy, taxation, internet governance, and more!

The Telecommunications Law Resource Center covers major topics such as: broadcasting, wireless communications, cable TV, broadband regulation, retransmission consent, media ownership, satellite services, net neutrality, and more!

Please visit the Law Library's Database Trial Subscriptions wiki to access the trials. You will need to log-in to Juristec to view the wiki (only faculty, staff, and students of PSL can access this).

Thanks! Have a great weekend!

SRU Workshop: Legal Research Using BNA- This Thursday!

by Sarah Prosory 23. February 2011 12:00

SRU Workshop: Legal Research Using BNA

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP here

2nd Floor Computer Lab (2nd floor of the tower)

Speaker:  Stefanie Blasdell – Law School Account Manager

Stefanie Blasdell is a Law School Account Manager responsible for all product consulting, account management activities and professional development training for over 100 Law Schools throughout the United States.  She also develops and conducts numerous training programs for law school  faculty, staff and students.  As a Representative of BNA with over 14 years of experience working in the field of legal publishing and legal information technology, Stefanie’s goal is to help you achieve better legal research results through the use of targeted BNA resources.

I. Overview of BNA Law School Program
-Who is BNA? Why use BNA?
-BNA Law School Professional Information Center
-Subscriptions available to your school
-Using BNA in your classroom
-Registering for e-mail highlights

II. New BNA Platform for Current Awareness Reports
-Most popular products in law schools
-Identifying hot topics
-Tracking circuit splits
-Using indexes to expedite research
-Monitoring a specific topic or case

III. Using BNA as a Research Tool – Advanced Research
-Effective use of BNA case & reference libraries:
1. Ethics
2. Labor & Employment
3. Tax
4. Intellectual Property

Hope to see you there!

Library Workshops for the Week of February 21-25th, 2011

by Sarah Prosory 21. February 2011 09:49

Happy Washington's birthday! Or as many call it, Presidents' Day! The Law Library is pleased to offer several workshops this week... all about databases!

All workshops are in the Teaching/Computer Lab in the Law Library and last an hour. Click on each link to RSVP:

Monday 2/21:

Tuesday 2/22:

Wednesday 2/23:

Thursday 2/24:


Visit the Law Library's workshop calendar for upcoming sessions!

Questions? Contact

Library Workshops for the Week of February 14-18th 2011

by Sarah Prosory 14. February 2011 08:59

Hello everyone! Happy Valentine's Day!

And so it begins, the weeks of workshops ahead! Here's info on SRU (Special Research Unit) Workshops for this week.

All workshops are in the Computer Lab in the Law Library & last approximately 1 hour. Please click on the workshop name below to RSVP:

To view the Library Calendar, click here. For more information about SRU Workshops, click here.

Questions? Contact Koviena Nelson at (602) 682-6843.

Study Rooms No Longer Need Check Out!

by Sarah Prosory 4. February 2011 16:25

Attention all PSL students!

 The Law Library NO LONGER requires that the library study rooms be checked out or reserved. We will honor all reservations that were made prior to Thursday February 3rd 2011. But no reservations or check outs will be taken from this point forward for the law library study rooms.

Students may use a study room on a first come, first served basis. Groups take priority over individual students.

Students still have the option to reserve rooms in Buildings B & D. Please contact the Circulation Desk for any questions at (602) 682-6897 or by email.

Have a great weekend! Cool

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