Food for Thought

by PSL Law Library 22. October 2010 14:33

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While surfing the internet I came across an interesting article regarding a possible city ordinance in San Francisco, CA.  If approved this ordinance would place a ban on fast food restaurants, such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King, from placing toys in their children’s meals until the meals become healthier.  Click here to read the article.  As you can imagine this issue has sparked a lot of discussion and it’s easy to name a few pros and cons.  Pro, maybe it will help teach kids about proper nutrition.  Con, as a parent you are no longer making the decision on what your child can eat. 

Reading this article about a city ordinance inspired me to get a little more information using both Lexis and Westlaw.  At the top of the research screen in Lexis you will find the legal dictionary search box; this is where I entered my search term (city ordinance).  When using Westlaw I entered my search term in the definitions box on the left side of the screen.  One database came back with no results, forcing me to change my search term.  The other database didn’t have a result for my exact search term but did have 21 results.  One of which was exactly what I needed.  Another thing I noticed was that one of the definitions was a bit more in-depth than the other.  This simple search demonstrated just one of the differences between the “big two” and why both should be used.  I suggest trying the search yourself and making your own decision on which database is better.

As for a decision on the city ordinance, a vote was supposed to take place on October 19th but has been postponed until November 2nd, Election Day. 

Law Library Closure: Saturday & Sunday, October 9th-10th 2010

by Sarah Prosory 8. October 2010 11:15

Hi all!

Next week is Fall Break here at PhoenixLaw! In observance of Fall Break, the law library will be closed this Saturday and Sunday, October 9th & 10th, 2010. Enjoy this brief break (pun intended!) in your studies! Relax! Go see a movie! Relish in the cooler weather!

The Law Library's hours for next week, Monday- Friday, October 11th-15th 2010, are: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm (reference hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Normal hours resume on Saturday, October 16th (no reference hours on the 16th & 17th).

As always, check out changes to our hours at http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryhours

Enjoy your time off!

Library Workshops for Week of September 20, 2010

by Sarah Prosory 20. September 2010 08:57

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Hello everyone! It's the beginning of a new week! Here's a listing of events the law library is conducting for the week of September 20th, 2010:

Tuesday 9/21/10:
 3pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)
 
Wednesday 9/22/10:
 4pm, SRU Workshop: Arizona Legal Research
 6pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)

Thursday 9/23/10:
 3pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)

Friday 9/24/10:
 11am, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)
 Noon, SRU Workshop: Arizona Legal Research
 2pm, LP2: Advanced Lexis (CANCELLED- training will be conducted in the LP2 classes)

Please visit our workshop calendar to RSVP. View descriptions of these workshops and others here.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email.

Have a terrific week! Cool

Library Video Tour

by Sarah Prosory 26. August 2010 09:05

 

For those of you who have yet to visit our wonderful law library, here's a peek at what you're missing! Laughing

Phoenix School of Law Library Video Tour

For extra help, see our map of the law library.

Happy Thursday!

Mini SRU: Library 101

by PSL Law Library 17. August 2010 01:32

 

                    Knowledge Bar on 3rd Floor of Tower and Knowledge Bar in Building D                                          

The law library has created a lighter version of our Special Research Unit (SRU) workshops! We call them Mini SRUs. Only 15 minutes long compared to an hour! They will always be located at one of the Knowledge Bars on campus; either on the 3rd floor of the Tower or in Building D (see pictures above). The Knowledge Bars have Smartboards so we can display our computer screens to help students find resources.

This week's sessions are called, Mini SRU: Library 101, and are aimed at helping the 1L students with registering on Westlaw and Lexis databases, finding our library website, databases page, and catalog! We will also give have Academic Success materials on display for your perusal. Be sure to stop by at the following times:

Tuesday 8/17/10: Noon @Tower; 5:30PM @Building D

Wednesday 8/18/10: 8:15AM @Tower; Noon @Building D; 5:30PM @Tower

Thursday 8/19/10:  8:15AM @Building D; Noon @Tower; 5:30PM @Building D

Friday 8/20/10: 8:15AM @Tower; Noon @Building D

You can also check out the calendar and visit our law library's SRU Workshops page to find out more information about all of our upcoming workshops! If you have any questions, be sure to call us at 602-682-6898 or send us an email!

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