AWR TIP: The" Key" to Library Databases

by Alison Ewing 20. February 2013 15:23

Tried Googling HeinOnline or ProQuest and can’t get in? Want to search FastCase but don’t have the password it requests?

The BEST way to access those and all the other fabulous library databases for your AWR paper is to go to the Library’s website  and click on the drop down menu below Library Databases.

When you go through the library’s website and are on campus you won’t have to enter a username and  password (unless it’s a database like Lexis or Westlaw where you have been issued an individual password, those databases have an * in the list). If you are off campus, you will be asked for your full name (Joe Smith) and library barcode number (the long number on the back of your library card below the barcode).

Need Someone To Talk To? Chat With A Librarian!

by Alison Ewing 13. February 2013 18:36

Having trouble locating articles for your research project? Not sure how to focus your search? Wondering about library hours and services?

You can get help in real time no matter where you are--at home, coffee shop or study room with your backpack, laptop and notes scattered around you.

To access chat: Go to the "Ask a Librarian" on the Library’s website and type in your question in the Chat box. A research librarian will help you.   

Chat Hours

Monday- Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

View the Chat Research Policy and FAQ.

Study Aids Workshop - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at Noon

by Michelle Vallance 4. February 2013 15:57

 

 

Would you like to gain a better understanding of a legal topic you are studying this Spring? Are you interested in finding out more about the Law Library's Academic Success collection and Westlaw's online study aids? How about learning to use some new legal apps for your mobile device that can help with your studies?

Come learn some tips for success from your very own Law Library staff this Tuesday, February 5th from 12-1pm. The workshop will take place in the Library's Teaching Lab, located on the 13th floor in classroom 1337. Please feel free to bring you lunch!

We hope you can join us! To learn more about other workshops we'll be offering this semester, take a look at the library workshops page to view a list of workshops, with descriptions, and a link to the workshop calendar.

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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!

Studying for Finals? Don't Forget CALI!

by Sarah Prosory 11. December 2012 13:37

Hi Students!

While the law library does have many study aid options for you to use, we want to highlight one more, which you may have used for a class already... CALI!

Check out the lists of lessons they have. Take the lessons as many times as you need to!

And once you're done with finals, you can use CALI to get a head start on your upcoming classes for Spring!

If you need to register for CALI, please see our YouTube video for instructions.

Click here for access to the student CALI authorization code (you'll need to log-in to Juristec to view it).

 

Good luck with finals!

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