Library Workshops for the Week of March 5-9, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 2. March 2012 09:50

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Want to learn how to organize your research using your web browser? Are you overwhelmed by Westlaw & Lexis and looking for some alternative research tools?

This week the Law Library is offering two different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

FireFox Add-ons - Learn how to enhance your FireFox web browser to help when conducting legal research.

  • Monday, March 5, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab

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, March 6, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - 13th floor computer lab
  • Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 7:40-8:30pm - 13th floor computer lab

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering 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.

 

Library Workshops for the Week of February 20-24, 2012

by Michelle Vallance 17. February 2012 10:02

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Want to learn about new apps for your smartphone or tablet that can assist you with legal research? Have questions about how and where to find case law? Need to get a better understanding of how to use KeyCite or Shepard's to determine whether a case is still good law? Then this week's workshops are designed for you!

This week the Law Library is offering three different workshops at various times. **Snacks will be provided!**

Legal Apps for Mobile Devices and Tablets - please bring your devices!

  • Monday, February 20, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1821*
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1815*

Cases Q&A - this session is run by you - please bring your questions!

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1721*
  • Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1735*

Citators - practice using Shepard’s and KeyCite to update cases and explore citing references.

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1821
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:00-5:50 pm - Classroom #1721
  • Friday, February 24, 2012 - 12:00-12:50 pm - Classroom #1721

*Please note that these are recent room changes.

Can't make it this week? The Law Library will be offering 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.

 

 

New Library Catalog, Encore!

by Sarah Prosory 14. February 2012 11:11

The Law Library is pleased to announce our new library catalog, Encore! Check out the video:

 If you are unable to see the video above, visit the Law Library's YouTube channel to watch the video.

Our new catalog has many awesome features:

  • Obtain article results, because you are able to search multiple databases at once.
  • New faceted fields to narrow your search on the left-hand side of screen, similar to other websites like Amazon.com.
  • Save items to a list to reference later.
  • And much more!

Come watch a 15 minute demonstration of the new catalog, offered on Wednesday February 15th and Thursday February 16th every hour on the 1/2 hour between Noon and 7pm in the Computer Lab on the 13th floor. I've heard there will be ice cream....

FREE 2012 Federal Rules Ebooks from Legal Information Institute & CALI!

by Sarah Prosory 1. December 2011 09:18

This just in...

Legal Information Institute (from Cornell University) has teamed with CALI to provide FREE Federal Rules ebooks for 2012! Download on your ebook reader of your choice! Yes, even Kindle!

Read all about it here: http://elangdell.cali.org/content/2012-federal-rules-ebooks-legal-information-institute

Let us know in the comments if you download these, and how you like them!

Using CALI From TWEN Courses

by Sarah Prosory 10. October 2011 12:07

Hello students!

Your professors may have recommended CALI lessons within your TWEN courses. Many students have noted some issues when using CALI from TWEN. The thing to remember is that you need to login to CALI once you arrive at the CALI website to access the lesson. TWEN does not have the same login as CALI. TWEN does not share who you are with CALI. So you need to follow 3 simple steps:

1. Within your TWEN course, choose the CALI lesson you'd like to take:

 

 

2. Login to CALI. (Don't have a CALI account? You'll need the student code found here. Please call or email the reference desk if you need help: 602-682-6898 or library@phoenixlaw.edu).

 

3. Once you login, you'll see the green play button. Choose the button to access the lesson.

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