AWR Tip: ProQuest Research Library

by Alison Ewing 5. February 2013 19:00

AWR Tip

Need Non-legal background information for your paper?

 Try  Research Library! 

Recent searches for PSL students yielded results on: internet gaming and tribes, carbon dioxide emissions, blood alcohol content and Cuba’s new rules on buying and selling real property! 

ProQuest Research Library can be found in the drop-down menu on the Library’s Website under Library Databases.

From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,000 titles - over 3,500 in full text - from 1971 forward. It features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

 

 

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 Shows Flashcards as Best Learning Technique

by Sarah Prosory 15. January 2013 10:54

Law school is all about studying. Reading and studying.

This article from Time magazine caught my eye, as it discusses the best learning techniques for retaining information. Surprisingly, reading and highlighting are mentioned as not being as effective as using flashcards! The article goes on to explain how taking practice tests and using flashcards are great because, "[r]esearch shows that the mere act of calling information to mind strengthens that knowledge and aids in future retrieval."

 
Be sure to check out the Law Library's flashcards, located in the Academic Success collection. They can be checked out for 4 hours, no renewals.
 
Search the Law Library Catalog to find the flashcard set that is right for you!
 

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Sharpen your Westlaw, Lexis, or FastCase Research Skills

by Kristin Moye 10. January 2013 09:42

Do you need to sharpen your Westlaw, Lexis, or FastCase skills? Each of these databases has a variety of training options.  Here are some highlights:

Earn a WestlawNext certification that you can put on your resume by going here and logging in with your One Pass information. WestlawNext certifications are available in two different subject areas, Research More Efficiently and Research More Productively.  Earning a certificate requires completing lessons online and earning at least a 70% on an accompanying quiz.

If you would rather watch a video to learn more about researching, visit the Lexis YouTube channel.

If you are planning to become a member of the State Bar of Arizona, a benefit of membership includes access to FastCase.  Show future employers that you took the initiative to become proficient in FastCase by completing training like webinars and tutorials.  

Of course, PhoenixLaw students can always get one-on-one training from a librarian including at the Legal Research Helpdesk, by phone, email, appointment, or chat!

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Apple Use Increasing in Law Offices

by Sarah Prosory 29. November 2012 08:28

Via Clio blog: Do you use Apple products? Do you plan to use them in practice? A 2012 Apple in law firms survey results show high use of iPad and iPhone as well as the "Cloud".

Also, check out the Law Library's Research Guide on Technology for Lawyers to discover the different types of technology you will encounter in the law firm environment!

Interested in using Clio? Set up a free student or faculty account. Questions? Email the Law Library, research@phoenixlaw.edu or chat with us!

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