Resources in the Catalog

by PSL Law Library 29. April 2011 11:28

Most people think of the catalog as a place to find out where books are located.  A title search is conducted and the location and call number is found.  Once this information is gathered the patron steps away from the catalog and perhaps misses an opportunity to discover more materials on a given subject.  In addition to books, CDs & DVDs the catalog contains records to ebooks, microfiche, useful websites and databases.

I located several ebooks on Torts by opening the catalog, selecting the subject tab and conducting a search for Torts.  A subject search of Environmental Law gave me a list of 522 subjects that contain information on Environmental Law.  When I selected Environmental Law Alabama Electronic Information Resources, from the list, I discovered two websites dealing with this subject matter.  Selecting Environmental Law Antarctic Regions, from the list, lead me to several pieces of microfiche.  These searches were quick and easy to run and allowed me to discover more materials than if I had browsed the shelves.

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Library Events for the Week of March 21-25 2011

by Sarah Prosory 21. March 2011 09:48

Hello everyone! Happy Spring!

This week the Law Library presents 4 different workshops. All will be held in the computer lab on the 2nd floor within the library, and last approximately an hour. Click on the links below to RSVP, or just show up!


Monday 3/21/11:
 Noon, FireFox Legal Add-ons
 1pm, Citators

Tuesday 3/22/11:
 Noon, CCH Intelliconnect
 3pm, Citators
 

Wednesday 3/23/11:
 Noon, Fastcase
 

Thursday 3/24/11:
 Noon, FireFox Legal Add-ons
 3pm, Citators


Please visit our workshop calendar to view more workshops: http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/librarycalendar. For descriptions of these workshops and others, visit http://www.phoenixlaw.edu/libraryworkshops.

Questions? Call (602) 682-6898 or email. Have a great week!

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Library Loot Strategy Guide From the Champion

by Sarah Prosory 16. March 2011 14:27

This guest post is from our Library Loot Champion, David Enevoldsen. David has won 4 Library Loot puzzles this semester. Thank you David for taking time to share your tips with others!

See if YOU can compete with David! Library Loot puzzles are new each Tuesday at 9am right here on Footnotes1!

Library Loot Strategy Guide

This is a quick overview of what’s in the library loot contest and how you can win it. There are three types of library loot contests and different prizes for each one:

Contest

What’s Required

Winner’s Prize

(1) Scavenger Hunt

Find the golden certificate hidden somewhere in the library – take it to the front desk

Candy from the treasure box

(2) Research Question

Research and answer a legal question – post the answer in the comments section of the blog

Passing the Bar board game or flashcard supplement

(3) Crossword

Solve a crossword puzzle – take the solved puzzle to the front desk

$10 gift card

A new puzzle is posted in the library’s blog every Tuesday morning. They go in the order above and then start over. So week one is the scavenger hunt, week two is the trivia question, week three is the crossword, week four is the scavenger hunt, and so on.

There a few simple tips that will help ensure that you win. Each contest is slightly different, so the tricks are different for each. The one thing that they all have in common is that you must play, or you won’t win.

(1) Scavenger Hunt –

The trick to the scavenger hunt, is getting to know the school’s library. There are two important tools at your disposal for this contest: the library catalogue and the library map. Get familiar with the two and you’re sure to find the golden ticket.

(2) Research Question –

The research questions are all about creativity and learning either Lexis and/or Westlaw. Whatever your search engine of choice, figure out how to navigate quickly, and you’ll get the answer you need to complete the puzzle.

(3) Crossword –

This puzzle is kind of like a string of slightly easier trivia questions. As with the trivia questions, be creative and get familiar with the legal search engines. Also, don’t be afraid to use other tools, such as Internet search engines, Heinonline, the books in the school library, etc. Just think outside of the box and you’ll find the answers you need.

HeinOnline- Top 100 Most-Cited Listings in Law Journal Library

by Sarah Prosory 7. March 2011 14:10

New blog post on the HeinOnline blog indicates a new enhancement to the Law Journal Library. Read more about it here.

This will be extremely helpful for those looking to write their AWR paper! You can see the top 100 authors cited, top 100 articles cited, and the top 100 journals cited. Especially helpful is that you can see a list of which articles cite a specific article. 

 

New Arrivals Display

by PSL Law Library 28. February 2011 14:24

 

Have you ever wondered what new books are in the library?  Well now you can find out by checking the “New Arrivals” display.  The display is located between the circulation desk and the Academic Success collection.  It contains the book jackets to the most of books that have arrived recently.  Once you locate a title that interests you head over to the catalog to get the location and call number.  From there you can grab the book and make a quick trip to the circulation desk to check it out.  Happy Reading!

 

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