2. April 2013 11:28
Click on Library Services from the home page and scroll down to New Arrivals to view the new editions of study aids, print titles and DVD's that were added to the collection!
1. April 2013 09:27
You asked for it and we provided it:
- 24/7 library access (13th floor only)
- iPads (check-out for 3 days with one renewal)
- West Study Aids Subscriptions
- Additional study rooms
Your suggestions are now a part of life at PSL Law Library.
So give yourself a pat on the back for those great suggestions and keep them coming. Thanks to your feedback, Librarians are now assisting with 1L research training, and we created the AWR Librarian Liaison Program. It is your comments and suggestions that make PSL Law Library vibrant, innovative, and student-friendly.
When you receive an email requesting that you take the LSSE (Law School Survey of Student Engagement) Survey remember that “feedback is a gift” and take the survey.
We believe in continuous improvement and accountability so keep gifting us with suggestions and feedback. Fill-out the LSSE Survey today!
28. March 2013 13:46
Edit like a Maestro by checking out our AWR Display! Ever wonder whether to capitalize or not capitalize? Is your memory a tad bit foggy about grammar or punctuation rules? Do you flip a coin to choose between which or that? If you answered yes, our PSL Law Library is the go to place for style manuals and other writing resources.
Style manuals set the “standards” for writing. The manuals answer questions about punctuation, word usage, capitalization, italics, underling, document design, plurals, possessives, and other writing conventions.
Plus, all of the style manuals and other writing resources in the AWR Display are available for check-out. So, consult one of more of these handy writing resources before you turn in your motion, AWR, or other documents.
Bryan Garner, The Elements of Legal Style
Bryan Garner, The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style
Anne Enquist & Laurel Oates, Just Writing: Grammar, Punctuation, and Style for the Legal Writer
Black’s Law Dictionary (9th ed.) (WestlawNext)
Merriam-Webster Online: Dictionary and Thesaurus
Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (2012) (free e-book)
The AWR Display is conveniently located by the Legal Research Help Desk.
27. March 2013 14:33
Conducting a search in the catalog can produce an overwhelming amount of results. The good news is that these results can be narrowed by selecting facets. Facets are located on the left side of the screen and allow the user to narrow by areas such as format, location and publication date. These are just three of the many facets you can select. A user can narrow by one or more facets at the same time. I ran a search on adoption which returned 228 results. I decided to narrow my results by electronic format and records that had my search term in the subject. I now have 14 results, which is much more manageable. Next time you conduct a search in the catalog use facets to find more pertinent results.