5. February 2013 19:00
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.
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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1. February 2013 13:52
February has arrived and so has a new selection of books, ebooks, and DVDs! Visit the library on the 14th floor or check out our NEW ARRIVALS online.
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30. January 2013 16:26
Have you written a good succinct abstract with a decent dash of preliminary research? An abstract should include all of the major components of your paper, including an introduction, thesis, analysis, discussion, and conclusion. Tickle your readers’ curiosity and leave them wanting a taste for more.
Is your thesis well sprinkled with research? “Your thesis is what you decide to say about your topic; it is your position, argument, solution, and defense of that position, argument, or solution.” (Jessica L. Clark and Kristen E. Murray, Scholarly Writing: Ideas, Examples, and Execution 20 (2d. 2012))
Instead of a mad dash at the end of the semester to start your AWR research, take a stroll to your library’s Getting Started on Your AWR Workshop (Tue Feb. 12 from Noon to 1pm in Room 1337). Writers will explorer the pre-research process and setting personal research deadlines. Learn to identify research sources in order to narrow down topics and determine whether a chosen topic is practical with enough accessible, available research.
And remember, you are always welcome to stop by the Legal Research Help Desk for assistance locating primary and secondary sources to substantiate your thesis.
28. January 2013 15:55
One of the best things about the first day of classes is so far no one has earned any not so good grades for the Spring 2013 semester. And everyone can take a hard look at her or himself and ask that age old important question. “Did [I]spend time on practice questions throughout the semester?”
Read more of Prof. Jarmon’s tips in Evaluating Your Study Habits, Student Lawyer (Jan. 2013) http://www.americanbar.org/publications/student_lawyer/2012-13/jan/study_habits.html
And don’t forget everyone is invited to attend the Study Aids Workshop and learn the tricks of the trade for using your library’s Academic Success Collection and Westlaw electronic study aids.
Study Aids Workshop --- Feb 5 at Noon in the 13th floor Teaching Lab, room 1337.