BNA iPad & iPhone Apps

 Did you know you can read your BNA reports on an iPad and/or iPhone? All of the BNA Law Reports are available on an iPhone and iPad app. … Banking and Bankruptcy, BioTech, Daily Labor, Environment, Family, Health, Government, International, Pensions, Tax, Securities,...

Westlaw Free Printing is History

Westlaw has terminated its free printing services in all law schools.  Sometime during June, the option to print to a Westlaw printer will disappear from your print menu options. So what’s a law student to do? Use Westlaw Next’s Folders to save and share...

New E-Books!

See http://www.oxfordscholarship.com for access to 63 full-text Oxford University Press digital, cross-searchable and downloadable current law titles. From the main page, click on ‘Law’ and if you are off-campus, you will see 63 books listed under...

New Database — Legislative Insight!

We’ve purchased a new database: Legislative Insight.  This database picks up where ProQuest Congressional leaves off … Also by ProQuest, Legislative Insight contains over 18,000 federal legislative histories with digital full text publications covering...

Need a Book to Read?

Need a book to read?  Something with or about the law but not quite rising to the scholarly level? Consider, The Confession by John Grisham, winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.  “When Travis Boyette is paroled because of inoperable brain tumor, for...

Legal Language Explorer

Have you see Google’s Ngram Viewer (http://books.google.com/ngrams/), which charts word usage over time for a pair of words? Well, there is a new (and free) database called Legal Language Explorer (beta), http://legallanguageexplorer.com/,  which does something...
Rules, Rules and more Rules

Rules, Rules and more Rules

Free Federal Rules eBooks from CALI & Cornell LII. Compatible with iPad, Kindle, and many more! Lack of DRM means the ebook files work on iPads, iPhones, Nooks, or any device, software, or app that supports .epub. (Click to download.)   Don’t pay for...

New on HeinOnline

We’ve added a new Library to our HeinOnline Subscription:  Spinelli’s Law Librarian’s Reference Shelf.  As it sounds, the collection is intended for law librarians and it was put together by Dick Spinelli, a long time William S. Hein associate and...

Westlaw/Lexis Password Problems?

Forgot your Westlaw and/or Lexis password? Are you a transfer student or a new LLM? Here’s what to do: Have account but forgot user name or password: Westlaw: call 1-800-westlaw Lexis: call 1-800-45-lexis Do not already have account: Westlaw: contact student rep...
CALI Changes

CALI Changes

Try the new CALI Lessons, complete with new features for 2011-2012, at cali.org. Lessons Upgraded For ’11-12 As another school year starts, we at CALI welcome you back. We spent the summer overhauling and upgrading our lessons.Go to the CALI website, log in, and...
Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

What I remember from the recommended reading list the summer before my 1L year is Gideon’s Trumpet by Anthony Lewis.  From the ABA Journal’s August 2011 issue “30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read,” by Stephanie Francis Ward come  some...
LibX Toolbar

LibX Toolbar

What can you do with LibX WULaw? Use the Toolbar to quickly search the online catalog, WorldCat and Google Scholar, and link to other library resources. Select text on any web page and right-click for customized search options. Use the cue embedded in Google, Amazon,...

New York Times

As you’ve probably heard by now, the New York Times is no longer providing unlimited free access to its online articles.  Your choices are Read fewer than 21 articles per month online (they allow 20 free per month) Buy their introductory online subscription for...

Law360 Comes to the Law School

We have a new subscription to a relatively new current awareness service that covers mostly federal litigation: Law360: The Newswire for Business Lawyers and in the following topic areas: Appellate, Bankruptcy, Class Action, Competition, Contract, Corporate Finance,...

Are You Getting Used to WestlawNext?

Now that everyone’s had some time to try out WestlawNext, you may find this document, http://lscontent.westlaw.com/images/content/WLNCompareWL10.pdf, helpful.  It lists common Westlaw functions and explains how to use them on WestlawNext compared to classic...

Oxford Scholarship Online

We have a 30-day trial  Oxford Scholarship Online.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.  For 30 days we have access to OUP’s core Law scholarly books plus seventeen additional subject areas: Business and Management, Biology, Classical Studies,...

E-Book Readers

If you are thinking about purchasing an e-book reader but are unsure which to buy, Justin the Librarian has a good overview/review of the readers and their respective pros and...

Westlaw Next

I hope you are all enjoying Westlaw Next … which you are now able to access via your normal Westlaw OnePass user name and password. If you go to lawschool.westlaw.com and sign in, you should see something like this: Across the top of your screen (blue background...

The Almighty US News

According to an article in today’s Chronicle, U.S. News is now charging a fee  if a school wants to use the ‘Best Colleges 2011’ logo. It will apparently cost a college $700 to use the image on its web site for a year.  Unlimited use ranges from...

RECAP < = > PACER

It seems like there’s been an increasing interest lately in documents from PACER.  RECAP is a free extension for Firefox that once installed, will automatically save the documents you download into a free archive. To participate in the RECAP project, go to...

Yale’s Rare Book Collection ….

If you missed this article in the March 17 New York Times , I’ll bet you can’t guess what Yale Law Library is now collecting for its renown rare book room. In fact they are now the official depository for such materials.  Give up?  Bobbleheads of Supreme...
It’s Here!

It’s Here!

WestlawNext is now accessible from the home (http://lawschool.westlaw.com) page and using your Westlaw OnePass password.  You should see a familiar looking page … with the blue band across the top and that ability to choose TWEN, Research, etc. Now you have the...

Dungeons, Slavery, Executions No More

Discover the history of U.S. bankruptcy laws in Part III of HeinOnline’s Taxation and Economic Reform library: the History of Bankruptcy.  This new database contains legislative histories of bankruptcy laws in America, other related documents and direct linking...

Start your day off with a smile

Check this video out … The Chronicle ‘renamed’  the video,  “Anything is possible when you’re in the library.”  It’s good:   New Spice I Study like a scholar,...

Madonna in Malawi

Ok, so this isn’t such new news but then again the tabloids probably did not include the full text and reasoning of the court in Madonna’s case before the Supreme Court of Appeals in Malawi. [1] Nor did they report on our library’s newest database, Oxford Reports on...
WEXIS Alternatives?

WEXIS Alternatives?

Have you heard of Loislaw?  Fastcase?  Casemaker? Each is a lower cost alternative to Westlaw and Lexis that appears to be a survivor in the legal research arena.  You may be thinking, “why do we care?  We have free access to Westlaw and Lexis.” Here’s why you care:...

It’s Friday

For your amusement from the website Overheard in Court: Somewhat appropriate for today Same objection, different name… Brand new attorney and a judge with a sense of humor. ATTORNEY: Objection, Judge! He is beating a dead horse! JUDGE: Is that your legal objection?...
Friday Fun

Friday Fun

from http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_librarian_blog/2010/05/friday-fun-printing-from-the-ipad.html May 14, 2010 Friday Fun: Printing from the iPad (and Other iPad Functionalities) Hat tip to PC World’s JR Raphael who writes in The Apple iPad Printing...

Trials

It’s your chance to check out 2 new databases: Oxford Reports on International Law (ORIL)  and Investment Claims Our trial is good for thirty days … until  June 5. ORIL integrates important decisions on public international law from international courts...

Westlaw Changes

At the end of this month you will no longer be able to sign on to Westlaw using your original password.  You must update it to a ‘OnePass’ user name and password. You should receive a prompt when you try to sign on to Westlaw and you can also get step by...

IntelliConnect

Did you notice the new CCH platform? All of our electronic CCH titles are now available via one direct link (http://www.intelliconnect.cch.com). No more trying to figure out whether you need to enter the tax library or the human resources library or the business...

New & Fascinating Government Documents

The Geological Atlas of the United States issued by the U.S. Geological Survey from 1894 to 1945 has gone digital!  These are geological surveys of different areas of the country and are a snapshot in time of what early America looked like.  And! You can overlay...