- Unlock the Full Potential of Your PDF Documents with Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Rx for Law Exams Display Unveiled
- New International Database Has Been Added To The Collection
- Scanning Directly to the Computer Terminals is Back!
- Newly Added New York Times Database
- Stop and Take a Look -- Current Legal News
- Having Problems with Your Laptop? Check Out our New MAC Laptop or our New HP Revolve Tablet at the Circulation Desk
- New Document Scanning Service for Students
- New Velobinding Service for Students
- Water Bottle Filling Station in First Floor Library Lounge
- Need a Break from Studying? - Stop by our New Jigsaw Puzzle Station
- Westlaw Changes Password Restrictions for Graduating Law Students
Adobe Acrobat Pro is now available on the four scanning computers in the Library lobby (closest to the Library terrace). Acrobat Pro allows you to edit PDF documents. Now you can OCR your scans to make the text searchable, add and delete pages in your PDF documents, merge multiple PDF documents into one, and more. Ask at the reference desk for more information on using Acrobat Pro.
Just in time for upcoming exams, check out our second floor display case, in the quiet area. We've put together books that you can skim to pick up tips on how to take law exams including a personal favorite -- Law School Exams: A Guide to Better Grades by Alex Schimel (KF 283 .S335 2012). The tips contained in these books are easily absorbable and worth the 30 minutes it might take to review them. Good luck with your exam prep and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
The Library is pleased to announce that we have acquired an online platform (Justis) for the International Law Reports (“ILR”). ILR has been published since 1922 by the Lauterpacht Centre at Cambridge University. It is the only publication wholly devoted to the regular and systematic reporting in English of every international tribunal that produces decisions bearing on questions of public international law. In the human rights arena, ILR provides coverage of cases from the International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Court of Human Rights as well as the views of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights. It also picks up national courts applying human rights conventions to the extent the case deals with a major point of substantive human rights law. Since ILR began, over 10,000 cases have been reported in full or digest form. You can find International Law Reports in our database list or click here.
Some of us are pretty darn excited to learn that we can once again scan directly to the four computer terminals closest to the Library terrace. So we now have the option to either scan to a drive or scan to the computer terminal and print. Ask at Circulation if you have any questions.
This new database offers full-page images and article images from the New York Times dating back to 1851 (called New York Daily Times, 1851-1857). There are digital reproductions of every page from every issue, cover to cover, in downloadable PDF files. It provides researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. User name, barcode number, and PIN required for off-campus access.
While you're in the Library, stop by the Circulation Desk and take a look at the featured news story of the day. Each day you'll find a new legal article, selected by a Library staff member, displayed on the tablet located on the Circulation Desk.
Having Problems with Your Laptop? Check Out our New MAC Laptop or our New HP Revolve Tablet at the Circulation Desk
The Library has recently purchased a MAC laptop and a Revolve Tablet. These are both available for 4-hour loan at the Circulation Desk.
The Library's new document scanning service enables law students to obtain portions of books or journal articles from the Library’s collection in a digital format. Requests may be made for personal use only and are limited to a single chapter, a single article, or a limited number of pages from other works, subject to copyright limitations. Please stop by the Circulation Desk to fill out the appropriate form or to ask any questions.
Stop by the Circulation Desk if you would like to take advantage of ouir new Velobinding Service. If you’re not familiar with velobinding, it is a form of book binding that involves punching several small holes along the edge of an unbound document and inserting a plastic strip with rigid tines into the holes. Fill out a Request Form at the Circulation Desk; requests will be available for pickup within 1-3 business days.
The Law Library has a new water bottle filling station in the first floor Library Lounge. This was installed with funds from two student groups (EIC and SBA) and the Library. Try it!
The Library has set up a jigsaw puzzle area in the Library First Floor Lobby. Feel free to stop by and contribute a few pieces whenever you need a bit of distraction. We will be swapping out puzzles as they are completed.
This is useful: Westlaw has changed their rules regarding graduating law students. In the past, this category could extend their passwords through and including July. As of now, however, once a graduating student extends his or her password by means of the ad featured on www.lawschool.westlaw.com, they will have access until November 30, 2013. In order to continue access graduating students must register for summer access. If you have already extended your password for the summer you are all set. Any questions, contact Holly, our Westlaw rep, or call the Reference Desk, 413-782-1458.