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ResearchFest 2012: Knowledge, Food and PRIZES!

Posted by Library Blog on 11/02/2012 at 01:06 PM

On Tuesday, October 23 from 10am to 4pm, over 60 students, law faculty, University librarians, and 2 University deans stopped by the library’s ResearchFest to learn about resources licensed by the law library.  Six vendor representatives from Bloomberg/BNA, Ebrary, EBSCO, Oxford University Press, ProQuest and Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, showed how their resources can be used by law students for class preparation, review, exam preparation, and even to research potential employers.  Products covered a range of materials including research databases, electronic newsletters, litigation materials, transactional resources, ebooks, reference books, tax research, and Congressional materials.  For a full list of digital resources licensed by the law library, visit our Digital Resources page.

The Law Librarians also offered demonstrations of HeinOnline, and law school helpers such as CALI, CVN Law School, LawGuides and the Study Room Reservation system.  Due to the unprecedented demand, the eight scheduled librarian demonstrations were offered continuously until 4pm.   One vendor even stayed until 4:30pm to finish a presentation for three eager students!

Throughout the day attendees were treated to breakfast snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks, and many giveaways by vendors including pens, notepads, sticky notes, stress balls, shopping bags, and lunch bags. 

At the end of the day, 26 students won prizes including candy corn, gift cards, a cooler, an iHome MP3 player speaker, and books.  Three grand prizes were awarded to Peter Espinal (Kindle Fire HD), Troy Shuman (Kindle Fire), and Valerie Leon (Kindle).  Food and prizes were contributed by the library and vendors.  Here’s the full list of winners.   

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ResearchFest sign

HeinOnline and CVN Law School table

Oxford Table 

Students talking with OUP representative

Librarian Emilie Benoit demonstrating CALI

Bloomberg Law demo

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint table

Librarian Stephanie Edwards explains ResearchFest to a student.

Students learn more about the ebrary eBooks collection

Students discover EBSCO Reference Centers

A demonstration of Proquest Congressional

Learning about HeinOnline's extensive PDF offerings.

Librarian Nan Balliot discusses ResearchFest with a student

Treats were abundant at ResearchFest.

Librarian Heather McHenry demonstrating CVN Law School