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10/15/2008 at 11:00 PM
The Law Library employs students to assist with computer-related problems.  They can answer basic questions about wordprocessing, email, electronic databases, and Internet.  They can assist with printing problems in the computer labs.  Look for the photo at the Circulation Desk indicating the Computer Lab Assistant who is on duty.  In order to better acquaint you with our Computer Lab Assistant, here is a brief bio about each one! Third-year student Dan Caswell is from Stonington, Connecticut.  He graduated from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he majored...
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10/07/2008 at 11:00 PM
Ever wonder what’s beyond LexisNexis and Westlaw?  Come and find out at the Database Expo sponsored by the Law Library!  Explore a variety of databases.  Featured databases are: • Bureau of National Affairs databases including Family Law Reporter, Environment Reporter, IP Library, and Employment Discrimination Reporter • CCH Business & Finance Library • CCH Tax Research Network • Constitutions Suite Online • HeinOnline • LexisNexis Congressional • Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 • RIA Checkpoint Tax Library • Selected International law resources Also, enjoy...
Posted by Library Blog
10/01/2008 at 11:00 PM
For following the current news about the U.S. and global economy, banking, and financial markets, daily issues of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times are available on the newspaper stands in the Law Library.  Previous issues of these newspapers are kept on Reserve for a few weeks.  LexisNexis offers full-text access to articles from all three newspapers.  Westlaw provides full-text access to the contents of The New York Times as well as abstracts from The Wall Street Journal.  The websites of these newspapers offer varying amounts of free...
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09/23/2008 at 11:00 PM
OMG!  Having a mini-meltdown because your Legal Methods professor has asked you to search a digest for cases?  Do not despair! Help is only 30 minutes away!  Plan to attend a 30 minute session on digest research conducted by Associate Law Librarian Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  Three 30 minute sessions will be held in Training Lab 1 on the following dates and times: Monday, September 29th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 11:30 Tuesday, September 30th at 1:00 If these times do not work for you, please contact Lucinda Harrison-Cox.  She is open to scheduling additional...
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09/17/2008 at 11:00 PM
Second-year student Casey Lee is the new Westlaw student rep with third-year student Katherine “Kathy” Sulentic continuing as a Westlaw student rep for the 2007-08 academic year. Their job involves making sure all the equipment runs correctly, checking the mailroom for any items delivered to Westlaw, helping our Westlaw Academic Account Manager Mark Jackson with any issues he may have, conducting one-on-one training with students, assisting both faculty and staff with any Westlaw products, holding marketing events, and answering student questions.  In order to better acquaint you with...
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09/16/2008 at 11:00 PM
Second-year students Sara Mazzochi and Alexandra “Lexi” Nolin were recently hired as LexisNexis student reps.  Their job responsibilities include helping or training anyone who needs help at RWUSOL in LexisNexis products and research techniques, making sure the LexisNexis equipment, including the printers, run as they should, assisting our LexisNexis Representative Steve Albro with anything he might need and conducting marketing events throughout the course of the year. In order to better acquaint you with them, here is some interesting information about each one! Sarah graduated from...
Posted by Library Blog
09/09/2008 at 11:00 PM
The Main Computer Lab and Training Lab 1 will be used closed for first-year LexisNexis and Westlaw training sessions on the following dates and times: Wednesdays - September 10, 17, and 24 and October 1 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursdays - September 11, 18, and 25 and October 2 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  for makeup training sessions as needed. During those dates and times, please refrain from sending print requests to the...
Posted by Library Blog
09/02/2008 at 11:00 PM
In addition to the CALI tutorials, the Law Library’s collection has various study aids on numerous legal subject areas.  These study aids include the nutshells and hornbooks published by Thomson/West.  Other study aids are published by LexisNexis and Aspen Publishers.  LexisNexis publishes the “Understanding...” series and Aspen Publishers publishes the Examples and Explanations series.  Foundation Press, an independent affiliate of Thomson/West, also publishes the Concepts and Insights series on various areas of the law. To view available titles in these series, search...
Posted by Library Blog
08/27/2008 at 11:00 PM
With CALI, you get free access to over 700 lessons in 32 legal subject areas.  You can use the relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learned in class.  You can access CALI on the internet in addition to using the CD that you received in your orientation packet.  Ask a librarian on duty at the Reference Desk for the School of Law’s authorization code.  For details about using CALI, here is a video from YouTube.
Posted by Library Blog
08/26/2008 at 11:00 PM
During the academic year, librarians are available to provide you with reference/research assistance.  They offer explanations of the process of legal research, show you how to use a particular tool or database, make suggestions about research strategy, and assist you in tracking down items which are not on the shelf. In order to better assist you during the fall semester on the weekends, a librarian will be available for reference assistance from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except for lunch time) on most Saturdays.  Excluded are the Saturdays of August 30, October 11 and November 29....