Tag Archives: Books

Bar Prep, Career Tactics, and More!

We have some new resources for you here in the library for bar preparation, career information, and more!

TITLE AUTHOR CALL #
Advice for the lawlorn: career do’s and don’ts from one of the most successful legal recruiters in the industry Ann M. Israel KF299.I5 I835 2014
Clearing the last hurdle: mapping success on the bar exam Wanda M. Temm KF303 .T46 2014
Engaging students through social media: evidence based practices for use in student affairs Reynol Junco LB2343 .J79 2014
How to achieve success after the bar exam: a step-by-step action plan Joan R. M. Bullock KF300 .B853 2014
Intellectual property law of plants Mark D. Janis K3876 .J36 2014
Reinventing the practice of law: emerging models to enhance affordable legal services KF336 .R45 2014
The lawyer’s guide to working smarter with knowledge tools Marc Lauritsen KF320.A9 L38 2010
The Oxford guide to treaties KZ1301 .O94 2012
Transforming the education of lawyers: the theory and practice of clinical pedagogy KF282 .T73 2014
Your guide to understanding Florida personal injury law Samuel Bearman KFF197.P3  B43 2011

Spring into reading with one of the Library’s new books!

Spring is coming and what is more enjoyable than cozying up in a comfortable seat and reading a good book? We have plenty of new books in the library. Stop by the library and look at the New Book display, near the reference desk! All books in the display are available for check out–you do not have to wait until they are removed from the display.

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received since the start of February, 2014, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.

If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required). Continue reading

Curl up with a new book during Snowmageddon

When your friends in colder climes tell you how they are digging themselves out of a winter wonderland, tell them you too are staying indoors during this cold spell-with a new book from the Coastal Library! Here are the latest acquisitions after the jump for you to check out.

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We’ve got new resources!

We’ve added new books! To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received since the start of October, 2013, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.

If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required).

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Check out these new additions to the Coastal Library collection!

We’ve added new books! To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received since the start of September, 2013, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.

If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required).

Continue reading

Check out these new additions to the Coastal Library collection!

We’ve added new books! To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in June and July 2013, click Continue reading below. Most of the items listed there can be found in the General Collection and checked out for up to three weeks by members of the Coastal Community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to stop by the Reference Desk on the third floor of the Library & Technology Center or contact the Reference Librarians via email, telephone (904.680.7612), or the Ask a Librarian form.

If you think we should consider adding something to the collection, please feel free to recommend it here (Coastal ID login required). Continue reading

Look for our Contest on Facebook!

Every Fall semester, the Library puts out a give-away cart full of books that students can have free on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students have found copies of required textbooks, great study aids, and other valuable material on this cart. One per customer, please!

This Fall, we have more books to give away than ever before; so many we do not have enough book carts to hold them all. To make the process more manageable, we are having a contest. The prize: first crack at all the materials we are giving away. Not only do you get to see and select from our give-away books before everyone else, you can have as many books as you can carry by yourself, without the aid of a case or cart!

The give-away cart roll out date and contest rules will be announced on Facebook. Here is the Library Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook to start the contest ahead of the pack!

Don’t Forget Secondary Sources

Librarians often tell students to start researching with secondary sources. Secondary sources are a great starting point for researching an unfamiliar area, providing a narrative explanation of complex concepts, giving citations to primary authority, and commentary on cutting edge legal issues. Something we don’t discuss that secondary sources can provide confirmation that there is no clear rule or guidance on an issue or common sense answer. In these instances, secondary sources are not our starting point, but rather our last ditch effort to find something, anything, to confirm that which is suspected as true. Recently a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) book confirmed for a researcher that there is no clear answer to a lien question. The book was found by using our catalog and searching for the larger concepts (association and Florida). Roaming the shelves is another great way to find secondary sources in print. We have a call number list on some of the shelves on the second floor that can help narrow this type of search.

Of course, secondary sources, including many CLEs, are available in Westlaw and Lexis, Hein Online, and sometimes in Google Books. It is important to remember that many secondary source titles are only available through one database. So, Tax Analyst titles are only available on Lexis, whereas WGL titles are only available in Westlaw. So it often a good idea as a student, who has educational access both Westlaw and Lexis, to search both vendors if information is still needed.