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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.

New summer related resources!

This time of year our thoughts turn to having fun outdoors. Why not take a look at the new summer resources? When thinking of a Jacksonville Suns baseball game why not take The baseball trust: a history of baseball’s antitrust exemption along for the fun? Are you camping this summer? We have you covered there too; Environmental and natural resources law is just the thing to pack. We just received these great new titles and many others too, take a look.

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Good Summer Reads!

Are you looking for some light summer reading? Nothing is better at the beach than a law book! Why read the latest trashy novel or hot biography when Android apps in one hour for lawyers  or Finding your voice in law school: mastering classroom cold calls, job interviews, and other verbal challenges is available? You can find all your summer reading needs through the Coastal catalog including  these new acquisitions. Please shake the sand out before returning them.

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The oldest law library in the United States is a great resource for small firms and solo-practitioners!

The Jenkins Law Library located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is over 200 years old, but don’t let its age cause you to think that it is just a relic of the past. The Jenkins Law Library is still going strong and makes available a wealth of legal research tools and resources. Students, solo-practitioners, and law firms can become members of the law library and take advantage of the many databases and resources available. Even if you are not a member of the Jenkins Law Library, the law library offers services that may be useful to attorneys, such as legal research, copying, Shepardizing or Keyciting cases, and document delivery. The Jenkins Law Library is a great low cost alternative to other well-known legal information providers.

Wondering what to get your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?

Many law students are on a budget so they need to be creative for Valentine’s Day. Why not read some poetry to your loved one or, better yet, read to them from one of the new books the Coastal Library just received!

Take a look:

TITLE CALL # LOCATION
All the missing souls : a personal history of the war crimes tribunals / David Scheffer. KF373.S338 A3 2012 General Collection
Covenants not to compete : a state-by-state survey / Brian M. Malsberger   board of review associate editors, David J. Carr,  Arnold H. Pedowitz, Eric Akira Tate. KF3463 .C68 2012 General Collection
From the closet to the altar : courts, backlash, and the struggle for same-sex marriage / Michael Klarman. KF539 .K58 2013 General Collection
It’s the way you say it : becoming articulate, well-spoken, and clear / Carol A. Fleming. P95 .F435 2010 General Collection
The legal writing survival guide / Rachel H. Smith. KF250 .S625 2012 General Collection
Lincoln’s ladder to the presidency : the eighth judicial circuit / Guy C. Fraker   with a foreword by Michael Burlingame. KF368.L52 F73 2012 General Collection
Negotiate like the pros : a top sports negotiator’s lessons for making deals, building relationships, and getting what you want / Kenneth L. Shropshire. HD58.6 .S574 2009 General Collection
Patent, copyright & trademark / Richard Stim. KF2980 .E44 2012 Course Reserves
Phake : the deadly world of falsified and substandard medicines / Roger Bate. HD9665.5 .B38 2012 General Collection
Scholarly writing : ideas, examples, and execution / Jessica L. Clark, Kristen E. Murray. KF250 .C528 2012 General Collection
Typography for lawyers / Matthew Butterick   [foreword by Bryan A. Garner]. Z246 .B98 2010 Reference Collection
US international lawyers in the interwar years : a forgotten crusade / Hatsue Shinohara. KF297 .S43 2012 General Collection
Writing to win : the legal writer / Steven D. Stark. KF250 .S8 2012 Course Reserves

Enjoy the Discovery of New Library Materials

Hello everyone!

It’s time to enjoy the Discovery of new Library materials!

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in November 2012, 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.

Check back here for monthly updates on what the Library & Technology Center is adding. Updates will be published on the second Tuesday of every month.

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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New Library Resources!

Hello everyone!

Did you know the Library has some ch-ch-changes? Changes in the form of new books to help you study, write your ALWR or just plain learn something new!

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in October 2012, 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.

Check back here for monthly updates on what the Library & Technology Center is adding. Updates will be published on the second Tuesday of every month.

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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In the Library this Week (October 15th – 21st)

- How to Shepardize (Citators) WorkshopsMandatory for LPI Students;
- Advanced Bluebooking Workshops;
- Bluebooking for your ALWR Workshops (for 2Ls & 3Ls Only);
- Navigating Westlaw and Secondary Sources Training;
- Cases and Statutes in Westlaw Training;
- Registration for Lexis Training available midweek;
- Possible Noise from the Atrium on Wednesday (10/17) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

 

New Library Resources – What’s New – August 2012 Edition

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting edition of “New Library Resources” – it’s chock full of What’s New!

To view a table listing the new print resources that the library received in August 2012, click Continue reading below. All 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.

Guess what? Hein has added some new Legislative Histories to their U.S. Federal Legislative History Library Collection including Congress and the Tobacco Industry: A Legislative History of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009,Expanding SCHIP: A Legislative History of the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009,Semiconductor Chip and the Law: A Legislative History of the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act of 1984!  Check out HeinOnline’s August Content Release  and remember, you can access HeinOnline through the Library & Technology Center’s Subscription Databases page.

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.

Check back here for monthly updates on what is being added to the Library & Technology Center collection. Updates will be published on the second Tuesday of every month.

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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