As you finalize your ALWR, please do not neglect to update your research. Some of these materials the library acquired in March may be of assistance to you:
Finals are coming faster than you know it. Check out the newest additions to the library’s collection and see if there is anything that might help you study for exams or finish up that ALWR.
|Civil procedure in a nutshell / by Mary Kay Kane.||KF8841 .K36 2013||fca,fcb|
|Climate change and Indigenous peoples : the search for legal remedies / edited by Randall S. Abate, Elizabeth Ann Kronk.||K3247 .C55 2013||fcg|
|Evidence / Christopher B. Mueller, Laird C. Kirkpatrick.||KF8935 .M836 2012||fcg|
|Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys / Susannah Sheffer.||KF9227.C2 S54 2013||fcg|
|Global environmental governance : law and regulation for the 21st century / Louis J. KotzÃ©.||K3585 .K68 2012||fcg|
|Injustice on appeal : the United States Courts of Appeals in crisis / William M. Richman, William L. Reynolds.||KF8750 .R53 2013||fcg|
|Inside civil procedure : what matters and why / Howard M. Erichson.||KF8841 .E75 2012||fca,fcb|
|International logistics : the management of international trade operations / Pierre A. David, Richard D. Stewart.||HF5415.7 .D38 2010||fcg|
|The lawyer bubble : a profession in crisis / Steven J. Harper.||KF300 .H3687 2013||fcg|
|Logistics and supply chain management : creating value-added networks / Martin Christopher.||HD38.5 .C46 2005||fcg|
|A manual of style for contract drafting / Kenneth A. Adams.||KF807 .A33 2013||fcg|
|Multistate bar exam (MBE) review.||KF303 .M847 2010||fcb|
|Multistate performance test (MPT) review.||KF303 .M855||fcb|
|A practical guide to software licensing for licensees and licensors / H. Ward Classen.||KF3024.C6 C56 2013||fcg|
|Principles of international environmental law / Philippe Sands, Jacqueline Peel with Adriana Fabra, Ruth MacKenzie.||K3585 .S265 2012||fcg|
|Property / Steven L. Emanuel.||KF570.Z9 E43 2012||fca,fcb|
|Settlement negotiation techniques in family law : a guide to improved tactics and resolution / Gregg Herman.||KF535 .H47 2013||fcg|
|Siegel’s criminal procedure : essay and multiple-choice questions and answers / Brian N. Siegel, Lazar Emanuel revised by Christian M. Halliburton.||KF9619.5 .S543 2012||fca,fcb|
|Supply chain management : a logistics perspective / John J. Coyle … [et al.].||HD38.5 .C69 2009||fcg|
|The terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay / Jess Bravin.||KF7661 .B73 2013||fcg|
|Transportation : a supply chain perspective / John J. Coyle … [et al.].||HE151 .C88 2011||fcg|
|Understanding student rights in schools : speech, religion, and privacy in educational settings / Bryan R. Warnick.||KF4150 .W37 2013||fcg|
|Wills, trusts, and estates : examples and explanations / Gerry W. Beyer.||KF755.Z9 B49 2012||fcb|
- Low Cost Legal Research Workshops;
- Make-up (Statutes, Shepards, Cases & Secondary Sources) Workshops;
- Navigating Lexis & Secondary Sources Training;
- Cases & Statutes in Lexis Training;
- Navigating Westlaw & Secondary Sources Training;
- Cases & Statutes in Westlaw Training;
- Hot Dog Wednesday hosted by the Library & IT;
- Pick up your new Coastal ID in the Atrium on Monday & Tuesday from 10am-2pm;
- Possible noise from the Atrium on Tuesday & Thursday at noon.
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.
Library Presendents’ Day Weekend Hours (February 15th -18th)
Friday (15th) 7:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday (16th) 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday (17th) 10:00am – 10:00pm
Monday (18th) 9:00am – 10:00pm
Reference Desk Presidents’s Day Weekend Hours (February 15th -18th)
Friday (15th) 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday (16th) 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday (17th) Noon – 6:00pm
Monday (18th) 10:00am – 3:00pm
I’m sure you’ve all heard the warnings about Wikipedia: Don’t use it! Steer clear of Wikipedia! It can be edited by anyone!
You can use Wikipedia, just use it responsibly. And how do you do that? Here are a few examples on how to use Wikipedia responsibly.
When I lived in Pittsburgh, I read an article about jitneys being held up. What’s a jitney? I went to Wikipedia and got the disambiguation page. Ah, that was enough for me to understand what the article was about. If I was writing about jitneys in my ALWR, I would not cite Wikipedia. Nope. Wikipedia’s just a starting point. The first option, Share Taxi, has few citations and is disputed. So I’d go back to the disambiguation page and go the next option, Dollar van. Again, this one is suggested to be merged with another, but does have a few citations I would check out from government agencies. This is a good starting point for something I knew nothing about a few minutes ago!
Now, how can we tell whether a Wikipedia entry is a good source of information or not? Consider the entry about Hurricane Sandy. On it’s face, it looks to be a good entry. Lots of citations to reliable outside sources. But who actually wrote it and edited it? At the top of the entry, select the “View History” tab. This is the actual history of what was written on the Hurricane Sandy entry. Here’s where things get rather interesting. There is no mention of global warming or climate change. Every mention is “scrubbed” from the entry by Ken Marmpel, who refers to himself as just a contributor, “I have no title, I’m just a Joe Blow.” Yes indeed, this is where the danger of relying solely on Wikipedia lies. Anyone can edit an entry, and can direct the tone and message of the entry.
In summary, the value of Wikipedia lies in the sources it can lead you to, not in the entry itself.
- Make-up Workshops – Secondary Sources, Researching Cases & How to Shepardize (Citators);
- Possible noise from the Atrium on Friday, 7:00pm – 10pm;
- Hotdog Wednesday sponsored by the Library & IT, with dessert donations from Lexis & Westlaw.
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).