HeinOnline is another great online research source available to you through the Widener Law Library webpage. You may have used HeinOnline to access law review articles but it has a lot more to offer. It’s particularly good for historic research because it has all state and federal session laws, Federal Registers, Code of Federal Regulations, Restatements of the Law and much more. They also have a nice app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easy to read law reviews on your iPad.
One of the research sources you may notice on the Widener Law Library web page is the A to Z Electronic Title List. But what is it for?
It’s definitely one of my favorite sources we have available here at Widener and makes my research a lot easier. Say you need to find an article in Business Lawyer, or the Harvard Law Review, or Health Affairs. It must be available somewhere online but where? Is it on Lexis, Westlaw, ProQuest or EbscoHost? Just go to the Widener Law Library web page, click on A to Z Electronic Title List, and type in the title of the journal you are looking for. You’ll get a list of online sources where you can read the journal. Just click on the one you want and you’ll have access to the journal.
The library is of course a popular place to study for exams. But we have more than just study space. Check out our collection of study aids, located just behind the reference desk area. We have study aids form the Examples and Explanations series, Understanding series, Glannon Guides, Sum and Substance CDs, and more.
And don’t forget about CALI lessons! CALI’s online interactive lessons quiz you on a wide range of legal topics. If you don’t have the CALI authorization code email me Janet Lindenmuth or call the reference desk at 302-477-2114.
Some people are auditory learners and learn best by hearing. If that describes you, why not try the Sum and Substance series of study aids. The library has a collection of this popular audio series on CD. Like all of the library’s study aids Sum and Substance CDs can be borrowed for three days. Now you can study in the car or at the gym.
The library has a great collection of study aids located in the room right behind the reference desk. Study aids can be checked out for 3 days. Please return them on time as your fellow students will be waiting for them!
A new study guide series we started buying a few years ago that proved popular with students is the Glannon Guide series. Glannon Guides contain sample multiple choice questions with explanations of why each answer choice is right or wrong.
Due to spammers, CALI has banned all user accounts with Hotmail email addresses from their website. So if you were still using that old Hotmail account to sign up for CALI, read their instructions on how to update your account or set up a new one.
It’s another new school year! We’re happy to see our new and returning students back in the law library. Please stop by for studying or research. Why not check out some of our study aids? We have plenty of computers, carrels, tables and comfortable chairs for studying. Our reference librarians are waiting to help you, so please ask us any questions you may have.
The law library and finals time just naturally go together. Starting April 23 through May 14 we’ll be open until 2:00 AM.
We also have a large collection of study aids. Located just behind the reference desk on the second floor of the library, the collection includes popular study aids such as Examples and Explanations, the Understanding Series, Glannon Guides, Black Letter Outlines and more.
If you haven’t already tried CALI lessons, now’s the time to check them out. CALI has interactive lessons on many legal subjects. If you haven’t used CALI before you’ll have to register at their website, using the Widener CALI activation code. Call the reference desk or email Janet Lindenmuth for the code.
National Library Week is held every April, it is the perfect time to celebrate and explore your library. This year it will be held 4/8 – 4/14, and we encourage you to visit the Law Library during this time. Investigate all that it has to offer the busy, overworked and overwhelmed law student. We hope you will help us celebrate National Library Week, not only by visiting the law library but by participating in the contests we have planned. The contests will run concurrently, please see below for details.
The first contest: “Like us” on Facebook and you could win a prize!
Follow the above link and “like us” that’s all there is to it. By liking the Widener Law –Delaware Library Facebook page you will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card to the Widener Law Bookstore (Delaware Campus). The contest will run from Monday 4/9 to Friday 4/13 (until 12 noon) and is open to Widener students on the Delaware Campus. We will draw the name at 2 pm on Friday, 4/13 and announce the winner on the Facebook page. The winner must come into the library to pick up their prize. Don’t worry if you’re a Delaware Widener student and you’ve already “liked us” those names will be included in the drawing!
The second contest: Facebook Scavenger Hunt (kind of)
Each day (Monday 4/9 – Thursday 4/12) we will announce a clue on our Facebook page. All you have to do is come into the library and check the location given in the clue (it’s going to be easy!). The first five people (you will only be able to win one time) to find the “golden ticket” (replaced at random during reference hours 9am to 9pm) each day win! If you’re the lucky winner – bring the “golden ticket” to the reference librarian to claim your prize. Be on the lookout starting Monday, April 9th for a clue to lead you to a “tasteful” treat. We will announce on Facebook and place a sign at the reference desk each day when the last “golden ticket” of that day has been redeemed.
This contest is open to the Delaware Widener Law Community, however you must be able to come into the library, collect the “ticket” and claim the prize in order to win (Legal Information Center Staff are ineligible to win).
ProQuest has just rolled out an upgrade to its popular website. The new start page is cleaner and easier to use. No longer do you have to select from a long list of databases to search. You can search everything at once from one search box, or choose by topic.
ProQuest is a great place to search for news and articles on non-legal subjects like business, health, science, technology and literature. If you have any questions or need help with ProQuest or our other databases ask one of our reference librarians.