Archive for the ‘Databases Delaware’ Category

CALI website will be upgraded this month

June 11th, 2014 No comments

CALI is upgrading their website. Their website and lessons will be unavailable tomorrow, June 12th from 8 AM to 5 PM. For more information please see CALI’s website.

UPDATE: CALI is postponing their update so the site will be working tomorrow. They’ll be doing the update sometime this month, so check their website for updates.

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LegalTrac is back up

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

LegalTrac is back up again.

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LegalTrac is down

April 2nd, 2013 No comments

The LegalTrac database is currently down due to a problem with Gale, the database provider. In the meantime, you could try using Index to Legal Periodicals instead.

Online legal research: Bloomberg Law

February 18th, 2013 No comments

Along with Lexis and Westlaw, Widener Law Library now also has access to new competitor Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law provides access to statutes, case law and administrative law, as well as legal news. It also includes access to federal and selected state court dockets plus Bloomberg’s famous business information. Widener students can sign up for Bloomberg here or clicking on “Law Schools” on the Bloomberg Law web page. Be sure to use your Widener email address when you register.

Online legal research: HeinOnline

February 11th, 2013 No comments

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.

Online legal research: The A to Z electronic title list

February 4th, 2013 No comments

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.

ProQuest unveils new look

January 31st, 2012 No comments

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.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals now on HeinOnline

November 15th, 2011 No comments

heinonline_logoNeed to research a foreign law subject? The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is now available on HeinOnline. The IFLP indexes law journals published outside of the United States. HeinOnline’s IFLP includes records from 1985 to date. Any articles in IFLP that are available in HeinOnline are hot linked directly from the index. If you need a copy of an article that is not available on HeinOnline please contact a reference librarian for help.

Doing non-legal research?

October 17th, 2011 No comments

Writing a paper and need non-legal sources? The Widener Law Library subscribes to three databases that can be very helpful for non-legal research. EbscoHost, ProQuest, and JSTOR each offer full text articles from many journals different subject areas, including economics, science, medicine and more.

Like many of our other databases, you can access all three from on campus and off. If you are off campus you’ll be asked to enter your name and the barcode number on the back of the Widener ID to log on.

HeinOnline announces iPad app

October 5th, 2011 No comments

heinonline_logoWith the new HeinOnline iPad app you can search and read law journals, legal classics, session laws, treaties and anything else available on HeinOnline right from your iPad. The app is free, as long as you have access to HeinOnline, as all Widener students and faculty do. You have to authenticate your subscription once every 30 days from the Widener campus but otherwise you can use the HeinOnline app from anywhere.

HeinOnline is up!

July 13th, 2011 No comments

HeinOnline is back up. Please contact the reference desk if you have any problems.

HeinOnline down

July 12th, 2011 No comments

HeinOnline is down right now. We hope to have the problem corrected soon.

New International Law Collections on HeinOnline

June 15th, 2011 No comments

heinonline_logoHeinOnline has just added two more collections to its digital resources.  The  History of International Law Collection and the Hague Academy of Collected Courses are two new collections of international law materials. The History of International Law in includes classic books from famous authors such as Hans Kelsen, Samuel Pufendorf and James Brown Scott. It also includes significant serials such as the International Law Studies Series [U.S. Naval War College], International Conciliation, Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, and many others.

The Hague Academy of Collected Courses includes the official publications of the Hague Academy dating back to 1923. For more information on the new collections see Hein’s blog.

To access the new libraries go to HeinOnline from the Widener Law Library’s webpage and look for the new libraries in the list under “Subscribed Libraries.”

CALI Outage

April 21st, 2011 No comments

CALI has been experiencing a website outage caused by problems with Amazon’s hosting service.

They have set up a temporary site for access here:

LexisNexis Congressional Now ProQuest Congressional

April 6th, 2011 No comments

ProQuestHeaderLogoOne of my favorite sources for congressional and legislative history research LexisNexis Congressional, has been been sold to ProQuest and will now be know as ProQuest Congressional. So far there have been no changes to the product except for the name but a press release from ProQuest implies that major change to the platform will be coming.