Introducing the newest member of our LibGuides lineup: ProQuest Research Library
Want to know what ProQuest Research Library is? What content does it cover?
Need some search tips? From Boolean operators to truncation characters, we’ve got you covered.
Want to know how to use searchable fields and the Thesaurus feature?
In need of more information about viewing your results?
Want to know how the My Research tool can help you save, manage and organize the content and supporting materials you find in ProQuest?
Interested in some sample searches?
Check out this LibGuide to get more information on all aspects of ProQuest Research Library including content, searching, and viewing results on the new ProQuest platform. And as always, don’t hesitate to ask your friendly library staff for assistance!
Want to know more about using our specialized legal resources such as HeinOnline, ProQuest Research Library or JSTOR? The Charlotte Law Library has tutorials for that.
Want to learn more about our library catalog? Placing holds? Accessing electronic resources from the comfort of your own home? Searching our your course reserves? Yep – we’ve got tutorials for those too.
Need some assistance with your legal research? Stymied by legislative history? In need of some guidance with your common law research? Want to know more about resources like the USCA, ALR and CJS? We’ve got you covered.
Just head on over to our Going Digital: Electronic Research Resources LibGuide and click on the CSL Video Tutorials tab to find all of these tutorials and more.
Check out this one on using the ScholarCheck feature in HeinOnline!
Did you know that there’s an app that gives you simple mobile access to the world’s largest image-based legal research database? Yes, I’m referring to HeinOnline.
With their new iPhone/iPad app, you can:
- view and download image-based PDFs
- access content by citation
- browse by volume
- navigate a volume with the electronic table of contents
- use full advanced searching techniques
Visit the Apple iTunes store to download this FREE app at http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/heinonline-2011/id466881844?mt=8.
And are you aware that the Library of Congress recently launched a Congressional Record App that allows you to easily read the daily edition of the Congressional Record on your iPad?
Here you can:
- Browse editions of the Congressional Record by date: January 4, 1995 (the 104th Congress, 1st Session) to the present
- Perform keyword searches within individual documents or sections within documents
- Share documents via email
- Save documents to your preferred iPad PDF reader
- Identify the latest bills and resolutions considered daily on the floor of the US House of Representatives
- Identify the latest bills, resolutions, treaties and nominations considered daily on the floor of the US Senate
Visit the Apple iTunes store to download this FREE app at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-congressional-record/id492077075?mt=8.
Interested in checking out more mobile applications geared towards the law community?
Visit our There’s an App for That? LibGuide for apps for legal research, news, law school, bar study and more!
Do you know about our Research Guides page? Here’s where you’ll find a range of information tools that are designed to assist you with your research and study at Charlotte School of Law. Created by CSL librarians and staff, they are a pathway to library resources most relevant to your area of study and contain recommended library resources – books, databases, journals and websites, as well as helpful research tips.
But did you also know that we also feature guides less devoted to research and more devoted to providing you with tools to assist you during your journey through law school?
With the close of 2011 and the dawning of 2012, we’d like to highlight two new LibGuides that the Charlotte Law Library has recently published…
Mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular and relevant to our daily lives - There’s an App for That? highlights a number of mobile applications that might be of interest to law students and lawyers, including a list of hand-picked CSL student favorites.
And our Database Troubleshooting Guide provides tips and solutions to the some of the most common access issues our patrons encounter, including off-campus access, authentication problems, PDF display issues, and secure connection errors.
So check us out over your holidays, and be sure to let the library know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to our growing Research Guides list… We’re always eager to take on new challenges, especially for our patrons!
With the new semester just days away and our 1L orientation well underway, Charlotte Law classrooms are filled again and the school is bustling with excitement. It seems like a fantastic time to point a finger at one of our newest LibGuides, Commonly Used 1L Resources.
This LibGuide is filled to the brim with tips, tricks and a variety of print and electronic resources hand selected by Charlotte Law students to help you survive your first year in law school.
Here you’ll find not only online materials specifically targeted to your 1L needs and books available through our library, but how-to-guides, tutorials, quick reference cards, specialized research guides and so much more…
Westlaw, TWEN, LexisNexis and CALI questions? We’ve got you covered. There’s even a collection of amusing law school videos to peruse when the stress quotient ratchets up too high and the sweet release of laughter is needed. Check out this gem from George Washington University’s Law Review below…
So to all of our new students – enjoy the beginning of your semester, and be sure in the coming years to capitalize on all of the support the library can offer you on your journey!
Click here to access the LibGuide App for Facebook
First off, what is a LibGuide? LibGuides are electronic research guides that will make you a more effective and efficient researcher. They are a “pathfinder” that will guide you to the best places to begin your research. Charlotte Law Library has published ten LibGuides so far and we are always working on new ones. Many of you have used the LibGuide for Electronic Resources as it has had over 13,000 views this year alone! LibGuides are not just helpful for classwork – our dedicated librarians have also created LibGuides to guide our students through Academic Success and Professional Development, but you will hear more about those in upcoming weeks!
The reach of LibGuides extends far beyond our Charlotte Law Library community because it encompasses over 170,000 guides created by over 33,000 librarians at over 2000 libraries worldwide! The LibGuides Community is searchable and you will find almost ninety law libraries represented by hundreds of LibGuides.
LibGuides are more accessible than ever thanks to Facebook. The next time you login to Facebook, type “LibGuide” in the search box and you will be directed to where you can add the LibGuide app, giving you access through Facebook to all those helpful pathfinders located here at Charlotte Law Library and all across the country. Try it today!
Have a suggestion for a new LibGuide that you would like to see here at Charlotte Law Library? Email the Reference Desk and let us know!
~Mary Susan Lucas~
This summer is turning out to be pretty busy at Charlotte Law Library! Even as I write this I cant help but feel that I should be working on the multiple tasks that I have been assigned to do this week.
The Reference staff is in the process of updating our library research instruction curriculum for the new term. We are also updating the Reference Manual, pro se patron information handouts and various LibGuides. Additionally, I am working on our Interlibrary Loan procedures.
Lots of fun! I could tell you more but it might be too exciting for you. Stay tuned for more juicy Reference tidbits! Cheers!
Having trouble finding Heinonline? What about international law resources? No problem. We have a new libguide that categorizes electronic resources by topic and by database name.
Still have questions? No worries. You can instant message a reference librarian automatically from the libguide home page.
Check it out! Home – Going Digital: Electronic Research Resources – LibGuides at Charlotte School of Law.