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!
10. Hide and seek but don’t let the other staff members know you are playing
9. Book Cart Jousting
8. Play how long can I stare at the ceiling
7. Act out your favorite urban legend
6. Speak only using quotes from obscure films
5. Library Parkour
4. Install a rival reference desk to compete with actual the ref desk. All you really need is a sign, a chair, and a promise that you can find whatever it is for half the price that exorbitant ref desk charges. Target: 1Ls.
3. Pimp my bookcart
2. Tell everyone who happens to wander through “I used to be productive like you but then I took an arrow to the knee.” Then slowly limp away
1. Finally capture Alcatraz Smedry
The time for the final Sloan Basic Legal Research Workbook exercise has nearly arrived!
This November students will be introduced to the basics of statutory research. This third and final Sloan exercise will cover both federal and state statutory research. The state statutory research portion of this exercise focuses only on statutes from North Carolina. The exercise is conducted purely in the print materials found in the Charlotte School of Law Library and everything that you need to complete the exercise (including the expertise of one of your CSL Law Librarians!) can be found in the Charlotte School of Law Library’s collection.
If you are a student reading this, it might be a good idea to find your way to the library on the second floor and map out the location of the print materials that you will be using. For the federal portion of the exercise you will be using the United States Code Annotated, that’s USCA and the Subject Index to the USCA. Similarly, for the state portion of the exercise you will be using the North Carolina General Statutes Annotated and the Subject Index to this volume set of statutes.
Note that your Charlotte School of Law Library has several sets of the North Carolina General Statutes. We have both the West and Lexis publications of the North Carolina General Statutes Annotated. An important distinction is that the Lexis publication of the North Carolina General Statutes Annotated is the official publication of the State Code of North Carolina.
So roll up your sleeves and dig into the collection for some statutes fun!