Friday, August 21, 2015

Use/learn them while they are free

Welcome back to returning students!  Good luck to first years!

New students as well as experienced ones should take advantage of Bloomberg Law, Lexis and Westlaw while they are free (in Law School).  Once you graduate these services cost mega $$$.

First years, make sure to register for all three services before your training session on 8/27 or 9/1.  Second and third years, take advantage of training offered throughout the year.

All students - if you have any questions about registering or using these services ask your favorite reference librarian.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Learned What?" Unusual Personal Names in the Law

Incoming first-years will have a lot of new material to learn, and part of that process will include encountering some unusual personal names of legal luminaries, such as Learned Hand, William Cranch, and Tapping Reeve. By the way, in addition to being an eminent state supreme court judge, Tapping Reeve was also a pioneer in the founding of American law schools.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Study Room Reservations

Make your study room reservations online!  Just click, book and confirm!  Click here for more information about LibCal.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Get to Know the Law Library: More Tours This Week

For those 1Ls who haven't taken a Library Tour yet, there will be more brief tours by our Reference Librarians each day for the remainder of the week:

Wednesday, 8/19            9am; 9:15am; 9:30am; 9:45am

Thursday, 8/20               3:45pm

Friday, 8/21                    12:10pm

So there's still time to join us at Library Circulation Desk at one of these times and complete this item on your To-Do List.  Those interested in a more detailed self-guided tour can also download our Library Audio Tour from the Law Library website.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome Hofstra Law Class of 2018!

Welcome to the Law Library.  Law libraries today are more than books.  We have many electronic resources that you may not know about now but will learn as you go through law school.  Don't worry or rush as we are here to help you as you need it.  Just  ask us.

Enjoy the library's facilities.  There are several areas that are arranged for comfort, but if you want a quiet corner we have these as well.

We look forward to getting to know you and to work with you over the next three year.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, August 16, 2015

HeinOnline New Interface

HeinOnline recently launched a new interface with a simplified and streamlined design.  The new interface uses responsive web design so Hein can easily be accessed on your phone, tablet or PC. The search bar will be available on all pages, there is an updated image toolbar, the category options will be collapsible and more.  To learn about the new changes click here, to search on the new HeinOnline, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat