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Book Yourself! Introducing a New Study Room Reservation System

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You asked and we listened! The Library staff is excited to announce the launch of LibCal: a new study room reservation system that gives students more control! With a new system comes a revised policy, and there are a lot of changes. While I recommend everyone take a couple minutes to read the policy, here are the top 10 things students need to know about reserving a study room:

Summer Access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and Other Library Databases

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Here is a summary of the access to databases that will be offered for students and graduates during the summer of 2019:

Westlaw

Returning Students

You may use your Westlaw account through the summer for noncommercial research, such as law school activities, research assistant assignments, work for a nonprofit, or in an unpaid internship.

Graduates

Online Research Scheduling Now Available!

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There's a new, online option to schedule One-on-One Research Consultations with the reference librarians here at the law library.  Students can now use Calendly to self-schedule a 30 or 60 minute research consultation of your choosing. Now you can easily pick a time slot and date that fits your schedule. 

One-on-One Research Consultations are designed to provide in-depth research assistance for a given topic, provide help getting started with a research topic, or help choosing a research focus. 

Introducing Westlaw Edge

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Westlaw Edge Logo
As you are returning for the spring semester, you may notice that Westlaw has changed and is now called Westlaw Edge. The most obvious change is the background color, but there are several other differences as well. For the most part, Westlaw will work the same as it did before, but there are several additional features.

Open Access Week

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October 22-28 is Open Access Week. The open access movement aims to make scholarly work free and immediately available online to all. UConn Law promotes access to legal scholarship in part through its digital repository, OpenCommons@UConn, which makes our faculty’s scholarship available freely online.

Since the repository was launched in 2016, our faculty’s work has been downloaded over 80,000 times. Downloads come from all over the world.

Top 5 Downloads (Current Faculty):

1. Mark Janis, The New Oppenheim and its Theory of International Law

2. Michael Fischl, The Question that Killed Critical Legal Studies

3. Richard Kay, Retroactivity and Prospectivity of Judgments in American Law

4. Stephen Utz, Maine's Ancient Law and Legal Theory

5. Jon Bauer, Buying Witness Silence: Evidence-Suppressing Settlements and Lawyers' Ethics

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Welcome and Welcome Back!

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flyer advertising the use of the student toolkitThe library welcomes all of our new students, and welcomes back our returning students. We are excited to see the campus and library full of students once again!

The library is here to answer your questions (about anything), provide a comfortable study space, provide collaborative spaces and technology, and assist you with legal research and using legal materials. Last year, we answered 1,200 reference questions, checked out 3,000 reserve items, circulated our laptops and other equipment over 4,000 times, and taught 20 classes on legal research and library resources. Whatever your needs are as a law student, we probably have some way to help.

Summer Access to Library Databases

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Westlaw

Returning Students

You may use your Westlaw account through the summer for noncommercial research, such as law school activities, research assistant assignments, work for a nonprofit, or in an unpaid internship.

Graduates

Graduates may use their Westlaw accounts for up to 60 hours per month for six months after graduation through the Grad Elite program. You will be prompted to sign up for this program when you sign on to Westlaw.

Lexis

Returning Students

National Library Week and Staff Picks

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Poster for Library week that says, "National Library Week: April 8-14, 2018."This week libraries are celebrating National Library Week, a week of national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) as well as libraries across the country.  The week celebrates the contributions made by our libraries and library workers, as well as promoting library use and support. This year’s National Library Week marks the 60th anniversary of the event, first sponsored in 1958.

Check Out Our Catalog's New Look

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As I’m sure you all have noticed, the law library catalog has recently gotten a facelift.  On display is the new, sleeker Primo.  Now with less tabs!

All the content you’ve come to expect from our catalog is still there, just repacked to make sure you get the most out of our library’s resources, including from your mobile devices!

Click on the links above the search bar to: obtain results by subject (Browse), be directed to all of our research guides arranged by subject (Research Guides), or search an A-Z list of the databases in our catalog (A-Z List).  New Search will bring you back to the catalog homepage.  Don’t forget to click on the Ask a librarian link below the search bar to contact us!

UConn Law Library webpage with empty search field.

IntelliConnect is Now Cheetah

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Book Cover for "Law School Exams - A Guide to Better Grades"

The library has recently added Cheetah to its electronic resources. If you have used IntelliConnect in the past to search for tax or insurance information, all of that content is now available on Cheetah, with a cleaner, easier-to-use interface.

For tax law research, Cheetah has some of the most important resources available, including the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, and the U.S. Tax Treaties Reporter. Additionally, it contains tax legislation and regulations news and analysis, Smart Charts for comparing tax laws across jurisdictions, and practice tools. Cheetah also includes insurance news and Masters, Stanzler and Anderson on Insurance Coverage Litigation, as well as materials on the Consumer Financial Protection Act.