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Announcing Library2Go - Remote Access to the Library’s Physical Collection

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We are pleased to announce the launch of Library2Go—giving you remote access to the physical collection.  The on-demand scanning service is part of a series of service updates to the library’s COVID-19 response.  We welcome law faculty and staff, and currently enrolled law students to submit requests.  Our goal is to support the research and teaching of the law school community.

We March On - Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, UConn School of Law presents We March On - Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage, which highlights the struggle of diverse activists who fought to secure voting rights for all American women.  This exhibit features a historical narrative, recognizes the efforts of the suffrage movement in Connecticut, and showcases contributions to women's equality by women at UConn School of Law. 

Welcome Back from the UConn Law Library! (Library Services for Fall 2020)

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Hello, and welcome back to UConn Law! 

The Law Library staff have been working to provide access to our resources and services while protecting the health of our community. Even though the Law Library building is closed for the Fall semester, our library will continue to emphasize digital services and support. Although this means that we cannot offer in-person services, the library staff remains committed to connecting you to the information and resources you need.

Summer and Post-Graduate Access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and Other Library Databases

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Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw all have summer access provisions and usage policies for continuing and graduating students.  Read below for more information!

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.

Drop It Like It's Hot: Announcing a New Book Drop

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Congratulations! You made through another long and tough semester. Now that you’re starting to recover, you may look around your home and see that pesky pile of library books that you don’t know what to do with. Well, wonder no longer! The library has placed an outdoor book drop by the library main doors. Any books that you currently have checked out from the law library may be returned here.

Please do not return any books you checked out from another library, unless you obtained it through our interlibrary loan (ILL) process. If you checked a book out from your local public library, you will need to check that library’s website for information on how to return the book.

The Home Stretch: Successfully Studying for Exams

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As we reach the last few days of classes, minds begin to turn to studying and preparing for exams. You may be wondering how to prepare and study for your exams without access to the library, nutshells, Examples & Explanations, and other study resources you usually have at the tip of your fingers. But fear not! The library offers many resources that you can access from the comfort of your home. Below are some of the most popular resources, as well as some fun things to do during a study break.

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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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.