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New Books @Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on October 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of October 31, 2011.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two (2) weeks.

Pleasing the Court: Writing Ethical and Effective Briefs, 2nd ed., by Judith D. Fischer, 2011

The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make by Michael A. Bailey & Forrest Maltzman, 2011

Congress vs. the Bureaucracy: Muzzling agency public relations by Mordecai Lee, 2011



Holiday Treats & Community Coffee

In Check This Out on October 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

The library is hosting a Community Coffee on October 31st.

Stop by the law library this Monday for treats!  The Community Coffee runs from 7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  In addition to coffee, we’ll have fruit and other treats. We hope to see you then.


Searching for library e-books

In Check This Out on October 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Did you know that the UNL Libraries and Schmid Law Library have approximately 400,000 e-book titles!  Some books are only available as an e-book, others titles provide an e-book as one format for the item.

To search all the e-books available in the library catalog; using the classic catalog advanced search option, put an asterisk (*) in the first “any field” box and change the second box to a subject search for “electronic books.”  The enormous results list defaults to the most current e-books in the system.

ebook search

If you want to narrow the e-book results to a specific subject area, use the same search pattern but add the subject area in the third box.  Using a “Subject” search instead of an “Any Field” search will narrow the results to a more manageable size.

subject ebook search

Ask your reference librarian if you have other questions about e-books.  Also note: this search can be replicated in encore.  Happy researching!

Fall Break

In Check This Out on October 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

It’s time for Fall break!  Schmid Law Library will be open normal hours this weekend and on Monday, October 17th.  We hope you have a great break but will be here if you need help with research or have seminar paper questions.  Reference Librarians will be available on Monday as usual.

New Books@Schmid Law Library

In Check This Out on October 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm

New Books @Schmid Law Library as of October 12, 2011.  The link will direct you to the catalog record for availability, details and more info.  New books check out for two (2) weeks.

Evaluation for Personal Injury Claims by Andrew W. Kane & Joel A. Dvoskin, 2011

Cybercrime: The Investigation, Prosecution and Defense of a Computer-Related Crime, 3rd ed. by Ralph D. Clifford, 2011

Starting Off Right in Law School, 2nd by Carolyn J. Nygren , 2011

Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, 7th ed. by NOLO Press, 2011

The Power of CALI

In Check This Out on October 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

One of the resources available to faculty, staff and students is CALI – computer assisted legal instruction. CALI is primarily known for electronic exercises, but also has other resources that you might find helpful.

CALI’s electronic exercises provide instruction in almost every area of the law. These exercises:
• Cover topical areas for 1L students and upper class students.
• Cover a variety of issues from basic (“Anatomy of a Case”) to more complex (“The Law of Equipment Leasing: Article 2A of the UCC”).
• Can take from 15 minutes to five hours to complete.

In addition to over 1000 electronic exercises, CALI also provides access to some ebooks, podcasts and webinars. All UNL law faculty, staff and students have access to CALI. If you haven’t visited the website recently or used some of the resources, please take a look; there may be something new for you. If you’d like more information, can’t find your CALI login information, or just have general questions about any of the resources available on CALI, don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the other librarians.