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Health Law Guide

The library has a new guide on Health Law covering books and periodicals on health law, ethics issues, health law cases, laws & regulations, agency decisions, medicare/medicaid, electronic resources, and tips on how to research health law b ...

Posted Feb 11, 2013 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Gun Control and Executive Power

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Posted Jan 29, 2013 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Welcome back! Let the Law Library help you succeed this semester!

Welcome Back!  The librarians and staff at the Law Library would like to welcome you back for another challenging and rewarding semester.  As you get settled into your classes, now is a good time to get an update on all the great reso ...

Posted Jan 24, 2013 by Kristopher Turner

Article Search

If you regularly use Google or Google Scholar to find information, you will be happy to know there now is a similar search interface on the UW Madison Libraries' website.  Article Search offers a Google-like box to easily locate scholarly ...

Posted Jan 16, 2013 by Cheryl O'Connor

UW Law School Library Text Recycling Progam

As the semester draws to a close and many of us plan on heading home for a well-deserved winter break, remember how you can help out others, recycle your books, or just help out the library.  At the end of the semester last Spring, th ...

Posted Dec 17, 2012 by Kristopher Turner

Book Review: Federal Civil Rules Handbook (2013 edition)

This week’s featured title is the 2013 edition of the Federal Civil Rules Handbook .  You can find it on Reserve behind the Circulation Desk at: KF8816 A193. One of the major highlights to this new edition is the inclusion and discuss ...

Posted Dec 12, 2012 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Legal Ethics and Cloud Computing Resources

Internet-bases services are a useful tool for lawyers in a mobile environment, but those services do not come without risks.   Several states have already written ethics opinions regarding the legal profession's duty to show reasonablenes ...

Posted Dec 5, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Extended Hours & Restricted Access

With final exams just around the corner, the UW Law Library's "extended hours" start Sunday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 20.  During these dates, the library opens daily at 8:00 a.m and closes at midnight. And be sure to have a green Gar ...

Posted Nov 19, 2012 by Cheryl O'Connor

Recent A.L.R.6th Annotations

The A.L.R.6th is the newest series from the American Law Reports family of reporters. Besides the usual references to cases, statutes, and regulations which accompany every annotatio ...

Posted Nov 13, 2012 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Entertainment & Copyright Law

The Law Library's online Copyright Law guide has recently been updated and features information on copyright law basics, how to find treatises on copyright law, links to major copyright laws and legislation, case law, international copyright, ...

Posted Nov 10, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Media, Music and Copyright Law

  If you are beginning your research on copyright law, the law library has a guide that will help you, Copyright Law .  This guide features basic legal material on copyright law,

Posted Nov 8, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

World Constitutions Illustrated (Hein Online)

Hein Online's World Constitutions Illustrated (WCI) is a comprehensive and authoritative resource for researching the constitutional law of countries around the world.WCI brings together constitutional texts, related documents, books, articles ...

Posted Oct 24, 2012 by Sunil Rao,

Procedural Timetable : A Chronology

The following procedural timetable comes from West’s American Jurisprudence Pleading and Practice Forms Annotated (Reference KF8836 A45). The opening reads “Listed below are the principal procedural steps in chrono ...

Posted Oct 18, 2012 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Researching Legal Topics

   Researching Legal Topics is designed to help law students with their writing projects.   This guide includes tabs on how to find a topic, how to narrow a topic, and where to go to find secondary resources in print a ...

Posted Oct 12, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

First Monday in October

Meeting on the first Monday in October as required by statute, the United States Supreme Court launched into its 2012-2013 term this week.  From affirmative action at the University of Texas to gay marriage, there are some controversial ...

Posted Oct 3, 2012 by Cheryl O'Connor

Juricaf: Researching Case Law in French-Speaking Countries

Juricaf is a free, searchable, francophone database of primarily Supreme Court decision from over 40 countries. It was developed in partnership with the Université Paris I and with the support of the International Organisation de La Francopho ...

Posted Sep 27, 2012 by Sunil Rao,

What's New at the Law Library?

Curious about what new books the Law Library has recently added to the collection?  Wondering what cutting-edge topic could be the subject of your next paper?  There are two really easy ways to keep current with what’s new at t ...

Posted Sep 17, 2012 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

iPad Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students

Congratulations on the purchase of your new iPad.  Are you beginning to ask yourself, "now what?"  If so, check out our newest library guide: iPad Applications for Lawyers, Law Faculty and Law Students. This guide features mostly fr ...

Posted Sep 13, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Welcome New Students & Welcome Back Returning Students!

Looking for a quiet place to jump start your reading assignments over the Labor Day weekend? The UW Law Library will be open on Saturday, Sept. 1 -- Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 3, from noon to 10:00 p.m.  Refer ...

Posted Aug 31, 2012 by Cheryl O'Connor

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2012!!

        

Posted May 1, 2012 by Your Law Library Staff, Best Wishes for the Future!

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals

HeinOnline recently introduced its version of Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP). IFLP is a multilingual index to articles and book reviews appearing in hundreds of legal journals published worldwide.IFLP can be used to research sc ...

Posted Apr 26, 2012 by Sunil Rao,

Google Scholar Advanced for Legal Research : Practice Tips

Practice Tips Using Google Schola r for legal research is a quick way to pull up full text cases or law reviews, but did you know that you you can also use it for more complex legal research using the advanced features?   Advance ...

Posted Apr 14, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Update to Wisconsin Jury Instructions - Civil (2012)

The Wisconsin Jury Instructions - Civil have now been in publication for 52 years.  For nearly every year since their inception in 1960, the Wisconsin Jury Instructions - Civil have been updated by the Wisconsin Civil Jury Instruction Comm ...

Posted Mar 21, 2012 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Using Blogs for Current Awareness and Branding

Blogs make it easy to stay current and connected with all the latest developments in the practice of law.  The blogging trend started nearly ten years ago and continues to be a popular resource for current awareness.  Blogs are Web pag ...

Posted Mar 14, 2012 by Cheryl O'Connor

Congressional Research Service Reports Available Online

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports are issue reports by a congressional think tank that provide detailed reports to members of congress.  Direct public access is not provided by the (CRS) and the Federal Depository Library System ...

Posted Mar 2, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation (online edition 2011)

The question is often asked “Is there an online version of the Bluebook?”  The answer is “yes.”  However, it’ll cost you.  Pricing begins at $32 a year presently.FOR FREE, you might consider trying Introduction to Basic ...

Posted Feb 14, 2012 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Statistical Databases

Statistical facts can support arguments as evidence or can be used to generate policy discussions. Enhance the quality of your next research project using statistics from these two authoritative resources in the UW Madison Database Library. ProQ ...

Posted Feb 2, 2012 by Cheryl O'Connor

Reference Librarians are Ready to Help You with Your Research

As assignments begin to accumulate, now is the time to contact the reference staff at the Law Library for legal research assistance. Our friendly and experienced staff can help you to refine your research and locate library mat ...

Posted Jan 26, 2012 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

i.Lex: The Legal Research System for International Law in U.S. Courts

Note to Readers: This is a re-publication of an articlepreviously submitted on 12/1. This version includesa "Note," at the very end of the article, identifyingsome limitations of I.lex with respect to document retrieval. If you're looking for l ...

Posted Dec 15, 2011 by Sunil Rao,

Getting Ready for Law School Finals

As you prepare for finals, here is a handy list of library tips and reminders.  Extended Hours - The Law Library opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at midnight through Thursday, Dec. 22.  During exam periods, access to the Law Library is ...

Posted Dec 8, 2011 by Cheryl O'Connor

Evidence : the Objection Method

This week I’d like to introduce the book:Evidence : the Objection Method / Dennis D. Prater ... [et al.].4th edition.  New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis, c2011.Location:  KF8934 E84 2011The library gets in numerous books every week.&n ...

Posted Dec 7, 2011 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Locating Information on Judicial Clerkships (and Judges)

For anyone considering a judicial clerkship upon graduation, the UW Law School Career Services Office provides numerous resources and faculty guidance.  For additional reading material on the role of judicial clerks, check the UW Law Libra ...

Posted Nov 22, 2011 by Cheryl O'Connor

Finance Apps for your Mobile Devices

In September, the Law School Newsletter featured, New Apps Worth Investigating , by Cheryl O'Connor.  This article focused on new Apps for legal professionals.  In additional to Apps for legal professionals, business Apps for mobile ...

Posted Nov 18, 2011 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Law Library Goes Green with Double Sided Printing

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, the Law Library computers attached to the printer on the 5th floor will default to double-sided printing beginning on Tuesday, November 15th.  If you prefer to print single-sided, you ma ...

Posted Nov 14, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha

Researching Federal Legislative History

Compiling a federal legislative history can be complicated.  The following guide offers a selected list of which sources to consult and where to find them. Always Start with the Text of the Law‭… United States Code : ...

Posted Nov 11, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha

Check out the NEW Lincoln Collection

Recently retired Professor Ralph Cagle has gifted the library with his personal collection of materials chronicling the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.The collection includes a great many books, not only for adults, but a fair number of child ...

Posted Nov 6, 2011 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

Electronic Books

In addition to the growing list of electronic journal subscriptions available on campus, access to electronic books is expanding as well.  Some e-book content is freely available (UW Digital Collections , Google Books , Hathi Trust ) while ...

Posted Oct 20, 2011 by Cheryl O'Connor

5 Tips to Locate Legal Articles

Tip 1 .  When you have the title:  If you know the title but don't have a full citation for your article, you can enter this title in the menu box located on the left-hand side of the UW Law Library Web site, under Law Journal Artic ...

Posted Oct 15, 2011 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

State Session Laws & Other Historical Legal Resources

HeinOnline recently announced that sessions law for all fifty states, including Wisconsin, are now available since inception in their Session Laws Library . This Library contains exact replications of the offi ...

Posted Oct 7, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha

Know Your Call Number!

   We all love a good treasure hunt.  Here's a quick guide to the collection of legal treatises you'll find at the Law Library.  Happy hunting!              &nb ...

Posted Sep 29, 2011 by Eric Taylor, Evening Reference Librarian

JustCite

The UW Campus now has access to JustCite , a citation research service that allows you to trace the history and update the status of cases, legislation, and journal articles from the UK, Ireland, and the EU (with limited coverage of other common ...

Posted Sep 23, 2011 by Sunil Rao,

New Apps Worth Investigating

With more people making the transition to mobile devices such as iPhones and Androids, keeping up with all the new ways to utilize this technology can be challenging.  This article highlights useful applications recently launched for the UW ...

Posted Sep 13, 2011 by Cheryl O'Connor

Guides for the 10th Anniversary of September 11th, 2001

Like most Americans, I remember where I was on September 11, 2001.  I worked at a Chicago law firm on the 58th floor of the Sears Tower.  At that time, I was pregnant with twins.  It was in the elevator going up to my office that ...

Posted Sep 8, 2011 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

1L Survival Guide - Tips on Navigating your 1st year at UW Law School

Welcome all new students!  Finding your way around the Law School can be confusing so the Law Library staff has prepared a 1L Survival Guide with tips to help you succeed.  Here is a sampling of the information that you can find: ...

Posted Aug 29, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha, Head of Reference

Campus Access to Web Edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education

 The Chronicle of Higher Education is the premiere news publication for higher education, available in print and online.  The web version , now available campus-wide, is published weekly and updated daily. It features the full text of ...

Posted Apr 28, 2011 by Sunil Rao,

Research Tips for Summer Associates

If you will be employed as a law clerk for a firm, a government agency or a public interest organization this summer, legal research in a business setting may seem very different compared to your academic experience.  Locating reliable, cos ...

Posted Apr 21, 2011 by Cheryl O'Connor

Researching Legal Topics

The library has created a guide to help law students with their writing projects.   This guide includes tabs on how to find a topic, how to narrow a topic, and where to go to find secondary resources in print as well as where to locate ...

Posted Apr 14, 2011 by Jenny Zook, Reference Librarian

Celebrate National Library Week at the Law Library - Book Giveway Monday

READ Poster View this year’s poster featuring Professor Meg Gaines – Later this week on the 5th floor Give a Book, Get a Book Browse our discarded law books and pick up a few treasures – Mon., April 11th beginning at 10:00 am in the Grand ...

Posted Apr 11, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha, Head of Reference

Donate a Book to Help Provide Self-represented Litigants with Legal Research Materials

The number of self-represented litigants is steadily increasing in Dane County. In some areas, as many as 70% of cases involve pro se litigants. The Dane Co. Legal Resource Center provides research assistance for many pro se litigants, but ...

Posted Apr 6, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha

LexisNexis Congressional is now ProQuest Congressional

Some of you may be familiar with LexisNexis Congressional to which the Law Library subscribes.  Please note that the title has changed to ProQuest Congressional .  This follows ProQuest's purchase of CIS from Lexi ...

Posted Mar 30, 2011 by Bonnie Shucha


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