Now you can set up a password to read TaxNotes publications on their spiffy new site.
To sign up:
- Make sure you’re on the UCI Law network (either on a desktop at the Law School, or logged into the VPN.)
- Click “SIGN IN” in the blue menu bar area towards the top left.
- Follow the steps to register.
You must be within the law library’s IP range for the initial sign up. But after signing up, you can use your ID and password to access Taxnotes.com anywhere.
The sign up process only takes a minute, and you can select specific tax topics of interest. There’s a short video for sign-up help at www.taxnotes.com/user#help-login-ip (skip ahead to around the 30 second mark to skip the intro.)
Our list of new books is now updated.
July was an eclectic month for new books, with subjects ranging from grocery store law, to a history of legal aid in the U.S., to law in the work of philosopher Slavoj Žižek.
One of our new books is Dying with Dignity by Professor Giza Lopes. Assisted death has been in the statewide news this month1 as the California legislature reconsiders right-to-die legislation, and UCI is hosting a public debate on Doctor Assisted Suicide in September with Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and School of Medicine Professor Aaron Kheriaty. Dying with Dignity provides historical and comparative context for the issue. From the publisher’s abstract:
“Spanning a period from 1906 to the present day, [the book] examines how and why pleas for legalization of “euthanasia” made at the beginning of the 20th century were transmuted into the physician-assisted suicide laws in existence today, in the United States as well as around the world. After an introductory section that discusses the phenomenon of “medicalization” of death, author Giza Lopes, PhD, covers the history of the legal development of “aid-in-dying” in the United States, focusing on case studies from the late 1900s to today, then addresses assisted death in select European nations. The concluding section discusses what the past legal developments and decisions could portend for the future of assisted death.”
Check it out downstairs in the Stacks at K 3611.E95 L67 2015.
The Law Library’s collection is constantly growing as we purchase books and other resources to support the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Please let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book.
Snapshot of an updated ProQuest screen.
Journal editors: take note again! Starting on August 20, another popular resource for scanned PDF sources is changing for the better. Several ProQuest systems will get a refreshed look, including:
(Sadly, no update yet for ProQuest Digital Microfilm. This is the handiest campus resource for full-page scans of some of the biggest US papers: Barron’s, LA Times, NY Times, WSJ, and Washington Post, starting in 2008.)
Here’s some of the material from Friday’s Law Library presentation to the new editorial staff members of the UCI journals.
Congratulations to the new editors! We in the Law Library look forward to working with you this year.
One of the study rooms.
Law students can now reserve study rooms online up to two weeks in advance.
Check out your key at the Service Counter when your reservation begins. To book a room:
- Choose one of the study rooms in the Law Library:
- Click “Book it”
- Use the retro-cool online booking system to choose the date and time. Note: be courteous to fellow students:
- Only book once per day, and only book up to two weeks in advance.
- Make sure your group size fits the group-use rooms.
- Not sure if your multimedia need works in our multimedia room? Talk to Law Library staff before booking.
We’d appreciate any feedback you have on the system as we test it out!
Help us folks at the service counter by flashing your UCI Law keychain as you enter the Law Library, so we know you’re a UCI law student. If you don’t yet have one of the nifty green and white keychains, stop by the service counter and pick yours up.
Everybody at the Law Library will get to recognize law students as the school year goes on. But for now, please help all of us at the Service Counter with our visitor policies, so that the library remains a comfortable place to study and collaborate.
Law Library tours and related Library orientation activities are this week! Here’s some useful information for 1Ls, transfers, and visiting students.
1L Survival Guide – Law Library basics, plus books and resources for law school success, legal research & writing, and exam prep.
Hours for the Law Library are updated on our website. Some popular library resources include:
- Printing, scanning, and copying. See UCI Law Library > About > Computing
- Study rooms. See UCI Law LIbrary > Students > Study Rooms
- Phone & laptop chargers, blankets, and other amenities. See UCI Law Library > About > Using the Law Library
Course & study materials – a few places to start:
Books in print or online – three places to start:
- ANTPAC – for books and journals at UCI campus libraries, including the Law Library.
- Melvyl – for books, journals, and other resources at libraries all over the world — resources that you can borrow via ILL (Inter-library loan.)
- Encore – for books at UCI, plus journal articles from 5 databases.
Off-campus access to Law Library resources usually needs the VPN (Virtual Private Network.) Check VPN Instructions from UCI Law IT.
Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg questions can go to representatives.
- Lexis: Michelle C. Yacoob, email@example.com
- Westlaw: Kristen Knepper, firstname.lastname@example.org
- BloombergBNA: Tania Wilson, email@example.com
In July, the California Legislative Information site announced that their online versions of California legal information would be authenticated for the California Constitution, California statutes, and California Codes.
Journal editors: note Bluebook Rule 18.2., which (in the 20th edition) addresses states’ ongoing evolution toward providing (free) statutes online, in various flavors of “authenticated” and “official.” Also note that the Law Library continues to collect and update (expensive) commercial versions of annotated California statutes by Lexis (Deering’s) and West.
Interested in the topic of California legislative information online? There’s a long Q&A (which they call a FAQ, and which is in PDF format) about Electronic Legal Materials Authentication and Preservation, linked from the California Legislative Information FAQ at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/home.xhtml
Journal editors: take note! This archive of scanned legal sources has been updated. You’ll find faster, easier access to its most popular content, like legal journal articles and US primary law resources.
To get directly into HeinOnline:
- Make sure you’re on the UCI network.
- From heinonline.org, click the “LOG IN” button, and it’ll bring you to the refreshed home page.
Search by Citation in HeinOnline
One especially nice change is the more obvious option to search by citation, right at the top of the screen:
Check our guide or ask a law librarian!
We have print and online resources, plus handouts covering:
- researching federal judges,
- clerkship interviews,
- law firm callbacks, and
- researching small firms.
Law Library career resources are a companion to resources and services provided by the UCI Law Career Development Office.