On Monday, February 19th, the Law Library is closed for President’s Day. Weekend hours are unaffected by the holiday.
Our hours are different in December and early January because of Reading & Exam period and Winter Break. Check our up-to-date calendar: Law Library Hours.
Our visitor policy is also different during the Reading & Exam period so that our space is conducive to study. During that time only UCI Law students and UCI faculty and staff can use the Law Library.
We are happy to offer special hours for the reference desk this weekend:
Noon to 4:00pm.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Student journal editors: come to the desk with any final source questions! And if you can’t make it in to the law library, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our list of new books is updated at Research > New Books. In July, the Law Library received titles on Abortion, International Law, Intellectual Property, and Employment Discrimination, among other topics.
We also received several new editions of legal study aids in print, including books covering First Amendment
Wills and Estates, Appellate procedure, Criminal law, and Estate Tax. “Legal Study aids” are meant to help students with coursework, or provide a very brief introduction to a legal topic. Series titles include Nutshells, Understanding, and Concise Hornbooks. More information about study aids — including access to online versions from West Academic and LexisNexis Digital Library — is online at Research > Study Aids.
Our collection supports the scholarly and clinical work of faculty and students. Let us know if you have a suggestion for a new book: apps.law.uci.edu/libraryfeedback.
- UCI Law Library Source Collection Guide. This is the online guide I talked about at the start, with tips for all types of sources and guidance for journal-related ILL.
- Slides – Collecting Sources 2017 LawNet ID required.
Congratulations to the new editors! We look forward to working with you this year.
A new edition is here! The online version is live, and the print arrives in early September. (We’ve been waiting patiently since it was announced in March at CMOSShoptTalk.com.)
- Internet is no longer a proper noun; it’s just lowercase internet.
- The singular they is the preferred personal pronoun, even in formal writing.
- Twitter gets citation samples.
In September, the new print Chicago Manual will live with other general-purpose dictionaries and style guides, downstairs at Z 253 .U69. Online, UCI community members can use www.chicagomanualofstyle.org. (Off-campus users: log into the VPN beforehand.) The free online Q&A section also provides gleefully opinionated guidance on style and grammar minutia.
Law students should (of course) still consult specialized sources for legal writing like the Bluebook for citation and Bryan Garner’s classic Redbook—among other titles—for grammar and style. In print, both of these titles live upstairs in the KF 250 call number range. The Chicago Manual, however, can supplement these sources when you’re drafting scholarly papers and other types of writing for a more general audience.