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Celebration of Books – Tues. 4/1

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10:30 a.m. – Noon

Join us in the Reading Room as we highlight and acknowledge the publications authored and co-authored by UCI Law Faculty from April 2013 through March 2014.  Coffee and pastries will be offered beginning at 10:30 a.m.

This year we are happy to honor professors Erwin Chemerinsky, Rachel Croskery-Roberts, Elizabeth Loftus, Carrie Menkel-Meadow, and Christopher Whytock.

The event, including remarks by authors, will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Employment Law Research

photo of employment law booksFor students who are interested in employment, labor, and related issues, here are some research pointers based on a the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Robinson-Dorn’s Spring 2014 Employment Law class. Highlights include:

  • Suggested sources and starting points – see our Labor & Employment Research Guide.
  • For more information about primary and secondary tax sources, see Chapter 5: Federal Labor and Employment Law in Specialized Legal Research.
  • Important online tools for federal and California labor and employment sources include:
    • BNA
    • BloombergLaw (BNA content, plus PLI treatises) As of February, 2014, Bloomberg’s “Law Reports” app is only available for iOS. See Bloomberg Law Reports at itunes.apple.com.
    • CCH Labor & Employment sources – available in Westlaw
    • CEB – California-specific treatises
  • VPN — required for many law-only resources — is supported by UCI Law IT Services.

Education Law Research

Screenshot of education research sitesInterested in education law and related issues? Here are some research pointers based on the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Glater’s Education Law seminar. Some of the major resources we covered include:

Legal Research Sources

Education Research Sources

Tax Research

For students who are interested in tax and related issues, here are some research pointers based on a the Law Library presentation to students enrolled in Professor Lawsky’s Fall 2013 Federal Income Tax class. Highlights from the presentation include:

Related links: Slides and research assignment. Lawnet ID required.

Source Collection 2013 – Materials

Here’s some of the material from today’s Law Library presentation to the new editorial staff of the UCI Law Review.

Congratulations to the new editors! We in the Law Library look forward to working with you this year.

Orientation – Class of 2016

book iconLaw Library tours and related Library orientation activities are this week! Here’s some useful information for 1Ls, transfers, and visiting students.

Course & study materials – a few places to start:

Books in print or online – three places to start:

  1. ANTPAC – for books and journals at UCI campus libraries, including the Law Library.
  2. Melvyl – for books, journals, and other resources at libraries all over the world — resources that you can borrow via ILL (Inter-library loan.)
  3. Encore - for books at UCI, as well as 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 Law questions can go to representatives.

  • Lexis: Michelle C. Yacoob,michelle.yacoob@lexisnexis.com
  • Westlaw: Kelly Z. Stein, kelly.stein@thomsonreuters.com
  • Bloomberg Law: Will Thompson, wthompson19@bloomberg.net

Hours for the Law Library are updated on our website.

Summer Research Tips – Workshop Materials

Here’s a summary of our May 10 Legal Research in Practice Workshop, as well as selected material from the small group sessions.

Materials

Summer Research Tips

Want to start with a good secondary source?

Planning to use a database this summer?

 Connecting from off campus?

 Stumped?

  • Ask a librarian! If you don’t have one at work, ask us. We’d love to help you make a good impression! Stop by, call, or email. [ (949) 824-6746 | refdesk@law.uci.edu ]
    Our summer hours are 9 to 5 (closed for lunch)
  • Try a law library close to your job. Check our list of Southern California Law Libraries