(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.)
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.
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 atleginfo.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.
One especially nice change is the more obvious option to search by citation, right at the top of the screen:
In May, the Law Library received books on women and the law, human rights, intellectual property, and international law, among many other topics.
One of our new books is What’s Wrong with Copying? by Professor Abraham Drassinower. From the publisher’s abstract:
“[The author] frames an author’s work as a communicative act and asserts that copyright infringement is best understood as an unauthorized appropriation of another person’s speech. According to this interpretation, copyright doctrine does not guarantee an author’s absolute rights over a work but only such rights as are consistent with both the nature of the work as speech and with the structure of the dialogue in which it participates.”