Thursday, December 18, 2008

Meebo Chat Reminder

Are you working on a final paper and have a research or citation question? Use Meebo to start a chat session with one of the reference librarians to obtain assistance with your query.

To access Meebo, go to the library's homepage,, and under the Student Services category, click on "Meebo Chat with the Reference Staff."

A reference librarian is available for online chat sessions:
Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm
Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm
Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm

Monday, December 8, 2008

Past Exams Available Exclusively Online

The Gould law Library has migrated all "Past Exams" on reserve to its website: The exams are located on a password protected page, under the first box of the Student Services section of the website (lower left hand corner). Simply click on that link and you will be prompted for your password. The password is the same that you use to log onto your terminal when at school. If you have any questions, please contact the library at or at 631.761.7160.

Study Room Reservation Policy

The Gould Law Library has a selection of study rooms available, which vary in size and capacity. Three of the rooms contain televisions equipped with DVD and VHS players for use with media placed on reserve at the circulation desk by professors. Many rooms also are equipped with erasable white boards and erasable markers for use by study groups. Reservations for study rooms are highly recommended and may be arranged in person at the library’s circulation desk, up to one day in advance of the booking. A group may reserve one room for a maximum of two hours each day. Individuals may not reserve rooms, except for two small rooms intended for individual students (L309 and L310). A group may continue past a reserved time, provided no other group has made a reservation for the next time slot. The room must be relinquished, however, if another group later makes a reservation (even if the reservation was made after the non-reserved students occupied the study room). Reservations will be held for 15 minutes and two group members must be present to hold a reservation, except for the two individual study rooms. Please ask a staff member at the circulation desk for details about study room reservations and policies.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Try CALI for Exam Preparation

Have you tried CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction)? CALI is a great way to test your knowledge as you prepare for law school exams. The CALI web site has hundreds of online exercises written by law professors and by professional reference librarians to help you hone your legal knowledge. CALI is free and may be accessed via a link on our library's web page at or by clicking directly to Activation codes may be retrieved from the Reference Office on the main floor of the Gould Law Library. Then, you will use your activation code to create a personal ID and password for free CALI access as a Touro law student. Registration is easy, and the CALI exercises are invaluable. Check out CALI today!