Thursday, November 29, 2012

Final Exam Preparations

Classes are almost over and preparations for final exams has begun. During your preparations, don’t forget about the library’s many resources, including past exams and study aids.
Some Professors post their past exams on TLCWEB. To find out whether your Professor has posted past exams, log in to TLCWEB, then choose Library from the green bars on the left & then click Past Exams. You can search for exams by Professor or Course Name (or both).
We also have many study aids available in our Reserve Room. Consult our Study Guide for 1L Courses to find study aids for Legal Process, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Torts, Criminal Law and Property, as well as to view the types of study aids we have available, including: Q & As; Emanuels; Gilberts; Acing Series; Siegels & many more. And don’t forget about West Study Aids.  Just sign in to your Westlaw account & click on West Study Aids Subscription (in the middle of the page under Legal Research & Tools), to find your favorite study aids in eBook format.
Remember that during this final exam prep period, the library is open as a quiet study hall 24/6+.
Good luck on your exams!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Study Hall Hours for Fall 2012 Final Exams

The Gould Law Library is now open to Touro Law students as a 24-hour study hall until the last day of  final exams on Friday,12/21, with a few exceptions. The Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday,11/22.  Also, in observance of the Jewish Sabbath, the library will close on Fridays at 2:45 p.m. and will reopen on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Library services will not be available on Saturdays or during the overnight period (or on Friday, 11/23), although a security guard will be on duty. Students using the library after midnight must sign in and out at the security desk. On Saturdays, use of the library is subject to the usual special conditions.
The entire library, with the exception of the Circulation Desk, Reference Office, and enclosed study rooms, will be a "silent study" area during this period to maximize available quiet study space. 
For more information, please consult the library website or call 631-761-7150.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Year Survival Guide

Welcome 1Ls!
You’ve survived law school orientation & your first few days of classes! Maybe you even enjoyed it! As you embark on your first year of law school we’d like to provide you with links to resources that you may find useful throughout the school year:
We have created a Study Guide for 1L Courses, which is posted under Research Guides on our website. It provides links to all of the treatises and study aids for 1L courses available in our library.
We also have a subscription to West Study Aids. You can access study aids for all areas of the law in ebook format from your Westlaw account. To access West Study Aids sign into your Westlaw account > then (on the homepage) click “West Study Aids Subscription” (under Legal Research & Tools) > then “Search Content” (by keyword) or browse (by subject, material type or series). 
LexisNexis has Area of Law Outlines which provide an overview of some of the first year topics.
The American Bar Association has also published How to Survive the First Year of Law School.”
Finally don’t forget about our Library Orientation Guide. It provides the following information: how to register your passwords; how to access the legal research databases; how to add classes on TWEN; how to search for materials on reserve as well as other materials in the online catalog; as well as links to other useful information about the library.
Remember the reference librarians are available to assist you with your research questions: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Monday –Thursday; 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Friday & 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday.
We wish you much success this school year!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Just in time for Finals – Study Aids available on Westlaw!

Gould Law Library is excited to announce its new addition - West Study Aids! 
Our students now have online access to the following study guide series:
·         Academic Success
·         Acing Series
·         Black Letter Outlines
·         Career Guides
·         Concise Hornbook Series
·         Exam Pro Series
·         Gilbert Law Summaries
·         High Court Case Summaries
·         Nutshell Series
·         Sum & Substance Quick Reviews
·         Turning Point Series
Features of these online study aids include the ability to:
·         highlight & mark up text
·         print individual pages
·         copy & paste text
·         select favorites for easy access
·         adjust font size
·         view on any device w/Internet connection
To access West Study Aids just sign on to Westlaw > click “My eProducts” > then click “West Study Aids Subscription” > then either search (by keyword) or browse (by subject or series). 
For more information check out a brief demo, FAQ, or ask a reference librarian.