Thursday, April 11, 2013

New York Law Journal – Now Available Online!

We are pleased to announce that Gould Law Library now offers direct, full online access to the New York Law Journal! Through the Law Library database page, you can access full-text articles and all other subscriber content directly from the New York Law Journal website.

Here’s how you do it: Visit our Law Library online database page
here. Click on the database entitled “New York Law Journal.” You should be taken directly to the website. You can also access it directly from this blog post by clicking here.

If you want to access the database from outside the Law Center, you will need to be signed in to TLC Web first.

Please be aware that this access does not entitle you to full access to the site. You only have full access to the New York Law Journal online. You can, however, still access other legal newspapers that are available through through Lexis Nexis.

If you need assistance accessing the New York Law Journal online, you can call (631-761-7160), email or just walk into the reference office during our reference hours and there will be a librarian available to assist you.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Resources on Tax Law – April’s Subject of the Month

Welcome to the first in our new series on resources in the Gould Law Library! Each month, we will highlight a particular legal topic and discuss some of our newer resources on the topic.
This month, as we file our taxes, we are highlighting print resources on tax law.

Our collection holds numerous tax law books that have been vetted by our experienced librarians as reliable and authorative. In the past few months, we acquired several new print resources on taxation, such as:
Call Number: KF6276.62012 .T39 2013 (Second Floor)

Tax Legislation 2012 : American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 : Law, Explanation & Analysis

Call Number: KF6369 .C43 2012 (Second Floor)

Federal income taxation : a law student's guide to the leading cases and concepts / by Marvin A. Chirelstein, Lawrence A. Zelenak

Call Number: KF6324 .C67 2012 (Second Floor)

When tackling complex legal issues, it is often helpful to have a reference book to guide you. Reference books are a different breed of book, as they are intended to give basic, introductory information about a topic, term, or issue, while non-reference books go into far more detail and nuance about a subject. Here are few of our most recently acquired reference resources on tax:

Federal income taxation of individuals in a nutshell / by John K. McNulty, Daniel J. Lathrope
Call Number: KF6369.3 .M3 2012 (Second Floor)

Federal income taxation of partners and partnerships in a nutshell / by Karen C. Burke
Call Number: KF6452.Z9 B87 2013 (Second Floor)

Questions and Answers : federal estate and gift taxation / Elaine Hightower Gagliardi
Call Number: KF6572 .G34 2013 (Reserves)

Tax reform : a reference handbook / James John Jurinski
Call Number: KF6289 .J87 2012 (Second Floor)

How did I find all these new resources? I visited our online catalog, which you can find here: I searched by keyword – “tax” – and arranged the results list by date. You can find more books like the ones listed here by doing the same.

Check back soon for our next blog post.

In the meantime, keep calm and read on.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Do you need a place to study during Shavuot?

The Gould Law Library will be closing at 2:45 on Tuesday May 14th and will remain open as a study hall until 7 p.m. that evening. The library will remain closed thru May 16th and will re-open on May 17th. If you are looking for a place to study from May 14th – May 16th the library has contacted local area law schools and academic libraries for you.  

In order to go to a law school, you will need to come to the library and sign up. Please bring your ID card to Circulation. You will need to be put on a list for the following law schools: Brooklyn, Hofstra, St. John’s, and CUNY Law. We are required to send the names to these schools in advance, so you will have until April 30th to sign up. If you do not sign up ahead of time, you will be denied access at the law school you choose to visit. In addition, you will need to bring a valid Touro ID card with a sticker on it from the Bursar’s office.

Dowling, Stony Brook, New York Institute of Technology, Adelphi, and St. Joseph’s have all agreed to allow you access as well. For a complete list, please come to the library.

Many public libraries also have quiet study rooms available. If you have any questions, please stop in the Reference Office and ask us. We will be happy to help you in any way. Good Luck on your Finals!