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September 28, 2009

New Class: Ethics Research via Westlaw

Sign up now for our November class, Ethics Research via Westlaw.

Review Westlaw sources and learn online searching techniques for researching ethics and professional responsibility questions. Westlaw offers many legal ethics databases, including ABA opinions, case law, and Restatements. This hands-on class will provide you with an opportunity to try searching techniques while learning about specialized databases on Westlaw.


Tuesday, Nov. 17, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
FREE Class. 1 Ethics CLE credit.
Pre-register online for this class or print a registration form.

Please tell us what additional classes we should offer! To make a suggestion, contact Heidi Yelk, Reference/Electronic Services Librarian.

September 21, 2009

New Tutorial: Using Quick Search

The Quick Search box positioned at the top of every page allows for keyword searching of the website and catalog from anywhere on the site.

A basic keyword search requires little explanation - simply enter your terms, choose a search (website or catalog) and click Go!

However, there are tricks for more efficient use of the Quick Search box. Our latest Learning Center tutorial gives a quick overview of how to get the most out of your searches.

Watch Using Quick Search on wilawlibrary.gov now!

Do you have an idea for a tutorial? Let us know!

September 14, 2009

LegalTrac: New Look, New Tools

LegalTrac, a legal research database made available to library card holders and at library workstations, has undergone a redesign this month.

LegalTrac provides access to citations and full text from major legal publications. Search major law reviews, legal newspapers, international publications, law specialty publications, business & general interest, and bar association journals.

While elements such as the subject and publication browse, and advanced search are still prominently located at the top of the screen, more significant additions have been made to the home page and search results.

The quick search now provides immediate options to limit your results to full text, peer-reviewed publications, and documents with images.

The customizable home page features RSS feeds from searches of LegalTrac’s content. Creating an individual user profile allows for modification of the always-updating RSS feeds. A user account also allows for naming and saving any search, setting journal or email alerts, and customizing the new interface.

Search results now include featured multimedia, including videos and pictures. A new set of tools allows you to listen to articles online, or download an mp3 of any full text article for later use.

Finally, the page is crowned with prominent links to get back to the Wisconsin State Law Library’s website, as well as help tutorials and a dictionary link.

Explore the new LegalTrac today! This database is available to Wisconsin State Law Library cardholders. Don’t have a card? Sign up for a card online.

And be sure to Ask a Librarian if you have any questions.

September 8, 2009

WSLL @ Your Service: September 2009

The September issue of the library's newsletter, WSLL @ Your Service, has been published.

Highlights include:

September 4, 2009

Library Closed: Labor Day

On Monday, September 7 the Wisconsin State Law Library, Dane County Legal Resource Center, and Milwaukee Legal Resource Center will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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