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August 30, 2011

Libraries Closed: September 5

The Wisconsin State Law Library, Milwaukee Legal Resource Center, and Dane County Legal Resource Center will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day.

To submit a question to the Wisconsin State Law Library while we are closed, you may call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online. We will respond to questions and requests on Tuesday, September 6th.

August 22, 2011

Sign Up Now for Fall CLE Classes

Space is still available for the library's free September 21st class on researching case law and legal journals with Google Scholar. You can register online right now to reserve your spot.

Free classes on using HeinOnline, a legal research database, advanced Westlaw, and ethics research in Westlaw also have space available.

Learn more about our newest class offerings on our classes page.

August 14, 2011

WSLL Recommends: Real Estate Finance Law

Nelson and Whitman's Real Estate Finance Law is a two volume set published by Thomson Reuters that provides broad coverage of real estate finance law practice, including sample commercial financing forms.

Topics covered include:
  • The law of mortgages
  • The necessity and nature of obligation
  • Mortgage substitutes
  • Foreclosure
  • Rights and duties of the parties prior to foreclosure
  • Potential liability for cleaning up hazardous waste and the impact of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Statutory impacts on foreclosure
  • Subrogation, contribution, and marshaling
  • Financing real estate construction
  • Financing condominiums and cooperatives
The appendix of this set contains a brief overview to Researching Real Estate Finance Law on Westlaw, which includes a long listing of legal texts and practice materials for further research in real estate finance law.

August 8, 2011

Journal Alerts with HeinOnline

Many of our library card holders read recent full-text articles through the library's subscription to HeinOnline. To make reading articles online even easier, HeinOnline offers a title alert service, which will email you every time the titles you select have been updated. Watch HeinOnline's short video tutorial (or read their how-to) and then set up your own alerts!

The email you receive includes a direct link to the latest issue, plus a complete table of contents with direct links to individual articles.

To set up an email alert, you must create and log in to a separate MyHein account after logging in to the database with your library card number.

Follow these steps to set up a MyHein account and create your first journal alert:

  1. Log in to HeinOnline with your library card (see our tutorial).
  2. Library computer users are logged in automatically – no card required.
  3. Select the "Law Journal Library" link on the left side of the start page.
  4. Choose the "MyHein" tab at the top.
  5. Select the "Create an Account" link on the left side, under the login boxes.
  6. Make up a username, password, and fill in the rest of your information, including the email address to which you would like alerts sent.
  7. Now that you've created a MyHein account, follow these steps from HeinOnline to create and manage your title alerts.
  8. To manage your MyHein account in the future, first login to HeinOnline using your library card number, then login to your individual MyHein account.

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