Blog Archive: 2009

Case Law now on Google Scholar

Google Scholar now searches legal cases and journal articles. Most of the cases appear to reside on Google's server while journal articles are materials available on law journal websites. How useful is it? The first posting I can find about it is available on the Blog Just in Case

Google Scholar


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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Tue. November 17, 2009 12:29 PM
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Westlaw Password Security Changes

In an effort to meet higher password security standards Westlaw is implementing a stronger password standard called OnePass. If your current username and password do not meet the stronger standard, you now have until January 31, 2010 to update your account.

Information about the new OnePass requirements started appearing when you signed on to lawschool.westlaw.com this weekand is available at http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/customer-service/onepass. If you have any questions regarding the OnePass security requirements or need assistance setting up a OnePass account, please contact me at 919-843-4959 or njperry@email.unc.edu.


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Fri. November 6, 2009 10:17 AM
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Fall Semester Intensive Legal Research Workshop

Due to the popularity of last Spring's Summer Success Workshop, the Law Library has decided to hold, for the first time, this workshop in the Fall. This program is designed for 2Ls and 3Ls.

This hands on workshop will take place on October 30th from 12-4 p.m.

Reference Librarians will walk you through real-world research questions. You will learn how to tackle work assignments and brush up on your research skills.

Please sign up at the Law Library reference desk.

For more information, contact Margaret Hall: mfhall@email.unc.edu


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Fri. October 16, 2009 1:05 PM
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Perspectives on Open Access Forum

The UNC Libraries Scholarly Communication Committee invites you to a panel on perspectives on open access. Come celebrate Open Access Week! Join us as notable members across the academic community comment on their experiences with open access publishing. How does it work? Who can participate? Has it made anyone's life easier? Come find out!

Panelists include James Boyle, Professor, Duke Law School; Phil Edwards, Instructor, UNC SILS; Kate McGraw, Librarian, Health Sciences Library, UNC; and Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke.

Monday, October 19, 2009
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 214,
Davis Library


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Fri. October 16, 2009 1:03 PM
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Early Closing October 22nd

On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Carolina Tar Heels will host the Florida State Seminoles for a nationally televised football game at Kenan Stadium, starting at 8 p.m. This Thursday night game, which will occur during students' Fall Break, is expected to attract a large crowd of fans on campus, beginning as early as 4 p.m. As a result, the University will alter the time at which the work day ends to allow all University employees ample time to leave campus and avoid the expected traffic congestion.

The University (including the School of Law and Law Library) will be closing at 3:00.

All vehicles should be removed from law school parking lots at 3:00 and will be towed if not removed by 5:00.


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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Thu. October 15, 2009 11:26 AM
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"NOT" operator added to HeinOnline's Search Field

For those HeinOnline users who prefer to search using the Field Search, Hein has added a small but powerful option to this search page. The 'NOT' operator is now a selectable option in addition to the AND/OR operators you are used to using. The 'NOT' operator is used in a search the same way that you would use the AND/OR operators.

Simply select the NOT option from the drop box. The NOT operator is different because it functions as an exclusionary tool. This can be quite useful in weeding out search results that are very similar to the topic you are looking for, but are actually irrelevant to your search and just diluting the results that you really want.

For more information, go to the Hein weblog.


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Mon. September 28, 2009 10:54 AM
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Congratulations to Jamie Hester!

Jamie won the Law Library raffle for students who participated in the online 1L survey. She received a $50 gift card to UNC Student Stores.


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Posted by Steven J. Melamut (Steve) on Tue. September 22, 2009 4:06 PM
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Hein's Federal Register Coverage Updated Daily

The Federal Register in HeinOnline just keeps getting better. Regular users of HeinOnline's Federal Register Library already know that with coverage starting in 1936, HeinOnline has the most comprehensive coverage of the Federal Register available online. Now, HeinOnline's coverage is updated daily with the most current Federal Register content available!


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Mon. September 21, 2009 12:12 PM
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Law 101 Classes

1Ls Join the Law Librarians for a quick refresher on the basic components of law.

All Classes are in room 3031 at 3:45 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23rd: Administrative Law
Thursday, September 24th: Study Aids
Wednesday, September 30th: Secondary Sources
Thursday, October 1: Case Law

For more information contact Margaret Hall, mfhall@email.unc.edu or stop by the reference desk.


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Fri. September 18, 2009 3:12 PM
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HeinOnline Print/Download Option Has Moved!

Don't be alarmed when you go to click the printer icon in the upper right hand corner of the page toolbar and it's not there! The printer icon has moved from the far right to the middle of the page toolbar. Now the printer icon is the first icon to the right of the page forward button.


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Posted by Nichelle J. Perry (Nikki) on Wed. September 9, 2009 10:43 AM
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