Blog Archive: 2016

New Database: Investor-State Law Guide

The Investor-State Law Guide (ISLG) allows you to conduct research into investment treaty law with "pinpoint accuracy." Researchers will find it a valuable resource for locating treaties, rules, and cases related to investment treaty law.
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Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Mon. December 5, 2016 10:24 AM
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Library Tips and Tidbits for a Successful Exam Period

Exams are almost upon us and the Law Library has various resources to assist you during finals. Below are several useful tidbits and tips to help you prepare for a successful exam period including how to find past exams, study aids, reserve a study room and more!

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Posted by Tiffany Vonetta Louise Johnson on Mon. November 28, 2016 11:32 AM
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British Law Reports in PDF format on Westlaw

Westlaw has long provided access to most British caselaw, but it has not offered those cases in the PDF format needed by citecheckers. Recently, though, Westlaw has begun to include PDF versions of the two most-cited British case reporters, Law Reports and English Reports.

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Posted by Jim Sherwood on Thu. October 13, 2016 3:38 PM
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Prep for Practice Workshops at the Law Library

Each year, UNC law librarians host Prep for Practice - a series of lunchtime workshops to help students hone their legal research skills as they prepare for internships, extra-curricular work, and jobs.
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Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Mon. September 12, 2016 12:23 PM
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New Features and Content on Govinfo is the GPO’s new site that is currently in beta.The site launched in February 2016. In July, some new features and additional content were added. In their July 2016 Release Notes, Govinfo highlights these new features.
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Posted by Allison Symulevich on Fri. August 26, 2016 2:06 PM
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More on Accessing Periodicals through

The library has a new subscription to which gives UNC law students and faculty access to a collection of current awareness legal periodicals.
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Posted by Nicole M. Downing on Fri. August 26, 2016 1:51 PM
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Using the West Study Aids Collection

Did you know that the law library provides access to more than 500 online study aids to Carolina Law students and faculty? Well, we do! We provide access for the law school community to the online West Study Aids collection which includes study aids from most areas of the law. Starting this academic year, there are some changes to the way you find and use these study aid e-books.
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Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Thu. August 25, 2016 9:23 AM
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An Update on SSRN – Ownership and Copyright Policies

As many of you have probably heard, over the summer SSRN underwent some major changes in ownership (it was purchased by Elsevier). We have also seen some apparent changes in enforcement of its copyright policy. Since SSRN is such a major part of the way we communicate our scholarship, we in the law library wanted to initiate a conversation about what these SSRN changes mean for finding, accessing, and preserving UNC Law faculty scholarship. To help do that we have put together this blog post that summarizes some of the changes to SSRN.

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Posted by David R. Hansen (Dave) on Wed. August 24, 2016 11:45 AM
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New Report on Legal Strategies for Digitizing Orphan Works

We are excited today about the release of a significant report on legal strategies for libraries to enable open access to orphan works (copyrighted works for which owners cannot be identified or located), authored by UNC Law Library’s Dave Hansen.
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Posted by Stacey L. Rowland on Fri. August 12, 2016 3:19 PM
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Enhanced Access to Legal Periodicals through

UNC Law students and faculty now have access to a variety of current awareness legal periodicals via .
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Posted by Melissa M. Hyland on Thu. June 2, 2016 1:41 PM
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