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Database Training

Group Training

Group training on individual databases is available either from the library staff or from vendor representatives.  In the past year, the library staff has offered group training on HeinOnline, and vendor representatives have provided training on Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline.  While attendance at these sessions has been limited, the library continues to be available to coordinate and offer these training sessions.  If you are interested in a group training event, please contact your liaison or Eric Young, Library Director.

One-on-One Training

The law library staff can provide individualized one-on-one training for any of the databases to which the library subscribes.  In addition, individualized training may be available from vendor representatives, which can be coordinated by law library staff.  If you are interested in one-on-one database training, please contact your liaison.

 

Copyright

Please contact your Law Library Liaison if you need assistance with or have questions regarding copyright permissions.  While the Law Library does not currently have a formal program to assist with faculty permissions, we are available to provide limited services, including:

1) Obtaining contact information for publishers or authors of a specific work;

2) Consultation regarding whether use of a resource is permissible as fair use;

3) Assistance in the formation of permanent links as a substitute for the copying of resources; and

4) Discovering cost information for obtaining permissions via the Copyright Clearance Center;  however, the Law Library does not currently have a program to support the payment of such cost. 

 Additional information regarding copyright and the services available via University Libraries is available here.

 

 

Course Reserve

Information on Course Reserve will be available soon.

 

Instructional Media

Course Management Assistance - TWEN and Desire2Learn

The law library staff is available to help faculty members set up courses in TWEN, in addition to the services offerred by the faculty support staff.  Please do not hesitate to ask the library staff for assistance, especially during peak times, or if specialized assistance in utlilizing library resources is desired.

The law library can also provide assistance in setting up course pages in Desire2Learn, and can serve as a coordinator between faculty, the Center for Teaching & Learning and IT.  For more information about Desire2Learn, please contact your liaison, or Eric Young, Library Director.

Software and Application Training and Assistance

The law library staff is also available to assist faculty members in using a variety of software applications, either on a case-by-case or "troubleshooting" basis or via more structured training.  Examples of software applications include the products in the Microsoft Office Suite, but also include, without limitation, presentation software (i.e. TrialPad, etc.), mobile apps (especially mobile research apps), Adobe products, cloud computing applications, videoconferencing tools, and other productivity applications.  Please contact your faculty liaison if you are interested in such training.

 

Bluebooking/Citations

The Law Library does not routinely perform bluebooking or citation formatting services on behalf of faculty members; however, in exigent circumstances the law library staff may be able to provide assistance, as staffing and time constraints permit.

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