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Law Library Newsletter


Volume 5, Issue 4 – January/February 2014

  • Puppies in the law school!
  • Learn what returning 2-3Ls think about their legal research skills
  • The exciting conclusion of our six part series on the Making of Modern Law database modules
  • Meet your new Bloomberg Law Rep
  • Information about our upcoming transition to Gmail and Google Calender for faculty/staff
    And many more articles

Volume 5, Issue 3 – November/December 2013

  • A library love story
  • An article on the new digital repository, NDLScholarship
  • Some info about new apps for your smartphone or tablet
  • An introduction to the many faces you’ll see behind the Circulation desk
  • Photos from the law school’s annual Halloween trick-or-treat event
  • And many more articles

Volume 5, Issue 2 – September/October 2013

  • Review of SCOTUSblog
  • BLAWEXIS Rep Profiles
  • Learn to Use Capitol Words to Track Legislators’ Speeches
  • Notre Dame’s mobile web: m.nd.edu
  • Technology Services FAQ
  • LLMC Digital Redesign
  • Around the Bend

Volume 5, Issue 1 – Summer 2013

  • Everglades of the North: The Story of the Grand Kankakee Marsh
  • Get your LexisNexis Professional Research & Advanced Westlaw Certifications
  • NDLS Faculty & Staff Pedal To Work
  • Class of 2013 Grad Photos
  • IUPUI’s Indy 500 Digital Collection
  • Remembering Anthony Lewis: Gideon’s Trumpet
  • Around the Bend



Volume 4, Issue 5 – March/April 2013

  • The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926
  • Women of Library History
  • Research Redux Info
  • LexisNexis ID Changes and Unlimited Summer Access
  • The LLM & JSD Thesis Collection
  • Do You Know What Others Know About You?



Volume 4, Issue 4 – January/February 2013

  • The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978
  • The Clarence Darrow Digital Collection
  • Bloomberg Law v. Lexis Nexis v. WestlawNEXT
  • Summary of the 2012 Summer Research Survey
  • Meet the Bloomberg Law Reps
  • Around the Bend



Volume 4, Issue 3 – November/December 2012

  • Meet your new Westlaw Rep!
  • Meet the student Circulation Desk attendants
  • Super Password Tips
  • Bluebook App
  • Law School Halloween Pictures
  • From Time to Time: ND Law Professors: Service to Country
  • Around the Bend



Volume 4, Issue 2 – September/October 2012

  • Learn about the new ILLIAD Borrowing
  • Voter Registration Info
  • Find out how the Law Library received Green Office Certification
  • Meet the new Research Librarian Trezlen Drake and Librarian-in-Residence and Archivist Lisa Welty
  • Off the Shelf: The 1940’s Census Goes Online


Volume 4, Issue 1 – Summer 2012

  • Discover which NDLS Law Professor has been named one of the “Top 50 Law Professors on Twitter”!
  • Learn about a new HeinOnline collection
  • The Return of the Fr. Mike McCafferty Stained-Glass Window
  • Meet the winner of the 2012 Kresge Library Student Service Award: Leonard Gionnone
  • Dwight King’s New Exhibit at the Buchanan Art Center


Volume 3, Issue 6 – March/April 2012

  • After a combined 110 years of service to Our Lady’s University, Mary Cowsert, Barb Ritty, Jeff Morgan, and Patti Ogden are retiring at the end of March. Here are a few photos from their retirement party last week
  • Have you seen the new scanner or copier? Here’s what you need to know about them!
  • Learn about Notary Public Services at NDLS
  • Read tips about handling exam stress effectively
  • Research you can trust: CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher
  • What’s new with Lexis?
  • Find apps recommended by faculty and fellow students for your iPad, iPhone, or Android
  • Looking to get outdoors in this nice weather? The librarians have some fun local activities they recommend!


Volume 3, Issue 5 – January/February 2012

  • Read about the new app released by GPO
  • Learn what the library keeps on Reserve besides Course Reserves
  • Information on the new CALI course on “Topics in Digital Law Practice”
  • Read about Notre Dame’s first law librarian, John H.A. Whitman
  • Find out what’s new with JURIST
  • Looking for some restaurant recommendations? Check out this issue’s “Around the Bend!”


Volume 3, Issue 4 – November/December 2011

  • Halloween trick-or-treaters at NDLS
  • Friendly faces at the Library Circulation desk
  • New library acquisitions for the rare books room
  • Dodd-Frank Act Resources
  • Results of the summer research experience survey
  • Remembering the late Stanley Kresge


Volume 3, Issue 3 – September/October 2011

  • The View from Hesburgh
  • Tech Tips
  • Lexis/West help
  • NDLS Rare Books
  • Popular magazines
  • Student Jobs
  • IT Updates


Special Edition: Dedication of Biolchini Hall of Law

cover issue

  • Letter from Associate Dean for the Library and Information Technology Ed Edmonds
  • Letter from Dean Nell Jessup Newton
  • The Life of a Library: A Brief History of the Kresge Law Library
  • Reflection from Associate Dean Emeritus for the Library Roger Jacobs
  • Before and After Photos
  • A Student’s Perspective
  • Technology Upgrades
  • Dedication Photos
  • Dedication Brochure


Volume 3, Issue 1 – May/June 2011

  • What goes on behind the Circulation desk
  • Student Profile: Starr Rayford
  • Summer Research Assistance!
  • Fun things to do "Around the Bend"
  • A Library Treasure from Law Review Founder Dudley G. Wooten


Volume 2, Issue 6 – March/April 2011

  • Read part two of the profile of Notre Dame’s first three women law library directors
  • Find recommended events and more in the new column “Around the Bend”
  • Think Hesburgh library is for everyone else on campus? Read about some resources useful to law students and faculty


Volume 2, Issue 5 – January/February 2011

  • Read Part One of a profile of the law library’s first female directors
  • Check out results from the 2010 summer research experience survey
  • Find some helpful resources for environmental law research
  • Need a response to requests from friends and family for legal advice? Check out NOLO!


Volume 2, Issue 4 – November/December 2010

  • Information to help prepare for finals: on exam reserves, study aids and more!
  • Photos of trick-or-treaters in the law school
  • Meet Terri Welty, Dean Ed Edmonds’ “right hand (wo)man”
  • Looking for new apps for your iPhone or iPad? Check out more recommendations in this issue


Volume 2, Issue 3 – September/October 2010

  • How to find part-time employment in the law library
  • Learn about a great legal research database you may not even know exists (hint: it’s not West, Lexis, or Hein Online)
  • Lost in the new law library? Never fear, we have maps and other info to help!
  • Meet our newest Librarian-in-Residence, Naomi Bishop


Volume 2, Issue 2 – July/August 2010

  • >Preparing for the Clerkship Interview
  • Off the Shelf … A review of selected legal resources
  • Research Assistant Resource Recap
  • Library Profile: Dan Manier
  • Tech Tips – Recommended Applications for iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches


Volume 2, Issue 1 – May/June 2010

  • This issue marks our first year of publication!
  • See photos from stage one of the library’s move back into Biolchini Hall
  • Library Profile: Technical Services Department
  • Some good news for C-SPAN aficionados


Volume 1, Issue 6 – March/April 2010

  • Learn a new way to search in HeinOnline
  • Check out new photos from the construction zone
  • Develop awareness of current legal issues with U.S Law Week
  • Library Profile: Ed Edmonds, Associate Dean for Library and Information Technology, Director of the Kresge Law Library and Professor of Law


Volume 1, Issue 5 – January/February 2010

  • Introducing Innovative Interface’s new library sharing portal
  • How Google is changing online legal research
  • Catching up on Legal News with JURIST (and Other Resources)!
  • Meet researcher extraordinaire Beth Klein


Volume 1, Issue 4 – November/December 2009

  • Find out things you need to know to prepare for exams
  • See highlights from the summer research experience survey
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports
  • Meet the librarian who just celebrated 35 years at ND – Carmela Kinslow


Volume 1, Issue 3 – September/October 2009

  • How to find part-time employment in the law library
  • Where to find some alternatives to Wikipedia
  • Did you know the law library loans popular movies, too?
  • Meet the Librarian who decides what our library buys – Sandra Klein


Volume 1, Issue 2 – July/August 2009

  • Wit and wisdom from Pixar
  • Resources for Research Assistants
  • How to revamp your bookmarks
  • Supreme Court Nomination and Confirmation Resources
  • Meet “Scotty the Bus Healer” Hengert


Volume 1, Issue 1 – May/June 2009

  • A look inside Biolchini Hall
  • Learn about low-cost & nocost electronic legal research resources
  • Three things you probably never knew about our Cataloging Coordinator – Barbara Ritty
  • Introducing LexisNexis Congressional, the Sure Cure for Microfiche Melancholia
  • Student profile: Kelli Lanski