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Updated Aug. 4, 2010
Several vendors provider access to their services for library school teachers and students:
BNA, Inc. is pleased to offer 30-day free electronic access to BNA publications to law school, library school, and paralegal program instructors and students each semester. This offer is the result of requests from many instructors who incorporate BNA materials in their curriculum.
BNA publications are used by both law schools and practicing attorneys. Our current awareness services are widely respected news services that allow students to monitor what the courts, Congress, and agencies are saying about the law, locate cutting edge legal issues for paper topics, and gain valuable insight into the real world legal and compliance issues faced by practicing attorneys. These titles include The United States Law Week, Antitrust Trade & Regulation Report, Criminal Law Reporter, and other specialty publications. BNA’s comprehensive reference libraries bring together top-notch secondary source analysis, primary sources, and unique topic finders and classification schemes to help students learn how to find the law. These reference libraries include BNA’s Labor and Employment Law Library and BNA’s Intellectual Law Library, among others. A full list of BNA publications is located on our website at http://www.bna.com/.
Free passwords provide access to this information on BNA’s electronic platform 24 hours a day. Contact Kammie Hedges, 202-452-4470, for passwords and with any questions.
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is offering to make its Internet-based legal education materials available to library schools. CALI is a non-profit consortium of law schools devoted to exploring and supporting research into the effective use of computer-mediated legal instruction. The materials on their website, which are currently being used at 195 law schools, were written by law professors and law school librarians; and they are regularly reviewed and updated.
Although the materials cover many areas of law, the most useful ones for library students may be those in the area of legal research and writing. CALI has over 30 interactive lessons that deal with various aspects of legal research. You may view the list of lesson titles and brief descriptions at: http://www2.cali.org/index.php?fuseaction=lessons.subjectlist&cat=LWR.
To run a lesson, you must first register on the CALI website. Contact LaVonne Molde, 612-627-4908, for the authorization code for library school faculty.
The registration instructions are listed below.
If you have problems registering or if you decide that you would like to use any of these materials in your course and assign them to your students, contact LaVonne Molde. She will set up a registration authorization code that you may distribute to your students. There is no cost to you or your students for using these programs.
Penny Hazelton's tips on using CALI lessons:
LexisNexis provides lexis.com and nexis.com IDs to faculty and students at graduate schools of library and information science.
The instructor of the course needs to send a note, with the title of the course, and course number if applicable, and a list of first and last names of the students to:
Jude T. Hayes
Jude will issue the passwords once the request is submitted. Feel free to contact Jude directly if you need further information.
Under the direction of its Librarian Relations group, West offers the following resources specifically for library schools. The promotion includes:
To find your local representative for Campus Research (for Westlaw access
for undergrads), visit
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If you have any questions, please contact Lori Hedstrom, Marketing Manager, West Librarian Relations.