Law Library News for the Week of Sept. 29, 2008

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Constitution Day & The September Project

by Jessica Moskowitz

Check out the new display outside the Law Library on Constitution Day and The September Project.

Constitution Day is observed on September 17, the day the United States Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of 1787. The display includes a copy of the Constitution with books on the topic.

The September Project is entering its fifth year as a grassroots effort to encourage events about freedom and democracy in all libraries in all countries throughout the month of September. University of Washington Professor David Silver (Communications) began the project in 2004 to break the silence following September 11, 2001. The display features books on freedom and democracy.

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September has been designated National Campus Safety Awareness Month. The National Criminal Justice Reference Service has gathered a collection of publications and information on this topic.

The University of Washington's SafeCampus website provides additional tips. Students can read about the NightRide and NightWalk program and violence prevention training sessions.

LexisNexis & Westlaw Information

New students: Are you having trouble registering or activating your LexisNexis and/or Westlaw IDs/passwords? Stop by the Reference Office and we'll help you.

Students can direct their printouts to either the printers in the Library Copy Alcove on the lower level (L2) or to the Law School Computer Lab (Room 222).

Vendor representatives are conducting introductory training sessions for 1Ls this week. Returning students can get help from the student representatives during their posted office hours in the L2 Copy Alcove. Of course, you can also use the live help service offered by LexisNexis and Westlaw and/or visit, call, or email the Reference librarians.

Take advantage of your access to both services by learning efficient and effective search techniques. You will save time now and increase your marketability after graduation.

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