The Reference Desk will close at 5:30 PM today (October 10, 2013). It will reopen tomorrow, October 11th, at 8:30 AM.
New database available! “Courtroom View Network” allows UC Hastings students to stream real courtroom videos, highlighted with expert commentary and analysis. The database also includes training libraries, which feature video clips of attorneys executing essential litigation skills and techniques.
To sign up, go to https://lawschool.cvn.com/signup. Use your UC Hastings email address to create an individual account.
Get your research started with the Art Law Subject Guide, by Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere:
ProQuest: The Arts
Subject database of the ProQuest aggregated full-text database of journal articles, newspapers and dissertations. Includes ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (a bibliography available for the study of modern and contemporary art), CBCA Complete: The Arts (Canadian art periodicals), e-brary ebooks, and Index Islamicus.
HeinOnline art law journals
Full-text access to legal journals on HeinOnline, including the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and the Florida Entertainment, Art, & Sport Law Journal.
Databases at the San Francisco Public Library
Available to San Francisco Public Library cardholders.
Select “Art & Music” under the Database category dropdown menu. Below are some important databases.
Art Full Text (Wilson)
Includes the full text of articles from an array of art journals going back to 1997.
CAMIO – Catalog of Art Museum Images Online | (OCLC)
Includes almost 100,000 high-resolution images from museums around the world, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and SFMOMA.
Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text | (Ebsco)
Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.
Full-text access to over 1,000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs. Browse alphabetically by subject: scroll down the page to “arts”.
Google Books: Art Law
Free text of books scanned by Google. May contain either the entire text of the book, or sample pages to assist you to determine a book’s content.
HG.Org Art & Cultural Law Databases links
A list of links to art-related legal documents, in the United States and worldwide.
World Catalog: Art Law Books
Click a books’ record and enter your zip code to find nearby libraries that hold the book. For specific topics, enter keywords in the basic search field
“A project by the Duke University Center for Documentary Studies that records and preserves the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. One hundred of the 1,000+ interviews have been digitized and made available on this site, with transcripts, totaling about 175 hours of recordings and 10,000 pages of text.”
(Duke University, Behind the Veil website)
Overview: Covers nearly all of the periodicals of the late 18th through early 20th century. Articles provide studies of Anglo-American literature published before 1930, sourced from periodicals, newspapers, books, patents, image archives, government documents and more. Includes over 1 million citations.
Coverage: 1786 to 1922
The main page provides updated information for researchers, including a scrolling “New Interdisciplinary discoveries” window which displays a scrolling list of available articles; and a Featured News and Latest Research sections.
Welcome to UC Hastings! The Law Library staff is eager to help you make your law school experience a success. Please feel free to drop by the Reference Desk anytime we’re open – we’re happy to answer all your questions concerning library resources and legal research. Please stop by if you’re having any difficulties with your LW&R assignments. We can point you to the right resources and show you how to use them.
When you get a chance, check out the First Year Legal Research Resources page on the library’s website. And the Research Tutorials page is also a great place to help with your research.
We look forward to meeting you all!
- The Library Staff at UC Hastings
For information regarding your summer or post-graduation access to Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg, and the library’s other databases, check out this page on the Library website. It also identifies various free resources that will help you with your legal research needs this summer.
Have a job? Need to brush up on your legal research skills? The Law Library is offering a Crash Course on Legal Research focused on the practice skills you need to get you started on your first assignments. Come by after work for handy tips, expert advice, and useful handouts. 1Ls, 2Ls and recent graduates welcome. May 15, 5:30 – 7:00 PM in Classroom K of the 198 Building.
LexisNexis has announced that law students will be allowed unlimited use of their Lexis Advance ID this summer. For the months of June, July and August, students will be able to use Lexis Advance whether working in a firm, government agency, court, or non-profit organization. If you’re already a registered Lexis Advance user, you don’t need to do anything else to get summer access. Your current ID is all you need. If you aren’t a registered Lexis Advance user yet (or aren’t sure), contact our Lexis representative, Alicia Luchetti, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leginfo.ca.gov has long been a go-to source for free California legislative information, including the legislative calendar, legislative history information, bill updates, as-enacted statutes, and up-to-date California codes. A new version of the website is now available at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. The new site includes some great new features, including a “Today’s Law as Amended” feature that identifies textual differences between existing law and proposed law, new search functionality for bill and code searches, cross-referencing between code sections and chaptered bills, and an improved bill subscription service that allows you to track bills throughout the legislative session. To date, it only includes bill information since 1999, so to find legislative history information for bills going back to 1993, you’ll need to use the old site.