Here’s a link to a good explanation from The Scientific American on the changes to your Google based accounts (Gmail, Youtube, Google+) from Google’s new privacy. The US Congress also wants some explanations. They’ve sent a letter to Google CEO, Larry Page requesting clarification.
JSTOR just announced that it is making its early journal content (published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere) FREE to anyone. This includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. To search this free early content, just go to http://www.jstor.org, select the “advanced search” option, enter your keywords, and then check the “only content I can access” box. For more information and a tutorial, go to http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early-journal-content.
UC Hastings Law Library Hours for the Fall 2011 Semester:
- – UC Hastings Students – -
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- – General Public – -
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A complete listing of library hours including holidays and recess is here.
Click here for details regarding library access for Hastings Alumni, Members of the California Bar, Other Law Students, and the General Public.
The Library’s 6th floor was renovated this summer. We added two new seminar rooms (620A & 620B) and eight new faculty offices. The online library maps have been updated to reflect these changes. Most of the books on the 6th floor have been shifted to accommodate these changes; be sure to check the call number signs posted on the end of each row to locate the books you need.
The Hastings Law Library has just acquired Proquest Legislative Insight, a database of fully searchable PDFs of congressional legislative documents. These include the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law. This new database makes doing legislative history research incredibly easy.
The Hastings Encore Catalog is a new search engine available on our website. You can get to Encore on our home page or through our Catalogs page. Put keywords (or a phrase in quotes) in an Encore search to find books, access full text articles and explore Google Scholar. The Hastings Law Library subscribes to a broad range of print and electronic resources and you can search them through the Encore search box.
These are the resources that are covered in the Encore Catalog search:
- Books and journals in the Hastings Law Library
- The full scope of HeinOnline including full text articles, books, government and journals
- Books and articles on Making of Modern Law, ProQuest Research Library and Google Scholar
- Materials found in libraries around the world via WorldCat – you can make an interlibrary loan request through Encore for books not in our library (just click on the Find it on Worldcat image to the right of your search results.)
If you have any questions about the Hastings Encore Catalog, just ask a reference librarian to find out more.
The Above the Law website has posted a webcast offering career advice to summer associates regarding what NOT to do at their summer jobs. The panelists include a hiring partner at Orrick and other law firm experts. The webpage includes links to the other parts of the series, which cover how to find a summer job, advice for 1Ls, networking, government jobs, balancing work and play, the post-recession summer associate experience, and whether where you go to law school matters.
The video and handout materials from the 2011 edition of “Prepare to Practice: The Crash Course on Legal Research” are now available:
Crash Course (Prepare to Practice 2011) (powerpoint)
Crash Course (Prepare to Practice 2011) (presentation video on iTunes University for viewing or downloading on your computer, ipad or smartphone)
The period for public comment on the fate of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (HPS) has been extended to Friday, May 6, 2011. The Department of the Navy has prepared a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement evaluating ‘the potential environmental consequences associated with the disposal and reuse of HPS’. In addition, the report includes six alternative uses for the land. Two alternatives involve the construction of a new football stadium. The other alternatives involve different combinations of residential, industrial/R&D, retail, and open space.
The Supplemental Impact Statement is available for review in the library or online. The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission encourages you to review and comment on the statement and proposed uses of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Comments may be written or emailed to:
Director, BRAC PMO West
Attn. Mr. Ronald Bochenek
1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900
San Diego, CA 92108-4310
Comments must be received by Friday, May 6, 2011.
Students may now reserve study rooms which will be available beginning Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Please go to http://uchastings.edu/information/room-reservations.html to read the instructions on how to reserve the rooms. If you have questions, stop by the Student Information Center or e-mail email@example.com.