Monthly Archives: August 2007

NewCal Copy Services

The Newcal Copy Center, located in the 200 building in room 445, provides reprographic services ranging from full-service copying, resumes, and faxing. Copy and print cards may be purchased at the Copy Center or at one of our convenient card vending machines located in the Research Alcove – 200 McAllister, 4th Floor, and in the Gold Reading Room – 198 McAllister, 3rd Floor. They also provide post-structuralist/deconstruction, semiotic, and hermeneutical services upon request.

E-Learning from Westlaw

West eLearning Center has free web-based modular courses with short lessons (4-10 minutes) to help you become a more efficient researcher. West eLearning allows you to learn at your own pace, on your own schedule and to track your progress online. If you need a refresher, try the Westlaw Fundamentals course: this series of short lessons teaches you the basics so that you can get right to work!

Finding Full-Text Journals and Law Reviews

Use HeinOnline to find .pdf versions of 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Link to it from the Library’s Subscription Database page.
Besides the Law Journal Library, HeinOnline carries the:
• Federal Register vols 1-72, 1936-current
• US Reports, 1754-2003 and US Reports Slip Opinions, 2002-To date
• Treaty collections: TIAS 11060-12734, UST vols 1-35 [1950-1984], ILM vols 1-45 [1962-2006], and also Bevans, Malloy, Miller, and KAV.
• Phillip C. Jessup Library
• U.S. Attorney General Opinions
• U.S. Presidential Documents
• U.S. Statutes at Large

Attention 2Ls and 3Ls

To all 2Ls and 3Ls who have never borrowed an item from the Library: Stop by the Circulation or Reference Desks in the Library and let us turn your Hastings ID into your library borrowing card, the process takes about a minute. Once completed, you will be able to check your library record online, and you will have access to electronic resources from off-campus.

The Evasive 6th Floor

The Hastings Law Library is on floors 4, 5, and 6 of 200 McAllister. You can only reach the upper floors once you’re inside the Library. There are two inner elevators near the foot of the grand stairway.
The 5th floor has most of the bound law journals, library staff offices, and call numbers A – KF6075 (ending with KF6075 .H65 2006 Holocaust Restitution : perspectives on the litigation and its legacy).
The 6th floor has government documents, some professors’ offices, special collections, the faculty library, and call numbers KF6200 – Z (the last book being ZA5075 .N682 The United States Government Internet Manual).
All three floors of the library have study rooms, copy machines and restrooms.

Adam Engelhart’s Field Guide

What does American Jurisprudence look like? Why would I ever want to read an ALR? These answers and more can be found by taking a look at Adam Engelhart’s fantastic photographic field guide to the law library. A Hastings 3L, Adam posted pictures of all of the “principal legal reference works for 1Ls in the Hastings library, along with short descriptions and Bluebook citation rules.”