Monthly Archives: April 2009

Reserving Study Rooms During Exams

Between Wednesday, April 22nd, and Thursday, May 14th, student groups of three or more may reserve study rooms in the Library for 2-hour time slots. Reservation request forms are available in the Student Information Center. Remember, eating and drinking (except bottled water and coffee in closed containers) in the study rooms is not permitted. Please help keep the Library clean!

New Database of Transnational Commercial Law

The Center for Transnational Law at Cologne University has just launched TransLex, an online research and codification platform for transnational commercial law. Access to the database is free. The website has four sections that are designed to assist students and scholars in their research in the area of international business law: (1) TransLex-Principles – a list of more than 120 principles of transnational law; (2) TransLex-Bibliography – the most comprehensive bibliography on transnational law on the internet; (3) TransLex-Materials – a collection of texts of international conventions, model laws, restatements, domestic statutes, soft law instruments and many other materials; and (4) TransLex-Links – a collection of selected links which are relevant to research in transnational law and international business law.

Summer Library Jobs for Hastings Students

The Hastings Law Library is looking to hire currently enrolled Hastings students as Library Assistants this summer. Work-Study is preferred, but not essential, and the pay rate is $11.19 per hour. Applications for all positions are available at the Circulation Desk.
Circulation Department:
The Circulation Department of the Law Library is accepting applications from second- and third-year students to staff the Circulation Desk. Flexible schedules. Work-Study preferred, but not required. $11.19 per hour. Applications are available here or at the Circulation Desk. For additional information, contact Tony Pelczynski.
Computer Lab: The Computer Lab is currently accepting applications for Student Assistants for the Summer and 2009-2010 school year. Work-Study preferred, but not required. $11.19/hr. To apply, contact Charles Cotner.
Technical Services Department: The Technical Services Department of the Law Library is accepting applications for Student Assistants. Work-Study preferred, but not required. Flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri., $11.19/hr. To apply, contact Kaia Olatunde at (415) 565-4757. Applications are available at the Library Circulation Desk or by contacting Kaia Olatunde.
Micrographics Department is also accepting applications for summer student assistants. Flexible hours, $11.19 per hour. To apply, contact Chuck Marcus.

ProQuest Health and Medical Complete

The Hastings Law Library has a new online subscription to ProQuest Health and Medical Complete. This resource “…provides coverage from leading health journals and essential titles in key medical specialties. It is designed to serve a wide range of people who need health information–from hospital administrators to medical professionals.” It is available on the pull down menus on our home page or our Electronic Reourses Page
Here are some search tips for all our our Proquest Databases:

The “advanced search” option allows you to by subject or just in the title or abstract of an article.
“Quotation marks” will search for an exact title match.
All words typed in the search box are joined by “AND ”
The symbol * is used as a truncation character; it will find all forms of a word.
For example, searching for gene* will find “genes”, “genetic”, “genetics”, etc.
You can also use ghe symbol ? to replace any single character, either inside the word or the right end of the word.
For example, searching for “wom?n” will find “woman” and “women.”

New Online Treaties Index!

The Flare Index to Treaties hosted by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, contains details of over 1,500 of the most significant multilateral treaties concluded from 1856 to the present. It is searchable by keywords drawn from the official, popular and alternative
titles which have been used for each treaty; additional keywords relevant to the subject matter or organisations associated with the treaty; the date on which the treaty was concluded either precisely or just the year; or the place where the treaty was concluded.
The entry for each treaty in the database includes where the full text of the treaty can be found in printed
publications, links to where the text is available on the internet, the official languages used for the text of the treaty, and the name of the state or international organisation acting as depository for the treaty.