Monthly Archives: January 2010

Online Access to Oxford Journals Now Available

The library now has electronic access to over 200 Oxford Journals. In addition to the law journals, we have access to Oxford Journal collections in the life sciences, mathematics and physical sciences, medicine, social sciences, and humanities. The collection includes full-text coverage from 1996 to the current issue.
Go to http://hopac.uchastings.edu:80/record=e100065~S0 and click on “View additional items” at the bottom of the screen to see all the journals that are available. You can sign up to receive emails with the Table of Contents of forthcoming issues.
Contact a reference librarian if you have questions or would like help signing up for e-Tables of Contents.

Case Law Now Available on Google Scholar

On November 16th, 2009, via a cryptic message on Twitter from Product Manager Rick Klau, Google announced that they will now provide case law free on the internet though Google Scholar
Here are the details of the available opinions:
Search and read opinions for:
US state appellate and supreme court cases since 1950
US federal district, appellate, tax and bankruptcy courts since 1923
US Supreme Court cases since 1791
“Internet for Lawyers” has a thorough examination of the new service and links to blogs and resources with additional information.
Google Scholar has indexed law review articles on Heinonline since 2008 and now, with the inclusion of full text opinions, Google Scholar is a much richer legal research resource. Just remember to read the fine print: ” Legal opinions in Google Scholar are provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed lawyer. Google does not warrant that the information is complete or accurate.”