Monthly Archives: August 2011

Library Hours for Fall 2011 Semester

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.

6th Floor Library Renovation Complete

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.

New Federal Legislative History Database

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.

Encore! Encore!

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.