Monthly Archives: November 2013

California Digital Newspaper Collection

California Digital Newspaper Collection

A freely Accessible Digital Repository of historical California Newspapers published 1846-1922, as well as issues of several current California newspapers. Search the collections by keyword, or browse by title or date. A calendar showing available issues can be found by selecting the Search Newspapers button on the left, and then selecting Titles from the menu bar. Created and maintained by the University of California, Riverside Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research. 

Spring 2014 Advanced Legal Research Courses

According to a 2012 LexisNexis survey of new attorneys, half of the attorneys surveyed think that legal research needs to be a larger part of the law school curriculum. Take advantage of what U.C. Hastings has to offer!  Enroll in one of two advanced legal research courses offered this spring:

California Legal Research (2 units): Wednesdays, 1:10-3:20 PM

Advanced Legal Research & Analysis (3 units): Mondays, 4:40 – 8:00 PM

Don’t be the new associate who racks up $20,000 in Westlaw charges during the first week on the job!  Learn the skills you’ll need now!

Jump start your exam review period with Study Aids

Study aids are an excellent tool to review legal subjects, and may include outlines, practice questions, charts and other useful review tools.  As the final exams approach, you may want to check out our Study Aids Guide . The guide lists study aids available at the UC Hastings library by legal topic. Many study aids are kept at the 4th floor Circulation Desk reserves area, and can be checked out for two hours (or, in some cases, 24 hours).

November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out these resources for Native American Law:

UC Hastings American Indian Research Guide lists primary and secondary resources available in the UC Hastings library.

Scout Report : Native American resources lists many website with information for American Indian Research.

Cornel LII: American Indian Law provides summaries of the law and important primary and secondary resources.

The National American Indian Library provides primary law, news bulletins, and topic-based research.

Collection Highlight: Family Law Databases

Get your research started with the Family Law Subject Guide, by Hilary Hardcastle, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere.

Databases at UC Hastings

Forms & checklists – Family law library (LoisLaw)
Forms and checklists on LoisLaw related to Family Law, including forms for drafting prenuptial agreements, valuation strategies in divorce, and interpretation and application of child support guidelines.

California marital settlement and other family law agreements (CEB OnLAW)
A treatise teaching lawyers to develop and drafting family law agreements, including marital agreements, child and spousal support, property settlements. Includes forms.

HeinOnline journals
Full-text access to legal journals on HeinOnline:

Child and Family Law Quarterly
Children’s Legal Rights Journal
Family Advocate
Family Law Newsletter
Family Law Quarterly
Journal of Law & Family Studies
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Juvenile and Family Court Journal

San Francisco Public Library Resources
Available to San Francisco Public Library cardholders.

Below are some helpful databases:

California Legal Forms | (Gale)
Thousands of printable legal forms specific to California.

Contemporary Womens Issues – CWI
Women’s studies literature from journals, newsletters, and reports.

GenderWatch | (Proquest)
Full text periodicals and other publications on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas.

LGBT Life | (Ebsco)
Full text and abstracts of articles from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender periodicals and monographs.

Free Databases

Google Books: Family Law
Free text of books scanned by Google. May contain either the entire text of the book, or sample pages to assist you to determine a book’s content.

World Catalog: Family Law Books
Click a books’ record and enter your zip code to find nearby libraries that hold the book. For specific topics, enter keywords in the basic search field.