Category Archives: Research Tips

Welcome Class of 2018!

Welcome to UC Hastings! The Law Library staff is eager to help you make your law school experience a success. Please feel free to drop by the Reference Desk anytime we’re open – we’re happy to answer all your questions concerning library resources and legal research. Please stop by if you’re having any difficulties with your LW&R assignments. We can point you to the right resources and show you how to use them.
When you get a chance, check out the First Year Legal Research Resources page on the library’s website. And the Research Tutorials page is also a great place to help with your research.

We look forward to meeting you all!

– The Library Staff at UC Hastings

Free & Alt resources; Precision Searching (LRC)

Learn in-depth legal research with our library research certificate program! Classes are held on Tuesdays at noon. Check Blackboard for the full list of classes with days, times and location, and find program information at http://library.uchastings.edu/services/certificate.php

Classes left for the Spring term:
– Free and alternative resources (3/17)
– Conducting precision searching (3/24)

Legal Research Certificate classes

Learn in-depth legal research with our library research certificate program! Classes are held on Tuesdays at noon. Classes left this term are: Administrative law; Free and alternative resources; Conducting precision searching.

Check Blackboard for the full list of classes with days, times and location, and find program information at http://library.uchastings.edu/services/certificate.php

Collection Highlight: Animal Law Databases

Get your research started with the Animal LAW Subject Guide, for print and online resources available at UC Hastings and elsewhere:

http://librarysource.uchastings.edu/sp/subjects/guide.php?subject=animal-law

Databases at UC Hastings: http://librarysource.uchastings.edu/sp/subjects/databases.php

HeinOnline Law Journals: Animal Law Articles

Full-text access to more than 1,500 law journals.

Environmental Law Reporter
A tool to search laws about the environment, natural resources, energy, health and safety, and land use, containing original source documents, editorial summaries, and expert analysis. Includes news and analysis, updates, litigation, and laws and regulations, among other items.

Databases at the San Francisco Public Library

Available to San Francisco Public Library cardholders. http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000028601

JSTOR
Full-text access to over 1,000 academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs. Available through the SFPL with an SFPL library card.

Free Databases

Suggested keywords: Animal Experimentation; Animal Law and legislation; Animal welfare; Animal Rights; Dog Law; Domestic animal Law; Endangered Species; Wildlife

Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches multiple academic databases simultaneously.  Search results include a citator to rank the influence of each article.

Google Books

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

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

Crash Course on Legal Research class today! 5/14, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Classroom K (198 Building)

 Please RSVP to libref@uchastings.edu by 4 pm today (Wednesday, May 14.)

Have a summer job? Need to brush up on your legal research skills?  The UC Hastings Law Library is offering a Crash Course on Legal Research focused on the practical skills you’ll need to get started on your first assignment. Come by after work on Wednesday, May 14, for pizza and expert advice.

1Ls, 2Ls, and graduates welcome. 

May 14, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Classroom K of the 198 Building.