New Electronic Resources Enhance Library Offerings

September 15, 2004

The Law Library continues to select and license significant electronic resources. Many electronic resources can be used by all library patrons, whether in the law building or remotely, but others can only be accessed while in the law building. Three important resources have been licensed recently, all for use in the building only.

In early 2004, HeinOnline, an award-winning full-text database from William S. Hein Company, became available to the law school. It contains full-text of almost 600 law journals, plus the Federal Register, all U.S. treaties and agreements, and every published U.S. Supreme Court decision. HeinOnline adds new contents and titles regularly, and plans to add two new sub-libraries, the Legal Classics Library and the Presidential Library, in the next months.

The Law Library started a subscription to RIA Checkpoint, one of the premier online resources for U.S. tax laws and related materials, during the summer of 2004. This database provides full text of the Federal Tax Coordinator, U S Tax Reporter, Federal and state primary tax sources, and selected tax treatises.

The Law Library also provides an easy-to-use tool for finding all journals available in its collection. You can access the Journal Locator from both the Law Library web site and the LAWPAC home page. The Locator can be used to find the Library's journals holdings in all formats, including print, online and microform. Please give it a try, and let us know how you like it.