Monday, September 21, 2009

InfoBrief: Research Beyond Lexis, Westlaw, and Google

One of the special services offered by your librarian liaison is research instruction for your students in the classroom.  If your students are writing major papers in your course, now is a good time to introduce them to the legal resources they need in order to research and write that paper. We regularly teach research in courses on immigration, human rights, legal narratives, corporate governance, feminist jurisprudence, and many more.
Contact your liaison today and set up a time to talk about what materials your students need to learn more about.  The librarian will have some new ideas for you, too, with the many electronic resources to which we subscribe. The research instruction can be supplemented with links made on your course Blackboard site.
We are eager to help your students at the point of need and to make sure they can research beyond Lexis, Westlaw, and Google.
Pat Court
Associate Law Librarian

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

InfoBrief: Library Liaisons

The Law Library has as its highest priority the support of your scholarship and classroom teaching.  A Research Attorney, with a J.D. and an advanced degree in information science, is assigned to be your liaison for any information questions and projects you have.  This is a special library service for tenured and tenure-track faculty at Cornell Law School. Click here for the list, to see who your liaison is.
Your liaison will work with you on any of your information needs for your research and scholarship.  For courses where students write major papers, your liaison will offer to present a workshop for the class on the resources and strategies needed to do the research.  We can train your research assistants and your administrative assistant, helping them to retrieve information for you.  We will also help you keep up-to-date with a variety of current awareness tools that can automatically bring you the latest news, blogs, articles, books, and more in your field.
Other faculty, clinics, projects, and offices in the Law School work with specific Research Attorneys who provide Outreach Services.  That list for this fall will be distributed soon.
Look for your liaison to be in contact with you soon.  Let us know how we can help you.  Best wishes for a productive academic year!
Pat Court
Associate Law Librarian