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Welcome First-Year Law Students

Welcome to Duquesne University Center for Legal Information's web page for First-Year (1L) Legal Research & Writing Students. This service provides you with critical information regarding the Legal Research and Writing course. Students will find links to maps of the Center, DCLI service brochures, and additional information for 1L Legal Research and Writing students. Additional information can be found on the Duquesne University Center for Legal Information homepage: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library

Presentations for First Year Students

DCLI is your one-stop location for all legal information needs. You can access our digital resources from anywhere in the world, including via use of mobile phones. Our web site is: http://www.duq.edu/academics/schools/law/law-library. It provides comprehensive and exhaustive legal information resources and links including our own School of Law Catalog (SOCAT). A weekly E-newsletter: DuqLawWire is sent to your personal email address to keep you informed of the latest developments in legal information at DCLI and around the world.

Legal Research YouTube Presentations for the LRW First Lesson

Tour of the Law Library (DCLI): http://youtu.be/s3McE7cjFpE

WestlawNext: http://youtu.be/FPJeqbngENo

Bloomberg Law: http://youtu.be/19wvvgMlF6g

Lexis Advance: http://youtu.be/cfGSKMAvI0Q

Legal Research YouTube Presentations for the LRW Second Lesson

 WestlawNext: http://youtu.be/YHog8qy92Vo

Bloomberg Law: http://youtu.be/65jXFSgj03E

Lexis Advance: http://youtu.be/Pt0-2pFmEhc

Legal Research YouTube Presentation for the Third Lesson

WestlawNext/Lexis Advance/Bloomberg Law: http://youtu.be/KrSQCnyYHXM

Maps of the Center for Legal Information (DCLI)

The following links to maps of each floor of DCLI will provide not only orientation of the facilities, but also a valuable guide for locating resource titles. The entrance to DCLI is located on the Second Floor, or "top" floor. The First Floor is the "middle" floor of DCLI, and the Ground Floor is the "bottom" floor.

DCLI Second Floor

DCLI First Floor

DCLI First Floor (Federal Materials)

DCLI Ground Floor

Directory of Services Brochure

The Center offers an online "Directory of Services" brochure. The brochure summarizes services and facilities information for both the Duquesne Center for Legal Information (DCLI) and the Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL). Students will find useful information regarding hours of operation, staff directory, DCLI/ACLL Web site, SOLCAT, Borrowing Materials, Course Reserves, Legal Research Help, E-Reference, and Online Research Resources. Please visit the following link to access a printable PDF version of the brochure.

Directory of Services Brochure

SOLCAT now available on Mobile Phones

Do you want to access SOLCAT, the library catalog, from your mobile phone? You can using Worldcat.org! Guide for accessing SOLCAT from your mobile phone.

DuqNet Wireless Overview

The Duquesne University School of Law provides wireless network access to all law students. DuqNet uses WPA2 Enterprise encryption. This encryption is very secure and is the recommended security for business and other large wireless networks. Most laptop models from the last two years are compatible with this standard. Students will be required to have previously initialized their Multipass credentials in order to connect. Students will need to follow the wireless set-up guides provided on the Wireless Network page. Wireless Network Information