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.
Please see the introduction to the Center for Legal Information Power Point presentation by Prof. Frank Y. Liu, Director and Professor of Law:
Legal Research YouTube Presentations for the LRW First Lesson
Tour of the Law Library (DCLI): http://youtu.be/s3McE7cjFpE
Bloomberg Law: http://youtu.be/19wvvgMlF6g
Lexis Advance: http://youtu.be/cfGSKMAvI0Q
Legal Research YouTube Presentations for the LRW Second Lesson
Bloomberg Law: http://youtu.be/65jXFSgj03E
Lexis Advance: http://youtu.be/Pt0-2pFmEhc
Updated eReserves Brochure now available online
DCLI maintains a collection of electronic course reserve materials. The Center offers an online eReserve guide. The brochure summarizes everything you'll need to know about eReserves in an easy-to-understand question and answer format. eReserves Brochure
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.
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, eReserves, Legal Research Help, E-Reference, and Online Research Resources. Please visit the following link to access a printable PDF version of the 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