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DCLI Electronic Subscription Databases

In addition to LexisNexis and Westlaw, increasing numbers of the best loose-leaf services, treatises, journals, and other resources have been converted to online services. The Center for Legal Information subscribes to numerous electronic resources to provide Duquesne University School of Law Students and Faculty the most current legal research materials. These resources have been compiled into a convenient brochure. Use the below resources this summer to accomplish your online legal research. Each resource description in the brochure includes on-campus and off-campus user access information. The brochure has been distributed to all Duquesne School of Law students and faculty. Additional copies are available at the DCLI Service Center desk. These resource links are also available on the DCLI Legal Research Tools web page: http://www.duq.edu/law/library/databases.cfm

DCLI encourages School of Law students and faculty to utilize these powerful legal research resources. Please contact the following librarians with any questions, or to request one-on-one instruction on the use of these databases:

DCLI User Services Staff

Mr. Dittakavi Rao                      
Associate Director of DCLI
Room 121                           
412-396-5014                        
rao@duq.edu

Mr. Tsegaye Beru
Assistant Director for  Public Services
Room 123
412-396-4423
beru@duq.edu

Mr. Charles Sprowls
Circulation Systems & Reference Librarian
Room 215
412-396-1133
sprowlsc@duq.edu

HeinOnline

http://www.heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome

Students and Faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).

HeinOnline provides a number of search and browse features for over two hundred law reviews and the Federal Register, providing the exact page image of legal journals. Journal holdings typically begin from a journal's inception to its most current volume. Holdings information is included in SOLCAT for each title.

Infotrac

Students and Faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).

http://0-infotrac.galegroup.com.library.law.duq.edu/itweb/pitt61724?db=LT

LegalTrac offers indexing for over 800 major law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty law publications, bar association journals and thousands of law-related articles from general interest publications.  Titles with full-text holdings may be identified by searching SOLCAT by title.

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI offers Access to 600+ free CALI Lessons. Visit the following URL and use the below login information to access CALI both on and off-campus:

•  Logon to www.cali.org/register

•  Create a new username/password using the authorization code. You can obtain the authorization code by visiting the DCLI Service Center desk.

•  Get free access to 600+ CALI lessons in 32 legal subject areas!

•  Use relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learn in class.

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.

BNA Online

Duquesne University students and faculty have access to the Bureau of National Affairs' (BNA) collection of online, subscription-based, legal research databases.

BNA Online - Individual Title Access
A list of BNA Online titles is available through SOLCAT, the School of Law Catalog: http://library.law.duq.edu/. Select "TITLE" from the drop-down menu and enter "BNA Online" into the search engine. Press RETURN or Click "Go". To access on-campus, select any of the resulting 737 titles in the list and click on the accompanying URL. No authentication is necessary. Use the following login information to access BNA resources off-campus:

User Name: Your Name

Password: DU ID or Barcode Number

CCH Library - Intelliconnect

Many Commerce Clearing House (CCH) loose-leaf services have been converted to digital format. These products track, report, and explain their respective topic area. CCH Libraries are valuable research resources which provide the most up-to-date information.

CCH's Intelliconnect platform provides access to the following libraries:

  • Antitrust & Trade regulation
  • Business & Finance
  • China Law Express
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporation Law
  • Federal Securities
  • Health & Human Resources
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Omnitax
  • Health Law & Compliance
  • Kluwer Arbitration
  • Labor E-Library

To access CCH Intelliconnect, both on and off-campus, you must first create a login account.

  • From a computer in the DCLI library navigate to http://intelliconnect.cch.com
  • Select the "Click this link to create a User ID" link
  • Complete the required fields and select the "Submit" button.
  • Press the "Login In to CCH" button.

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.


Courtroom View Network (CVN Law School) features:

  • AudioCaseFiles - downloadable MP3 files of judicial opinions
  • CVN - watch real courtroom video
  • Video Training Library - video highlights with expert analysis to learn more about  certain stages of a trial or a specific trial skill

CVN is available to DU Law School students and faculty only.  To access: users must create a CVN account using their Duquesne email address.


Making of Modern Law

http://0-galenet.galegroup.com.library.law.duq.edu/servlet/MOML?locID=pitt61724

Making of Modern Law is a comprehensive full-text collection of over 21,000 legal works published during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. You can access Making of Modern Law from on-campus by visiting the above URL.Use the following login information to access Making of Modern law off-campus:

User Name: Your Name

Password: DU ID or Barcode Number

RIA Checkpoint Tax and Accounting Databases

DCLI subscribes to RIA Checkpoint, providing digital access to multiple resources that were previously available in print as loose-leaf services.

RIA Checkpoint is a source for tax and accounting research products. It combines popular RIA and WG&L titles into an integrated online service. Researchers have access to U.S. Tax Reporter, Federal Tax Coordinator 2d, RIA Citator 2d, and a variety of additional titles.

You can access RIA Checkpoint from on-campus by visiting the following URL http://www.duq.edu/law/library/databases.cfm abd scroll down to the RIA Checkpoint link. Visit the same link and use the below login information to access RIA Checkpoint from off-campus.

User Name: Your Name

Password: DU ID or Barcode Number

Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.

Westlaw China

http://0-www.westlawchina.com.library.law.duq.edu/index_en.html

WestLaw China is an easy to use resource to research law in the People's Republic of China. Access is restricted to DCLI patrons using one of the library's PC's, just visit the above URL, click on "Login", and then click on "I AGREE".

Palawlibrary.com

http://www.palawlibrary.com

Palawlibrary provides access to several key Pennsylvania legal research sources. Coverage includes Pennsylvania District & County Reports (1977-present), selected Pennsylvania county opinions not published in the D&C, Pennsylvania Law Weekly: Digests of Recent Opinions (1994-present), Philadelphia City Solicitor opinions, and Pennsylvania court rules. Please stop by the DCLI Service Center Desk for the User Name and Password, to access Palawlibrary.com, both on and off-campus.

Access restricted to Duquesne University law students and faculty.

Pennsylvania Legislative Services. Capitol Toolbox

http://www.ctbpls.com/www/pa/index1.htm

In-depth coverage of Pennsylvania legislative, regulatory and executive actions. Includes bill tracking, current Pennsylvania House and Senate calendars, voting records, and other current awareness services. Please stop by the DCLI Service Center Desk for the User Name and Password, to access Pennsylvania Legislative Services both on and off-campus.

Access restricted to Duquesne University law students and faculty.

Please contact the librarians with any questions or to request one-on-one instruction on the use of these databases.

CLE Reminder- Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law presentsForensic Fridays

Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls
Friday, Jan. 20
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

As the Penn State University scandal involving allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-up by university officials continues to unfold, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will be doing its part to shed light on the broader subject matter by convening a panel of experts to discuss the legal and ethical obligations of reporting suspicions of child abuse, as well as the criminal justice procedures and some of the common pitfalls involved in pursuing such allegations.

Please join Joan Mills and Sara Gluzman, respectively the manager and a forensic interviewer at A Child's Place at Mercy; Bruce Noel, intake manager for the Allegheny County Department of Children, Youth and Families; Soo Song, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; criminal defense attorney Charles R. LoPresti; Pittsburgh Police Detective Aprill Campbell; and State College, PA Police Detective Chris Weaver for this timely and informative full-day program.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for five (5) hours of Substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of Ethics CLE credit.

For more information or to register, please visit the Wecht Institute at www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu

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Latest Legal Link

Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.cornell.edu/

Cornell’s site is one of the most useful, free, and comprehensive sites for legal research. It provides links to primary and several secondary materials. The following are highlights of this site.

Wex: http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/

Wex is an online legal dictionary and encyclopedia. This collaborative resource is sponsored by Cornell’s Legal Information Institute, which promotes free, public accessible legal information to internet users.  The site offers an “All Pages” index containing links to hundreds of specific legal terms and topics. Term links consist of concise legal definitions and topic links provide descriptive encyclopedia-like overviews. The site explains “Wex entries are collaboratively created and edited by legal experts.” Users can browse through the extensive list of terms and topics, or use the simple search engine available near the top-right of the page

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation: http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/

The Introduction to Basic Legal Citation site is another useful resource offered via Cornell’s Legal Information Institute. This site provides law students a primer for using the two main legal citation manuals: The Bluebook and ALWD Citation manual. The site’s introduction page explains “it aims to identify the more important points on which there is divergence between the rules set out in the two manuals and evolving usage reflected in legal memoranda and briefs prepared by practicing lawyers.”