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Professor Rooksby's Recent JAMA Article

Professor Rooksby's article was cited this March in JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association in an article written by professors at Harvard. Please visit the below link to view the full-text of the article:

What is the Public's Right to Access Medical Discoveries Based on Federally Funded Research?

Continuing and Graduating Law Student Access to Major Legal Databases

Need access to the major legal databases (BLaw, LexisAdvance, WestlawNext) during the summer and after graduation? Check out the summer database access page to find out more. Do not delay as some databases require you to take action prior to graduation.

Reminder: DCLI Summer Hours

DCLI will be open for SUMMER HOURS according to the following schedule. Please visit the Center's hours page for more information regarding hours of operation.

(Pre-Bar) Thursday, May 15 - Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, July 4

CLOSED (Independence Day)

DCLI Summer Research and Reference Assistance

The DCLI/ACLL staff would like to wish all Duquesne University law students an enjoyable summer break. In the meantime, don't forget to contact us with any reference needs, or submit a question via our eReference service. Also, visit the library web site to access important updates and legal research resources:


Latest Legal Link

General Code


General Code is a great resource, allowing the user to find out which local government materials are available electronically. Users should scroll over the "Electronic Codes" navigational link near the top of the homepage, and select "Online eCode 360 Library". The site provides an index of municipal codes on the internet, organized by state. Next, the site will provide a list of links in alphabetical order by municipality, township, or borough. For example, if you click, "Pennsylvania", then "Baldwin Borough", you'll access the full-text, electronic, municipal code for that borough. General Code is a very nice digitized compilation of all available electronic codes. If an electronic version of a certain municipal code doesn't exist, then it cannot be found on this site. A comparable web site exists in the form of Municode, http://www.municode.com/. Visitors can gain access to municipal code by clicking on "Browse the Library", located near the center of the homepage. The site provides a map, from which you can choose the desired state. For example, click, on Pennsylvania, then choose "Pittsburgh", and finally click on "Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances", which provides free, full-text access to the city's ordinances. Both General Code and Municode are two excellent compilations of free municipal law on the internet.