Important DCLI Subscription Databases
DCLI's Legal Research Tools page offers links to numerous online subscription research databases. A hardcopy version of the Electronic Subscription Databases brochure, including access instructions and passwords, is available at the DCLI Service Center Desk. Many students, including First-Year Legal Research & Writing students, will find HeinOnline and LegalTrac particularly useful.
Students and faculty can access HeinOnline from home or in DCLI. Accessing HeinOnline from DCLI does not require authentication. You can access HeinOnline from off-campus by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).
HeinOnline includes 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.
Students and faculty can access InfoTrac from home or in DCLI. Accessing InfoTrac from DCLI does not require authentication. You can access InfoTrac from off-campus by logging in with your name (For example Jane Doe) and Duquesne University ID barcode number (16 digit number on ID card).
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. Note: When you are finished searching, please logout as there are a limited number of simultaneous users permitted.
DCLI web page for First-Year Students
The 1L page provides critical information regarding the Legal Research and Writing course. Students will find links to advance readings, maps of the Center, links to DCLI service brochures, and additional information for 1L Legal Research and Writing students. Click on the following link to visit the 1L page:
DCLI New Acquisitions List Now Available
Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL.
The following link provides a selection of recently cataloged materials for the Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library. It includes new arrivals, in alphabetical order by subject heading. Additional details include title, call number, location, and a link to the item's SOLCAT record. If you wish to borrow circulating materials, please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.
The July 2013 New Acquisitions Lists are now available at the following link:
DCLI Rgular Hours of Operation
DCLI will be open for REGULAR HOURS according to the following schedule. Please visit the Center's hours page for more information regarding hours of operation.
Fall 2013 Regular Hours
ALLEGHENY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY CLE SCHEDULE AUGUST 2013
THE LIBRARY IS AN APPROVED PROVIDER OF CLE COURSES BYSUPREME COURT CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BOARD
August 26: Internet: Case Law Research (S)1 cr. 12:00-1:00 p.m.
August 27: Internet: Statutory Law Research (S)1 cr. 12:00-1:00 p.m.
August 28: Internet Administrative Law Research (S) 1 cr. 12:00-1:00 p.m.
August 28: Pennsylvania Legal Research (S) 3 cr. 1:15-4:15 p.m.
August 29: Researching Legal Ethics (E) 1 cr. 12:00-1:00 p.m.
August 30: Researching Secondary Sources (S) 1 cr. 12:00-1:00 p.m.
TO SIGN UP: PLEASE CONTACT: MARLENE VATTER, 412.396.6188; email@example.com
Walk-ins are always available to attend
(S) Substantive Law Credit; (E) Ethics Law Credit
COSTS: 3 credit class: $50 if a library cardholder; $60 if a non-library cardholder
1 credit class: $25 if a library cardholder; $35 if a non-library cardholder
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE IN THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY LAW LIBRARY
For further details: Call Dr. Joel Fishman, at 412.350.5353; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Latest Legal Link
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