Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook

The Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook is now available for purchase. Duquesne University law students and paralegal students receive a special price of $47.88. That is half-off the regular price of $94.37 offered to the public. The Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook can be purchased from the Allegheny County Law Library, which is located on the 9th floor of the City-County Building:

Allegheny County Law Library
921 City-County Building
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

DCLI Public Computer Services

Users of the Center can find computers on all three floors, in the open areas, or the computer labs. All computers run Windows XP operating system, with standard applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Corel WordPerfect) installed. All of the computers also have CALI Lessons installed. Additional software (Adobe Acrobat, Transmedia Objections!) is installed on the computers in the PC Lab on the 1st floor.

The Center provides a large number of high-speed laser printers (usually one printer to four computers) and our students have the privilege to print and collect their documents almost immediately. The school currently does not charge for printing (many schools do), but the number of printed pages is carefully tracked for future decisions. We asks our students to use the printers as needed, but not to abuse them.

All of the computers have floppy disk drives, and most of them have CD-Writers installed. Computers in the carrousels on the second and first floor have 250MB ZIP drives, while computers in the PC Lab on the 1st floor have 100MB ZIP drives installed.

Upcoming Event: Making Sense of the Sixties

A National Symposium on the Assassinations and Political Legacies of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy

This event is presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and The Duquesne University School of Law. An event synopsis and important information regarding the symposium speakers, schedule, and registration can be found at the following Making Sense of the Sixties web site: http://www.duq.edu/makingsense

Oct. 3-5, 2008
Power Center Ballroom
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

Please contact wechtinstitute@duq.edu for more information

DCLI Quiet Study Area Policy

Please remember that DCLI strives to maintain a quiet study atmosphere for all students. This includes no cell phone usage or loud talking. Additional DCLI policy information can be found at the following link: http://www.duq.edu/law/library/dcli_policies.htm

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Lexis Web


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Lexis® Web is a legal-specific search engine that serves up free Web content only from legal sites validated by LexisNexis® attorney editors. It offers the LexisNexis legal topic taxonomy and narrows the tools valued by LexisNexis customers for reducing research time. It is unlike other search engines where researchers can get free searching but spend untold hours finding results relevant to their assignment.

Lexis Web is for legal researchers who need to find all relevant sources-be it on the Web or on paid online services.

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