Amicus Briefs - News from the Alexander Campbell King Law Library  
October 2006
 
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Supreme Court Records and Briefs
by Carol Watson

On the first Monday of October, the U.S. Supreme Court opened its current term. In honor of this event, we'd like to highlight one of our recently acquired electronic resources - Thomson-Gale's Supreme Court Records and Briefs.     

Containing nearly 11 million pages of records and briefs brought before the U.S. Supreme Court in the period 1832-1978, this product provides an essential primary source tool for the study of all aspects of American history as well as the U.S. judicial system

This collection concentrates on the history of the Supreme Court from the final years of the court's fourth chief justice, John Marshall, through the first ten years of the court's 15th chief justice, Warren Earl Burger.

By presenting the background and context of the cases presented to the high court, U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs contains essential primary source material on major legal  topics such as the interpretation of the constitution, judicial review, states' rights, slavery, government's role in war, free enterprise, civil liberties, intellectual property and  the evolving nature of race, gender, faith and identity.

Famous cases and topics are at your fingertips. From the briefs and transcripts in Plessy v. Ferguson to the famous "Brandeis Brief" in Muller v. Oregon to the many briefs in Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade, U.S. v. Nixon, and all other groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

A link to U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs may be found on our Research Resources page, http://www.law.uga.edu/library/research/index.html.  Feel free to contact a reference librarian for questions regarding this digital library or with any of our print or online offerings.
 

MOML, MOMW, ECCO & CQEL: An Overview of New Library Research Resources

MOML, MOMW, ECCO & CQEL?  Do you think these are the names of bands playing at the 40 Watt Club this weekend?  If so, join us for a half-hour presentation on some of the newest library research resources. The new full-text resources provide access to  historical legal materials as well as current congressional and other U.S. government materials. Feel free to bring your brown bag lunch and we'll provide sweet treats for your dessert!

The second of this year's Searching Skills Seminar Series for Law Students is:

Friday, October 20, 2006

12:30 p.m.

Classroom J

Presented by Carol A. Watson, Associate Director for Information Technology


But Can I Get It at the Law Library?
by Wendy Moore

When you are searching many databases in GALILEO, you can now quickly link to the Law Library catalog, GAVEL.  This makes it easier to know if you can get the research material you need at the Law Library.  The linking feature is available in many of the GALILEO databases, including the Index to Legal Periodicals, Academic Search Premier, Web of Knowledge, and PsycINFO.

Just click on the "Find It @ UGA" button and then on the link to The UGA Law Library may own this item in print. Check in GAVEL.

Law Library Maps Now Online!

If you want to know just where on the third floor of the Annex the item with call number KJE10 .M33 is or where the Georgia materials are in the Basement, take a look at our online maps at http://www.law.uga.edu/library/libraryinfo/maps/index.html. This page also provides useful links to driving directions to the Law School as well as parking information and other UGA maps.

Law Library Hours


The Law Library's regular hours are:
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Friday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sunday 8 a.m. - Midnight

View the Law Library's hours for the entire semester at http://www.law.uga.edu/library/hours.html.



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