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Faculty Services: Resources

Resources

The library catalog can be accessed here

  • It searches print & electronic resources (except Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg Law) held by the Law Library & UI Library
  • It can be filtered by a variety of criteria, including location & resource type
  • Contact Anna Blaine (208-885-2161) for assistance in using the catalog or to receive a tutorial
  • To access resources not listed in the catalog, see Resource Sharing
  • To recommend a title for Law Library purchase, see Suggest a Title

 

Stacy Etheredge, Law Library Director

The Law Library's Reserves provide students with access to print & digital textbooks, study aids, exam archives, & class recordings via UI SSO.

  • E-Reserves: Discover course materials by course or instructor name:
    • Faculty may request class recordings, old course exams, etc. be placed on e-reserve (or removed) by emailing Evan Lantzy. Copyright restrictions apply and student permission is required to post exams.
  • To place a physical item on reserve*:

*Barring special circumstances, this is unnecessary for your course's required text; we automatically place those on reserve by policy.

 

          Evan Lantzy, Circulation Supervisor

The Law Library offers access to a variety of electronic databases & resources, many of which are subscription only, e.g. Hein Online, Wall Street Journal.

  • If off-campus, you may need to authenticate using your UI credentials
  • Some databases are restricted by the license agreement to on-campus use 
  • See A-Z Databases for an alphabetical listing
  • Contact Anna Blaine (208-885-2161) with questions

You can also access a wide variety of research databases through the UI Library, e.g. JSTOR, science & medical databases, other comprehensive scholarly databases, & a variety of newspapers. 

 All faculty can create Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg Law* accounts. Contact Sam Williams (208-364-4554) for authorization codes. 

  • Technical questions are best addressed to the vendors' support personnel:
    • Westaw: 1-800-486-4876
    • Lexis: 1-800-455-3947
    • Bloomberg Law: 1-888-560-2529
  • For assistance conducting research on these platforms, see Research Support

*Bloomberg Law tends to be overlooked but the Law Library highly recommends setting up an account. In addition to extensive primary materials, it also provides access to:

  • Exclusive secondary materials (e.g., BNA publications)
  • Docket reports that are not as extensive as PACER's but easier to use

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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