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New Resource: Wolters Kluwer Online Study Aids Library

The WK Online Study Aids Library is available to Villanova Law school students, faculty, and staff and requires your VU login for access. The Study Aids library provides full-text, online ebook access to Wolters Kluwer materials. Create a personal account once on the site to make notes, bookmark sections, highlight text etc. The WK Online Library offers many different study aids including: Casenote Legal Briefs, Emanuel CrunchTime and Law Outlines, Examples & Explanations, Glannon Guides, the Inside Series and many more. For help getting started, see the user guides on the Study Aids libguide.

 

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Spring 2021 Library Announcements

 

The 2020 - 2021 academic year may look different from years past, with more social distancing and less in-person contact but your Law Librarians are here for you and available for research consults via phone, email or Zoom session weekdays from 9 AM - 5PM (or email for evening or weekend assistance). Students may contact their legal research instructor directly, email reference@law.villanova.edu or stop by the Circulation Desk. Faculty should contact their Library Liaison for assistance. 

Our online resources like the Research Guides and Law Databases (including CALI lessons) are always open and available 24/7! You can also search across our online materials (as well as those in Falvey Library's collections) using our Search.Law catalog search.

REMINDERS:

  • Our Law Library Book Concierge Service personal book retrieval service for members of the law school community is continuing this semester. New expanded checkout procedures include retrieval of the book, checkout and self-service pickup 24/7 on the first floor of the law library. QR codes/links to the request form are posted throughout the library too. 

  • Items from our Study Aids section have been moved backed to their spot on the first flloor near the Circulation/Referene Desks. The most recent copy of each study guide is still kept on Reserve so request these using the Concierge Service form or ask for them at the Circulation Desk. All items on Reserve may now be checked out for one week. 

 

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  • Civil Rights and Social Justice Collection:
    Includes publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, legislative histories on landmark legislation, briefs from relevant U.S. Supreme Court cases, and other documents covering civil rights in the United States.

  • COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present:  This database includes information on past pandemics as well as the COVID-19 crisis. It includes federal government reports, hearings, and more. Content that is COVID-19 specific is organized into specific areas of focus: Economic Impact, Global Impact, Health Care Impact, and Societal Impact, with a separate subcollection exclusive to Past Pandemics.

  • Executive Privilege: This database includes primary materials from all three branches of government as well as secondary sources exploring the use of executive privilege in the past through today.

  • History of Supreme Court Nominations: This collection features the full text of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Use the Browse by Justice option to link directly to relevant content, articles, and bibliography as applicable to each justice.
  • UNC Press Law Publications: Provides access to more than 400 titles from this publisher, browseable by title, subject, date or author. Titles offer historical and current coverage of a range of social justice issues including racial injustice, civil rights and immigration as well as biographies of influential laweyrs, judges and social reformers, 
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