Monday, January 28, 2008

New Database: Constitutions of the United States

The Law Library has recently added the new database Constitutions of the United States: National and State to its subscription list. Like its companion services Constitutions of the Countries of the World and Constitutions of the Dependencies & Territories of the World, this database provides the text of current as well as historical constitutions.

Access all three "Constitutions" databases from the Legal Databases and Links page.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fite Room Class Sessions Jan. 28-Feb. 1

During the week of January 28, the reference librarians will be using the Fite Room computer lab (Law School Annex Room 110) for LARW class sessions. Classes will be conducted at the following times:

  • Monday, January 28: 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 29: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 30: 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 31: 8:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. / 12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
  • Friday, February 1: 9:55 a.m. -10:55 a.m.
During these class sessions, you may wish to seek alternative locations for printing and photocopying. There is a networked printer and a photocopier in the Library Annex Reading Room, and additional printers on each floor of the Law School. See the Computing Services page of Printer Locations for instructions on how to add these printers to your laptop.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

LexisNexis Errors in Firefox

Recently, users of the Mozilla Firefox browser may have experienced login errors when attempting to access the Law School's subscription to LexisNexis ( These server errors occur only with the LexisNexis Law School site, and do not affect other non-academic entry points into LexisNexis (such as

LexisNexis technical staff are aware of the problem, and are working to resolve it. In the meantime, users of Mozilla Firefox are encouraged to access LexisNexis through Internet Explorer. (You may also access the non-Law School interfaces, such as, in Firefox, although students will not receive Rewards Points or other school-specific information when using these interfaces.)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Visit the Law Library on Facebook

Facebook just got a little more D.U.L.L.! The Duke University Law Library is experimenting with a library page on Facebook for quick access to top library resources, hours, and contact information. You can even search the Libraries' catalog, access Duke University databases and e-journals, and chat live with a reference librarian over instant message-- all directly from your Facebook profile!

Become a "Fan" of the page in order to receive updates in your News Feed about Law Library events and services, such as the upcoming "Research Refresher" series (to be announced later this spring). Or, just check out the available features and let us know what you think.

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Spring 2008 Hours Begin Sunday, Jan. 6

Welcome back to a new semester! Regular Law Library building and service hours will resume on Sunday, January 6. See the Hours & Directions page for current information.

Evening and weekend Reference Desk service will also resume, with one temporary change. Effective January 7, former Head of Reference Services Donna Nixon joins the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as their new Head of Public Services. As the Law Library staff work to fill this vacancy, evening reference services will be available in the spring 2008 semester from Monday through Wednesday only. Thursday evening reference services will resume as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit the Ask a Librarian page for the most current information about Reference Desk hours and services.