Monday, May 20, 2013

PLI Materials Now Available Campus-Wide

Since 1933, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) has been a leading provider of continuing legal education (CLE) materials. The Goodson Law Library has more than 1,000 PLI titles on its shelves, with particularly strong collections of corporate/securities law, intellectual property, and civil practice materials.

Electronic access to the PLI library is now available campus-wide until the end of the year via the PLI Discover PLUS database. PLI Discover PLUS is accessible through the library's Legal Databases & Links page, under Legal Links. Discover Plus includes the full text of PLI treatises and course handbooks from 2005 to the present, as well as a growing collection of legal forms and seminar transcripts.

Selected PLI titles (including The Pocket MBA, Electronic Discovery Deskbook, Working with Contracts: What Law School Doesn't Teach You, and Duke Law Professor Steven L. Schwarcz's Structured Finance: A Guide to the Principles of Asset Securitization) are also available in electronic format to current members of the Duke Law community through Bloomberg Law, through the path Books & Treatises > Practising Law Institute. PLI materials were also previously available through Westlaw, but were removed in late 2012.

For help with accessing PLI titles in print, through Discover PLUS, or on Bloomberg Law, be sure to Ask a Librarian.