Mabie Law Library
Faculty Services Guide 2012-2013 (pdf)
Library Liaison Program
Acquisition & Delivery of Materials
Reference & Research Assistance
Current Awareness Services
Archives & Faculty Display Cases
Each law school faculty member is assigned a reference librarian who can provide individualized assistance with research projects and services. At any time, however, any reference librarian can assist as needed. Email requests can be sent to email@example.com.
Adjunct faculty should contact Peg Durkin for questions concerning services such as Course Reserves or sample exams. Contact: Peg Durkin, Head of Public Services at 752-3340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase Requests: Faculty purchase requests should be directed to Judy Janes at email@example.com.
Document Delivery: Faculty may request books, articles, reports etc. through their liaison or by sending a request to:firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials will be delivered to you in whatever format you request.
ILL Requests: Materials that are not available on campus can be borrowed elsewhere through Interlibrary Loan. Faculty may make direct requests through Request Melvyl online or direct ILL questions/requests to your liaison or Aaron Dailey at email@example.com.
Borrowing Privileges: Law faculty may borrow law library materials for an entire school year, subject to recall.
Shields/Campus Libraries: Faculty borrowing items from other campus libraries must first activate their library privileges at: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/register -- a Kerberos username/password and current UC Davis employee ID card are needed for activation Once you have activated your account, the Law Library can set up a proxy account which will allow the library staff to check items out in your name. RAs and TAs can also set up proxy accounts for faculty. Proxy forms are available at the Circulation Desk.
Faculty Research Support: Reference librarians provide a wide variety of services, including locating materials, compiling bibliographies and legislative histories, performing computer searches in both legal and non-legal databases. Reference Librarians are also available to provide training to faculty in the use of all electronic resources. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
RA Training & Support: Reference librarians are available to meet with faculty Research Assistants, individually or in groups, to advise on research projects and to provide training sessions on utilizing legal and non-legal sources. Group training sessions for research assistants are offered several times a year.
Course Reserves: Upon request, the library will pull items from the stacks for Course Reserves. Photocopying should be handled by Faculty Support Staff with a minimum of 4 copies furnished to the Library. Items for Course Reserve should be furnished 24 hours in advance of notifying your class. Non-library materials will be returned to faculty at the end of the semester along with usage statistics.
Exams: The library maintains an online database of past exams/answers. Access to this database is password protected. Please furnish the library with electronic copies of exams that can be uploaded to the database. E-mail exam files to email@example.com.
Course-Specific Research Guides: Faculty may request a course-specific research guide for a particular class, especially for courses requiring a research paper. Contact your Librarian liaison to get started. Also, faculty may request that a Librarian provide an in-class presentation to go over the research guide and instruct students on research tips and techniques.
Complimentary/Evaluation Copies: Most legal publishers provide complimentary review copies to law faculty for selected texts used in course instruction. To facilitate the ordering of review copies, the Library has prepared a guide found at: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/library/Services/files/Requesting-Comp-Review-Copies.pdf
Research Lectures & Tutorials: Reference librarians are available to arrange a lecture or tutorial on legal research for a specific course. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your librarian liaison.
Selected library databases are listed below. See the library's webpage at: http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/library/databases/index.html for a complete list.
Remote access from home or off-campus to databases is available via VPN, login at: https://vpn.law.ucdavis.edu.
If not connecting via VPN, some databases provide remote access using a separate login and password. Please consult librarians for assistance with access or information about specific content.
CDL/California Digital Library: Provides access to social science, political science, health, and biological databases, including EconLit, JSTOR, PsychINFO, MEDLINE, Business Source Complete, and others.
HeinOnline: Includes full-text back files of major law reviews. Access also is available to C.F.R., Federal Register, U.S. Statutes at Large, select federal legislative histories, U.S. Reports, English Reports, Legal Classics treatises, and more.
Lexis/Westlaw: Faculty have unlimited access to Lexis and Westlaw, however, some databases are not available with the library's academic library subscription.
Bloomberg BNA : Bloomberg BNA treatises and reporters online cover a wide range of legal topics including: Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Criminal Law, Environment, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Trusts, Securities Regulation, Tax Management Portfolios and others.
CCH : CCH treatises online include Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Banking, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Securities, and other business law topics.
CEB OnLaw : CEB treatises, reporters and Action Guides on California law include topics such as: business law, criminal, employment, estate planning, family law, litigation, real property and torts.
RIA Checkpoint : Checkpoint includes federal and state tax cases, statutes, Internal Revenue Code, tax regulations, revenue and letter rulings, procedures, tax alerts.
U.S. Supreme Court Records & Briefs : Historical database Includes briefs, applications for writ, oral transcripts, petitions, etc. for both argued and cert denied cases, for years 1832-1978.
Knowledge Mosaic: Provides resources on securities, communications, energy, and litigation, and includes law firm memos, staff comment letters, SEC filings, and legislative and regulatory tracking services
TracFed : Syracuse University database with statistics, data and comparative analysis about federal staffing, spending and enforcement activities of the federal government; also immigration figures and more. Coverage: 1996-present.
Set up email alerts to receive current awareness updates on specific topics of interest. For assistance in setting up alerts, contact your librarian liaison or send a request to email@example.com.
Lexis & Westlaw e-mail alerts: Customized searches in Lexis and Westlaw which run at regular intervals with results delivered to your email.
SmartCILP: Receive email alerts identifying journal articles in specific journals or special areas of interest, with links to the full-text of the article in Lexis, Westlaw, or HeinOnline. For a list of law reviews and journals indexed by CILP, go to: http://lib.law.washington.edu/CILP/period.html . As of 7/1/2012, over 570+ titles covered by CILP.
CILP (Intranet): https://intranet.law.ucdavis.edu/community/cilp/
CLJC (Current Law Journal Contents): Ceased 5/13/2011. Can still search 2000—4/2011
Bloomberg BNA e-mail updates - U.C. Davis School of Law faculty and students only:
Click here to sign-up, cancel or modify e-mail updates. Note: Remote users must be logged into VPN to access Bloomberg BNA articles.
BNA/CCH/Knowledge Mosaic: Create customized email alerts as new information is added to these databases.
SSRN and BePRESS: Receive alerts for faculty working papers in your areas of interest. Any questions regarding submissions to SSRN/BePRESS, should be directed to Pamela Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joe Martin (email@example.com) in the Law School Marketing & Public Relations Department.
New Books: Each month the new books list is posted on the library's webpage and a link is sent to all faculty. Also, the Library exhibits selected recent acquisitions in an exhibit case north of the Mabie Library entrance. New books on exhibit may be requested at the Circulation/Reserve desk.
The library maintains a collection of faculty writings. Exhibits of recent faculty scholarship are located in display cases in the hallway outside the library lobby. To help maintain the currency of the collection, please send two print copies of each of your publications to Susan Llano in the Library. Due to lack of space, faculty will be asked to choose a limited number of items for display.