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New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall.

Graduate Div. Picnic, September 1977 by Joan Lebold Cohen; Volleyball game between Austin Hall and Littauer Center, April 1979. From the Photographs of Harvard Law School Students collection.

Graduate Div. Picnic, September 1977 by Joan Lebold Cohen; Volleyball game between Austin Hall and Littauer Center, April 1979. From the Photographs of Harvard Law School Students collection.

This exhibit examines the experiences of Harvard Law School students from the mid-1840s to the present. It focuses on life outside the classroom along the themes of off-campus activities, leisure and the arts, and athletics. Largely told in their own words, this exhibit gives a glimpse into the lives of individual students whose experiences are captured in letters to friends and family, personal diaries, student publications, and photographs.

Curated by Jane Kelly and Lesley Schoenfeld, Life Beyond the Law will be on view in the Caspersen Room 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM through December 12, 2014. A companion website to this exhibit can be found here.

Coming Soon! — Fall 2014 HLS Faculty Book Talk Series

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Finding Records That Are No Longer in PACER

As some of you may have already heard, PACER, the online repository for records and filings from U.S. Federal Courts, recently removed documents from five courts in preparation for an update to the system. Though efforts are underway by some private organizations to find a way to make these documents publicly available again, this has left many PACER users concerned about how to find these documents (which included records from some high profile cases) in the meantime. If you find yourself looking for these documents, there are a couple of approaches you can take.

First, all Harvard Law School students have access to Bloomberg Law, which offers a helpful docket search feature. While it does not include records for all cases, its easy search interface and the fact that new records are added all the time makes it a good first source. To search for a docket, login into Bloomberg Law and click Litigation & Dockets in the top menu. Then select Search Dockets from the resulting drop down menu.

If you don’t find the record you need in Bloomberg Law, you can also visit the RECAP Archive. This free database collects federal court documents that are gathered by the RECAP browser extension. (You might also consider installing the extension yourself; it is available for both Chrome and Firefox). While the archive does not include all court records, it is growing all the time, so it is a good starting point for items not on PACER or Bloomberg Law.

If you find that the records aren’t available electronically, we have collected information about how to request materials from each of the courts that had items removed from PACER below:

If you are looking for further information on how to find court records and briefs, you can also refer to our research guide on the topic.

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New resources at Harvard for August 2014

American Consumer Culture, 1935-1965

Atlas of the flora of New England

Historical Garden Design Online

Nineteenth Century Collection Online, PARTS 1-12

Oxford Bibliographies – American Literature

PLI Discover PLUS

ProQuest Executive Branch Documents 1789-1932

ProQuest U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection I: 1789-1969

Swiss Law Bibliography

Urban History Documentation Archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC)

The Virgil Encyclopedia

HOLLIS+: Research at Harvard just got more awesome!

HOLLIS+ is the scholarly alternative to Google. Search and grab books, articles & more.  Check out this user guide for quick ideas on getting started for optimum search!

Why use HOLLIS+?

Search for books and articles together. Access most of the Harvard Library’s resources in a single search.

 Interdisciplinary research. Search broadly find information on many, even esoteric, subjects.

 

 Search by citation. Just paste in the citation and click search.

Multilingual. Search in nearly 500 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. 

 

What else can I do with HOLLIS+?

  • Refine your search by library location, publication date, language, format, and more.
  • Search Tables of Contents of many books and journals.
  • Search a phrase.
  • Filter results to items that are “Not checked out” – updated three times per day.
  • Browse by call numbers, authors, titles or subjects with Virtual Browse.
  • And more! Ask your librarian if you would like to learn more!

 

 

852 RARE: Last Chance to View Summer Exhibits!

If you have not had a chance to view the exhibits in the Library’s Caspersen Room, now is the time! Our special copy of the Declaration of Independence, generously lent by Marc (HLS 1984) and Robin Wolpow and family, is on view through Friday August 15. And the last day of our summer exhibit, Spanning the Centuries: an Exhibit of Recent Acquisitions 1579-1868, is Friday August 22. The Caspersen Room is open weekdays 9 to 5. 

Watch this space for news of our fall exhibits, coming soon!

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

Associated Press collections online. (Part 3, Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection)

Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

British Newspapers IV, 1780-1950

Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants

CHANT 漢達文庫

Cold War Intelligence Online: The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991

CSANA Bibliography

The Independent Digital Archive 1896-2012

Joseph Hooker Correspondence

National Palace Museum Collections Online

Proquest Historical Newspapers:  Cincinnati Enquirer

PUNCH, 1841-2002 

CALI Unconference

We are currently hosting the 2014 CALI Conference for Law School Computing here at Harvard Law School.  Before the official conference started, several attendees met on Wednesday, 6/18, for an “Unconference.”

The Unconference agenda was completely attendee-driven: the participants selected topics and then broke off into small groups to discuss them.  Topics included:

  • Is “Law Practice Technology” Worth Teaching as Part of an Advanced Legal Research Course?
  • Flipped Classrooms
  • Building Virtual Communities
  • Polling Tools
  • How Do We Train Faculty to Understand When Multimedia Tools Are Adding Value, When They’re Just Wanting to be “Cool”?
  • What Tool has Really Helped a Colleague Teach and Didn’t Demand a Lot of Time?

Check out http://bit.ly/PreCALI for notes from the sessions.

Thank you to the attendees for some great discussions!

The Beautiful Game: The Law of Soccer / Football

In honor of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil, the law library has published a new research guide on soccer/football and the law.

The guide includes links to internet resources, a multi-lingual list of the Harvard Libraries’ related print holdings, information about finding journal and periodical articles, and a directory of recent soccer/football legal news.

 photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc


photo credit: Jason Bagley via photopin cc

New eResources at Harvard

The Harvard Library has an astounding amount of resources, with new titles coming in every day!  For help efficiently navigating it all, make a time to meet with a librarian or contact the Reference Desk.

New eResources at Harvard

World’s largest collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.  Get full text articles from journal homepages.
Academic journals, dissertations, and conference proceedings published in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Dissertations and master’s theses from prestigious institutions in Taiwan and Mainland China.
Chinese E-books database with nearly half a million fullimage/full-text e-book titles.
  • CADAL 中国高校数字化图书馆
China Academic Digital Associative Library
Extensive range of archival material connected to the trading and cultural relationships that emerged between China, America and the Pacific region between the 18th and early 20th centuries.
Database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 221 BCE and 1911 CE.
La première édition numérique de la collection complète des Classiques Garnier, les célèbres Classiques Jaunes. Cette collection d’eBooks donne accès aux grandes œuvres des littératures française et étrangère.
Databases on pre-modern, modern and contemporary Korea (post-1945) dealing with a wide range of topics including Korean Language and Literature, North Korean Law, History, Arts and culture,  and Medicine.
Over 1,200 Chinese rare book titles selected and digitized by Harvard-Yenching, Princeton, Library of Congress, and the Fu Ssu-nien Library of Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals, maintained by Haksul Kyoyugwon.
Offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day.
 Authoritative media of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), with military news and comprehensive military-related information and is the official newspaper of the Central Military Commission.
Online digital archive of the McGill-Harvard-Yenching Library Ming-Qing Women’s Writings Digitization Project contains digitally scanned images of 90+ titles of collections of writings by women that are in the holdings of the Harvard-Yenching Library.
Devoted to the discussion of Asian art and culture; attempts to represent the intersection of scholarship, criticism, and the market.
Full text database of Korean scholarly journals, maintained by Hakchisa, and with a focus on scholarly journal in the Social Sciences.
Biographical materials of Qing historical figures.
Full-text search/retrieval of all 14 core Sinica journals and an archive extending back to as early as 1928 (varies by title).
Chinese journals, dissertations, conference reporting and policies for the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science & Technology from 1997 on.