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  1. Law Library Catalog and E-Resources University of Michigan Law Library Lunch and Learn Series Xiaomeng Zhang September 12, 2010

  2. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Overview • UMich Law Library Collection • UMich Law Library Catalog • How to access UM Law Library Catalog • Basic Search and Advanced Search • Reading search result • What is Not Covered • E-resources • How to Search and Browse E-resources Page • Reading Terms of Use and Descriptions • What is Not Covered

  3. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Law Library Catalog • Scope of Law Library Collection • Academic Law Library: (1) Legal Materials v. Non-Legal Materials • Primary Source of Law & Secondary Source of Law • US Federal Material v. State Material • International Law Material : EU and UN etc. • Foreign Legal Material: • Great Britain and the Commonwealth etc: Extensive • Others: Federal/National level & Courts of Last Resort and Constitutional Courts • Limited Practice Material: Michigan (ICLE)

  4. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Law Library Catalog • Law Library’s online catalog • How to access UM Law Library Catalog (1) URL: http://umil.iii.com/ (2) From Law School Website: http://www.law.umich.edu/Pages/default.aspx (Click on the Library tab on the top panel)

  5. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Law Library Catalog • Law Library’s online catalog • Basic Search- Keyword: broadest http://umil.iii.com/search/X (1) Phrase Searches: “world trade organization” (2) Truncation: single asterisk (environment* polic*); Question mark (wom?n) (3) Operators: and, or, not (4) Proximity: “near”; “within #”

  6. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Law Library Catalog • Law Library’s online catalog • Basic Search- Title, Author, Subject, etc. (1) Title or Author etc: Handy when you know the exact title or author etc. • Author: Last Name • Title: can use abbreviations (Michigan Law Review v. Mich l rev) • Combine Title/Author: http://umil.iii.com/search/q (2) Subject: Browse the Subject Heading List or do a KW search then click on Subject

  7. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Law Library Catalog • Law Library’s online catalog • Advanced Searching: http://umil.iii.com/ (1) Help narrow results: limit to locations, type of materials, language, year, publisher (2) Advanced Keyword Search in Author Field v. Simple Search by Author (when you only know Author’s first name) • Shelves- Browsing: LOC Classification System

  8. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Reading Catalog Searching Results

  9. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY What’s NOT in the Law Library Catalog • Materials from other libraries • Search Mirlyn for UM Libraries’ holdings • Search the Kresge Library catalog for business library materials • Information about articles, statutes, court opinions • Use journal indexes and other finding aids

  10. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY UM Law Library E-Resources • UM Law Library Electronic Collection • Focus on Academic Legal Materials • Journal Indexes and other finding tools • Fee-based Databases: CCH, Bloomberg, RIA, Lexis Japan, Westlaw China, Lexis Canada etc. • Free Web Resource:

  11. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY UM Law Library E-Resources • UM Law Library E-Resources Page • http://umil.iii.com/search/y • Major E-Resources List • Search by Subject or Name • Browse by Subject, Categories, or Jurisdictions • Reading Terms of Use and Descriptions

  12. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY E-Resources Terms and Descriptions

  13. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY UM Law Library E-Resources • Find an Electronic Article: Article Linker http://ck9ys4qn5a.search.serialssolutions.com/?SS_Page=refiner&SS_RefinerEditable=yes

  14. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Finding Journals with a Citation by Using Law Library Catalog v. Article Linker • Hugh J. Ault, Corporate Integration, Tax Treaties and the Division of the International Tax Base: Principles and Practices, 47 Tax L. Rev 565 (1992). • Search by Journal Title: http://umil.iii.com/ • Using the Article Linker: http://ck9ys4qn5a.search.serialssolutions.com/?SS_Page=refiner&SS_RefinerEditable=yes

  15. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY What’s NOT in the UM Law Library E-Resources Page • Materials from other libraries • Mirlyn Search Tools: http://searchtools.lib.umich.edu/V?RN=919255572 • Kresge E-Resources: http://www.bus.umich.edu/kresgelibrary/resources/databases.htm

  16. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY Additional Help • AskaLawLibrarian@umich.edu http://www.law.umich.edu/library/students/ask/Pages/default.aspx • Online tutorials: http://www.law.umich.edu/library/students/Pages/LibraryToursandTutorials.aspx