sflawlibraryblog


Leave a comment

LexisAdvance Week: Tip #3

LexisAdvance Tip #3 – (Also works with West/Rutter and CEB): Access Materials directly from our Catalog page when you are at the law library!

When using library computers (or our WiFi network), you can access Matthew Bender Practice Guides from our catalog…

Tip 3 Bender Catalog Entry

From our Catalog Page, simply enter the Lexis or Matthew Bender title that you would like to access…

Catalog Entry Tip 3 P and P

Notice that the results list, below, has a hyperlink to access Electronic Resources. From that hyperlink…

Results List P and P Tip 3

You can directly access California Forms of Pleading and Practice Annotated. (Note that this also works for many of our West/Rutter, CEB, and other titles).

Lexis Tip 3 P and P Final

Tomorrow: Tip 4!

Advertisements


Leave a comment

LexisAdvance Week: Tip #2

Lexis Tip 2 –Set a Customized Start Page for your LexisAdvance Session

If you know you want to limit your research to a certain jurisdiction, such as California state materials, you can save time by setting  California (or your desired jurisdiction) as your start page for your entire session. Then, whenever you start a new search, you will start from the California page instead of the main LexisAdvance page.

First, from the LexisAdvance start page, select “State” (the third tab from the left)

Lexis Tip 2 Image 1

On the next screen, select California, or the jurisdiction that you will want to use as a default.

The next screen that will Show allows you to select the California (or preferred jurisdiction) Practice Center. Select it (on the right, below the Green text)

Lexis Tip 2 Image 2

The next screen, below, is the California Practice Center. To make this your default page when you want to start a new search…

Lexis Tip 2 Image 3

Select Actions (the red drop down menu heading, above.)

Then click on the first option: “Make this my research start page.”

This can save you time for the remainder of your session if you know you only want to search a specific jurisdiction.

Tomorrow: Tip # 3


Leave a comment

Lexis Advance Free MCLE – Part 2

PDF iconWednesday, August 2, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Lexis Advance Training Part 2:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
Presented by Rebecca Cattich, Esq., Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis
1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit
Learn the fundamentals of Lexis Advance. The topics covered will include: using the interface, selecting sources, using citations and party names, refining searches, working with sections of a case , and other Lexis Advance topics. This program will build on basic topics introduced in the July 13 program.
Download this free Lexis Advance user guide.

August 2 2017 Lexis MCLE Flyer


Leave a comment

Upcoming Free MCLE Programs 7/25 and 8/2

We have some wonderful free MCLE Lunchtime Speaker Programs coming up! Be sure to add the following two programs to your calendar, and check back with our Speaker’s Guide, website, Facebook, or Twitter to stay up to date with new programs. All of our MCLE seminars are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Stay tuned for news about more dates in our ongoing Employment Benefits series presented by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Library. We hope to see you there!

July 25, 2017 CEQA MCLE FlyerTuesday, July 25, 2017, 12 to 1pm

California’s Maligned Environmental Law:

An Overview of the California Environmental Quality Act, its Public Impression, and its Ongoing Importance, with a Focus on Large-Scale (and Controversial) Projects

Presented by:
Tom Engels, PhD, Principal, Horizon Water & Environment
Rob Peterson, PhD, CEQA Project Manager, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
Jonathan Koltz, Legal Counsel, CPUC

1 hour free Participatory MCLE Credit 


August 2 2017 Lexis MCLE Flyer

Wednesday August 2, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00PM

Lexis Advance Training, Part 2:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology

Presented by Rebecca Cattich, Esq.
Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis

1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit

This program will build on basic topics introduced in the July 13 program, but patrons who did not make it to Part 1 are welcome to come.


Leave a comment

Lexis Advance Free MCLE – Part 1

PDF iconThursday, July 13, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Lexis Advance Training Part 1:
Drinking from a Fire Hydrant: Basic Legal Research in the Age of Technology
(Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Noon to 1:00pm, Part 2)
Presented by Rebecca Cattich, Esq., Solutions Consultant, LexisNexis
1 Hour of free Participatory MCLE Credit
Learn the fundamentals of Lexis Advance. The topics covered will include: using the interface, selecting sources, using citations and party names, refining searches, working with sections of a case , and other Lexis Advance topics.
Download this free Lexis Advance PDF iconuser guide.

July 13 2017 Lexis MCLE Flyer