Better late than never

In addition to the new databases we mentioned in the last post, the library also added some new hardware. You have probably noticed that we no longer have any photocopiers in the library. These have been replaced by three book scanners. There are two flatbed scanners, one on the 11th floor and one on the 12th floor. There is an open (face-up) book scanner in the reading room on the 7th floor. All scanning is free. You can send your scans via email or save them to a USB drive. The face-up book scanner in the reading room also allows you to transfer the scanned pages to your smartphone or tablet using a QR code reader.

New Database Content

We have recently added more content to our HeinOnline Database, which you can get to via our Research Databases link.  The most important of addition was the United Nations Law Collection, which contains exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications, including the complete collection of the United Nations Treaty Series, the League of Nations Treaty Series, the Monthly Statement of Treaties & International Agreements, UNCITRAL Publications, UNIDIR Publications, the United Nations Legislative Series and much more. Finding Aids and additional features make it easy to pull up a UN Treaty by entering a UNTS Citation, search for a UN Treaty, and link to law review articles that cite a UN Treaty.

Other additions include: Canada Supreme Court Reports; Early American Case Law; the Pentagon Papers; the Revised Statutes of Canada; and the Historical Archive of State Statutes. Go check it out.

New Building

Our new building has been getting a lot of press recently, and rightfully so. The new law school building is gorgeous. Read some of the stories and see pitures in:

1. Baltimore Business Journal: University of Baltimore offers glimpse into new building

2. Baltimore Brew: A law school building that’s smart and stimulating

3. Baltimore Sun: UB prepares to open new Law Center

Back from the dead

Going to to revitalize the blog. There should be much to report, especially in light of our upcoming move to the new law school building. Watch this space for stories and pictures.

Friday Fun

The Law Librarian Blog has a list of the 10 Greatest Law Review Articles Ever Written. I’ve actually read some of them.

Cool database

The Supreme Court Database contains hundreds of pieces of information about cases going back to the 1953 term. The analysis tools are especially nice.

HeinOnline Blog has your links to Solictor General Kagan’s Law Review Articles

For those of you wondering how President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court thinks, you could do worse than read what she has written. The HeinOnline blog provides links to most of her law review articles (and more).


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