You interact with reference librarians at the Reference desk when you have a question, but do you know their names? We’ve put up a display in the atrium exhibit case with info on all of the librarians who staff the Reference Desk. Find out who has a dog named George or a cat named Kittredge Harrington III! Who practiced law in Chicago before becoming a librarian? Who’s traveled to Norway or France? Check out the exhibit and meet your librarians!!
As you begin to prepare for exams, supplement your assigned readings and review past exams with study aids found in the library. Study aids can clarify confusing concepts and even provide practice questions for your review. A variety of study aids are available and the best one to use depends on your course and individual study habits. Most of these books can be found in the Williams Reading Room (in the left hand alcove), with older editions in the stacks available for checkout.
- Examples & Explanations (practice questions and answers)
- Nutshells (a broad overview of a subject)
- Hornbooks (in-depth treatment with extensive citations)
- Understanding Series (“concise, yet comprehensive”)
- Concepts and Insights (provides a basic theoretical foundation)
- Turning Point (a broad overview similar to Nutshells)
CALI lessons are another useful exam review option. Over 800 interactive lessons prepared by law professors and librarians cover over 30 practice areas of law. Georgetown students can register for immediate online access.
Good luck with your studies!
Veterans Day is always November 11th in memory of the end of World War I and was designated a legal holiday in 1938 with 52 Stat. 351.
Stay on top of political news and the happenings around Washington, DC with our new subscription to Politico Pro.
The subscription includes articles written by Politico experts on health care, cybersecurity, energy, technology and much more.
We hope you’ve noticed that all of the new hydration stations are complete and we now have at least one on each floor. On the first floor, you will find one just outside of Legal Eats, while the second floor is on the right side of the Reading Room. Each of the other floors have a hydration station in the atrium now, so you can refill your water bottles where ever you are.
The library maintains a research guide on the Supreme Court and has recently subscribed to Proquest Supreme Court Insight, offering you unparalleled resources for research into the U.S. Supreme Court. Access decisions, records and briefs, petitions for writ and more. Please feel free to ask a librarian if you have any questions when using these resources.
The library maintains a small collection of children’s books which can be found in the Loewinger Lounge on the left hand side of the Reading Room. We have books for preschoolers and some primary grade books, as well. Feel free to take a book home to your child or if you bring them on campus, feel free to share a book with them in the Loewinger Lounge.
To commemorate the importance of the U.S. Constitution, P.L. 108-447 added “Constitution Day” to the law and mandated ” the civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns are urged to make plans for the proper observance of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”
Learn more about the history of Constitution Day by reviewing our Research Guide and checking out the display in the Robert Oakley Reading Room.
You can also download an interactive Constitution app from the National Constitution Center.
Op-Eds, Media Interviews, and Social Media:
Faculty Scholarship in the Public Square
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – noon
Place: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
The Georgetown University Scholarly Communication Committee presents the fall Scholarly Communication Symposium:
Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University
Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University
Autumn Brewington, Former Op-Ed Editor at the Washington Post, and former Editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank
Danielle Knight, Producer, “1A”, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio and NPR
Sanford Ungar, Director, The Free Speech Project, Georgetown University
In addition to traditional scholarship, Georgetown University faculty communicate through a wide variety popular channels, including op-eds, television and radio interviews, magazine articles, and social media. In this symposium, we will explore how faculty bring their research and scholarship to the attention of the public and work toward informing and influencing public discourse and policymaking.
The symposium will address the following issues:
- What are the benefits of bringing research and scholarship into a public forum for the public, the university, and the individual?
- How do faculty translate their expert knowledge and complex research into formats that can reach a broad audience?
- What are the characteristics of effective op-eds, television or radio interviews, and social media postings?
- How can faculty get started in communicating through the media?
- Given the value of contributing to public discourse, what incentives and support do we have to encourage faculty to participate in public discourse?
Please RSVP for this exciting event here.
Primary source material of the LGBTQ community is now available to all Georgetown students and faculty through a new database, Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940.
The material comes from the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the Gay Activists Alliance, the International AIDS/HIV Crisis and more. Newspapers, government reports, and letters are just some of the resources available in this database.
For more information, consult our Gender and the Law Research Guide or ask a reference librarian.