How to Start Your Legal Research: Finding Secondary Sources at Beeson Law Library, Part I
January 24, 2022
Librarians and legal research instructors alike recommend using secondary sources to begin research of a legal problem to gain the necessary background information to effectively understand a topic’s primary law and the issues surrounding it.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Using HeinOnline to Explore the Legislative History behind the Federal Holiday
January 17, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday which honors the life and legacy of Dr. King. The bill to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday as a national holiday was first introduced just days after his death in 1968. HeinOnline is one of the many law library resources that can be explored to gain a better understanding of the 15-year journey that the bill took in order to become law.
Meet the Information Desk Staff of the Law Library
January 10, 2022
The Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library information desk staff serve as the first point of contact for most library visitors and their questions. Meet them here.
Check It Out Highlights
November 19, 2021
The Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library wishes all the students of Cumberland School of Law the best as you work toward finishing the fall 2021 semester. As you prepare for finals and the (well-deserved) break, we would like to highlight a few of the past Check It Out Blog posts that might serve as useful references during the weeks ahead.
Study Aids Resource Guide Update: Bankruptcy Added as a Featured Subject
November 15, 2021
There has been an update to the law library’s Study Aids Resource Guide. Bankruptcy has been added as a featured subject. In addition to Bankruptcy, the guide provides links to a number of study aids, including audio resources. The guide, also, includes links to databases where additional study aids can be found.
Resources for Coping with Stress and Anxiety
November 8, 2021
In addition to coping with the stress and anxiety that goes along with being a law student, the pandemic and the current political climate can add stresses that require extra attention. By searching the library’s online catalog, books about overcoming stress, anxiety, and burnout can be found. Also, there is useful information about spirituality, meditation, and finding work-life balance. Articles about self-care and wellness can be found by searching within the law library’s online databases.
The Indigenous Digital Archive (IDA) Treaties Explorer
November 1, 2021
As National Native American Heritage Month begins, you might decide to celebrate the month by learning more about legal research resources that relate to Native American Law and Native American Tribal Law. One place to begin that exploration is the Indigenous Digital Archive (IDA) Treaties Explorer website.