Resource Highlight: The Centennial of Cumberland Women
March 29, 2021
As Women’s History Month nears its end, the Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library would like to highlight a resource that explores the contributions that women have made to the foundation of Cumberland School of Law. The Centennial of Cumberland Women: A Narrative Account of the Progress of Education of Women in the South, written by B. Frank Burns, presents information about the roles of women at Cumberland University between the years of 1893 and 1993.
How to Start Your Legal Research: Finding Secondary Sources at Beeson Law Library
March 22, 2021
Secondary sources are those legal materials which provide commentary, explanation and analysis of primary law (court and agency decisions, statutes, and regulations) in various formats and levels of authoritativeness. 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.
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
March 15, 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.
Audio Study Aids
March 7, 2021
Audio study aids are great for those times when you have grown weary of reading, and you need an alternative way to absorb information. They can also be beneficial to those students who learn more effectively by listening to information (auditory learners). The Law Library’s audio study aids can be found by consulting the database collections mentioned here.
HeinOnline’s Women and the Law (Peggy)
March 1, 2021
Women and the Law (Peggy), a database from HeinOnline, contains over one million pages of works dedicated to exploring the role of women in society and the law. Named after Margaret (Peggy) Marmion, the mother of Hein’s CEO, the goal of the collection is to provide researchers with the ability to examine the progression of women’s roles and rights over the past 200 years.
Celebrate Black History Month with the Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
February 22, 2021
During the month of February, the Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library is celebrating Black History Month by using its Facebook page to feature profiles of Black judges, justices, and attorneys who have practiced and served in Alabama.
COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present - A New Database from HeinOnline
February 15, 2021
COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present is a new HeinOnline database. The database, found in the Beeson Law Library's online collection, provides information about how COVID-19 has impacted public health, economics, society, and more, including information about past pandemics.