New Research Guide Available: Native American Tribal Law
April 26, 2021
The Lucille Stewart Beeson Law Library has just published a new guide to help researchers locate introductory information about Native American Tribal Law. The guide is divided sections explained in this post.
Preparing for Final Exams? Keep These Resources in Mind
April 19, 2021
Congratulations, Cumberland School of Law students; you have almost made it to the end of another chaotic semester of law school. As you complete the semester, remember that there are resources available to help you finish with success
How to Locate an Elusive Book
April 12, 2021
You have already searched the library’s online catalog for a needed source, with no luck. This week's blog entry helps walk you through how to locate an elusive book through the Beeson Law Library's online resources.
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.
Resources for 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.