Information Center:
News & announcements for the week of
MAY 08, 2000

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Information Center Acquires Africana-New Encyclopedia.
The Information Center has added Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience to its collection.  W.E.B. DuBois originally conceived the idea for an African equivalent to the Encyclopedia Britannica.  Now, editors Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah have made this idea a reality by compiling over 3,500 entries on the cultural, historical, political, and religious aspects of both African and African-American life into comprehensive volume.  Located at call number DT14.A37435 1999.

Information Center Extends eLOISe Tutorials.
Once again, the Information Center will be holding tutorials this week on eLOISe, the Information Center's database of scanned images.  We will show you how to use eLOISe to find exams, IICLEs, law reviews, and other documents.  The schedule is posted in the entry way of the library.  There is no need to sign up to attend; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time.  If you have any suggestions regarding tutorials, please e-mail Joe Mitzenmacher(JMITZENM).

Passwords to LoisLaw Now Available to Law Students.
The Information Center has arranged for Chicago-Kent law students to have passwords to Loislaw, an Internet database of primary federal and state law.  Unlike Lexis and Westlaw, student passwords will not be turned off during the summer months.

Creating a new Chicago-Kent Law user account at requires the following steps:

1.  Open Internet browser and type in URL:

2.  Click on “Special Access Code” link on left side list..

3.  Click on “ABA Accredited Law Schools and Universities” link.

4.  Click on “Register Now” link.

5.  Fill in all required form fields.  For Law School field choose: “IL:Illinois Institute of Tech.”  In “Special Access Code” field type: ILLIT68 (this code is case sensitive), then click on the “Submit” button.

6.  Click “Confirm” button if all information is correct.

7.  Begin your search.

If you need assistance, please ask a Reference Librarian.

Circuit Court of Cook County is Now on the Web
The Circuit Court of Cook County’s new web site, hosted by the Office of the Chief Judge, is located at  It contains the full texts of Circuit Court Rules and General Orders of the Circuit Court, links to general legal web sites and other Courts’ web sites, and allows the user to search a listing of Judges by name, judicial assignment, or court location.

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