Information Center Hours
Beginning Thursday, May 3 through May
||10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (except May 20)
|Monday - Thursday
||7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
||7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (except May 19)
||8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
||10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Faculty Exams in the Document Center
If you need sample exams for classes from
previous semesters, please ask at the Document Center. All of the
exams that were available on eLOISe are on file at the Document Center.
Remember that the exams available are only those for which the professor
has given us permission to distribute.
Illinois Practice Tutorial
In this week's Information Center tutorial,
you can familiarize yourself with print and electronic resources used by
attorneys who practice in Illinois. There is no need to sign up for
tutorials; just come to the Reference Desk at the scheduled time.
You can find the schedule posted in the entry way of the Library.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding tutorials, please e-mail
Joe Mitzenmacher (JMITZENM).
Resource of the Week: Google's
A search engine for U.S. Government sites.
Keep Your Lexis and Westlaw Passwords
Active this Summer
These are the summer password policies
for Lexis and Westlaw.
Lexis: Any student enrolled in a
summer class, on law review or moot court, or acting
as a research assistant for a faculty
member is eligible to register for
summer access. Other students have
access to career materials only except graduating students are not eligible
for summer access.
Eligible students can register for summer
access at lexis.com/lawschool.
Lexis recommends that graduating students who would still like to do some
online research go to lexisone.com,
the free internet research site.
Westlaw: Students graduating this year
are allowed to register for two hours of free Westlaw access at register.westgroup.com/beforethebar.
This is the program entitled "Before the Bar". Note that students
MUST register for this access prior to graduation; otherwise the student
will receive job-search access to Westlaw only.
Students who are returning to Chicago-Kent
next Fall have unlimited access this summer to all databases they may normally
access during the school year. These students do not need to register
for this access because it is provided automatically.
Students are reminded that Westlaw law
school passwords may not be used for research for law firms, government
agencies, internship, externship, public interest,
pro-bono or other purposes unrelated to
law school coursework.
World Press Freedom Day Exhibit
An exhibit to commemorate World Press
Freedom Day on May 3, 2001 is in the display case near the entrance
to the Library. This day was proclaimed by United Nations Secretary
General, Kofi Annan, to honor the worldwide defense and promotion of the
free press. The Secretary General stated that a free press is a component
of a democratic society. May 3rd was chosen because it is the date
in 1991 when a group of African journalists declared the need for a free
and independent press everywhere in the world.
Library Food and Drink Policy
1) Drinks are permitted, except in the
computer labs, if they are in reusable hard plastic or metal containers
with permanent lids that do not have to be removed to drink, or if they
are in bottles with securable caps. Not allowed are: cans, styrofoam
or paper cups, or any container without a permanent lid or securable cap.
2) Food is not permitted in the library.
3) No food or drinks of any kind are allowed
in the computer labs.
Consideration for Others in Library
Please try to maintain a quiet atmosphere
in the Library for the benefit of all those who are studying around you.
If you have a cell phone call, or need to talk in a group, please move
to a place where you will not be disturbing others, such as a study room,
stairway, or the hallway outside the library. If you are unable to
study or concentrate because of loud talking in the Library, please ask
the Reference Librarian at the Service Desk for assistance.
Study Room Reservations
Study Rooms may be reserved for two hours
per student each week during the read period and exams. Study Rooms
may be reserved at the Service Desk. You also need a current registration
sticker on your student ID to use reserved Study Rooms.
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