Information Center:
News & announcements for the week of
May 07, 2001

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Information Center Hours 
Beginning Thursday, May 3 through May 18
Sundays  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (except May 20)
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fridays 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (except May 19)
May 19 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
May 20 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.

Resource of the Week: CIAO - (Columbia International Affairs Online)
International affairs theory and research source.

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 recommends that graduating students who should still like to do some online research go to, the free internet research site.

Westlaw: Students graduating this year are allowed to register for two hours of free Westlaw access at  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 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. 

Chess Game at the Services Desk 
As usual during exams, a chess game will be in progress at the Service Desk.  Chess players are invited to stop by the Desk and make a move.

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 one hour per student each week.  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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