Yale Law Library - News and Events
October 2009 - Posts
Tips for Research and Formatting the First Brief Writing Assignment
When: October 26th from 4-4:30, repeats on Oct. 28th from 3:00-3:30 and Oct. 30th from 11:00-11:30 am.
Place: Computer Classroom, L2
This program will give 1L students the tools to properly format briefs in
Microsoft Word, including how to create a table of contents and a table
of authorities. Students will also learn how to find applicable briefs
and other court documents to aid in research, as well as how to verify research with a citator.
Scanners at the Law Library
Scanners at the Law Library – Announcement
There are three options for you to scan documents/pictures here at the Law Library:
- Level 1, Foreign & International Area.
You must log in with your Yale Net ID and Password to be able to scan and email documents to yourself (instructions are located next to the machine)
- Level 2, Computer Cluster Area
Yale Law School Community use only. You must log in with your Net ID and password in order to use this flat scanner
(instructions are posted next to the machine)
- Level 3, Reading Room Area, Carrel # 347
This is a portable scanner that must be checked out from the Circulation Desk with your Yale ID. The scanner’s software is already installed in the computer workstation located in carrel # 347, but if you’d like to upload the software onto your own laptop, please contact Cesar.Zapata@yale.edu
(instructions are posted next to the computer)
E-Resource Access Problems
As of July 2009, Yale tightened security for online access all over the campus. To access the wireless network at the Yale Law School, laptop users can log on through VPN, Yale Secure (with netID), or Yale Guest. VPN and Yale Secure wireless connections allow full access to all licensed e-resources; however, people who log on as Yale Guest will not be able to access any licensed resources. For members of the Yale Law community, instructions for configuring laptops can be found on YLS Inside under Department Documents -> Wireless Networking. Instructions for Windows Vista also work for Windows 7, see instructions here. If you have problems connecting to the wireless network, Law School ITS User Support is available to help. Located on L2 of the Law Library in the ITS Computer Cluster, the computer help desk is open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm to address your concerns. You can also reach them by email or phone (203-432-0821).
Fish and Fiche
To answer the most frequently asked question of the week....
The fish are back!
right next to (but not to be confused with) the fiche, on the UES.