Faculty Newsletter for March, 2018

West Academic Study Aids Subscription Expansion

Mar 29, 2018

The Law Library recently expanded its West Academic Study Aids subscription, providing you with even more online study aid access. We now have access to over 600 titles through our subscription. The Law Library’s subscription includes the following series:

  • Acing
  • Black Letter Outlines
  • Bridge to Practice
  • Building Skills
  • Career Guides
  • Concepts and Insights
  • Concise Hornbook
  • Developing Professional Skill
  • Exam Pro
  • Flash Cards
  • Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Global Issues
  • High Court Case Summaries
  • Hornbooks
  • Law School Legends Audio
  • Law Stories
  • Legalines
  • Nutshells
  • Quick Review
  • Short & Happy Guides
  • Sum and Substance Audio

Create an account while on campus to access system features like the ability to bookmark pages, highlight passages, and add notes. These features are also now available on mobile devices by downloading the West Academic Library App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

For more information on our West Academic Study Aids subscription, please contact Ted Potter at ted-potter@uiowa.edu.


Mar 29, 2018

Perma.cc seeks to address the issues of link and reference rot by archiving online content and providing you with a permalink to that content.

The University of Iowa Law Library is a Perma.cc registrar, which provides faculty members with the ability to archive as many links as they need for their research and writing.

If you are interested in using Perma.cc, please contact Amy Koopmann at amy-koopmann@uiowa.edu so she can assist you in setting up an account. For more information, see Perma.cc’s faculty guide.

HeinOnline Enhanced Author Profile Pages

Mar 29, 2018

HeinOnline offers authors the option to create enhanced Author Profile Pages. While HeinOnline automatically creates a basic author profile for all authors with journal articles held in HeinOnline, enhancing your profile page allows you to include a photo and a biography, among other things. For authors who publish under multiple name variations, enhancing your author profile also allows you to link those name variations to a single author profile.

To enhance your Author Profile Page, you can fill out this form, or contact Amy Koopmann at amy-koopmann@uiowa.edu for assistance. Amy can also help you determine the name variations under which your publications appear in HeinOnline. 

For more information on Author Profile Pages, please see this HeinOnline blog post.

Mobile Access to Lexis Advance and Westlaw

Mar 29, 2018

You have two options for using Lexis Advance on your mobile device. Lexis Advance offers an app for Apple iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. If you do not have an Apple device, or prefer not to use an app, Lexis Advance has a responsive website that will adjust to your device’s screen size. For more information on these options, see this video from Lexis. 

Westlaw also offers a mobile app for iPhones and iPads, as well as an app for Android devices. Like Lexis Advance, you may also access Westlaw through the web browser on your mobile device. For more information on Westlaw’s iPhone and iPad mobile app, visit this website.

Recent Additions to Global Arbitration Review

Mar 29, 2018

The following titles recently became available online through the Law Library’s Global Arbitration Review (GAR) subscription: The Guide to Regional Arbitration, The Guide to Construction Arbitration, and the Second Editions of The Guide to Advocacy and The Guide to Damages in International Arbitration.

GAR is a leading independent resource on international arbitration news and community intelligence. GAR includes news on legal and policy developments and changes to legislation, as well as surveys, league tables, and country profiles on arbitration.

Recent Law Library Acquisitions

Mar 29, 2018

In January and February, the Law Library acquired 5,369 new books, journals, and other items. These include 53 new monographs from a wide range of university presses, including:

  • Auckland University Press
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Columbia University Press
  • Dartmouth College Press
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
  • Harvard University Press
  • Louisiana State University Press
  • MIT Press
  • New York University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • University of Virginia Press
  • University of Wales Press
  • University of Wisconsin Press