Info for Grad Students

[updated July 6, 2009]

[This deals with information specifically for graduate law students. For information specific to non-graduate law students, click here.)

Librarians:
Mary Mitchell
Sandra Wilkins
Elim Wong

Law Library Tours:
• Will be available from Monday, September 14 – Friday, September, 18th, 2009; please register online via the Law Library homepage under What’s New

UBCCard
• Get your UBCcard from the UBC Bookstore’s Carding Office.
• The UBCcard functions as your Library card; you will need it to borrow books from any of the campus libraries and also for accessing Library resources such as the catalogue, electronic journals & databases, and Microsoft Office software.
PIN – your default pin is the last 5 digits of your barcode – the first time you try to log on to a workstation, the system will ask you to change your PIN.

Circulation Information:
• Information about a number of library services, including loan periods for library materials, how to recall a book, overdue fines, and how to set-up e-mail notification is accessible from UBC Library webpages’ blue bar: under Help for You –> Graduate Students.

Library Hours
• The Law Library is open 7 days a week.
• The hours for the Law Library and other campus libraries can be found from the Library’s homepage under BRANCHES.  They are also posted at the entrance to the library, and in the library.

Library & IT Publications
• There are two plexiglas stands adjacent to the Law Library reference desk on the main floor.
• They hold a number of useful guides relating to legal research, general library policies, student brochure and services and UBC IT Services.

Overview of UBC Library Homepage:

Blue bar under “UBC Library” – provides links to information about the library, branch web pages, the catalogue, journals (print & electronic), e-Resources, and under Services for You, information tailored specifically for graduate students.

The UBC Library homepage has 4 main sections in the middle of the page:
• Find
• How to
• Subject Resources
• My Account (make sure you explore this section soon, and ensure your email address is kept current to take advantage of email notifications)

Overview of the Law Library Homepage:

Here are a few features of the Law Library Homepage:

Subject Resources for Law – includes Interdisciplinary and News Indexes

Indexes to Legal Periodicals

• Legal Websites & Databases provides access to free legal websites including:

Interlibrary Loans

Staff link

Suggestionsgeneral and book suggestions

Commercial Databases:
• Legal Commercial Databases are accessible from the Law Library homepage.
• As a law student, you will have free access to a number Commercial Databases subscriptions, e.g.: LexisNexis Quicklaw, Westlaw Canada, and CCH Online. See Elim Wong to register for passwords.
• Training sessions for LexisNexis Quicklaw, Westlaw Canada and other legal research refresher sessions are listed on the Law Library website – under “What’s New”, linking to the Blog announcement; please register online for these sessions.

Theses
Thesis submission requirements are outlined on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.
• As well as complying with Grad Studies requirements, please give the Law Library an unbound, paper copy of your thesis by submitting it to Mary Mitchell.
• Each thesis is bound, catalogued and added to the Law Library’s permanent collection.
• The Law Library also maintain a Theses & Dissertations page, which includes abstracts of theses submitted since 1966.
• There is a link to Theses Resources from the Law Library homepage.

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• We’re here to help you succeed in your program, please ask for help whenever you need it – at the reference desk or make an appointment to see us about your research.

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