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April 14, 2010 · Todd Venie
Most of the branches of our local libraries offer free wireless Internet connections. They also have plenty of quiet spaces, making them good places to study close to home.
All of our public libraries also have meeting rooms at some of their branches. These rooms can be reserved by patrons for group projects, studying, or organizational meetings. See your home library’s Web page for details on reserving rooms.
All of our local libraries also hold periodic book sales. You can find used books, CDs, and DVDs, all at very low prices, sometimes just one dollar each. The proceeds go towards purchasing new materials for your library, so the whole community benefits from your purchase.
For more information about the all of these features and more, visit the Web sites of our local libraries:
DC Public Library
Montgomery County Public Libraries
Arlington Public Library
April 13, 2010 · Todd Venie
The DC Public Library, for example, provides access to thousands of classical, folk, blues, and pop music files, which are compatible with several portable music devices, including iPods. The DCPL audiobook and eBook collections are also available for a variety of devices, and include new releases and current bestsellers, as well as classics.
For more information about the collections available at specific libraries, visit their digital collection pages:
April 12, 2010 · Todd Venie
Did you know that all Georgetown Law students can get a library card from the DC Public Library? Even if you live in Maryland or Virginia, you have borrowing privileges at the DCPL, as well as your home library. For details on how to obtain a library card, visit the Web page of the DC Library, or those of Montgomery County, Alexandria, or Arlington.
You may also not be aware that all of the public libraries in the DC area have far more than books and magazines. They have extensive CD and DVD collections, and also provide access to online digital content, such as audiobooks, and streaming music and video. Even if they do not have an item you are looking for, they can request materials from other libraries for you. So be sure to take advantage of these resources that are available to you for free, and check this blog throughout the week for more information.
October 08, 2009 · Todd Venie
June 09, 2009 · Margaret Krause
Some law review articles that analyze these rules and student practice, in general, are also included in the new guide.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions regarding our new guide.
February 23, 2009 · Todd Venie
The law library has created a new guide to free and low-cost sources of legal materials on the Internet. While our law students and alumni are mostly familiar with Lexis/Nexis and Westlaw, they are usually not familiar with the alternatives to these expensive databases. This new guide is designed to introduce them to the services available, and assist them in determining whether the less expensive options meet their needs. Our goal with this guide is to help our students and alumni become better and more cost-effective researchers in the long run. Please take a look and feel free to suggest any other online sources.
December 09, 2008 · Margaret Krause
The link to news sources allows you to survey the media's coverage of the executive transition.
December 05, 2008 · Todd Venie
November 06, 2008 · Todd Venie
Remember that tools like this are not foolproof (we've already found some problems with CiteGenie) and that law students and lawyers still need to learn and understand how to use the Bluebook.