Faculty Services News In Brief for September 2011
Share Your Scholarship with the World: SSRN & The Scholarly Commons Posting Services
Got scholarship? Of course you do! And the library is here to help you share it with the world via SSRN and the Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons.
Just send your paper and abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll handle posting your paper to SSRN and/or the Scholarly Commons, and we'll be sure to follow any special instructions you have. (You can also use our online submission form.)
The Law Center has two eJournal series on SSRN: Georgetown Public Law & Legal Theory, and Georgetown Business, Economics & Regulatory Law. When you submit your works to one or both of these eJournals, the library will provide your paper with a coversheet, a research paper number, and ensure its distribution via the SSRN eJournal system.
The Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons is a BEPress institutional repository representing the collective intellectual output of the Law Center. We accept your new publications and working papers as well as your older, previously-published works. (Currently, our submitted works go back to 1984!) We also collect works produced by Law Center institutes. See our FAQs for more information about the Scholarly Commons.
Time-Saving Tip: Access the Library Using Your Browser
The Law Library has a browser toolbar for use in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The toolbar is customized to provide direct access to the library's databases and services. Database links work on and off campus.
You can download it here: http://georgetownlawlibrary.mylibrarytoolbar.com
Below is a summary of the features and elements of the toolbar we've included. Updates to the toolbar are installed automatically unless you disable this feature. This means that you'll get additional links to new content and services as we add them to the toolbar. If you have any suggestions about the toolbar, please let us know.
The search option allows you to directly search these websites: Georgetown Law Library, GULLiver (the Georgetown Law Library Catalog), Georgetown Law Center, Google Scholar and Wikipedia. A final option in this part of the toolbar lets you search whichever site you're currently viewing, whether or not that site has a search engine of its own.
We've selected the most popular links from our website to give you direct access to these destinations from the toolbar. These include links to Exams, Research Guides, the E-Journal Finder, Law Center Email, our catalog and GoCard information.
The top entries in this list are to the most popular law-related databases used by our students: LexisNexis, Westlaw, CALI, and Hein Online. The following section contains an alphabetical list of most of our other licensed databases. The links will work on or off campus for all authorized Georgetown users.
The toolbar allows us to integrate feeds from selected blogs so you can get headlines directly in the toolbar. Our toolbar includes all posts made to Georgetown Law Library's Due Process Blog, as well as everything posted to the Georgetown Law Faculty Blog.
This final link takes you directly to the Live Help feature of our website, which allows Georgetown law students, staff and faculty to chat directly with our reference librarians to receive help with legal research. When the reference desk is open, you can use this service to chat live with us.
Featured App: OyezToday
The Oyez Project and the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law have recently released OyezToday, a new iPhone app full of information and media related to the current U.S. Supreme Court docket.
OyezToday is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
With OyezToday, you can read the day's opinions and listen to oral arguments. Opinions, oral arguments and transcripts are available shortly after they are released by the Court. One of the best features is that you can download argument audio synchronized to its transcript and search the audio.
In addition, OyezToday provides abstracts for every Supreme Court case granted review and summaries of the Court's most recent decisions Recordings of opinion announcements from the bench will be released at the start of the Court's next term.
Citation Tools: New Resource Page
In case you missed the Faculty Technology Retreat, we have developed a new resource page for a few of the most popular citation managers: RefWorks, Zotero and Mendeley. Citation managers help you collect and manage your research sources; if you're frustrated with remembering and organizing sources, you might look into using one of these tools.
On our resource page, you'll find a comparison of the tools' features, information on how well each tool works with the Bluebook, and information on accessing and using each tool.
If you would like more information about citation tools or a personalized training session to determine which tool would be best for you, please contact Jennifer Davitt.
Faculty Scholarship Report
Below please find the additions to the Library's Faculty Scholarship Database since August 1. Please notify Jennifer Davitt if you have additions to your bibliography or if you have comments about the database.
Forthcoming Works - Books
Lawrence B. Solum & Robert Bone, Civil Procedure: Cases and Context (New York: Aspen Publishers forthcoming).
Lawrence B. Solum, Civil Procedure: Principles and Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press forthcoming).
Robin L. West, Normative Jurisprudence: An Introduction (New York: Cambridge University Press forthcoming).
Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works
Michael Diamond, Deconstructing the Concentration of Poverty: The Failure of HOPE, in Community, Home, and Identity (Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate forthcoming).
Barry E. Carter, International Law: Selected Documents (New York: Wolters Kluwer 2011-2012 ed.). [BOOK]
Barry E. Carter & Allen S. Weiner, International Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer 6th ed. 2011). [BOOK]
Book Chapters and Collected Works
Adam Levitin & Susan M. Wachter, Information Failure and the U.S. Mortgage Crisis, in The American Mortgage System: Crisis and Reform 243-270 (Susan M. Wachter & Marty Smith eds., Phila., Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press 2011). [SSRN] [BOOK]
Open for Business: The Impact of the CFPB on Small Business: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Investigations, Oversight & Regulations of the H. Comm. on Small Bus., 112th Cong., July 28, 2011 (Statement of Adam Levitin) (CIS-No.: Pending). [WWW]
New Books in the Faculty Lounge
The following newly acquired library books are currently on display for you in the McDonough Faculty Lounge. Please feel free to browse the cart and to use our self-checkout option to take the books back to your office. The display rotates weekly.
- Black in Latin America, by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- A Brief History of Justice, by David Johnston
- Children's Testimony: A Handbook of Psychological Research and Forensic Practice, by Michael E. Lamb et al.
- China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving: Raising Little Suns in Xiamen, by Esther C. L. Goh
- Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures, by Radha Sarma Hegde
- Counterclaims before the International Court of Justice, by Constantine Antonopoulos
- Democratic Legitimacy: Impartiality, Reflexivity, Proximity, by Pierre Rosanvallon; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
- Distinction and Relationship between Jus Ad Bellum and Jus In Bello, by Keiichiro Okimoto
- Education and Cultural Citizenship, by Nick Stevenson
- Everyday Information: The Evolution of Information Seeking in America, by William Aspray & Barbara M. Hayes
- Father-Daughter Relations in Biblical Law, by Joseph Fleishman
- The Future of Power, by Joseph S. Nye
- Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850, by Sandra Slater & Fay A. Yarbrough
- Howard Zinn on Race, by Howard Zinn; with an introduction by Cornel West
- International Dispute Settlement, by J.G. Merrills
- Promises and Contract Law: Comparative Perspectives, by Martin Hogg
- Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America, by Kim Voss & Irene Bloemraad
- Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America, by Cameron McWhirter
- Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety, by E. Summerson Carr
- Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, by Rob Nixon
- Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media, by Charles Wankel; in collaboration with Matthew Marovich, Kyle Miller & Jurate Stanaityte
- Testing the National Covenant: Fears and Appetites in American Politics, by William F. May
- Theoretical Perspectives on American Indian Education: Taking a New Look At Academic Success and the Achievement Gap, by Terry Huffman
- Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, by Christian Parenti
- Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, by Erica Chenoweth & Maria J. Stephan