In its first-floor Reserve collection, BLS Library provides current editions of casebooks/textbooks that are required for classes. There also are current editions of many treatises, hornbooks and other study aids in the Reserve collection. Note: Study aids are only supplements to required course readings. These print books circulate for two hours. You can search for a specific source by title, author or keywords in SARA catalog. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or to text (718) 734-2432 if you have questions about finding or accessing specific sources.
BLS Library’s guide 1L Resources, Tips and Tools highlights 1L casebooks and study aids available through BLS Library in both print and digital formats. The top-level guide tab: 1L Course Study Aids provides a pull-down menu of subjects. Click a subject, like: Civil Procedure. There are “quick links” to boxes highlighting:
- Selected CALI Lessons (online lessons on specific legal topics created by law professors/librarians – these lessons include review questions)
- Treatises & Hornbooks
- Study Aids Containing Multiple-Choice Questions
- Additional Study Aids
In the 1L guide, sources in a box appear in reverse chronological order (“newest first”). Guide pages also include a search feature (top right). Recently, vendor EBSCO began supporting BLS Library’s desire to circulate Reserve copies of ebooks for two hours. So, EBSCO ebooks like Mastering Multiple Choice for Federal Civil Procedure and A Short & Happy Guide to Torts circulate for two hours. BLS Library’s e-copies of study aids in the Q&A, Understanding and Gilbert Law Summaries series (available through Lexis Digital Library) circulate for three days.
Additionally, the 1L guide identifies print sources and online tools to support legal research and writing. Top-level guide tab: Research, Writing & Citation provides a pull-down menu of resource pages on:
- Legal Research
- Legal Writing & Analysis
- Legal Citation
Please reload the 1L guide’s web page when you visit this guide – BLS Library frequently adds new sources. Reference librarians are happy to help you identify BLS Library’s sources!