General GuidelinesBefore you start the library exercise, please read these guidelines:
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The Library Assignment
Type Your Topic. (Use this topic or a variation of it in each section of this assignment.)
Open The Penn College Madigan Library Catalog On The Library Homepage And Follow The Directions Below
On The Madigan Library Homepage under "Research" heading, click on "How To Guides." Click on the "Find Other Library Catalogs" tab. Click on the "Local Libraries and Their Catalogs" tab. Select a catalog from the list, and complete the following instructions:
Click on "Databases" under the "Research" heading on the Library's Homepage. Next, click on "Databases A to Z" and find Proquest (General) [one of many full-text databases PCT suscribes to] and follow the directions below.
LexisNexis Academic:On the LexisNexis homepage, find the red search box. Above that box, click the drop-down arrow in the "Search by Subject or Topic" box. Under the LEGAL category, you may select any of these choices: Federal and State Cases, Landmark Cases, State Statutes and Regulations, and Federal Statutes and Regulations. Do not search in any other categories in this database.
Campus Research (Westlaw):On the Westlaw homepage, find the "Browse" box and click on either the "Federal Materials" or the "State Materials" tab. In Federal Materials you may choose Federal Cases, United States Code Annotated (USCA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or Federal Register. These will give you access to either federal court cases, federal statutes (USCA) or federal administrative law (CFR or Federal Register). In State Materials, select the state you want to search. Then, select only from the Cases, Statutes and Court Rules, or Regulations categories. If you decide to search in the Statutes and Court Rules for your state, the first link in that category is the only one you should use.
No credit will be given for journal articles from either of these two legal databases. Your selection must be either statutory, administrative, or case law.
Follow the directions below.
Open this excerpt, which is taken from a print magazine index. Scroll to the bottom of the excerpt to see what the arrows stand for. Then, read this description that explains how a print index works. (Note: Print magazine indexes are located on the second floor of the Madigan Library in the collapsible shelving.)
At the top of your screen in the "Location" box type this web address: http://www.ask.com.
Your Full Name:
Your College Email:
Type the security word (given to you by your professor).