Favorite Book Matching Game

Celebrate National Library Week with a book matching game. Match the Library staff with their favorite book. Fill out the answer sheet and submit it. Highest scorer wins a $15 Starbucks e-card. *Only TTU Law students are eligible for prize. In case of a tie for high score, the earliest submission with the highest score will be the winner. Contest open until 4 pm, Tuesday, April 21.

Books

A. The Greek Myths by Robert Graves
B. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
C. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and  Liberation. by Thich Nhat Hanh   
D. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys 
E. Why I Wake Early: New Poems by Mary Oliver
F. Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout  
G. My Big Race! by Roger Audet
H. Scythe (1) (Arc of a Scythe) by Neal Shusterman 
I. The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History by Elizabeth Norton
J. The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Library Staff

Professor Jamie Baker                                     
Ms. Sherry Coffman                                  
Professor Alyson Drake                          
Ms. Amanda Kitten                              
Ms. Faith Garrett
Ms. Sue Kelleher                                  
Ms. Briana Moody
Ms. Barbara Moreno                               
Professor Dajiang Nie                             
Professor Janeen Williams                      

Access to Online Study Aid Resources

During the final month of the spring semester, please be aware of the various resources that the Law Library is making available to the Texas Tech Law School community.  In particular, we wish to highlight the various study aid resources being provided by the Law Library.  These include two familiar (I hope) collections, the West Academic Study Aid library and the CALI library.  We have recently added a new resource for your benefit, the Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Library.  For these and access to other resources, please visit the Remote Access to Library Services libguide located at https://libguides.law.ttu.edu/remotelibraryservices.

West Academic Study Aid Library

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The West Academic Study Aid resource contains many of your favorite study aid series, such as Exam Pro (now with Quizzes), Flash Cards, Blackletter Outlines, and Gilberts to name just a few.  There are over 640+ titles (and counting) covering 1L classes, 2L/3L classes, academic success, and even career success topics.  Take advantage of the note taking and highlighting, search capabilities, copy/paste, and printing.  Users are able to utilize multiple means of access to take advantage of this new resource, using their laptop, tablet, or phone.2 WASA series

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of our subscription to the West Academic Study Aids library, we also are providing access to their new West Academic Assessment product.  This is provided courtesy of West Academic until June 1st.  It provides access to over 5,000 customizable, formative, multiple-choice self-assessment questions that are keyed to West Academic Publishing and Foundation Press casebooks, or available by subject to work with any casebook. You can use the same login created for the West Academic Study Aids resource.

 

CALI

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction resource consists of 1,000+ interactive legal tutorials written by law professors.  There are numerous ways to find the lessons most appropriate for you – by class level, class subject, and many more.

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If you haven’t already created your account, please contact the Law Library’s Reference Team to request the authorization code at 806-742-7155 or reference.law@ttu.edu.

 

Wolters Kluwer Study Aids Library

The Wolters Kluwer Study Aid Library is a new resource that the Law Library is providing to our Law School community.  There are over 200 tiles from some of the most popular study aid series, including Examples & Explanations (E&E’s), Crunchtimes, Glannon Guides, among several others.

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Take advantage of the note taking and highlighting, full-text search, highlighting, and printing.  Users are able to utilize multiple means of access to take advantage of this new resource, using their laptop, tablet, or phone.

 

 

 

For assistance with any of these study aid resources, please contact the Reference Desk between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday via email or phone. Or you can visit the handy Remote Access to Library Services libguide at https://libguides.law.ttu.edu/remotelibraryservices.

Email:  reference.law@ttu.edu

Phone:  806-742-7155

Faces of the Library: Erica Lux-Flores

Erica Staff Spotlight

Erica is one of the most hard working students at Texas Tech Law Library. We are very grateful for her hard work and dedication. Although the library isn’t open right now, you can still find Erica at the online circulation help desk. Please, read her profile and get to know Erica:

What are some of the tasks you do for the TTU Law Library? I work at the circulation desk, and assist students with checking out materials, answering reference questions, and generally being available during my shifts.

 

What is your favorite thing about working at the TTU Law Library? The best part is interacting with students, and making their days just a little bit brighter.

 

What is one thing about the law library that current and prospective students should know? If you lost something, check with us in the Library! We may have it.

 

What is your favorite restaurant in Lubbock? Royal Indian Cuisine and Seoul Korean Restaurant are two of my favorite places!

 

What hobbies or activities do you like to do outside the law library? I love to spend time with my pets, enjoy playing video games, and like to catch up on my favorite shows when things are not too busy at school.

 

Working From Home

Working or studying from home can be a challenge when you are accustomed to going to the University on weekdays. Below are some tips on how to make your workday as productive as possible.

  • Plan for the day-According to Google’s productivity expert, having a plan for the day is essential. She suggests drafting a flexible schedule the night before with critical tasks that you want to complete the next day. The plan helps to ensure you are getting work done.  
  • Seek out quiet spaces-People with a partner, roommates, or kids will need to find a quiet place to work. Consider setting up your work area in a room with a door or in a low traffic area of the house. The quiet works space will prevent unexpected noise during study/work times and conference calls. Try to create a study environment that is distraction-free (or as free from distraction as possible). Attics, basements, and guest bedrooms are all great options.
  • Take care of yourself-Try out some home workouts. Get a good night’s sleep, and for goodness sake, wash your hands!

Visit our remote services guide for more suggestions.

Fun Sites for Stress Relief

It has been an interesting experience working from home, with many advantages as well as challenges. One of the biggest challenge is both letting work go and staying focused. There are times when I get so involved in what I’m doing that I forget to “leave work.” My family has to remind me to “come home!” Other times it’s a challenge to stay focused.

One way to find balance is to build in structured breaks. Just like in the workplace you need to take a break from what you are doing to stay productive. The law library has provided a wide selection of ways to take fun breaks from your work and studies on the “De-stressing Activities” page of our Remote Access to Library Services LibGuide.

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Here are a few of my favorite activities.

I enjoy playing Mahjong and like the Mahjongg Solitaire game from USA Today games site. The USA Today site has a huge variety of games that are quick and fun. I highly recommend this site for online games to play. 247 games If you happen to like Mahjong, another good site is 247 Games. This site has a large variety of games to play including Mahjong and Solitaire. This site is a fun place to find de-stressing games.

The De-stressing Libguide also includes a variety of de-stressing tips and strategies including the Texas Tech University School of Law Mental Wellness Toolkit. There are also a variety of online workout routines! You can stay in shape and improve your mental well-being. If music helps you relax, there are a wide-variety of links to music, especially classical music. Another idea is looking for your favorite radio station online! Many radio stations have streaming music available online and it’s easy to click and listen to your favorite songs.

Something else to check out are the virtual cultural tours. The art museums are wonderful to visit. I also enjoyed the National Park Tours. This site provides 360⁰ views of various national parks. This helps you get outdoors in the wilderness virtually when you are stuck inside. monterey bay I enjoy watching various animal cams including the Monterey Bay Aquarium web cams and the webcams from the San Diego Zoo.

It is still possible to go outside for a walk in the real world and enjoy a great live break from studying or working. However, if you get tired of the view from your neighborhood you can always go outside with other people and take a walk with them and see their neighborhood. You can watch people who have posted videos of themselves walking around in other locations. The “Let’s Go for a Stroll Outside” site has collected some of these videos for easy viewing.

When you feel like you are going stir-crazy, watch other places with webcams. One fun site is the EarthCam site. EarthCam lets you watch webcams from all over the world. You can watch the beach at Fort Lauderdale, Florida or Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia and everywhere in between!

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There are all kinds of online fun things to do to take a quick break from studying and working at home, these are just a few suggestions. Please email me your favorite links to fun breaks and I’ll follow up this blog post with your favorite suggestions.

Complimentary Access to Electronic Case Books

Several publishers are offering law students affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic complimentary access to their electronic case books.

WestAcademic

  • Complimentary electronic case books through June 1st.
  • Please call  877.888.1330 (ext.4) or email support@westacademic.com to setup an e-book.
  • Students must have a West Academic account before they call in. They can use their online study aids account or create an account.
  • Students do not need to provide proof of purchase.

Carolina Academic Press

  • Will work one-on-one with professors to distribute e-book access to students through June 1st.

Westlaw

  • Providing e-books equivalents.
  • This offer is limited to students who own a print copy of the title and who can’t get to their copy due to travel restrictions, leaving it in their dorms, etc.

Lexis

  • Will make title-by-title decisions. 
  • Call 800-833-9844 to see if your case book is eligible.

Bluebook

Greenbook and Manual on Usage & Style (MoUS)

  • Online editions are available at Rulebook, which only works for Apple devices.
  • Greenbook’s price is $15.99 and MoUS’s price is $18.99.

Visit our remote services guide for more information.