Tax Notes is the Law Library’s newest database. It is a current awareness and tax research database. This product will help you stay on top of current tax news. It is easy and quick to sign-up. Here are the instructions*:
Please go to http://www.taxnotes.com to sign on to the new site. For the initial sign-in, you need to be within your company’s/university’s IP range.
Please follow these steps:
- Please go to http://www.taxnotes.com, and click SIGN IN at the top right.
- In the username field, please enter your Texas Tech University e-mail address. Click Next.
- On the next screen, please click on the blue “Register Here” link.
- You’ll be taken to a Profile page. Enter your name and Texas Tech University e-mail address.
- Choose a password and enter it.
- When you’ve finished the Profile, click SAVE CHANGES.
- You’ll go to the Tax Notes webpage, where you can sign in with your username Texas Tech University and the password you chose.
If you have any problems signing up or setting preferences, please contact Marin Dell (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
*[NOTE: The user must be a Texas Tech University faculty, student or staff to access.]
A new added feature now allows the HeinOnline user to e-mail direct PDF links. This can be done both from search results and from inside any document in the database. Source: HeinOnline Help & Support
BAR/BRI has released the first of what it intends to be an annual survey on the “State of the Legal Field.” The objective is to “evaluate industry perceptions about the state of the legal field,” establishing benchmarks related to student practice readiness, employment expectations, employment trends, and law degree return on investment. Faculty, law students, and practitioners were surveyed.
As one law library director noted, “[m]ost telling for [law librarians], I think, is “key finding #2.” Key finding number 2 of the report noted that:
“Faculty placed very little importance on research, with just 4 percent citing it as the most important skill for recent law school graduates. In contrast, 18 percent of attorneys named research the most important skill a new lawyer should possess.
- Newer attorneys spend more than 30% of their time doing legal research
- Approximately 50% of associates think legal research should be a larger part of the law school curriculum
125 instructional sessions taught by Law Library faculty with 1,968 students in attendance
794 hours spent fulfilling reference requests. 593 of those hours were spent fulfilling faculty research requests
792 reference questions asked
25 inmates assisted
In Spring 2015, the program graduated a total of 16 students. This program has been a great way for students to learn research tools that will be useful to them when they get out into the real world of legal practice. There were a total of 87 students that participated in the program in the Spring.