Welcome to the Cornell Library Blog!

The purpose of the blog is to connect patrons to the vast resources available in the Cornell Library.

Posts often correspond with current events and materials we have at the Library related to those events. Not only do posts highlight specific resources, and faculty work, but they also offer tips as to how to use search terms within JULIEN  to find materials.

We also post the library’s hours, events, acquisitions and news here.

Thanks for visiting!

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Database of the Month for October — Law360

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VLS students, faculty, and staff now have access to the Law360 website and newsletter service under the law school’s LexisNexis subscription. Every business day, Law360 publishes more than 175 articles across 40+ practice, industry and state sections. Law360 is read by over 100,000 law firm and business professionals, including litigators, corporate counsel, and transactional attorneys. It’s a one-stop source for the legal news and analysis.

Watch this short video to find out what Law360 can offer:

A few highlights what Law360 offers:

  • Articles link directly to court dockets and key documents.
  • Companies and firms are hyperlinked to pages with full coverage of all major developments involving the organization.
  • Set up daily email newsletters to track 20,000+ companies, firms and industries news and analysis

You can access Law360 either directly from law360.com (within VLS network), or through Lexis Advance. On Lexis Advance, Law360 content is searchable by adding it as a filter.

You can set up an email newsletter alert by practice area, industry, or states. Instructions on how to set up these newsletters are here.

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about Law360, please contact a reference librarian.

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Database of the Month for September — ebrary

Ebrary is an ebook databases that covers over 70,000 titles in multiple disciplines. The topics ebrary covers range from art, education, history to law, political sciences, social sciences, and philosophy. Very recently, ebrary just updated its online reader which streamlines the online reading and downloading experience. The interface and navigation is much cleaner and more straightforward. You can start searching ebook titles using JULIEN. There will be a direct link taking you to the title page in ebrary. Or, you may conduct a search directly in ebrary (can be accessed through the database list).

Once you land at the book page, you’ll be able to read the ebook online, create a pdf and print certain pages, or download the entire book for up to 14 days. This is what the page will look like.


Here are some of the great features ebrary offers:

  • Anytime access
  • Off-campus access
  • Downloading to laptop/desktop
  • Copying and pasting
  • Highlighting
  • Automatic citations
  • Ability to email texts
  • Downloading to devices
  • Annotating

If you’d like a more detailed instruction on printing, downloading, or creating an ebrary account, check out the guide on ebooks created by our colleague Lisa. On this site, you’ll also find instructions on reading ebooks on your devices. If you need more information, ebrary also created a guide on finding, searching and using ebooks.

We are thrilled that ebrary is part of our subscribed database collection. We hope you’ll find it a useful tool for your researches. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions about using this database. Email us at reference@vermontlaw.edu, any of the reference librarians will be able to help.

P.S., on a side note, VLS recently had a new website. The full library contents (ILL, databases, library hours, etc.) are on the portal site (portal.vermontlaw.edu/library). VLS login is required.


Chenfang Yang



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Library Hours Update

Our library hours starting tomorrow through orientation week are:
Thursday & Friday Aug., 14 and 15 8AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday Aug., 16 and 17 CLOSED
Monday – Thursday Aug., 18 – 21 8AM – 8PM
Friday Aug., 22 8AM – 5PM
Saturday Aug., 23 9AM – 5PM

Fall hours begin on Sunday, August 24th :
Monday – Thursday 8AM – Midnight
Friday 8AM – 10PM
Saturday 9AM – 10PM
Sunday 9AM – Midnight

*The Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

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