*New* Agricultural & Environmental Science Database

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Renowned for our Environmental Law programs, the Cornell library continues seeking new resources to add to our collection. Recently, we subscribed to a new database by Proquest called Agricultural & Environmental Science Database. As its name indicates, this database contains full-text and index articles on agricultural research and allied disciplines including: agricultural economics; animal and veterinary sciences; aquaculture and fisheries; farming and farming systems; food and human nutrition; forestry; and plant sciences.

Subject areas include:
• Agricultural economics
• Agricultural entomology
• Agricultural history
• Agriculture (general)
• Agriculture engineering
• Agriculture products
• Air pollution
• Animal sciences
• Biotechnology
• Botany
• Control technologies
• Endangered species
• Energy
• Environmental design
• Environmental education
• Environmental law and policy
• Environmental safety
• Geophysical and climate change
• Global warming
• International environmental policy
• Land use and pollution
• Marine pollution
• Noise pollution
• Population
• Population studies
• Radiological contamination
• Resource management
• Solid and toxic waste
• Sustainable development
• Toxicological effects
• Transportation
• Waste management
• Water pollution
• Wildlife / biodiversity
• Zoology

This database can be accessed through the A-Z Database List. To learn more about this resource and searching techniques, check out this research guide.

 

Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian,

Chenfang Yang, cyang@vermontlaw.edu, 802-831-1445

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*NEW*Summer & Post-Graduation Access info about Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law

Want to know your access privilege to your favorite legal databases for the summer or post-graduation? Here are all the details you need to know.

For our Graduates

Westlaw

You will begin to see a pop-up message whenever you log into lawschool.westlaw.com prompting you to agree to the Grad Elite program three months before your graduation date. Once you agree on that pop-up, you will be enrolled in the Grad Elite program. The pop-up will continue to appear whenever you log into lawschool.westlaw.com until you accept enrollment in Grad Elite.

Students who register for Grad Elite will have 60 hours of access per month to Westlaw for six months after graduation to be used for non-commercial purposes.

Contact our Westlaw representative, Estee Waxman at estee.waxman@thomsonreuters.com, or call 1-800-850-WEST (9378) with questions.

Lexis Advance

  • You have access to Lexis Advance with student ID for six months after graduation.
  • You’ll receive an email from Lexis when your new Graduate Homepage is live at lexisnexis.com/lawschool for learning resources and employment tools just for graduates.
  • Once your new Graduate Homepage is live at lexisnexis.com/lawschool, you’ll have the opportunity to select one of these three subscriptions to enhance your legal work:
  • Law360® breaking legal news and trends keep you current in your practice area.
  • Lexis Practice Advisor® for practical guidance and interactive legal forms in 13 areas of law. Get up to speed quickly drafting for a new area of law on the job or in your own practice.
  • The groundbreaking Lexis for Microsoft® Office® tool, which allows you to draft, review and research all in one place. This efficiency tool allows you to access Lexis Advance while working inside a Word document. Additionally, this tool can help validate citations and generate a Table of Authorities. Now available for Mac through Microsoft® Office 365™.

LEXISNEXIS® ASPIRE

Public service work may be your primary goal, or may allow you to make a difference while gaining experience. Lexis provides a longer period of access to Lexis Advance with a unique ASPIRE ID.

Review the eligibility requirements below, and if your employment qualifies, apply for an ASPIRE ID using the form at: lexisnexis.com/grad-access

(You will need your student ID to apply. Please contact your law school’s LexisNexis® Account Executive if you don’t remember it.)

Eligibility

All graduates (including December graduates) engaged in verifiable 501(c)(3)* public interest work will qualify. You will need to provide documentation verifying your public interest employment. This could be a letter confirming your start date on organization letterhead

Exclusions

  • Government work (even if unpaid)*
  • Work for a law firm (even if it represents a non-profit organization)

What to expect

Within two weeks of submitting your ASPIRE registration you will receive an email notifying you whether or not your eligibility and documentation meet program requirements. If your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive an ID and password for ASPIRE access to Lexis Advance services within a few weeks of your graduation. Your ASPIRE ID will last for 12 months from the time you received it.

If you are not eligible, Lexis Advance access will continue automatically for six months with your student ID.

*Government work such as working for a district attorney’s office or public defender’s office; administrative agencies; or clerking for a judge is excluded because these entities are not 501(c)(3) organizations. A 501(c)(3) organization is defined as one that is organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary or educational purposes.

If you have any questions, please contact our Lexis representative Meredith Shuman Casale at meredith.shuman@lexisnexis.com or 800-45-LEXIS.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides unrestricted access for six months following graduation.

If you don’t have your account information, go to www.bloomberglaw.com and click on “forgot username?” or “forgot your password?” Please be sure to use your VLS email address.

For our Continuing Students

Westlaw

You will automatically have your passwords extended for summer use with no additional steps required on your part. During the summer, you will receive 180 hours of Westlaw usage per month which can be used for non-commercial purposes.

Contact our Westlaw representative, Estee Waxman at estee.waxman@thomsonreuters.com, or call 1-800-850-WEST (9378) with questions.

Lexis Advance

 You will have unlimited access to Lexis Advance for classes or employment.

You do not need to extend the password and there are no restrictions on the use of your law school ID. For questions and research help, please contact our Lexis representative Meredith Shuman Casale at meredith.shuman@lexisnexis.com or 800-45-LEXIS.

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law provides unrestricted access throughout the summer months and for six months following graduation.

If you don’t have your account information, go to www.bloomberglaw.com and click on “forgot username?” or “forgot your password?” Please be sure to use your VLS email address.

If you have any questions about Bloomberg Law, please contact our representative Deborah Cline dcline@bna.com, or call 1-888-560-BLAW (2529).

 

 

National Survey of State Laws now available on HeinOnline!

Previous only available in print in the reference collection, now available both in print and on HeinOnline, National Survey of State Laws is an indispensable reference work provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and controversial legal topics in the United States: abortion, the right to die, gun control, prayer in public schools, marijuana, marriage, personal income tax, drunk driving, capital punishment, right to work, lemon law, leases and other agreements, child custody, legal ages, and many other areas.

national survey

“This database version of Rich Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws provides an overall view of some of the most sought-after and controversial legal topics in the United States. Users are able to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The new 7th edition, along with the 6th and 5th editions, are included in database format, which also allows users to compare the same laws as they existed in 2005, 2008 and 2015. All print editions are included in HeinOnline’s image-based, fully searchable, user-friendly platform.”

To learn how to navigate the National Survey of State Laws on HeinOnline, watch this brief tutorials on Youtube.

Consult a librarian for a research session if you have any questions!