Monthly Archives: October 2011

Take your Spade to Starbucks


For PDFs of the Pentagon Papers, Federal Register, English Reports, law journal articles, or legal classics on the go, there’s now an app for that.

HeinOnline, one of our limited-access databases chock-full of legal history materials and a great Law Journal Library, now has a free iPad and iPhone app available for download. You will need to authenticate the app, but once authenticated, the app allows you to use Hein’s Citation Navigator, browse by volume or review the electronic table of contents and view PDFs of the original sources. So download the app, come on in and authenticate, and then take your journal spade to Starbucks or IMac and enjoy.

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The Future is Access to Legal Information

Circuit Riders Terrye Conroy and David Lehmann partnered with Access to Justice’s Robin Wheeler to put on a Poster session themed, “The Future is Access to Legal Information.” The session was held at the South Carolina Library Association Annual Conference in Charleston, SC on October 21, 2011. It featured information regarding the Circuit Riders Program, the Access to Justice’s program and materials, and Coleman Karesh Law Library’s resources on legal information available to the public on the internet.  The session showcased the availability of free legal information, both on the internet and in the surrounding area, such as the Newberry Self-Help Center. For more information on any of these resources go to the Self-Help Center website,, Circuit Riders website,, or the USC Law Library research guide page for legal information,

Federal Rules eBooks

Following up on David’s prior post on iPad apps, I wanted to highlight an exciting new app. It comes from two of my favorite legal information organizations: CALI, the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction ( and the Legal Information Institute ( Everyone loves the pocket copies of the Federal Rules printed by Lexis and Westlaw for carrying to class, but now you can take a copy of the Federal Rules with you wherever you go– CALI and LII have created eBook versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure.

There are both epub and mobi versions of the books, so they can be read on Nook, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, and any other device that supports the epub format. Best of all, they’re free (though a donation to LII is suggested). You can find and download them at

Have a great Fall Break and Happy Outlining!