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Continuity of Services: Faculty Resources

This guide covers: HUSL Library services, student and faculty resources, and coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For HUSL Faculty

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RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS

To schedule a consultation with a law librarian to discuss a research project or for assistance accessing library resources please email reference@law.howard.edu and include your availability.  We will do our best to accommodate your schedule or find a mutually workable time to meet. 

All appointments will be scheduled using Zoom.

TWEN

Have questions about submitting or accessing past exams or setting up your course page?  Send an email to rakers@law.howard.edu.  

Review the TWEN Presentation to HUSL Faculty (March 11, 2020), slides available here and notes available here.

Bluebook

BLUEBOOK ONLINE

The Law Library has secured a 60-day subscription to the online Bluebook. 

For access to this resource send an email to reference@law.howard.edu requesting a registration key. To expedite processing and verification, be sure to email us from your HUSL email address.  The 60-day period starts on the date the key is registered.

Free & Discounted Ed Tech

  • This alphabetical list includes online resources and educational technologies that are being offered temporarily at low or no cost.  The list is being updated regularly as new offers become available.  Participating companies currently include Adobe, Babbel, Comcast, Mango, and Microsoft -- among others.
  • This list is organized by subject (e.g., remote learning, wellness, communications).  

Temporary Access (COVID-19)

In response to university and library closures around the world, some vendors have made their online resources accessible at no cost.  The resources listed below include information about how to access this content while it's available.  Please note that these resources have only been made available on a temporary basis and are subject to change without notice. 

If you have any questions about access generally, please email reference@law.howard.edu.

Digital Libraries (TEMPORARY)

LEXISNEXIS DIGITAL

LexisNexis is providing temporary access to its LexisNexis Digital Library at no cost, which includes study guides, casebooks, treatises, and practice guides in eBook format. Titles include the Questions & Answers, Understanding, Mastering, and Skills & Values study guides.

​Access is available to faculty by navigating to the virtual library and entering your HUSL email address as the Username.

Access is also available on Android and iOS devices after following these steps:

  1. Download the app.
  2. Send an email to reference@law.howard.edu for the dedicated HUSL library code. To expedite processing and verification, be sure to email us from your HUSL email address.
  3. Sign in with your HUSL email address.

If you need assistance navigating these resources online, basic training guides and additional instructional materials are available on the LexisNexis Digital Library Support & Training page in addition to a Getting Started Guide. As always, you can reach a librarian at reference@law.howard.edu with any additional questions.

WEST ACADEMIC

The West Academic suite of materials, including teaching manuals and self-assessment platform is temporarily available to all current HUSL faculty.   There are question banks keyed to West Academic casebooks as well as general question banks that are generally applicable.  More information about how to use the assessments can be found here.  To ensure only faculty have access to this content, requests must be submitted and approved individually.  Please reach out to us at reference@law.howard.edu and we will help get you set up.  These materials are available through June 1.

REDSHELF

RedShelf Responds is working with a growing number of academic published (e.g., OUP, Cambridge University Press) to provide complimentary access to eBooks. 

  • Visit their login page and create an account with your Howard University email address.
  • Once you confirm your email, you can sign in nd search for books by title, ISBN, and/or author.
  • After identifying a title of interest, click on the details for the title and select "add to my shelf" which will trigger a "read now" option.  You can also add the book to your "shelf" to return at a later date.

NCLC PUBLICATIONS

All materials on the NCLC Digital Library are temporarily accessible using a dedicated username/password for the HUSL community.  Coverage includes Consumer Arbitration Agreements, Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Class Actions, Fair Debt Collection, Mortgage Lending, and Student Loan Law.  Reach out to reference@law.howard.edu for the login.  To expedite processing and verification, be sure to email us from your HUSL email address.  Tips and tricks to navigate the Digital Library can be found online.   

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PRESS PUBLICATIONS

Access restrictions will be removed for over 1150 titles in the UMP dedicated platform through June 30, 2020.

PROJECT MUSE

Project Muse is making scholarly content from participating publishers temporarily available at no cost through their platform.

Calls for Papers, Conferences, and Workshops (Legal Scholarship Blog)

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Consider subscribing directly to the Legal Scholarship Blog and promoting any workshops, conferences, and/or calls for paper that you think should be shared widely.

 

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