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Pizza with Legal Research Toppings

Sept. 21 & Oct, 26, 2015; Jan. 25 & Feb. 29, 2016
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Legal Research Center Conference Room L362
Lunch will be provided


How to use and find court rules and procedure.
John Cannan,, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Adjunct Professor of Law

Everybody knows how to Google, but nobody knows how to do it right.
Steven Thorpe,, Head of Access Services/Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Adjunct Professor of Law

What is a docket and how would I find one?
Lindsay Steussy,, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Adjunct Professor of Law

Free online legal research resources.
Peter, Egler,, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Adjunct Professor of Law

To reserve a seat for any or all of the sessions, please RSVP Steven Thorpe at


Drexel Law Librarian Cited in Supreme Court Ruling

Congratulations to our law librarian John Cannan, whose article "A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History" was cited in the June 25th U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act! More Information...

Legal Research Refresher Materials

Did you miss the Legal Research Center's Researching Your Way to a Successful Summer legal refresher presentation? Or just want the materials for future reference? If so, the presentations are now available for download:

“Are There Any Study Rooms Available?” Signs

If you’re wondering if there are any study rooms available, which rooms are available, or when the next one is due, find one of these signs located throughout the LRC and the Law School building, then scan the QR code with your smart phone and you’ll be taken to the catalog page for the study rooms. If you bookmark this page (and refresh it), you’ll be able to see what study rooms are available from your phone at any time or in any place! Please visit the Circ Desk if you have any questions.

LRC Services Survey

The Legal Research Center is conducting a short survey to gather information about our services, in order to enhance current services and explore potential new ones. If you would like to participate, please follow this link. (All responses are anonymous.) We greatly appreciate your feedback. Thanks for your time!

Technology at the LRC

The LRC has recently added a new Apple charger to the Reserves collection. The charger is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad (4th Generation), and iPods. Other technologies available for 2-Hour check out include: chargers for MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and previous model Mac laptops, iPhones, iPads, and iPods. For PC users, we have a charger with interchangeable adapter heads to fit most PC laptops. We also have webcams, a hands-free headset, HDMI/Ethernet cables, a DVD player, and more. Come check them out today!

HD Webcams Now Available at the LRC Circulation Desk

Need to make a video for class? Or teleconference with classmates? Check out a Logitech Webcam C525 at our Circulation Desk. Features include: HD video recording and calling, built-in microphone, 8 megapixel photos, and 360 degree swivel.

Laptop and Cell Phone Theft Prevention - You Hold the Key!

The Legal Research Center reminds you that thieves on campuses aren't only after your money. They also target laptops and cell phones -- items that too many students carelessly leave unattended. A library may feel like a safe haven, but thefts do occur, and they only take a moment. When you have to step away, even briefly, remember these tips...

  • Take your cell phone with you.
  • Either take your laptop with you or secure it with a laptop lock, which you can check out at the Circ Desk.
  • Any other items of obvious value -- car keys, wallets, purses, etc. -- should also not be left unattended.
  • Don't leave the key to your study room hanging in the door lock; take it with you.

New Laptop Chargers at the Legal Research Center

Forgot your laptop charger at home? You’re in luck! The LRC now offers Apple and PC laptop chargers, available On Reserve at the circulation desk. Our new Apple chargers can be used with the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, the original MacBook Pro, the MacBook, and the MacBook Air. Our PC charger can be used with a wide variety of laptops and netbooks. Come check one out today!

HeinOnline iPad/iPhone app now available

The official HeinOnline iOS app lets you use your iPad or iPhone to view image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, navigate a volume with the electronic table of contents, and use full advanced searching techniques available on HeinOnline. You can download it from the Apple App Store.  After downloading, make sure you’re connected to Drexel’s DragonFly wireless network and from the Menu choose “IP Authentication”, which will allow you unrestricted use of the app for 30 days before needing to re-authenticate.

Mac Printing - updated drivers now available

If you have previously set up wireless printing on your Mac, please download and install one or both of the following updated Pharos print system drivers: LRCPopupBW.dmg (for B&W) and LRCPopupColor.dmg (for color). If you are setting up wireless printing for the first time, please see Mac Setup Instructions. The updated drivers now include support for 64-bit systems.

Required LRC Printing Update - 64-bit printing now available

The libraries have recently updated our Pharos printing system to the latest version, which includes support for 64-bit operating systems. Due to the upgrade, you will need to reinstall the latest drivers to be able to print. Instructions can be found on the Printing and Copying page. If you have any questions, please visit the LRC Circulation Desk.

Mac printing is currently not supported, but updated drivers with Mac support should be available soon. Please check back on this site for updated information.

The Legal Research Center is now on Facebook!

The LRC Facebook page is now up and can be found at "Like" our page to get library news and updates, or just leave a comment and tell us how we're doing!

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