Diana Botluk, MS, JD
Associate Director & Head of Public Services
Jason Murray, MSLS, JD
Tenured Reference Librarian
Associate Professor of Law Library
Cynthia Barnes, JD
Assistant Professor of Law Library
BOOKS: Library Catalog -- To find a book is in the Barry Law Library, either in print or digital format, check the catalog. If you know the exact title, try a Title search. If you're looking for books on a more general topic, such as discovery, try a Keyword search.
(You can do this from off campus as well, but you have to sign in to Weblaw first, via http://ezproxy.barry.edu.)
From here, if you know the citation of an article, you can just enter it in Blue Book format by clicking on the "Citation Navigator" tab near the top left.
If you need to search for keywords or anything else (which is how you’ll probably conduct your searches), click the “Search” tab near the top left, and select “Advanced Search,” which gives you more options than the default Search option.
Now you can search for keywords (like "Chapter 11" and "creditor") in an article title or in the main text or any combinations thereof.
You can also search by an author’s name if you know an expert on your topic, and you can limit your searches by subject, by date, or by journal title.
I always start out searching by article title instead of text, because if the key words you’re interested in is in the title, chances are that article is going to be on point. I also like to sort by “Volume Date Descending” so the results are displayed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent ones at the top of the list.
Once you find the article you want, you can navigate through it one page at a time, or download or print it in PDF format.
If you ever need any additional help with HeinOnline, just ask any of the Reference Librarians or e-mail LawReferenceLibrarians@barry.edu, and we will be happy to help you further. I feel really strongly about this resource, and consider it one of the best in our collection.
If you don’t get ideal results right away, don’t panic! So much of research (online and otherwise) is trial and error, trying to get that perfect combination of search terms.