Secondary Sources: Finding Aids and Legal Scholarship
Library Catalogs as Finding Aids
Using the online catalog of an academic law library

Question 1(a)- Access Pegasus, the online catalog of the Columbia Law School Library at http://pegasus.law.columbia.edu/. Locate a print copy of Diana V. Pratt’s Legal writing: a systematic approach.

What kind of search did you perform? (author, keyword, or title) _

What is its call number and location?
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Is it currently checked out? (Hint: Look under “Status.”)


Question 1(b) - Access Pegasus to locate the catalog record for a book that is relevant to your research interests. (Hint: Use a subject or keyword search.)

What kind of search did you perform? (subject or keyword) _

What is its call number and location?
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Is it currently checked out? (Hint: Look under “Status.”)





Using the online catalog of an academic library

Question 2(a) -**Using CLIO, the online catalog of the Columbia University Libraries, available at http://cliobeta.columbia.edu/, find Introduction to United States law & legal research.
In how many formats is it available? _
Question 2(b) – Using CLIO find “Hadley v. Baxendale: A Study in the Industrialization of the Law.”
Is the full text of this law journal article available to you?
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N.B. As you can see CLIO incorporates a more sophisticated search engine than Pegasus. In fact with one search you can cover both monographs and journal articles, as well as web resources. While not perfect, this is a great step in support of academic research.