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Study Aids: Introduction

Introduction

The following Guide presents an overview of print and electronic study aids that are available in the Center for Legal Information's print and electronic collections. Scroll over the Topics categories on the left side of the screen to find a particular subject area. 

Study Aids

Name and Description Who May Use the Resource?  How Do You Access the Resource?

CALI

CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a non-profit organization. Most law schools in the country are CALI members.CALI provides online tools, lessons, and other learning resources on nearly all legal subjects. 

In addition to lessons on traditional legal topics, CALI also contains lessons on Law School Success topics such as note-taking, case briefs, exams, and grit.

  • Restricted to Duquesne Law faculty, and students.                                                                                                                                                             
  • You must register for an individual account. You will need an authorization code to set up the account. 
  • To obtain the CALI Student Authorization Code please login to DORI. The authorization code is available under the School of Law Resources on the lower left side of the screen. To find the School of Law Resources, select "Student" from the Go To options at the top right side of the screen, then select the "Academics" tab. 
  • Once you have the authorization code, you can register for an individual password using your "duq.edu" email address. 

Lexis Digital Library on OverDrive

Users can check out ebook versions of various study aids, including titles from the Mastering, Understanding, and Questions & Answers series. More than one user can have a book checked out at the same time. Users can read, bookmark, annotate, cut-and-paste, and highlight borrowed materials.

The checkout period for OverDrive books is two weeks after which time the item will expire; however, you will be able to check it out again. If you have used the OverDrive Read software, your annotations and highlights will still be available under your “History & Notes” section in OverDrive.

Users may check out a maximum of 10 items at any one time.

  • Restricted to Duquesne Law faculty, staff, and students. 
  • To check out materials in OverDrive, you will need the 16 digit number that is on the front of your Duquesne University I.D. card.

Quimbee

Quimbee is a study aid that provides written and short-video case briefs, video lessons by subject, flashcards, outlines, and sample multiple-choice and essay questions.  

  • Restricted to Duquesne Law faculty and students. 
  • You need to create an individual account. Law students and faculty members can sign up for Quimbee using this link. 
  • Please use your "duq.edu" email address.
  • Your Quimbee account should remain active for as long as you have access to your "duq.edu" email account. 

 

Quimbee is a study aid that provides written and short-video case briefs, video lessons by subject, flashcards, outlines, and sample multiple-choice and essay questions. You need to create an individual account to use this resource. Law students and faculty members can sign up for Quimbee using this link. Please use your "duq.edu" email address. Your Quimbee account should remain active for as long as you have access to your "duq.edu" email account. 

A link to Quimbee's website and a link to register for an account can both be found on the DCLI website under "Study Aids." 

 

CALI stands for the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction. It is a non-profit organization. Most law schools in the country are CALI members.CALI provides online tools, lessons, and other learning resources on nearly all legal subjects. As a member school, all Duquesne Law students have access to CALI and can create an account at www.cali.org. A link to CALI's website and information on how to register for an account can be found on the DCLI website under "Study Aids." 

To obtain the CALI Student Authorization Code please login to DORI. The authorization code is available under the School of Law Resources on the lower left side of the screen. To find the School of Law Resources, select "Student" from the Go To options at the top right side of the screen, then select the "Academics" tab.

Once you have the authorization code, you can register for an individual password using your "duq.edu" email address. 

Tips

  • In addition to lessons on traditional legal topics, CALI also contains lessons on Law School Success topics such as note-taking, case briefs, exams, and grit.
  • Try using the Subject Outline view to get the best sense of what lessons are available on a topic.
  • Under the Dashboard tab, you can find a link for Lesson Runs. This shows you all the CALI Lessons that you have run during the current semester, a link to resume the Lesson unless it is marked as complete,  your score if any, and your professor's name if you ran the Lesson via LessonLink. If your professor's name is listed, then he or she should have received a copy of your score.
  • Most of the study resources on CALI are interactive tutorials. However, they have some podcasts on limited topics including contracts, payment systems, secured transactions, and academic success.
  • CALI lessons are interactive, meaning that students get individualized questions. If you miss a question, you might get additional questions on that topic to make sure that you master it. Therefore, the "circle" at the top of the screen may not close completely for some students.

Please contact Julie Tedjeske if you have any questions.

 

Through the OverDrive ebook platform, users can check out ebook versions of various study aids, including titles from the Mastering, Understanding, and Questions & Answers series. Users can read, bookmark, annotate, cut-and-paste, and highlight borrowed materials. Access is restricted to current Duquesne Law faculty, staff, and students.

Access Information:

To checkout materials in OverDrive, you will need the 16 digit number that is on the front of your Duquesne University I.D. card.

Tips:

  • The checkout period for OverDrive books is two weeks after which time the item will expire; however, you will be able to check it out again. If you have used the OverDrive Read software, your annotations and highlights will still be available under your “History & Notes” section in OverDrive.
  • Users may check out a maximum of 10 items at any one time.

For More Information:

Please search the library catalog to locate print study aids. We collect nutshells as well as the Mastering, Understanding, and Examples and Explanations series, among others. 

Guide Created and Maintained by Julie Tedjeske.

Last Updated: February 2, 2021.