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Mental Health and Well-Being Recap

Over the past few years we’ve done a number of posts on mental health and well-being. Some of the posts cover items in our collection, while others are about an article or website, and others are tips. We thought we’d highlight some of the recent ones in case you missed them:

Recharge Outdoors for Your Mental Health

Apps for Mental Health

ABA Student Lawyer Mental Health Essentials

Meditation & Yoga Videos on Our Mental Health Guide

Ten Books on Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga from Our Collection

Mindfulness Study of Law Students Shows Positive Results

Stress Relief with a Legal Coloring Book

Self-Care and Racial Stress


New C|M|LAW Law Library Guide on Instructional Resources for Online & Remote Teaching

image of woman instructor with laptop and several multimedia effectsOnline classes are more important than ever, and remote teaching is likely to continue to have a presence in the upcoming academic year.  The C|M|LAW Library’s new Instructional Resources for Online & Remote Teaching guide will be useful for faculty and librarians planning classes for the Fall semester.  The new guide provides information on numerous recent journal articles, journals, books, and resources on several organization websites.  The guide also provides information on educational fair use resources; image/sound/music/video resources; selected free products that allow one to embed questions and other materials in videos; as well as selected free captioning, translating, annotating, and authoring tools and software.

Taking Estate & Trusts, Taxation or Another Class This Summer? Get a Study Aid

Study aids can help you review class materials and solidify concepts before exams. C|M|LAW students have access to both online and print study aids through the library.

If you want an online study aid that you can read on your phone, laptop or desktop at home, or if you like listening to audiobooks, then our West Academic study aid package is for you. Through West Academic, you have access to study aids in popular series such as –

  • Concepts and Insights
  • Nutshells
  • Concise Hornbooks
  • Gilbert Law Summaries
  • Exam Pro

Like physical books as well? The library has a great collection of print study aids that you can check out. You can search for a study aid by keyword or title in Scholar, the library’s catalog. Or you can browse selected titles in our Study Aids research guide. One of the most popular study aid series is the Understanding Series, which you can find in our print collection.

Sources for Congressional Hearings

Congress building Along with bill versions and committee reports, committee hearings are part of the documents making up a legislative history. Researchers can look at hearings to read what witnesses called before the Congress have to say—pro or con—about a proposed piece of legislation. There are a number of sources you can use to find hearings, and these are listed out in our popular Legislative History Research Guide. For recent hearings, a good free government source is GovInfo. Older hearings are easiest to fine on the Proquest Congressional and HeinOnline databases.

Research Guides to Improve Lawyering Skills

Part of going to law school is learning the law, but it also entails learning lawyering skills. There are a number of options at the law library to help you improve these skills. We always tell students to refer to our guides first if they are unfamiliar with a topic and/or are looking for specific information, and lawyering skills are no different.

Part of being a lawyer is being an advocate and leader for clients and the community. Our Leadership and the Law guide offers books, articles, videos, and other media on the topic.

The Forms and Practice Materials guide is a great research tool for forms and how-to practice materials.

Our Litigation guide is available for Trial and Appellate Advocacy resources.

Finally, good mental health is important for performing at your best, so check out the Mental Health and Well-Being guide.