On February 17th, PacerPro hosted a panelist discussion with Jean O’Grady, head librarian at DLA Piper, Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, executive director at NYLI, Gavin McGrane, CEO and co-founder of PacerPro, and Robert Dessau, CEO and founder of voxgov.
Below find an excerpt regarding New York Law Institute.
Lucy Curci-Gonzalez kicked us off with a general background overview of NYLI.
The New York Law Institute is much more than a lending library – it is a full information services organization, offering members materials in various formats, including 24/7 availability of electronic databases.
As the oldest circulating law library in New York City, the New York Law Institute (NYLI) has an impressive collection of current, unique, historical and hard-to-find materials. Membership, which is available nationwide, provides access to significant print resources enhanced by remote access to an array of online databases, including nearly 100,000 eBooks.
Use Case 1:
Accessing hearings, congressional records and other materials relevant to legislative intent – particularly older materials that may not otherwise be available on government sites.
NYLI ProQuest access.
ProQuest Congressional (formerly LexisNexis Congressional) provides access to a searchable and constantly expanding collection of materials produced by and for the U.S. Congress, such as: Public Laws, Senate/House Bills, Committee Reports, Committee Hearings, Congressional Record (daily and annual), Congressional Research Service Reports, ProQuest/CIS Legislative Histories.
More information available at: http://www.nyli.org/electronic-resources/proquest-congressional/
Use case 2:
You need help with a specific search or access to specific content, such as:
- You need access to a Lexis cite, but you only have a Westlaw subscription.
- You need expert witness information.
- You need non-legal materials, such as a treatise on HR policies, for your labor practice or a scientific paper.
- You need titles from Mathew Bender or the American Bar Association.
Join NYLI and either search NYLI’s online or print resources or contact one of their expert librarians.