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ELHE6004: Legal Issues in American Higher Education: Home

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The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 8:00pm on Saturday. You can also Chat with a Librarian using the box at the right.

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Welcome to the David & Lorraine Cheng Library

This guide should serve as a starting point for research for your Legal Issues in American Higher Education course. Use the tabs at the top of the guide to locate different types of resources. If you have any questions, please let us know.

The Evolving Legal Landscape

Thanks to the Internet, legal information is freely available from a variety of sources and some of the best sources include government websites, law libraries as well as some commercial websites. Gone are the days of spending hours using books to locate information since much of this can be found online. Limiting your searches to domains that end in .gov or .edu is also a good way to locate reliable sources of legal information.

Library Services for Graduate Students

As a graduate student, there are a variety of Library services available to you. This link will introduce you to many of these services.

Here are some highlights:

Graduate students may borrow most print books for one semester. A WPUNJ ID card is required to borrow materials from Cheng Library. If you don't have a WPUNJ ID card you need to go to Hospitality Services, located in the Student Center. The ID Center is open 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Check here for their late night hours.

The Graduate Study Room in Library 211 contains individual study carrels and soft seating. All registered WPUNJ graduate students can access by swiping their student IDs. 

William Paterson Master's Theses are located in the Reference area on the 1st floor of Cheng Library. More recent William Paterson theses are available through the database, Theses @ The William Paterson University of New Jersey

 

Librarian

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Nancy Weiner
Contact:
Assistant Director
Access & Information Services
William Paterson University
David & Lorraine Cheng Library
Reference Office 107f
973-720-2161
weinern@wpunj.edu