Greetings from your resident ELECTRONIC Resources Librarian for a Spotlight on New Law Library Resources.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali
Want to be a sports law champion? Then you need to train your research skills to be able to competently represent your clients. Luckily for you we’ve added an all-star player to our database roster and I think you’re going to like the way they perform in the upcoming seasons: BLASE.
What is it?
A massive database of information all centered around sports and Entertainment law. It has books, scholarly articles, congressional documents, important cases, legislative histories, etc. It intended to be a one-stop-shop for all of your sports law needs.
How to I get to it?
Please see the video below. Soon many of these titles will be integrated into the ASU catalog. Until then, you must access them through HeinOnline:
How do I use it?
That’s a great question and it depends on your purpose. If you’re looking for case law, they’ve got a meticulously sorted list of sports topics that you can choose from: everything from Agents, to Horseracing, to Olympics and Golf. They’ve collected these cases into neat categories so you don’t have to scour Lexis and Westlaw to find them.
Looking to drill-down on the Athlete Agents Act NCCUSL? They’ve got a mini-collection of committee meeting reports, agendas, state by state violations, and (of course) drafts of the final act.
If you’re looking to stay up-to-date on current events, they have a robust collection of sports law periodicals and magazines.
(Pro-Tip: if you click the image box, it will convert the PDF original to a text format so you can cut-and-paste. This works for nearly all HeinOnline PDFs.)
And take a look at the Law Library’s Sports Law LibGuide.
Sean Harrington, Electronic Resources Librarian