Filippa Anzalone
Filippa Marullo Anzalone
Professor and Associate Dean for Information and Technology Services, Law School

“Mentors and apprentices are partners in an ancient human dance, and one of teaching's great rewards is the daily chance it gives us to get back on the dance floor. It is the dance of the spiraling generations, in which the old empower the young with their experience and the young empower the old with new life, reweaving the fabric of the human community as they touch and turn.” (Parker J. Palmer)

Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome back to school for academic year 2015-2016. Now that we have had a couple of weeks of classes and the semester is underway, I would like to invite you to peruse our Law Library Newsletter to learn about new services and resources.

One article of note is about an exciting new resource on Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions. Corporate Transactions is a web-based drafting tool available to students, faculty and staff. Please peruse this newsletter to find out more; it is filled with information about new resources, our unusual check out items available in the Law Library, and free access to the New York Times. You might be interested in reading about BePress’s ExpressO Law Review submission service and updates to Selected Works, and you will find a law themed diversion in the article about the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room’s exhibit on the Magna Carta and the upcoming exhibit on legal formbooks.

This newsletter is filled with information about these topics and many more such as: a LibGuide for your RA; Canvas apps; and new personnel changes at the Law Library.

Remember, please contact the Law Library and ATR with questions about services, resources, or anything else you can think of. We are your partners for success. Best wishes for a joyful and productive academic year 2015-2016!


Filippa Marullo Anzalone
Professor of Law
Associate Dean for Library & Technology Services

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Intelligize - A New Way to Research SEC Filings

The BC Law Library has a new tool to streamline your corporate filings research: Intelligize. The Intelligize platform is the preferred research tool for many corporate law offices and financial firms. Using Intelligize, you can easily drill down to discover language in clauses and sections contained within filings. In addition, Intelligize analyzes the language within filings. This process provides normalized clauses to allow retrieval of similar risk factor language, for example, across filings. Just this month, Intelligize added a "registered offerings" database to streamline access to over 10,000 filings from 2010 to present. Among other features, this new database allows users to track legal fees tables from the registration filing and sort those fee tables by industry or offering size.

Intelligize replaces the Law Library’s Securities Mosaic subscription. Due to the added features in the Intelligize search engine, we have selected this database as the best tool to facilitate your securities research. All BC Law faculty members can access Intelligize by using the link from the Law Library's list of databases and registering for a personal account using their BC e-mail address. If you would like assistance getting started with Intelligize, please contact your Law Library liaison or e-mail for an appointment.

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Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions is Now Available:

Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions is a new web-based drafting tool which is now available to students, faculty and staff via the Bloomberg Law research platform. This tool helps you draft an agreement by finding and incorporating relevant clauses from actual agreements on file with the Securities & Exchange Commission, refine your draft by comparing and analyzing your text against standard language used in actual agreements in public filings, and improve your effectiveness and efficiency with guidelines, samples, forms and checklists. You can also use this tool to research EDGAR, state and federal laws and regulations, BNA portfolios and Deal Analytics. To access Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions, simply login to the Bloomberg Law platform with your username and password and click on the “Looking for Bloomberg Law: Corporate Transactions?” radio button on the Corporate/M&A practice center or the Transactional Resources page.

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Rare Book Room News

The current exhibit, Exploring Magna Carta, will be on display through November. Please come visit our treasure trove of Magna Carta-related materials, in honor of the Great Charter’s 800th anniversary!

Next up? Keep an eye out for an exhibit of our fabulous collections of legal formbooks. Lawyers—litigators and transactional practitioners alike—spend an inordinate amount of time drafting documents. One of the oldest categories of legal literature is formbooks, which keep lawyers from having to reinvent the wheel every time they need to draft a particular type of pleading, contract, etc. This will be a great way to learn about this important category of literature, which continues to expand today.

As always, please encourage your students to use the Rare Book Room as a quiet study space, whenever the room is open, generally weekdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Also, please contact Laurel Davis at if you are interested in integrating a Rare Book Room visit or exhibit into your course!

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Integrate your Library Contact to Your Canvas Course

Is there a paper or other research activities associated with one or more of your courses? Canvas makes it easy to link your Library Contact directly to your Canvas Course.

  • Start by selecting the course to which you want to add a librarian.
  • Then click on the “People” bar on the left-hand side.
  • Type or paste your librarian’s email in the box in the form, select librarian from the pull-down “Role” menu, and click the “next” button.
  • If the email address was correct you will get a message that says, “Validated and ready to add users.”
  • Click the “Add Users” button. You will get a message saying, “The following users have been enrolled.”
  • You now have a choice of clicking “add more users” or “done.”
  • The librarian will receive an email invitation to participate in the course. Until the librarian accepts the course invitation, her status will display as pending.

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Canvas on the Go

If you are an iPhone or an Android user, Canvas can be accessed via mobile app or through your mobile browser – however the best experience for using Canvas on your phone will be through the various apps. To get the apps, visit your Android or iOS app store, search for Canvas by Instructure, and download the proper one for you – they are free. Once you open an app, you’ll need to set it up to work with the Boston College Canvas site, but from there you can work with Canvas on your phone.

You can also use Canvas on your iPad. Simply visit the iTunes store, download the free app (iPad version), and follow the instructions once you open the app.

If you are interested in learning more about using the Canvas apps, visit to access the various Canvas User Guides.

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What’s New with Library Research Guides

The Law Library research guides have a new look which we think makes them easier to use and find. Guides cover generalized and specialized legal research topics, and also provide useful information for students in particular school activities like clinics, journals, or employed as faculty research assistants.

To browse existing guides, click on the Research link on the top of the Law Library home page. Or search for research guides on a particular subject by first clicking on “Research Guides” at the top of the search box.

If you are teaching a paper course contact your library/faculty contact to have a guide customized for the students in your class.

Don’t forget to remind your research assistants to check out our guide on Resources for Research Assistants

Anupama Pal

New Reference Librarian: Anupama Pal

Anupama Pal joined the Law Library staff in July as our new Legal Information Librarian and Lecturer in Law. Anupama received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School, Chicago.

Anupama's most recent position was Reference and Government Documents Librarian at Elon University School of Law Library where she instructed students in legal research classes and assisted faculty members with research projects. She held positions as Reference Associate at the Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University School of Law and Reference Assistant at Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library. In addition, Anupama worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Chicago District Office and was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jesse G. Reyes in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Anupama is active in multiple professional associations, publishing articles, presenting at conferences and workshops, and serving on numerous committees.

Please stop by and say hello on your next visit to the Law Library! You’ll see Anupama (“Anu”) at the Information Desk, in her office, Law Library room 258, and walking around campus getting to know BC. When she’s not busy as a law librarian, Anu enjoys taking yoga classes, painting, rooting for Chicago sports teams, and trying restaurants in the Newton and Waltham areas.

New ATR Staff

Kyle Fidalgo, Educational Technology Specialist

Kyle Fidalgo

Kyle Fidalgo, until recently, one of ATR’s Law School Technology Consultants, assumed the duties of the Educational Technology Specialist position effective September 1, 2015. Kyle served as a Law School Technology Consultant since October 2013. Kyle came to BC Law after working in a number of progressively responsible IT positions in Wilmington, NC. Kyle earned his B.S. in Business Administration, and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Kyle’s office is located in Law Library, 278. Kyle will retain his current phone extension (x2-2091). You may continue to send your ed. tech. requests to or

Ian Roeber, Graduate Technology Consultant

Ian Roeber

Ian Roeber joined the Law Library’s ATR department as Graduate Technology Consultant (GTC) in August. Ian is working toward an M.A. in Theology and Ministry and an M.S.W. in the School of Social Work. Ian graduated with a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Broadcast Students and Electronic Media with minors in Spanish and Religious Studies from Gonzaga University in 2009. Prior to coming to BC, Ian served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) for two years. His first year was spent in Boise, ID at Corpus Christi House, and his second year was spent in Juneau, AK working with AWARE, Inc. Ian then worked as a JVC Northwest recruiter for a year in Portland, OR. Since coming to BC, Ian has worked as a Program Assistant for the Summer Institute at School of Theology and Ministry and as a Graduate Assistant for the Arrupe International Immersion Program. Ian has also found time to work on and produce several documentary films. You’ll find Ian in the Student Computing Help Center in Law Library 205 on Wednesdays and Thursdays this fall offering his assistance for your technology issues.

Kristen Toohey, Law School Technology Consultant

Kristen Toohey

Kristen Toohey joined the Law Library’s ATR department in January of this year. Kristen Toohey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. She has also attended classes and earned certificates in web content management and design from the Harvard University Extension School and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Kristen has worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and, most recently, at the Harvard Medical School/New England Primate Research Center (NEPRC) in Southborough, MA. At NEPRC, Kristen had increasingly responsible positions in graphics, web management, and technology support over the past 17 years. Kristen’s office is in Law Library 232; Kristen can be reached at x2-2604 and via email at

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Faculty Websites and SSRN - The Library Can Help!

Did you know that the law library manages all faculty webpages? Each faculty member has two webpages - one on (e.g. /schools/law/fac-staff/deans-faculty/anzalone.html) and one on the bepress SelectedWorks platform (e.g. You can keep both pages up to date by submitting your activities to the Faculty Scholarship and Activities Submission Form or by emailing Nick Szydlowski.

Law library staff will also enter publications and presentations into the Faculty Annual Reports database and the Law School Faculty Papers series in Digital Commons @ Boston College Law School. We can also upload your papers to SSRN and make sure they get included in the Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series. If you any have questions about faculty webpages, Digital Commons, or SSRN, please email Nick Szydlowski.

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Personal Digital Subscriptions to the NY Times

The BC Law Library is happy to be able to continue to offer personal digital subscriptions to for members of the BC Law community. Most of you received email invitations from the New York Times this time last year, and for those of you who have already signed up, no further action on your part is required. Your access should continue uninterrupted.

Faculty and staff who have NOT YET REGISTERED for a NYTimes account: To register, click here and enter your BC email address (MUST be in the format.) The Times will respond with an email prompting you to create a password.

New hires: Watch for an email invitation directly from the NYTimes inviting you to register for your account as part of our BCLaw group subscription.

All full-time students, faculty and staff of the Law School are eligible to register for access to NOTE: Access includes and the NYTimes smartphone app (but not tablet apps.)

Any questions or if you have problems signing up, contact Deena Frazier, BC Law Library's Collection Services Librarian, at

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Changes Coming to SelectedWorks

Bepress has announced that they will release an updated version of SelectedWorks later this fall, which will result in a more modern appearance and additional features for all faculty webpages on that platform. We are working closely with bepress to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible for all faculty pages. Stay tuned for more details as we hear more from bepress.

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Do You Have a Research Assistant?

Don’t forget to recommend our LibGuide called “Resources for Research Assistants” to your RA. This guide is designed to help RAs with common questions, ranging from printer set-up to detailed instructions on how to perform a cite and substance check. Other content is aimed at helping them locate books and articles, including a detailed description of the rules and recommendations surrounding interlibrary loan (ILL) requests.

The cite and substance checking tab is quite detailed and provides many examples. If you can think of additional examples that commonly trip up research assistants, please let us know, and we can work on adding them to the guide.

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Read the Financial Times Digital Edition

Boston College subscribes to the Financial Times digital edition, but to view it you must sign up for a personal account based on your email address. This account does allow mobile app allows tablet access. To sign up go to and be sure to use your e-mail address. Any questions about access should be directed to

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Submitting Journal Articles with Scholastica and ExpressO

Ready to submit an article to law reviews and journals? The law library provides access to the two leading submission platforms for law reviews, ExpressO and Scholastica. BC Law faculty can log into either platform using their email addresses.

ExpressO, a bepress service, allows authors to submit to over 750 law reviews. Scholastica is a fast-growing competitor that now accepts submissions for over 200 law reviews. Several top journals, including Boston College Law Review, now accept submissions exclusively through Scholastica. You may find that you need to use both services in order to submit your article to all of the reviews you are interested in.

If you have any questions about accessing or using Scholastica or ExpressO, please feel free to contact Nick Szydlowski(", 2-4474).

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MyFiles Retirement

The University has offered MyFiles ( as a secure web-based file storage and sharing system to the BC community for the past 10 years. MyFiles will be retired at the end of December 2015. After December 2015, any data remaining on MyFiles will no longer be accessible. The University decided to retire the MyFiles service because better and more cost-effective file storage and sharing solutions exist on campus. Also the vendor has informed the University that the future of MyFiles is uncertain.

University ITS has created a MyFiles Retirement webpage with information about the options for moving any data stored on the MyFiles system to other University resources. You can find the webpage here:

Members of the BC Law community may contact the ATR department at (617) 552-2604 or by email at for help with any MyFiles migration issues. University ITS also provides MyFiles migration help at (617)552-HELP (4357) or via email at

Please note that as of September 15, 2015, MyFiles users will be required to use VPN to access their MyFiles accounts from off campus. Information about VPN and a link to download VPN software can be found at

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The Library Has Stuff!

Stuff you can check out from the library’s Information Desk:

  • Laptop, iPhone, and iPad chargers
  • Headphones
  • Seat Cushions
  • Standing Desks
  • Book Stands
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Frisbees

And, of course, Bluebooks and other reserve materials! Also, keep an eye out therapy dogs during finals and the Diversity Read in March.