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Help/FAQs

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Help information.


What is a Keytext?

What is an Overview?

What do the key and book icons mean?

How do I find what I’m looking for in the Center for Law and Globalization Smart Library?

What are Related Links?

How does the Center for Law and Globalization choose topics for the Smart Library?

What are the steps for creating the Center for Law and Globalization Smart Library?

What types of sources are selected for the Smart Library?

The text doesn’t look right on my screen. What’s wrong?

How do I print an Overview or Keytext?

What can I do if I don't see my question answered here?


What is a Keytext?

A Keytext is a brief analytic summary of the main arguments or ideas from an article or book chapter. Keytexts are meant to capture the authors' main ideas so that the Smart Library reader can access this information easily and quickly.

What is an Overview?

An Overview provides a brief summary of the Keytexts associated with a Topic of Subtopic. The goal of an Overview is to present the findings and main points of several authors.

What do the key and book icons mean?

You will see two icons in Overviews and Keytexts. These icons bring up a popup on your screen that provides brief information on the associated Overview or Keytext. If you want more information on the link, just click on the popup box. A indicates a link to a Keytext. A indicates a link to an Overview.

How do I find what I’m looking for in the Center for Law and Globalization Smart Library?

You have several options to find your way around the CLG Smart Library:

  • Looking for an overview of current topics? Click on the Topics link on the top navigation bar.
  • Looking for a list of authors whose work is included in the CLG Smart Library? Click on the Authors link on the top navigation bar.
  • Looking for a bibliography of the references and the associated keytexts? Click on the Bibliography link on the top navigation bar.
  • Are you interested in navigating through the list of topics and subtopics? Click on the Topic in the Topic box in the upper left corner of the screen. Subtopics under each topic will appear.
  • Still not finding what you are looking for? Use the Search box at the upper right side of the screen. Using the search tool will provide you with a list of Overviews and Keytexts associated with your search terms.

What are Related Links?

Related Links are Overviews or Keytexts that are similar to the Overview or Keytext you are reading. Related Links are generated by a content-linking algorithm framework and are automatically updated as new content is added to the Center for Law and Globalization Smart Library.

How does the Center for Law and Globalization choose topics for the Smart Library?

Source texts (articles or book chapters) are identified by members of a panel of experts appointed by the Center for Law and Globalization. Members of the expert panel review the nominated sources and reach consensus on the 8-12 sources that they believe capture the range of viewpoints on the selected topics.

What are the steps for creating the Center for Law and Globalization Smart Library?

  • Topics and Subtopics are identified by Center for and Law and Globalization staff. [how is this done?]
  • An expert panel is created to identify high quality research and theory on the Topic.
  • A bibliography of the selected sources is given to PhD level analysts who are specifically trained in the Smart Library analysis techniques.
  • Once all the sources are analyzed into Keytexts, the lead analyst creates Overviews that address the questions associated with the identified Topic or Subtopic.
  • All content is then reviewed [by Center staff?], copyedited, and published to the Center for Law and Globalization Smart Library website.

What types of sources are selected for the Smart Library?

To be included in the Smart Library, a piece of research or theory must be published either in a peer-reviewed journal or books identified by the expert panel.

The text doesn’t look right on my screen. What’s wrong?

There are a number of possible issues—most of them derive from your computer software and settings as well as which web browser you use.

For best results, you should make sure that your computer:

  • Has the screen setting set to a minimum of 800x600 pixels. Higher settings are fine. Lower settings will cause the text to scroll off the right side of the page
  • Has a reasonably fast web connection. Connections slower than 56k will cause slow load times
  • Has at least Windows 98 as the operating system. Any earlier operating systems may be unreliable.

For best results, you should use one of the following web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape 6.0 or higher.

Other browsers like Mozilla or Safari may not produce optimal results on all machines. If you use one of these browsers and you find that the Smart Library does not look right, then you can download a free copy of Internet Explorer or Netscape to use for the Smart Library. We recommend Internet Explorer for optimal results.

How do I print an Overview or Keytext?

You print only those pages you select. There are two ways to print a page:

Printer Friendly: strips out the headers and navigation bars. This option does not work perfectly with all Internet browsers and you may find that the pages will not print correctly. This is why we added the pdf option and it is the one we recommend for printing.
PDF: reformats the page as an Adobe Reader file. To view and print these materials, you will need a minimum of Adobe Reader 5.0; Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher is preferable. The Adobe Reader program is available as a free download by using this link.

Each option has both benefits and limitations. You should try each option to see which best suits your system, printer, and tastes. Our recommendation is to use the Adobe pdf option.

What can I do if I don't see my question answered here?

Do you have suggestions for future Smart Library topics? Contact Center for Law and Globalization Staff at (need contact email).

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