|Smart Library on Globalization|
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Help information.
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.
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.
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.
You have several options to find your way around the CLG Smart Library:
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.
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.
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.
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:
For best results, you should use one of the following web browsers:
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.
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.
Do you have suggestions for future Smart Library topics? Contact Center for Law and Globalization Staff at (need contact email).