Thursday, April 07, 2005

21st Century Library Classes

The humans in the Library just finished up 4 classes this week on various topics: government Web sites, Congressional Universe (twice), and statistics on the Web. If you have any topics you would particularly like to see taught, please let us know. You can either let me know here by dropping a comment, or drop a note in the Suggestions Box by the Circulation Desk.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Need to search the Internet and not sure if you want to use Google or Yahoo. Why not use both at the same time? Now you can with YaGoohoo!gle. Your search is run simultaneously on Google and Yahoo and the results are posted on a split screen. Your results will vary more than you probably think.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

21st Century Library - Workshops Today

21st Century Library
Workshops Today

11:10 to 12 noon: Discover Congressional information. Learn how to find bills, reports, and hearings. The easier way to compile a legislative history. Congressional Universe is a powerful resource and provides an interface that you will not see on Lexis or Westlaw.

12:10 to 1:00 PM: Go to the source. Don’t cite statistics from a newspaper article. Judicial caseload, criminal justice, employment, tax/income and much more!

All workshops are held in the Lower Level Computer Lab

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 04, 2005

Comfy Chairs

Among my many duties, I curl up on each and every chair to test its suitability for, well, curling up on. Trust me, I KNOW that many of the chairs in the Library and Computer labs are less than ideal. I have been assured by The Powers That Be that new chairs will be forthcoming with the new furniture on the main floor of the Library, including the lab. According to my sources, we await final plans and approval of said plans.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Instant Information

If you would rather FIND then SEARCH check out This ready reference website provides ~instant information~ Not a list of links which may or may not contain the information you are looking for. compiles information on over a million topics. It covers people, places, words and names, drawing from reliable dictionaries, encyclopedias, websites, and more. A great tool for your arsenal!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat