Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Law Practice Today - Advice for Young Lawyers

The March 2005 issue of Law Practice Today, published by the ABA, has an entire section of articles devoted to Advice for Young Lawyers. Included are "Twenty lessons for lawyers starting their careers" and "Unconventional wisdom for associates" among others. The entire issue is available online.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Search Engines

How many search engines do you know, or do you just Google? You may not think of Yahoo as a search engine, but it is one - as well as a directory. How about AltaVista, Teoma, DogPile, AllThe Web? This is not a complete list, but the point is there is more than Google to search the web, and they retrieve different results! In your spare time - yes, after finals - play around with some different search engines and discover what you have been missing.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 18, 2005


Tired of crashing Internet Explorer or worrying about spyware? Try the new "in" browser called "Firefox." It provides some nifty features, such as having different sites open simultaneously in tabs, an effective and flexible pop-up blocker, great flexibility in setting up Bookmarks and some way cool plugin extensions, such as Dictionary Search or StumbleUpon.

To get the latest version of Firefox, go to .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Google Maps

Its a wonderful time to play with Google maps, now with some verrry cool enhancements. The maps are now interactive and draggable. You can also see what your location looks like in 'real life' by accessing a satellite view (click link in upper right hand corner of your screen). You can zoom in and out of the satellite image as well as pan around. You can also locate businesses and obtain driving directions. Take the tour, as this service must be seen to be appreciated.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat