Saturday, November 19, 2005

It's Thanksgiving Online!

Your Virtual Library Cat hasn’t forgotten what holiday is coming up. So it’s time for a little Thanksgiving fun and information. Compliments of the most authoritative source--the folks at Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum of the Plymouth colony—explore an authentic “First Thanksgiving” online. The museum web site’s interactive multi-media production, “You are the Historian: Investigating the First Thanksgiving” offers some fun learning for the whole family. Don’t miss the focus on food, including authentic seventeenth-century recipes.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, November 18, 2005

More Facts & Figures

While I am in a number-crunching mode, if you need to get some statistical data on other topics, there are many good sources - both for the entire country and localities. FedStats , a great place to start, gives you an overview of the Federal statistical websites available. For more detailed information, try , which will give you details about housing, trade, population and even a U.S. Population clock. For more local statistics, go to the American Community Survey, where you can find details about the counties throughout the country, including Nassau .

(These contain information regarding human population, economics and social characteristics. We felines prefer to keep our habits a bit more private.)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Statistics On Crime, Courts and Sentencing, and More

Need some statistics regarding crime and victims, law enforcement, the federal justice system, or courts and sentencing? If so, then the Bureau of Justice statistics Web page should be one of your first online stops.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Lab Computers and Printing

As many of you are aware, there is a problem with printing in the labs in the Law School. This is part of a University-wide problem, and the university computer folk are working on fixing the problem. That's why the lower level lab was closed yesterday, as part of an attempted fix.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Judge Alito

Yes, I know we have already posted several times on Judge Alito, but I just discovered an interesting report that charts various legal events or matters pertaining to the activities of Judge Alito. Intersting data on the practice areas and industries that have litigated cases before him. West created this Litigation Profile report and posted it on

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, November 13, 2005

'tis the season

For online shopping! In a PC Magazine article reviewing six comparison shopping sites ("Price-Comparison Sites Strive to Save You Time and Money" 11/02/05), PriceGrabber came out on top. The sites reviewed included Become, MySimon,, , and Shopzilla. The Author also includes a look at,, and eBay. This is a great guide to not only how to find the best price, but also how to use these comparison sites as a "shopping concierge". Saving both time & money is what shopping on the net is all about.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat