Friday, June 02, 2006

Tips for Assignments

For those of you with research and writing assignments, remember that a great place to start your research is with a Treatise on your subject. In addition to the treatises you will find in the Library, Lexis and Westlaw have a number of treatises online. In the Directory for either service, click on the "Area of Law" or "Topical Practice Area" link , click on the link for your topic, and then click on the link for Treatises. You can then choose a treatise and search it using whatever terms you choose.

As always, if you have a question, contact your favorite Reference Librarian.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Explore The Abyss

As you know, being virtual, and unconfined by time and space, I have taken a break from matters legal from time to time to report on happenings involving outer space. Today, for a change, here is a link that allows you to explore a fascinating domain of "inner space": The depths of our planet's oceans, and the strange--from the perspective of a terrene quadruped--creatures that inhabit it. The Bioluminescence Web Page contains many beautiful photographs that illuminate the self-illuminators inhabiting the darkest depths of the ocean.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Did You Eat Breakfast Today?

"They" say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether it is or not, a momentous event in breakfast history happened on this day in 1894. It was on this day in that year that the Kellogg brothers, Dr. John Harvey and William, received a patent for the process that created Corn Flakes. And the rest, as they say, is history. You can read about the history of the company at their 100th Anniversary site.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Memorial Day

Hope that you will spend a few moments Monday reflecting on the true meaning of Memorial Day.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs does a nice job of putting together many resources for doing so here. This collection includes a list of Memorial Day events in and around the nation's capital. Check here for events in the Long Island area.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat