Friday, October 06, 2006

One more week

First years - you have one more week for Lexis/Westlaw introduction. Make sure to sign up so that you can learn how to take advantage of the sophisticated search techniques and tools on these powerful databases. Sign up at the Circulation desk. There are still spots open through next Sunday, Oct. 15, but that is THE LAST DAY.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Office of Immigration Statistics

The Office of Immigration Statistics is, according to its Web site, "“responsible for developing, analyzing, and disseminating statistical information needed to assess the effects of immigration in the United States". The site includes copious data and statistics, including the Yearbook of Immigration Statistics, publications (flow reports, annual population estimates), and much more information pertaining to immigration into the United States.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Supreme Court Previews

The United States Supreme Court opened its 2006-2007 term this week with some “hot topic” cases scheduled for oral argument. One of my favorite ways to keep up with the Supreme Court is through the case previews online at liibulletin, part of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School. Liibulletin: Supreme Court Oral Argument Previews is an electronic journal researched, written and edited by Cornell Law students. Content is available on the web site or by free email subscription, with a complete preview appearing for every case about two weeks before the oral arguments. Check out the 2006-07 term preview of controversial issues, or the individual case previews for factual details and analysis of the questions presented.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, October 02, 2006

21st Century Library: Health Law Research Online

Health Law Research Online: An Introduction: This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of researching health law online. Participants will learn how to find the major federal statutes and regulations pertinent to health law, how to research federal health agencies, and how to find such relevant secondary sources as medical journal articles, medical dictionaries, and newsletters.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 3rd – 11:10 to 12 noon; and
Thursday, Oct. 5th – 5:10 to 6 pm

Where: Lower Level Computer Lab

All law students are welcome.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat