Friday, January 26, 2007

Doing Good

Interested in practicing public interest law? Equal Justice Works' mission is to "create a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice". Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law) was founded in 1986 by law students dedicated to working for equal justice on behalf of under-served communities and causes.

The website provides information on fellowships and public interest job resources .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Budget of the United States Government

Anyone who seeks in-depth information on the U.S. Government budget should be aware of the Office of Management and Budget’s (“OMB”) Web site. The OMB page for the budget contains downloadable PDF files that include the budget, itself, as well as supporting documents. This link will take you to the budget for the fiscal year 2007.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Testing the New THOMAS

Some exciting changes are coming soon to THOMAS, the primary website of the U.S. Congress. The 12-year-old site, familiar to many law students as one of the best online sources for bills, House and Senate Reports, debates, and other legislative materials, will sport a new face--with major changes to its search, display, and navigation features. You can try out the new features and send the Library of Congress your comments at the THOMAS Beta site. Let them (and us) know what you think while revisions are still in the works. The existing THOMAS site, with the same core content and about a day more current in integrating new data, will remain available throughout the Beta test phase until eventually replaced.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Pizza with the Dean

Did you attend Pizza with the Dean Monday evening? OK, Dean Twerski was unable to attend, but Vice-Dean Demleitner and other faculty and administrators were present to answer student questions. These meetings with the Dean are wonderful opportunities for law students to take their concerns directly to the law school administration. It is an easy way to participate in the law school community and get a free slice of pizza!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, January 22, 2007

NoodleTools - Statistics

There are many websites which can help you with statistical research, but how do you keep track of them and remember which sites are best for which subject matter. NoodleTools, an educational website, has a page on finding and using data. The page is mostly links to different pages of data and statistics separated into categories such as: Demographics, Education, Economics, etc. There are also links to sites on how to use data.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Google to become iTunes of books??

An article in the Sunday Times Online (UK) reports that:

"GOOGLE and some of the world’s top publishers are working on plans that they hope could do for books what Apple’s iPod has done for music"

Their vision is that instead of Google's book search merely offering samples of books and referring buyers to Amazon, surfers would be offered the option of downloading an entire book directly to their computer or blackberry type mobile device.

Interesting concept. Do you think it would catch on like iTunes??

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat