Friday, February 16, 2007

Presidents' Day

You may be off from classes on Monday, February 19th, to honor Presidents' day, but I will be hard at work. The Library is open from 10am - 6pm on Monday and a Reference Librarian will be available to answer your questions.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, February 14, 2007


I don't know which I dislike more water as a liquid or solid.

Anyway, due to the combination of both outside, I am finding a nice warm place to stay dry, the Reference desk will close at 2pm when the University closes and the Library will close to everyone at 5pm.

Get home safely - and stay warm and dry!!!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

InSITE provided by Cornell Law Library

So many websites, so little time and can I trust it? Cornell Law Library arrives with assistance.

InSITE, a current awareness service of Cornell Law Library. InSITE highlights selected law-related Web sites in two ways: as an annotated publication issued electronically and in print; and as a keyword-searchable database. The law librarians at Cornell evaluate potentially useful Web sites, select the most valuable ones, and provide commentary and subject access to them.

Why is this important? Because an institution like Cornell has vetted and evaluated the sites. Google does not aid you with evaluating the reliability of a site. This is not a one stop place for information, but it is a good place to start.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, February 12, 2007

Lincoln's words

Being of a musical bent, I cannot think of a better way to honor Lincoln's words than to listen to Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. Written in 1942, Aaron Copland set Lincoln's words to music. You can read the text and link to an interview with the composer and a performance of the Lincoln Portrait at

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lincoln Logs of Wisdom

As Lincoln's birthday approaches, enjoy this recent article from the Pennsylvania Law Weekly. It provides a great review of timeless advice from one of our greatest lawyer-presidents. I certainly can not think of many other figures whose words can stand the test of time like President Lincoln.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat