Friday, March 30, 2007

It's SPRING!!!!!

Enjoy your break. If you want to come in during Spring break, the Library's hours are:

SPRING BREAK SCHEDULE - Saturday, March 31 - Sunday, April 8
Saturday, March 31: 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 1: Noon - 8:00 P.M.
Monday, April 2 - Thursday, April 5: 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Friday, April 6 (Good Friday): CLOSED
Saturday, April 7: 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, April 8 (Easter): CLOSED

We will return to regular hours, rested and refreshed, on Monday, April 9.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Health Law Professor Blog

It should go without saying that I am a firm believer in blogs as a means of keeping current with whatever one’s interests happen to be. For law students who are interested in particular legal fields, law professors’ blogs in their areas of expertise are an excellent way to do just that.

Those who are interested in Health Law, in particular, may wish to visit S. Elizabeth Malloy’s HealthLawProf Blog. It contains posts that offer information ranging from updates about states considering medical marijuana laws, to genetic experiments that push the envelope of the law, to even the more mundane, but ubiquitous, concerns posed by the U.S. News & World Report law school rankings.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


While prowling the web recently, I discovered SocioSite. SocioSite is a legal researcher's window into a world of resources on law and society. This outstanding information project is designed "from a global point of view," but entirely in English, by the faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Intended to be "an accurate and comprehensive collection of resources in the social sciences," SocioSite offers links to internet resources on nearly 170 subjects--from ethics to crime, and from corporations to migration. It includes a worldwide statistical data archives, electronic journals, research institutes, and much more. Take some time to check it out.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Google Notebook

From Google Blog:

"Search is all about finding the answers you need. Unfortunately, some kinds of questions--like where you should stay and what you should do on your Hawaiian vacation, or what kind of digital camera you should buy, or what the latest treatments for arthritis are--can't always be answered in one sitting, or by visiting one site.

That's why we built Google Notebook--to give you an online "notebook" where you can organize all your research, add personal notes to it, and share it with others. Google Notebook surfs along quietly with you as you browse, letting you clip and annotate whatever text, images, and links that help answer your question, all without ever leaving the webpage you're on.

Also good for keeping track of your web research. Here is google notebook.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, March 26, 2007

U.S. Senate - Virtual Reference Desk

Almost anything you could want to learn about the Senate can be found by going to the Virtual Reference Desk page of the United States Senate website. You can find organization charts, Congressional sessions, statistics and more. Or you can click into a specific item such as filibuster. You will then go to a page that will have links to the history of filibusters, essays on filibusters, a report on filibusters and related items. For anybody that is not an expert on the Senate and would look more information, this would be a wonderful site to find it.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat