Friday, April 20, 2007

Historical Crime tips

A good friend of mine, Cloud, the most attractive white cat you have ever seen, is a bit of a history and crime buff. She gave me a great tip about The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London, 1674-1834 . You can search texts of the "non-elite people . . . , containing accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court." The cases range from "stealing a Silver Pint Mug" to "Trespass, in Cursing and speaking several false and seditious Words against his Majesty, and for drinking the Pretender's Health".

Thanks, Cloud!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, April 19, 2007

National Consumer Law Center

The aim of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) Web site is to assist both consumers and legal professionals in understanding and navigating the complexities of our nation's consumer laws. The site contains different sections for attorneys and non-professionals. For attorneys, in particular, there are sections offering detailed information regarding NCLC publications, as well as the capability to do keyword searches of all the NCLC manuals. There is also a page that offers assistance in finding expert witnesses and consulting services.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

How Not to Use Power Point

This is a fun little video that highlights common PowerPoint presentation errors. OK, that sounds dull when the video is not. For a little fun check out "How Not to Use Power Point" found on the Law Librarian Blog.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat