Thursday, September 13, 2007

Intelways--A Different Search Engine Concept

Although it is not a meta-search engine, Intelways is nevertheless an innovative one-stop search tool. Through its comprehensive set of search channels organized into different categories, Intelways offers a quick and convenient way to search for almost anything on the Web.

By using Intelways, you can easily find information and Web content in different formats, and on different topics and media types, by retrieving results from multiple search engines and online providers. To use Intelways, you need only type your search terms into the input box, and then click any search service from the buttons set provided for a given category.

One virtue of Intelways is that it demonstrates very simply and effectively how search results may differ among different search engines.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New York's Legislative Website

Law students and practicing lawyers often need quick and reliable information about what's going on in the current session of the New York legislature. What bills have been introduced on a particular topic and what is their status? What is the text of a recently passed law? It's all there--and more--on the user friendly, official New York State Legislature public legislative information website. You can search by bill, chapter number, and other document number, or search all bills by keyword. You can also browse the current year's "chapter list" of all bills that passed into law, and link to each bill to see a summary and the text of the bill, how individual legislators voted, sponsors' memoranda, and the text of the resulting law as signed by the governor--all brought together in one convenient document.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Rosh Hashana

Deane Law Library will be open regular hours this week: Wednesday and Thursday, 8 am to 12 midnight; Friday, 8 am to 9 pm. Weekend hours are: Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 12 midnight.

Law School classes will not be held after 4 pm on Wednesday, September 12th. Law School classes resume on Monday, September 15th.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, September 10, 2007

Today in Legal History

Looking for a daily dose of legal history?

National Public Radio’s Justice Talking Program and Findlaw have joined forces to create Today in Legal History.

Each day, this online feature highlights an historical event related to law or government. It also provides links to related resources. Enjoy!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, September 09, 2007

New York Cases Online

The New York State Law Reporting Bureau and West make all decisions published in the New York Official Reports from 1997 to the present accessible at no cost here. As the site explains, "Opinions can be searched by word, official citation, official slip opinion number, docket number, case name, judge name, counsel name, opinion type (i.e., majority, concurring, dissenting) and decision date."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat