Saturday, February 02, 2008

CQPolitcs: News, Background, Connections

Super Tuesday, with Presidential primaries in 24 states including New York, is almost here. Whether you plan to vote, are trying to decide on a candidate, or just want reliable facts and background to understand how primaries and Presidential elections work, CQPolitics has it all. A free, nonpartisan political news site brought to you by Congressional Quarterly, Inc., CQPolitics pairs current and past data for each state in Presidential elections with breaking news, quick links to candidate and voter information sites, polling and fact-checking sites, recent debate transcripts, and much more. This is a great week to check out CQPolitics and all it has to offer.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, February 01, 2008

Happy Ground Hog's Day

Did you know that here in Nassau County, we have our very own Winter's end predictor named Malverne Mel? Mel will be making his appearance tomorrow just down the road a bit to let us know whether to start shedding soon or not for another 6 weeks. Tomorrow I'll be checking our hometown paper's website - Newsday for Mel's prediction.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Religious Liberty Archive

According to its Web site, the Religious Liberty Archive is “an extensive repository of valuable information and a useful resource for anyone seeking information about state and federal laws pertaining to religious freedom in the United States”. Here, one may view cases on the subject of religious liberty, as well as commentaries, federal statutes, state constitutions, and other important historical materials that are relevant to religious freedom in the United States.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Studies in Scarlet

Last Tuesday's post directed you to "bloody murder" from the Harvard Law Library. This week, we are following it up with adultery, abduction, and seduction. Also from the Harvard Law Library, Studies in Scarlet presents trial narratives involving marriage and sexuality from 1815-1914. This fascinating collection "consists of the stories of ordinary men and women thrust into the public eye when their marriages and love affairs went wrong or their relationships did not conform to social standards."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Loose-leaf Binders

Need a loose-leaf binder? There are some used blue loose-leaf binders available in Government Documents. Some of the exteriors are a little battered, but all of the binders are sturdy and usable. We prefer not to discard usable binders so are offering them to law students.

The binders are on a carrel – with a sign - in Government Documents. Government Documents is the glass-enclosed area in the same lower level as the computer lab and periodicals.

Please come and take a binder if you need one. The number is limited so they may be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, January 28, 2008

Human Rights Watch

If you are interested in human rights issues, look at the Human Rights Watch website. Their site provides access to information concerning current human rights issues and includes Human Rights Watch Reports in full text.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, January 27, 2008, previously noted on this blog in 2005, is being called 2.0 because of some enhancements. More agencies now integrate information into the site (a full list of participating agencies is here). It is also possible to sign up to be alerted by email when documents have been added to specific dockets, and to get an RSS feed of new material in the Federal Register. However, the RSS feed from is general, for all Federal Register content. Better, agency-specific RSS feeds are available from

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat