Saturday, February 09, 2008

Intute--The Academic Search Engine

When your studies include transnational law or commerce, human rights, migration, intellectual property--or any topic that involves a British or European focus--Intute is not to be missed. This free academic search engine cuts through the mountains of material on the web to bring users directly to the best web sites and guides for education and research. Launched in 2006 and closely monitored by a consortium of seven British universities, Intute uses subject experts and librarians to locate and bring together these quality web resources and make them easily accessible. A great feature of Intute is that it allows both cross-subject general searches and subject-specific access to these sources, which include some excellent U.S. sites in the mix. Intute is a perfect match for today's legal universe.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, February 08, 2008

Library's Exam Hours Extended

As per your requests, I will be prowling an additional week of extended exam hours. The Library will start exam hours two weeks prior to the last day of classes for this semester. The new schedule is below.

EXAM PERIOD SCHEDULE - Wednesday, April 16 - Wednesday, May 14
Monday - Friday 7:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Budget of the United States Government

As all who read the newspapers know, it is that time of year, again.... Anyone who seeks in-depth information about the U.S. Government budget should be aware of the Office of Management and Budget’s (“OMB”) Web site. The OMB page for the budget contains downloadable PDF files that include the budget, itself, as well as supporting documents. This link will take you to the budget for the fiscal year 2008.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Child Labor Photographs

As a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, Lewis Hine (1874-140) documented child labor across America. His images exposed the harshness of the practice and the poor conditions under which the children worked.

The George Eastman House has an online exhibit of Lewis Hine's work titled "Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor". Take a look. Images such as "Little Spinner in Mill, Augusta, GA" and Breaker boys in coal chute, South Pittston, Pennsylvania are both striking and disturbing.

Next, stop by the Child Labor Education and Action Project and find out more about child labor in the modern world.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday

Today is Super Tuesday, the day that 24 states - including New York - go to a caucus or primary to select presidential candidates. A brief overview of Super Tuesday (2008) can be found here on Wikipedia.

A guide and update on how the process is proceeding can be found here at CNN.

Are you registered to vote? Did you vote?

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, February 04, 2008

International Labour Organization’s NATLEX

Find information concerning national labor, social security, and relevant human rights legislation worldwide by using NATLEX. NATLEX is maintained by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) International Labour Standards Department, a specialized agency of the United Nations

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Super Bowl

Some legal commentators have had football on the brain recently. This blog post notes that the NFL is upset that some churches violate copyright law with their Super Bowl parties, and Nixon Peadody's Employment Law Alert cites the hundreds of millions of dollars in productivity America loses every year due to the big game.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat