Saturday, April 18, 2009

Climate Change Central

For the latest U.S. government policy initiatives relating to climate change, as well as background science summaries, press releases, and information about hearings and other public involvement, check out the Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change page. The full text of the EPA's Proposed Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Under the Clean Air Act, issued yesterday, background, and related resources, are brought together here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Search Tool

Wednesday was so taxing, I just had to take yesterday off. (Sorry, couldn't resist.) I did accomplish something though, and that is to post a new search tool called "USS Search" on the Library homepage.

USS Search will enable you to search the Library's catalog, HeinOnline and Wilson's Index to Legal Periodicals with a single search. We are a beta test site for this tool, so there still are a few bugs. Let me know what you think (use the comments) so I can pass along suggestions to improve it. I am hoping that in the future you will be able to search even more resources from this single search box.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

While prowling the Law Professors Blog Network, I came across Launched by Tax Analysis, " brings you relevant and provocative opinions on today's tax issues and creates a forum to discuss the practical impact of tax policy decisions. You will also find useful information on the tax implications of life events and on how to minimize your tax burden--all in a way that keeps you entertained as well as educated."

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

FDA Notices of Judgment Collection, 1906-1963

From the announcement: The FDA Notices of Judgment Collection is a digital archive of the published notices judgment for products seized under authority of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act. The NJs are resources in themselves but also lead users to the over 2,000 linear foot collection of evidence files used to prosecute each case. The evidence files are a rich documentary resource filled with legal correspondence, lab reports and data, photographs, and product labeling and containers.

It appears that not everything is yet available to the public, but it is a good start. One needs a clear idea of what they are looking for, product / case but it should be a great source for background information in products liability issues.

Students who take Scientific Evidence at some point should keep this site in mind.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, April 13, 2009

Watch that Page

What do you do when your favorite web site does not have an RSS feed? How do you keep track of changes? You might want to try Watch that Page-- a service that monitors the web sites of your choosing and sends the new information to you in an e-mail. Users are required to register and professionals are requested to pay a fee. It is worth a try.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat