Saturday, June 20, 2009

American Car Art

Take a break from summer work, courses, or bar exam study. Escape for a few minutes into the glamorous world of car advertising from the decades when the U.S. auto industry was immensely profitable and car ads represented an idealized vision of an era. "Drawing Power: Motor City Ad Art in the Age of Muscle and Chrome" features original works of advertising art created in the large graphic illustration studios that once filled the skyscrapers of Detroit, Michigan. While most original work by these talented illustrators has disappeared, this Detroit Public Library exhibit brings together a wonderful collection by the finest commercial artists of the Motor City.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Year's Weirdest Animals

According to the New Scientist, “from a sea-slug that runs on solar power, to a bug that lives in total isolation; from the world's smallest snake to a one-tonne rodent – here are the 10 oddest [animal] species from 2008”. See for yourself here (and notice that no species of felidae are included!).

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Pre-Bar Exam Schedule

Just a reminder that the Law Library's Bar Exam Schedule will begin after Independence Day. From Monday, July 6 - Tuesday, July 28, the Law Library's hours will be:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.
Friday 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Map of Disputes between WTO Members

The WTO has created an interactive map of disputes between WTO members. One can search disputes by country, subject or chronologically. There is also a link for "Find Dispute Documents." An interesting way to view trade disputes.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, June 15, 2009

Writing in the Age of Distraction

I know that many of you are currently (or are interested in) writing scholarly work. And I also know how difficult it is to write without being distracted by e-mails, texts, online games, RSS feeds, Facebook posts and/or other shiny things on the internet. Here is a helpful article from Locus Online about how to write without being distracted. And without giving up the internet altogether!

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, June 14, 2009

2006 United States Code

You can stop holding your breath. The 2006 United States Code has been completed. It is up-to-date through the end of 2006. What is nice about it is that you can now download PDF copies of individual sections of the U.S. Code from the Government Printing Office website.

Of course, if you don't need a PDF of the official version of the U.S. Code, the Legal Information Institute still provides a good free version that is more up-to-date.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat