Friday, October 23, 2009

New Site for Digital Books

We all know about Google Books, but where else can a virtual cat go to curl up with a virtual book? A new site called BookServer helps people (and cats) find information on digital books that are available for free or for a fee.

This service is provided by the Internet Archive - one of the great resources on the Internet - and subject of past and no doubt future postings.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Legal Pitfalls of Outsourcing?

In the current economy, news regarding trends in employment is always relevant. In this regard, the article “Legal Pitfalls of Outsourcing May Outweigh Benefits” might be of interest to those who are wondering about the often-discussed subject of outsourcing legal jobs.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Financial Crisis Update

For breaking news about the current financial crisis, take a look at the CCH Financial Crisis News Center. This frequently updated blog covers legal and regulatory developments related to the financial crisis and are archived by topic and by agency or organization. You can also subscribe to its RSS feed.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, October 19, 2009

Human Rights Watch Report

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, October 18, 2009

Blawgs for Research

The world of legal scholarship has expanded to include more than just law journal articles and treatises. There is now a wealth of legal commentary--much of it good--on law blogs, or "blawgs" as some people call them.

Blawgs can be particularly helpful for students writing research papers related to current or ongoing topics. If you are following a case or a new development in the law, there may be one or more professors or attorneys who specialize in that area of the law blogging about it.

Here are some places to get started looking for blawgs:

Justia's Blawg Search
: Justia has a fairly comprehensive directory of blawgs--using this search, you can search that directory for blawg posts containing any keywords,

ABA Journal Blawg Directory: This directory groups blawgs by area of law,

Law Professor Blogs Network: All of the contributors to these subject-specific blawgs are law professors. These are some of the best law blogs around.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat