Saturday, April 10, 2010

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission is the bipartisan panel of 10 prominent citizens that was established by law in 2009. Its mandate and mission is to "examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States." You may be aware of the testimony of Citigroup, Inc., executives at Commission hearings earlier this week. Before the Commission's final report is due on December 15, 2010, many more hearings, reports, and other documents will comprise their work. These will be available on the Commission's web site, a good place to begin for background reports, statistical data, and news articles for courses and papers in corporate, banking, securities, financial services, consumer, and related fields.

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Research refreshers now on the Web

Missed the Top 10 Research Skills - What Employers Want You to Know workshops? Just want a research refresher before you interview or go for a summer position? Webcasts of the Library's workshops are now available on the Library's webcasts page . The handouts distributed during the workshops are also available.

Make sure to give us your feedback on how to make these more useful.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Helpful Policies During Exam Period

Knowing where to find the archived exam and study room policies may prove helpful when preparing for final exams.

To access the Exam Archive:
  • Go to Hofstra Law School Library home page
  • Scroll down. In the lower, left-hand margin click “Exam Archive”
  • In the Hofstra University Library Electronic Reserves (ERes) window logon with your Novell Username and Password (this is the same username and password used to logon to the portal)
  • You will be prompted to enter the password (contact the reference or circulation desk for the password)
  • Click on “Accept”
  • Click the professor’s folder to access the exams.
Library Study Rooms
Click here to access the Library’s study room policy

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Explore GovDocs is a directory of government documents put together by the University of Michigan Government Documents Center. You can search or you can browse topics, including federal government, the census and statistics.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Online Resources for Information on Health-Care Reform

The Washington Post published a list of sites worth looking at on the topic of health care reform. It is a big bill so unless you have been following and studying most of us don't know the details. These site guides are a good way to figure out what we may expect from the bill. Thank You to the Washington Post for this compilation.

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