Thursday, July 29, 2010

Martian Sundial

Following our post last week about the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, here is a link to information about the first-ever* interplanetary sundial, which will also be on Mars. Among its other tasks, this Martian sundial will calibrate Pancam, the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rovers.

*so far as we know! ;-)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A new way to use and search the Federal Register is now available for free at It has the appearance of a news source. The current issue (previous day's activities) is the front page and there is a browse by date. Content may be browsed by notices, proposed rules, final rules, presidential documents, subject, agency or "What's Hot". You do have to scroll a little to see all the features but not too much. It is a clean accessible site that is easy to use.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Practical Law Company

Practical Law Company is currently offering free accounts to law students. PLC offers useful practice commentaries, checklists, and forms for attorneys. PLC is well-known in the UK, but they have just started to offer content for U.S. attorneys. Their U.S. content is strictly for transactional attorneys and it is mostly in corporate and securities law. Current summer associates and students who plan to go into transactional work should consider opening PLC accounts and exploring this content.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat