Saturday, October 30, 2010

Academic OneFile

Just in time for paper writing, Hofstra has a new multi-disciplinary articles database: Academic OneFile. A premier source for full-text, peer-reviewed articles from the world's leading journals, Academic OneFile offers especially strong coverage of science and technology, health and medicine, economics, business and literature. Authoritative, comprehensive and updated daily, Academic OneFile brings together millions of articles from 1980 to the present, many of them available in PDF. Academic OneFile is an Axinn Library database accessible through the Hofstra Portal with a network password.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, October 29, 2010

Black Cat Day

Sunday is Black Cat Day. (You humans, for some undecipherable reason, call it "Halloween". Go figure.)

So being a virtual Law Library Black Cat (yes, virtual cats can have a color), I decided to stalk the Web for laws on Halloween. I have to give it to you humans (which is rare for a feline to admit), even if you cannot get the name straight, one of you did put together Weirdest Halloween laws in the country .

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Visual History of the Supreme Court has created a beautiful poster/webpage which diagrams the history of the U.S. Supreme Court, including all of its justices, who appointed them, when they served, and landmark decisions. It is viewable here. A snapshot of part of it is below.

This is part of a three-part project which also includes wonderful diagrams of the histories of the U.S. Senate and the Presidency.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Library of Congress: Guide to Law Online

The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, October 25, 2010

Justis: new to Law Library's online resources

Hofstra Law Library is pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Justis: it is the online legal library of UK, EU and Irish law dating from 1163 to the present day. If you are engaged in European Union legal research, this database is for you. It has complete information (full text) and a strong / flexible search interface. The historical UK database is also useful.

Justis may be found on the Law Library's website under online resources - foreign/comparative law; and online resources - international organizations.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat