Saturday, November 13, 2010

Changes for Exam Archive, HeinOnline

There are some recent changes in how you access two favorite Library resources, the Exam Archive and HeinOnline. Now, when you click on the "Exam Archive" link under Resources on the Law Library's main page, you will be taken directly to the Hofstra portal to log in, and then immediately to the law exam course page, without having to use an additional password. As long as you access the exams from the Law Library web page link, this will work from any location on or off campus. Remember that all past exams in the file are submitted on a voluntary basis and at the discretion of individual faculty.

Have you noticed something different when using one of your favorite databases, HeinOnline? The homepage has been redesigned. Simply click on the blue "Log in to HeinOnline" link in the upper right corner to be taken directly to the menu page to select the Law Journal or other HeinOnline library. Off campus, you will need to log in to the network using your name and Hofstra ID number to reach the homepage. More about the new page is here at the HeinOnline Blog.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Other Supreme Courts Around The World

The United States Supreme Court is always in the news, it seems. Sometimes, though, it is interesting to see what other Supreme Courts of the world are doing.

For instance, this news story mentions that the Supreme Court of South Korea recently upheld an appellate court decision that sentenced a defendant to a two-years’ suspended sentence for possessing instrumental music with song titles that praise neighboring enemy North Korea. Prosecutors charged the defendant with violating South Korea's National Security Act, which prohibits anyone from disseminating materials that promote North Korea.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dodd-Frank Legislative History Webpage

Two years ago we mentioned that the Legislative Sourcebook on the website of the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C. is a great source of compiled legislative histories (where someone has already compiled the legislative history documents, or at least a list of them, so that you don't have to). As part of the Sourcebook, the recently added an easy-to-use webpage for the legislative history of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act, with links to all of the relevant documents.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Library of Congress: Current Legal Topics

The Library of Congress' Current Legal Topics is a guide that provides legal commentary and recommended resources on issues and events with legal significance.
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