Friday, March 02, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I will share some of his wisdom, much of which has great relevance for law students and attorneys.

On logical reasoning:   "The storm starts, when the drops start dropping.  When the drops stop dropping then the storm starts stopping.”  

On education:  “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  

On civil rights:   “A person's a person, no matter how small.”  

On keeping perspective:  “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”  

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Economic Report of the President, 2012

The Economic Report of the President, 2012 is now available from the U.S. Government Printing Office. It is issued by the Executive Office of the President and the Council of Economic Advisers, and transmitted to the Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the Budget of the United States Government. The Economic Report of the President is available on FDsys.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New HeinOnline Training Guides

Nearly all law students use HeinOnline, but it's not always clear how to construct a search and use many of the features in the HeinOnline libraries.  The good news is that HeinOnline has some new, free and downloadable training guides, all available here. For search tips, a guide to the HeinOnline app for iPhone or iPad, the Quick Reference Guide to the HeinOnline Law Journal Library, and more, be sure to check out these brief, useful guides to more effective HeinOnline research.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Research Resources: Making of Modern Law (MOML) Legal Treatises 1800-1926

The Making of Modern Law is a fully searchable database that provides access to a historical collection of American and British legal treatises and other law-related works from the 19th to the early 20th century.

To access The Making of Modern Law:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "History/Legal History" link
  • Scroll down to "Making of Modern Law - Legal Treatises"

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, February 27, 2012

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online is a comprehensive resource of scholarly essays on every aspect of public international law.  New articles are added on a regular basis and older articles are updated.  Browse articles by subject or conduct a search either basic or advanced.

This is a wonderful resource for those who need a concise and scholarly explanation of public international law concepts.  Articles selected for publication within the Encyclopedia has been chosen to reflect not only the history of public international law, but also recent growth areas such as criminal law, human rights law, economic law, and environmental law.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

The 25 Greatest Television and Film Lawyers

In the spirit of the Academy Awards, the ABA Journal has compiled a list of the 25 greatest fictional lawyers in television and film. The journal compiled the list by surveying lawyers on their favorite picks. Some of the fictional lawyers include Charles W. Kingsfield Jr., The Paper Chase; Vincent "Vinny" Gambini, My Cousin Vinny; Henry Drummond, Inherit the Wind and more. See the complete article and list of the greatest fictional lawyers here.

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