Friday, November 30, 2012

Blame it on the weather ???

I don't know about you, but I have been thinking a lot about the weather in the last month.  So, being a virtual cat (and at least during the hurricane, very happy I was not an outdoor cat), I went and investigated what of interest might be found online.  Sure enough, there are several sites worth checking.

National Hurricane Center -

 Of course, this is the first place I thought about after Hurricane Sandy.  Check out the Data archive for info on past hurricanes.

National Weather Servcie -
For an overview of weather information across the U.S.  You can also get more local.

Weather Underground -
Also useful for historical weather data.

This is not just idle "storm porn".  In litigation, you may need to check some weather facts and these sites can get you started.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jurist Features

Jurist Features offers periodic overviews of legal topics that are relevant to events that are currently in the news. See, for instance, this Jurist Feature on U.S. voting rights.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Helpful Tips During Exam Period

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

Study Guides:

Click here to access helpful study guides. Most current study guides are located in our Reserve collection and can be charged out for three hour periods.

Exam Archive:

Go to Hofstra Law School Library home page
In the middle column under "Resources," click “Exam Archive.”
You will be prompted to log in to the Hofstra University Portal using your Novell Username and Password.
Click on “OK”
Click the professor’s folder to access the exams.

Library Study Rooms:

Click here to access the Library’s study room policy.

Good luck on your exams!
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Lexis Case Law Games for Exam Preparation

Lexis recently released Case Law Game which is designed to help law students spot and analyze issues in preparation for exams. This free fun tool allows students to compete against their friends and compare scores against other law schools.  It includes games for 1L's, upper level courses as well as the bar exam.  Click here to play.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat