Saturday, February 02, 2013

New to HeinOnline: Revised Statutes of Canada

A newly added HeinOnline collection is now available to Hofstra Law students and faculty.  The Revised Statutes of Canada includes complete coverage of all six revisions of the federal laws of Canada passed by the Canadian Parliament since 1867, when Canada became a federal state. The text of the six revisions (1886, 1906, 1927, 1952, 1970, and 1985) is from the official printed volumes.  The collection also includes amendments and Acts that have been passed since the last revision up until November 1991, as published in five Supplements to the 1985 Revision. Canadian laws passed since that time through 2011 can also be found on HeinOnline, in the Session Laws Library.  (Here, click on "All Titles," and under "Governmental Session Laws" select Canada.)  Conveniently, the Revised Statutes of Canada collection is also included within the Session Laws Library.  To access either of these collections, click on the HeinOnline link in the "Alphabetical List of HeinOnline Titles" line on this page of the Law Library website, and locate them under "Subscribed Libraries."    

The Revised Statutes and the Canadian session laws on HeinOnline are wonderful resources for both legal research and source gathering assignments.  All content is from official government publications in PDF.    

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, February 01, 2013

Research Life-Line Workshop Series: Mobile Apps and Google Scholar

The  Library will kick-off its Research Life-Line Workshop Series with Mobile Apps & Google Scholar:making them work for you on Monday February 11, 12:10-1pm in Room 205.

Come for an informative discussion of productivity, litigation and security apps, a demo of a typical litigator's iPad and some recommended tablet accessories for lawyers on the go.  Also you will learn about the pros and cons of Google Scholar as a legal research tool and get a brief overview of Advanced Scholar searching.

All of this and pizza too!!  And a suprise gift!!!   How could you miss it??

Please see the  complete schedule of the Research Life Line Workshop Series  for details on how to sign up and reserve your seat.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Immigration Reform In The Air

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announced their proposal for immigration reform. For a brief account of the proposal, including a link to the framework text, click here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

America's Economy : Census Bureau’s Mobile Application

The Census Bureau’s mobile application, "America's Economy," provides updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators, trends, along with a schedule of upcoming announcements. The app, which is currently available for Android mobile device users, combines statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Check out the app "for four key Census Bureau economic indicators: New Residential Sales for December 2012; Advance Report on Durable Goods – Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, and Orders for December 2012; Housing Vacancies for the fourth quarter of 2012; and Construction Spending for December 2012 (Feb. 1). In addition, the Commerce Department will release two indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis: Gross Domestic Product for the fourth quarter of 2012 (Jan. 30) and Personal Income and Outlays for December 2012 (Jan. 31). The Bureau of Labor Statistics will also release an indicator, The Employment Situation for December 2012 (Feb. 1)." 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

From Star Wars to Planet Earth: Tech We Want and Some We Already Have

Mashable's list of 10 Star Wars Technologies We Actually Want is a lot of fun to read.  First, it is just fun.  But second, the number of things we think of as "Star Wars Tech" are actually happening right now. 

Do you want to wield a lightsaber?  You can head to medical school to get your hands on a smaller, less fun, version. 

And Luke's Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru had a farm that harvested moisture on Tatooine.  Now "a researcher at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne clearly had the same idea; he developed his own vaporator system that could be used to irrigate plants in the harshest deserts on Earth. By lowering the temperature of moisture-rich air, his simple system collects condensation and creates water."  No word as to whether any Jedi are also on the premises.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Monday, January 28, 2013

Writing a Paper this Semester?

If you are writing a paper this semester, remember the Library Guide "Paper Writing Resources".  Here you will find tips on selecting a topic; finding legal articles; finding non-legal articles; and more.

Also meet with a reference librarian to talk about your paper topic and resources.  We are here to help you! 

Start now and plan your research so that you have the materials you need for a good scholarly article.  Take advantage of the assistance and resources available to you as one of our students. 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Research Resources: Health Care Fraud Report (BNA)

If you are interested in a report that provides health care fraud related enforcement actions, policy and law, federal and state regulations, take a look at BNA's Health Care Fraud Report. The Report provides a broad coverage of health care fraud and abuse issues in Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance industry and more. Coverage begins from 1/15/1997 to present.

To access the  Health Care Fraud Report  (BNA):

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Health Law/Medicine" link
  • Scroll down to "Health Care Fraud Report (BNA)"

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat