Saturday, February 23, 2013


If you've never thought that financial history could be fun, spend a few minutes with Echoes.  Echoes is Bloomberg's economic history blog. It digs (briefly and engagingly) into episodes and events in American and world history to find "reverberations" in our present-day economic scene and its challenges.  Recent posts, such as "How Did George Washington Feel About the National Debt?," "How Valentine's Day Created a Retailing Revolution," and "How the Patent Office Helped to End Slavery," and weekly features such as "This Week in the Great Depression" speak to the fascinating ways in which our economic past is still impacting our present and future.  Edited by Stephen Mihm, an associate professor of history at the University of Georgia, this blog brings a fresh approach to the wisdom of academics and authors in a package that everyone can enjoy.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cost effective research for New York: Research Life-Line Workshop series

Come to the second installment of our Research Life-Line Workshop Series - Cost effective research for NY - on Wednesday, March 6 12:10-1 in Room 206.

Find out how you can find what you need without breaking the bank by utilizing  free resources and knowing how to search Lexis and Westlaw cost effectively.

And there will be pizza and a surprise gift!  

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, February 21, 2013

Today In Legal History: Former U.S. Attorney General Convicted

On February 21, 1975, former U.S. Attorney General John N. Mitchell was convicted of various counts related to his role in the Watergate cover-up. Read more here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Proxy Server Issue

There is a problem with the proxy server which means that students and faculty may not be able to access law only databases from their laptops.  In addition, off-campus access to law only databases may not be available.  We are working to resolve the issue

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Honk! The App for Parking in the Big City

Anyone who has battled parking in a city, or enjoys the show Parking Wars, will appreciate the new app, HonkHonk (for the iPhone and iPad) will keep track of how much time you have left on your meter.

The app is simple to use and the savings could be HUGE.  Ask anyone in line at the Philadelphia Parking Authority impound lot...

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Article on Submitting Articles

Professors Allen Rostron and Nancy Levit (University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law) recently revised their article "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals."  The article provides information about submitting articles to law reviews and journals, including the methods for submitting an article, any special formatting requirements, contact information, the expedite process and more. They provide this information for 202 law reviews.  Click here to access the full article.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat