Saturday, May 11, 2013

That's What They Say

Communication, collaboration, networking--they're all about language.  The language we use today, whether we're texting, negotiating, or ordering food, is the focus of "That's What They Say", a new radio segment/blog on new American words, slang, and regional vocabulary.  Brought to you by Michigan Radio, part of the PBS network, "That's What They Say" is really a series of Sunday morning radio segments with Anne Curzan, a University of Michigan English professor, talking about current language trends.  Each post is linked to a podcast of the original broadcast.  For more in-depth posts about the language we use today and why we use it, check out "Lingua Franca," one of the free blogs of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where Professor Curzan is also a regular contributor.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Study Break: Things You Never Knew About Dung Beetles

For instance, that while they carry their precious burdens, they orient themselves using the Milky Way for navigation.

Whenever reviewing the nuances of the Rule Against Perpetuities and suchlike requires a study break, we recommend the BBC’s Science News page for many more such interesting stories, 

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

2013 Summer Hours

A reminder for those of you who will still be using our library after finals end - whether to study for the bar or just because you like it here - our hours will be changing on Wednesday, May 15th.  Tuesday, May 14th we will close at 8:00 P.M..

REGULAR HOURS - Wednesday, May 15 - Sunday, August 11
Monday - Thursday   8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Friday                      8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, Sunday    10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Monday, May 20       8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)          CLOSED       
Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)   CLOSED

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

For Graduating students - access to Lexis Advance, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law

For those graduating, here are the access policies for Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg Law:

Lexis Advance  - Graduating students can register for a new ID that will be provided via email in early July. This new ID will be active until December 31, 2013 for educational, bar review and job search purposes only.  This is not an extension of your law school ID – this is a new ID for which graduates (and graduating LLMs) must apply.   Students cannot use this ID for commercial purposes.  Lexis has emailed graduating students details on the program.  You can register at .

Westlaw - Graduates who extend their password get 5 hours for June and 5 hours for July.  To extend your password log into Westlaw and click on "Need Your Westlaw Password This Summer" (on the right).  You will have access to Westlaw's job searching databases until May 2014.

Bloomberg Law - You will have access for 6 months after graduation.  Go to Bloomberg Law registration to set up an account if you do not already have one.  Make sure to use your Hofstra email address.

As always, feel free to contact your favorite reference librarian at (516) 463-5908 if you have any questions.

Best of luck on all exams.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Online Resources: BNA Workplace Immigration Report

If you are looking for a publication that provides workplace immigration news, expert analysis, federal and state legislation and regulations, as well as immigration enforcement actions, try Workplace Immigration Report (BNA).  Dates of coverage are from October 22, 2007 to the present.

To access the Workplace Immigration Report:

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Click the "Labor and Employment Law" link
  • Scroll down to "Workplace Immigration Report (BNA)"

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