Thursday, June 13, 2013

Unusual U.S. Government Publications, Part Three: Do You Know Oatmeal?

According to United States Food Leaflet No. 6, "you know [oatmeal] is a good breakfast food, but it is even better fixed up for dinner or supper". Learn more here (links to see the other sides of the pamphlet are available on the left side of the Web page).

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

25 Greatest Fictional Lawyers

A few years ago, the ABA Journal published an article highlighting the 25 greatest legal movies. The journal compiled the list by asking 12 prominent lawyers who teach film or are con­nected to the business to choose which movies represent the world of lawyers and the law.  Now, they compiled a list of the 25 Greatest Fictional Lawyers. The list includes Frank Galvin, The Verdict, Hans Rolfe, Judgment at Nuremberg, Charles W. Kingsfield Jr., The Paper Chase, Jack McCoy, Law & Order and more.  Many of the movies and television shows from the list are
included in the Library's Feature Films Collection.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vine Around the World

For a study breatk, take a look at Vine video snippets from around the world, such as Spain and Italy, here.

If you missed it, Vine is a new app for sharing short video that has become increasingly popular.  So if you see something with a Vine logo, click it and watch. 

Check out Vine here.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

World Database of Happiness

The World Database of Happiness is an archive of research findings on subjective enjoyment of life .
It brings together findings that are scattered throughout many studies and provides a basis for synthetic work.

How does one define happiness and how is it measured?
What goes together with happiness?
Correlational findings on happiness can be compared across nations.
The trends for quality of life in different nations.
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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Research Resources: Toxics Law Reporter (BNA)

If you are interested in a weekly reporter that provides notification of toxic tort, hazardous waste, and related insurance litigation, from filings to final decisions, try the Toxics Law Reporter. Dates of coverage are from January 24, 1996 to the present.

To access the Toxics Law Reporter (BNA):

  • Go to the Library's home page, click "Online Resources"
  • Then, click "Environmental Law" link
  • Scroll down, click the "Toxics Law Reporter(BNA)" link
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